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Live streaming video of the  Sunday Worship Service is available! To view this video stream, simply click on the link below, on any Sunday morning from 11:00am (Eastern Time) to noon ( Sept. - June) 10:00am to 11:00am (July - August).  At times you may experience delays or interuptions we are currently in the process of upgradin our equipment.  Thank you for yourpatience.

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Sermons on YouTube

Sermons from First UMC are on YouTube! We're constantly uploading new ones. If you missed a sermon, this is the place for you!

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8:30am & 11:00am

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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 us, as together we strive to know God and be known by God as He reveals Himself in new and exciting ways.

April Sermons

April 22, 2018—Fourth Sunday of Easter—Rev. Julie Nygaard

Scripture:  I John 3:16-24; John 3:14-17

Sermon Title:  “THE SHAPE OF LOVE”

Sermon Text:  “Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth”                                                        I John 3:18


April 29, 2018—Fifth Sunday of Easter—Rev. Julie Nygaard - 8:30am

Scripture:  I John 4:7; John 13:34-35

Sermon Title:  “THE LINES OF LOVE”

Sermon Text:  “Beloved, let us love one another for love is of God…”

11:00am The Youth ans Children's Choirs present "The Rock Slinger and His Greatest Hit"


May Sermon Schedule

May 6, 2018—Sixth Sunday of Easter/ Sacrament of Holy Communion

Scripture: I John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17


Sermon Theme:  By faith in Jesus Christ we are victorious over the powers of this world.

Sermon Text:  For the love of God is this, that we obey his commandments.  And his commandments are not burdensome, for whatever is born of  God conquers the world.  And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.                        I John 5:3-4 (NRSV)

May 13, 2018—Seventh Sunday of Easter/ Mother’s Day

Scripture: I John 5:9-13; John 17:9-16

Sermon Title:  “CAN I GET A WITNESS”

Sermon Theme:  When we turn to Christ in faith, our lives are “grasped by God’s love so richly shown in Jesus Christ that God’s love wells up in our lives and transforms and characterizes our existence”

Sermon Text:  I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.                                                                                                                                    I John 5:13 (NRSV)

May 20, 2018—Pentecost

Scripture: Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15


Sermon Theme:  The Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, is a gift to Christ’s followers.  The Holy Spirit will continue to guide and lead the church into knowledge and ministry of Christ to the world.

Sermon Text:  “Nevertheless I tell you the truth:  It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.             John 16:7 (NRSV)


May 27, 2018—First Sunday after Pentecost/ Trinity Sunday

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17


Sermon Theme:  worship that is Trinitarian (Christian) is worship that begins with and ends with Christ.

Sermon Text:  Now the main point in what we are saying is this:  we have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and the true tent that the Lord, and not any mortal, has set up. Hebrews 8:1-2 (NRSV)

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