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Summer Worship


Begins:  Sunday July 2nd

Ends:  Sunday September 3rd




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.

July Sermon Schedule

July 2, 2017 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/Sacrament of Holy Communion - Dr. Beck

Scripture: Philippians 1:3-26; John 15:1-11

Sermon Title: “JOY”: Fruit of the Spirit Series III

Sermon Synopsis: Christians should be known for their joy. Joy and happiness are not the same thing. Jesus said in John’s Gospel, “I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.” When the Holy Spirit invades our lives we are transformed into people of joy.

Sermon Text: (Jesus said), “I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.” John 15:11 (NRSV)


July 9, 2017 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost—Dr. Beck

Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17; John 14:15-27

Sermon Title: “PEACE”: Fruit of the Spirit Series IV

Sermon Synopsis: There is so much conflict in the world, nation against nation, religion against religion, neighbor against neighbor. We experience conflict within our homes. Most of us experience inner conflict as well. What is peace? Jesus came to bring us true and lasting peace. The biblical word is “shalom” and means wholeness and completeness. When the Holy Spirit invades our lives we are trans formed into people of peace.

Sermon Text: (Jesus said), “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27 (NRSV)


July 16, 2017 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost—Dr. Beck

Scripture: Genesis 18:1-15; James 5:7-12

Sermon Title: “PATIENCE”: Fruit of the Spirit Series V 

Sermon Synopsis: We live in a culture of instantaneous expectation. A message can be sent half-way around the       world when just not that long ago it took months to send a message by ship and the same amount of time to get a reply. We are strangers to the petition of the songwriter George Croly: “Teach me the patience of unanswered prayer.” What underlies our lack of patience is lack of trust. We can trust God and that whatever the future holds; God is the One who holds it. When the Holy Spirit invades our lives we are transformed into people of patience.

Sermon Text: Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. James 5:7 (NRSV)


July 23, 2017 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost—Dr. Beck

Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10; Matthew 5:43-48

Sermon Title: “KINDNESS”:  Fruit of the Spirit Series VI 

Sermon Focus: A common New Year’s resolution is to be more kind this year. It is broken as readily as it is made. True kindness is a response of the heart, not a resolve of the will. It is God’s kindness to us that produces genuine and lasting kindness from us to others. When the Holy Spirit invades our lives we are transformed into people of kindness.

Sermon Text: …so that in the ages to come he (God) might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.       Ephesians 2:7 (NRSV)


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