Starkville FUMC Connection is the space where we hold our contemporary worship service, Sunday school classes, and small groups. The Connection building is located on the corner of Lampkin Street and South Washington Street.

Contemporary Worship begins at 11 am on Sunday mornings.


first time?

What to wear:

Casual clothing is welcome!

Masks required until further notice

Where to park:

Along Lampkin Street, Welch's Funeral Home, FUMC Main Lot

Where to enter:

A greeter will welcome you into the sanctuary entrance on South Washington Street


Sunday school

Coffee and Conversation

This Sunday School class is geared toward college students.

The Leftovers

This adult Sunday School class rotates between a bible study and topical discussion.

children in


We value the role that children play in our Connection service.

Children may serve as greeters, communion servers, and help

collect offering.


Before the service

During our gathering time before the service, children may play in the Kids Corner, located by the Coffee Bar.

During the service

Children may play in the "Pray Ground," located in the back of the sanctuary space, during the service.

get involved!

Sunday mornings

Bring breakfast food

Serve as a greeter or usher

Help serve communion

Prepare the altar décor

Help with readings


Exam Slam

During MSU finals week, Connection is transformed into a study space and dining hall. All food and volunteers are recruited from FUMC / Connection and

the community.


our history

For many years, contemporary worship services at Starkville FUMC were held in the Christian Life Center. Prior to becoming church property, the Connection building served as different local businesses, including a car dealership, a furniture store, and a clothing store. The location was purchased by the church in 2013, and Starkville FUMC members rallied together to renovate the building. Services at Connection began in 2014, and since then, the building has been used for church events, meals, Exam Slam, and even concerts! 

connection STAFF

Rev. Charlie Harper

Associate Pastor

Will Reedy

Worship Leader