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This Week's Events
  • Wonderful Wednesday Dinner & Christmas Play - December 17th (click on picture for more details)
  • Susanna Wesley Nursery School - School Calendar 2014-2015 - Click on Picture to see Calendar
  • Susanna Wesley Nursery School - INFORMATION FOR PARENTS 2014 - Click on picture for more details
  • BRIDGES OF HOPE - SEE OUR STORE - (Click on this picture to see more)
  • Pre-K - 5th Grade (downstairs YouthZone) - Will begin immediately following the Children's moment during 10:30am service
  • Worship @ 8:15 & 10:30am Sunday School @ 9:15-10:15am
  • Our mission is to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Love God - Love Others - Make A Difference

Welcome to our website!

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:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching and teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual and outreach needs of our community
  • A wonderful celebration of God through moving praise and worship

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


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 center. 



Contact Us  
First United Methodist Church
601 Main Street
Mount Vernon, Indiana 47620
Telephone: 812 838 2640
Fax: 812 838 2643
Email Us
Regular Schedule  
  • Church Office Hours Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m - 2:30 p.m. Closed for lunch 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Susanna Wesley Nursery School - Michelle Wheaton, Director - Phone: 838-2835
  • Sunday Morning Worship
    8:15 AM
  • Sunday School for All Ages
    9:15 AM to 10:10 AM
  • Sunday Morning Worship
    10:30 AM
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BOH Opens a Store

Located in Wesley Hall
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Visit the foodpantry online at
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

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