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November 10, 2019
Twenty-second 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 are currently held in the 

McWhorter Activity Center.

November 10

Sermon: Made for Gratitude

Sermon Series: The Gratitude Experiment

Scripture: Luke 17:11-19

Rev. Lyle Holland, Senior Pastor

November 11


Church offices will be closed on Monday, November 11 to observe Veterans' Day. Thank a military veteran for their service.


The Pairs & Spares Sunday School class will NOT be having their Bake Sale this year. 

2020 Estimate of Giving Cards

We are still receiving giving cards in the church office. Please feel free to come by and drop yours off if you're out and about. And if you need another one, we have them here. The offices are open 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday, and Friday 8 am until noon.

Thank you for your commitment to Jacksonville First United Methodist Church!

Great Progress on the Renovation!
Christmas Play Needs Christmas Trees!

Please be on the lookout for Christmas trees of ALL shapes and sizes; we will need LOTS of trees for this year's play! 

They don't have to be purchased new, (unless you would like to donate them) but if you bring one to loan us, please make sure that your name is on it, and we will return it to you ASAP afterwards.

(NOTE: 3 foot minimum size)

As always, thank you so much for contributing to Children's Ministries!


Thank you to everyone who helped out with Light the Night with Jesus. It was a lot of fun! Even though we moved everything to the front parking lot because of the muddy field, it ended up being a blessing in disguise. We had a great turnout. Thank you again!

Community Thanksgiving Meal 2019

Our church will, for the 5th year, co-sponsor a lunchtime Thanksgiving meal for the Jacksonville community. We will team with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. We will probably deliver around 300 meals and serve about 150 meals at St. Luke’s. To do this we need your help.

We need:

· Monetary donations which will pay for our portion of the food supplies needed. Checks can be made payable to JFUMC, and in the memo line write Thanksgiving Meal.

· Cooked and deboned roasted turkeys delivered to St. Luke’s. (call St. Luke’s to sign up.)

· Cakes & pies delivered to St. Luke’s, sliced and ready to serve.

· Volunteers: Servers, meal delivery, greeters, and clean up. (Call St. Luke’s to sign up.)

St. Luke’s: open 9 am - 2 pm, Monday-Thursday: 


For more information, please call Jim Lloyd at 256-452-4773.

Reactivating the Security Team

The Trustees have been asked to provide security during the 9AM worship service, the 10AM Sunday school hour, and the 6PM Thrive service. 

Those interested in being part of a Security Team please contact Sonny Bishop at 256-591-6006 or Both men and women are welcomed on this team, especially those who have served in this capacity before.

Tuesday, December 10, 5:00 pm
Senior Adult Christmas Dinner

It's time to mark your calendar for the Senior Adult Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 10 at 5:00 pm. 

This is a lovely catered affair for anyone in the church family who is aged 50 or older. There is no charge, but reservations are necessary for a head count. Contact Chris Brightbill for a reservation: 256-225-7394,

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Jacksonville First UMC

109 Gayle Avenue SW, Jacksonville
United States


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