Jacksonville Community United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 29, 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                                   
July 21           Finance Meeting at 7 pm
July 22           Missions Meeting at 7 PM
August 1        Trustee Work-bee
August 4        Trustee Meeting at 7 pm
                           5:30 - 7:30 pm
August 25     Memorial Committee Meeting at 7 pm
August 27     Auction Committee Meeting at 7 pm a
Sept. 14          Administrative Board Meeting 7 pm
Sept. 26         TIME & TALENT AUCTION


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

Another year of Sunday School is coming to a close! What a great year it has been. Here are a few of the things we have been up to:
Creating thankful lists
Making fleece blankets for the Interlaken Food Pantry Holiday distribution
Making advent calendars
Making ornaments
Making bird feeders
Exploring the history of Christmas Carols
Watching "What's in the Bible" dvds - very educational for all ages and hilarious at the same time!
Playing many games of "Headbanz Bible" with each other
Learning bible verses
Clothing drive for the Interlaken Food Pantry
Studying " Wild Grace"
Cooking our way through the bible: bread, scripture cookies, star pies
Going to the Cornell Women's Hockey Game with the Outreach Committee
Shopping for clothes for the Angel Tree
Participated in the Advent Season Services
Deciding on how to use our Noisy Offering Collection on the fifth Sunday of the
month: Angel Tree and Easter Egg Hunt donations
Craft Sundays - just a fun way to spend time together
Cake decorating
Thank you to all who have helped with the children throughout the year. All of these things could not have been done without the continued support of the congregation members and the time many of us give. We are so fortunate to have a church that values the youngest of Christians and their growth with Christ. These children
are blessing to us all. Please join us on June 7th for an Ice Cream Social after church celebrating the Sunday School year!

Vacation Bible Camp - August 4 - 6. Camp will be an evening session again this year with dinner and activities for the children. Please see Sarah Brainard if you would like to join us for VBC. We are looking for all sorts of help!
Trumansburg Area Churches Summer Lake Services
Sunday Church Worship Leader
5-Jul Epiphany Episcopal Rev. Gurdon Brewster
12-Jul Interlaken Reformed  Rev. Jason Fulkerson
19-Jul Mecklenburg United Methodist Rev. Cheryl Hine
26-Jul First Presbyterian Rev. Cheryl Peeples
2-Aug NO SERVICE due to park overlook construction & Cayuga Lake Triathlon
9-Aug Jacksonville United Methodist Pastor Geri Judd
16-Aug First Baptist Rev. Dennis Christiansen
23-Aug Perry City Friends Meeting Perry City Friends Meeting
30-Aug Trumansburg United Methodist Rev. Jeff Losey
Discipline on Appointments

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012


Food Pantry Update!

July.....Plastic bottle of juice  
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.