• New Horse Barn at Madison Youth Ranch
  • New Horse Barn at Madison Youth Ranch
  • Maultsby Cottage at Madison Youth Ranch
  • MYR Outdoor Worship Chapel
  • Horse Pasture at MYR
  • Barksdale House MYR Admin
  • 2015 Group going n Mountain Top Mission this summer
  • Madison FUMC Hosting Luncheon for FSU Med students who came over to see our New Madison Memorial Hospital
  • Madison FUMC Hosting Luncheon for FSU Med students who came over to see our New Madison Memorial Hospital
  • Rev. Bob welcoming FSU Med students to Madison and giving the Blessing over the meal
  • Jim Sale and Ben Harris, both members of FUMC and Trustees of MCMH
  • Plaque Honoring John and Bunny Maultsby for their Generous Contribution to Children
  • Madison Youth Ranch Front Gate
  • Holy Land 2015 at The Wailing Wall
  • Bob at Poco overlooking The Holy City
  • Childrens Church 2.9.14
  • Mike Moore giving Church Serman
  • Altar on Easter Sunday
  • Fresh Flower Cross on Easter Sunday
  • Wonderful Wednesday Children at Sunday, Jan. 27th service
  • Childrens Church
  • Altar decoration: Depiction of Gabrial appearing to Mary
  • Our Church Altar
  • Current Helping Ministries
  • Workers helping put new roof on a needy owners home
  • Our Alpha Singers and Our Childrens Choir
  • The Ark Singers from the Ukraine



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 You can now watch both services live on Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00 am EST by video streaming. 

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Are you looking for a Church Home?

Welcome to God's House! The First United Methodist Church might be the place you're looking for. We already love you in Christ and wish to know you in a personal relationship. As members of First United Methodist Church of Madison, Florida, we would count it a privilege to welcome you into this community of faith. If you wish to explore membership, please tell any of our members, or contact Bob Laidlaw or the church office at (850) 973-6295.

If you are considering relocating to our area, we would love to have you be our guest for Sunday School and worship.

When you visit our church, you will find:

A caring congregation that will welcome you
Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age
A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship

In His Care,
 Pastor Bob Laidlaw

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Mission Statement:

The purpose of Madison First United Methodist Church is to make
Disciples ofJesus Christ who make Disciples of Jesus Christ. We
exist to help people meet Jesus, know Jesus, and serve Jesus.

Vision Statement:
Madison First United Methodist Church fulfills the need for a safe place
to consider and respond to the Gospel Message. We insure that all those
we encounter experience the warm and helpful support they need as they
walk life's journey. We commit ourselves to living the Biblical model of
the church.

Stance: The convictional stance of the congregation, theology, prejudices if any, spiritual life:

We stand on the following values:
We obey the Great Commandment by loving God first, then loving each other after the example of Christ's love for us. (Matthew 22: 37-39).

We fulfill the Great Commission as we make disciples, baptizing them and helping them grow in obedience to Christ. (Matthew 28: 19-20).

We are convinced that what matters to God also matters to us. We believe that no Church can stand still. Its relationship with God is a journey that must move forward or die. We follow the example of Jesus, serving people as we promote justice and fulfill their physical and spiritual needs. We stand firmly on our heritage as United Methodist which is grounded in the primacy of Scripture as informed by Christian tradition, enlivened in experience, and tested by reason. Christ centered worship, prayer, giving, and service represent natural responses to a meaningful relationship with our living Savior.


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Contact Us

First United Methodist Church of Madison, FL
348 SW Rutledge St.
P. O. Box 294
Madison, Florida 32341
Map  •   Directions
Phone 850-973-6295
Fax 850-973-3689

Regular Schedule

  • 8:30 AM Early Service
  • 11 AM Service


  • Weekly Announcements

    WELCOME HOME:  We welcome a special “Madison” gentleman to our pulpit today. Rev. Dr. Wayne D. Wiatt, the Director of the Office of Clergy Excellence is our guest preacher!!


    FLOWERS TODAY:  The flowers today are given to the glory and honor of our Lord and in loving memory of Harold “HotShot” Platt by his family on the second year anniversary of his death on August 31st.


    “WAR ROOM” MOVIE:  The youth (and congregation) are invited to go to the movie “War Room” in Valdosta, GA this afternoon, August 30th.  The bus will depart at 3 PM and return around 7:15 PM. The cost is $8.00 for the movie and you will need extra money for snacks. On September 6th “Labor Day Sunday” the youth will meet at 6 PM for snacks and drinks and have a program with the K-9 unit from the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.


    CHOIR ROOM & UPPER HALL:  The choir room and upper hall will be reorganized this fall.  Both will still house music and other materials.  In order to save some money, the following items would be especially helpful:  small/medium desk, two side chairs,   2x4x8 boards and cinder blocks for simple shelving.  Please contact Mary Helen or Lynn if you have anything to donate. 


    NEW STUDY FOR WOMEN ON WEDNESDAYS: "One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. We constantly strive to complete the limitless to-do lists that hinder us from experiencing all that God has for us. We miss the moments because we rush ahead to the next thing. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God's greatest gifts. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God." Priscilla Shirer. If you're ready to BREATHE, come Wednesday, September 2 from 5:00-6:30 PM for this 6 session journey through the scriptures that will help us enjoy life as God intended.  Reserve a book by contacting Kim Borgert at 464-1154. Moms with children 3 years old through 5th grade, Wonderful Wednesday also starts Sept. 2. 

    SPECIAL PRAYERS: Jimmy and Hilda Dixon’s daughter, son-in-law and seven children will be a part of a team going to Ozd, Mures, Romania from September 4-13. They will be ministering and working with the Ferguson family who are a missionary family there. Please keep them in your prayers during this mission trip.


    GOING TO CUBA:  A group will leave September 16 for a week in Cuba. If you wish to send letters or funds, please contact Edward Denham. He will need to have everything in hand by September 12. Also, he is looking for a working laptop to be used by the church in Aguada for projecting church services when the crowds overflow the sanctuary.    Edward Denham, 930 Alachua Avenue Tallahassee, Florida 32308 (850)577-1412 etjsdenham@gmail.com


    LAY SERVANT COURSE: Courses are offered September 18th 5--9 PM & September 19th 8:30 AM--4 PM in Crawfordville UMC, 176 Ochlockonee Street. The cost for materials, books, lunch & snacks is $35.00. Contact Erin Thompson, erinkthompson@yahoo.com for Basic Class, Dee Allen, dallen316@comcast.net for Prayer & Commitment, and Patty Daniels, pastorpattydaniels@gmail.com for Living Our Beliefs, Methodist beliefs & foundation.


    YOUR SPECIAL $1.00:  Please remember to bring your $1.00 and a nonperishable food item to the altar each week to help those in need. We have $1,594 in this account. Yes, your $1.00 and canned goods count!! There are many needs in this county.


    Stewardship Report

    as of

                    August 28, 2015                           


        Monthly Budget: $34,000            

        Income: $28,783                                      

        Expenses: --$24,672                               

        Net Monthly Income: $4,112            

        Year to Date: --$40,289                              






    ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHURCH HOME? Welcome to God’s House! The First United Methodist Church might be the place you’re looking for. We already love you in Christ and wish to know you in a personal relationship. As members of First United Methodist Church of Madison, Florida, we would count it a privilege to welcome you into this community of faith.  If you wish to explore membership, please tell any of our members or contact Pastor Bob or the church office at 973-6295.








  • Are You Looking For Church Home?

    Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.


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  • CD's and DVD's

    Our church offers CDs and DVDs of the weekly church service. If you would like one, you can see Krystal before or after the service and she can make you a copy. If you would like to give a donation toward this ministry, please put CD or DVD in the memo of your check and place it in the offering plate.

    The brown bag ministry is an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries. The brown bags are filled with nonperishable food items and are given to senior citizens who need assistance on the fourth week of each month. If you would like to help with this loving ministry, bring nonperishable food items each month and place in the special basket in the Fellowship Hall or give them to Florida Smith.
    The Thrift Shop on Pinckney Street needs volunteers to help on Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM or any time that you can help out. This doesn’t have to be each Saturday, but whenever you are available. Please let Sue Hunter know if you are willing to help. The Thrift Shop number is 973-2295.

    The church still has some special t-shirts for First United Methodist Church. The prices are $25.00 for the collared shirts. The purpose of this ministry is to let the community know who we are and to have a chance to share our faith with them. Please come by the church office to purchase a shirt.

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