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Thursday, April 18 @ 6:30pm

Maundy Thursday Service @ Jackson Brookside UMC—A dramatic Tenebrae service, 4000 Francis St., Jackson, MI 49203

Maundy Thursday Service @ Jackson First UMC—A service of music and preaching, 275 West Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201

Friday, April 19 @ 12:50pm

Good Friday Service @ Jackson First UMC—A service of music and preaching, 275 West Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201

@ 6:30pm

Good Friday Service @ Jackson Calvary UMC—A service of reflection and music, 925 Backus St., Jackson, MI 49202

Sunday, April 21@ 8:00am

Sunrise Service @ Jackson Trinity UMC with a breakfast to follow 1508 Greenwood Ave., Jackson, MI 49203

@ 8:30am

Easter Service @ Jackson First UMC 275 West Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201

@ 9:30am

Easter Service @ Jackson Trinity UMC1508 Greenwood Ave., Jackson, MI 49203

Easter Service @ Jackson Zion UMC 7498 North Cooper Rd, Jackson, MI 49201

 @ 10:15am

Easter Breakfast @ Calvary

@ 11:00am

Easter Service @ Jackson Brookside UMC 4000 Francis St., Jackson, MI 49203

Easter Service @ Jackson Calvary UMC 925 Backus St., Jackson, MI 49202

Easter Service @ Jackson First UMC 275 West Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201




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Worship Times

8:30am & 11:00am ( September 9, 2018 - May 19, 2019)

10:00am ( Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Faith & Fellowship

9:40am (September 9, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

Sunday School (Orange)

9:40am (September 9, 2018 - April 21, 2019)

This Week's Live Stream

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 us, as together we strive to know God and be known by God as He reveals Himself in new and exciting ways.

March Worship Schedule

March 24, 2019—Third Sunday in Lent (8:30) (11:00– Children/ Youth Musical)

Scriptures:  Joel 2:12-17; Matthew 6:1, 16-18

Sermon Title:  “HUNGERING FOR GOD”:   Ancient Practices for Contemporary Christians Series II

Sermon Theme: WE live in a world of consumerism and consumption.  When we fast, as Jesus commanded us, we draw near to God, yes.  We also realize what is essential to life and what is unnecessary.

Sermon Text:  “But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen not by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your father who sees in secret will reward you.”

Matthew 6:17-18(NRSV)


March 31, 2019– Fourth Sunday in Lent/ UMCOR Sunday

Scriptures:  Psalm 139:1-18; Luke 11:1-13

Sermon Title:  “SUCH A GRAND MEANS”:  Ancient Practices for Contemporary Christians Series III

Sermon Theme:  John Wesley called prayer the “grand means of drawing near to God”.  Prayer is more than making re quests to God. It is spending time with God, talking and listening to God.

Sermon Text:  “So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.  For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10(NRSV)


April Worship Schedule


April 7, 2019– Fifth Sunday in Lent / Sacrament of Holy Communion

Scriptures:  Exodus 16:1-15; John 6:28-35


             Ancient Practices for Contemporary Christians Series IV

Sermon Theme:  The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, is more than a ritual meal.  We believe that Christ is present in the meal.  We hear again the story of God’s love in Jesus Christ.

Sermon Text:  “For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”  John 6:33(NRSV)


April 14, 2019– Palm Sunday

             The Chancel Choir will bring the morning message.



April 18, 2019– Maundy Thursday (6:30)

Scriptures:  Romans 13:8-10; John 13:1-17

Sermon Title:  “GROWING IN HUMILITY”: 

                                 Ancient Practices for Contemporary Christians Series V

Sermon Theme:  In Jesus Christ do we see the true nature of God.  God came to us as a servant.  We are called to serve others.

Sermon Text:  Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was  tied around him.   John 13:5 (NRSV)

April 19, 2019—Good Friday (12:50)

Scriptures:  Isaiah 52:13-53; John 18:28-19:30


Sermon Theme:  When Jesus stood before Pilate on Good Friday, two kingdoms clash in this encounter—the kingdoms of the world and the Kingdom of God.  Pilate represents the world’s way, the way of violence and force, of power and politics.  Jesus embodies another way, the way of God and Love.

Sermon Text:  Jesus answered, “ My kingdom is not from this world.   If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.  But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”    John 18:36 (NRSV)


April 21, 2019– Easter Sunday

Scriptures:  I Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18

Sermon Title:  “HE’S ALIVE”

Sermon Theme:  Out of the tragedy and seeming defeat of the cross of Good Friday, when death and the power of darkness seemingly had won, God brought forth the glory of the resurrection on Easter morning.  The tomb is empty!  Christ is alive!  He is alive, indeed!

Sermon Text:  Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “ I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her. John 20:18 (NRSV)


April 28, 2019– Second Sunday of Easter

             The Rev. Mary Loring, Pastor of Discipleship will bring the morning message.


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