Our Worship Schedule:

9:00AM--Faith Groups

10:30 AM--Worship Service

Noon--Hispanic Service
Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Welcome to Riverview First 
United Methodist Church

We are delighted that you have found the website for Riverview First United Methodist Church in Riverview, Florida--RUMC for short. We are a congregation with deep roots in Florida history and the Methodist movement. Our church began in 1846 not far from where it is located today.

We invite you come visit us this Sunday morning when we worship together Our Awesome God!  At RUMC, we have a place just for you. As a congregation, we dedicate ourselves to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Riverview and beyond, by living out our faith, and by the sincere and practical acts of Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Discipling, “Salty” Service, and Extravagant Generosity.

It takes all God’s people to do God’s work! Won’t you join us?
You Are Welcome at RUMC!

We invite you to participate with us in our weekly worship celebration. You have the opportunity to join a group of committed Christians who desire to have a deeper and growing relationship with Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe that nothing will bring you more joy, peace, hope, challenge and meaning than the journey of faithful living that God intends for us.

It’s all right that you don’t have it all figured out yet—we are still working on it as well. We are all at different places along this awesome journey. We are here to help and encourage one another as we travel together. Friend, there is place here for you at Riverview First United Methodist Church (RUMC). It is a place of “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors”.

In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Merritt

How to Encounter Jesus Christ and 
Experience Him Today:

  • Know that God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.  (John 3:16-17)
  • Admit that you are a sinner.  (Romans 3:23)
  • Believe that Jesus died for your sins.  (Romans 5:12)
  • Confess your sins and receive forgiveness.  (1 John 1:9)
  • Decide to turn from your sin and turn to God.  (Acts 3:19)
  • Experience salvation by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, Lord and Friend.  (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • Follow Jesus daily and live for Him.  (Luke 9:23)

If you want to make this Wonderful and Life-Changing choice right now, then pray a prayer similar to the following;

“Dear God, I know that I’m a sinner.  I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins.  I’m sorry for my sins, and I accept your offer of forgiveness.  I ask that you come into my heart, Jesus, as personal Savior, Lord and Friend.  Thank you for what you have done for me, and help me to follow you faithfully for the rest of my life.  Amen”

If you have just prayed this prayer—Congratulations!  You are now a member of the family of God.  Please share what you have done with a Christian friend or Pastor as soon as possible, and become involved with a Bible believing church family, where you can grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

Please feel free to call upon us at Riverview First United Methodist Church at (813) 677-5995 if we can help you in any way.

God’s Blessings and Peace