Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Monday, December 11, 2017
 
We are family - you belong.
We welcome persons of any faith
background into our fellowship,
either as a member or as a friend.
 
JCUMC Gospel
           

Pastor
Geri Judd

Lay Leader
Eileen Jacobs
 
Organist/Choir Leader
Eric  Machan Howd
 
Christian Ed. Chair
Sarah Brainard

Church Secretary 
Marion Stevens
             
        
Webmaster 
Rachel Boyer
 
Church Telephone
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
 jacksonvillecumc@gmail.com
 
 
Worship Service at 10 am
 
PO Box 244
1869 Trumansburg Road
Jacksonville, New York  14854
jcumcnews@gmail.com 
 

CHURCH CALENDAR 

 

12/3  –  10:00 a.m. - First Sunday of Advent – HOPE
                         Communion service

 

             4:00 p.m. – Trumansburg Area Churches Concert
                         at First Baptist Church, E. Seneca Rd.
12/5 -   7:00 p.m. - Trustee Meeting

 

12/7 –  12:00 p.m.- U.M.W. Lunch (provided) – Fellowship Hall

 

12/10 – 10:00 a.m. - Second Sunday of Advent – PEACE
                            Worship service & Commitment Sunday

 

12/12 – 7:00 p.m. - Church Council

12/14 - 7:00 p.m. - Blue Christmas Service at Mecklenburg UMC

12/15 - 7:00  p.m. - Shepard's Play at the Trumansburg Conservatory

 

12/17 – 10:00 a.m. -Third Sunday of Advent – JOY
                            Intergenerational Pageant

 

12/24 – 10:00 a.m.- Fourth Sunday of Advent – LOVE
                          Worship service followed by fellowship brunch

 

              7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Family Service

 

12/25 – Merry Christmas!

 

12/31 – 10:00 a.m. First Sunday of Christmastide

 

Mecklenburg United Methodist Church (with the help of some other churches) will again be having a Blue Christmas service--Thursday, December 14th, 7 pm.  All are welcome!  Christmas can be a hard time for many reasons, and this will be a time of reflection, when all come together, accepting the emotions and challenges of the season, finding comfort and even hope.  There will be a time of fellowship after the service.

 

The Poplar Ridge players will perform the Shepherds' Play, a medieval rendition of the nativity story, this Friday (Dec. 15) at 7 pm at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts. Free admission, bring the family! This beloved play will warm your heart and make you laugh while bringing home the message that Love is born in our hearts this Christmas season. 

 
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 AM. for our regular meeting followed by a brown bag luncheon. Dessert and beverage will be provided.    

 

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CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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  

 

October- Packages of cookies

 

November- Household cleaning items

December- Tissues, singles rolls of paper tissues

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

 

INTERESTING LINKS
 
The United Methodist Church
 
 
Camp Casawasco
 
Conference Website: Upper New York Conference of United Methodist Church
 
Denominational Website:
 
District Website:
 
 
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.