Our mission is to do as much good as we can. We reach out to those in need through various programs. Our congregation supports all our efforts to meet the needs of those in our community who need emergency food, help at the holidays, Christmas gifts for children and/or a warm coat in winter.
ANNUAL COAT DRIVE
Each year in October, Outreach and the Sunbeam Pre-School have a coat drive. We collect gently used coats and jackets. We need pre-teen, teen and adult (men and women) jackets and coats. The coats will be going to Anchor House Children’s Shelter and Family Outreach Programs in Trenton and the Men’s shelter in Lakewood.
Families in need have increased in the last two months. We are currently in need of the following items: Spaghetti sauce, Spaghetti, Crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef gravy, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, mashed potatoes, pancake mix, crackers, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup and cake frosting. As always gift cards in $20 denominations will be much appreciated.
GRIEF SHARE PROGRAM
We offer Grief Share Programs twice a year in March and September. This 13-week program is a weekly seminar/support group featuring experts in grief recovery. This program is Bible-based with the purpose of supporting those who have lost loved ones. It is a place where people find healing and hope. We also off a two- week program, “Loss of a Spouse” in February and September. All programs are products of Griefshare.org and are offered on Fridays from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. It is currently online on Zoom only. To register go to www.griefsare.org and put Jackson Methodist Church in the search box. Then follow the instructions on the screen.
Current Outreach and Mission Projects
- Current Outreach and Mission:
- Annual Coat Drive
- Thanksgiving Food Baskets
- Christmas Giving Tree
- Church Emergency Food Baskets
- Jackson Food Pantry
- UMCOR Fund Raising
- Grief Share Programs