Window behind alter

Jason Lee Memorial
United Methodist Church

168 S. University Avenue
Blackfoot, Idaho
Sunday School all ages 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.

GET INVOLVED

Become a member of Jason Lee Memorial UMC. If you desire to unite with this congregation of the United Methodist Church, please talk to Pastor Carolyn, 208-785-3611; Carolyn@jlmumc.org.

New member classes are offered three or four times each year on Sunday afternoons. In this class you will learn about the structure, history, and theology of the United Methodist Church, and this particular congregation. You will also learn about the opportunities to grow in faith and service.


Within our church:


Hunger Task Force

Hunger Task Force works to provide food for the hungry in our community and advocates for change that will help eliminate hunger. One program is the summer sack lunch program, serving lunch in cooperation with the Blackfoot School District for three weeks in August. Another program is the Community Dinner Table, a consortium of twelve faith communities in Blackfoot that provides a hot meal every Tuesday night from late October through March. These dinners are prepared and served at Jason Lee, so there is always plenty of opportunities for service.

Prayer and Share Ministry

Prayer and Share meets at 9:00 a.m. Saturday mornings to work on crafts and pray for each other, the church, and the world.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

The United Methodist Women is a national organization, with local, district, conference, and national levels. Our local unit has four smaller groups, called circles, which meet monthly. All four circles come together for a general meeting and luncheon on the second Thursday of each month. The mission of this organization is to support and provide services to women and children. Donations are made on behalf of this group to local and national charities. These circles provide health kits, school kits, layette kits, and sewing kits for mission projects. Funds are raised through the annual bazaar, the rummage sale, and other occasional events. All women of the church are invited to participate, and membership in the church is not required.

United Methodist Men (UMM)

The United Methodist Men meet at 8:00 a.m. at Martha's Cafe the 2nd Saturday of each month. The Men have a lot of fun cooking and serving their annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner the evening before Ash Wednesday, The Easter morning Breakfast, and parking cars during the Eastern Idaho State Fair in September. They provide a scholarship each year to a student in technical/vocational courses. A weekend retreat in September is becoming a favorite tradition. A little bit of fishing, a little bit of devotion, a whole lot of good food and fellowship are the highlights. You do not need to be a member to enjoy the retreat. For more information contact Boyd Jeffery at 208-785-3611.


CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES

Children preschool to fifth grade are invited to learn Bible stories through story-telling, art, music, and games at Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., September through May:

Middle school and junior high students meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in their newly redecorated Fun Zone for discussion about current teen topics and faith.

Senior high students are not meeting on Sunday mornings, but are very active in the UMY group

United Methodist Youth (UMY) middle school through high school meets every other Sunday afternoon for fellowship, food, faith development, and service. Call the church office, 208-785-3611, for information about where and when the next get-together will be.


TECHNOLOGY MINISTRIES

We have many opportunities for volunteers for Web Page development and maintenance, PowerPoint presentations, Operating audio/visual equipment. For information, call 208-785-3611.


MUSIC AND ART MINISTRY

Adult Choir sings each Sunday, September through May and monthly during the summer, with a major musical presentation annually. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. New singers are always welcome.

Praise Band leads worship the third Sunday of each month. New instrumentalists and vocalists are always welcome. Call the church, 208-785-3611 for rehearsal times.

Jason's Kids, musical group for children, is on hiatus until a new director is found.

Worship participant volunteers are always welcome to provide special vocal or instrumental music, visual art, drama, liturgical dance, worship reader