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October 20, 2019
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Worship Times

Traditional Worship           9:00 am

Sunday School                 10:10 am

Contemporary Worship     6:00 pm

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Due to renovation, both services currently held in the McWhorter Activity Center.

October 20
Sermon: Responsibility

Sermon Series: Imago Dei

Scripture: Isaiah 58:6-12

Rev. Lyle Holland

Parking for Worship in the MAC

The sanctuary doors will remain locked since it is not in use. You may want to rethink your regular parking spot and look for a slot on the back of the MAC, or on the north/JCOC side.  The east and west MAC doors will be open.

Welcome, New Members!

David & Brooke Lyon


George Davis Lyon 

We are so glad to have your family as part of ours!

October 13
Connectional Table Recap

The Connectional Table met on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm. The meeting was opened with prayer by Lyle Holland. The following reports were given:


Reworking of job descriptions continues, to be finalized by the end of the year. The SPRC recommended that Pastor Compensation remain the same as 2019. This number is required to be approved and turned in at the Charge Conference meeting on Sunday, October 20, 2019.


Financial reports indicate giving increases from August. As of the end of September, reports indicate that we have used 72% of our budget, which is right on track for the third quarter of 2019. Lyle called attention to the Solvency column of the Operating Budget Financial Report Clarification; how that number had risen steadily since January. Considering all the change which has taken place this year, and which is still taking place, this is a very healthy sign.


Renovations in the MAC are complete. Carpentry and wiring for the sound system in the sanctuary are complete, and painting continues. We have had an offer to purchase the old choir chairs which will be accepted. This income will help to offset the cost of the 2 new HVAC units which were an unexpected expense. The lighting in the sanctuary will be changed over to LED bulbs (while the scaffolding is in place for painting), which will be brighter and much more economical. Refinishing the front doors of the church will be the last item on the list.


Children’s Market: We are very close to closing out expenses for the 2019 Fall Consignment Sale, which was a great success.

Children’s Ministries participated in a Music & Missions project recently in which the children created a bingo game to be given to the patients at Legacy Village. This morning, the children visited the residents there for kid-styled worship and played the bingo game they had brought to give the residents. Everyone had great fun!

Cub Scouts: There has been a renewed interest in Cub Scouts. We will hear more on this as it develops.

Fall Festival: Help is needed to man the games for the Festival. There will be no Trunk or Treat this year, instead we will have a short contemporary worship service.


Quite a few youth have signed up to man games at the Fall Festival. Soup and chili are still needed.

Corey reported that with large attendance numbers on Wednesday nights, they are looking at reconfiguring the Youth Room to better handle the crowd. During December, Wednesday UMYF will not meet here, but will volunteer at JCOC to help with mid-week chores there.

The youth continue to park cars at the church for JSU home games. The cost is $5 per vehicle, which is less than most other places. So far they have raised over $200 to be spent on future activities.

They are looking forward to a Fish Fry event on Saturday, October 26 from 4:00-7:00 pm. There will be takeout plates cooked by Swamp John for sale at $13 each. All orders will be takeout. Tickets are sold by youth and Corey.


Lyle reminded the Connectional Table about Charge Conference next Sunday, October 20, at Piedmont UMC. Everyone is encouraged to attend. A Nominations Report was distributed for CT to approve nominations to replace those who will rotate off committees this year. Thursday, October 24 will be the Bishop’s Day in the District at Talladega UMC at 6 pm. Sunday, October 27 is Fall Festival here, but is also the Gathering of the Orders, for which Lyle is in charge, so he will be unable to attend Fall Festival.

Lyle reported that 2020 Estimate of Giving Cards would be going out in the next few days, with Ingathering Sunday set for November 3.


Reactivation of the Security Team to patrol the church during worship is becoming a higher priority with shorter daylight and so many fall and winter activities. We will need people to help with this effort.

The next meeting was set for Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 pm.

The meeting was closed in prayer by Corey Burns at 4:10 pm.

Art created by Kids 1st students and staff. All proceeds will go toward providing stuffed animals and baby dolls to the Alzheimer's Unit at Jacksonville Health & Rehab. 

Most of the items will be sold using the silent auction format; however, there will be some smaller itmes that will be available for immediate purchase. Join us on Thursday evening and meet many of the artists!


Thursday, October 17        4:00 - 5:30 pm

Friday, October 18             4:00 - 5:30 pm

Saturday, October 19       10:00 am - 12:00 pm


We had such a wonderful time at Legacy Village this past Sunday! 

Thank you to everyone who came!

Old & Young Fun at Legacy Village!

Children's Sunday

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 27, Children's Sunday.

Light the Night with Jesus! Sunday, October 27

Our Light the Night is quickly approaching Sign up sheets are still available in Sunday School Classrooms!

          4:00 pm   Fall Festival
          6:00 pm   Soup/Chili Supper
          6:30 pm   Thrive Worship Service

We will have TWO Fall Festival Work Days:

Sunday, October 20 - 12:00 pm

Thursday, October 24 - 6:00 pm

Mission Emphasis
Community Enabler Developer "CED"

Community Enabler Developer (CED) is located on what used to be the Carpenter United Methodist Church campus on the corner of Wilmer and F Street in Anniston. The Executive Director and founder, Maudine Holloway, has been working tirelessly with generous donors for almost 50 years providing food, clothing and household items to those in need within Calhoun and surrounding counties. 

To date in 2019, CED has served 3,842 persons with 32,726 food items and 46,054 clothing items. CED has spent $13,493.94 for assistance to individuals for medication, utilities, food, etc. On their campus CED has a resale shop called The Holloway House. They would love for you to come shop at the store and visit the campus to see the work being done to give those in need a helping hand. 

Food items currently needed:

2lb. packages of sugar, flour, and corn meal


Canned goods w/pop tops

Canned meats



Come and hang out with the JFUMC gang before JSU football games! We have snacks and fellowship! 

Our tent is on Mountain Street across from Spring Street.


Charge Conference will be held at Piedmont UMC, 300 N Main Street, Piedmont AL 36272 from 2:00-4:00 pm.

Youth Fish Fry Fundraiser

JFUMC Youth will be hosting a Fish Fry on Saturday, October 26, 2019 to raise money for their events and mission work. Tickets are $13 per plate and are available from Corey Burns or any youth.

Each plate contains fried catfish, hush puppies, slaw, and iced tea. All orders are takeout, and will be available in the MAC on October 26.  Get your plates reserved now and don't miss the YUM!

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