Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. Trustees meet in Hearth Room
Wednesday, April 2, 7:00 SPRC meeting in Hearth Room
Thursday, April 3, 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Women meeting & luncheon
Sunday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. Worship - PALM SUNDAY/ PASSION SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Monday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. Administrative Council in Hearth Room
Thursday, April 17 HOLY THURSDAY
6:00 p.m. - Dish-to-pass / Communion
7:00 p.m. - Planting of the Cross in our front yard
Friday, April 18 GOOD FRIDAY
Noon ’til 3:00 p.m. Our Sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation.
Saturday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. EASTER EGG HUNT
Sunday, April 20, 10:00 a.m. Worship - EASTER SUNDAY
(Bar B-Q has been postponed)
Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. Finance Committee in Hearth Room
Sunday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. Worship -2nd Sunday of Easter, Don Shardlow, preaching
9:00 a.m. Breakfast
MAINESOURCE FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY
THURSDAY EVENINGS FOR CHOIR REHEARSALS
Bell Choir at 6:30 - Adult Choir at 7:30
TUESDAYS - 4:15-5:15 - MAT YOGA
EASTER EGG HUNT
The Easter Egg Hunt will begin April 19th at 10 a.m. SHARP! Ages 0-12 welcome. Fun for all.
Easter Bunny will be present, and refreshments for those that come. Visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy
refreshments and raffles inside the church. Anyone who wants to donate wrapped candy would be greatly
Do you have too much “stuff” in your house or garage? Maybe you want to donate the
surplus to the church sale, or you could sell it yourself!Consider joining us at our annual “Spring Fling”
and Community Yard Sale on Saturday,May 10th, 2014 on the church grounds. We invite craft vendors
to participate too. You will note that this sale is quite different from the winter bazaar. This is a yard sale
as well as a craft show, so feel free to bring whatever you like, your handmade items or items around the
house that you would like to sell. All vendors must provide their own tent, tables, chairs, etc. You will need to bring everything you need to set up your area. The entire side yard of the church and school house will be available.
The spaces will be quite generous!
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN AND WINDOWS REPORT
You read in our recent newsletters the history of our stained glass windows, their current state of
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.
The Lenten envelopes will be in the pews beginning, Sunday, March 9. The Mission Committee made
the decision that there will be two opportunities for giving through the Lenten envelopes. You may make your
contributions either to our Capital fund, or to the Food Pantry. The congregation will have the choice where
there money goes, and if it is not specified, the money will be split between the two.
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.
A Message from the Trumansburg Food Pantry
The Trumansburg Food Pantry is fortunate to have the support of such a
wonderful community. In 2013 you helped many families through difficult times. Two hundred
and fifty four households and 45 students from the Trumansburg School District were given
assistance in meeting their food security needs. You made a difference to those who used our
March and April are the months the Trumansburg Food Pantry participates in the Alan
Feinstein Foundation’s Million Dollar Fight against Hunger. In 2013, during the March and
April campaign, our great community raised $16,000 in cash donations and collected 5,500
food items for use in our pantry. Our Feinstein award was an additional
$308. This fundraiser helped cover 25% of our expenses for 2013. We are hoping to have the
same results this year.
If you plan to make a contribution to the Trumansburg Food Pantry in 2014, please do so in
March or April. If you are asked to donate canned food to any organization during March or
April, please open your cupboards and give generously.
You can bring your canned or dry food donations directly to your church or the collection
box at the Shur Save. 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
deductible donation to:
Trumansburg Food Pantry
P. O. Box 162
Trumansburg, NY 14886
Thank you and God bless you.
Anne Haus, Coordinator
Coffee hour will be held the second and fourth Sunday of the month
Breakfast will be served from 9:00 - 9:30 am.
Coffee Hour 2014 Schedule
4/13 4/27 5/11 5/25 6/8
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.