Look around you at Jacksonville First United Methodist. We have so much good happening right in our midst. We are a church on fire. There is a song that Hillsong sings called, “Church on Fire.” When I think about all FJUMC is doing we are a church on fire.
Look around at how our church is being the hands and feet of Christ. We are serving hundreds of families meals and groceries weekly, we are tutoring 25 children afterschool on Wednesdays and building relationships with them, we are quilting blankets, making hats, and numerous creations for people all over, we are having Bible studies, LIFE Groups, Youth events, welcoming visitors, and so much more.
We were blessed through COVID to be able to connect digitally; and during that time, I believe God was talking to you and preparing you for when we were fully opened to come back on fire. We have refocused programs and created new programs. I believe we have a new energy within us calling us to do Christ’s work throughout the community.
Holy Week is one week away and we have many opportunities to worship with us during that week. Invite a friend to come with you. Sunday, April 10th is Palm Sunday and you will be welcomed with palms, the Choir, and the Handbells that morning. Thursday, April 14th is Maundy Thursday when we remember Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples. Friday, April 15th is a Good Friday, a service to recognize that Jesus paid the ultimate price for us. Sunday, April 17th, Easter Sunday, we will have music and celebration to remember that Jesus rose to have Eternal Life. We will have our Flower Cross so be sure to bring flowers to add to the cross before Church begins.
Let’s continue to be a church on fire and offer Christ to the world. How are you going to be involved?
Church on Fire
Christian Education Coordinator