Welcome to JAM:Jesus and Me
The Children’s Ministry Page
of Burks UMC
 
  •  Here at Burks United Methodist, children are at the cornerstone of the church. Jesus reminded us to put children front and center in our hearts, and  ministry with these radical instructions:
  • “Let the little children come to me. Don’t keep them away. The kingdom of heaven belongs to people like them. ’ Matthew 19:14 (NIRV).
  • In Jesus’ time, children were definitely to be seen and not heard. Here at Burks UMC  that is certainly not the case. We love children and want to help them grow as disciples and to understand Jesus in as many ways as we can.
 
 
What you can expect from JAM:
  • Your child is treated with care and respect at all JAM functions and programs.
  • Your child is kept safe at Burks UMC. We follow Safe Sanctuary Policy guidelines. 
  • Diversity is respected at JAM. We do not discriminate against any race or family system.
  • Fresh, creative teaching, activities, and games are used weekly to address all learning styles.
  • JAM program offerings are evolving to meet the changing needs as our church grows. Watch the home page of burks.org for the latest.
  • Adults are invited to schedule time with Miss Jessica to contribute to this ministry. We value your time and don’t expect you to show up and hang around, but you are needed and wanted to participate in this dynamic ministry, also. 
  • Our goal is that your child sees and feels that church is a secure, welcoming place where they find understanding and meaning of the world around them, a relationship with God who loves and values them, and a glimpse of the mystery of the faith. We will strive to attain these goals through a variety of medium, all woven in with fun and activity! 
About Our Children’s Ministry Director

Jessica Lambert Brackett
 
Jessica brings so much positive energy to the table. Here are some
FAST FAQS about Jessica
1. Jessica loves children and loves Jesus!
2. Jessica prefers to
use hands on learning to reach all children
 
3. Jessica grew up in Holston Conference UM parsonages! 
 
4.Jessica is a UTC Grad!  She has a BS in Psychology and Family Studies.
 
5. Jessica is married to Joe, and they have 2 dogs named Willow and Breeze
 
6. Jessica’s favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice. Her favorite children’s movie varies, but right now, it is Pocahontas
 
7. Jessica’s ministry calling comes from being excited to go to church as a child and see what she would learn new about God that day.! 
 
8.Jessica’s favorite food is macaroni and cheese. Yum! 
 
9. Jessica wants children to know that coming to church is fun, and it is a cool place to learn to show our friends and family God’s love. 
 
10. Jessica’s favorite color is purple. 
JAM PROGRAMS
 
COMING#soexcited 
AUGUST 27
CONNECT SUNDAY
 
Special Sunday of Worship and Ministry fair to learn about and Connect with BURKS UMC Programs and opportunities! 
 
 
WEEKLY:
 
Jam and Jelly Wednesdays
  Beginning September 6
Supper: 5:30
Program: 6-7:30
Burks Activity Center
 
 
JAM Children’s Worship
 Every Sunday 11 am-12n
Burks Activity Center
 
Children’s Sunday School
Every Sunday 10am-11am
CDC Wing 
 
SPECIAL EVENTS:
 
Quarterly Parents Night Out
 
 
Live Nativity
 
Hands On Passover
 
Palm Sunday Festival
 
Christmas Camp
 
Easter Egg Hunt
 
Movie Night
 
Fall Festival
 
JAM Camp
 
And MUCH MORE! 
#beapart #don’tmissathing
#youbelong
#jesusisourJAM
#JesusandME
#MissJESSICA
 
BACKPACK BLESSING
AUGUST 6 
At 9 and 11 AM worship services in main sanctuary
 
 
 
 
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Current JAM children’s worship series
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VBS JULY 23-27 6-9 PM
Worship Celebration
July 30 Bring your friends and family to join in!