600 W. Ianthe St. tavares, Fl                  



same great message at                                   

all 3 Services!                             352.343.2761

Traditional Service (Sanctuary):  8:30 & 11:00 am

Contemporary Service (UM Activity Ctr):  9:45 am


So why not share the joy of your smiling faces on popular gifts this Christmas Season, and. . .BONUS. . .give back to the church while doing so when you order through our exclusive FUMC Tavares Shutterfly Storefront 

The key is entering through our FUMC Tavares Shutterfly Storefront  When you do...our church receives an 8% commission off of every sale. It even has a meter that shows how well we are doing with our fundraiser. The folks ordering pictures in November will receive a $30 Shutterfly coupon. The sales can be for anything on Shutterfly and you may use any images - your are NOT limited to just your Church Directory photos. It is truly a WIN-WIN scenario!


Mark Your Calendar!


  • Missed the  Lifetouch Directory photo session? Not to worry - more dates coming in Feb.2020!

  • Tues. Nov. 26th, 2019: Decorate Worship Centers 

  • Nov. 28th and Nov 29th: Happy Thanksgiving - OFFICE IS CLOSED Thursday and Friday

  • Thur. December 5, 2019: Children's Christmas Concert

  • Sun. Dec. 8th, 2019: Church Council

  • Sun. Dec. 8th, 2019: Generation of Sound Concert

  • Tues. Dec. 10th, 2019: Family Dinner - for more information and make reservations please call the church office 352.343.2761

  • Sun. Dec. 15th, 2019: Christmas Cantata - 2 performances only, in the main sanctuary 8:30AM and 11:00AM 


                                 9:45 AM - C&F Director Pam Post

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Serving the Community 

We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation

(one on one care-given by trained and caring people) 

If you or someone you know is hurting and needs high-quality,

confidential, Christ-centered, one-on-one care, please contact

Pastor Mike, Debbi Love, Carrol Murphy, or Becky Williams


Feeding the Hungry

Our Good Shepherd Food Pantry, which is located adjacent to our main building at 510 W. Ianthe Street,  serves new Tavares families, the homeless, and emergency needs each Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12noon, and monthly distributions on 1st & 3rd Fridays. (10am-12pm)

Comforting the Broken

If you are dealing with grief on any level, from any circumstance, we invite you to consider joining our Grief Share Group. Gather with others who are hurting in the same way to find help and hope. For more information call our church office at 352.343.2761

God Is Reaching & Teaching Children, Youth, Families, & Seniors
of Our Community and Around the World

BECAUSE OF THIS CHURCH Jesus allows us to help nurture and meet the needs of the people in our awesome community.

BECAUSE OF THIS CHURCH the people of our community have the freedom to explore new horizons, make new friends, pray for others and receive prayer, experience love and compassion, ask the questions about God that have been keeping them awake at night, and most importantly begin - build - and grow their relationship with Jesus (no matter their age).


BECAUSE OF THIS CHURCH we have been able to develop an after school program, JAM. This  program is one way kids are hearing the Gospel, praising and worshiping God, being creative, playing outside, and getting help with their homework. Stemming from the JAM program are our FX Family Dinners that bring people of all ages and walks of life together over food, fun, and fellowship. And our youth have a safe place to gather and share life. 

BECAUSE OF THIS CHURCH you have a friend in Jesus, and can discover how you can secure your eternity in heaven.


Traditional Service - Sunday 

8:30 AM & 11:00 AM


In our main Sanctuary, we hold our traditional service. This is an hour full of hymns, prayer, scripture reading, and a gospel message from our Senior Pastor, Mike Briggs. 

After service, join us for fellowship, coffee & snacks, in the gathering area.


The Nursery is open during service for infants to 5 years, and Adult Sunday School follows immediately after worship. 

Contemporary Service - Sunday

9:45 AM


If contemporary is more your style of worship, we invite you to our “UMAC” facility, which stands for United Methodist Activity Center.

Before service, you can partake in a breakfast buffet (provided by attendees) and a cup of coffee, while enjoying fellowship with others.  Then, we join to sing along with praise choruses, and worship together, as Pastor Mike Briggs shares his message for the week.

We also offer an infant/preschool Nursery, and Sunday School classes  for Kindergarten-5th grades & Middle & High School Youth, during this service.

If you missed last week's sermon, or would like to listen to a previous sermon, click here.

600 West Ianthe Street, Tavares, FL. 32778

Mailing: P. O. Box 1086

Church Email:
Phone: (352) 343-2761  Fax: (352) 742-3270

Activity Center / Bargain Box: (352) 742-7275

Children's Enrichment Center: (352) 343-8944

CEC Email: 

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