First United Methodist Church Family Life Center

The First United Methodist Church of Arlington has been a cornerstone of the community since the city of Arlington was officially recognized in the late 1870’s. Although devastated by fire several times, the congregation has built and rebuilt their church.


One of the latest additions is the Family Life Center, which was constructed by FJW Construction. The 70,400 SF facilities consisted of a gymnasium, elevated jogging track, performance center, locker/shower room, commercial kitchen, classrooms, and administrative offices. After completion of the Family Life Center, the FJW team remodeled an additional 10,000 SF to allow for a new multilevel choir room, installed a new elevator, and renovated existing classroom and office areas.


New parking spaces, landscaping, and approaches were added to facilitate access to the new addition. The style of the building and the building materials were specifically selected to allow the new addition to closely resemble the existing church.