First United Methodist Church of Orlando

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First United Methodist Church of Orlando is a church located in Downtown Orlando. Founded in 1882, First United Methodist Church has been a presence in Central Florida for over 125 years.[1] The church has helped found many non-profit and charitable organizations, including the Coalition for the Homeless [2][3] and IDignity.[4][5]

After a sale of property to the City of Orlando and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, First United Methodist Church of Orlando undertook a multi-million-dollar building project that revitalized its campus and changed the look of downtown.[6][7] The new ministry building for First United Methodist Church of Orlando opened in September 2011 and held a special dedication on October 2, 2011.[8]

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  1. ^ First United Methodist Church of Orlando, "Our History", "firstchurchorlando.org"
  2. ^ Coalition for the Homeless, "Fact Sheet", "centralfloridahomeless.org"
  3. ^ Orlando Sentinel Archive, "Methodists to take in homeless", 5/9/1986, "orlandosentinel.org"
  4. ^ City of Orlando, "Press Release" "cityoforlando.net"
  5. ^ IDignity, "Supporters" "idignity.org"
  6. ^ Orlando Sentinel, "Orlando church agrees to $28.35 million deal that clears way for performing arts center", 2007-12-05, "orlandosentinel.org"
  7. ^ Orlando Sentinel, "Change to arts center deal nets church $2 million", 1/24/2011, "orlandosentinel.org"
  8. ^ First United Methodist Church of Orlando, "Dedication Sunday", 10/2/2011, "firstchurchorlando.org"

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