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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 Sept. 7, 2014
Open 10-3: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Closed Thursday, Sept. 11


What’s New on Our Web Site

Upcoming Events/News

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

The New Testament section of this class will begin Monday, Sept. 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.


The Crafty Ladies are meeting every Friday at 9:30am in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome even if you’re not crafty. We always have good fellowship.

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!

The Chancel Choir will begin practice Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. and practices weekly at that time.

The Handbell Choir practices weekly immediately before that at 5:30 p.m.

Both choirs would welcome new members! Whether you're musical or not, we would love to have you join us. Everyone can sing, and everyone can learn to play handbells and chimes. There is a place for you in these fun and rewarding activities.

Please contact Music Director Gilda Lewis or Handbell Director Rhonda Burchett by calling the church at 825-8506, or just come to the church on Tuesday and introduce yourself. You can start singing with the Chancel Choir immediately, and the handbell choir will work with you to bring you up to speed on the ins and outs of bell-ringing. We have lots of fun, so please come join us!

View most recent Sunday worship service: September 7.

Also new for our videos: HTML5 support! If you have an iPhone, iPad, or newer Android phone or tablet, you haven't been able to watch our Flash-based videos on your device. Beginning with the August 24 worship service, we now have both a an HTML5 version and a Flash version that should allow all reasonably modern PCs, tablets, and smartphones to view our videos. Note that in recognition of advances in technology over the past four years (when FUMC first started publishing videos), we have increased the resolution/quality of the HTML5 videos. As a consequence, they will require almost twice the bandwidth as our Flash versions. For example, watching the entire worship service in HTML5 typically entails over 1/2 GB of streaming! Unless you have an unlimited data plan, watching over a cellular connection could use up a lot of costly bandwidth, so we recommend you watch over wi-fi if you're going to watch a lot.

Prayer List. (Updated September 15, 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 September 2014.

Pastor’s Page is current through September 2014.

United Methodist Women (UMW) Page was updated on January 28, 2014.

View Christmas Eve Holy Communion and Candle Lighting Service

View Christmas Eve Pre-Service Music Program

View a video of
“The Sounds of Christmas”

The combined handbell concert presented at FUMC on December 15.


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: 09/18/2014