Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 08, 2019
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

Organist/Choir Leader

Eric Machan Howd
Lay Leader
Don Shardlow

Christian Ed. Chair

Sarah Brainard
Web Manager
Rachel Boyer

WORSHIP SERVICE  at 10:00 am

Church Telephone
607 387- 6296 
Pastor Office Hours
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday and Saturday by appointment.
To arrange an appointment
 contact the Pastor Geri
directly at (607) 387-6296
PO Box 244
1869 Trumansburg Road
Jacksonville, New York  14854
 DECEMBER 1st.........Church Canceled due to icy conditions


November 17 - Congregational Conservation with Jamie and Diana
from Reconciling Ministries following worship
November 24 - Set-up for Holiday Bazaar
December 1 - Advent begins
December 5 - U.M.W. Christmas Luncheon at noon
December 7 - Attic Thrift Shop End of Season Sale
December 8 - Consecration Sunday
December 9 - Church Conference & Church Council, 7:00 pm
December 2 & 16 - Food Pantry

November 30 - Jacksonville Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale

Attic Thrift Shop will be open on November 30th!

Food Pantry collection for 2019

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

Food Pantry Assistance
December 2nd and 16th

Christian Education News

Sunday school will be starting on Sunday, September 16th for Rally Day.  All children are welcome back to the classroom to celebrate our first day of Sunday School.  We will be catching up with each other on summer adventures and checking in on how the new school year has started.  There will be a back-to-school barbecue coffee hour following the service with games.  We look forward in seeing you.   

Sunday School Schedule for the year:
Our nursery will be open every Sunday welcoming our littlest Christians from infants to pre-k children. The elementary children (kindergarten through fourth grade) will have Sunday school the first and third Sunday of the month. Craft Sunday will be on the second Sunday of the month for the elementary children. The youth group (fifth grade through twelfth grade) will have Sunday school the second and fourth Sunday of the month.  

Vacation Bible Camp: 
We had a great VBC this summer.  With 41 children attending, we hosted our largest VBC to date.  Thank you to Katelin Olson and her team of faithful leaders in making this experience wonderful for all the treasure hunters.  Our time together included dinner, bible stories, music, crafts, games and mission projects. 

With the new school year starting, we ask for prayers not only for teachers, parents and our children but for all those who work with them as well.  We ask for the Good Lord to watch over the bus
drivers, monitors, aides, custodians, cafeteria workers and support staff.  We ask  God to provide guidance to the administration of our schools.  May we all work together for the betterment of all children in our community.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen. 


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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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.


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.