Jonesboro First United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Gather - Grow - Give - Go... with Gratitude!

Welcome to Jonesboro First UMC!

142 South Main Street, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236 


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Vacation Bible School 9:00 - noon

Monday, June 19th thru Friday, June 23rd,

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. 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

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Rev. Valerie Loner

    Meet Our New Pastor

True to the Methodist tradition, we will welcome a new pastor to our staff on June 25, 2017. Welcome, Pastor Valerie!
After growing up in Fayetteville, GA, Pastor Valerie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Berry College and worked as a newspaper journalist in North Georgia and Alabama for almost a decade. Upon returning to Atlanta, she joined a medical education company and spent the next eight years helping doctors and nurses earn their continuing education credits.
During this time, she discerned a call to ministry and earned her Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2010. She was ordained as an elder in The United Methodist Church in 2016.
Pastor Valerie has previously served as pastor of Rush Chapel UMC in Rome and as minister of nurture at Hillside UMC in Woodstock. She is passionate about sharing her faith and helping others explore and share their faith journeys.
In her free time, you can often find Pastor Valerie working in her garden, reading a book, or taking a long walk around her neighborhood. She also loves concerts, museums and traveling. After completing her first pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 2017, she's excited about retracing parts of Paul's missionary journeys in the next few year.