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• Loose Coin Offering
• Mission for Church Community Service
• Devotions & Drumming
• United Methodist Men Sponsors Little League Team
• Red Bird Mission Trip — June 2019
• Vacation Bible School
• Craft Night — July 23rd
• United Methodist Men's Breakfast — August 4th
• Feed the Firemen — August 5th
• Senior Luncheon — August 6th
• Missions Opportunity
• Two Rivers Cluster
• July 2019 Newsletter On-line
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• Loose Coin Offering
Hands with Coins

The Mission Committee has chosen LoveWay for our July mission.   LoveWay works on “Enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs through comprehensive therapeutic equestrian services.”

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 July is: "Cereal and Cookies".  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 the August 2019 donations. 

Missions Committee

  Cereal Box    Package of Cookies        Bottle of Water

      Package of Cookies      Package of Cookies


• 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.  Schedule will be updated month-by-month.  Check Calendars at left for dates.

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.



• United Methodist Men Sponsors Little League Team

For the first time, the United Methodist Men are sponsoring a Baugo Little League team in the Minors division.  The UMM have also donated 130 baseballs to the team.  We wish the team good luck this summer.

Jamestown United Methodist Men's Banner                Little League Uniform


• Red Bird Mission Trip
Red Bird Mission Logo

The Team has returned from their Red Bird Mission Trip and will have stories and photos to share soon.

We thank God for their safe and successful journey.





• Vacation Bible School

VBS Logo-Shipwrecked  Sadly, VBS has ended.
We had 30-37 children attend each day.  WOW!  What a great turnout!  The kids had a blast every day.  If only we all had that kind of energy as they have.
As usual, there will be a 2019 VBS Photo Gallery on our website. Also, as in the past, there were well over 500 pictures taken during the week. Sorting and organizing this many photos into a meaingfull layout will take some time.  Please have patience as it may take up to 3 weeks to complete.  Check back here often to see when it is ready.  Thank you parents for allowing us to teach your children about the love that God and Jesus have for them.





• 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!

No Craft Night in June due to Vacation Bible School

Next Craft Night: Tuesday, July 23rd



• United Methodist Men's Breakfast
United Methodist Men Logo
The United Methodist Men will meet for breakfast on Sunday,
August 4th at 7:00am.

Join us 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 August 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 August 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 July 2019, 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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