International Mission Trip to Mexico

With COVID numbers again rising quickly in Jamaica and the uncertainty of vaccinations there locally, we are shifting mission trip gears to Ensenada, Mexico! Registration is now re-opened for current 9th graders – college
students that may want to go with us this summer. Here is the quick run-down below!


  •  Mission trip to Mexico | June 26 – July 2, 2021
  •  $499/person
  •  50% non-refundable deposit of $200 is due no later than April 18th
  •  Must sign up with Erin to receive the proper paperwork by April 18th
  •  Balance is due May 16th

In preparation for our experience together we will have a series of team meetings. While attendance is strongly encouraged at all the preparatory meetings, attendance at June 25th is mandatory. Please mark your calendars for the following dates: April 25 from 2:30-4:30pm; May 16 from 2:30-4:30pm; June 6 from 12:30-2:30pm (lunch
provided); June 25 6-8pm (dinner provided).


We will still be partnering with Praying Pelican Missions and our ministry options are still very similar – working with kids, food distribution and more. Our group with minister and be housed alone. PPM follows strict COVID protocols to keep our team and the local community safe. We hope you’ll join us this summer! Contact Erin at erin@jumc.org to sign up and get the paperwork today!

 

Family Trip to the NC Zoo

Join us, Saturday, April 24th for our Family Trip to the Zoo!

Due to the current COVID restrictions in place for the Zoo, organizing this trip will be a little different.

 

We first ask that you read the "NC Zoo Reimagined Guest Experience and Protocols" before making the decision to come. www.nczoo.org/timed-ticketing  If comfortable with the Zoo’s protocols we ask that families purchase their own tickets which will allow you to receive any discounts should you have memberships.  Day and entry time tickets are limited. Refunds, rainchecks, or exchanges are not available. 

 

Purchase tickets for Saturday, April 24th 12:00pm entry.  Once tickets are purchased, register here (click image) by April 14th. We will meet at 11:00am for a picnic lunch then enter the Zoo to explore at our own pace. 
More information will be emailed to you.


*Rain date for this event will be May 1st.

New Sermon Series Beginning April 18th

Join us as we begin our next Sermon Series, beginning April 18th.  This series focuses on the surprising acts of God in the book of Acts.  We all know the excitement and
disquiet that come with the sudden reversal of our expectations.  The early Christians whose stories are told in the book of Acts have no shortage of surprises.  The
resurrection sets off a host of unexpected events and changes for Jesus’ followers, even changes within themselves.  If our own spiritual lives have come to seem humdrum and everyday, these stories will awaken in us a new desire for God’s work in the lives of unsuspecting, ordinary people like ourselves.  As we explore the journey of surprises in these texts, we will learn the spiritual habit of welcoming an unpredictable God and coming to expect the unexpected.

 

You're Invited...

Any “Young at Heart” person who is age 55 or older is invited to the next IN-PERSON gathering of the Young at Heart fellowship.


On Tuesday, May 4th at 11:30am we will have our end of season PICNIC under the colonnade and on the front lawn. Bring you own lunch, bring your own chair, and bring a friend.  Bottled water, bottled tea, and assorted cookies will be provided.  Door prizes are planned, and of course, lots of fellowship.


This picnic has a Beach Theme, so ladies, feel free to wear your sundresses, sun hats, and flip flops.  Men, feel free to wear your long shorts (we used to call them Bermuda shorts), your best fishing hat, and your tennis shoes, or whatever “beach wear” mean to you.  However, we must ask NO SWIMSUITS please!!!!


Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 27th by registering here You may call the church at (336) 454-2717 to register as well.


Should you need help with your chair from your car to the venue and back, please tell Dana that information when you place your reservation, and someone will be available on picnic day to help you with your chair.


We are so excited to offer this outdoor, in-person fellowship opportunity after a long, challenging year of not being able to gather . Please remember to wear your mask.  We will practice social distancing.  We look forward to seeing all our “Young at Heart” friends and hopefully, many new friends. 


See you there!!!

 

National Day of Prayer | May 6th

This yearly national event is sponsored by the JUMC Prayer Warriors where the Sanctuary will be open from 10:00am - 7:00pm for prayer, Pastor Greene will offer a brief devotion at noon, and completing the day at 7:00pm with an

outdoor vesper service.  The community will be invited to be a part of this day. (All CDC and JUMC

protocols, masks and social distancing will be recognized).


NDP tradition predates the founding of the USA, evidenced by the Continental Congress'
proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer.  In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer, and in 1988 the law was amended, designating the NDP as the first Thursday in May.


The NDP organizers stated the following about the theme chosen this year:  LOVE that should never be underestimated or wrongly defined by what we have in mind or what we have experienced in 'supposed earthly love.  LOVE that is not

merely an emotion, but that should set us in motion.  Not fueled by earthly desires by eternal

destinies that are at stake.  LIFE that is a gift from God, that we live not for ourselves, but for Him

and for others.  LIFE that is valued and treasured, LIFE that we ultimately give back to Him

as a gift.  LIFE that we recognize as sacred and holy, whether young or old, born or unborn.  LIFE that

is abundant and eternal.  LIBERTY that Jesus came to give.  Not just
freedoms in America, but true
LIBERTY for all who are in bondage to sin and death.  LIBERTY that

breaks every chain and shackle, that turns our painful memories into praise-filled miracles!