About JAMA


New Contacts

Our e-mail list is now being maintained at Christ Lutheran Church in Michigan Center. Our goal is to continue to keep Jackson area clergy and religious leaders connected. Please contact Pastor Jim Watson, at Christ Lutheran Church, 4250 Page Ave., Michigan Center, MI 49254, 517-764-3101 if would like to be added or if you have any trouble with this list. You will receive emails from jama@clcmc.org - If you use spam filters in your email system, please add this address to your list of safe senders.

New Location

When we met in December, JAMA members decided to keep our monthly meetings at 9:00am on the second Thursday of each month. But we thought it would be good to try meeting at a consistent, "neutral" place, to see if that makes it easier for people to attend. We chose the Carnegie Branch of the Jackson District Library, 244 W Michigan Ave. in downtown Jackson. We'll be meeting in the McIntyre Room on the 2nd floor. We have booked our next four meetings there for 2014: January 9, February 13, March 13 and April 10.

New Focus

We also decided to try giving priority to the four main areas that characterize JAMA. In January, our focus will be clergy support, self care, and collegiality. We'll also begin a conversation about sustainability and current issues facing faith groups today. In February, the focus will be on justice issues of local interest. In March, our role as leaders and managers in our faith tradition will be front and center with the discussion on sustainability. In April, we will focus on interfaith connections. The idea is to try to cycle through these four areas and do a little more advance planning to make the best use of our time when we meet.

New Conversation

Please make every effort to come to these 2014 JAMA gatherings, and add your voice to the conversation about how best to support faith leaders and faith communities in our area. See you at the Carnegie Branch on January 9! Blessings of the season to you all.