Jacksonville Community Church
Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday School
 Nursery Care
provided during

Sunday Worship Service
at 10 o'clock

 All Welcome
1869 Trumansburg Rd.  
607 387-6296

The Ministers
The Congregation
Pastoral Staff
Nelson Reppert (607) 592-9166
Organist/Choir Director
Jean Geuder

Handbell Choir Director
Joan Reppert
Joyful Noise Children’s Choir
Eileen Jacobs & Joan Reppert
Christian Education
Sarah Brainard
Church Secretary
Emily Virkler 

Thursday, Dec. 4 Noon UMW Christmas Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall
Program: Carol Singing led by Joan Reppert
Sunday, Dec. 7 10:00 am Worship & Sunday School - Second Sunday in Advent
4:00 pm TAC Christmas Concert - Presbyterian Church
Monday, Dec. 8 7:00 pm Ad Board in Hearth Room
Saturday, Dec. 13 9:00 am Trustees Work Bee
Sunday, Dec. 14 10:00 am Worship & Sunday School - Third Sunday in Advent
Deadline for Christmas Food Basket items
Tuesday, Dec. 16 7:00 pm Finance Committee in Hearth Room
Sunday, Dec. 21 10:00 am Worship & Sunday School - Fourth Sunday in Advent
Wednesday, Dec. 24 7:00 PM CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Preceded by refreshments in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday, Dec. 28 10:00 am Worship & Sunday School 
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will begin at 7 o’clock. 
Coffee, punch, cookies and treats will be available at 6:00 pm 
downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
Adult Choir Rehearsal - 7:30 in Hearth Room
Jacksonville Jinglers Bell Choir Rehearsal - 6:30 in Bell Room
The Outreach Committee is inviting all to go Christmas
Caroling on December 12th. We will be going to Cayuga
Ridge, Evergreen and Juniper Manor. We will meet at Cayuga
Ridge at 6:00 PM. This is a very fun activity and very
rewarding to see the faces light up when we sing. Please join
us to add some Christmas spirit to your life!
Dec 7 & 14 - to Heifer International for a $150 irrigation pump
Dec. 12 & 28 - to the foot pantries of Trumansburg & the Southern Tier
Our UMW has been invited to attend the Christmas UMW
luncheon at Trumansburg UMC on Friday, Dec. 12 at noon. Please
contact Delight or Shirley if you wish to attend. You need to
bring your own table service.

Trumansburg  Area Churches  Events

 Sun. Dec. 7, 4 p.m. at FPCU – TAC Christmas Concert and Reception

Thurs. Dec. 18, 7 p.m. at Mecklenburg UMC – Blue Christmas Service

Food Pantry Sunday
December……..Canned Vegetables
January………..Box of pasta
February………Peanut butter and jelly
March………….Canned tuna
April……………Baked Beans
May……………Rolls of toilet paper
June…………..Box of cereal
July……………Plastic bottle of juice
August……….Canned fruit
 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. 































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Valentine's Party or President's Day Party
March St. Paddy's Day Party
April 19th Easter Egg Hunt (Outreach Committee-refreshments)
May Springfest
June Community Picnic





* 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.                                                              

July 7
Epiphany Episcopal
July 14
Mecklenberg United Methodist
July 21
Trumansburg United Methodist
July 28
Jacksonville Community United Methodist
Aug. 4
Epiphany Episcopal
Perry City Friends
First Baptist
Aug. 25
First Presbyterian
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

Missions Committee
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
Outreach Committee
Staff/Parish Relations Committee

Membership 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 amy_36_13@yahoo.com
Emily Virkler emvirk@yahoo.com
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.

UNWRAPPING OUR GIFTS is an exciting program for church growth aimed a awakening the spiritual lives, gifts and ministries of the people. We are hoping each of you will seriously consider being part of this group. We believe this group and future ones like it, will strengthen our congregation, helping us to deepen our faith life, our care for each other, and our ministries.
The course sessions will meet on Wednesdays, from 6 - 8 PM starting on January 23rd and ending March 13th including an all-day Saturday retreat on February 16th.

Even if you do not usually participate in church study groups, we invite you to consider attending this one! The signup sheet will be on the back table. If you have any questions or want further information please talk to Bill, Marion or Enid.



A community church which is mission oriented and
welcoming to persons of any faith background.  



Join us for worship on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.  
Children's Sunday School is during worship.  

Children join us in worship until children's time, then they go to their Sunday School classes for the remainder of worship.