Community Outreach


Faith is more than just a set of beliefs.  “So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.” (James 2:17)  Here at JUMC, we believe that a faith that pleases God is one that shows his love and compassion to the world.

Faith is more than just worshiping God, it’s about following Jesus as well–one naturally leads to the other.  We do this by heading out into our communities and following the example that Jesus, the disciples, and the early church has set for us.

Here are a few ways that you can get involved:

Panther Pride Recognition Lunch:  Every other month, we will host a free lunch to our High School students, focusing on a different set of students for each meal.  In September, we will recognize our Fall Sports athletes.  Future months will focus on band and chorus members, drama club, FFA, Spring sports, and more.  You can get involved by helping to greet and serve the students, preparing food, cleaning/setting up, or donating to the expenses.

Feed The 5,000:  Each week, we will collect different food or hygiene items for the local food pantries.  You can purchase goods and bring them in or donate money to the program.  Be sure to write “Feed The 5,000” on the memo line.

Summer Feeding Program:  Join us as we partner with TWIGS and other local churches to provide, free lunches for the youth in our community (18 and under) over the course of the summer.  We will be serving lunch at two different locations, the library and Horn Drive, and ministering to those kids (and parents/guardians) that attend.  Background checks are required.  The Jerseyville Police have offered to perform them free of charge.  Grab your background check forms in the atrium.

Past Ministries:

Appalachian Service Project 2018:  Our Sr. High youth group will be serving a family in Kentucky this July through partnering with the Appalachian Service Project.  You can support our youth by helping to fund the trip.  You can support our trip through student sponsorships in either full or part (both greatly appreciated) as well as donating towards gas money.   Or, put your cooking skills to the test and donate some snacks!  Seriously, they eat, like…a lot.  It’s crazy.  Most importantly, you can pray for our trip, for safe travel and changed lives, not just the lives of those we are serving, but for the lives of those attending.

Churches On The Streets (May 26th): Join our youth group as we partner with Churches on the Streets (COTS) and their Alton outreach.  We will visit two locations in Alton, feed the local children, play games with them, do crafts, pass out clothing/items, and most importantly, love and minister to them.