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WORSHIP: The Worship Committee seeks to provide numerous opportunities for persons to gather together to worship.  On most Sundays, there are two worship services: an 8:45 am service (with a traditional liturgy and music) and an 11:00 am service (with a contemporary format and music).  There are occasionally services on Sunday evenings, such as an annual healing service.  Throughout the year, we hold other special services and events as an individual church or with other community churches during seasons such as Advent or Lent.  During Holy Week, we have an evening an evening Good Friday Service.  Services with the other community churches have included an Easter Dawn service and a Thanksgiving Eve Service.  On Christmas Eve there are two candlelight services.  Throughout the year, we provides numerous opportunities for people to gather to worship God in the company of other believers.  To see what is happening now, CLICK HERE

ADULTS: There are many opportunities for adults to gather together to learn, to be of service, and to participate in fellowship activities.  We have Bible studies that meet on several different days of the week, some during the day and some at night.  There are periodic fellowship events sponsored by various members.  There are learning/fellowship/support groups that meet, such as a monthly women's group, and a monthly men's group.  There are several adult Sunday School classes, and a rotation of short-term learning opportunities (like Disciple Bible study, and Christian Believer).  To see what is happening now, CLICK HERE

YOUTH: Through the years, JUMC has felt a calling from God to be in ministry with not only the teenage children of current members, but also the youth of our community (many of whom have no other church involvement).  The youth program has been offering special youth focused events for fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth  There are fellowship activities, fun outings, and service activities on various other days throughout the year.  The youth engage in missions trips to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky through the support of the congregation and leadership.   For more information about developing youth ministry opportunities, contact the church office or look at the current Church newsletter.

CHILDREN: We continue to explore the ongoing redevelopment of a variety of programs, events, and ministries that are designed to teach the basics of the Christian faith to children.  On Sunday mornings, there is a Children's Sunday School program for children of any age.  The many challenges to meeting and growing over the time since 2019's pandemic affecting people of all ages have been met with creative opportunities as we seek ways to support our children, youth, families, and congregation. We continue to seek new ways to connect and provide spiritual guidance and encouragement to people of all ages. We look forward to new opportunities looking forward.  To find out what might be happening this month, check out the NEWSLETTER

CAMPING: Our congregation is a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.   The EPC/UMC has four great camps: Carson-Simpson Farm, Pocono Plateau, Innabah, and Gretna Glen.  Since camping is a time when children and youth can have fun, make life-long friends, and learn about Jesus in a great atmosphere, we actively support camping ministry.  Children of members can apply for scholarships to help offset the cost of going to camp.  Numerous adults and teenagers help get Gretna Glen Camp (the closest one to us) open each year.  Through the years, there also have been numerous members of the congregation who have volunteered and served as staff members at the various camps.  To  find out more about each camp, and this year's camp opportunities, check out their web sites:

               CARSON-SIMPSON FARM                  POCONO PLATEAU                      INNABAH                  GRETNA GLEN

CAREGIVING: The ministry of caring for others is coordinated by the Care Team.  The Care Team consists of the Care Contact Team and the Funeral Luncheon Team.  The former responds to care concerns in the congregation in the form of cards and calls, visits to the hospital or home, church flowers taken to those who are shut-in or ill, and delivery of prepared meals to those unable to cook due to illness, or surgery.  The latter, upon  request, plans and serves funeral luncheons in our church following a funeral service.  We have divided the calendar among the members of our Care Contact Team, so each one is the Care Contact person for one of the rotating weeks.   We also maintain contact with students, military personnel, and shut-ins throughout the year to let them know we are thinking about them.  We welcome new members to our team, and also welcome suggestions and referrals of care concerns and contacts to be made.  We also have an Emergency Response Team which will help with transportation, and in "as needed help" situations as they arise within the congregation.  Please talk to Pam Gray to volunteer or to make referrals.  You can also check out the Care Team articles that are periodically in the NEWSLETTER.

MISSIONS/OUTREACH: Going beyond the walls of the church to proclaim the message of Christ's love is the lifeblood of a congregation.  We do not exist for ourselves, but for others.  Through missions, and other outreach activities, we seek to be involved in people's lives in such a way that we can (through our own mission activities or through the mission activities of missionaries and mission organizations with whom we are in partnership) introduce people to Jesus Christ, and invite them to become His disciples.  To carry out this work, we partner with numerous missionaries and mission organizations, through the United Methodist Church and outside of it, as well as through the direct involvement of our members on mission trips.  Our partners in these endeavors are local, regional, national, and scattered around the globe.  To find out about those with whom we have partnered, CLICK HERE. To find out what we are doing in reaching out to our community in other ways, CLICK HERE.