Community Ministry

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 Windows 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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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.


February Sermon Schedule

February 1            Dr. Beck
Fourth Sunday after Epiphany/Sacrament of Holy Communion      
Scriptures: Revelation 2:1-7; I John 3:14-24
Sermon Title: “The Church As The Place Of First Love:” Orange Series III
Sermon Focus: Jesus is our first love.
Sermon Text: We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
I John 3:16 (NRSV)

February 8            Dr. Beck
Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 7:1-11; I Corinthians 12:12-26
Sermon Title: “Worshiping At The Altar Of Individualism:” False Idols I
Sermon Focus: Followers of Christ (disciples) live the life of faith in community.
Sermon Text: For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
I Corinthians 12:12 (NRSV)

February 15            Dr. Beck
Last Sunday after Epiphany
Scriptures: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Philippians 2:1-11
Sermon Title: “Worshiping At The Altar Of Consumerism:” False Idols II
Sermon Focus: Followers of Christ (disciples) seek to be servants to all.
Sermon Text: Let the same mind be you that was in Christ Jesus…
Philippians 2:5 (NRSV)

February 22            Dr. Beck
First Sunday in Lent
Scriptures: Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15
Sermon Title: “The Rainbow Covenant:” Covenant Series I
Sermon Focus: In the covenant with Noah, God seeks to be in relationship with all humankind.
Sermon Text: God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”
Genesis 9:12-13 (NRSV)