Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Sunday, July 23, 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

July 4, Trustee TBD
July 11, Church Council 7:00 pm
July 23, Lakeside service at 8:00 am. Dish-to-pass breakfast to follow.
All welcome. Bring chair and table service
Aug. 1, Trustee Meeting
Aug. 1-3 5:30 - 7:30 Vacation Bible Camp, "Superheroes!"

Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church invite you to join them for breakfast after the TAC Lakeside Service on Sunday, July 23rd. We will be meeting at the North Point of Taugannock Park. JUMC will be providing bagels with cream cheese, fruit, beverages, and table service. If you would like you may bring a dish to pass or something to share. And don’t forget your lawn chair for service! We look forward to worship and fellowship with you by the lake! This will be our only service that day. We will not be in the Sanctuary.


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.


We at Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church support our
youth and children in attending summer camp through the Upper New
York Conference Camps. This includes Casowasco, the camp most
frequently attended. We currently offer two possibilities for financial
--The Alec C. Proskine Fund, will reimburse each camper $200.00
regardless of how many weeks the camper attends camp each summer. These funds are
available to attend any camp in the Upper New York Conference. The expectation is that
families will pay the cost of camp initially. After camp, each child must write a hand written
thank you note to Mr. Proskine. Thank you notes are collected and mailed, with a cover letter,
to Mr. Proskine by the church camping coordinator (currently Amy Moe). A check is then
mailed to the church, deposited, and the appropriate funds distributed to the family after the
camp experience. The camping coordinator will keep a list of camp attendees, parent names
and addresses, and when received, a copy of the thank you notes.
--In addition, Jacksonville Church may be able to help with camping costs. Families will need
to let the camping coordinator know of planned camp attendance. The mission committee will
decide whether funds are available and determine the amount to be given. Priority will be
given to children and youth who have been actively involved with our church during the
previous year. Children and youth who attend camp with Proskine fund and Jacksonville
Church support will be expected to share a bit about camp experiences with the congregation
in the fall.

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Sunday Church Worship Leader
July 2 Church of the Epiphany Lay People
July 9 Mecklenburg United Methodist Church Pastor Kate Merriman
July 16 First Presbyterian Church of Ulysses Rev. Cheryl Peeples
July 23 Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church Pastor Geri Judd
July 30 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Anthony Vaughan
Aug 6 NO SERVICE - Cayuga Lake Triathlon
Aug 13 Trumansburg United Methodist Church Rev. Jeff Losey
Aug 20 First Baptist Church Rev. Dennis Christiansen
Aug 27 Perry City Friends Meeting Perry City Friends 


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)

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.