Easter Sunday is always a fun day! Not only do we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but we have a little family fun following worship! The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is taking place following our 10:30 worship service. All ages are welcome to participate!
We will be holding Confirmation classes for youth in 5th grade and up during the season of Lent! The early church used the season of Lent to teach prospective new members to the church about Christianity and would then confirm the “catechumens” on Easter Sunday! We will be doing the same – during Lent, we… Read more »
Speaker Becky Maiorana will be joining us for worship this Sunday, Feb. 18, to share the Message with us! Becky Maiorana has been in various types of ministries, including leading and speaking at retreats, conferences, and revivals, since 2008. She will be picking up the next part of The Story for us, talking about dry… Read more »
The Sullivan County Cluster of United Methodist churches will be once again doing our tour of Sullivan County churches for our Lenten Services! Join us each Sunday at 6pm for worship and fellowship with your brothers and sisters! The locations will be at: February 18: Carlisle UMC February 25: Rose Chapel UMC March… Read more »
Lent is right around the corner. The first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, is on February 14. Join us that evening at 6pm for our Ash Wednesday service and journey with us!
At the beginning of the New Year, many of us are looking at 2017 and saying to ourselves, “I totally could have done that better!” One of the number one New Year’s resolutions is doing better with finances – but many of us don’t have the tools we need to find financial security. Enter: Financial… Read more »
Are you on a trip out of town? Are you stuck at home sick on Sunday morning? Was the weather outside truly frightful? Have no fear! If you can’t make it to church, we are bringing church to you on Sunday morning through Facebook! Be sure to like our Facebook Page and log on around… Read more »
On November 4, from 9am to 2pm, Sullivan First United Methodist Church will be hosting its first craft and vendor fair! As of today (Oct. 23), we have 17 vendor tables! (A list of vendors is provided below) We would love to have you join us for this awesome event! There will be a free-will… Read more »
Unfortunately, our workshop with Ellen Martin has been cancelled. Thank you for your interest. SaveSave
Much like school, many people take a break from church. It might be during summer when they go out on vacation, or it may be an extended break of years! Perhaps there is someone that has never been. Just like there is a “Back to School” time, let’s take part in a “Back to Church!” time! “Back… Read more »
Back to Basics: Reclaiming Our Roots of Faith
Discipleship Development of the Indiana Conference is thrilled to bring to the West District a wonderful opportunity to help us reclaim our roots of faith! Join us as we rediscover the love that started it all. Back to Basics is a movement focusing on the most foundational principles of our faith. It’s time to… Read more »
Believe Part 2: ACT!
At the beginning of each new year many of us think about the previous year and evaluate what we would like to see different; Many even come up with resolutions of things that we will do in order to see improvements in the coming year. Last summer, in Sunday morning sermons and Wednesday evening classes, we… Read more »
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Invite your friends and family to our 9pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service! Over the course of the service, we will be hearing readings of the Christmas story, singing carols, then lighting our candles while singing Silent Night at the end. It will be a wonderful time for us to gather with God’s family and hear… Read more »
Harvest Dinner on Nov. 13!
Nov. 13, following the All-Church Vote on the FCJ Ministry Action Plans, we will be joining together in Thanksgiving of all our blessings! Please bring salads and desserts – the Fellowship Committee will bring the turkey and all the trimmings!
Join us on Nov. 6 for our next all church-family event! Break out your poodle skirts and dancing shoes at the Sock Hop on Nov. 6 at 5:30pm in the Annex! There will be a Chili Cookoff (just try to knock Pastor Ben off of his winning chili!), Old Fashioned Games, and D.J. Scott Biddle!
Fruitful Congregations Journey Town Hall Meetings
Come join us as we continue discussing moving onto Step 3 of the Fruitful Congregations Journey process! Our next Town Halls will be at 6pm on Weds., Nov. 2 (we will try to keep this to an hour) and Nov. 6, following the worship service. A member of our church’s FCJ team will lead these… Read more »
Pumpkin Carving at Pastor Ben’s for Youth and Children!
The last two years the Youth Group has enjoyed pumpkin carving together and last year we added in a cookout. This year we are inviting all youth, children, and families out to our house to carve pumpkins and cook hotdogs over the fire. Youth (6th grade and up) may attend with their family or… Read more »
Fruitful Congregations Consultation Weekend: Oct. 21-23
Our Consultation Weekend is coming up fast! Oct. 21-23, a team of consultants will come to Sullivan First UMC, get to know us some more, and help to set us onto a course where we can be more fruitful! Saturday (Oct. 22) will be a workshop from 10am to 3pm with lunch provided. Everyone in… Read more »
Darla McFadden back at Sullivan First UMC on Sept. 18!
Darla McFadden is coming back to Sullivan First UMC to share her gifts of music with us during part of our service on Sept. 18! Be sure to bring along your friends and family and join us for this special Sunday of worship and will be continuing our series: A Church for Saving Sinners!
Corn Festival – Come on Out!
The Annual Corn Festival is coming up quick! This year’s parade is on Sept. 17. If you would like to help put together our float and participate in the parade by handing out candy along the route, please let Connie Hays know! We will also be needing candy for the float! Please bring it… Read more »