News & Events – March 26, 2023

Our Contemporary service is held every Sunday at 10:30am
Sunday School is during the 10:30a service.
Maundy Thursday Service will be held April 6 at 7:00p.
Journey to the Cross will be Good Friday, April 7 from 6:00p – 8:00p.
Easter Sunday Services will be held April 9 at 9:30a. and 11:00a.


Family of Pat Diaz as they mourn her loss
Moore family
People recovering from the aftermath of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Human rights issues in Afghanistan, especially women and children
Metros family as they mourn the loss of Viola
For our church family during the Lenten season
For children who have lost their way
Maria Prezwodek
Debbie battling cancer
For guidance in my life
Joan for peace and comfort
Everyone who feels lonely
For the shootings to stop in this country

EASTER FLOWERS Now – Palm Sunday April 2
Please help decorate our Sanctuary this year by dedicating a plant in honor or memory of a loved one. After Easter service you may take your plants home unless you would like to donate them to church.
The cost is $8.00 a plant. You can order online or fill out a form which will be on the Welcome Table on Sunday and drop it in the collection plate or at the church office along with your money.

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 bags of candy 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.

Rehearsals for our spring musical Beauty and Beast are on Sundays at 3:00p and Thursdays at 6:00p.
Jr. Jammers meet Sundays at 2:00p. for rehearsals of Alice in Wonderland.

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: Deuteronomy 2:1–7; 29:4–6; Joshua 5:6
Discussion Questions:
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
What pair of shoes have you had the longest? Why have you kept them for so long?
If you were going to eat the same thing every day for four decades, what would it be?
Has God ever offered you something wonderful—although scary—and you turned him down? What was it?
Why do people suffer from the scarcity mindset? How does a scarcity mindset affect you?
How can we pray for you?

We will be hosting a Grief Share 13-week program starting Friday, April 21. 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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