• Coaching: A Guiding Light to Faith and Community

    Originally Published: Aug. 23, 2018 “Let your light shine!”  Recalling Pastor Charley’s words from a recent sermon. Recreation Ministry Chair Robert Rivers challenges us – members of JCUMC – to actively support the recreation ministry by our presence – by “letting our light shine”.  With over 300 children on our...

  • What Does Hanging of the Greens Represent?

    By Ellen Queen Church Member Advent is a season of preparation for Jesus’ birth and the second coming, and that preparation includes our worship spaces.  So how were the Sanctuary, Narthex and Gathering Room prepared?  Susan Smith, current chair of the Worship Committee, and her team of 15 helpers (plus...

  • How the Live Nativity Began

    By Elizabeth Lang Church Member This Saturday, December 15th, marks the 15th anniversary of JCUMC’s Live Nativity – our youth’s beloved production of the Christmas story. Three sheep, three goats, one camel, and one donkey will join a cast including Mary, Joseph, an innkeeper, shepherds, angels, and the Magi in...

  • Our Faith in Action – Chancel Choir

    By Miranda McLaren Church Member Kyle Stubbings has been a member of the Chancel Choir since joining JCUMC eight years ago.  He and his daughters, Lucy and Caroline, are active members of the church and community. As we enter Advent, Kyle was asked to share some thoughts about the choir,...

  • Our Faith in Action – Meals That Heal

    Comfort food.  Soul food.  Bread of Life.  Meals that Heal.  As we all know food does so much more than the essential function of nourishing our bodies.  Meals provide comfort, fellowship, healing.  Meals that Heal is a volunteer-run ministry at JCUMC that provides food for families and individuals following the...

  • Our Faith in Action – Stephen Ministers Are Here For You

    • Are you struggling through a difficult time in your life . . . loss of a loved one, divorce, major illness, job loss, financial problems, loneliness, problems with family relationships, difficulties with your children, relocation, change in living arrangements, or other tough issues? • Are your family and friends...