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October 13, 2019
Eighteenth 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 13
Sermon: Relationship

Sermon Series: Imago Dei

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7

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.

Holy Baptism

George Davis Lyon will be baptized during Thrive Worship on Sunday, October 13 at 6 pn. Davis is the son of David & Brooke Lyon. 

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

Children Visit Legacy Village

This Sunday afternoon, October 13, the children will be going to Legacy Village to have an activity day with the residents. We will be doing a devotional, a fun activity, and delivering (and of course playing) our BINGO game that we made for the residents. If you would like to go, meet us at Legacy Village at 1:45 pm.

Connectional Table Meeting

There will be a  meeting of the Connectional Table at 3:30 pm
on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in the JOY classroom. Members, please make every effort to attend. 

This meeting is open to all church members.

October 13

A long-envisioned renovation started September 16 when wallpaper was removed from the MAC hallway. More than three years ago the Board of Trustees developed a list of priorities which began with replacing roofs and repairing sanctuary windows. Now we begin some  of the interior renovation and updating originally identified by the Trustees. This includes work in the MAC and the sanctuary.

October 13
From the Trustees

We are entering exciting times as we move forward with the church renovation project. We have three venues where improvements are being made; the MAC area, the sanctuary, and the hallways outside the sanctuary to include the hallway on the upper floor of the education building. 

Painting in the MAC hallway and the new wiring in the MAC have been completed. We are now in the process of reconfiguring the choir loft to improve the seating, return to hardwood flooring to improve both the looks and acoustics of the chancel area, upgrading to a digital sound system in the sanctuary to include a hearing loop for the hearing-impaired, and adding video capabilities for streaming the service. The sanctuary will also receive fresh paint, new carpet, new pew cushions, reupholstered chairs in the pulpit area, and improvements to the church doors. The hallway outside the sanctuary and down the upper floor of the education building will also receive fresh paint. 

Due to your generosity and stewardship, there have been sufficient funds in the Reserve Building Fund to cover this project. Recently, however, we have faced a new challenge as we found out that two HVAC units for the sanctuary need to be replaced at a cost approaching $20,000. This is, indeed, unfortunate and untimely, If you are considering making a gift to the Reserve Building Fund, your gift would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for all you do to make this church a beautiful place to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Children's Book Drive

Have you seen those cute decorated boxes around town with free books in them? What a great idea!

Now think of all the kids in the Community Center after school and tutoring programs. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a supply of FREE books they could choose from to take home and share?

Got any books on your shelves that need to be in the hands of these curious kids? Look for the Book Drive bins around the church and think about dropping a few books appropriate for a young reader in grades K - 6. Your book could be the book that hooks them into a story they can't put down!

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


Do you have a heart for mission? Are you interested in the missions of JFUMC? Do you have a non-profit or mission organization that you work with or help support? Is your heart being tugged to lead a mission team? Are you interested in a volunteer in mission trip? Do you have a mission project you would love to see happen?

Your JFUMC mission committee would like to hear from you. You are invited to share with us and be a part of this important committee working in the life of the church.

The list below shows some of the mission groups and agencies that JFUMC supports throughout the year. The funds you designate to missions are used to help support these areas of ministry in and around our community and the world. Many servant hands of JFUMC are involved in one or more of these mission opportunities.

JCOC                                                       Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)

Wesley Foundation                                   Second Chance

Interfaith Ministries & Dental Clinic           SIFAT (Servants in Faith & Technology)

UMCOR Disaster Relief                            Meals on Wheels (J’ville)

UMCOR Warehouse, Decatur                   Heifer

African Children’s Mission                        Community Garden

Ice Cream Disciples (Attention Home)     Jax Weekend Snack Packs

Kitty Stone Tutoring Program                    Serving Table

Lion’s Vision Mission, AL                            Community Enabler

Habitat for Humanity                                   JFUMC Youth and Children’s Missions 

Feel free to contact or email Debbie Mosakowski, 2019 Missions Chair, with your thoughts and ideas on JFUMC missions.  


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!

Prayer Requests

 (MEMBERS / Non-members)

  • Dustin Baker
  • Carol Farrell
  • Walter Fritts
  • Steven Hartzog
  • Melissa
  • Johnnie Powell
  • Carol Williams
  • Terri Wright
Deadline to receive entries is Wednesday morning at 8:00 am.
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