Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of Jennings United Methodist Church is our mission to go out and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Here at the Jennings United Methodist Church we are warm, loving, and accepting community of believers who strive to serve others in the example of Christ through Worship, instruction and loving outreach.

 

Outreach Ministries

 Jennings United Methodist Church Outreach Ministries is a very important ministry of this church. We collect donations every month on the altar rail for Communion to give to certain outreach  projects. Just to inform you of some of those certain projects we are involved with helping with the Wesley Foundation @ McNeese State University, Wounded Warrior program, Hands Together Ministry (which helps the Reynosa Medical Clinic in Mexico), our own youth program. The Outreach Committee also helps with projects that come up through the year whether it be through the conference our through our own committee.

 

Choir

The Jennings United Methodist Chancel Choir is an integral part of the Worship experience. The choir meets weekly at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings to rehearse music for Worship services. The choir provides an anthem, special music, during the offertory each week. On communion Sundays, the choir often sings a special piece of music while the congregation receives the elements. Each Christmas and most Easters, the choir prepares a special presentation (Cantata) for one Worship service during those seasons. These Cantata’s are a beautiful way for our members to be able to present the Word of God through music and narration.

 

Ushers

The usher team at Jennings United Methodist Church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a group of men with servants’ hearts whose ministry is integral to church life.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES

Jesus said, “Let the children come to me…” At JUMC, children’s ministry needs and volunteer opportunities vary greatly. Our Sunday school curriculum is designed for a variety of groupings. The lessons are planned throughout the entire year. Volunteers to facilitate/lead the children’s class are needed weekly. We need two adults each week for Sunday school class. On the Sundays that we have our younger church members present (birth to Pre-K), we need one adult to assist our youth volunteer in the nursery. Each week, the Sunday school lessons have an object lesson that we will use in our 10:30 worship service at the children’s message time. We need a volunteer each week for this, too. There are three different ways you can serve in Children’s Ministry at JUMC. We would love to allow you an opportunity to be blessed as you are a blessing to our youngest members. Please contact the church office for additional information.
 
Junior Choir

The Jennings United Methodist Church has a newly formed and active children’s choir. The children rehearse every Sunday morning at 9:15 before Sunday school. Through participation in the choir, children have an opportunity to be active participants in contributing to the Worship service. The children prepare a special song to share each month on the first Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. Worship service. Our children’s choir also prepares special programs for services during Advent and Lent as well as programs for the Children’s Sabbath Sunday.

 

Vacation Bible School

Each summer, Jennings United Methodist Church hosts a Vacation Bible School. We have had to cancel this year’s VBS due to COVID. Normally, the week-long event involves games, great food, music, and awesome Bible lessons that help children will learn more about Jesus. Vacation Bible School is usually held in June every summer in the evening from 5pm-8pm which requires many volunteers, and everyone that volunteers to serve in this wonderful ministry walks away blessed for having served! Please take this next year to pray for our 2021 VBS and to prayerfully consider volunteering in some way to help make next year’s VBS a success for the Lord.

 

Youth Ministries

 Youth programs at the Jennings United Methodist Church plays a very important role of keeping our youth of our church involved with learning more about how to become disciples of Jesus Christ. We take our youth on retreats, summer trips, mission trips, where they can be involved with the community and learn how to grow into young men and women who will live their life for Christ. We have a youth program (6th-12th grade). We have resumed our face to face meetings. Please see June’s newsletter for the summer calendar for youth meetings and activities. 

 

United Methodist Women

The Jennings United Methodist Women meet once a month on the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. They usually have a light lunch before their meeting, they are involved with many projects through the District and through the community such as providing lunch to the students at the Wesley Foundation @ McNeese University, visiting the Children’s Home in Sulphur, collecting items to send to troops, and many other projects for our church.