News & Events – October 2, 2022

WORSHIP TIMES
Our service times are: 8:00a Traditional Service – 10:30a Contemporary Service
Sunday School is during the 10:30 service.

PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Everyone going to IGNITE so they can be renewed in Christs love.
All the students and teachers that are participating in the JAM program.
Pat as she is preparing for her surgery on October 10.
The safety of people in the path of Hurricane Ian.
The friends and families who mourn the loss of their loved ones.
People who are looking for a connection to God and others.

October is World Communion Month
Your donations support racial and ethnic students in achieving their educational goals and transforming communities. Your generosity helps promising young adults to become leaders by providing scholarships, grants, mentoring and training for leadership development. 
Envelopes will be available at church, or you can go to http://www.umcgiving.org/givewcs to give online.

ANNUAL COAT DRIVE – Now – Monday, October 31
Each year in October, Jackson Church Outreach and the Sunbeam Pre-School have a coat drive. We collect gently used coats and jackets.
We need pre-teen, teen and adult (men and women) jackets and coats. The coats will be going to Anchor House Children’s Shelter where they
have children ages 12 -18 and Family Outreach Programs in Trenton and/or Lakewood. Please spread the word and share this information with friends and neighbors. Thank you.

JAM CLASSES
Our fall classes will include Art, Cooking, Science and Intro to Guitar and are 6-8 weeks. We are introducing JAM-inars this year. JAM-inars are classes that are held for only 1-2 days. There are still a few spots left so go to our website to sign up today. http://jacksonam.org

JAM MUSICAL ELF THE MUSICAL
Check the JAM website to view all the details! jacksonam.org

GRIEF SHARE
We will be hosting a Grief Share 13-week program in the new year. If anyone in need of one of these programs, please email Eileen at [email protected] for more information. These meetings will be held online only.

ENROLL NOW FOR SUNBEAM CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR
Call for a tour at 732-833-8808 x.2
Sunbeam Christian Preschool is preparing for our 2022-2023 school year.   We are reintroducing our 2-year-old class for the fall of 2022 with
class offerings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.   We are still accepting applications for our preschool and pre-kindergarten programs. 
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.

And a little about our Staff Members…

Rev. Denise Tiedemann has been serving United Methodist Church for over 20 years. She has served as the lead pastor at DeBows UMC, Pleasant Grove UMC in Jackson and FUMC in Farmingdale. Prior to that appointment 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.

Samantha Marley
Sam is the director of Sunbeam Christian Preschool and co-director of Anchors Away Summer Camp.  Before joining Sunbeam Christian Preschool as the director, she was one of our substitute assistant teachers.

BIBLE STUDIES

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

Email Eileen Triolo at [email protected] for the Zoom invite information.

Wednesday nights
READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Commit with friends and family to read through the entire bible. We will be reading and discussing the reading (online and in person) on Sunday nights starting in the New Year at 7:00p. Sign-up here. 

ONGOING EVENTS, PROGRAMS, AND CLASSES

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every Sunday from 10:30a-11:3a for ages Pre-K through 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.

WOMEN’S PRAYER AND BOOK STUDYStarting Date is October 5th
Wednesday morning at 10:00a on Zoom only. For more details call Peggy Pilling at 732-370-2120.

CFF – Christian Friends Forever (Special Needs Ministry)
1st and 2nd Mondays of each month at 7:00pm

YOUTH GROUP (6th -12th grade) 6:00p-7:00p
The TNT Youth Group is back meeting again. We are planning some fun activities this year- as well as having devotion time to center our hearts on God’s mission for us this season. Please see Pastor Tiedemann for the schedule and any questions about our group.

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST
Every Wednesday morning at 8:00a at the Mug Rack.

WORSHIP TEAM REHEARSALS
Sundays at 9:15a
If you like to play an instrument, sing, or want to learn more come check us out and speak to the leader, Eric Drew.

MISSIONS, VOLUNTEERING, AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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 as ushers/greeters 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 Denise at  [email protected] if you are interested.

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY
Families in need have increased in the last few months.  We are currently in need of the following items:  Spaghetti sauce, 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.  

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

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