Jumpertown UM mixes old and new

This is one in a periodic series featuring local churches. To nominate your church send requests to religion editor Galen Holley at the Daily Journal, P.O. Box 909, Tupelo, MS., 38802 or email at galen.holley@djournal.com

Jumpertown United Methodist Church
– Pastor: The Rev. Jason Franklin
– Location: 888 Hwy 4 West, Booneville, MS 38829
– Phone: 728-5016
– Website: www. jumpertownumc.org
– First meeting traced back to 1840
– Members: 286
– Services: Sunday school 10 a.m., Sunday worship 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday meal 5 p.m. and Bible study 6 p.m.
– Worship style: traditional
– Ministries: “D 12” youth ministry with over 50 participants each week; kindergarten through sixth grade children’s ministry; United Methodist Women; clothing drives on several Saturday mornings throughout the year; new ministry for college age youth
n Upcoming event: Fall festival, Oct. 31 at 5 p.m., with hay ride, games and baked goods, all welcome
“This is a traditional, country church that’s not typical in its outlook and approach to reaching people for Christ,” said the Rev. Jason Franklin. “We embrace alternative ministry opportunities and the Internet and we’ve just started our new art class for children sixth grade and under.”

Galen Holley/NEMS Daily Journal

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