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First United Methodist Church
Connersville, Indiana


"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"

729 Central Avenue
Connersville, IN 47331
(765) 825-8506

Pastor: Rev. Curtis Hurley

Office Hours: Week of March 1, 2015
Open 10-3: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Closed Thursday,
March 5, 2015

Office Hours: Week of March 8, 2015
Open 10-3: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Closed Thursday, March 12, 2015

        










What’s New on Our Web Site

Upcoming Events/News

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
PLANNING MEETING

Saturday, March 7, 10:30 a.m.
Central Christian Church
Anyone wishing to be on the VBS Committee, please let Ava or Bonnie know.

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME!!!
Sunday, March 8, 2 a.m.
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed next Saturday night (March 7). (The first real sign of spring! Hooray!)

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SECOND SUNDAY GIVING
for the month of
MARCH 2015
Please bring your donation of
BABY GOODS
to the mission table in the back
of the sanctuary for
THE HOPE CENTER

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COUNTY UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES
LENTEN SERVICE

Sunday, March 8
Refreshments at 5:30 p.m.
Service at
6:30 p.m.
Eastside UMC

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COUNTY UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES
LENTEN SERVICE

Sunday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Grace UMC

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COUNTY UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES
LENTEN SERVICE

Sunday, March 22, 6:30 p.m.
Alquina UMC

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UMW LENTEN BREAKFAST
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m.
Eastside Methodist Church
All ladies are invited

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COUNTY UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES
LENTEN SERVICE

Sunday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.
Orange UMC

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UMW RETREAT
Friday 7 p.m.–Saturday 2:30 p.m.
April 17–18
(Registration Deadline: April 5)
Spiritual Growth Retreat
Don Hall’s Guesthouse
1313 W. Washington Center Rd.
Ft. Wayne, Indiana

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Join sisters in Christ and Pastor Corrine Boroff-Stucker as the “Shake Our Sillies Out” and listen to what God has for us.
Friday night: Be Still and Know
Saturday a.m.: Knowing and NO-ing
Saturday p.m.: Stand Still and See

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PACK AWAY HUNGER REPORT
To view photographs from the event, click here.
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Over 700 volunteers from 27 churches, 13 FFA chapters, various community organizations, and employees and members of Harvest Land Co-op packed 160,488 meals for the fourth annual Pack Away Hunger event.
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They will be distributed to Gleaners, Midwest Food Bank, and 11 other centers, plus Mission Guatemala, whose founder and director is Rev. Tom Heaton of Indiana Conference The United Methodist Church.

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COMMUNITY MEALS
Our church is responsible to provide food and serve a meal on the second Sunday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church.
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There is a sign-up sheet on the back table next to the Flower calendar for people or organizations to fill in what month they can serve.
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The Coon family graciously signed up for the Feb. 8 meal but we need people for the following months. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.

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SANCTUARY REMODEL
While our sanctuary is being remodeled for the next several months, our Sunday morning worship service will be held in Memorial Hall, which is downstairs in the basement.
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You may continue to enter the church at any of our doors, and greeters will be on hand to direct you to our temporary sanctuary downstairs.
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To view photographs of the sanctuary remodel, click here. This photo album will be updated periodically as new photos become available (last photos added to album on March 2nd).

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FREE BIBLE!
Free Bible
To receive your free Holy Bible, please email your name and complete mailing address to:
bible@connersvillefirst.org
If you prefer, you may call the church at (765) 825-8506.
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If it goes to voice mail, please leave a message, stating that you would like a free Bible, and leave your name and complete mailing address.
Your Bible should arrive in a few days, most likely via UPS.
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Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share God’s word with you!

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WINDOWS INTO FAITH
Windows Into Faith
Windows into Faith describes, explains, and reflects upon the theological significance of the 14 Christian symbols incorporated into the stained-glass windows of First United Methodist Church.
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Citing biblical references, hymn texts, writings from great Christians, and stories from everyday life, the book lets light shine through these ancient symbols to lead readers into faith in God.
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You may purchase a copy of this book during the week at the church office for $4.50, or by mailing a check for $6.00 (includes shipping and packaging) to the church (address is listed at the bottom of this web page). Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

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Sanctuary Remodel 2015
View entire photo album of our
2015 Sanctuary Remodel
on our Photos page
(last photos added to
album on March 2nd).

End Hunger Now 2015End Hunger Now 2015
End Hunger Now 2015End Hunger Now 2015
View entire photo album of
End Hunger Now 2015
on our Photos page.

Prayer List. (Updated March 2, 2015). This page displays the full prayer list, revised every week after the Intercessory Prayer Ministry meeting held each Monday afternoon.

Newsletter Page is current through March 2015.

Pastor’s Page is current through March 2015.

United Methodist Women (UMW) Page was updated on October 9, 2014.

Sorry we are running behind on uploading worship service videos. We hope to be current again soon!

View our most recent Sunday worship service: Dec. 7.

View other recent worship services: Nov. 30, Nov. 23, Nov. 16, Nov. 9.

Links to many other worship services can be found on our Video Archives page.

Also new for our videos: HTML5 support! Click here for more information.

View a video of
“Carols from the Bells”

The combined handbell concert presented at FUMC on December 13, 2014.
View in any of three ways/formats:
on our web site (Flash version)
on our web site (HTML5 version)
on our Facebook page

View 2013 Christmas Eve Holy Communion and Candle Lighting Service.

View 2013 Christmas Eve Pre-Service Music Program.

View a video of
“The Sounds of Christmas”

The combined handbell concert presented at FUMC on December 15, 2013.


Come worship with us at 10:00 AM on Sunday!

Adult Sunday School 9:00 AM

Can't attend this week? Watch our Sunday service LIVE on Comcast cable channel 90.

View our worship service online at any time!












First United Methodist Church • 729 Central Avenue • Connersville, IN 47331 • (765) 825-8506
Pastor: Rev. Curtis Hurley: pastor@connersvillefirst.org • Church Secretary: Bonnie Schultz: secretary@connersvillefirst.org
Webmaster: webmaster@connersvillefirst.org
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last updated: 03/02/2015