Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Monday, January 23, 2017
We are family - you belong.
We welcome persons of any faith
background into our fellowship,
either as a member or as a friend.

Geri Judd

Lay Leader
Eileen Jacobs
Organist/Choir Leader
Eric Howd

Church Secretary 
Marion Stevens
Christian Ed. Chair 
Sarah Brainard

Rachel Boyer
Church Telephone
607 387- 6296
Pastor Office Hours
10 am - noon
Wednesday by appointment
11 am to 1 pm
To arrange an appointment
 contact the Pastor
directly at
(607) 379-9188
Worship Service at 10 am
Church Address
PO Box 244
1869 Trumansburg Road
Jacksonville, New York  14854


Jan. 22, Youth Group 

Jan. 22, Annual TAC Meeting, 1:30 pm, Jacksonville UMC-Desert Dish-to-Pass
Jan. 23, Food Pantry
Jan 29, Brad and Laurie Lewis Mission Presentation
Jan. 30, Food Pantry
Feb. 2, UMW luncheon Meeting 10:30 am
Feb. 7, Trustees Meeting 7 pm
Feb. 13, Church Council 7 pm
Feb. 13, Food Pantry
Feb. 15, SPRC 7 pm
Feb. 17, Cornell Woman's Hockey Game- Meet at Lynah  Rink at 6 pm
Stopping at Purity Ice Cream after game
March 11, Spaghetti Supper 4 pm until sold out

Jamaican'em Happy
 One School at a Time

Join in worship with Brad and Lori Lewis on Sunday, January 29th at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church at 10 am. They will share their insight of their mission work in Burnt Savannah, Jamaica. The nursery will be open during the service.
Brad teaches science in a local school and Lori shares her love of dance with children while in Jamaica. All are welcome to hear how school supplies, textbooks, toiletries and uniforms are provided for children to be able to start school and how financial support is achieved to cover shipping costs and baggage fees.
 “Taste of Jamaica” coffee hour will follow in the fellowship hall.

Image result for church spaghetti supper       Spaghetti Supper on Saturday, March 11

The Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church is the host church for our local Food Pantry during the months of January and February. There are still volunteer openings available on the signup sheet located on the table in the back of the sanctuary. Volunteers from the host churches, and others, assist with the bi-weekly food distributions and manage the Ulysses Food Hotline (387-8260).




Christmas is going to be carefully be packed away within the next several weeks and begin preparing for the new year. Donations will be gladly accepted on Sundays at the Attic throughout the winter. You may also contact either Nancy Housworth or Rachel Boyer to make other arrangements.


C:\Users\Eileen Jacobs\Downloads\ericmachanhowd.jpg C:\Users\Eileen Jacobs\Downloads\ericmachanhowd.jpg C:\Users\Eileen Jacobs\Downloads\ericmachanhowd.jpg C:\Users\Eileen Jacobs\Downloads\ericmachanhowd.jpg MEET OUR NEW ORGANIST & CHOIR DIRECTOR, ERIC HOWD


Eric Machan Howd has been a church musician for over 34 years. He began his career as a boy-soprano in the St. Uriel's Episcopal Church choir (Sea Girt, NJ), which led him to be twice selected to attend the Royal Academy of Church Music at Princeton University. He has directed music for the
Freeville United Methodist Church, the Protestant
Cooperative Ministries (Cornell University), as well as the King Ferry Presbyterian Church and, most recently, the Newark Valley United Church of Christ. Eric works
full-time in higher education as Director of Instructional Design (Binghamton University) and Assistant Professor of Writing (Ithaca College). He is excited to be selected as
Organist and Choir Director at the Jacksonville United Methodist Church and looks forward to providing piano and organ music for special events and weekly worship services.

Eric lives in Ithaca with his wife Katharyn. Join us on Sunday, January 1 as Eric begins the next chapter of his musical journey!


Coffee time after the church service each week is a great time for fellowship and
connecting with each other on Sunday mornings.  You can help us out by hosting a coffee hour. All you  have to do is provide something simple to eat – this could be homemade or store-bought (including a gluten-free option).  Jeff Jacobs is the coordinator, and if you need help with making coffee, he can help with making sure that coffee and other beverages are available.  A free-will collection basket helps to help defray expenses.  Please look for the signup sheet at the back of the sanctuary. 

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.


Food Pantry collection for 2017  

January – Oral Hygiene items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, Fixodent, etc). 

February – Lunch Box items (Snack Pack pudding, cans of soup with pop tops)

March – Cleaning supplies (dish detergent, laundry detergent, bars of soap)

April – Boxes of rice, plain and mixes, instant potatoes, pasta side dish mixes.  

May – Rolls of toilet paper

June – Oatmeal, Boxes of cereal (other than corn flakes and cheerios)

July – Personal care items (baby wipes, combs, brushes, nail clippers, deodorant) 

August – Condiments (flour, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, salad dressing)

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






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 United Methodist Church
Camp Casawasco
Conference Website: Upper New York Conference of United Methodist Church
Denominational Website: The United Methodist Church
District Website: Finger Lakes District 
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
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.
Bread of Life Food Pantry. 1 Water St., Candor, 3 -5:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 24.
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.
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.
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).
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
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.