News & Events – Dec 18, 2022

WORSHIP TIMES
Our service times are: 8:45a Traditional Service – 10:30a Contemporary Service
Sunday School is during the 10:30 service. (There will be no Sunday School on News Years Day)

Christmas Services will be 4:30p, 6:00p and 11:00p. The first two services will be traditional and the 11:00p will be Readings and Carols.
Christmas Day Service will be online only. We will have one service at 10:30a on News Years Day, which can also be viewed online.

PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Violet who has health issues
Boyle family as they navigate through tough times
Nadine for health concerns
Eileen working through health problems
Prayers for anyone facing financial issues
Everyone who feels lonely or lost during the holiday season

THIS WEEK’S WITH PASTOR: Luke 1:30–33, 46–48; Matthew 1:18–25 
Topic: Mary, Disgrace, Waiting, Hope 
Big Idea of the Message: Mary experienced disgrace and struggle in carrying and raising Jesus, but God gave her strength and blessed her. 
Application Point: We place our faith in God’s love and promise when we are lonely and questioning.
Discussion Questions: 
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message? 
Has waiting on something been both exciting and scary? 
Why is Mary so significant when talking about struggle and waiting? 
Did Mary take a risk in carrying Jesus? 
What does Mary’s faith teach us about waiting on God purposes? 
How can we pray for you?

Watch our website http://jacksonam.org to see the list of all the classes for our spring session after the new year. We will also have more JAM-inars which are classes that are held for only 1-2 days.

GRIEF SHARE
We will be hosting a Grief Share 13-week program early in the new year. If anyone is interested in this program, 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
Our 2-year-old class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Sunbeam is 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…

Pastor Denise Tiedemann

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.  Before joining Sunbeam Christian Preschool as the director, she was one of our substitute assistant teachers and headed the PTN at Switlik school.

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, 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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