News & Events – November 28, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS


PRAY, PLEDGE, AND SERVE – 2022
Jackson Church is committed to helping people grow in their relationship with God. One way we do that is offering opportunities for individuals and families to pledge to grow spiritually; make a difference in our community; and serve the under-privillaged. Jackson Church sincerely appreciates all the prayers, donations, and commitments to the ministry of Jesus Christ! Let’s pledge towards 2022 so we deepen our relationship with God and can do even more ministry in Jackson and around the world as we continue to love as we have been loved by God and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Click this link to access the Stewardship Campaign 2022 form.


STUDENT DAY – Sunday, November 28
United Methodist Student Day is November 28, 2021. It’s a day when we celebrate our United Methodist students and receive an offering to support scholarships for qualified United Methodist applicants. 

We are grateful for our students and their desire to fulfill their dreams. Our students are the future of The United Methodist Church. Let us honor them in a special way on Student Day. When you give to the United Methodist Student Day offering, your gifts support the Gift of Hope Scholarship that is awarded to United Methodist students annually.  

Please pray for our students and add the date to your calendars and be prepared to support our students.


THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER LUNCHEON – Sunday, November 28 following worship at 11a
Join in as we give thanks for all that we’ve been blessed with – so much so, that we have leftovers. Get to know or reconnect with other church members. Our community is growing, so get to know someone new. Bring your lunch for after worship. Invite a friend.


THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
Kick off the Christmas season with a night of fun at Jackson Church!

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with challenges from every direction. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Before the play, performers from our dance and vocal classes will take the stage and present what they have worked on over the past few months.

Snacks and drinks will be available during intermission, all proceeds go right back into supporting the program. Come out and support the kids!

We will also be performing on Dec. 5th at 4:00 PM at Farmingdale UMC if you aren’t able to make this show! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-best-christmas-pageant-ever-tickets-206281211657

Per CDC guidance, masks are recommended for all audience members however they are not required.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Concession Donations- JAM Show
Please help us stock our concession stand! We sell concessions during the JAM shows to raise funds to support future JAM programming! Please turn your concession donations in by November 28 (unless perishable) , so we know what additional items we might need. Click here for a list of items and to sign-up.

JAM Show 2021 Volunteers
We need helpers backstage for all dress rehearsals and shows! Please consider signing up for one dress rehearsal spot and one show spot (ideally in the same location: the Saturday dress rehearsal and show will be at Jackson Church and the Sunday dress rehearsal and show will be at Farmingdale FUMC). Then you can watch the show during the next performance.

We also need someone who will check tickets, give out programs, and usher.

And, we need several people to help sell concessions on Saturday night at Jackson Church.

Please CLICK HERE to review the available slots below and sign up. Thank you!


CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE – starts Nov. 21st and all gifts are due by Dec. 12th wrapped
The Christmas Giving Tree is an annual outreach event.  Each year we have a giving tree for children in need and children of families referred to us. The children are referred to us by Anchor House Shelter and families in the community who call us seeking help.  We provide a Christmas gift for each child. If you feel you can purchase a gift for one or more child in need, please use the link to Sign up Genius or stop by the church on Sunday and select a child to help from our list.  Any questions e-mail [email protected].  

Sign Up Genius Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054FA9AF2AABF85-christmas


POINSETTIA DURING ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS ARE A WAY TO REMEMBER OR HONOR YOUR LOVED ONES – Sunday, December 5 at 10am during worship
We are setting aside a special time for remembering and honoring loved ones on Sunday, December 5 during our worship service. The love of those relationships are significant. God has blessed them. Also, for those we are remembering who have gone to be God in heaven, we recognize God’s amazing grace through Jesus Christ.

We will be reading the names and placing a poinsettia in the sanctuary for each loved one that will remain in the sanctuary until Christmas. If you include a picture of your loved one, we will show it as their name is read on December 5. You can make a donation to cover the cost of the poinsettia, but it is not required to participate. To participate in the time of remembrance click this link to list the name(s) and order your poinsettia(s).


ONGOING EVENTS, PROGRAMS, AND CLASSES


ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays from 6:30p -8p Adult Bible Study will be studying the book of Mark. This class will begin offered only Zoom and not in-person at the church.


CFF – Christian Friends Forever (Special Needs Ministry)
1st and 2nd Mondays of each month.


SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every Sunday from 10a-11a
Classes starting September 12 for Nursery – 8th grade.

Volunteer to help with Sunday School
Make a difference in the life of a child! God might be calling you to be a teach or assistant this coming school year starting September 12. We are looking for a Junior High School Teacher and several Sunday School Classroom Assistants. The curriculum is easy to teach and provided.

HELP OUT IN OTHER WAYS
Commit to pray for the children and teachers of Sunday School.


MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST
Every Wednesday morning at 8a at the Mug Rack.


WOMEN”S PRAYER AND BOOK STUDY
Wednesday morning at 9:30a on Zoom only.


WORSHIP TEAM REHEARSALS
Sundays following worship at 11:00a
If you like to play an instrument, sing, or want to learn come out and check out our new format and leader, Eric Drew.


MISSIONS, VOLUNTEERING, AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES


CLOTHING DONATIONS
We are partnering with AMVETS to collect clothing and raise funds. The bin is located in the back of our parking lot. Acceptable items include: all types of clothing, adult or children’s, bedding, draperies, curtains, linens, and books. All donations are to be placed in the bin, please do not leave anything outside the bin.


FOOD PANTRY
We keep a small supply of emergency non-perishable food items for anyone in need.  At the present time we need pasta sauce, cheerios, corn flakes, canned green beans, carrots, corn, Jello, coffee, tomato soup, grape jelly, mustard, mayonnaise, canola oil, cake mix, and pancake syrup. All contributions are appreciated.  Anyone in need please call the church office. 


VOLUNTEER
Do you want to serve in an area that makes a lasting difference on someone’s life and the life of our community? We are looking for people with a heart for service to help with our Sunday School and on Sunday mornings during worship. Also we are looking for caring people to help with our Grief Share Program, as well as, checking in on some of our members who are not able to get out to church. Email Pastor Joe at [email protected] if you are interested.


DeBows Food Pantry
By appointment only — call 732-928-4475 in advance

Jackson Church Full Events Calendar

COVID-19 UPDATE
Due to the changes in CDC guidance and NJ regulations based on science and the vaccination rate, our procedures at church continue to change. For more information found here.