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. 

Christmas Holiday Hours

The church offices will be closed Monday, December 25th through Monday, January 1st.

We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, December 2nd.

Hours and information about our Outreach Center can be found here. 

Journey Through Advent

We hope you'll join us as we journey through the Advent season. The season of anticipation.  A season of hope.  

Click here to access our schedule of services and events through Christmas.

People ages 55+ are invited to join us for lunch on the first Tuesday of the month (September through May)at 11:30 a.m.  This adult ministry provides a time of fellowship and speakers/programs as well as an opportunity to gather together for a meal. 

Tuesday, December 5th | 11:30am

The Ragsdale High School Choir is coming to delight us with Christmas music for this festive season. Come enjoy carols and a homecooked meal of beef tenderloin, potatoes, brussel sprouts, salad, and yummy Christmas-themed cakes for dessert. Please invite your friends and neighbors to this festive event. You can register below by before December 3rd. We look forward to seeing you there!

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

Please register HERE by Sunday, December 3rd.  Cost: $5.00 per person. You can pay in advance at registration or pay at the door.

Blue Christmas

Sunday, December 10th | 7:00pm

The holiday season is hard for those whose hearts are hurting. You are not alone.

Blue Christmas is a gentle, contemplative service for those who are carrying pain or loss during this season of celebration.

Not everyone is excited and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Many of us are dealing with death, separation, the illness of loved ones, addictions, health concerns and any number of human situations that make the holidays a time of mixed emotions and challenge. Join us for this Blue Christmas service near the darkest day of the year to remember, to pray and to gather in hope. The service includes an opportunity to sing, pray, reflect and light candles.
No childcare for this service.


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 email the newsletter through our church member database.  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.

The Decision: United Methodist or Global Methodist

A called Church Council meeting was held on Thursday, March 30, 2023.  The purpose of the meeting was to receive the recommendation from the Discernment Team regarding the issue of disaffiliation.  As always, the Council meeting was open to all church members. The Discernment Team recommended that we not enter the process to disaffiliate.  Their recommendation can be found here. 

The Church Council voted and agreed with the recommendation.

The process

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.