Jacksonville Community Church
Friday, May 29, 2015
MAY 2015                                     
Sunday, May 10 10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
Monday, May 11 7:00 p.m. Ad Board meets in Hearth Room
Sunday, May 17 10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
Sunday, May 24 10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
Saturday, May 30 2:00-5:00 Elsie Vann’s 100th Birthday OPEN HOUSE!!
unday, May 31 10:00 am Worship and Sunday School
Plan for our UMW Mystery Trip are nearly complete.
We will be meeting at the church at 10:00 on Thursday, June 4. 
Let Joan know how many of you will be attending. 
Adult Choir Rehearsal - Thursday Nights at 7:00 in Hearth Room


The Attic Grand Opening for the 2015 season starts on 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 am. We welcome all to browse our collection of housewares, children toys , books and quality used clean clothing for all ages.


The Attic is the brand-new name for The Jazzy Jumble Shoppe which was founded by Pat Schreiber quite a few years ago. Pat, a reader of inspirational/ self-help books, felt her life had become rather closed in and this would encouraged her to “step out of her comfort zone.” Because of that, she established the Jazzy Jumble Shoppe with many helping hands. Jumble because that 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. 

Help Wanted……………
Newsletter editor for "The Jacksonville Gospel." Experience not required for this
volunteer position. We are looking for someone who could work with Joan Reppert and
learn the ropes before she leaves us in July. Please see Pastor Nelson or any member of the
Nominating Committee for more information.
Discipline on Appointments

The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012

Elsie Vann’s 100th Birthday

For those long standing members of the JUMC congregation, visibly you can recognize the back
pew has been missing an integral part of fellowship. Elsie Vann has been a part of the JUMC community for
eighty years and there has been only one place to worship for her, the back pew.
On May 30th however, Elsie will be front and center when we celebrate her 100 years of life! She
will turn 100 years old on May 26th. Elsie's family would like to invite the JUMC community to help her
celebrate this milestone as the church has been an important and supportive aspect of her life. We will be
serving light refreshments and CUPCAKES!
The family is asking those who will attend to please bring one flower. One of Elsie's passions were
her flower gardens and we hope you will help us create a community garden in the form of a bouquet, from
all of your gardens.
Please join us at her home to create lasting memories on May 30th.
Stop by anytime between 2:00-5:00 pm on Saturday and stay as long or as little
as you can, to wish Elsie a Happy Birthday!
Address: 6016 Willow Creek Rd

Food Pantry Update!

We collected 75 cans of baked beans this month for the food pantry. We certainly are a
generous and giving congregation!
During May, we will be collecting rolls of toilet paper (the food pantry
would prefer single rolls of toilet paper or 4 packs, because they cannot open
larger multipacks to share.)
Marguerite Sterling

Help Wanted……………
Newsletter editor for "The Jacksonville Gospel." Experience not required for this
volunteer position. We are looking for someone who could work with Joan Reppert and
learn the ropes before she leaves us in July. Please see Pastor Nelson or any member of the
Nominating Committee for more information.

Upcoming Food Pantry Items….
May.....Rolls of toilet paper
June......Box of cereal
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.