Change can be hard but most of the time change is for the better. At Jacksonville First United Methodist Church we have changes coming up. These changes are because of growth. Growth is always a good thing.
We have young adults that have graduated High School and need a LIFE Group. We have families with young children either returning to Church or finding us for the first time. We will have three new LIFE Groups beginning the first of September. Two of these will be on Sunday mornings and one will meet off campus. Alison Huskey will be leading a LIFE Group for families with children. Erica Tilley and Steve Bouwknegt will be leading a group for Young Adults. Both of these classes will be meeting in the Connection Center. Lezlie Lovercheck is also leading a group of adults who would prefer to meet during the week. Sunday mornings are full for our Praise Band, and those who work the sound and video. This will give them an opportunity to join a LIFE Group. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, contact the Church office for more information.
Our Children’s Department is having growth as well. Our Modern Service has more young families coming which means children! We will be offering a Kid’s Church during part of the Modern Service. The kids will be dismissed during offering and go upstairs to our new Kid’s Chapel. They will learn about prayer, worship, and have a lesson or activity pertaining to a Bible Story. We are very excited for this opportunity to teach our children in a new way. If you would like to help with this, please contact Stephanie Dunn.
We are also working closely with the JFUMC Childcare Center to invite families to our events. The Childcare Center is growing and thriving. We have Chapel with them once a week during the school year. They are so eager to learn and have fun in Chapel.
I am excited about the new life being breathed in JFUMC, and I hope you can feel it and are excited also.
Christian Education Coordinator
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