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Thoughts from the Pastor

I’m not sure where to begin with this letter given as much ink that has already been spilled regarding the proceedings of the Special Session of General Conference a week ago.  Personally, I wasn’t sure what to say; and rather than jump in with a quick word, I have chosen...

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Let’s Talk About It…

One of our members, Cindy Kyser Buck, approached Pastor Nate concerning a new organization she is a part of.  Better Angels is a bipartisan, citizen’s movement that is working to depolarize America, one conversation at a time. After the 2016 Presidential election, members of the two main political parties, Republicans and Democrats,...

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What I Learned at Conference

While attending the Methodist Annual Conference in June, I realized that polarization was not only in our nation but also in our churches and Conference. The definition of polarization is: a division into two sharply contrasting groups or set of opinions or beliefs. It was obvious and sad for me...

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First and Second Opportunities

At last Sunday’s Church Council meeting, we heard from several of our members why they chose JFUMC as their Church home.  Some had come because of their history.  They were members at an early age, had moved but now had moved back.  Others had come from other denominational backgrounds.  They...

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IBLA Arrives on Saturday April 28

The 13th Annual IBLA Grand Prize Concert for Jacksonville will be held Saturday, April 28th, at 7:00 pm, here at JFUMC! This is the 13th year that our Church will be hosting the concert featuring the winners of the IBLA Grand Prize Music and Voice Competition that is held each summer in Ragusa,...

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