Community Ministry

Options for Giving

EFT and Credit Cards please contact the Church Office (517)787-6460, Monday - Friday, 9am- 4pm est.

Checks can be mailed to: FUMC, 275 W. MIchigan, Jackson, MI 49201

Worship With Us Online Through 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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Snowbirds, as you make your preparations to and from warmer climates, please remember to inform the church of your departure date, so we can update your records. Third class mail does not forward and is returned to the church with an addtional charge.

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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.


Thanksgiving Sunday Celebration

Sunday, November 23

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet.”

(from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”)

The power of a name and its value has long been immortalized in prose, poetry, and religious ceremony. Everyone recognizes himself or herself by name. On Sunday, November 23 (the Sunday BEFORE Thanksgiving) the Chancel Choir will present our Thanksgiving worship celebration on the name of JESUS, the “Name Above All Names.” The Chancel Choir, supported by piano, organ, solo violin, Jubilate Ringers and our Brass Ensemble will present this year’s Thanksgiving service presenting music on the name of Jesus. The final hymn for this service says it all…

“At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him King of Glory now.
‘Tis the father’s pleasure we should call Him Lord,
who from the beginning was the mighty word!”

Much of the music selected for this service is based on familiar hymn tunes and familiar hymn texts.  You will want to make sure that you are seated for the opening Prelude, “Come, Glory in His Name” which will begin our celebration with the sounds of piano, bells, organ, brass, choir and YOU. We hope that you and your family will plan now to join us for this festive Thanksgiving celebration on Sunday, November 23rd at either the 9:00 or 11:00 worship service.
Timothy Meunier
Director of Music Ministries


Come And Hear The Sounds Of Christmas!

On December 7, the members of your music ministry will present their annual Christmas Collage Concert. This 6:30pm candlelight concert will include the members of our Children’s Choir, Fellowship Choir, Chancel Choir, as well as Belle Canto, Joyful Noise and selections for flute and Chimers Handchime Ensemble.

What better way to usher in Advent then with the music of the season. Invite your friends and family to join you for this wonderful (free) concert. There will be a dessert pot-luck to follow in Fellowship Hall so bring your favorite holiday treat to share.