It is my joy and pleasure to welcome you to First United Methodist Church's website! This is a work in progress always trying to keep you updated with information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. First United Methodist Church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our growing church and its ministries.
We hope that you will see in these pages a church that lives out it's beliefs and values and offers you a place to live out yours. So that, together, we can live and help others live the Abundant Life that God offers us.
When you visit our church, you will find:
As United Methodists, we have an obilgation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the the center of the Church's life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critcally on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.
"Our mission is to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
You are always welcome to join us! May God bless your day!
Love God| Love Others| Make A Difference
Pastor Fred Haywood
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE - TRADITIONAL CANDLE LIGHT
Start a new Christmas tradition this year. Join the congregation of First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon, IN and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a candlelight service.
As we look at the Christmas story from God's Word, we see varied invitations to the manger. Mary was invited by Gabriel, sent directly from God to Nazareth to ask Mary to be involved in God's plan of redemption. Joseph came to the manger because the Emperor, Caesar Augustus decreed a census and a tax.
The shepherds on the country hillside were invited by the angels to find the Christ Child in the manger. In the middle of another night tending sheep, their normal life was interrupted by the "Good news of great joy."
In the Wise Men's case, God used a star to call them to the manger. They would not have followed a scriptural revelation or foreign Emperor, but God wanted the Eastern Magi at the Nativity, so He invited them to the manger in a way they would understand.....the stars.
Consider this your invitiation to the manger this year. Come and worship. Come and celebrate. Come and remember the birth of Jesus that was the beginning of the road to the cross.
This Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion will be presented in a one hour service with Scripture and carols on Christmas Eve, beginning at 11:00pm. There will be no childcare for this family service that will be enjoyed by all ages.
For more information, call 812-838-2640 or visit www.firstumcmv.com/info center.
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Located in Wesley Hall
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ITEM IN NEED FOR DECEMBER...
Visit the foodpantry online at www.mvfoodpantry.org
Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday 9:00 am - Noon and Friday 9:00am - Noon and 3 - 6pm The Food Pantry is located at the former Hedges Central School building on Canal Street. Please enter at door left side of main entrance. Phone #: 838-3841