First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey

Church History

DID YOU KNOW the First Methodist church had its beginnings in 1913 or 1914 on the banks of the Pithlachascotee River?
DID YOU KNOW work began on the church building February  27,1915?  You can see the cornerstone that was set at the entrance of this church today.
DID YOU KNOW at this time this was the only church in town and almost everyone attended regardless of their denomination?
DID YOU KNOW our church took part in the first Easter Sunrise Service in New Port Richey, April 27, 1928 at 5:15 am?  We still have Sunrise Service with other congregation.  
DID YOU KNOW that our annual Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival serve hundreds of persons each year?
DID YOU KNOW in 1940, the Elfers Methodist Church and the New Port Richey Methodist Church merged?  The Elfers congregation transferred their membership to our church and we became First United Methodist Church.
DID YOU KNOW that Wee Wisdom Pre-school, served the community for fifty years?
DID YOU KNOW that due to the growth of the community.  The congregation moved into our present sanctuary in 1964.
DID YOU KNOW that we continue to serve our neighborhood with volunteers at Richey Elementary? We also sponsor Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops along with running a Food Pantry and a community wide Youth Ministry.
February 2014 99th Anniversary.