Location & Parking

First United Methodist Church is located in historic downtown Charlottesville, VA, 2 blocks north of the downtown mall and across Jefferson St. from Lee Park. The white marble steps visible from Lee Park side lead into the main sanctuary.

Visitors are invited to park in the lot reached from 2nd Street (between High St. and Jefferson St.). Handicapped parking spaces are available in this lot. Entering the church from this parking lot and through the door on the left side of the portico takes you to the Welcome Center whre you can find the Sanctuary, the Chapel, and the Fellowship Hall where Sunday services are held. The door on the right side of the portico opens to an elevator. There is a wheelchair located inside this entrance if needed.

  • Take elevator to G for preschool Children's classrooms and Fellowship Hall.
  • Take elevator to 2nd floor for Chapel and Sanctuary (11:00 a.m. service).
  • Take elevator to 3rd floor for most Sunday School classrooms

There are several parking lots available for Sunday morning parking, each within a short walk of the church. See map for specific locations.