Greeters Make the First Impression

By Ellen Queen Church Member When you come to worship on Sunday mornings, who is the first person to greet you at the door?  Often, it’s a Greeter.  This important role in the church provides a warm and welcoming reception to members and guests and is a first impression to...

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Find a Sermon Based Small Group

Do you have the desire to build community and cultivate a life of deeper discipleship? Join one of our new sermon based small groups! In these groups you will dive into the weekly sermons and use guided questions to discover how God might be seeking to work in your hearts...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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