Easter Workshop – 4/7
Fellowship, Food, Fun - FREE!
JUMC invites children in preschool-grade 5 to a pizza lunch and an afternoon of Easter crafts, music, and stories on Sunday, April 7th from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm at the Bramley Library in Jordan to celebrate the Lenten and Easter season! Families are welcome or children may be left in our loving care.
Helpers are needed for this event. Do you have a heart for children? Can you spare an hour or two to help? Look for opportunities to help on the signup sheet on the Outreach & Mission bulletin board or call the office at (315) 689-3499.
Drive Thru BBQ – 4/13
The annual JUMC Drive Thru Chicken Barbecue is April 13th, starting at 5pm until we sell out. After selling out in a half hour last year, we have ordered 30 more halves, so we will be selling 180 halves this year. The menu includes: barbecued chicken half, salt potatoes, calico beans, coleslaw, applesauce, and 2 homemade cookies. Signup sheets for workers and donations are posted on the events bulletin board in the back entryway or call the office at (315) 689-3499.
The JEACB Outhouse has Arrived
Outhouse? This traveling outhouse (in Whitmore Lounge) is exclusively for donations of paper goods: tissues, toilet paper, paper towels and napkins, for our local food pantry.
And don’t forget to please fill the Tops shopping cart with edible items like peanut butter, soup, pasta, etc., or personal care items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, etc. A complete list of requested items is located on the Outreach & Mission bulletin board.
Please pick up a little something extra for those in need when shopping for yourself.
Early Response Team Training – 5/11
Mark the date! Reserve the time! People recovering from the hurricane disaster areas in North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, St. Croix, Puerto Rica and our own state need us, now and in the future, to volunteer our love, skills and time to help tear out, clean, and then rebuild their homes.
If you have a heart for helping those who have lost hope, have little support from family or friends, and are primarily older and not able to clean up or rebuild on their own, then we have a new mission action for you!
Our Upper New York United Methodist Conference together with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) train, deploy, and support volunteers to respond to natural disaster areas, knowing the proper way to work with survivors, to work as a team of 7 to 14, and be prepared with appropriate tools, materials, and personal protective equipment. Our mission as Early Response Teams (ERTs) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of disaster to those who are hurting. Teams are deployed only upon invitation, when the local officials are prepared to house us, and we typically work only for 3 days on-site, not including travel time. Training includes protocols, our organization and communication processes, background checks, and an UMCOR photo ID badge.
If you are interested in this mission (many of us are newly retired) and looking for a meaningful opportunity to serve Jesus, we have scheduled a new training class to be held at the Conference Center in Liverpool, on Saturday, May 11. This is an 8 hr. class with conversation, pictures, hands-on practice, and designed to keep your interest at a high level. You will be meeting and interacting with folks who have similar interests for missions, and might even develop new friendships.
More information and online registration to be found at http://bit.ly/LiverpoolERTMay19.
Please register early and mark it on your calendar!
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