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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.

April Sermon Schedule

April 30, 2017 (11:00) JUDGE JULIE TRULY -And the Case of the Holey Roof!

Created by Kim Ingram, Joe Milton, and Heather Olson

A multi-generational cast including our youth and children’s choirs will present “JUDGE JULIE TRULY”.  Please join us in the courtroom of Judge Julie as she hears evidence concerning the story written in Luke 5.  A grumpy homeowner has accused four friends of a handicapped man of “damaging his roof – on purpose!”  Of course, the friends were merely being kind and helping the man to see Jesus.  The courtroom drama will lead to a surprising verdict and we will learn how our LOVE IN ACTION can lead people right to the feet of the Savior.  Judge Julie’s courtroom is open to all!


May Sermon Schedule

May 7, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Easter/

                            Sacrament of Holy Communion/Confirmation

                         (Dr. Beck)

Scripture:  I Peter 1:1-9, 13-16; Acts 2:42-47

Sermon Title:  “A LIFE OF HOLINESS”

Sermon Synopsis: Does God truly expect his people to be holy? What does that even mean? In Jesus’

resurrection we are given new life. We are “set apart” to serve God and to serve others.

Sermon Text:  Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct;…

                                    I Peter 1:15 (NRSV)


May 14, 2017 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

                        Mother’s Day/Installation of UMW Officers                             

                               (Dr. Beck)

Scripture:  I Peter 2:1-12; Acts 7:55-60

Sermon Title:  “CHOSEN ROYALTY”

Sermon Synopsis:  Does following Christ really make a difference in the world? We are called to be God’s people in a world that often ignores God. We are to be different and distinct. That  distinction is love. When we love God and others we are doing the business of transforming this world.

Sermon Text:  But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. I Peter 2:10 (NRSV)


May 21, 2017 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

                Graduation Sunday/Sacrament of Baptism (11:00)

                (Rev. Trommater)

               Scripture:  Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:8-22

               Sermon Title:  “OF ONE MIND”

               Sermon Focus:  Life together in community is complicated.  Loving your neighbor is easy to do

                            when you have awesome neighbors.  However, most of us know that this is most often not

                            the case.  So, how do we live out our faith in community?  Peter instructs us to, "Be of on                              mind."

                 Sermon Text:  Finally, all of you should be of one mind.  Sympathize with each other.  Love each

                                       other  as  brothers and  sisters.  Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 

                                       Don't repay evil for  evil. Don't retaliate with insults when people insult you.  Instead,

                                     pay them back with a blessing.  That is what God has called  you to do, and he will bless                                     you for it. 1 Peter 3:8-9


May 25, 2017 – Ascension Day/Sacrament of Holy Communion

                         (in the chapel) (Dr. Beck)

        Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 24:44-53

        Sermon Title: “FOLLOWING OUR EXALTED HEAD”

        Sermon Synopsis: Who controls your life? At some level all of us serve someone or something.

            Christ’s claim upon us is that he is Lord of all creation. That includes you and me. Christians

            serve Christ above all others.

Sermon Text: God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated

        him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and         dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to

                come.     Ephesians 1:20-21 (NRSV)


May 28, 2017 – Seventh Sunday of Easter

                    Sacrament of Baptism (11:00)  ( Dr. Beck)

Scripture: 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11


Sermon Synopsis: Is there truly a presence of evil in our world? Is evil something we, as people,

    produce, or is there some “power” that takes over us? As Christians we are warriors. We are

    called to join in the fight against evil and injustice in whatever forms they present themselves.

Sermon Text: Discipline yourselves, keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls

         around, looking for someone to devour.  I Peter 5:8 (NRSV)


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