The Missions Committee at JUMC invites you to join us in a creative way to stock the pantry shelves of Helping Hands during the Lenten season. We have had an overwhelming response to this food drive over the past 2 years. Once again, we hope to have another successful year to show our love.

On Sunday, February 19th, begin collecting food according to the chart. During this time, read the passage listed for that week every Sunday. It is understood that you may not be able to purchase every item on the list, but we encourage you to select one or two items each week as possible. Do what your heart leads you to do.

Join us along the front driveway on Saturday, March 25th, from 10am - 12pm to drop off your collected food, no matter how much you have. Jesus is "The Bread of Life"; "The Light of the World"; "The Good Shepherd"; "The Way, the Truth the Life"; and "The True Vine." Come journey through Lent knowing what Jesus gave for you and me, while generously giving to others in need.

If you have questions about this mission, contact Carolyn McDaniels, (336) 255-8198, Trish Seymour, (336) 456-6991 or Rachel Ruth, (336) 803-1879.

Discerning A Way Forward Forum

Our Discernment Committee offered a forum on Sunday, October 23rd.  This forum allowed us to share where we’ve been as a denomination and where we are as a church.  This was an opportunity for us to come together and discuss these topics and ask questions. Here, you can access the video and PDF documents "A," "B," & "C" that was presented at the meeting. 

A second forum was held on Sunday, January 8th. Rev. Earl Bradshaw from Mt. Pleasant UMC was here to offer a presentation on the Global Methodist Church.  This meeting was not recorded.

Our 3rd meeting was held on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00pm in the Sanctuary.  Pastor David  arranged to have our District Superintendent, Rev. Bev Coppley present the benefits of remaining a United Methodist Church.  

On March 1st, Pastor David held a Town Hall Q&A meeting in the Sanctuary concerning Discernment, Disaffiliation and continuing United Methodist Church. 

A called Church Council meeting will take place on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.  The purpose of this meeting is to receive the recommendation from the Discernment Team regarding the issue of disaffiliation.  As always, our Council meeting is open to all church members.



If you have information, comments to share or questions for the Discernment Team, please direct them to These emails will be monitored and responded to promptly.



Community Breakfast

Join us on Saturday, April 1st for a Community Breakfast! 

This is event is free to the community. We'll have most all of your favorite breakfast items. 

The doors open at 9:00am and we'll serve through noon.

Easter Cantata | Sunday, April 2nd at 7:00pm

On Sunday, April 2nd at 7:00pm, the Chancel Choir will perform Faure's REQUIEM, accompanied by orchestra and organ.  A requiem is a musical composition typically performed in honor of the dead.  Composers throughout the past several hundred

years use the traditional text of the requiem mass and set it to music – often times very

personal and meaningful for the composer.  This Requiem was composed by
Gabriel Faure in 1887 and is a highly revered work of art that has

remained popular for well over a century.  The Requiem is in D minor

and it consists of seven movements, with the "Pie Jesu" and

"In Paradisum" being the most famous.  Faure's unique approach to this work

was to create a gentle, peaceful, and contemplative atmosphere that

brings out the beauty and grace of the text.  The work is not an expression

of fear, grief, or terror but is instead a gentle and loving farewell to the dead.

Faure's Requiem is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful and serene pieces of music ever composed.  The work is a departure from the traditional Requiem Mass, which is known for its dramatic and forceful tone.  Faure's Requiem is more subtle and subdued, evoking a sense of peacefulness and acceptance.  The choral harmonies in this piece are
delicate, and the music is imbued with a sense of tenderness, making it ideal for meditation and reflection.  The Requiem's overall mood is gentle and soothing, and the music has a sense of timelessness that transcends any one era.  It is a work that speaks to the human soul and reminds us of our mortality and the importance of
cherishing the time we have.  Faure's Requiem is a musical masterpiece that

stands the test of time, and its beauty and peacefulness will continue to

touch and inspire listeners for generations to come.

We invite you to join us for an evening of contemplative reflection.  

We look forward to seeing you.


Young at Heart | April 4th

Come hear our new organist, Steve Stringer, make the organ sing on April 4th. We will gather for lunch at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall, then move to the sanctuary to hear Steve play. Please register online or call the church office before April 2nd to reserve your spot. Our mission focus for this month is the Jamestown Elementary Backpack Ministry. To help support this feeding ministry, please bring non-perishable food items that are individually wrapped and have a pull-top or kid-friendly opening with you to Young at Heart on April 4th. We look forward to seeing you there!

The cost is $5.00 per person. You cay pay in advance or pay at the door.

Newsletter and Weekly Bulletin Updates

We produce our newsletter only once a month.  This publication of the newsletter covers all the events planned for the month, and a week or two into the next month.  The newsletter will be available at all the usual places; US postal service (mail), email, the website, through Facebook and Instagram and our mobile app.  If you have information relating to JUMC ministries, that you would like to post in the newsletter, contact Dana Bird at  She will have a form to help ensure all the pertinent information is included.  You will need to have the article and information form to Dana Bird ( no later than the 28th of the month. 

We will begin emailing the newsletter through our church database in September.  As we transition over, we need to make sure your email addresses are up to date in our system.  The current email list will go away by the end of September.  To add, confirm or update your email address, we ask you to complete the form HERE.

Office Hours

The church office closes for lunch between 1:15pm - 2:15pm Monday - Thursday.  We close on Fridays at 1:00pm. During these times, you will receive a message recording when you call and the doors will not be monitored for building access.  If you have an appointment with a staff member, that staff member will meet you at the door to let you in. There will be no one to let you inside the building unless you have an appointment.