Community Ministry


Worship With Us Online
With Live Video Streaming

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.

CCLI Church Streaming & Podcast License #CSPL019090

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, 9am-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.

Pray for Orlando

As we stand together in the midst of the tragedy in Orlando, we ask that you keep everyone impacted in your prayers and thoughts.

Please read and reflect upon this letter from Bishop Deb Kiesey.

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!

July Sermon Schedule

July 3, 2016 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost / Sacrament of Holy Communion

Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17; Mark 14:22-25

Sermon Title: "A METHODIST GIVES THANKS": Marks of a Methodist Series III

Sermon Focus: The third distinguishing mark of a Methodist is to give thanks to God in all things.

Sermon Text: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

                                                                                Colossians 3:17 (NRSV)

July 10, 2016 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: I Thessalonians 5:12-22; Luke 18:1-8

Sermon Title: "A METHODIST PRAYS CONSTANTLY": Marks of a Methodist Series IV

Sermon Focus: A fourth distinguishing mark of a Methodist is to pray constantly.

Sermon Text: ...pray without ceasing...

                                                                                I Thessalonians 5:17 (NRSV)

July 17, 2016 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost  

Scripture: Romans 13:8-10; Luke 10:25-37

Sermon Title: "A METHODIST LOVES OTHERS": Marks of a Methodist Series V

Sermon Focus: A fifth distinguishing mark of a Methodist is to love others.

Sermon Text: Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is fulfilling of the law.

                                                                                Romans 13:10 (NRSV)

July 24, 2016 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost  

Scripture: John 15:1-11

Sermon Title: "WALKING THE WALK": Fully Devoted Life of Discipleship Series I

Sermon Focus: A Fully Committed Disciple of Jesus Christ has a demonstrated personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Sermon Text: Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.

                                                                                John 15:4 (NRSV)

July 31, 2016 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture: II Timothy 3:16-17

Sermon Title: Fully Devoted Life of Discipleship Series II

Sermon Focus: A Fully Committed Disciple of Jesus Christ knows and is committed to basic Christian teachings.

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