Cross & Flame



First United Methodist Church
Connersville, Indiana

"Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"

Worship Service: Sundays 10:00 a.m.
TV live broadcast: Comcast Channel 90
Hospitality Room opens at 9:00 a.m.

Pastor: Doug Barton

Office hours: April, 2017
Open 10-3 M-Tu-W-F
(all weekdays except Thursdays)

First United Methodist Church
729 Central Avenue
Connersville, IN 47331
(765) 825-8506


What’s New on Our Web Site

Upcoming Events/News

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Coffee and donuts

Please come early to church for coffee and donuts from 9-10 a.m. in the Hospitality Room (at the back of the sanctuary, under the balcony). Come early to enjoy fellowship and to indulge your taste buds before the worship service!

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grocery bags
for the month of
APRIL 2017
Please bring your donation of
to the mission table in the back
of the sanctuary for

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Palm Sunday
April 9, 2017
10:00 A.M.
Here in our sanctuary.

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The Last Supper
April 13, 2017
6:30 P.M.
Here in our sanctuary.

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Crucifixion crosses
April 14, 2017
12:00 Noon
Crosspointe Biker Church
1130 East Baseline Rd

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Empty tomb
April 16, 2017
10:00 A.M.
Here in our sanctuary.



Dinner plate
Our church is responsible for providing food and serving a meal on the second Sunday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church.
There is a sign-up sheet on the back of the sanctuary for people or organizations to sign up for the month they can serve, or you can just call the office.

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Free Bible
If you live in our TV viewing area (Indianapolis and the roughly the southern half of Indiana), and would like 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!

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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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Newsletter Page is current through April 2017.

Pastor’s Page is current through April 2017.

Prayer List. (Updated March 31, 2017). This page displays the full prayer list, revised every week after the Intercessory Prayer Ministry meeting held each Monday afternoon. (Daily updates will be made, when available.)

United Methodist Women (UMW) Page was updated on September 2, 2015.


Calendar Page. (Updated Mar. 31, 2017).
Our website calendar page is current and continually updated with all church events, including recurring events and ones that are listed in either the Sunday bulletin or the monthly church newsletter.
If you know of an event that is not on the calendar, it's because the webmaster doesn't know about it! Please send an email to with updates. Use this dynamic calendar to keep everyone apprised of all church events.
We are using Google Calendar. If you would like to add this calendar to your own personal electronic calendar on your phone, tablet, or desktop, please contact the webmaster for assistance.


Since Nov. 1, 2015, our worship services have been archived on our YouTube page.

From Oct. 10, 2010 until Dec. 7, 2014, worship services were uploaded directly to this website and can be found on our Videos page.

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: Doug Barton: • Church Secretary: Bonnie Schultz:
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last updated: 03/31/2017