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Options for Giving

EFT and Credit Cards please contact the Church Office (517)787-6460, Monday - Friday, 9am- 4pm est.
Checks may be mailed to: FUMC, 275 W. MIchigan, Jackson, MI 49201


Worship With Us Online
With 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.


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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.

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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.


May Sermon Schedule

May 3    Rev. Babb
Fifth Sunday of Easter/ Sacrament of Holy Communion, the Rev.
Scripture: I John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8
Sermon Title: “The Branches”
Sermon Focus: We are to bear fruit and what kind of fruit should we bear?
Sermon Text: “He (God) removes every branch in me (Christ) that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit God prunes to make it bear more fruit.” John 15:2

May 10    Dr. Beck
Sixth Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day
Scripture: II Kings 5:1-14; Acts 8:26-39
Sermon Title: “Breaking Down Barriers”
Sermon Focus: The Gospel of Jesus Christ tears down all of humanity’s barriers.
Sermon Text: As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”
Acts 8:36 (NRSV)

May 17    Dr. Beck
Seventh Sunday of Easter/Graduation Recognition
Scripture: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; John 17:6-19
Sermon Title: “One”
Sermon Focus: One of the marks of the Church of Jesus Christ is unity.
Sermon Text: And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.
John 17:11 (NRSV)

May 24    Dr. Beck
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Acts 2:1-21
Sermon Title: “The Breath Of Life”
Sermon Focus: Through the Holy Spirit’s activity the Church has life.
Sermon Text: And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.
Acts 2:2 (NRSV)

May 31    Dr. Beck
Trinity Sunday/First Sunday after Pentecost/Disciple Recognition
Sacrament of Holy Communion
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17
Sermon Title: “Children Of God”
Sermon Focus: The Church of Jesus Christ is led by the Holy Spirit.
Sermon Text: For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.
Romans 8:14 (NRSV)

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