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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.

December Sermon Schedule

December 17, 2017 – Third Sunday of Advent

Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11: Luke 1:46b-55

Sermon Title: “GOD IN THE LOWLY: Looked Upon with Favor”

Sermon Synopsis: The Spirit of God is poured out upon all, anointing us to bring good news to the oppressed.  “Those who go out weeping… shall come home with shouts of joy,” says the Psalm.  We hear Mary’s magnificat this day–a song of joy and prophecy from a woman facing great challenge yet looked upon with favor by God.  We acknowledge Christ’s presence among the poor and recommit to “filling the hungry with good things.”

Sermon Text: “…and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.”

Luke 1:47-48 (NRSV)


December 24, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

Scripture: II Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Luke 1:26-38

Sermon Title: “GOD IN THE HOUSE: For All Generations”

Sermon Synopsis: The ancient Hebrew writers spoke of God’s covenant to build the people “a house.”  God’s house–God’s reign–is built in us from generation to generation.  This day we praise God for the Holy incarnate in all generations of our community.  We give thanks for the ways our children, youth and adults of all ages lead the congregation in praise and prayer.

Sermon Text: “Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the LORD: Are you the one to build me a house to live in?”

II Samuel 7:5 (NRSV)


December 24, 2017 – Christmas Eve

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-20

Sermon Title: “GOD IN THE LIGHT: Do Not Be Afraid”

Sermon Synopsis: We are no longer a people without light for “those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined.”  Light shone on a little town where an unlikely Savior was born–the incarnation of God in the flesh.  We too walk in the light and so there is no fear–for God is truly with us.  Emmanuel!

Sermon Text: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined. Isaiah 9:2 (NRSV)


December 31, 2017 – First Sunday after Christmas/Wesleyan Covenant Service

Scripture: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Galatians 4:4-7


Sermon Synopsis: “You shall be called by a new name…” Isaiah declares that something new is being born.  Indeed, as we continue to celebrate the presence of God in the new-born child, we affirm our own freedom and adoption in Christ–“you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God” says Galatians.  We finish our “Here is Our God” series this day, knowing that, indeed, we are part of the family–the “kingdom” of God.

Sermon Text: The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give. Isaiah 62:2 (NRSV)


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