News & Events – Nov. 6, 2022

WORSHIP TIMES
Our service times are: 8:45a Traditional Service – 10:30a Contemporary Service
Sunday School is during the 10:30 service.

PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Eric recovering from leg surgery
Nadine waiting test results
Dennis for improved health
Eileen – good health
Prayers for anyone facing financial issues

FALL FUN DAY, Saturday November 5
We hope you can join us and celebrate this wonderful season with some food, fun and fellowship
PASTA DINNER
Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Or maybe you just have a craving for a yummy hot meal? Our Youth group will be hosting a pasta dinner.
Time: 5:00-6:000p Cost: Pay at the door
$10.00 for adults, $5.00 children, and children 5 years old and under are free
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MOVIE NIGHT
Double Feature – It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown and Monsters, Inc.
We are having a double feature! Bring a blanket or a chair and watch the movies with us. We will be having concessions for sale.
Time: 6:00pm Cost: Free

Thanksgiving Baskets
We have members and friends of our church who need a little help to have a nice dinner at Thanksgiving.   We have four families in need.  We have a sign-up sheet with a list of items needed in the church and here below.  If you can provide one or more of these items to fill the basket with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, please bring them to the church.  If you know of someone else in need, please request assistance through the church office or call Eileen 732-905-2893.  Items needed are: Stuffing, Sweet potatoes, Mashed potatoes, Tukey gravy, Canned corn, canned green beans, Mac and cheese, Cranbury sauce, and pancake mix, Syrup, Cake mix, Frosting.  $20 gift cards for the Turkeys.

November is United Methodist Student Month
One of the major challenges that students face is a lack of financial support to attain a college education. Worrying about expenses adds to the already existing anxieties many students experience. This month is about supporting students through scholarships, as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. Envelopes will be available at church, or you can go to http://www.umcgiving.org/giveumsd to give online.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Our packing party will be Saturday, November 12 at 6:30p. We pack shoeboxes each year to bless children in need around the world. Our church is still looking for donations to fill the shoe boxes and money to cover for shipping costs. You can bring both to church on Sunday or call the church office to bring it over during the week.

THIS WEEK’S WITH PASTOR: Luke 17:11–19
Topics: Thankfulness, Gratitude, Blessing
Big Idea of the Message: Thankfulness leads us into the presence of God and is an appropriate response to what God has done in our lives.
Application Point: We can develop a lifestyle of thankfulness by intentionally building a spiritual practice of gratitude and learning to express spontaneous appreciation throughout each day.
Discussion Questions:
What ​is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
What are some ways you can begin to practice gratitude each day or week?
What are some ways you can incorporate spontaneous thanksgiving into your life?
How has a grateful person affected your life? How has someone with an ungrateful attitude influence your life?
How can we pray for you?
Take turns praying out loud by completing this single sentence: “Father, I thank you because…”

JAM CLASSES
Our fall classes include Art, Cooking, Science and Intro to Guitar. We are introducing JAM-inars this year which are classes that are held for only
1-2 days. Go to our website to see the list of all the classes at 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 early 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
We are reintroducing our 2-year-old class 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. 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

    Sunday Afternoons at 12:00p now – January 22
    We are reading the book “What does it mean to be Chosen”. If you would like to join, please see Pastor Tiedemann after the service or call the church office to get a copy of the book.

    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 5th 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 STUDY
    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
    TNT Youth Group meets most Sunday nights (and some Saturdays too!). We planned some fun activities this year as well as devotion time to center our hearts on God’s mission for us. 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:  baked beans, green beans, canned carrots, canned white potatoes, vegetable soup, chicken soup, broth, chicken noodle soup, crackers, oatmeal, mac and cheese and corn flakes.
    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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