Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
We are familyyou belong!
We welcome persons of any faith
background into our fellowship,
either as a member or as a friend.
Geri Judd

Organist/Choir Leader

Eric Machan Howd
Lay Leader
Don Shardlow

Christian Ed. Chair

Sarah Brainard
Web Manager
Eileen Jacobs

WORSHIP SERVICE  at 10:00 am

Church Telephone
607 387- 6296 
Pastor Office Hours
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday and Saturday by appointment
To arrange an appointment
 contact Pastor Geri directly
at (607) 387-6296
1869 Trumansburg Road
P.O. Box 244
Jacksonville, New York  14854


Services suspended for remainder of March

Dear JCUMC Friends,

I hope this finds you well and adjusting to our "social distancing" requirements and our no work order. This has been a most difficult time for all with many adjustments being made by our State Government and adjustments made within our families. Up to this point, it has been suggested that we do not hold worship in our Sanctuary. Eric and I are working on a way to worship via Zoom, which is both a phone conferencing opportunity as well as a computer visual opportunity. We are almost there and will hopefully make this available next Sunday, March 29th.

I am aware that many of you are reaching out to our family and community. I would love to hear from you as to what you are doing, what needs are being unmet, or ideas that you may have to make this time better for our church family and those in our community. Let's share ideas. Ideas can inspire us, keep us connected, and give us something to look forward to.

This past week, I have spent most of this time in conference calls with the Conference, District, and the town of Ulysses. In addition, I have been calling members to check in with them as to how they are doing and if there are any needs. I know others of you are doing likewise. Thank you! Thank you all for the love you share!
Blessings to all!
Pastor Geri

Here is a prayer that I would like to share:

God of compassion, be close to those who are ill, afraid or in isolation.
In their loneliness, be their consolation; in their anxiety, be their hope;
In their darkness, be their light;
Through him who suffered alone on the cross,
But reigns with you in glory, Jesus Christ our Lord.


A team of committed volunteers has developed a strong and very well attended children’s Sunday School program here at J.C.U.M.C. The program runs from September through June. Children attend the first half of the regular worship service which includes a children’s message followed by the collection of the Noisy Offering. Children collect loose change from congregation members in tin buckets which make a lot of noise, hence the name.  We conclude with a prayer of thanks and the children then go to their respective Sunday School classes for age appropriate lessons and activities while the adults participate in the remainder of the service.

Sunday School Schedule for the year:

Our nursery will be open every Sunday welcoming our littlest Christians from infants to pre-K children. The elementary children (kindergarten through fourth grade) will have Sunday school the first and third Sunday of the month. Craft Sunday will be on the second Sunday of the month for the elementary children. The youth group (fifth grade through twelfth grade) will have Sunday school the second and third Sunday of the month.

ALL WOMEN OF THE JACKSONVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (and ALL WOMEN OF THE JACKSONVILLE COMMUNITY) are invited to join us for fellowship, fun, and great food. We meet the FIRST THURSDAY of each month at 10:30 a.m. for our regular UMW meeting followed by a brown bag luncheon. Dessert and beverage will be provided. 



     Thank you all for the enthusiasm in which you have embraced this mission!

Friendship Donations Network provides produce, breads, desserts, dairy, deli, and groceries (if available) to the programs listed below. For a complete listing of food pantries and community meals in Tompkins County, please visit hsctc.org/food.
Founded in 1988 by Sara Pines, MSW, Ph.D., Friendship Donations Network’s mission is to rescue fresh nutritious food from stores and farms that would otherwise be thrown away and redistribute it to neighbors in need. This is accomplished by an extensive network of volunteers who pick up donations of mostly perishable excess and day-old food and deliver them to pantries and programs that serve in excess of 2,100 people weekly. We divert over 500,000 lbs. of good food from the landfill each year! Find us on Facebook  facebook.com/FriendshipDonations
As People Who are Open to the Call of Christ
 We Reaffirm Our Mission as a Caring Community,
  Ministering to All, Including Those Who are Sick,
 In Poverty, in Confusion and in Bondage.
 We are Dedicated to Proclaiming the Gospel
  By Word, Deed and Prayer;
 Providing Christian Education for All;
 Opportunity for Fellowship;
 Witness to the Community;
  And Outreach to the World.
  We Seek God's Strength for These Tasks of Love, 
 And we are Able, through Christ, to Love 
 With the Inspiration and Guidance 

 Of the Holy Spirit.  


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