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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 Dec. 14, 2014
Open 10-3: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Closed Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Office Hours: Week of Dec. 21, 2014
Open 10-3: Mon, Tue, Wed
Closed Thu-Fri, Dec. 25-26, 2014


What’s New on Our Web Site

Upcoming Events/News

This year's Christmas Eve service will start at 7:30 with pre-service music, followed by the worship service at 8:00. Please come early and enjoy the music, fellowship, and worship at this popular service.

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for the month of
Please bring your donation of
to the mission table in the back
of the sanctuary for

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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. 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. 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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is now established. Contributions made by Dec. 31 will be matched dollar for dollar by Fayette Community Foundation and Lilly Foundation. Make check payable to either First UMC or Fayette County Foundation; in either case, be sure to note “First UMC Newkirk Scholarship” in the lower left corner of the check.

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Free Bible
To receive your free Holy Bible, please email your name and complete mailing address to:
If you prefer, you may call the church at (765) 825-8506.
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.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share God’s word with you!

View a video of
“Carols from the Bells”

The combined handbell concert presented at FUMC on December 13, 2014.

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.

Prayer List. (Updated December 8, 2014). 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 December 2014.

Pastor’s Page is current through December 2014.

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

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: • Church Secretary: Bonnie Schultz:
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last updated: 12/15/2014