News & Events – January 29, 2023

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

FOOD DRIVE – JANUARY 2-31
We are having a food drive through the month of January so please consider donating. We are 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. You can bring your donation in on Sunday mornings or bring it to the church office Tuesday – Thursday 9a-3p.

Prayer Requests:
The Calbi family as they mourn the loss of Philip
Maria Prezwodek
Palatini family as the mourn the loss of Joan
Debbie battling cancer
Connie to make good decisions
Violet and her family during these troubled times
Cecilia for healing
Nadine for health concerns
Eileen working through health problems
Prayers for anyone facing financial issues
Everyone who feels lonely or lost

THIS WEEK’S WITH PASTOR: Love Ephesians 5:1–2
Discussion Questions:
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
What do you think it means to walk in love?
Why is love the greatest of the Christian virtues?
When the Bible says that “God is love,” what do you think that means?
What’s a way that we can love others, regardless of how they treat us?
How can we pursue the heart of God more than anything else?
How can we pray for you?

YOUTH GROUP PASTA DINNER
February 18 at 6:00p
Please come join us in food and fellowship while we help sponsor our youth. The meal will include pasta, salad and bread. Cost is $10.00 a person.

COOKIE WALK
February 18 at 6:00p
Buy a box and fill it with 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 http://jacksonam.org 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 February 4/5 between 3:00-7:00p so sign up here http://jacksonam.org to pick your time! Rehearsals begin February 12.

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

GRIEF SHARE
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 headed the PTN at Switlik school for several years.

BIBLE STUDIES
BIBLE STUDY – (On Zoom only) Tuesday nights from 6:30p-8p
Email Eileen Triolo at e[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 use the Bible in One Year by Nick Gumbel. https:/bibleinoneyear.org.
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.

ALPHA BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays starting February 15-May 3 (breaking April 5 and 12 for Easter). We will meet 5:00p-7:00p. Dinner will be included.

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.

PRAYER TEAM
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 for the schedule and any questions about our group.

CFF – CHRISTIAN FRIENDS FOREVER (Special Needs Ministry)
1st and 2nd Mondays of each month at 7:00pm

RUNNING/WALKING SMALL GROUP
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!

WOMEN’S PRAYER AND BOOK STUDY
Wednesday mornings at 10:00a on Zoom only. For more details call Peggy Pilling at 732-370-2120.

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

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.

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 after service on Sunday.

EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY – FOOD DRIVE JANUARY 2-31
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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