Traditional Worship at Starkville FUMC takes place in the sanctuary. During this service, we focus on praising, sharing, proclaiming, and responding. We sing traditional hymns, recite creeds, and pray together to prepare our hearts for the written and spoken word.

Traditional Worship begins at 8:40 & 11 am

on Sunday mornings.

our heart of worship

In John's Gospel, we read of the prayer and plan which Jesus offers for His followers. The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind so they might be one heart and mind with the
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (John 17:22-23, The Message). 
We are to KNOW God, being of one heart with the Father through the Son
We are to GROW in our relationship with each other, maturing together as the family of Christ
We are to SHOW Jesus to the world, being a witness through who we are and what we do in His name

first time?

What to wear:

Most members dress up a bit more for our traditional service, but we welcome you to wear what you are comfortable in.

Where to park:

Along Lampkin Street, Welch's Funeral Home, FUMC main lot

Where to enter:

An usher will welcome you near the sanctuary steps on Lampkin Street

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Traditional STAFF

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We value the role that children play in our traditional worship service.

Children from 3rd - 6th grade can serve as acolytes during worship. 


Children's Time

Children of any age may come down for a special message related to the sermon. After Children's Time, children return to sit with their families for the remainder of the service.

Children's Worship Bags

Activity bags for children are available upon entry to the sanctuary. Please return these bags at the end of the service to be sanitized and restocked.

Nursery care is available for children ages 4 and under.


get involved!

On Sunday mornings, you can...

Serve as a greeter or usher

Sing in the choir

Volunteer with the TV & Media Ministry

Help with Sunday School


Rev Jim Genesse

Senior Pastor

Rev Charlie Harper

Associate Pastor

Peter Infanger,

Music Director

Starkville FUMC main building

200 W Lampkin Street

Starkville, MS 39759

PHONE: 662-323-5722 

EMAIL: fumc@first-umc.org

starkville FUMC 


101 W Lampkin Street

Starkville, MS 39759

Weekday Ministries

PHONE: 662-323-7382

EMAIL: weekday@first-umc.org

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