Worship With Us Online
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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Worship Times

8:30am & 11:00am

Faith & Fellowship


Sunday School (Orange)





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.

Lenten Services

Lenten services this year will have a different feel as we welcome sharing worship experiences with our brothers and sisters in Christ from the Jackson United Methodist Churches. 

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018

12:10pm First UMC Chapel—Rev. Julie Nygaard, retired UM pastor

6:30pm First UMC Sanctuary—Rev. Mary Loring

Palm Sunday, Sunday, March 25, 2018

8:30am & 11:00am

Lenten Communion, February 21, 2018 —March 28, 2018

12:10pm at First UMC Chapel

Maundy Thursday Service, Thursday, March 29, 2018

6:30pm at First UMC Sanctuary—Rev. Ron Brooks,

pastor at Brookside & Trinity UMC

Music will be presented by combined choirs from the Jackson UMC

Good Friday Service, Friday, March 30, 2018

12:50pm at First UMC Sanctuary—Rev. Dr. Eric Beck

Music presented by the Chancel Choir

Easter Sunday Services, Sunday, April 1, 2018

8:30am & 11:00am


February Sermon Schedule

Lenten Worship Series

Bending Our Lives Toward God

Series Scripture:  Luke 11:1-4:  He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to   him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”  He said to them, “When you pray, say:  Father, hallowed  be your name. Your kingdom come.  Give us each day our daily bread.   And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves for give everyone indebted to us.  And do not bring us to the time of trial.”

Series Synopsis:  Why do we recite The Lord’s Prayer every week in worship?  By reciting it so often doesn’t it lose meaning?  The church has used The Lord’s Prayer as a way of teaching the faith and practice of faith to new believers.  When we live into The Lord’s Prayer our lives are “bent toward God”.


February 25, Second Sunday in Lent

The Rev. Dr. Leicester Longden preaching

                 Sermon Title:  “Your Kingdom…..Your will”

                 Scripture:  Isaiah 52:7-10; Matthew 11:2-6

                 Dilemma:  If God’s kingdom and will has come in Jesus Christ, why is there still injustice, hunger and evil?

                 Antidote:  To keep on praying and living the Lord’s Prayer.

Why Proclaim this?:  The Lord’s Prayer teaches us to become bearers of God’s Kingdom and doers of God’s will here and now.


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