Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 04, 2016
We are family - you belong.
We welcome persons of any faith
background into our fellowship,
either as a member or as a friend.
 
 
 
 
Worship Service at 10 am
 
Ministers - The Whole Congregation
Pastor -Geri Judd
Lay Leader- Eileen Jacobs
Organist/Choir Leader -
Church Secretary – Marion Stevens
Christian Ed. Chair – Sarah Brainard
Webmaster – Rachel Boyer
 

The Church telephone is
607 387- 6296
Pastor Office Hours
Tuesday
10 am - noon
Wednesday by appointment
Thursday
11 am to 1 pm
To arrange an appointment
 contact the Pastor
directly at
(607) 379-9188
or gerijudd@yahoo.com
Church Address

PO Box 244
1869 Trumansburg Road
Jacksonville, New York  14854
jcumcnews@gmail.com

 


2016 Advent & Christmas Quiz
Advent and Christmas 

 

Dec. 4, TAC Christmas Concert 4:00 pm
Dec. 6, Trustees 7:00 pm
Dec. 7, Estate Planning-Michael May TUMC 7:30 pm
Doug's Fish Fry 11:00 am - 6:00 PM MUMC also selling Wreaths and Baked Goods
Dec. 8. UMW Christmas Luncheon 12:00 pm
Dec. 12, Church Council 7:00 pm

Dec. 15, Blue Christmas at MUMC 7:00 pm
Dec. 17, Dish-to-pass and Christmas Caroling

Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm

TUMC Service at 10:00 pm

The Attic Thrift Store Is Closed For The Season

 

Outreach Team plans Dish to Pass
and Carol Sing Combo
 

Yes, the Outreach Team wants to have one more event this year. We are planning a Dish-to-Pass Supper on December 17th followed by a carol sing.  All of this is to happen in the fellowship hall starting with the meal at 6:00 pm.  Bring your table service and your favorite dish to pass. We are always amazed at the great cooks in our church and the wonderful variety. We will have coffee and other beverages available. 
Regardless of the weather outside we will have lots of warm fellowship and a chance to sing the great carols of Christmas that we never get a chance to sing enough. 
Please plan to join us that evening.

 

A MOMENT FOR MISSIONS – ADVENT 2016 

We are a very giving congregation—we give whenever we are asked—always—all year. No one gives to everything, but everyone gives to something—as we are able. During Advent, the mission committee offers special opportunities to donate to individuals and families who need help: some with food, some with Christmas gifts for children, with economic incentives through Heifer, and some with cozy socks to warm cold feet in the winter. Remember, the
following list offers opportunities, not requirements for giving. Thank you.
 
--For Advent giving (envelope donations) we are supporting both the Food Pantry and the Heifer Project. Envelopes are in the bulletins or in the pews; please mark the envelopes and checks with your choice for a donation. The Sunday school children will decide what to buy with the donations to Heifer.  
--Angel Tree – We have asked for 6-8 children’s names from the Trumansburg Christmas
Bureau. The congregation will be invited to shop for a child or donate toward the effort. As in the past, our youth will shop with us. Amy Moe is coordinating this.
  
--Food baskets – We will put together 10 food baskets, half each to Enfield and Jacksonville, to be delivered on December 18. A sign-up sheet for contributions is in the back of the sanctuary, with donations needed by December 11. The missions committee will buy hams and anything else that isn’t donated. We are inviting our youth group to help us pack the baskets at 6:00 on Wednesday, December 14. Lynn Rich and Emily Virkler are in charge of this.
-- Warm Feet, Warm Hearts, Give Socks – “If your feet are cold, everything is cold.” As
always, our big Christmas stocking arrived in the sanctuary on November 27 to fill with socks (and hats and gloves if you wish) for the Samaritan Center at Catholic Charities and other places in need. Last year we delivered over 2,500 pairs of socks during the winter. Beth Cutter coordinates socks.

 

Trumansburg Area Churches (TAC)
Advent, Christmas Eve,
and Christmas Day Services 
 

 

 Date

Time

Event

Church

Pastor

12/04

4:00 PM

TAC Christmas Concert

First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses

TAC Church Choirs

12/04

8:00 PM

Christmas Devotional On-Line

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

www.lds.org - 6:00 PM (MST)

12/15

7:00 PM

Blue Christmas Service*

Mecklenburg United Methodist

Rev. Kate Merriman, Leader

12/16

6:30 PM

Readings and Christmas Carols

Church of the Epiphany

Rev. Gurdon Brewster

12/18

4:00 PM

Contemplative Service

Perry City Friends

Friends

12/24

5:00 PM

Christmas Eve Mass

St. James The Apostle Catholic Church**

Father Bernard M. Maloney

12/24

5:00 PM

Christmas Eve Mass

St. Francis Solanus, Interlaken**

Father Brendan P. Buckley

12/24

5:30 PM

Children’s Christmas Eve Service

First Baptist Church of Trumansburg

Rev. Dennis Christensen

12/24

7:00 PM

Christmas Eve Candlelight Lessons & Carols

First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses

Rev. Cheryl Peeples

12/24

7:00 PM

Christmas Eve Service

Jacksonville Community United Methodist

Pastor Geri Judd

12/24

7:00 PM

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Trumansburg United Methodist

Rev. Dr. Jeff Losey

12/24

7:30 PM

Christmas Eve Service

Church of the Epiphany

Rev. Gurdon Brewster

12/24

7:00 PM

Christmas Eve Service

Mecklenburg United Methodist

Rev. Kate Merriman

12/24

7:30 PM

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

First Baptist Church of Trumansburg

Rev. Dennis Christensen

12/24

8:00 PM

Christmas Eve Mass

St. James The Apostle Catholic Church**

Father Brendan P. Buckley

12/24

10:00 PM

Christmas Eve Mass

Holy Cross Catholic, Ovid**

Father Bernard Maloney

12/24

10:00 PM

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service

Trumansburg United Methodist

Revs. Geri Judd and Kate Merriman

12/25

9:30 AM

Christmas DAY Mass

St. James The Apostle Catholic**

Father Bernard Maloney

12/25

9:30 AM

Christmas DAY Mass

Holy Cross Catholic, Ovid**

Father Brendan P. Buckley

12/25

10:30 AM

Christmas DAY Service

First Baptist Church of Trumansburg

Rev. Dennis Christensen

12/25

11:30 AM

Time of Prayer, Caroling in the Village, & Cocoa

Mecklenburg United Methodist

Rev. Kate Merriman

For more information about Christmas DAY services, please contact the church offices. Most will meet at their usual Sunday worship time.

 

   

Children’s Program 
A team of committed volunteers has developed a strong and very well attended children’s Sunday School program here at JCUMC.  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, thus the name, Noisy Offering. 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 enjoy the remainder of the service.

 

 

AN INVITATION TO ALL WOMEN 

 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND 

 

 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

  

Meetings are held on the 

1st Thursday of the Month 

 10:30 am In the Fellowship Hall 

 

Bring a dish to share and your table setting

  

 
 
The following information is from the Trumansburg Free Press
 
Don't Go Hungry
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. Updated December 15, 2014.  
 
 Monday - Friday:
Loaves and Fishes. Free daily meals. All are welcome. No income guidelines. St. John’s Church, 210 N. Cayuga St., Ithaca; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12 p.m.;Tuesday, Thursday at 5:30 pm.
Food is shared with Freedom Village USA and Women's Opportunity Center.
Monday,  01/12 only: 
Lansing Food Pantry. The Rink, 1767 E. Shore Dr. ,Lansing, 1:00 - 3:00pm. Second Monday is Mobile Food Pantry, 10-11 a.m. Fourth Monday, regular food pantry, 1-3 p.m.
Tuesdays: 
Immaculate Conception Church Food Pantry. 113 N. Geneva St., Ithaca, 1 - 2 p.m. 
Healthy Tuesdays at Groton Public Library, 112 East Cortland St., Groton., 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: 
Bread of Life Food Pantry. 1 Water St., Candor, 3 -5:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 24.
Thursdays:
Halsey Valley Helping Hands Pantry. GAR Building, Hamilton Rd, Halsey Valley, 4-4:45 p.m. No Halsey Valley Pantry on the 3rd Thursday. Closed on Christmas. Open on Dec. 24 at 3 p.m.
Food is shared with Community Justice Center/Alternatives to Incarceration, Ithaca Youth Bureau, and Rescue Mission.
Danby Food Pantry, 3rd Thursday only. Danby residents only. Danby Federated Church, 1859 Danby Rd., Danby, 3 -6 p.m.
Fridays:
Interlaken Reformed Church Pantry. 8315 Main Street, Interlaken, 3-6pm. 
Food is shared with non-profit programs: Bright Futures Program, Cayuga Addiction and Recovery Services; Dryden O.U.R.S and Y.O.U.R.S.; New Roots Charter School; outreach to low-wage work sites, senior housing and rural families.
Saturdays:
Free hot meal served at Salvation Army. 150 N. Albany St, Ithaca. Saturday 12 p.m.;Sunday 3 p.m. (not an FDN program).
1st Saturday: Catlin First Methodist Church Pantry. 402 Chambers Rd., Horseheads,  2-4 p.m.
2nd Saturday: Grace Lee Wesleyan Church Pantry. 2075 Chambers Rd., Beaver Dams, 1 p.m.
3rd Saturday: Linderman Creek Pantry. 201 Cypress Court, Ithaca Community Room, 12-12:30 p.m.
3rd Saturday: Calvary Baptist Church Pantry. 507 N. Albany St., Ithaca, 12-3 p.m. 
4th Saturday: McLean Community Church Pantry. 50 Church St, McLean, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
Sundays (Alternating Weeks):
West Village Apartments Distribution. (12/14, 12/28) Chestnut St., Ithaca, 2. - 3. p.m. 
 Overlook Apartments. (12/14, 12/28) 1263 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, Community Room, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Reach Out For Christ Church Pantry. (12/7, 12/21) 318 Johnson Road, Freeville,
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Distribution to housing communities in downtown Ithaca. (12/7, 12/21).
Eligibility:
Limit: 1 pantry per week.
Suggested Monthly Income: 1 person -$1,800; 2 people – $2,100; 3 people – up to $2,300; 4 people – to $2,600
For a complete listing of daily pantries, see:
 
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
  
MISSION STATEMENT
 
 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.