News & Events – May 8, 2022

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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.

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.

May is Native American Ministries Month
Gifts to the Native American Ministries provide scholarships for seminarians, encourages aspiring leaders within the community and empowers them in their outreach efforts within the Native American culture. Please consider giving to this ministry during the month of May. Envelopes with be available at church or you can give at

JACKSON CHURCH FLEA MARKETSaturday, May 7 8a – 2p (Rate date is 14th)
Whether you want to sell your treasures, find new ones, or just support the church we will have it all! There will be arts & crafts for the kids and concessions so come and bring your family and friends! Visit our website for more information how to rent a table or just donate items.

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 8
Bring your friends, family and of course Mom as we celebrate during our special 10:00a service.

This years’ class will be getting confirmed on May 15 at the 10a. service. Please keep all our confirmands in your prayers as they prepare for this day.

JAM presents:
The Jungle Book
Fill up your water-bottle and slap on the mosquito spray as you head into the jungle for an adventure. Join Mowgli and Baloo, Bagheera and Kaa along with a cast of wild creatures in the musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved classic. The show dates are Saturday, June 4 at 7:00p and Sunday, June 5 at 6:30p. Before the Sunday show we will be having our dancers perform.

Our Junior Jammers show, and Vocal performance will be Saturday, June 4 at 2:00p.

For more information on how to buy tickets to both shows go to our website today.

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!

Rev. Denise Tiedemann

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.

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.  (


Tuesday nights from 6:30p-8p
BIBLE STUDY – (On Zoom only)

Bible Champion – We are on a brief hiatus and will resume meeting on May 10th. We will be studying Gospel of John. We will continue to incorporate Bible Jeopardy and The Bible Project short videos into our discussions. Email [email protected] for login information.

Wednesday nights
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.

We will continue to meet until May 27th


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

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.

Every Wednesday morning at 8a at the Mug Rack.

Wednesday morning at 9:30a on Zoom only. Call the church office for more details. 732-833-8808

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.


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.

Families in need have increased in the last few 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.  

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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