Your First Visit to Memorial

Memorial United Methodist Church is a grace-filled environment where all people are welcome. We believe that every person has value and understand that everyone’s faith journey is unique.

You do not have to be good enough, dressed well-enough, successful enough, educated enough, Methodist enough or even be sure about your beliefs. Memorial is God’s house and we are all part of God’s family. Everyone is welcome to our services and everyone, of any age, is welcome at the Communion Table.

Radical Hospitality

Hebrews 13:2 Don’t neglect to open up your homes to guests, because by doing this some have been hosts to angels without knowing it.

1 Peter 4:8-10Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.

Memorial United Methodist Church is not our house, it is God’s house and everyone is welcome. We are honored to have visitors worship with us and strive to make everyone feel welcome and at home.
 Radical Hospitality” is not just a phrase we use to define this welcoming atmosphere; it is how we all try to live our lives. Even when we are not in our church building, we are welcoming people into God’s Kingdom. Radical Hospitality is living out Jesus’ charge to love our neighbor as ourselves. And, by doing that, we become the hands and feet of Christ on Earth.
When you are on our campus, look for our greeters and ushers.  These are members of our church who are always available to help guests and answer questions about our church. 

Directions and Parking

Memorial United Methodist Church is located on Centre Street, in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, between North 6th and 7th Streets. The Church offices are located in the Partin Center (the white, Victorian house next to the Sanctuary). Maxwell Hall is located behind Sanctuary off 6th Street.

Parking for Memorial is available around the church on Centre Streets and on many of our side streets, including 6th and 7th Streets. Spaces closest to the nursery are located behind Maxwell Hall in our lot and along Alachua Street behind the church. On Sundays, the parking lot of the bank located on the corner of 8th Street and Centre can also be used for parking for Memorial.