News & Events – March 6, 2022

JAM
We’re excited to present the Jungle Book as our Spring musical! Everyone from grades 5th – 12th is welcome to participate, no matter what type of previous experience you have. We have kids who have been performing for years as well as those who have never been on stage before. We could also use a few people for stage crew.

Classes will start mid-March. Watch the website for details on our spring classes including Art and Lego classes.

NOTE: Our Jr. Jammers (2nd – 4th grade) will be performing a separate play this Spring. This class will be a different signup and start date, stay tuned for more information. The Jr. Jammers WILL be offered the opportunity to join the Jungle Book cast closer to the show date.

UMCOR Month – Click here to give $39.99
For more than 75 years, United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special offering, laying the foundation for the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s ministry of relief and hope. UMCOR’s work of alleviating human suffering around the world includes disaster relief and supplies, disaster risk reduction, health, and humanitarian development.

Gifts to the UMCOR Month offering cover UMCOR’s costs of doing business. This helps UMCOR keep the promise that 100 percent of any gift to a specific UMCOR project will go toward that project, not administrative costs. The UMCOR Sunday offering is the primary funding stream for the administrative costs of UMCOR.

Because of UMCOR Month, when you hear about a disaster or humanitarian crisis and you give to UMCOR, you can be assured that one hundred percent of the money you designate goes toward people in need.

Scout Sunday – March 20
We will recognize those who participate in Scouting as participants and leaders during worship today. 

Coffee with the Pastor – Following worship on Sunday, March 27
Just a casual time of discussion. Get a coffee and snack and come join the discussion with Pastor Joe in the room next to the kitchen.

BIBLE STUDIES

Tuesday night from 6:30p-8p
BIBLE STUDY – (online only)

Bible study will be Tuesdays at 6:30 pm on Zoom. We will be studying the Book of James followed by 2 Peter on March 1. We will continue to incorporate Bible Jeopardy and The Bible Project short videos into our discussions. Email [email protected] for login information.

Wednesday nights
READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Commit with me and other friends and family to read through the entire bible. We will be reading and discussing the reading (online and in person) on Wednesday nights at 6:30p. Sign-up here. It’s not too late.

Wednesday nights
BIBLICAL OVERVIEW – We will be starting to look at the Historical Section Writings of the Old Testament (Joshua- Ester) on Wednesday nights from 6:30p – 7:30p. (Online and in person.) Email [email protected] for online login information.


GRIEF SHARE
GRIEF SHARE FULL PROGRAM (13 weeks) starts March 4th until May 27th


YOUTH GROUP – Sundays for grades 5-12
March’s Schedule:

March 13

March 20

March 27
2:00p – 5:00p

6:00p-7:30p

6:00p-7:30p
Escape Room
Show off your problem-solving skills while we race against the clock to decipher a series of puzzles, codes, and clues. Ask a friend to come join the fun.


Shh.. its a secret – come find out what Pastor’s big mystery plans are for tonight.

This meeting is all about service and how we can reach out to one another

ONGOING EVENTS, PROGRAMS, AND CLASSES


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


SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every Sunday from 10a-11a 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, we are always looking for a volunteers. The curriculum is easy to teach and provided. 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.


EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
Families in need have increased in the last two months.  We are currently in need of the following items:  Spaghetti sauce, Spaghetti, Crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef gravy, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, mashed potatoes, pancake mix, crackers, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and cake frosting.  As always gift cards in $20 denominations will be much appreciated.  


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, our procedures at church continue to change. For more information found here.