News & Events – April 23, 2023

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

For Bob K who is having open heart surgery
People to embrace one another differences
Families involved with loss from the fires
For the shootings to stop in this country
Family of Pat Diaz
Moore family
People recovering from earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Human rights issues in Afghanistan, especially women and children
For children who have lost their way
Maria Prezwodek
Joan for peace and comfort
Everyone who feels lonely

April 22 at 6:00pCost is $10.00 a person
Our Youth group will be hosting a pasta dinner and George Tiedemann will be speaking about his adventures of being a photographer. Please come out to get a tasty meal and listen to George. It promises to be a wonderful night out!

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

NEW MEMBERSHIP CLASSES: Classes are 4/30, 5/7, 5/21 from 12-1:00p
If you are interested, please see Pastor Denise to sign up for these classes. On May 28 at the 10:30a service you will take your final step in becoming a member of Jackson Church.

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.

Check our website Sign-ups for classes are available online.

Tye Dye Jam-inar will be held Saturday April 22 from 10:-11:30a
2nd – Adult    Price $10.00
Let’s tie dye together! Bring a clean article of clothing or bag and learn how to tie dye with us. Rubber bands and dye will be provided. The program will run for about 60-90 minutes. Parents are asked to stay with children in 5th grade and younger.

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.

THIS WEEK’S WITH PASTOR: Evangelism– John 4:39-42
Big Idea of the Message: Your story can lead others to meet Jesus.
Discussion Questions:
What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
Why would the woman at the well suddenly be willing to talk to people in her town when just a few hours ago she wanted to avoid everyone?
What’s the scariest part of telling someone about Jesus?
How can your story affect how a friend views Jesus?
What has stopped you from telling your story?
How can I pray for you?

And a little about our Staff Members…

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. She 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
– Sundays at 12:00-12:45p
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 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 – from 5:00p-7:00p.
This class will help you to both discover and refresh your relationship with Jesus. Dinner is included.

Every Sunday from 10:30a-11:3a for ages Pre-K through 5th grade.
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.

1st and 2nd Mondays of each month at 7:00pm

First Saturday of every month at 9:00am
We will meet at the church 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.

Jackson Church Full Events Calendar