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Worship With Us Online
With Live Video Streaming

Live streaming video of the 10:00am Sunday Worship Service is available! To view this video stream, simply click on the link below, on any Sunday morning from 10:00am (Eastern Time) to noon.

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The stream is through YouTube.


Options for Giving

EFT and Credit Cards please contact the Church Office (517)787-6460, 8am-4pm, Monday - Thursday, 8am-12pm Friday.
Checks may be mailed to: FUMC, 275 W. MIchigan, Jackson, MI 49201

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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Attention Snowbirds!

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.

Another option for the newsletter is the paperless Parish Tidings. You'll get your news on time instead of waiting weeks for postal delivery. Sign up by contacting Dawn via email or 517-787-6460.


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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.
October Sermon Schedules

October 2, 2016 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost / Sacrament of Holy Communion/ World Communion Sunday

Scripture: I Kings 3:1-13; Proverbs 3:13-16

Sermon Title: "earn. Save. Give.:  If you Could Ask for Anything"

Sermon Focus: When it comes to managing our money, what most of us need is the wisdom that only God can give,  John Wesley condenses that wisdom to three rules on the use of money.

Sermon Text: If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given to you.   James 1:5 (NRSV)


October 9, 2016 - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Proverbs 6:6-11; Luke 16:1-11

Sermon Title: "Earn, Save, Give.:  Money - The Excellent Gift"

Sermon Focus: Wesley declares that money is "an excellent gift of God"  and points out that it is "the love of money," not money itself, that is the source of evil.  He challenges his followers to "gain (earn) all you can".  The Proverbs and Jesus' parables lift up the spiritual value of responsible work to earn money.  But Wesley also puts boundaries around earning money so that we do not pay too high a price for it.

Sermon Text: And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light

                                                                               Luke 16:8 (NRSV)

October 16, 2016 -Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Proverbs 13:11; Matthew 25:14-30

Sermon Title: "Earn. Save. Give.:  You Can't Take It With You"

Sermon Focus: Like it or not, at the end of our lives we can't take our money or possessions with us.  That reality under scores the deeper truth that everything we have belongs to God, who entrusts it to us as stewards.  Wesley's direction to save all we can is not an invitation to hoarding but a call to the responsible use of money that belongs to God.

Sermon Text:Wealth hastily gotten will dwindle, but those who gather little by little will increase it.

                                                                               Proverbs 13:11 (NRSV)

October 23, 2016 -Twenty - Third Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture:I Timothy 6:17-19; Luke 19:1-10

Sermon Title: "Earn. Save. Give.:  How Far Will You Go"

Sermon Focus: John Wesley describers giving as "the farther end" toward which earning and saving lead us.  The goals of Christian discipleship is a generous life.

Sermon Text: A generous person will be enriched, and one who gives water will get water.

                                                                                Proverbs 11:25 (NRSV)

October 30, 2016 – Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/ All Saints Sunday/ Sacrament of Holy Communion

Scripture: Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31

Sermon Title: For All the Saints"

Sermon Focus: We celebrate the lives of those who in faith have gone on before us.  We honor their witness to faithfulness in Christ.

Sermon Text: Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.

                                                                                Luke 6:23 (NRSV)


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