We have a new adult Sunday School class geared for parents of young children. Children can attend a Sunday School or the nursery, so you can spend an hour discussing how to keep God the focus in your family as you navigate through the joys and challenges of parenthood. The class will be held in Room C (right off of the playground), led by Teran Trauernicht.
Back by popular demand! The Youth sponsored Murder Mystery Dinner on Sat, 2/20. This year’s theme is fairytales. Expect a fabulous, multi-course dinner by Chef Patrick Carpenter and then try to solve the unfolding mystery of “who done it.” There will be two seatings: 4pm & 6:30pm. All funds go towards the mission trip. Tickets on sale now.
Dinner is at 6pm ($5 love offering appreciated) followed by Disciple I, II & IV at 6:30pm. Plus our Youth meet in the Youth Room with a study on the Book of Ruth. Children's choir continues at 6:30pm followed by an activity until 7:30pm (nursery open until 8:15pm).
Marcus Foote invites you to join “The Different Faces of Forgiveness” at 6:30pm in the Parlor. Using parts from R. T. Kendell’s “Total Forgiveness,” learn how to define forgiveness in different social settings. Then you will be challenged to admit, out loud, that God and the Holy Spirit truly have the power to overcome any obstacle preventing your forgiveness.
The Bucket List: The Fun and Not So Fun
What’s on your Bucket List? Join us Wednesday nights for a series to discuss the fun and the necessary planning items. For fun and levity, each night will include time to compile your Bucket List. Here’s the lineup: (attend one or all; invite friends)
10/14 - Five Wishes and More – advance directives (including the Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, DNR, LAPOST, Durable Power of Attorney, Guardianship & Special Needs Person) & hospice services | Annette Zuelke
10/21 - Medical Binder - compile a personal medical history binder | Debbie Tullos
10/28 - Experienced a Loss & Asking Now What? - grieving a loss and need to understand where to go from here | Belinda Yoder
11/4 - Personal Legacy - Preplanning a funeral | Judy Melancon
11/11 - Financial Awareness/Planning – learning about finances | Amy Centannie
Contacts: Debra Cowart, Sharon Glenn, Susie Newton, and Debbie Tullos. . .
Jefferson welcomes you to come out and stroll through the patch! Pick up a pumpkin (or more) - all proceeds are given to local missions in the community as well as JUMC mission projects.
Hours: weekdays 11am to 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 6pm, Sundays 12pm to 6pm
Pumpkins are priced by size. We look forward to seeing you!
The men group will discuss C.S Lewis' Mere Christianity during their morning group. Grab a book and join us. We meet at 6:30-7:30am at CC’s on Bluebonnet/Perkins. Contact Jerry with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you suffering with the loss of a family member or friend? Then GriefShare is for you. We will have an organizational meeting 9/20 at 11:30am. This JUMC supportive group ministry will walk the journey of grief with love, support, learning, and faith. It will be a place where grieving people find a way to move forward and discover peace, healing and hope. Our leader will be Ms. Belinda Yoder who has her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work and has recently lost her husband. If you, or someone you know, might be touched by this ministry, please attend this organizational gathering. If you are interested to be part of the group, please call the office for more details.
This week we conclude our four week session with:
“Voices of Compassion- Focus on Community & Partnerships - Each One, Reach One” with Karen Lee, S. Burbank Crime Prevention and Development District, with others from partner organizations.
This week we kick off a series on the importance of understanding poverty and the voices in need. Once we know the issues and challenges, we can begin to make a change. Sessions start at 6:45pm in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner before at 6pm. Nursery available.
Wed, 8/12: “My Story-Myths and Facts of Poverty” with JUMC's Mary Cornelius and Bora Sunseri, Social Worker, plus Murelle Harrison, Executive Director of the Gardere Initiative
Wed, 8/19: “Beyond the Food Pantry: A Glimpse into the Dynamics of Poverty” Janet Simmons, HOPE Ministries CEO & Exec. Director
Wed, 8/26: “hunger + homelessness=hopelessness: Effects of Poverty on Children’s Learning Experience” with Kyra Luckett from YWCA Early Head Start, and Nancy Zito & Cheryl Lott from the Gardere Christian Community School.
Wed, 9/2: “Voices of Compassion- Focus on Community & Partnerships - Each One, Reach One” with Karen Lee, S. Burbank Crime Prevention and Development District, with others from partner organizations.
All women are invited to our Garden Getaway. Again this year, we will be staying at the lovely Seashore Assembly Conference Center in Biloxi, MS. We are right across the street from the beach and just a few minutes drive to downtown Biloxi.
We arrive Friday evening, August 14th and jump right in. The retreat ends Sunday August 16th just before lunch. Watch a video here
“There is a time and season for everything,” said the writer of Ecclesiastes. He might as well have been thinking of women when he wrote this, because our lives are always changing from one season to the next! Some of these seasons are full of daisies and roses…and others feel more like a mess of thorns and weeds. But the good news is that God is here to walk with us through every new phase of life, and we have each other to share the journey.
Based on Ecclesiastes chapter 3, and then weaving deeply throughout the Bible, Garden Getaway teaches us about God’s timing in our lives. Through this weekend retreat program, women will:
- Find hope, especially if they are right in the middle of a hard season.
- Forge bonds of friendships as they share about their lives with each other.
- Expand their faith and trust in God as they explore what the Bible says about God’s perfect timing.
- Find healing by addressing sin and unforgiveness in the light of grace.
- Experience God’s presence through a deeply spiritual time of reflection, listening, and prayer.
We will be in session Friday evening, Saturday morning, then take a break to reflect Saturday afternoon, regroup Saturday evening, enjoy fellowship with a bonfire Saturday night, and finish the sessions by Sunday lunch.
The cost is $175pp which includes meals and lodging - two in a room with a shared bathroom (for four). Limited single rooms are available. REGISTRATION form is now available. Fill it out and bring to church with your payment. Registration is not accepted without payment. Scholarships are available.
Questions? look for Debbie Tullos.