currently offline
  • National Civil Rights Musuem in Memphis
  • Dedication of the KING signage (2011), North side of the building
  • Funchess' first children's book RISE!
  • London Bridge at night, LONDON
  • Antioch Bus, Inaugural trip of the MLK Freedom Bus Tour 2018
  • Local artist Chaveevah Ferguson's work
  • Guests from Africa visiting with David Whitten and wife
  • Break from the National Coalition for Community Reinvestment Conference
  • Family in the Atlanta airport terminal en route to Virginia
  • Community Strategy Session
  • Pastor and Michelle Alexander in the Hazel Dorothy Scott Hall
  • Hawkeye Community College students came for Soul Food (February 2020)
  • Funchess "taking a call" in the red phone booth in LONDON
  • Welcome to Italy!
  • Iconic statue at National Museum for Peace and Justice
  • Jubilee's Eddie Benjamin Moss and family in Memphis
  • Pastor/First Lady with the "Black Eagle" James Madison
  • Some of the Congolese population that fellowshipped with Jubilee
  • Shakespeare! and the BHC Community Play House
  • Dr. John M. Perkins of CCDA fame
  • The inimitable Jeremiah Wright, pastor emeritus, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago
  • Madame Jergene Delaney preparing for LeChristopher's Southern Cuisine Sunday
  • North End Arts and Music Festival



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 JUBILEE's VISION:  Jubilee will be the church known for its Love:  contagious hospitality, extravagant generosity, and a gracious commitment to justice.  Jubilee will witness for Christ in the North End, in the city of Waterloo, in the Cedar Valley, and beyond (based on Acts 1:8)




Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that gladly welcomes you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Loving leadership that creates "safe space" where you can be yourself
  • A craving for genuine freedom and compassion for our family members

I don't believe you came to this website by accident.  You are continuing a spiritual journey that could impact hundreds, possibly thousands of lives, whether you plan to or not.  So let's start that journey afresh right here! In the books of Psalm and Isaiah, we find passages of revival and renewal (Psalm 139: 23-24; Isaiah 58:6-10).  We pray that revival start in your heart and mind today--and remember, the Bible says that "wisdom is the principal thing, therefore, get wisdom" (Proverbs 4:7).

I am so glad the Lord sent you our way!  May his peace and grace be with you today.


Yours in God's Love,
Pastor Funchess


". . . but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. . ." (Isaiah 40: 31, NIV)


Contact Us  
Jubilee United Methodist Church Freedom Center
1621 East Fourth Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Map  •   Directions
Phone (319) 234-5307
Mobile 319-504-0081
Regular Schedule  


  • Sunday Worship (Presently meeting on Sundays; we abide by all CDC regulations/guidelines)
    – 9:30 AM to 10:40 AM


  • Mid-Week Bible Study and Family Movie Night (Temporarily suspended due to COVID)
    – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

PANTRY Food Distribution

Next food distribution (the first 150) is Saturday, JULY 24, Starting at 1200-1400.  We're back!

Popular Children's book entitled "RISE!" by Abraham L. Funchess, Jr.

The first of three book installments for youth, Pastor Funchess' book entitled "RISE!" is designed to help young readers discover and rediscover the values that have been proven to make community strong and allow young persons to tap into their vast potential.

DONATION:  $20 per book

For more information, contact secretarial support at 319-504-0081.


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