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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.

May Sermon Schedule

June Sermon Schedule

June 4, 2017 – Pentecost Sunday (Annual Conference)/Sacrament of Holy Communion

            The Rev. Julie Nygaard

              Scripture:  Acts 2:1-21; 2 Timothy 1:6-7

              Sermon Title:  “ FANNING THE FLAME” 


June 11, 2017 – First Sunday after Pentecost/Trinity Sunday

              Dr. Beck

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20


Sermon Synopsis: With all the different styles of worship in the church, traditional, contemporary, emergent, future/ancient, etc., what makes for Christian worship? Christian worship is participation in Jesus’ communion/relationship with the Father through the Holy Spirit. When we worship the God revealed in Jesus Christ we will be drawn into relationship with God and others.

            Sermon Text: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy

                Spirit  be with all of you.  II Corinthians 13:13 (NRSV

June 18, 2017 – Second Sunday after Pentecost

              Dr. Beck

Scripture: Galatians 5:13-26; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Sermon Title: “BEARING FRUIT”: Fruit of the Spirit Series I

Sermon Synopsis: Is there a litmus test for Christians? Is there a way to decide who the truly faithful in Christ are? Many people claim to be Christian. The best way to understand what a Christian should look like is to examine the One we follow, Jesus Christ. When a person’s life has been transformed by the Holy Spirit then the evidence of that transformation is what Paul called the fruit of the Spirit. When God is present and at work in our lives and in the church we will exhibit the qualities of love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, and self-control.

Sermon Text: By contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.

Galatians 5:22-23 (NRSV)


June 25, 2017 – Third Sunday after Pentecost

              Dr. Beck

Scripture: Romans 13:7-10; Matthew 22:34-40

Sermon Title: Fruit of the Spirit Series II

Sermon Synopsis: Why does Jesus and the church talk so much about love? Doesn’t every religion have some teaching about love? When Christians talk about love they are talking about relationship, and not feelings. Christian faith is defined by relationships that exhibit loving care. The very nature of the God we know in Jesus Christ is a relationship of selfless, self-giving love, between the three Persons of the Holy Trinity. Since that defines who God is, it also should define who we are as Christ’s church.

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

Romans 8:10 (NRSV)


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