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With Live Video Streaming

Live streaming video of the  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 ( Sept. - June) 10:00am to 11:00am (July - August).  At times you may experience delays or interuptions we are currently in the process of upgradin our equipment.  Thank you for yourpatience.

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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!

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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.


October 22, 2017 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost/Consecration Sunday

Scripture: I Chronicles 29:1-9; John 6:1-13

Sermon Title: “ARE THERE ENOUGH BASKETS?” From Scarcity to Abundance Series IV

Sermon Synopsis: How would he church be different if we were truly a generous people? In God’s economy, nothing we offer to serve God and others is ever lost. God gathers up what we offer and through the

miracle of grace it is multiplied. But we also receive when we give out of generosity. We receive more than we give.

Sermon Text: When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets.            John 6:12-13 (NRSV)


October 29, 2017 – Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost/Reformation Sunday

Scripture: Romans 3:19-28; John 8:31-36


Sermon Synopsis: Is there such a thing as a “perfect church”? 500 years ago, Martin Luther sought to reform his beloved church (Roman Catholic Church) and nailed 95 theses on the door of the Wittenburg Church. The result sent shockwaves throughout Europe and changed how many people understood the Christian faith. We live in a time when there is much confusion about what exactly the Christian faith is about. That includes people who profess Jesus Christ. The Good News reminds us that God is the one who is in control of the church. Our task is to be so intimately connected with God that when God moves, through the Holy Spirit, the church will move with God.

Sermon Text: For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.

Romans 3:28 (NRSV)


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