Jubilee UMC and Broader Community

Modeled after the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC), New Jerusalem Ministries (NJM - soon to be MLK New Jerusalem) was birthed with the "hope and faith that the organization would focus on what was proclaimed in the fourth chapter of Luke,  to set captives free and to give liberty to those who are oppressed."  We, too, "seek to change the socio-political landscape for those in need as we continue our fervent quest and biblical directive to do justice."

With this calling, NJM boldly enters into the public square with an engaged prophetic imagination to work with clergy, organizational leaders and "everyday ordinary blues people" to bring about constructive change on behalf of vulnerable and marginalized populations in our community.  To date, we have focused on sexual and domestic violence issues; issues associated with mass incarceration and the "returning citizen" to community; and the ongoing challenges associated with poverty and its intersections with race and class. 


We champion, support and/or co-sponsor the following event(s):

2019 Partial List of MLK51-Supported Events


March 2 (Saturday). How To Deal With Bad Landlords.  come and learn what Iowa law says about tenant and landlord rights.  Information is power - the more you know about the law and your rights, the better off you will be when protecting yourself from those who wish to exploit you. Jubilee UMC Resource Center.  10:00 - 11:30 am.  Refreshments will be served.


March 7 (Thursday).  Life Overflowing:  Six Pillars for Abundant Living - Le't Go to Class Together! Here's your front-row seat to T.D. Jake's life-changing Ephesians conference!  Rich in foundational truths, Paul's letter to the church at Ephesus was among the first books studied by early Christians.  Now you can experience the faith-building message as Jakes expounds each chapter, examining your spiritual wealth, warfare, worship, wedding, workmanship and walk as Christ's disciple.  Come, let's go to class together!  Jubilee UMC Resource Center.  Starting Thursday, March 7, 6:00 pm (and continuing for five (5) more Thursdays).  Refreshments will be served.





Thematic Aspects of These Events:


MLK51:  Fifty One Years Since King:  Chaos or Community?


More to come!  Stay tuned.



For more information, you may call 319-504-0081 (or 319-291-4441, Director Funchess)