As People Who are Open to the Call fo 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.
Sunday, July 6, 10:00 a.m. Worship - Communion
Tuesday, July 3, 7:00 p.m. Trustees meet in Hearth Room
Wednesday, July 9, 7:00 p.m. SPRC meeting in Hearth Room
Sunday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. Worship - Gary Stewart, preaching
Monday, July 7, 7:00 p.m. Administrative Board in Hearth Room
Sunday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. Worship
Sunday, July 27, 10:00 a.m. Worship - Gary Stewart, preaching
The Adult and Handbell Choirs are on a July-August hiatus
MAT YOGA Mondays 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
The Jazzy Jumble is up and running. We will be open on Saturdays from 10-1 and
Tuesdays from 4:30-7:30. Always looking for household donations (no electronics).
Please remember that we are always looking for volunteers!
“SHARING GOD’S TALENTS”
What do you have to offer? Probably more then you think. This year at vacation bible camp we
are sharing our talents with the youth of our congregation. Can you cook? Do you knit or sew? Can
you build something - a birdhouse or a small garden? Are you a writer or an artist? Maybe you know
how to make soap - cleanliness is next to Godliness. You do not need to know every scripture written,
bible story or have to be perfect. You don't have to have the answer to a question like, "Who is God's
mom and dad?". You just have to be willing to listen and share what you do know, what you believe.
!Vacation Bible Camp is Tuesday, August 5 through Thursday, August 7 from 5:30 pm
until 7:30pm. We will be starting with a light supper and then sharing our gifts with
others. If you are interested in sharing during one of our sessions, please let Sarah
Brainard know. We also need people just to lend a hand to our little ones as they work
on projects. This is a great opportunity to spend some time with our kids.
One of things I have most enjoy at VBC is observing the interactions between our kids and the
adults who help out. I believe every adult has gotten just a much enjoyment from VBC as the children
have. It is really that simple. Time with others bring us all back to the simple things. Laughter, love and
and life with God. We need you, your time and your talent. What will you share?
The annual summer lakeside services sponsored by the Trumansburg Area Churches
are held at 8:00 a.m. each Sunday morning during July and August at the North Point
of Taughannock Falls State Park on Cayuga Lake.
Remember to bring lawn chairs. All are welcome
July 6 - Church of the Epiphany - Gurdon Brewster
July 13 - Perry City Friends Meeting
July 20 - Mecklenburg United Methodist Church - Cheryl Hine
July 27 - First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses - Cheryl Peeples - no service in town for FPCU
today, Brunch follows service
Aug. 3 - Interlaken Reformed Church - Jason Fulkerson (at Taughannock Falls due to race)
Aug. 10 -Geri Judd, seminary student, Colgate Rochester Crozier Divinity School
Aug. 17 - First Baptist Church of Trumansburg - Dennis Christiansen
Aug. 24 - Trumansburg United Methodist Church - Jeff Losey
Aug. 31 - Jacksonville Community United Methodist - Nelson Reppert
BREAKFAST CLUB NEEDS YOU
As you know, every second and fourth Sunday we have been enjoying a
delicious fellowship breakfast prepared by three teams on a rotating basis. The
final breakfast for this church year will be on June 8th. We are looking for new
people/teams beginning in the fall to take over and continue this great new
tradition. We will even help train you! Please contact Sarah Brainard or Jeff
Jacobs if you think you might be interested and you can shadow one of the
teams in the next month to get a feel for what is involved.
GENTLE MAT YOGA class is currently being held at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Mondays at 4:15 pm. The church is located in the heart of Jacksonville, NY on Route 96. This is a very gentle
class for individuals who may feel challenged with physical flexibility and mobility. Breath work, stretching and
balance are the focus of this course.Caryn Sheckler leads the hour long class. She received her training and
certification in Kundalini Yoga in 2004 in Anandpur Sahib,India. Since then, Caryn has furthered her studies of
yoga in India and throughout the United States and Canada. She has taught Kundalini Yoga in three countries,
and her students range from children to senior citizens. Now she focuses her continuing studies and trainings
on teaching her students how to do yoga safely and effectively. Yoga increases mobility and helps increase
flexibility as well as lowering blood pressure. It also helps increase circulation, build muscle strength and
helps with relaxation. Sounds like something you might be interested in trying?The class is open to the public
so grab a yoga mat, bottle of water and a small small blanket and head to the Jacksonville Community United
Methodist Church next Monday.There is a small charge for the class. Check out Caryn Scheckler's web site www.SahejYoga.com for additional information or feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
disrepair, and our plans for refurbishing them, as well as other sorely needed repairs to the building. We are
pleased to report that we have raised over $34,000 in our Capital Campaign to date. We thank all of the
generous donors that have contributed to this effort and the continuing support of our congregation.
Please consider how you might support this Capital Campaign to preserve our house of worship with
a contribution that is meaningful to you. Contributions of any amount will be welcomed. Your immediate
gift or pledge of one to three years will help us significantly in scheduling the work to be accomplished.
We will be pleased to discuss structuring your tax-deductible gift for maximum benefit; however, we
encourage you to discuss your charitable giving plans with your professional advisors.
Please note: Your gifts to this Capital Campaign may be mailed to the Church or left in the offering
plate on any Sunday morning. Please include JCUMC Capital Campaign in the memo line of your check.
In addition, please indicate if your gift is intended to be restricted to a specific purpose, for example, repair
of the stained glass windows.
Thank you for being a part of this effort to preserve the beauty and usefulness of our buildings. We
will be discussing the Capital Campaign and its results with the congregation on a regular basis and look
forward to answering any questions you may have.
Lastly, please visit us to see the restored windows! We expect the first of them to be re-installed in
the Sanctuary this month. Following installation of the Sanctuary windows our contractor, Serviente
Studios, will begin work on the north windows.
MaineSource, the food and party warehouse located on 100 Commercial Drive in Ithaca offers an
easy fund raising opportunity to nonprofit organizations. Here’s how it works:
• Jacksonville Community UMC registers as a nonprofit organization with MaineSource (currently
• Individuals complete a short Member Application.
• Individuals who complete and submit the Member Application to MaineSource will receive a
MaineSaver Fundraising Card. The Fundraising Card is to be presented each time a personal
purchase is made at a MaineSource store and the Church will earn a 5% credit on the sale.
• The church has to have a minimum of $500.00 of cumulative purchases (personal purchases made
by their registered Fund Raisers) within a six month period in order to qualify for a return.
MaineSource offers a variety of grocery and party items that can be purchased in large or small
quantities. If you have not been to a MaineSource store you might want to check it out to see if your grocery
bill will benefit.
You can obtain a Member Application form from MaineSource or from any member of the Finance
Committee (Mike May, Alice Linton, Sharon Koski, Connie Allen or Nancy Housworth). Complete the
application and either submit it to the Ithaca MaineSource store or give it to a Finance Committee member
for submission. Once you receive your Fundraising Card you can begin using it to earn funds for the church!
Thanks to Bruce Rich for notifying us of this fundraising opportunity.
Valentine's Party or President's Day Party
March St. Paddy's Day Party
April 19th Easter Egg Hunt (Outreach Committee-refreshments)
June Community Picnic
CHURCH SCHOOL NEWS
* There is a sign up in the back of the sanctuary for summer coverage of the
nursery. We are looking for people to work in the nursery so our little ones have a
place to go during the summer services.
* The 2013 Vacation Bible Camp will be August 5-9. We welcome children entering
kindergarten through fifth grade! More details will be included in the July & August
Jacksonville's Jazzy Jumble Opens Saturday June 22
The Jazzy Jumble Thrift Shop door opens to the public on Saturday, June 22 at 10 am for the 2013 shopping season. Jazzy Jumble is located at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church on Rt 96 centrally located between Ithaca and Trumansburg. Hours are: Tuesdays: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm , and Saturdays:10:00 am to 1:00 am. Browse the large collection of housewares and gift items and don't forget to check out the quality used clean clothing for all ages. Recycle your lightly used items by donating them to the Jazzy Jumble while selecting new gently used belongings for family and friends. Watch for the “Open Today” sign Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings now until the end of November.
SUMMER SERVICES AT THE LAKE
Mecklenberg United Methodist
Trumansburg United Methodist
Jacksonville Community United Methodist
Perry City Friends
Our Jacksonville Community Church year runs from July 1st to June 30th. The Nominating
Committee still has a few positions to fill for the next year starting next month. We are still
negotiating a way to secure the office of treasurer, and the office of the Chair of the Church
Administrative Council. We are interested in people willing to be on some of our established
Staff/Parish Relations Committee
If you would like to know more about any of these positions please
contact one of the Nomination Committee Members:
Carl Butterfield – 387-9476
Bill Carlisle – 277-1586
Terry Cole – 273-8261
Phyl McOmber – 280-1592
Just a reminder to all families who have children who are interested in
going to Camp Casowasco this summer: please contact Amy Moe or
Emily Virkler so we can help you figure out the finances! There is money available
to help with the costs of summer camp at Casowasco for any child who is interested.
Casowasco is an amazing camp and we want to make sure every child who
has an interest in going can do so. Hope to hear from you soon!
Amy Moe email@example.com
Emily Virkler firstname.lastname@example.org
An important message from the Board of Trustees
Although we may not think about them very often, the stained glass windows that grace our Sanctuary and Sunday School room are a part of our heritage, a gift from members and friends of the
Jacksonville Church in years gone by. Quietly, they enrich our worship as they share their beauty
with us each Sunday morning and every other time we gather. Unfortunately, by their very nature
(the glass is heavy, and the lead that holds them together is soft), they need repairs from time to
time. The last significant refurbishing of the windows occurred in the mid 1940s. The urgent need
for repairs is evident in the cracks that have appeared in several of the windows and the spaces that
are opening up as the windows are beginning to sag and buckle.
Among other things, the Trustees are charged with the maintenance of our buildings. While
we are generally able to meet these responsibilities on a limited budget, we are currently faced with a
list of capital improvements which must be addressed in the next 3-5 years, and will require funds
that are well beyond our annual budget. A partial list includes: significant changes to the front doors
of the church, including the installation of crash bars on the inside; installing new flooring in the
upstairs hall, classroom and office; and the installation of an exhaust hood and ansul system for fire
suppression in the kitchen. Fortunately, the Finance Committee has been helpful in providing $10,000 to begin this task, and we have been blessed by a $7,000 restricted gift from an anonymous donor specifically for the repair of the windows. We intend to initiate the window repairs this summer, beginning with the 3 large windows on the south wall of the Sanctuary. An additional $7,500 will be required to complete the necessary repairs to the remaining windows. While we are thankful for a good start to address our immediate needs, we must appeal to the congregation and friends for their support in raising the funds to maintain the beauty and safety of our buildings.
Please consider how you might support this Capital Campaign to preserve our house of worship
with a contribution that is meaningful to you. Contributions of any amount will be welcomed. Your
immediate gift or pledge of one to three years will help us significantly in scheduling the work to be
We will be pleased to discuss mechanisms for structuring your tax-deductible gift for
maximum benefit; however, we encourage you to discuss your charitable giving plans with your
professional advisors. Please note: Your gifts to this Capital Campaign may be mailed to the
Church or left in the offering plate on any Sunday morning. Please include JCUMC Capital
Campaign in the memo line of your check. In addition, please indicate if your gift is intended to
be restricted to a specific purpose, for example, repair of the stained glass windows.
Thank you for being a part of this effort to preserve the beauty and usefulness of our
buildings. We will be discussing the Capital Campaign and its results with the congregation on a
regular basis and look forward to answering any questions you may have.
(Trumansburg Area Churches)
* Planning for summer services at the Park are underway. The first two are: July 7, led by
Mecklenburg UMC; and July 14, led by Epiphany Episcopal.
* Habitat for Humanity news: Word has been received that there is a $3000 grant from the
Presbytery of Geneva. Excavation is done on 17 Salo Drive. This house will be the first one
to be done. After that work will begin on 19 Salo Drive. They are looking for churches to
provide food for the build. Youth will be asked to build picnic tables for the homes. BOCES
will be invited to participate in this project also.
Sharing God's Bounty - Fulfilling God's Purpose
Through imaginative Bible studies, case studies, guided journaling exercises, and supportive group discussion, we will discover and strengthen our personal ways of ministering in our workplaces, relationships, and world.
A community church which is mission oriented and
Join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.
Children join us in worship until children's time, then they go to their Sunday School classes for the remainder of worship.