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Youth Director Named by Staff/Parish
• Loose Coin Offering—September
• Mission for Church Community Service
• Devotions & Drumming—September-October
• Harvest Party
• United Methodist Men Pancake Breakfast—POSTPONED
• Craft Night—October 23rd
• Trunk or Treat—October 26th
• United Methodist Women—October 28th
• United Methodist Men's Breakfast—November 4th
• Feed the Firemen—November 5th
• Senior Luncheon—November 6th
• Missions Opportunity
• Two Rivers Cluster
• October 2018 Newsletter On-line
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• Youth Director Named
Youth Ministry

Staff/Parish Chairman, Mark Cook, has announced the selection the new Youth Director at Jamestown UMC.

His name is Josh Goodman. Meet Josh: "I am from Mendon, Michigan and graduated from Mendon High School in 2014.  I then graduated from Bethel College in May 2018 with a Bachelors of Arts in Christian Ministries.  I previously served at College Park Missionary Church as an intern and then later as Sunday Service Coordinator.  I am currently the Assistant Cheerleading Coach at Bethel College and also work at a Sporting Goods store.  I enjoy hunting, fishing, golf, and generally being outdoors.  I look forward to being at Jamestown UMC and being able to serve the Church and God as the Director of Student Ministries."

• October Loose Coin Offering
Hands Holding Loose Coins

The October Loose Coin will go the 2018 CROP Walk.  The Walk was Sunday, October 7th at Island Park, Elkhart.

Jane Rapp & Missions Committee.




• Mission for Church Community Service
It's been a long standing tradition at JUMC to collect non-perishable food for Church Community Services on the first Sunday of each month.  Collections have dwindled to very low levels recently.  For the next few months, Missions will try a new approach to hopefully improve our contributions.  Each month a designated product will be chosen and each family will be asked to bring one of that item sometime during the month which will be brought to CCS at the beginning of the new month.  Let's work together to show God's love to our community.

Our food collection focus for October is: "Soups and Crackers". Bring in your donation by the end of the month.

Of course, we will take any non-perishable food item you bring.  Be watching and listening for future 2018 donations. 

Missions Committee

Jar of Grape Jelly      Jar of Peanut Butter 


• Devotions & Drumming
Cardio Drum With Me

Exercise your body and your spiritual mind.  Join us for Devotions and Cardio Drumming.  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30-9:15 a.m. beginning in September through October.  This class is open to all ages and all levels of fitness.  You will need an exercise ball, bucket and drumsticks.  I hope you can join us for some lively music and fun exercise.  Contact Roberta Mann if you have any questions.



• Harvest Party
Harvest Party Bonfire4th Annual Community Harvest Part, Bonfire and Weiner Roast.

A BIG thanks to all who attended the Harvest Party.  We had a tremendous turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves.
A BIG thanks also to all the volunteers that donated food, drinks, other items for the party and those who helped with setup and cleanup.
See you all next year.



• United Methodist Men Pancake Breakfast
Man Flipping Pancakes

The United Methodist Men's Pancake & Sausage Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, October 20th has been postponed until January due to several schedule conflicts. Please check back here in News & Events for the new date.




• Craft Night
ScrapbookingJoin us for a fun evening of scrapbooking & crafts.  We will work from 6:00 p.m. to ?? on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Bring your projects and join with fellow crafters.  You may bring a snack to share.  We will have some equipment available for you to use and a few supplies to purchase. 
Call Jane Rapp at 262-1975, or Paula LaPlace, 294-1056, if you have any questions.  There is no charge for this event.  Bring your friends!

Next Craft Night: Tuesday, October 23rd



• Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat

Jimtown Intermediate School
Trunk or Treat, Fri Oct 26 5:30- 6:30 in school parking lot. Come help Deb Beehler represent JUMC by handing out treats and/or donate single wrapped candy, pencils, glow sticks or other appropriate treats. Drop off donations at church by Thurs, Oct 25th.




• United Methodist Women
UMW MeetingThe UMW meets on the 4th Sunday morning at 7:45am prior to service.  They meet in the “Builder’s” classroom downstairs.  The next meeting will be October 28th.  Please plan to join them.  They have a light continental breakfast as well.



• United Methodist Men's Breakfast
United Methodist Men Logo
The United Methodist Men will meet Sunday, November 4th at 7:00am.
All Men are welcome to attend for a hearty breakfast and fellowship.




• Feed The Firemen Project
FiremanIn Building Bridges to the Community, Jamestown UMC is sponsoring the Feed the Firemen project.  This project involves preparing a meal for the Baugo Township Fire Department on the first Monday of each month.

What is a Volunteer Fireman? Click Here


Current members of BTFD and church members or family of a church member who are serving or have served on the department. Click Here

In "Building Bridges to the Families of the Community", we need volunteers to prepare meals for the next training session on November 5th.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board or contact Deb Beehler to volunteer.
This is a wonderful opportunity to provide a service to the firefighters who put their lives on the line to serve the families of Baugo Township.  The Baugo Township Fire Department is definitely a "Family" in our community.

Volunteers should prepare dishes for approximately 15 firemen.  The meal should be placed in aluminum foil pans and taken to the fire department building by 6:30 p.m.  The firemen will be involved in a training program and will eat in stages.  Using throw-away pans assures that dishes will not be lost or require pick up.  The meal should consist of meat, vegetable, salad or potato and a dessert.

• Senior Luncheon
Senior Luncheon with Bowl of Soup

Senior Luncheon will meet next on November 6th.  Bring a dish to share and enjoy good food and fellowship.



• Missions Opportunity
Missions are more than financially supporting worthwhile organizations.  There is also a call to provide services to those in need on a personal level.  Missions Committee has found a need at the Elkhart County Corrections Facility that we could fill.  During visiting hours, which are on Thursday through Sunday from 4:30pm to 9:30pm, the children of families coming to visit their loved ones have little or nothing to occupy their time.  This compounds an already stressful situation.  Having people there to read to the children will benefit them and their families during their time there.

Please consider in your heart if this would be a way for you to serve the Lord.

• Two Rivers Cluster
Two Rivers ClusterFollow News & Events for the Two Rivers Cluster Churches.  This page has photos of the Two Rivers Cluster churches and links to their websites.  Other information about our Cluster will also be posted on this page.
Visit Two Rivers Cluster.


• Monthly Newsletter On-line
The October 2018, Jimtown OpenLine, is now available on the website.
The newsletter is in PDF format so you will need to have Adobe Reader (or an equivalent program) to view it.  Click here Newsletters or on the "Newsletters" link at the left.

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