Category Archives: News

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This Week – 5/15/2017

Dear Jubilee,

It may be Monday but you are in action for God, Jubilee; at the church, in your homes and at work and at school.  On Mondays Mr. Jack Wansley and his friend, Robert, receive and haul donations from Wal-Mart.  These boxes of groceries Jubilee’s two food pantries and are shared with Pine Lake Camp.

Wednesday evening is Jubilee’s annual Skating Party.  Please note the correct time – 6:00-8:00pmSuggested donation for skaters is $5.00.  Please invite your friends to Skate Odyssey.  Please contact Sharon Dufour if you have questions.

The Quilting Retreat at Pine Lake began today and lasts until Thursday.  Please join the quilting fun.  Contact Pine Lake for more information.

Beth Graybill leads Mom’s Group every Tuesday morning beginning at 9:00am.  If you know a mother with young children that would enjoy this group, talk to Beth Graybill.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast meets at Queen City Truck Stop at 6:15 every Friday morning.  Pastor Duane can tell you more.

Friday evening at 6:00pm we will Bag Groceries in the foyer of Jubilee.  Volunteers are needed to put grape juice, grits, applesauce or other items into bags.  Can you help?  Please let me know if you can come.

Friday evening through Saturday Gulf States Conference will gather at Pine Lake for the GSMC Retreat.  Please contact Jeff Landis for more info.

On Sunday Jeff Landis will continue our preaching series on NEWS; Nurture, Evangelism, Worship and Service, with a sermon on Worship.

Following the service we will gather for a Pot Luck in the gym.  The youth group will clean the kitchen and gym after the pot luck for donations to Jubilee’s Food Pantry.  Talk to Joel Diener for details.

God bless you tonight, Jubilee.

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This Week at Jubilee- 4/17/2017

Dear Jubilee,

Many thanks to the musicians and singers who made worship on Easter Sunday especially joyful and meaningful.

Tonight we will meet for the last Wednesday Night Bible Study of 2016-2017.  We will share a meal at 6:00pm and classes for all ages begin at 7:00pm.  Join us.

On Thursday evening the Community of Hope (COH) Board meets.  This is an exciting time for our volunteer scholars program.  You can meet the new COH director, Adrian Cross, on Sunday when she shares during our worship service.  Applications for the 2017-2018 year are available in the church office.

Jubilee men, join the early morning Men’s Prayer Breakfast at 6:15am at Queen City Truck Stop.  Talk to Wayne Gorrow for details.

The monthly Grocery Bagging Party begins on Friday evening at 6:00pm.  If you can help, please contact Kelsey Luke.

Spring Open House at Pine Lake Camp provides an opportunity to explore the camp and meet the staff.  Join the event from 10:00-2:00 on Saturday at the pavilion and bring someone with you.  Contact Suzanne Opel if you have questions.

Sunday School with classes for all ages begins at 9:30 on Sunday morning.  Meet us in the gym.

We will have a special treat on Sunday at 10:45Jubilee’s Youth Group will lead the entire service.  I expect to be encouraged by God’s Spirit, but also by the talent of our young people.

Jubilee, you are doing something significant for God simply by showing up together every Sunday and being exactly who you are.  The community you have created is alive with joy and a power for good in Meridian.  I thank God for your dynamic witness.

God Bless You,



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This Week at Jubilee – 3/27/17

Dear Friends,


Special thanks to Jubilee’s Youth Group for the well done and captivating presentation of John 9 during Sunday’s worship service.  Thanks Lisa Shelly for helping them prepare!


Jubilee, you went above and beyond again during the March distribution of God’s Groceries on Tuesday.  218 persons from 102 households received about 25 pounds of groceries.   Eighteen volunteers served love, prayers and respect.  Today we had our 2017 Mississippi Food Pantry audit and your food pantry ministry fared very well.  Go team Jubilee!


The Youth Cajun Meal Fund Raiser scheduled for this Saturday is cancelled due to the death of Lindsay Diener’s maternal grandmother.  Thank you for praying for Lindsay’s family.


Please let Cheryl Landis know by Sunday about your lodging needs for Jubilee Camp Out, scheduled for April 7-9.  In order to provide adequately for meals, please also let her know what meals you plan to eat at the camp out and how many guests you are bringing.  Lodging and meal forms will be available again on Sunday or you can contact her directly this weekend.


Join us for worship on Sunday, the last Sunday of Lent.  Jeff Landis will preach and the Youth Band will lead our worship


God bless you all,

Elaine Maust

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This Week at Jubilee- 3/13/17

Dear Friends,

Trusting that wherever you are and how ever you are, you are experiencing that God Restores.  For this week’s Lenten Devotional guide, on the theme, Restore us, Oh God! check out Jubilee’s web site:

Thanks to Lindsay Diener and Mary Grace Wansley for their exceptional co-preaching on Sunday.  They described the difference between wondering and doubt and invited us to trust our mysterious dynamic God.
Every Tuesday Mom’s Group meets in the gym at 9:00am.  If you know someone who has babies or toddlers, invite them!  Talk to Beth Graybill for more information on this important ministry of Jubilee.
Wayne Gorrow will lead Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Queen City Truck Stop at 6:15am Friday morning.  Contact Wayne if you need directions.
All Jubilee Youth are invited to the Spring Youth Rally at Pine Lake this Friday-Sunday.  Contact Joel Diener details.
Join us for worship at 10:45 on Sunday:
Duane Maust will preach on the theme: Restore us oh God, we thirst!
Welcome! Class meets during Sunday School.
In our continuing Across Street and Around the World feature, Renee Nuefeld, will update us about the Jackson, MS Service Adventure Team.
 A Service Team of 14 from Iowa Mennonite School, led by Joel Beachy, will join us for worship and the pot luck meal.
Please bring a little extra food to the Pot Luck so that we have plenty to share with our friends from Iowa.
Thanks to the Youth Group who will clean after the Pot Luck as part of their Convention Fund Raising efforts.
See you Sunday!

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This Week at Jubilee- 2/27/17

Dear Jubilee,

We are grateful that Emily Key shared her moving testimony with us on SundayEmily’s message of pain and hope reminded us to wait in the difficult times.  I was especially encouraged that Emily discovered profound peace when she had a relationship with God.

Today Jubilee shared over a ton of God’s Groceries with 99 households.  What a joyful, capable and loving group of volunteers gathered to pray and serve today.

Mom’s Group is thriving.  This morning the happy sounds of children playing in the gym reached all the way to the foyer.  Mom’s Group meets every Tuesday morning.  If you know someone who would benefit, talk to Beth Graybill.

Tomorrow evening at 6:30pm join us in the Sojourners Room for the Ash Wednesday Service.  This simple service will remind us of our humility and need for God’s forgiveness.  The service will include prayers, songs, scriptures and the imposition of ashes, which means placing ashes in the shape of a cross on the forehead.

On Friday morning Jubilee men are invited to Prayer Breakfast at 6:15am at Queen City Truck Stop.

Pine Lake will be bustling all day Saturday.  Join the fun at Work Day!  The day begins at 8:30.  There will be projects for every skill level.  Lunch will be provided at 1:00.  Talk to Lindsay Diener or Matt Graybill for more details.

All Youth are invited to the Youth Game Night on Saturday evening at 7:00.  Joel Diener has those details.

I hope you can join us for Worship on Sunday.  This Sunday you can expect to experience God and:

    – Anita Wansley preaching from Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 & Matthew 4:1-11
– Celebrating the Lord’s Supper
Welcome! Class beginning during Sunday School
– Worship Planning Team meeting at 1:30

Tonight I pray for the many of us who are sick or in pain.  And I give thanks to be part of a church that tries to do as Jesus taught, to love our neighbors.

In hope,


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Glenn and Emma Myers Article (Mennonite World Review)

Click here to read the article “Serving with Choctaw, couple have seen prejudice, progress”

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Love is a Verb (MC USA Article)

Click here to read the MC USA article about Jubilee, “Love is a Verb”.

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