Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
We are family - you belong.
We welcome persons of any faith
background into our fellowship,
either as a member or as a friend.
Ministers - The Whole Congregation
Pastor -Geri Judd
Organist/Choir Leader - Jean Geuder
Church Secretary – Emily Virkler
Christian Ed. Chair – Sarah Brainard
Webmaster – Rachel Boyer
Handbell Choir Director - Joan Reppert

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
or gerijudd@yahoo.com
Church Address

PO Box 244
1569 Trumansburg Road
Jacksonville, New York

Calendar of Events                                   

Tuesday, September 1st, Trustees 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 3rd, Choir 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 12th, Picnic Dish to Pass at Butterfield's 5:30 pm
Monday, September 14th, Ad. Board 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 15th, Finance Committee 7:00 pm
Monday, September 21st, Outreach Committee 7:00 pm
                                              Auction Committee 7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 23th , SPRC 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 26th, TIME AND TALENT AUCTION
It is time to be thinking about the Time and Talent Auction
which we are planning for September 26th. It is lots of fun and involves nearly everyone. What we sell at the auction is what we all can offer in skills and talents and we all have wonderful talents and skills! So this note is to start you thinking about what you can
donate to the auction in terms of your talents. Or, let us know what
talent or service you would like to bid on that someone else might offer. Around the first of September, the auction committee will start calling everyone to see what they would like to offer. It could be something you make - like a pie. It could be something you do like paint or sew. Crafts, gifts, time, talent, services – so much to choose from! Give it some thought -- the auction list is usually over one hundred items and very much fun too! With everyone’s help
this will be the usual great evening and lots of fun.







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


September Only – Meeting will be on the second Thursday - September 10th

Bring a Bag Lunch and a half dozen home made cookies. We will be putting together a boxof cookies for Serviente Glass Studio in appreciation of all their work on our stained glass windows.


We’re Raising the Roof!
As you may recall, we are amidst a roof renovation project for the Fellowship Hall. Given our incredible pool of talent and skills in our church family, that we will do the work ourselves in early October. We are wrapping up our Square Sale and we have a few squares left to sell ($133/each). You can purchase as a family, with another couple, split a square – the choices are up to you! Once the squares have all been sold, they will be put into a bucket and the lucky square drawn will a $100 gift certificate to the Boatyard Grill!
Forward Planning: We are now organizing our plans, and we need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help up on the roof and folks on the ground and have tentatively looking at the first two Saturdays in October but might work on this earlier.

Check with the trustees for details.


27th Annual TAC / Tom Lange Memorial CROP Hunger WALK:

Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2:00pm (sign in 1:45)

Host & Starting Place: First Baptist Church

Seneca Road Trumansburg. Trumansburg Area
Congregations sponsors this annual walk to support this national effort of Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. TBurg raised over $8300 last year; 25% of that has gone to our TBurg Food Pantry and the rest to national and international programs. Community members of all ages & faiths come together to step out for neighbors throughout the world in need of food programs and clean water!



The Finance Committee is starting to put together the Church budget for 2016. If anyone, especially Committee Chairs, has any specific requests or wish to have a budget line that differs from this year's budget amount, they should let any
member of the Finance Committee know and in particular contact Hayden Brainard as Treasurer or Michael May as Finance Committee Chair. We will be working on the budget over the next two months.


Food Pantry

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 2015

September: Boxes of tissues, single rolls of paper towels

October: Packages of cookies - we all need a treat now and again!

November: Household cleaning items - Spic and Span, Comet, 409, Mr. Clean, Windex etc.

December: Lunch box items - Granola bars, fruit bars, cereal bars


This is a very giving congregation, and there is frequently a great deal of asking going on. When you are asked to give, it is an opportunity, not a requirement! We on the missions committee have a role to provide a variety of opportunities to give time, talent, or money, but we do not expect you to give every time or beyond your means.


This fall, we are supporting the Foster Care Program in Tompkins County with a BACKPACK AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES program. Currently there are about 100 foster homes in the county. Children in foster care often move around during the year and are not necessarily eligible for backpack give-a-ways at the beginning of the school year. In addition to using backpacks for school, they frequently have nothing to carry their belongings as they move to and from a foster home. This will provide them with something uniquely their own.


Our target number for this fall is 25 new backpacks and school supplies to fill them. So far, we have purchased two with the mission’s committee funds, and our members have purchased some as well. With careful shopping, a backpack can be purchased for $15-$18, and supplies for $17-$19.


You will find sign-up sheets and information both at the front (with the backpacks) and on the crowded table in the back of the sanctuary. If you would like to support this project, please sign up and then take an information sheet so you will know what to buy. If you would like to donate money for this project, you may give it to any committee member, clearly marked for the backpack project.


Thank you from all of us for what you do to help others.

Emily Virkler, Lynn Rick, Amy Moe, Beth Cutter, Chair

Children’s Program

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 Attic Grand Opening for the 2015 season was Tuesday, June 2 at 4:30. The Attic is located at the Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church on 1869 Trumansburg Road centrally located between Ithaca and Trumansburg. Hours are: Tuesdays: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm , and Saturdays:10:00 am to 1:00 pm. We welcome all to browse our collection of housewares, fabric, craft materials including yarn, children toys, gardening items, books and quality used clean clothing for all ages.
The Attic is the brand-new name for The Jazzy Jumble Shoppe which was founded in 2002 by Pat Schreiber and Terri Harris. That year in May, Tony Roberts of the Ovid Federated Church was the speaker at the May UMW meeting and spoke about the thrift shop they had organized in their church building. After the meeting, Pat and Terri talked about using the schoolhouse for that purpose and the Jazzy Jumble Shoppe was born. Pat, who was a reader of inspirational/ self-help books, felt her life had become rather closed in and this would encourage her to “step out of her comfort zone.” She and Terri established the Jazzy Jumble Shoppe with the help of many people.
Terri and others kept it going after Pat “retired”. She passed away in 2011. The name Jazzy Jumble Shoppe was chosen because “Jumble” is what they call these kinds of thrift stores in England and Jazzy to stay with the “J” of Jacksonville and Jumble.
Recycle your lightly used items by donating them to The Attic 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 summer.
The Attic is in need of summer helpers. The sign-up list is on the table in the back of the sanctuary for the months of June and July. Looking forward to another successful year of community service at the Attic. Contact Rachel Boyer, 387-6535; jrboyer@fltg.net

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: 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.