Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Monday, October 24, 2016
We are family - you belong.
We welcome persons of any faith
background into our fellowship,
either as a member or as a friend.
Our Church
Worship Service at 10 am
Ministers - The Whole Congregation
Pastor -Geri Judd
Lay Leader- Eileen Jacobs
Organist/Choir Leader - Jean Rogers
Church Secretary – Marion Stevens
Christian Ed. Chair – Sarah Brainard
Webmaster – Rachel Boyer

The Church telephone is
607 387- 6296
The Pastor holds office hours
Tuesday from 10 am - noon
Wednesday by appointment
Thursday from 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 

Oct. 17, Church Council 7;00 pm
Oct. 18, Finance 7:00 pm
Oct. 20, SPRC 6:00

Oct. 23, Commitment Sunday
Oct. 24, Outreach 7:00 pm
Oct 26, "Ins and Outs" of social media at TUMC 7:00 pm
Oct. 30 Halloween Coffee Hour-Children can come in costume

Nov. 1, Trustee 7:00 pm

Nov. 3, UMW 10:30 am
Nov. 5, Perry City Meeting Autumn Contra Dance 7:00 pm

Nov. 6, All Saints Day
Nov. 8, Election Day Dinner
Nov. 13, Charge Conference 2:00 pm 
Nov, 14, Church Council 7:00 pm

Dec. 4, TAC Christmas Concert 4:00 pm

Jacksonville Community Election Night Dinner

Don’t miss our annual Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church Election Night Dinner held on Tuesday,
the 8
th of November starting at 4:30 p.m. until sold out. The church is located at 1869 Trumansburg Road in Jacksonville, NY.

Our menu consists of chicken and biscuits, roast loin of pork with dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, harvard beets,
sweet potato casserole, cole slaw, roll, drink, and a selection of homemade desserts. Adult dinners are $10.00
and children dinners under 12 cost $5.00.
  Hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 29th is the last day for the Attic Thrift Shop to be open for the 2016
selling season and will begin setting up for the holiday bazaar the following week. As
you are going through your Christmas decorations and wondering why you still have
boxes of treasures that haven’t been hung by the fireplace with care for years,
remember the Attic is always there to help you out. Please bring donations either on
Sundays, during the hours we are open, or contact either Nancy or Rachel to make
other arrangements. Stay tuned to find out about upcoming work bees to complete
the monumental task of transforming the Attic into a Christmas Shoppe.
Nice selections of fall decorations as well as Halloween costumes are currently
available. Stop by to browse hundreds of inexpensive household items and warm
fall clothing for all ages.

Sunday school will begin on Sunday, September 25th with a collaborative
class. Our classroom has been updated! Libby Foust has installed
a new rug. It looks beautiful. Thank you to Libby and all who helped
out. October will bring our Sunday school schedule back on
track. Our nursery will be open to infants through children attending
preschool this year each Sunday. The first and third Sundays there will
be classes for the elementary children. The second and fourth Sunday
there will be classes for the youth children which include middle and
high school students. We are looking forward to a year of exploration of faith and building a
foundation in service.

Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show 
Saturday, November 26th from 9:00 AM to 3:00PM

Preparation has already begun for the big day. The merry mouse makers are helping Marge Covert sew 160 catnip stuffed mice for the Holiday Boutique. Our Holiday Boutique features handcrafted items donated by people like you. Also please be thinking about ornaments you would like to make to adorn the new Christmas tree in the Hearth room.  

Everything to make this a very Merry Christmas can be purchased at this one stop shopping bazaar. You will find many local vendors, delicious baked goods, holiday boutique, sparkly ornaments, and a luncheon starting at 11:30 am.

Check out the silent auction consisting of items donated by members of the congregation. The lucky winners will be announced at 3 pm.  

The Attic, located next door in the old school house, is filled with inexpensive holiday decorations, gently used clothes, books and next to new toys. The Attic is closing at 2 pm the day of the bazaar. 

On back table in the sanctuary are lists for opportunities to work and donate. Everyone is an important part of the holiday bazaar.

The perfect present for someone special awaits you at the JCUMC Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show!


This fall, we are again supporting the Foster Care Program in Tompkins County with a BACKPACK AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES program. Currently there are about 100 foster homes in the county. Children in foster care often move around during the year and are not necessarily eligible for backpack give-a-ways at the beginning of the school year. In addition to using backpacks for school, they frequently have nothing to carry their belongings as they move to and from a foster home. This will provide them with something uniquely their own. 

Our target number for this fall is 20 new backpacks and school supplies to fill them. We have committed mission committee funds and personal donations from committee members; in addition, we hope for donations from you, the congregation. With careful shopping, a backpack can be purchased for $15-$18, and supplies for $17-$19. Donations are due September 25. 

You will find sign up sheets and information both at the front (with the backpacks) and on the crowded table in the back of the sanctuary. If you would like to support this project, please sign up and then take an information sheet.  If you would like to donate money for this project, you may give it to any committee member, clearly marked for the backpack project.

* Backpack (new)

* 3 folders

* Pencil 

* Pencil sharpener 

* Washable markers

* 2 spiral notebooks 

* 2 composition books

* Pens

* Erasers

* Blunt end scissors 

* glue sticks

* Crayons 

* Ruler 

* Tissues 

* Construction paper

Thank you from all of us for what you do to help others.

Emily Virkler, Lynn Rich, Amy Moe, Beth Cutter, chair 

In an effort to support for the Food Pantry, we are asking each parishioner
to bring one specific item that we’re highlighting that particular
month. Our goal is to reach 50 “extra” items per month.
This doesn’t replace regular donations to the food pantry but rather this is
our way of raising awareness and creating greater support for a much
needed program.
October ………. Packages of cookies
We all need a treat now and again!
November…….Household cleaning items
Spic and Span, Comet, 409, Mr. Clean, Windex etc.
December…….. Tissues, single rolls of paper towels

The Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church is  accepting applications for the position of Church Organist and choir leader.
If you are interested in applying please submit a resume to gerijudd@yahoo.com.
Or call Pastor Geri Judd at 607-379-9188, please leave a message

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.









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.
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.