See the Service on Comcast Public Access at 7:30 pm on Mondays.

Options for Giving

EFT and Credit Cards please contact the Church Office (517)787-6460, Monday - Friday, 9am- 4pm est.

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


Worship With Us Online Through Live Video Streaming

Live streaming video of the 11:00am Sunday Worship Service is available on our website! To view this video stream, simply click on the link below, on any Sunday morning from 11:00am (Eastern Time) to 12:00 noon.

CCLI Church Streaming & Podcast License #CSPL019090

Click HERE for Video Stream!

Video Stream is in Widows Media Player (.wmv) format.  When viewing on a Mac, download current version of Windows Media Player for Mac, or Windows Media Player Components for Quicktime.



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 Janet via email or 517-787-6460.


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(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!

Wedding Sanctuary


Welcome to First UMC Jackson
A United Methodist Congregation

As one of Jackson's oldest churches we are proud to be serving Christ in this community continuously since 1831. We've seen a lot of changes over the years, but our commitment to this community has never been stronger.

Here you will find people from all walks of life who live and work all over Jackson County. This diverse family of God enjoys traditional worship with organ and choral music, and breaking bread together on many occasions.

All are welcome to know God and be known by God and others in this place. If you enjoy a church with a rich history that continues to unfold in new and exciting ways into a brighter tomorrow, First UMC Jackson may be the place for you.



“Requiem For The Living” Memorial Concert Offers
A Chance For You To Remember Your Loved Ones

Last summer, I was contacted by Manhattan Concert Productions from New York City. They invited  our Chancel Choir to lead a chorus in presenting a new work by composer Dan Forrest. His new work, “Requiem for the Living” was completed on January 7, 2013. This new work uses elements of the “Requiem,” the Roman Catholic Mass for the dead.

The Chancel Choir is honored to have been asked to perform this deeply moving new work. This performance will take place in Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church on Michigan Avenue. This beautiful church, built in a Cathedral style is the oldest structure on Michigan Avenue, Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile.” While the Chancel Choir will be joining voices with other choirs they will make up half of the combined chorus. This will be a whirlwind trip for the choir. Rehearsals will begin the day we arrive with the concert two days later. Since rehearsals will be few, a stipulation from our host, Manhattan Concert Productions is that each participating chorus send a recording of a final rehearsal or a concert of us singing this five movement extended work… just to prove that we know it before we arrive in Chicago. So….we’d like to share Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” with the  congregation and the Jackson community with a special Memorial Concert on Sunday, May 18 at 3:00pm in our sanctuary.

In Memorium

While the Roman Catholic Requiem is a Mass FOR the dead, Dan Forrest switches the emphasis to a musical work written as a source of comfort for the living. We hope that this beautiful work for Chorus and soloists
will be a source of comfort to you as we near Memorial Day. In fact, we’d like to include your memorials of your friends and loved ones in the concert program. A memorial booklet, of all memorials, will be printed with the concert program. We offer this to you much in the same manner as with the December Poinsettias or Easter’s Lilies.  Memorial Envelopes can be filled out and submitted to the front office to include your donation to the Music Ministry. Space will be limited so please include the name of the memorial and the person or family giving the memorial. Memorial envelopes can be found in the worship bulletin after Easter or can be picked up in the church office. Plan now to share this concert with your friends and family and enjoy the memorial booklet keepsake that you can share with your out of town family.