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How To Find Us

First Church is located at 5200 Fannin at Southmore, in Houston's museum district. If you need assistance beyond the directions provided below, please call the church office at (713) 526-5200, or email us at church@firstuu.org.

Directions to the Church

From U.S. 59 (Southwest Freeway) southbound
Take the Fannin Street exit and continue south on Fannin. The church will be on your right at 5200 Fannin.

From U.S. 59 (Southwest Freeway) northbound
After passing the Greenbriar/Shepherd exit, stay in the right lane that is an exit only lane for Main Street. Exit and go straight past Main and turn right on Fannin. Continue south on Fannin and the church is on the right at 5200 Fannin.

From Texas 288 (South Freeway) northbound
Take the Southmore exit. Turn left onto Southmore and proceed approximately 1 mile to the intersection of Southmore and Fannin.

From the Museum of Fine Arts or the Medical Center
Go north on Main Street. Turn right on Southmore. The church is on your right.

From I-45 (Gulf Freeway)
Take exit 46B.
(If you are heading northbound from points south, the exit will appear on your left.) This exit will put you on 288/59. As soon as you exit I-45, move to the rightmost lane. You will have approximately one mile to move onto HWY 59. Once on 59, again move to the rightmost lane, and, as an additional lane opens up on your right, move into that one and take the very next exit, which is Fannin. This exit will route you beneath 59. It's roughly half a mile to the church, on the right hand side at Southmore.
There are alot of lane changes but traffic is relatively light on Sunday mornings and it's usually not difficult to move over.


You may park in the following areas:

  • In the Whitney Bank parking lot north of the church after 5 PM on weekdays and all day Saturdays and Sundays (please do not park in the three spaces in front of the night deposit box at any time)
  • In the Mann Eye Clinic lot north of the bank
  • In the building lot west of the church after 5 PM on weekdays and all day Saturdays and Sundays
  • In the gravel lot across Fannin, diagonally from the church

Public Transportation

MetroRail (light rail train)
From either the southbound Fannin train or the northbound San Jacinto train, exit at the Museum District stop just south of Binz. The church is four (4) blocks north of Binz on Fannin at Southmore. Alternatively exit at the Wheeler stop. The church is seven (7) blocks south of the Wheeler stop.

Metro bus routes on Main north and southbound (exit at Southmore Street):

  •  1 Hospital
  •  2 Bellaire
  •  4 Beechnut/Jensen
  •  8 Main
  • 15 Fulton/Hiram Clarke Ltd.
  • 65 Bissonnet/Yale

See Metro's schedules and maps for more information about MetroRail and bus routes listed above. This information is available from their website at www.hou-metro.harris.tx.us.

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Updated: September 21, 2009