WELCOME!

Welcome to the Cross & Flame Ministries Church website. I am glad you have chosen to spend a few moments looking around, discovering our church family.

We are a group of people committed to following Jesus. That means we worship him with vigor and joy, we encourage prayer in church and throughout life. That means we love people outside the church through generosity, invitation, and compassion.

Our hope is that all people will feel loved and welcomed into our church family. And once here, we pray that people will either meet God for the first time, or find inspiration to strengthen your ongoing Christian faith journey. Come as you are. Check us out, but more importantly, seek the truth of God that can only be known when one knows Jesus.

While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our ministries and get a glimpse of who we are. Find the worship service that’s right for you, and come visit.  My prayer is you will be so inspired, you will want to make one of the locations of Cross & Flame Ministries your church home.

God’s richest blessings to you!
Pastor Larry Gilbert
 

MURPHYSBORO WORSHIP

Our Sunday morning services are the high point in our life in the Christian community as we celebrate the Good News of God’s love expressed through Jesus Christ, share in the fellowship of God’s people, and grow in faith.
 

Sunday Traditional Service: 9:00 am

Sunday School for all ages: 10:10 am

Sunday Praise Service: 11:15 am

 
Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month in both services.
Nursery care is offered during all services, Sunday School, and special events when needed.
A Children’s Message is included in both Sunday services.
Children’s Church begins approximately halfway through the regular services. At that time, children are invited to attend Children’s Church in Room 205.

Seasonal Services include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Community Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, All Saints Day, Community Thanksgiving, and Candlelight Christmas Eve.

Directions

From Highway 149 (Walnut Street) in downtown Murphysboro, turn north (toward the water tower) onto 15th Street. The church will be on the left on the northwest corner of 15th and Pine. A large parking lot is behind the church. Visitor parking is located near the awning leading to the entrance.

Welcome Center

Come visit the Welcome Center next time you are at the church. It is located just outside the North Sanctuary doors. You can find information packets, sign-up sheets for upcoming studies, a picture board of leaders in our congregation and other useful information. Come by to say hello; we would love to meet you!
 

Fellowship Café

The Fellowship Café is located downstairs in the Fellowship Hall (underneath the Sanctuary). Coffee and cookies are offered each Sunday morning beginning at 8:00 am. Come down before the church service and enjoy coffee and fellowship.
 

The Nursery

A nursery for children 0-3 years old is available during both worship services and the Sunday School hour. Megan Gale and Caitlyn Boyd are the nursery teachers. The Nursery is located in Room 201, just outside the North Sanctuary doors. A pager system is provided for parents who leave children in the nursery. Additional volunteers assist when needed.
 

Newcomer’s Reception

A Newcomer’s Reception is offered approximately once per quarter. Pastor Larry is present to meet and share information with the newcomers. At that same event, a church tour is offered as well as a brief orientation to the ministries of the church.

Contact Us

Murphysboro United Methodist Church
1500 Pine Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966
(618) 687-2317
murphysboroumc@gmail.com
The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, and Friday from 9:00 am to noon.