News & Events – April 10, 2022

30 HOUR FAMINE – JC Youth
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What is the 30 Hour Famine?
Students around the world loving God and fighting hunger.
Jackson Church’s Youth Group will grow closer to Christ and each other as they fast together for 30 hours and raise funds to fight hunger. What’s more, by doing the Famine students challenge themselves to be part of something bigger than themselves. To take action for God’s kingdom. To help save the lives of hungry kids. To permanently change the way your students see the world.

How the Famine works?
The students learn about hunger and fundraise to help feed and care for children living in poverty. On Famine weekend on April 22-23, students get up close and personal with hunger by going 30 hours without food. The donations you send in after the Famine will be used to change lives by working towards the eradication of hunger and poverty here in the NJ and around the world.


REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANCHORS AWAY SUMMER CAMP
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Sign-up quickly, classes are filling up fast. Anchors Away Summer Camp is a safe, fun, loving, summer camp experience where our campers can get anchored in the love of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.


ENROLL NOW FOR SUNBEAM CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
Call for a tour at 732-833-8808 x.2
Sunbeam Christian Preschool is accepting applications for its preschool and pre-k programs. Located in the center of Jackson, New Jersey, the school offers a unique combination of Creative and religious curriculums, uses progressive teaching methods and features a warm and engaging environment where children can learn and grow.


EASTER FLOWER ORDER FORM

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Please help to decorate our Sanctuary by dedicating a plant in honor of or memory of a loved one for $8.00 a plant. Checks can be made out to Jackson Church and dropped in the collection plate or at the church office, along with the form. You can also order on the Jackson Church website. The deadline is Palm Sunday, April 10.

EASTER EGG HUNT
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The Easter Egg Hunt will be at 11:00am on Sunday, April 10. Please have your child(ren) bring their Easter basket or a plastic bag to collect eggs.

EASTER CELEBRATIONS

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Easter Services

Easter is right around the corner! On Easter Sunday, April 17 worship and resurrection celebrations will be at 9:00am and 10:30am. In addition to worship at the church, there will also be a sunrise worship celebration at 6:00am at the Veteran’s Memorial Gardens at the intersection of Jackson Mills Rd. & Commodore Blvd. Come join as we praise the risen Lord!!


SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY
Mark your calendars for May 1st! Bring your lunch and stay after church. Help plant flowers and get the church ready for the summer!


And a little about our new Staff Members…
Thank you, Jackson Church and Sunbeam families, for such a warm welcome.  My name is Samantha Marley and I am the new director of Sunbeam Christian Preschool and co-director of Anchors Away Summer Camp.   
I am married and the mother of a 10 year old daughter, Amelia.    I have had the good fortune to be able to be a stay-at-home-mother for 10 years.   I have been an active member of the Switlik PTN for the past 6 years and I have served as the President for the past 4 years.   Before joining Sunbeam Christian Preschool as the director, I was able to meet the staff and students as a substitute assistant teacher for the past year.
I am looking forward to an exciting summer at Anchors Away Camp and another great year with the students and staff at Sunbeam!

It is our joy to welcome Rev. Denise Tiedemann as the new pastor of our congregation. Rev. Tiedemann will begin her new responsibilities on
July 1st of this year.

Rev. Denise Tiedemann has been serving United Methodist Church for over 20 years. Most recently she has served as the lead pastor at DeBows UMC, Pleasant Grove UMC in Jackson and FUMC in Farmingdale. Prior to this appointment to she was the lead pastor at Centenary UMC in Lambertville and Linvale UMC in Ringoes. Denise, along with her husband Joe, created Jackson Arts Ministry which serves the Jackson area. This ministry offers excellent, low-cost performing arts and enrichment classes to children of all ages, while building self-esteem and pointing all we do to Jesus Christ. Denise was instrumental as part of a church plant and a church revitalization effort.

Denise loves working with children and has served as the Annual Conference’s Childcare Coordinator. She and her husband Joe have four wonderful children, and she loves being a wife and mom most of all. Her background prior to being a pastor was in theater and music, and she loves giving her best to God and the wonderful churches she’s had the privilege to serve. Her heart for mission has led her to serve with A Future with Hope and the Skainos Project in Belfast. Denise is energized remembering that all of us are created in God’s image and looks to share the life-giving hope of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible.


Leadership Academy
Courageous Conversations: Racism
Dates: Apr. 21, 28, and May 5 | 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
What is the connection between anti-racism and discipleship? That is the question we will explore in this three-session course. Our hope is that these sessions will encourage and equip church leaders to feel more confident about understanding the need for such conversations about racism and to glimpse potential outcomes for the local church. This course has a registration maximum of 60 participants from Greater New Jersey. Learn more here. (https://gnjumc.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b2ab2248b91542a5f476025fe&id=904da3559d&e=5c18a611f0)


UMCom Communications Learning Week
Taking the Next Step. Geared to anyone in ministry seeking to enhance their communications skills, May 9-13. Church leaders and communicators will get access to a vast library of on-demand resources including recorded videos, tutorials and podcast episodes and self-guided eLearning modules. learn more here.  (https://gnjumc.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b2ab2248b91542a5f476025fe&id=5dfcfabe5b&e=5c18a611f0)


Foundational Day Finance Committee Workshop resource is available online here. (https://gnjumc.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=b2ab2248b91542a5f476025fe&id=e99a461886&e=5c18a611f0)


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 Matthew followed by John’s Gospel then discuss, compare and contrast the two. 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)
We will continue to meet until May 27th


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 volunteer. The curriculum is easy to teach and provided. Commit to pray for the children and teachers at 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

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