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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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Click here for Video Stream

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!

FUMC of Jackson YouTube


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.


I'm in the Hospital
(Or I'm Aware of Someone Who Is)

Please let the church know that you will be or are in the hospital, or 517-787-6460. Thank you!




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.

Louisiana Flooding

As you may be aware, Louisiana has recently experienced horrible flooding. Find out more about the flooding and what the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is doing to help by clicking here.

A New Bishop has been elected!

Jurisdictional Conference has concluded and we are pleased to announce that we in the Michigan Area of the United Methodist Church have a new bishop - Bishop David Bard. Bishiop Bard will replace our current bishop, Deborah Kiesey, as she will be retiring at the end of August. Bishop Bard will start as our bishop September 1, 2016. We also extend our congratulations to Laurie Haller as she will begin her episcopacy in the Iowa Area Conference. For the whole story, please click here.

Annual Conference 2016

Interested in what hapened in Annual Conference? Click here for a summary of all that went on.

General Conference Wrap-Up

General Conference is over, so here is an update as to what happened during General Conference. Topics included human sexuality, budget, and many more.

Summer Worship Hours

Summer worship hours are now in effect! We will worship at 10:00am on Sunday mornings, starting July 3 going to September 4. We hope to see you there!

August and September Sermon Schedules

August 28, 2016 - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: James 1:19-27; Matthew 25:31-46

Sermon Title: Fully Devoted Life of Discipleship Series VI

Sermon Focus: A Fully Committed Disciple of Jesus Christ is in ministry / service to others.

Sermon Text: Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to care for orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.

                                                                                James 1:27 (NRSV)

September 4, 2016 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Sacrament of Holy Communion

Scripture: Acts 2:43-47; I John 1:1-7

Sermon Title: “LIVING IN COMMUNITY”: Fully Devoted Life of Discipleship Series VII

Sermon Focus: A Fully Committed Disciple of Jesus Christ actively participates in the life of a local congregation.

Sermon Text: Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people.

                                                                                Acts 2:46-47a (NRSV)


September 11, 2016 – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Romans 5:1-8; Luke 19:1-10

Sermon Title: “Grace: At the Heart of Faith Series I, PREVENIENT GRACE”

Sermon Focus: The God revealed in Jesus Christ is a “seeking God.” As the shepherd searches for the one lost sheep and the woman searches for the one lost coin, so God seeks the lost. We don’t ever “find” God, we are found by God.

Sermon Text: But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.

                                                                                Romans 5:8 (NRSV)

September 18, 2016 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: I Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:11-24

Sermon Title: “Grace: At the Heart of the Faith Series II, JUSTIFYING GRACE”

Sermon Focus: In Jesus Christ the God who seeks after the lost is also the God who freely offers forgiveness and love. This is grace. It is God’s gift for us in Jesus Christ.

Sermon Text: The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the foremost.

                                                                                I Timothy 1:15 (NRSV)

September 25, 2016 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: Galatians 5:13-25; John 15:1-8

Sermon Title: “Grace: At the Heart of Faith Series III, SANCTIFYING GRACE”

Sermon Focus: The God who seeks us and forgives us is also the God who perfects us. Transformation from the inside out is God at work in us through the Holy Spirit.

Sermon Text: Live by the Spirit, I say, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh.

                                                                                Galatians 5:16 (NRSV)

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