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Live streaming video of the 11:00am 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.

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

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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.

May 29, 2016—Second Sunday after Pentecost/ Trinity Sunday

Scripture:  Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

Sermon Title:  “THE GOD WHO DANCES”

Sermon Focus:  Who of the great mysteries of our faith is the Holy Trinity.  The early church leaders referred the activity of the Trinity as being the perichoresis or circle dance.

Sermon text:  “I will have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.  He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you.  All that the Father has is mine.  For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”  John 16:12-15 (NRSV)


June Sermon Schedule

June 5, 2016—Third Sunday after Pentecost/ Sacrament of Holy Communion/Graduation Sunday

            The Rev. Timothy Trommater will bring the message

            Scripture:  Hebrews 12:-3; I Corinthians 9:24-26; I Timothy 4:7-12

            Sermon Title:  “A LIFETIME OF TODAYS”

Sermon Focus:  Throughout our lives we often continually strive for the next best thing, the next great success.  But, a life of faith is not a life of tomorrows, it is a lifetime of today’s.

Sermon Text:  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.

I Timothy 4:12(NIV)

June 12, 2016—Fourth Sunday after Pentecost/ Music Sunday

            Randy Treacher will bring the message

            Scripture:  II Chronicles 5:12-14

            Sermon Title: “LISTEN TO THE MUSIC”

June 19, 2016—Fifth Sunday after Pentecost/ DISCIPLE Bible Study Recognition

            Scripture:  Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Mark 12:34-40

            Sermon Title:  “A METHODIST LOVES GOD”:  Marks of a Methodist Series I

            Sermon Focus:  The first distinguishing mark of a Methodist is to love God.

            Sermon Text:  He (Jesus) said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with                         all your soul, and with all your mind.” 

Mark 12:37 (NRSV)

June 26, 2016—Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

            Scripture:  Nehemiah 8:1-12; Matthew 5:1-12

            Sermon Title:  “A METHODIST REJOICES IN GOD”:  Marks of a Methodist Series II

            Sermon Focus:  The second distinguishing mark of a Methodist is joy which flows from the love of                                         God.

            Sermon Text:  Then he (Nehemiah) said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine                                           and send portions of them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is                                     holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 

Nehemiah 8:10 (NRSV)

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