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Fleming Island UMC is a place where you can Love God, Love Others and Share Jesus. Our mission is to be a relevant, vibrant, growing church that seeks and shares God's love with the community.
I'm am so glad you stopped by to learn more about us! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. –Pastor Faith

Meet the team.

Faith Parry

Lead Pastor
Faith became the pastor at Fleming Island in June of 2022. She was raised in Auburn, AL but has called Florida home since high school. Her husband AJ is in the Army National Guard they have 1 daughter.

Valerie Coppage

Office Admin & VBS Coordinator
Valerie has been a part of our church almost since the beginning. She's now raising her grandbaby within our congregation. No matter what you need...Valerie is a great place to start!

Julie Wade

Interim Worship Minister
Julie has been a part of our church since 2003, raising her kids with us and using her wide variety of gifts to serve the church. She has a strong heart for ministry and loves worship.

Katie Strickland

Children & Youth Minister
Katie is a product of Fleming Island. She was raised in our church and is now back to serve in ministry here. She has 2 beautiful children, a dog, and chickens. She'd tell you that her life is never dull.

What To Expect on Sunday

  • Some arriving early to get the best seats and others arriving during the second song
  • People dressed however the feel comfortable, from shorts & flip flops to khakis & a polo
  • Light refreshments before and after service, including coffee and pastries
  • Nursery provided for Birth through VPK with background checked adults and CPR certification
  • A mix of traditional worship elements (responsive readings) and modern music
  • Scripture reading and teaching for adults and children's
  • Communion weekly open to everyone as a sign of God's unending grace

Ways to Worship

  • In Person at 9:30am – 7170 Highway 17, Flening Island, FL 32003 – Our worship center is the last building on our property, with the covered drop off (note we share a driveway with Sacred Heart Catholic Church. They are on the left, and we are on the right)
  • Online Live at 9:30am Eastern Time or Recorded any Time Later – We stream and record our service to the following platforms:
Listen to our most sung worship songs on Spotify and Apple Music. See what's expected in worship this week by clicking here.

Who We Are

Fleming Island UMC is a place where everyone can be themselves without judgment. Our church creates a welcoming environment that encourages people to engage in worship, friendships, spiritual growth, and service.

Our worship service is a mix of modern music and liturgical prayers. From our beginning, communion has been the heart of our worship because we believe it's where God sees and accepts us fully. Therefore, we worship through communion every Sunday. Most people dress casually but welcome people to dress how they feel comfortable. See more about who we are below.

Our church family is diverse and welcomes all people, regardless of background, economic status, race, or orientation.

What We Believe

What is a United Methodist?

A Christian who is part of a global denomination called The United Methodist Church. The organizational structure is often described as “the connection.” When you participate in a UM congregation, you make an impact worldwide.

What do you do at your church services?

You can expect readings from the Bible, preaching, singing, and Holy Communion (Lord’s Supper, Eucharist). UM believe that Christ hosts Holy Communion so all are welcome to participate. It is not for members only!

What does a United Methodist believe?

Believe in actualizing their faith in the community — actions speak louder than words. They live by 3 simple rules: “Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God.” Some beliefs we share with other Christians are the Trinity (God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and Jesus’ birth, death, and Resurrection.

Do United Methodists have something like a pope?

No pope, no central office, and no archbishop. UM have a structure that, in some ways, parallels that of the U.S. government. The church has a General Conference, its legislative branch; a Council of Bishops, somewhat like an executive branch; and a nine-member Judicial Council, the judicial branch.

Do you do missionary work? What kind?

UM serve the world, showing Christ’s love through tangible means. From sustainable water systems, to health care, micro-lending, advocacy, and helping eliminate malaria deaths, UM have many ways for people to live out their faith in the community. Many UM are active in both local missions and global efforts.

What do you do with financial donations?

When you give to a local UM congregation, you support ministries worldwide. While the largest percentage of your gift supports local church ministries, a portion goes beyond the community to make a difference worldwide.