Who We Are

You may wonder that we are over 100 years old--a mere child when compared with other great churches across the land

And a mere baby compared with the historical cathedrals of Europe.

the city in which we serve---Miami, Florida---is no older.

Miami First United Methodist Church is who we are.

This site is the creation of a member who joined that church over 50 years ago, and, of course, the pastor at the time, Emilio Chaviano. Emilio Chaviano retired and the new pastor is Dr. Cynthia Dee Weems. She has given this site her full support.

Church Background and Site Development

Miami First United Methodist Church is a union of two great downtown churches--Trinity Methodist Church and White Temple Methodist Church.

You will find us in downtown Miami at 400 Biscayne Boulevard, right cross from Bay Side Mall and American Airlines Arena.

The Reverends Larry Winebrenner and Emilio Chaviano dreamed up this site for Bible study. It happened when Larry began teaching an immensely popular Bible course.

What do you think of Revelation? The material in the course is about the book of Revelation. The course uses a text that sees Revelation as a statement of God's mercy and God's love rather than a proclamation of horror and terror.

Class members responded warmly to this examination and emphasis. That success motivated plans for other Bible study courses.

All the courses will be provided free to the public. A workbook for the study of Revelation was produced and placed online in the lessons.

Plans for future free workbooks for other lesson series are now in progress.

Contact Information

Contact information is provided below for anyone who has questions or comments. Thank you for visiting.

Drop in for a visit the next time you are in Miami.

Wednesday Prayer Session: 4:00 p.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday evening meal
and fellowship 5:30 p.m.

Sunday Morning Worship: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Church School
[adult and children] 9:30 a.m.

Church website:

Church Email address:

Office Phone: 305-371-4706

Church Address:
400 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, Florida 33132

Bible Study Email: