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Coming July 29

Simple Church

How do we focus our work and life as a congregation on the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ? The book Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger describes a four-fold process to help a church become “a congregation designed around a straightforward and strategic process that moves people through the stages of spiritual growth.” This study is for you if you are a church leader, or a person who wants to see JFUMC focused on the mission of making disciples. Come by the church office to sign up. The cost of the book is $11.


Wednesdays, July 29-September 2

6:00 pm in the Disciple Room

with Pastor Lyle Holland

Community Garden Guidelines

The Jacksonville Community Garden is a mission of the Jacksonville First United Methodist Church and is maintained by volunteers from the church as well as from Jacksonville State University, Calhoun County Master Gardeners and elsewhere in our community. The Garden exists for the purpose of providing fresh produce to those in our community who cannot afford to provide for themselves and their families. If you need assistance, we invite you to come to the Garden during designated operating times to pick vegetables at no cost. If you do, we ask that you follow the rules below to assure that there is enough for everyone and that the crops are properly cared for.

1.  You may pick vegetables only when volunteers who work at the garden are present and able to instruct and assist you. Please come to pick only on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:30 and only if staff members are working. DO NOT PICK WITHOUT A STAFF MEMBER PRESENT. The garden is not open on rainy days.

2.  Please do not pick green tomatoes or immature corn.

3.  Please pick no more produce than what you need to feed your family for a week, but not more than 2 grocery bags full.

4.  Please pick not more than 5 tomatoes or 5 peppers.

5.  Please limit your trips to the garden to once per week.

6.  Our produce is available for you and your family to eat – do not sell it. Selling our produce may cause you to lose your garden privileges.

We hope that you enjoy our produce and that you will consider volunteering to work in the garden.