Jonesboro First United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Gather - Grow - Give - Go... with Gratitude!

Welcome to Jonesboro First UMC!

142 South Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 | 770-478-6444


Our Chancel Choir, directed by Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller and accompanied by Sandee Edmondson, will present Part I (the Christmas portion) of George Frideric Handel's 1742 oratorio,
Messiah, at 7:00 pm Sunday, December 11. The Chancel Choir
will be joined by a string ensemble from Clayton State University and by baritone Jacob Augsten, who appeared in the Atlanta Opera's recent production of Silent Night and was for several years a staff singer at Peachtree Road UMC; he currently teaches music in the Clayton County school system. Other soloists, following Handel's own custom, will be drawn from the choir. 
Messiah was premiered as a charity concert for indebted prisoners on April 13, 1742 in Dublin (raising enough money to redeem 142 of them) and became the first work in the history of western music never to fall out of the repertoire between its premiere and the present day; it is still going strong after 274 years. It was intended, by its composer, to be an Eastertide work, but in North America presenting Messiah (either in total or only the first of its three acts) has become an Advent tradition. Come be a part of that tradition and hear the prediction of the prophets and the proclamation of the angels through Handel's familiar yet always wondrous music. Bring someone with you. This will be a spiritual highlight of the season. We are so appreciative of our choir!
Sunday Worship Times: 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  

Jonesboro First United Methodist Church is located at the corner of South Main and Church Streets in downtown Jonesboro, Georgia. We have been a part of this community for over 165 years. As we follow God's plan for our lives and our ministry, we invite you to join us in a journey of a lifetime: a journey of faith. We offer three Worship opportunities each Sunday.
A traditional worship experience is offered at both 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, and a contemporary worship service is offered at 6:30 p.m. in our Christian Activities Building. We serve Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month and our orchestra joins us on the third Sunday of each month
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 Jonesboro First UMC Orchestra & Chancel Choir