News & Events – February 5, 2023

Our Contemporary service is held every Sunday at 10:30am
Sunday School is during the 10:30a service.


Calbi family as they mourn the loss of Philip
Maria Prezwodek
Palatini family as the mourn the loss of Joan
Debbie battling cancer
Connie and her family to make the right decisions
Violet and her family during these troubled times
Cecilia for healing
Prayers for anyone facing financial issues
Everyone who feels lonely or lost

Special Sundays are designated Sundays throughout the year that provide opportunities for giving. These offerings are earmarked and support specific ministries that help offer refuge in times of disaster, promote peace and justice, provide scholarships, reach out to the community, teach skills to encourage self-sufficiency and share the love of Jesus Christ with God’s people everywhere. Please give from your heart.

February 18 at 6:00p
Please bring your family and friends and join us for food and fellowship while we help sponsor our youth. The meal will include pasta, salad and bread. Cost is $10.00 a person.
February 18 at 6:00p
Buy a box and fill it with tasty homemade cookies of your choosing or sponsor a box of cookies for those that may need some love.
Cost is $10.00 a box.

Check our website and see the list of classes and JAM-inars for our spring session.
Sign-ups are available online. Space is limited so register early as classes start in early March.

Auditions for our spring musical Beauty and Beast will be held this Saturday/Sunday, February 4/5 between 3:00-7:00pm
so, sign up here to pick your time! Rehearsals begin February 12.

Jr. Jammers will start to meet Sunday, March 5 between 2:00-3:00pm for warm up games and to begin rehearsals of
Alice in Wonderland. No auditions are required as everyone will be part of the show.

THIS WEEK’S WITH PASTOR: Light Text: 1 John 1:5–10
Discussion Questions:
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
What does this passage mean when it speaks of “light”?
How is walking in light different from walking in obedience, wisdom, or love?
Why can’t we have shadows in our relationship with God and still experience the fullness of that relationship?
How do we live in the light?
What is the point of letting go of all the darkness in our lives?
If we are living in the light, what should we do when we sin?
How can we pray for you?

We will be hosting a Grief Share 13-week program early this 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 ext. 2
Our 2-year-old class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Sunbeam is 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 Sunbeams substitute assistant teachers and was the president of the PTN at Switlik school for several years.

BIBLE STUDY – (On Zoom only) Tuesday nights from 6:30p-8p
For the all the information and a ZOOM invite please email Eileen Triolo at [email protected]

Wednesday nights
Commit with friends and family to read through the entire bible. We will use the Bible in One Year by Nick Gumbel. https:/
You can find the plan on the website or download the app to your phone. We will meet weekly on Sundays at 12:00-12:45p to read the day’s reading and discuss what you read during the week. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Wednesdays starting February 15-May 3 (breaking April 5 and 12 for Easter). We will meet 5:00p-7:00p. Dinner will be included.
This class will help you to both discover and refresh your relationship with Jesus.

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.

First Tuesday of the month in Pastors office at 1:00p
Anyone who is interested in meeting once a month to pray for our church, its members, for our prayer list, our city, country and world are welcome to join Pastor Denise.

YOUTH GROUP (6th -12th grade) 6:00p-7:00p
TNT Youth Group meets 2X a month on 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 with any questions. Bring a friend and join in the fun.

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

The first Saturday of every month beginning February 5 we will meet at the church at 9:00a to with a running/walking route. We will begin with a short devotion and prayer then head out!! Our schedule will include periodic local 5K races we decide on as a group. All are welcome!

Wednesday morning at 10:00a on Zoom only. For all the details and to get a book please call Peggy Pilling at 732-370-2120.

Come grab a bit to eat every Wednesday morning at 8:00a at the Mug Rack.


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.

Sundays at 9:00a and Wednesdays at 7:00p
If you like to play an instrument, sing, or want to learn more come check us out and speak to our worship leader, Eric Drew.

We are currently in need of the following items:  baked beans, cannellini beans, rice, soup – vegetable, cream of chicken and chicken noodle, canned corn, carrots and green beans, mashed potatoes, pasta sauce, ziti or penne pasta, canned white potatoes, canned fruit, cake mix and frosting, rice, oatmeal, Cheerios, corn flakes, almond milk and all paper products. 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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