We are family - you belong.
We welcome persons of any faith
background into our fellowship,
either as a member or as a friend.
Worship Service at 10 am
Ministers - The Whole Congregation
Pastor -Geri Judd
Organist/Choir Leader - Jean Geuder
Church Secretary – Emily Virkler
Christian Ed. Chair – Sarah Brainard
Webmaster – Rachel Boyer
The Church Phone is 607 387- 6296
The Pastor holds office hours
Tuesday from 10 am - noon
Wednesday by appointment
Thursday from 11 am to 1 pm
To arrange an appointment
contact the Pastor
directly at (607) 379-9188
PO Box 244
1869 Trumansburg Road
Jacksonville, New York
CHOIR REHEARSAL THURSDAY NIGHTS AT 7:00 pm
January 19, SPR, 7:00 pm
January 26, WIC Program
February 1 - March 28, Start of 5 week (every other Monday)
commitment to Trumansburg Food Pantry
February 2, Trustees, 7:00 pm
February 7, Annual TAC meeting, 12:30 TUMC, Lunch to Pass, All are welcome
February 8, Church Council, 7:00 pm
February 10th, Ash Wednesday, 7:30 am
February 14, Lenten Book Study, 9:00 am
February 15, Food Pantry
February 16, Finance, 7:00 pm
February 17, SPRC, 7:00 pm
March 6, Scout Sunday
March 26, Easter Egg Hunt 10 am
March 27, Easter Sunrise Service 7 am
at Taughannock Falls State Park
Lenten Study 9 am Sundays before Worship Service
March and April are the months the Trumansburg Food Pantry holds its annual fund raising campaign. To kick off this year’s fundraising campaign there will be a community event at the Atlas Bowl on Sunday, March 6 from 1-3 p.m. This event is being sponsored by Salmon Pottery, Good to Go and Atlas Bowl. Salmon Pottery has made lovely pottery bowls which will be filled with soup for a donation of $20 per person. Beverages and dessert will also be provided. Atlas Bowl is offering half price bowling. There will be raffles and more! All are welcome to come and enjoy this community event. Tickets are available at Salmon Pottery from 11 a.m. to 5 p. m. Saturdays and Sundays and Good to Go during their regular hours. Contact Jim Boyer for additional information.
Attic Thrift Shop Closed until Spring
February Food Pantry Collection;
Lunch Box Items
Snack pack puddings/small pop top cans of soup
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.
A MOMENT FOR MISSIONS—January 2016
Our committee would like to thank all of you for your help in making mission activities a success during the Advent Season. With contributions from the congregation and the mission committee budget, we filled twelve large tubs with extra food including a ham, and extra cleaning and personal supplies.
Six were delivered in Enfield and six in Jacksonville.
We also were Christmas angels for eight youth through the Trumansburg Christmas Bureau. We donated an outfit, scarf, gloves, hat, a toy and a book to each child. Our youth group helped shop.
Donations were made to the Food Pantry and the Heifer project (amounts yet to be determined).
Our sock project will be a wild success. Some socks have already been counted and delivered to the Samaritan Center and the Friendship Center in Ithaca. With an unexpected donation of 1200 socks from a friend who heard about our project in Phoenix, Arizona, we will surely top 3,500 pairs of socks sometime in January. Feel free to keep donating socks to warm cold feet and hearts and push the numbers up.
Don Shardlow will coordinate the sock project in January.
As year-end donations, the committee donated $100 each to the Family Reading Partnership and to Hospicare. The remainder, about $300, was used to set up a Youth Local Missions
account to support their mission activities in the community.
Amy Moe will be acting mission committee chair until April while the Hickmans are in Florida. You will hear about Lenten offerings early in 2016.
---Beth Cutter, Amy Moe, Lynn Rich, Emily Virkler
IT’S A MISSION, NOT A LINE ITEM
The Attic, formerly the Jazzy Jumble, is a church mission. From the beginning, service has been the goal. We offer very low prices for clothing and household goods with the idea of providing good quality items to those in need. If someone was in need and couldn’t afford it, we gave it away. At the Bazaar, we loved being able to offer affordable toys, goods, and clothes to shoppers.
And the mission continues. Of course we sell everything for next to nothing. Yes, we have bargain hunters, but more importantly we have shoppers who rely on us for nice clothing and household items. In addition to serving our regular shoppers, we have shared clothing with the Samaritan Center at Catholic Charities, the Women’s Opportunity Center in Ithaca, and with Interlaken Church food pantry/clothing distribution. We also donate to the Trumansburg Fire Company for families who lose everything due to fires and other emergencies. We love people who donate books to us; extra books go to the library book sale, sorted by a faithful church member. If you need it, we will give it; we are here to help in any way we can.
The Attic is recycling at its best. Items can be donated rather than put in the trash. We take donations from church and community members, including those whose families are transitioning to new living arrangements, and have many special items to share with us. The Attic continues, thanks to many volunteers who staff it, and to those who donate, and to Rachel and Nancy who coordinate the operation. Yes, we have made money this year, more than previous years, but what matters
most to us is the smiles of those we have helped. It is a mission!
In an effort to support for the Food Pantry, we are asking each parishioner to bring one specific item that we’re highlighting that particular month. Our goal is to reach 50 extra items per month. This doesn’t replace regular donations to the food pantry but rather this is our way of raising awareness and creating greater support for a much needed program.
Food Pantry Collections for 2016:
Our commitment to the Food Pantry this coming year will be
February 1st, 15th, 29th and in March: 14th, and 28th.
AN INVITATION TO ALL WOMEN
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
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
A Message from the Trumansburg Food Pantry
Dear Community Members,
The Trumansburg Food Pantry is fortunate to have the continued support of such a
wonderful community. During the past year our community helped many families
through difficult times. Many of our clients expressed their thanks and said that by
using the food pantry they were able to stretch their income to pay other bills such as
heat and medical expenses. One other client was grateful to the pantry because she
was unable to work since finding daycare for her special needs child was difficult. Our
distributions helped around 66 senior citizens on a fixed income during 2014. This
great community helped 269 households and 29 students from the Trumansburg
School District with their food security needs during 2014. The Food Pantry Steering
Committee cannot thank you enough.
March and April are the months the Trumansburg Food Pantry holds its annual fund
raising campaign. Last year in 2014, during the March and April campaign, our great
community raised $15,849 in cash donations and collected 4,728 food items for use in
our pantry. This fundraiser helped cover 25% of our expenses for quality food choices.
We are hoping to have the same results this year.
If you are asked to donate canned food to any organization during March or April,
please open your cupboards and give generously. You can also bring your nonperishable
food donations directly to your church or the collection box at Shursave. If
you would like to make a cash donation you may make a donation to the United Way
in support of the Trumansburg Food Pantry or mail your tax deduction donation to:
Trumansburg Food Pantry
PO Box 162
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Thank you and God bless you,
Anne Haus, Coordinator, Trumansburg Food Pantry
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:
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:
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.
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