We are so excited to announce JAM Camp 2018!
Every Wednesday in June 9-2 pm! Scroll down for more information!


Burks VBS!
July 22-27th       6-9 pm
Learn about beautiful creation and all of the love Jesus
BURKS VBS!!! July 22-27th 6-9 pm
Ages 4 years old – 5th grade graduates!
Mark your calendars!
Ms. Jessica is ready to go! Register now at
April 1st there will be no JAM so that children  can join in the Easter Celebration at 9 and 11 am.
Starting in May there will be JAM for 5 years old- 2nd grade but not for above ages on the first Sunday of the month. We are encouraging children to participate and learn in worship. This will also allow for the partaking of Holy Communion with their family. If you have questions about this new system email Jessica@burks.org.
We invite you to come!
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. 
Supper: 5:30 in
activity center 
Program: 6-7:30
Jam room back left hall main building
JAM AND JELLY IS Wednesday Night Connexion for Children
ages 4 thru 5th grade.
JAM and JELLY Sandwich 
is the care for little ones ages 2 mo-through 3 years during Wednesday Night Connexion
JAM Children’s Worship
 Every Sunday 11 am-12n
In the JAM room on the back left hall main building
Jam and Jelly Wednesday Night Connexion
will be back in September 5th!
JAM Camp 2018
JAM Camp ever Wednesday in June from 9-2pm!
Children from 5 yrs-5th grade are welcome to join in the weekly themed fun! Lunch and a t-shirt is included in the one time fee of $20 per child or $40 per family
June 6th will be Nature Day! This will be a STEM inspired program where the children will make Tee-pees, go on nature walks, and a nature scavenger hunt along with more activities.
June 13th will be a Ninja Training day! Everyone wants to be a ninja and now we have the training for it! Some of the training includes, obstacle courses, head band decorating and target practice just to name a few!
June 20th Messy Games Day! This day will be VERY messy! This is one of those days to wear a bathing suit because all activities will be messy! An example is shaving cream slip and slide, marshmallow slime creations, and a spaghetti noodle relay. At the end of the day we will hose away our mess with some fun water sprinklers.
June 27th Field Trip Day! The location is TBD.
Quarterly Parents Night Out
Live Nativity
Hands On Passover
Palm Sunday Festival
Christmas Camp
Easter Egg Hunt
Movie Night
Fall Festival
JAM Camp