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January 19, 2011 | Volume 10 Issue 2

A Newsletter Publication of First United Methodist Church, Jackson, Tennessee

Joint Worship Service

This Issue...

AT A GLANCE • FUMC Welcomes New Members • Thank You to the Greeters Team • Memorials and Honoraria


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• Giving Report • Reviving Prayer Ministry by Joel Allen Page 3 • My Funny Valentine’s Banquet, Feb. 11 • Youth News Page 4 • FUMC Hosts Room in the Inn • UMM Breakfast, Jan. 25

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• Weekly Opportunities • WEF... New Classes!

Sunday, January 30 • 10:00 a.m. Sanctuary “The Word From On - High!” Dan Camp, preaching Baby Blessings (born in 2010) Installation of Church Leaders Immediately following worship,

Brunch and Fellowship - Clayton Hall

Come and enjoy breakfast casserole, grits, chicken crepes, bacon, sausage, biscuits, muffins, orange juice and coffee. Suggested donation: $5 adults, $3 children, $20 family maximum.

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• Mission Focus: ARM • Kids’ News: Photo Collage

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• Sunday Morning Sermon Topics

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2011 Women’s Retreat Pull-out registration form inside

Friday, February 11 • 6 - 9 p.m. • Clayton Hall An amusing, fun and romantic evening featuring

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Chip Allen, Emcee Howard and Beverly Vance, Flute and Classical Guitar The Music of Brandon Goff James A. Jones, Jr., Guest speaker: “Marriage and Relationships” • A Three-Course Dinner by Chef Gena

$20/person. Make reservations today!

See page 4 for details...

FUMC Welcomes David Bell Leadership Retreat Weekend a recognized authority on church leadership

January 21-23

Sunday Worship 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Services Guest Preacher, David Bell “A Fishing Story” Mark 1:16-22 SEEKING GOD





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Memorials & Honoraria

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Scott and Kim Wyatt joined FUMC on Sunday, January 9 transferring their membership from another denomination. Scott is employed with Sonoco. They have two sons, Brice and Nathan, who are students at USJ.

Myrtle Smith (Mother of Larry Smith & Michael Smith) Grace Ann & Ben House Bebe Stegall Austin, Jim Austin Lela Tate (Sister of Ed Crocker) Bettie Graves (Pastors’ Fund) William Trently (Father of Allan Trently) Tom & Donna Ellis

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Edward Moore (Father of Nelda Webb) Ray & Liz Bryant Charles Bryan Matthews & Joseph Wayne Matthews (Nephews of Debra Owen) Hugh & Sue Harvey (Music)

William “Bill” Holland, Becky Voegeli Bebe Stegall Austin, Jim Austin

Born in 2010

IN LOVING HONOR Betsy & Alan Dement Chris & Kelly Nye (Church Ministry)

Sue Harvey, Ann Lawrence, Alicia Franco Braden Nye (Church Ministry) Phillip & Carol Ryan Kyle & Elizabeth Atkins Meredith Nye (Church Ministry) Jimmy & Rita Carmichael – On Their 40th Wedding Anniversary Chris & Kelly Nye & Children (Church Ministry) Dr. & Mrs. James A. Price (Donations to Communion Trays) Catherine McKnight & Family Robert M. Price & Family Jay Price & Family

Baby Blessings • John Hayes Havercamp, son of John and Allison Havercamp • Benjamin Joseph Murdock, son of Johnny and Carrie Murdock • Brooks Thomas Murray, son of Roger and Kelly Murray • Layla Grace Baxter, daughter of Callie Baxter • Emmanuel Lawrence Pittman, son of Chris and Bria Pittman • Sarah Elizabeth Kozlowitz, daughter of Andrew and Ashley Kozlowitz • Elliott Milton Pulliam, son of Adam and Tracye Pulliam • Preston Callaway Creswell, son of Phillip and Katie Creswell • Gray Thomas Duborg, son of Richie and Carrie Duborg

Marjorie McLemore Dr. James P. McLemore, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. J. Peter McLemore, III & Family Mr. & Dr. Alan Rheney & Family Dr. & Mrs. John McLemore & Family

Judy McAmish, Maria Ghianni Mary Kinsley Nye (Church Ministry)

Anna Johnson and her sister, Lucinda Rauls joined FUMC on Sunday, January 2 transferring their membership from Port Charlotte UMC in Port Charlotte, FL. They are retired and have recently relocated to Jackson.

Thank You to the Greeters Team by Bill Hetzler

We want to thank all of you who have been part of our Greeters Team. As you can probably tell, Pastor Dan is going to be pulling and pushing all of us along the path of Church growth. Hospitality is a BIG part of that effort! First, even if you are not “greeting officially”, we are all greeters - looking for that lost face in the crowd, looking for someone to greet and to welcome them. Second, if you have an assigned date to greet but cannot make it... please find your own replacement or at least call someone in the church office to let us know. We are all excited about the opportunities that lie ahead in 2011! We want to grow all the dimensions of FUMC-Jackson,Tennessee. Increasing our numbers is the job of EVERY MEMBER.

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Giving Report

Week Ending Offerings Given January 7 $23,465 January 14 $38,341 Total for January $61,806 January, 2010, giving total was $149,334.

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Church Family News • Sympathy to the Ramer family in the recent death of Jim Ramer. • Congratulations to Garey and Jan Littrell on the December 29, 2010 birth of their granddaughter Hailey Grace VanDell. Hailey Grace is the daughter of Lora and Guy VanDell, MD.

Please be in prayer for the Finance Committee as they work on balancing the 2011 budget. Pledges for 2011 are short of 2010 by $15,000. If you have not pledged, please contact the Financial Office today... Phyllis Maley, pmaley@jacksonfumc. org, or Charlene Barnett,, or call 422-4002.

Reviving Prayer Ministry Over the last several years, our prayer ministry has been waning. We pray in many different contexts and ways, but we don’t have a scheduled prayer ministry during our Sunday services as we once did. Our Prayer Ministry Team would like to revive our prayer efforts and emphasis. One way we wish to do this is through the reorganization of the team of people who pray during services. In the past, we’ve had designated persons praying in the chapel during Sunday morning services. Now, we have these designated prayers less than half the time. If you are willing to participate by taking a time slot, please contact Tammy McCoy, 437-0287 or She will organize the list of prayers with flexibility for your schedule. You may either choose to pray in the chapel (an hour of silent prayer can be a profound spiritual experience!), or be a ‘watchful prayer’; that is, praying right in the service in the sanctuary. So, you don’t necessarily have to miss services to participate. Homebound members can also participate as well. Please consider joining our prayer ministry at FUMC!

by Joel Allen

Along with the Sunday morning prayer ministry, we have designated the two evenings below for prayer events. Sunday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. there will be a Prayer Committal Service. In this service, we will pray once again over all the prayer cards that have been turned in during 2010. Then, those cards will be burned. Just a reminder: Each Sunday, please remember to fill out the prayer cards in the pews! They are there to be used and will be prayed over. Sunday March 27 at 5:00 p.m. we will have a Service of Prayer and Healing. Come with your own concerns or bring a request for someone else.

Pastors’ Bible Study

for Men & Women

The Gospel According to Mark

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. Room 206, Clayton Hall Conference Room Led by David Hollis

Reaching Out To New Southern for Emergency Food Pantry

Will you help?

Once a month, the Family Life Forum Sunday School class takes up a collection for the emergency food pantry at New Southern. Many of the residents struggle to make ends meet before their next paycheck. The groceries purchased help those folks who are out of money to have something to eat during those difficult days. If you would also like to participate in this outreach, please make checks payable to First United Methodist Church and designate in the memo, “New Southern.” You may be assured that your tax deductible donation will be used entirely to help feed those in need at New Southern.

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For Men and Women





Tuesdays and Fridays 4:00-5:00 PM in the Gym Cost: $5/session Proceeds go to the Morgan McCarty Scholarship Foundation Questions? Call Pam 616-0023.

Friday, February 11 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Clayton Hall

$20 / person - Advance reservations required! Enjoy

An amusing and romantic evening of... fine dining, delightful music, an engaging speaker, fun and fellowship for all ages!

Featuring • Chip Allen, Emcee • Howard and Beverly Vance, Flute and Classical guitar • The Music of Brandon Goff • James A. Jones, Jr., Speaker: “Marriage and Relationships” • Three-Course Dinner provided by Chef Gena.

Monthly Support Group for those

Reserve your spot now! Dinner and childcare reservations and payment requested by Sunday, February 6. Mail or bring your check to the church. • Valentine Evening: $20 per adult. • Parents Night Out: 4 years - 5th grade, $5 per child. Kids’ meal provided. • Nursery: Infant - 3 years, no charge.


The youth will be providing table service. Gratuities accepted. Proceeds from event will go toward Youth programs.

Caring for Aging Parents Next Session

Sunday, February 20 5:00-6:00 p.m. • Room 109 Tammy McCoy, will be the facilitator for these monthly Sunday evening sessions. Tammy, the Director of Student Success at Lambuth University, has her Masters in Counseling and has conducted previous support groups.

Questions? Contact Tammy at or 437-0287

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday Morning Women’s Book Study “What Good is God? In Search of a Faith that Matters” by Philip Yancey

Led by Betsy Dement & Susan Crocker

10:00 a.m. Room 107

Dinner - Plated and Served Meal

First Course: Caesar Salad with Corn Bisque and a Goat Cheese Ravioli Crouton Main Course: 5 oz. Filet of Beef with Mushroom Ragout and Kabob of Grilled Shrimp, Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Drizzle, Duchess Potatoes Dessert Course: Crème brûlée with Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Youth News & Events Sunday, January 30 - Current UMY, 5-7 PM Sunday, February 6 - Souper Bowl Luncheon Fundraiser Be looking for the menu preorder forms, coming soon! Friday, Febrary 11 - My Funny Valentine Banquet Youth please sign up to help serve that night. We need your help!

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FUMC Hosts

Room in the Inn

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“Have you received an inheritance? If so, consider gifting part of the inheritance to the Church in memory of the loved one who remembered you. You can make this gift now or in your estate plan.” To learn about FUMC’s Foundation and Planned Giving, contact Jim Scott, Chairman. 668-4775 or e-mail

Greeters Greeters for Sunday, January 23

David & Karen Harris, John Yarbrough, Brad Denton, Greg & Esther Milam, Woodson & Laura Farmer, Jerry Smith, Robert Hopper, Val Exum

Greeters for Sunday, January 30

Chuck & Mona Miller, Dave & Nikki Shires, Dicky & Sam Welch, Linda Seely, Jason Sullivan, Bruce & Phyllis Maley, Bob & Shirley Maniss, Johnny Byrd If you are unable to greet, please find a replacement.

You are invited to the

District Choir Festival

Sunday, February 27 6:00 p.m. Northside UMC

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, please refer to any of the following for updates on the church being open or closed.

Come enjoy a hearty breakfast and hear guest speaker, Steve Bowers! Topic: “Achieve Health Initiative”

101.5 Thomas Media Stations: 107.7 / 106.9 /102.3 / 95.7 FM / 1460 AM WBBJ Channel 7 FUMC Jackson TN on Facebook

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Weekly Opportunities

Sunday, January 23 9:00 AM First Awakening Service 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Traditional Service 3:00 PM Team Stuart/Camp Basketball 5:30 PM Room in the Inn Monday, January 24 11:00 AM Creation Care Team Meeting 5:30 PM Sr. Basketball 7:00 PM Men’s Basketball

Tuesday, January 25 7:00 AM UMM Prayer Breakfast 10:00 AM Lunch & Learn 1:00 PM Staff Meeting 4:00 PM Zumba 5:00 PM Church League Basketball 2011 8:00 PM College Life Group Wednesday, January 26 10:00 AM Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00 AM Invitation to Presence 5:00 PM WEF Dinner 6:00 PM C. S. Lewis 6:00 PM Christian Believer 6:00 PM First Awakening Band 6:00 PM Knit Peace 6:00 PM Prime Ringers 6:00 PM Revelation/End of Time 6:00 PM Second Half Adventure 6:00 PM WEF Children’s Programing 6:00 PM When Christians Get It Wrong 7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 7:15 PM Team Simpson/Basketball Thursday, January 27 3:30 PM Team Hare/Basketball 5:30 PM Team Eblen Basketball Friday, January 28 4:00 PM Zumba 6:00 PM Art and Soul Saturday, January 29 No Events Scheduled Sunday, January 30 10:00 AM Baby Blessings 10:00 AM Joint/Installation Service 11:00 AM Joint Service Brunch 3:00 PM Team Stuart/Camp Basketball 4:30 PM Jr. High/Sr. High Home Retreat 5:30 PM New Member Dinner Monday, January 31 5:30 PM Sr. Basketball 7:00 PM Men’s Basketball Tuesday, February 1 10:00 AM Lunch & Learn 1:00 PM Staff Meeting 4:00 PM Zumba 5:00 PM Church League Basketball 2011 8:00 PM College Life Group

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New Year! New Classes! Wednesday Evening Fellowship January 12 - February 16

The Second Adventure: Don’t Just Retire - Change the World! Based on a book by Kay Marshall Strom Men and women don’t want to retire from contributing when they retire from their careers. So, they are using their time, skills, and resources to make a difference! Book Fee: $15 • Room 112 • Led by Ed & Bettye Labry When Christians Get It Wrong by Adam Hamilton More and more young adults have opted out of Christianity and the church. The reason? Sometimes, maybe often, it’s Christians themselves. Book Fee: $10 • Room 109 • Led by Ralph Leverett & Steve Mischke

Revelation and the End Times by Ben Witherington III This study will guide you into a deeper understanding of the truths found within Revelation’s often mysterious text so that you can feel more secure in your faith. Book Fee: $7 • Room 111 • Led by Joel Allen CS Lewis and the Christian Life CS Lewis has influenced more people’s faith positively than any writer in recent memory. Why does he remain so popular? What can we learn from this man’s Mere Christianity? How does he still make a difference? No fee • Room 116 • Led by Rev. Dan Camp Knit Peace A peaceful hour to learn new skills, support the Prayer Shawl Ministry and cancer patients, and share both fun and fellowship. Questions? Call Elsie at 664-0973. Supplies: Bring size 13 needles. • Meets in the Library off Disciple Hall • Led by Elsie Harris

Dinner 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. $6 Adults, $3 Children, $20 Family Maximum Classes/Activities 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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January Mission Focus: Area Relief Ministries (A.R.M.) January Mission Chest Needs - A snack drive for ARM’s after-school program, The Hub Club, is underway. If you would like to help out, please bring: • individually wrapped fruit snacks • chips • granola bars • drinks These items may be placed in the Mission Chest located in the main lobby. In addition to sponsoring Room in the Inn and providing the largest amount of utility assistance in Jackson, Madison County, Area Relief Ministries (A.R.M.) offers emergency housing assistance, a Christmas toy store, the Open Arm (a day center for needy and homeless individuals), the HUB Club (an after school program in the Hillcrest neighborhood), and the Goody2Shoes 5k in September. We hope you will continue to give generously to this hard working downtown neighbor of ours. For more information about Area Relief Ministries, please visit:

FUMC Kids’ News Proverbs 22:6 - Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.

Weekly Opportunities

Wednesday, February 2 10:00 AM Pastor’s Bible Study 10:00 AM Invitation to Presence 5:00 PM WEF Dinner 6:00 PM C. S. Lewis 6:00 PM Christian Believer 6:00 PM First Awakening Band 6:00 PM Knit Peace 6:00 PM Prime Ringers 6:00 PM Revelation/End of Time 6:00 PM Second Half Adventure 6:00 PM WEF Children’s Programing 6:00 PM When Christians Get It Wrong 7:00 PM Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 7:15 PM Team Simpson/Basketball

Thursday, February 3 3:30 PM Team Hare/Basketball 5:30 PM Team Eblen Basketball Friday, February 4 4:00 PM Zumba Saturday, February 5 No Events Scheduled

New to FUMC?


Mission Notes

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You are invited to attend

Newcomer classes Who Are We?

Sundays, February 27 March 20 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. Clayton Hall Conference Room

Paint, talk, scrap book, laugh, knit, snack, collage, draw, sew, talk, snack, CREATE! A time for women to nurture those things that feed the soul.

Friday Evenings 6:00 PM Mezzanine

January 28 February 25 March 25

Bring a snack to share. Come and go as you like! Contact Marilynn Eblen at 422-4002 for more information.

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Sunday Morning Worship Sunday School 10:00 a.m.

First Awakening Contemporary Worship Service Clayton Hall • 9:00 a.m.

Sunday January 23 Joint Worship Sunday January 30

“A Fishing Story” David Bell, preaching • Scripture: Mark 1:16-22

Combined First Awakening and Traditional Worship Service • Sanctuary 10:00 a.m. “The Word From On - High!” Dan Camp, preaching • Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

ALTAR FLOWERS • The flowers on the altar January 16, were placed in loving memory of Becky Voegeli by Cindy, John, and Jack Barkley.

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