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October 6, 2019
Seventeenth 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 6
Sermon: Identity

Sermon Series: Imago Dei

Scripture: Luke 20:20-26

Rev. Lyle Holland

Holy Communion will be celebrated in both services.

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.

October 6

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.

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


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

Sharing God's Love in Practical Ways
SIFAT (Servants in Faith and Technology)

SIFAT, a nonprofit Christian organization, located in Lineville, AL, provides training in community development in hard places in our world.

Learn & Serve

Learn & Serve is a ministry of SIFAT that provides an opportunity for Americans to gain a holistic view of the developing world and challenges participants to explore how God calls us to live. Throughout each year, groups visit our 176-acre campus to learn through interactive programming and simulations, as well as a summer training experience. A simulated rural Global Village and Urban Slum are used as teaching tools to let people experience the lives of our brothers and sisters living in the two-thirds world. Understanding the global context challenges us to start at home, responding to local needs as well as global ones.


People from around the world gather at SIFAT’s international training campus to learn practical skills to foster sustainable community development. SIFAT also offers this training periodically in Latin America, Africa and Asia. For more than three decades, SIFAT has provided training and technical assistance in meeting basic human needs to church and community leaders from more than 80 different countries. SIFAT’s methods empower people to develop their families and communities holistically by integrating training for physical, spiritual and social needs.

International Missions

Part of SIFAT’s vision is to bridge the First and Two-thirds Worlds by providing ways for North Americans to become personally involved in the lives of people in other countries.

We do this by sending short-term mission teams from churches, universities and other

organizations to help empower our SIFAT training graduates with their approved projects. These construction, teaching, evangelistic and medical teams go at the invitation of the SIFAT graduate and work alongside the people in the community. We call these short-term teams for long term development.

JFUMC has sent youth groups to SIFAT for the Learn & Serve experience program and sent two mission teams to Quito, Ecuador in 2006 & 07. The teams worked construction in Atucucho, one of the poorest areas in Quito, on a day care center for 150 children living in poverty.

Learn more about SIFAT

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
  • Johnnie Powell
  • Carol Williams
  • Terri Wright


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109 Gayle Avenue SW, Jacksonville, AL 36265


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