News & Events – March 12, 2023

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


Nick Moore for a speedy recovery
People recovering from the aftermath of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Human rights issues in Afghanistan, especially women and children
Mary Metros’ mother in law Vi for good health and comfort
For a grandma who is very ill
For our church family during the Lenten season
Eric Drew mom as she recovers
Pat Diaz who is in the hospital
For children who have lost their way
Maria Prezwodek
Debbie battling cancer
Cecilia for healing
Joan for peace and comfort
Everyone who feels lonely
For the shootings to stop in this country

Last day – March 12
The forms will be on the welcome table so grab one and order your Easter candy now! All proceeds go to support our Sunbeam Christian Preschool.

March 11- 9:30a- 5:30. — $50 suggested donation
Our amazing photographer is donating his time, service and talent to provide each family a 45-minute session. Digital copies will be provided and 100% of your donation will go to Jackson church. Here is a link to more information and Sign-Up Genius Photo Session Fundraiser – Google Docs. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

March 19 at the 10:30 service
Come show your support for our scouts as they participate in our worship service. If your child is a scout, please let us know so we can include them in our plans.

Easter Egg Hunt
April 2 after the 10:30a service
We are still looking for bags of individual wrapped candy to fill our eggs. You can bring the candy bags to church on Sunday or call the office during the week to set up a time to drop off. Please remember to bring your basket or a bag to collect the eggs.

Check our website and see the list of classes (like art, dance and cooking for kids of various ages) and JAM-inars (tye-dye and hair braiding) for our spring session. We are also introducing a Photography class for adults.
Sign-ups are available online. Space is limited so register early as classes start in late March.

Rehearsals for our spring musical Beauty and Beast are on Sundays at 3:00p and Thursdays at 6:00p.

Jr. Jammers will start to meet Sunday, 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.

Sunbeam is now accepting registration for the 2023-2024 school year for children ages 2.5 to 5 years old. Private tours are available upon request, please contact Samantha Marley: [email protected] or (732) 833-8808 ext 2 for more information. 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.

THIS WEEK’S WITH PASTOR: Numbers 13:25–29, 14:26–38
Discussion Questions:
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
How much time do you spend worrying or thinking about things which you cannot control?
What frightful, worrying things or people are you struggling with right now?
According to Scripture, what is the antidote to fear?
Share a time God has come through for you in the past. How does that encourage you in light of your current worries or fears?
How can we pray for you?

We will be hosting a Grief Share 13-week program starting this April. If anyone is interested in this program, please email Eileen at [email protected] for more information. These meetings will be held online only.

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 now through-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 a couple times a month on Sunday nights (and some Saturdays too!). We have 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 and a list of our upcoming events. 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 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 please call Peggy Pilling at 732-370-2120.

Come grab a bit to eat with the guys 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: vegetable soup, canned green beans, mashed potatoes, canned white potatoes, pasta sauce, rice, cake mix, frosting, oatmeal, Cheerios, corn flakes, gravy, jelly, peanut butter, canola and vegetable oil, mayo, mustard, ketchup, and almond milk. 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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