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EFT and Credit Cards please contact the Church Office (517)787-6460, Monday - Friday, 9am- 4pm est.
Checks may be mailed to: FUMC, 275 W. MIchigan, Jackson, MI 49201


Worship With Us Online
With Live Video Streaming

Live streaming video of the 11:00am Sunday Worship Service is available on our website! To view this video stream, simply click on the link below, on any Sunday morning from 11:00am (Eastern Time) to 12:00 noon.

CCLI Church Streaming & Podcast License #CSPL019090

Click HERE for Video Stream!

Video Stream is in Windows Media Player (.wmv) format.  When viewing on a Mac, download current version of Windows Media Player for Mac, or Windows Media Player Components for Quicktime.


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Welcome to First UMC Jackson! We are a United Methodist congregation comprised of people from all walks of life. We recognize that all are seekers and all are at different stages in their spiritual journeys. We welcome all individuals and, as a congregation, seek to be a reflection of Christ's love. We invite you to join with us, as together we strive to know God and be known by God as He reveals Himself in new and exciting ways.

March Sermon Schedule

March 29
The Chancel Choir will once again lead the morning services with a special presentation of “Come Touch The Robe.” This will be a moving musical presentation of Jesus’ final days portrayed in music. We hope that you will join us at either 9:00am or 11:00am for worship as we begin our Holy Week experience.

April Sermon Schedule

April 2     Rev. Sue Babb
Maundy Thursday Service - 6:30pm
This worship service will be a remembrance of Jesus' Last Sunday. Holy Communion will be celebrated as we remember the Last Supper.
Scriptures: I Corinthians 11:23-26 and John 13:1-17
Sermon Title: "In The Cup Of The New Covenant"

April 3    Dr. Beck
Good Friday Services - 12:50pm & 6:30pm
Scriptures: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Mark 15:1-47
Sermon Title: “What Is So Good About This Day?”
Sermon Theme: Christ’s crucifixion
Sermon Text: When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.
Mark 15:33 (NRSV)

April 5     Dr. Beck
Easter Sunday/Sacrament of Holy Communion
Scriptures: Isaiah 25:6-9; Luke 24:13-35
Sermon Title: “Known In The Breaking Of Bread”
Sermon Focus: The Risen Christ is with us.
Sermon Text: Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
Luke 24:35 (NRSV)

April 12     Rev. George Ayoub
Second Sunday of Easter/Camp Sunday. We will welcome Rev. George Ayoub, Interim Executive Director of Camping Ministries as our preacher.
His sermon title is “Bent-Now Healed!” and we will also sing camp songs. You are invited to wear your favorite camp shirt to worship. A special offering will be taken to help provide camp scholarships for our children and youth to go to camp this summer. After the 11:00am service there will be a cook-off meal fundraiser with proceeds going to Lake Michigan Camp.

April 19     Rev. Sue Babb
Third Sunday of Easter
Scripture Lesson: Acts 3:32-35, Luke 24:36-48
Sermon Title: Can I Get A Witness?
Sermon Focus: Jesus has been resurrected and we have experience this and we are called to be witnesses to other about Jesus' resurrection.
Key Verse: "You are my witnesses of these things" Luke 24:48

April 26     Children’s Choirs
Fourth Sunday of Easter
The children will highlight, through music and drama, 3 differnt stories which will feature the ocean as a symbol for the chaos of life and shows how only the power of God is greater than the natural forces of wind and wave.

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