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• Monthly 2022 Newsletter
• Loose Coin Offering
• Mission for Church Community Service
• Devotions & Drumming — Mon.-Wed.-Fri.
• Confirmation Class—September-October
• Community Luncheon —October 4th
• Harvest Party —October 9th
• United Methodist Men's Breakfast— November 6th
• Feed the Firemen —November 7th
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• On-line Monthly Newsletter
The September 2022, Jamestown Today, is now available.
Click here Newsletters or on the "Newsletters" link at the left.

• Loose Coin Offering
Hands with Coins

Our September 2022 collection is for Bashor Children’s Home. Their mission: Faithful to God and in keeping with the United Methodist tradition, Bashor Children’s Home is to provide “Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow” to troubled children and their families.

Thank you for your generosity.
Deb Beehler, Missions Leader.


• 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 been dwindling to very low levels recently.  For the unforeseen future, Missions is trying to improve our contributions by designating specific products that will be chosen monthly and collected throughout the month.  At the end of the month, those items will be delivered to CCS and a new set of products chosen.  Let's work together to show God's love to our community.

Needs are, Canned Veggies, canned pasta, canned soup.  Hardy dinners for home.  The need for donations now is critical.  Our Food Pantry served over 4,000 individuals in Elkhart County during the month of July.  We leverage every donation.  For example, a $100 donation gives us the leverage to purchase $600 worth of food for the pantry!
If you would like to make a donation, visit our website at and click on the Donate button today.

• 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 Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30-9:15 a.m.
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, Jeff Clark or the office if you have any questions.


• Confirmation ClassConfirmation Class

Are you interested in becoming a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church?  Do you want to know more about the United Methodist Church? Pastor Ed will be starting a class in September.  This will be about 6-8 weeks one day a week.  Please call the church office to let us know of your interest.


• United Methodist Men's Breakfast
United Methodist Men Logo

The United Methodist Men will meet for their monthly breakfast/meeting on October 2nd at 7:00am.  Please join us in the Fellowship Hall.



• Feed The Firefighters Project

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

What is a Volunteer Firefighter? Click Here

In "Building Bridges to the Families of the Community", we need volunteers to prepare a dessert for the next training session on October 3rd.  A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board or contact Becky Buss 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 and neighboring townships.  The Baugo Township Fire Department is definitely a "Family" in our community.

At this time, JUMC is supplying only a dessert.


• Community Luncheon
Community Luncheon
Senior Luncheon has a new name, now referred to as Community Luncheon. You don't have to be a senior citizen to attend.  Invite someone!  All are welcome to attend.
Our next Community Luncheon will be on October 4th.
Come, bring a dish and enjoy all the variety of foods.  Remember, Methodists love to cook, bake and eat!


• Harvest Party
Harvest Party Bonfire Community Harvest Party, Bonfire and Weiner Roast.  Sunday, October 9th,
4:00 – 7:00 pm

Invite your family, friends and neighbors.  The food is free.  We’ll have bounce houses for the children; hayrides and more fun for everyone.  Bring a lawn chair, a dessert to share, an outdoor game (corn hole, ladders…) and a lot of smiles.  This will be a fun time for all ages.



• Charge Conference
Charge Conference will be on Sunday, October 9th at 3:00pm.  It will be held at Elkhart Trinity UMC 2715 E Jackson Blvd Elkhart IN.

Please plan to attend.  Our District Superintendent will be sharing her vision for churches in the North district.
All members of the Church Council are voting members of the Charge Conference but all members of the congregation are also encouraged to attend.

• Finance Committee Pledge Drive Celebration
Pledge Drive
To celebrate our 2023 Pledge Drive success, the Finance Committee will be having a "dessert celebration" on Sunday, October 16th.




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