Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Friday, September 22, 2017
We are family - you belong.
We welcome persons of any faith
background into our fellowship,
either as a member or as a friend.
Summer Newsletter

Geri Judd

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

Church Secretary 
Marion Stevens
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

September 12, Church Council 7:00 pm
September 14, U.M.W. 10:30 am Bring a bag lunch
September 17, Rally Day for Sunday School and indoor picnic
September 20, SPRC 7:00 pm
September 23, Last day for Auction donations

September 30, Time and Talent Auction 7:00 pm

"On Sunday,   September 17th,  after church,   we are having an indoor picnic in the fellowship hall.   Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided along with beverage and tableware.   Please consider bringing a dish to pass such as a salad or desert.  Please join us for this time of fellowship".

Come join the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church for our time and talent auction!!!! When? Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 6:15 PM!! Where? The Jacksonville church at 1869 Trumansburg Road, Jacksonville NY.
The auction is a fun time for folks to get together and share fellowship while also partaking in an exciting auction!!! Many items are donated by individuals showing off their talents, as well as from businesses in the local communities. You just may go home with that deal of a lifetime! Come share the laughter and the fun as the auctioneer hollers “SOLD!”
We are featuring five chairs this year designed by members of our congregation.

Proceeds to benefit our mission work both locally and worldwide including the Trumansburg food pantry, the cancer resource center of Ithaca, The Trumansburg Library, Education and Hope, as well as the Samaritan Center. We also support and engage in many youth related activities throughout the year. We welcome you to join us and are grateful for your support!!!

                                                  Doors open at 6:15 PM.
                                                  Door prizes at 6:45PM
                                                  Auction starts at 7:00.
Fall is upon us and we again welcome the start of UMW.   Our first meeting will be on September 14th at 10:30 a.m. Bring a Bag Lunch.  Dessert and beverage will be provided.   
We welcome our incoming President, Rachel Boyer, and look forward to her cheerful and creative leadership!!!
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 pot luck luncheon.

The Jacksonville Attic Thrift Shop kicks off the 2017 season on Saturday, June 3rd at 10 am. A fresh supply of household item, camping supplies, books, craft supplies and glassware cover the tables and fill the shelves. Our clothing closet room holds an assortment of spring and summer clothes and toys just waiting for you and your family. We have a large stock of next-to-new summer children’s clothing. Donations gladly received during business hours.

We are open Tuesdays 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Saturdays 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Attic Thrift Shop is located in the Old School House next to the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church at 1869 Route 96 in Jacksonville.



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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)

September- Lunch box items (granola bars, breakfast bars, small fruit containers.....)

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:
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
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.