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• Pastor Appreciation Month-October
• Loose Coin Offering—October
Mission for Church Community Service
• Harvest Party—Thanks
• Church Women United of Elkhart—October 16th
• Cub Scouts—October 17th
• United Methodist Women—October 22nd
• Craft Night—October 25th
• United Methodist Men's Breakfast—November 5th
• Feed the Firemen—November 6th
• Senior Luncheon—November 7th
• Missions Opportunity
• Two Rivers Cluster
• October 2017 Newsletter On-line
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• Pastor Appreciation Month
TEXTThe month of October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  Let Pastor Steve know how much we appreciate him.

What can you do?  Read HERE!


• Loose Coin Offering
Hands Holding Loose Coins

Our October Loose Coin Offering will go to C.R.O.P. Walk.

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.  For October we are highlighting CEREAL (COLD OR HOT); In November, CANNED VEGETABLES OR FRUIT will be our focus and for December, PASTA, SAUCE, or MACARONI and CHEESE.  Let's work together to show God's love to our community.

Our food collection focus for October is: Hot or Cold Cereals.  Bring in your donation by October 29th.

Of course, we will take any non-perishable food item you bring.  Be watching and listening for the November focus. 

Missions Committee

Peanut Butter & Jelly Jars        Peanut Butter & Jelly Jars       Peanut Butter & Jelly Jars


• Harvest Party
Bonfire Jamestown UMC hopes that all those that attended the 3rd Annual Community Harvest Party, Bonfire and Weiner Roast had a great time.  The weather was great, the food was great, the music was great, and the games were great.  Thanks to all who attended, to the Evangelism/Hospitality Committee and all who's hard work made this event possible.

Many pictures were taken and will be posted in the Event Photo Galleries section as soon as possible.


• Church Women United of Elkhart

October Bible Study
First Brethren Church
24197 CR 16E/Old Goshen Ave.
Next Monday, October 16th (until October 23rd) at 9:30 am.
We will be collecting personal products for Men and Women that will go to the homeless or persons in great need.  See the October newsletter for more information.

• Scouts
Cub Scout LogoDo you know someone that would like to get involved in Scouting?  Our pack will next meet on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30.  If you have questions, call Becky Metcalf at 522-3934.



• 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 22nd.  Please plan to join them.  They have a light continental breakfast as well.



• Craft Night
ScrapbookingJoin us for a fun evening of scrapbooking & crafts.  We will work from 6:00 p.m. to ?? on the 4th or 5th Wednesday 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, 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: October 25th

• United Methodist Men's Breakfast
United Methodist Men Logo
The United Methodist Men will be meeting Sunday, November 5th for their monthly breakfast. All men are invited to come to breakfast on the first Sunday of each month at 7:00am for a hearty breakfast and good conversation.



• 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


In "Building Bridges to the Families of the Community", we need volunteers to prepare meals for the next training session on November 6th.  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

Our next luncheon will be November 7th.  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 2017, 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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