Feeding Ministries - Two Ways to Donate

Two upcoming opportunities to give to the hungry in our area are being planned by the JUMC Missions Committee. 

First:  Mark your calendar and plan to once again participate in a food drive-through on Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. - noon in front of the church.

While our church and our nation were sequestered in their homes this spring, JUMC and community folks came out in force to donate over 4000 pounds of food to Helping Hands food ministry in High Point in several different food drives.  Once again, we are asking for your assistance with non-perishable items on Saturday, October 17, 10:00am - noon to benefit Helping Hands AND the Backpack Ministry at Jamestown Elementary School.

Our second Opportunity:  As our Missions Committee continues to work to battle hunger in our area, something new is coming to JUMC serving Guilford County.  The Missions Committee has voted to begin offering A SIMPLE GESTURE to those who would like to help the hungry every other month.  Your donation will assist food programs throughout Guilford County.  A green cloth bag will be available for you to receive during the October 17th drive-through food drive (see note below).  It's simple...you fill the bag with suggested items and leave it on your doorstep early on a designated Saturday morning every other month (the 2020 date will be December 12, then new dates will be announced for 2021).  The dates for pick up are attached to the bag.  A representative of A SIMPLE GESTURE will stop by on the designated date to pick up the bag of food you have donated leaving an empty bag for the next collection date.

Items always needed include:      tuna        veggies        fruit         soup       beans       chili       juices       tomato sauce       rice       cereal       oatmeal       macaroni & cheese                                                      pasta       peanut butter      sauces       jelly 

Procedure for receiving A SIMPLE GESTURE green bag:  At the October 17 food drive-through request a bag and FILL OUT A CARD WITH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL.  THAT'S IT!!!  If you are unable to come on October 17 contact Tricia Seymour, 456-6991 or Carolyn McDaniels, 255-8198 and they will drop off a bag for you.  For information about A SIMPLE GESTURE visit their website at www.asimplegesturegso.org for additional information.

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Online Adult Bible Study Beginning in October

Even the most mature believers face dark nights of the soul.  During those times God seems distant, his Word feels dry, and the vibrant intimacy we knew before seems absent leaving us wondering, “Where is the Lord in this?”  In Psalm 119, Matt Chandler aims to introduce viewers to the words of King David who experienced similar seasons of life.  

Serving as the anchor for the study, Psalm 119 demonstrates the power of God’s Word in the lives of believers and its ability to provide a warm blanket for the soul.

Join Pastor Wendy Barnes on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm as she leads us through Matt Chandler’s study on Psalm 119.  This 6 week study begins October 14th. In order to participate you will need a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a camera and microphone.  If you are interested in attending the study, please email Pastor Wendy at wendy@jumc.org to register.

The virtual platform we will be using is Zoom.  Contact Pastor Wendy with any questions regarding this platform.



Children's Virtual Bible Study

Join Pastor Wendy Barnes as she leads the children through the book of Philippians.  With the help of some animated friends, Pastor Wendy will dive into the book of Philippians to answer the question,
"Where does joy come from?" and unpack what it means to live with joy both in times of happiness and in times of sadness.  This six week study will be held on Monday evenings at 6:30 beginning October 5
th .  If you would like your child to participate, email Pastor Wendy (wendy@jumc.org) to register.

Children’s Sunday School

It’s back!  After a long hiatus, the children’s Sunday school class will resume for the month of October.  We’ll meet in the pumpkin patch on October 4, 11, and 18 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm to play games and learn about God through the stories of Hannah and Samuel.  Bring a blanket or towel to sit on!