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Jarrettown United Methodist Church

September/October 2011

In This Issue
MOPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Mens Devotions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Fall Worship Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Spiritual Reflection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Childrens Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 JUMC Youth Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 September Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . 10 October Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Want to be the best mom possible?


You are not alone! Mothers Of Preschoolers (MOPS) might be just the thing for you. Although mothering preschoolers is at times a lonely challenge, MOPS provides a welcomed break for moms; a chance for them to make new Christian friends and an opportunity for them to know they are not along in the struggles and joys of raising young children. MOPS helps moms by understanding their unique needs, challenges and joys - in this vital season of early mothering. Moms gather to experience encouragement, support and hope. Every mom is welcomed, accepted and inspired to reach her potential and recognize her influence and purpose within her family - and also that she is part of God's bigger purpose and plan. Moms really do make a better world! Our meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday of every month (Sept. - May) from 9:15-11:15am at Jarrettown United Methodist Church.

Saturday Morning Mens Devotions Continue


Please join our mens group for fellowship and reflection as we discuss Pauls writings and their relevance to men today. Our schedule continues September 10th and September 17th, and October 1st and October 15th, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the Friendship Center. This is a BYOC event (Bring Your Own Coffee). No prior reading is required. If you have any questions, contact Dave Filer at 215-887-2018.

Tuesday Morning Mens Devotional


Additional opportunities for mens devotions will continue on the following Tuesdays: September 6th, September 20th, October 4th and October 18th, at 6:00 a.m. in the Friendship Center. The focus will be on the Gospel of Mark. No prior reading is required. If you have any questions, contact Bill Hubbard at 215-542-1741.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity?


Help babysit the children while the moms attend the monthly meeting. This service requires only two hours of your time per month. You will be so appreciated by the MOPS members (contact Jean Graber at 215-646-7334 or jumckids@comcast.net). For more information about MOPS, contact Janel at #215.443.5858 / Tara at #215.885.5275 or bacione@wsucougars.com.

Fall Worship Schedule


(Starting September 11)
8:00 am 9:15 am 9:15 am 11:00 am 11:00 am Traditional Service Contemporary Service Sunday School for children & adults Traditional Worship Sunday School for youth & adults

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Spiritual Reflection

Forward
The Israelites were destitute, depressed, and without a vision for their future. God raised up Haggai to caste a vision of a great temple, whose glory would far surpass anything they had seen in the past. When we focus on the past we remain in the past. For most people, they have a difficult time focusing in positive ways on the future. Many do not have a vision for their life, their vocation or family, or their church. How do we begin with the end in mind? How do we stay the course and keep looking to the future? Why is vision so important to our healing, renewal, and growth? The first and primary aspect of vision is that it glorifies God. I believe the first task of the church is to turn to God for vision particularly when a dramatic change takes place. God is doing a new thing. Our primary focus must be on prayer as we seek direction for our lives and for the ministries that align our vision and mission. According to a study by perceptive culture watcher George Barna, he proposes from an extensive research that there are nine characteristics of successful visions to moving churches forward (The Power of Vision, Discover and Apply Gods Vision, 86-92). First, Vision is Inspiring: Vision is the best of our collective stories and connects them to an individuals unique identity and passion for ministry. Second, Vision is long-term: It is a God-size vision that carries ministry into years of focused effort. While vision is not locked in it is sustainable over the long haul. Third, Vision is customized: We are not to be a cookiecutter of any other church, nor can we be. We have a unique set of skills, spiritual gifts, passions and talents including our unique location and facilities that require

The Vision to Move


prayer and attention to see where it is that God wants to lead this church. We all must believe that God has a customized vision for Jarrettown Church, with unlimited resources to meet us, as we are faithful. Fourth, Vision is detailed. The people gather to get a big picture, a large-scale or helicopter view. Then, with a bigger landscape seen, a strategic plan for growth and renewal is a collaborative effort among the members who attend the church. Fifth, Vision is people-oriented: Our vision must be an avenue through which people come to know Jesus Christ and grow in faith and maturity. Vision is not program- oriented but focused on the needs of people in our church and in our community. Sixth, Vision reveals a promising future: Vision will make an impact on the community. Vision is larger than the here-and-now and will always stretch our resources and abilities in what we think we can do. That is what faith is all about. But when we pray and listen well, we can be assured with full confidence that what God begins in us, will be completed. Seventh, Vision is change oriented: This aspect of vision
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The Vision to Move Forward


(continued from page 3) development is most difficult for people. However, it is not change itself that many people fear. It is the fear of loss in change. Fear of loss that includes, positions or power, traditions or methods and/or any long-term commitment to this is the way weve always done it mentality. God is a God of creativity, diversity and change. Listening to the Spirit of the living God means that change is on the horizon if we are to invest in a future that will impact our communities for Christ. The primary job of all leaders in this transition is to inspire and manage change. The primary method is to help the people of God see a renewed vision and use their gifts in ministry to fulfill their God-given call. Eighth, Vision is challenging: This is easy. A vision from God will always look impossible. We approach vision from an abundance mindset, never from a deficit mindset or we will always find reasons not to do what God has called us to do as a church because of money issues. Vision is meant to stretch the people of God to trust and believe that God is able. Ninth, Vision is Empowering: A God vision is always focused on bringing lost people to Jesus Christ and making disciples. It empowers people to serve others. Vision also causes the use of all the members in the church to use their spiritual gifts to grow the church. It is amazing when the church unleashed is empowered to do the work of ministry. Over the next month, we will be adding several Sunday School classes on Grief Care, Elder Care and Planning for Retirement, a Study on Romans, Parenting Teens, Spiritual Gifts, and finding ways to increase prayer and the study of prayer in our church. There a many people here who have a heart for various ministries and your staff wants to know about what God has laid on your heart so that we can support you. Jarrettown Church is moving forward in VISIONARY faith. All we need to do is to seek to align our lives with the purifying, cleansing and renewing work of God among us. Come Sunday to hear more about the power of vision to for revival and renewal in our church.

SAVE THE DATE!


Sat., October 22, 2011 Red Bird Mission Craft Fair
The United Methodist Women are sponsoring this CRAFT FAIR once again on Saturday, October 22 from 9:30a 2p in Fellowship Hall. They bring wonderful, unique and varied crafts, toys and furniture. Well also be having a bake table and, of course, lunch with our famous vegetable soup! This craft fair helps support over 250 families in Appalachia who are trying to make to better life for themselves. Please plan to come, have some lunch, do some early Christmas shopping for some truly great and tasty gifts, as well as helping a very worthwhile endeavor. Any questions or if youd like to help, please call Carol Moffatt, 215-628-9464.

Socks for Shelters


During the month of October the Explorers (5th& 6th graders) will be collecting new or used (but clean and in good shape) socks. There will be a marked collection box in the lobby where you can leave your donations. On October 30th our group will attend a Welcome Church service in Philadelphia and give out the socks afterwards. Thank you for your support! If you have questions contact Jean at jumckids@comcast.net.

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Sunday, September 25
Worship 10:00 am Picnic 11:30 am Activities 12:30 pm On Sunday, September 25, we will gather for a joint service, celebrating the presence of God and all that God has done in and around Jarrettown. Following the service, plan to join together as a family for our annual church picnic on the lawn. We will have a big tent set up to eat, fellowship and participate in games and activities for all ages. (Please dress comfortably for the day.)

Church Picnic

A Note of Thanks
To Jarrettown United Methodist Church Congregation
Dear Friends: We want to thank you for your generous contribution of school supplies, book bags, and reading books. As we begin our 14th year, we are seeing the effects of the state and cities financial crises. Your support is very much appreciated by the children and staff of St. Philip's. The gifts are key in helping us maintain a quality education that has been recognized by the city of Philadelphia. You may have read the Philadelphia School District is in a crises of it's own, therefore every bit of help we can give our students to succeed is of vital importance. Literacy is part of both our summer camp and after school program. The books that the children received are theirs to take home and keep. We also strive to bring God into the children's lives by sharing His love and the love of others like yourselves. Again we thank you and remind you - that you have an open invitation to visit us and meet the children and staff. May God richly bless each of you and your families. Sincerely, Nancy Wolfe St. Philip's

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Back by popular demand will be our dessert competition. Bring something yummy. Everyone participating in the picnic is encouraged to bring a covered dish (salads, side dishes, desserts). The church will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, and beverage. There will also be activities and games eat Gr for all ages: balloon tosses, tug of war, d foo relay races and much more. It will be a great day to have fun with your church family. Please mark your calendars and plan to spend the day with us!

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Childrens Ministry
SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:15 AM: Begins this fall on September 11th If you have questions about Sunday morning classes and/or which class is best for your child, please contact Jean Graber. Preschool Class For Preschoolers who are about 2 and ready to participate in a class (preferably potty-trained). If you are unsure if your child is ready, talk to the nursery staff or one of the preschool teachers. Kindergarten Class Children in Pre-K and Kindergarten will feel loved while learning about Jesus love and the wonderful world God has created for us. 1st -4th Grade Class Meet in the 1st & 2nd grade classroom (Childrens wing). 5th & 6th Grade Class Meet in the 5th & 6th grade classroom (hallway under sanctuary). EXPLORERS: If you are in 5th or 6th grade this year you are invited to be a part of the Explorers group. Monthly meetings/activities will be scheduled. There will be some service oriented events as well as fellowship events. The Explorers had fun at minigolf and Dairy Queen on July 26. In August the group had a swim party on Aug 21. For information about the Explorers program email jumckids@comcast.net.

Explorers Meeting Sunday October 2nd 11am in the 5th/6th grade classroom We will have pizza and learn about Socks for Shelters; Please rsvp for pizza by Sat., October 1st We will be participating in giving out socks to homeless people on October 30th.more info to follow

NURSERY CARE: NURSERY CARE is available during the 9:15 am services. If you require nursery care during the 11 am Sunday service, please contact the church office by the previous Friday, and we will be happy to provide a qualified nursery staff person. We have a cradle roll program for new babies in our church. Parents will receive monthly mailings from the church periodically from birth until their baby turns 2. Contact Jean Graber to enroll a child in the cradle roll program. If you have questions about the nursery please contact Jean Graber at 215-646-4129 or jumckids@comcast.net.

RSVP to Jean 215-646-7334 or jumckids@comcast.net CREATION STATION: Children in grades K-4th grade are invited to attend during the 11:00 am service. This second-hour Junior church will have many creative projects with a focus on missions. ACTIVITY BAGS Activity bags are available for use during services. Look for the rack next to the Welcome Center in the lobby or ask an usher. Each bag contains stories, crayons, games, puzzles with scriptures, etc, to help children who attend the service. (continued on page 7)

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Bus Ministry
THANKS! To the summer volunteer leaders: Norma Coupe Teaching Summer Sunday School Hal & Ruth Almond Teaching Summer Sunday School Wendy & Jessica Hamilton helping with Summer Sunday School Mark & Kevin Bryson helping with Sunday School Chris Kratz & Jan Call helping with Explorers mini-golf Drivers for the months of September: 9/4 Ron Smith 9/11 Stu Gentry 9/18 Ron Smith 9/25 Stu Gentry Drivers for the months of October: 10/2 Stu Gentry 10/9 Dave Heacock 10/16 Ron Smith 10/23 Bob Ewart 10/30 Dave Heacock If anyone else is interested in being a driver of the church bus, please contact Craig Fernsler (we need more drivers). You must have a Pennsylvania CDL (Commercial Drivers License). If you cant drive during the regular Sunday 11:00 service, we also need drivers for other special occasions as they occur. Please call Craig Fernsler (215-646-3983) to arrange for the use of our church bus for any church-related function, or email cferns@aol.com. Craig Fernsler, Bus Coordinator

FUN FRIDAYS Themed events for children in 1st -4th grade take place monthly on Friday nights from Oct through May. Contact Jean Graber for more information or for currently scheduled events.

BLOOD DRIVE AT CHELTEN BAPTIST ON OCTOBER 4


A Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Chelten Baptist on Tuesday, October 4, from 1:30p to 7:15p. Blood supplies for our hospitals are low. Please come to donate.

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What an awesome summer we had as a youth ministry! Last month, we told you all about our great JR High Mission Trip to Ocean Grove. Now, we want to share with you the great and amazing things that the Lord did with our SR High group in NYC this past July. On July 17 22, 14 students and 4 leaders ventured in Mount Vernon, NY for a week of serving the Lord. We spent six days working with the Mount Vernon Alliance Church. Our students participated in prayer walks, park ministry, light construction, cleaning and organizing the church and much more. We were able to meet people on the street and pray with them, as well as share with them our story and hear their story. One of our students got saved by giving her life to Christ! Praise the Lord! Our team also spent a great amount of time in prayer and worship, focusing on what the Lord wants for our lives. We grew in our relationship the Christ and in our relationships with one another and it was an awesome trip! Check out the pictures from this awesome trip! After an awesome summer of fellowship, amazing mission trips and discipleship, we are all set for the Fall! We have youth group kick-offs, paintball days, a fall retreat and much more planned. Stay tuned for more details! Blessings! Nick Agazarian Youth Pastor jumcyouth@comcast.net

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*Sunday Schedule: 9:15A Toddler&Infant CareToddler+ Rm Childrens Wing: PreK-4th Grade Sunday School Adult Ed. Wing: Sunday School - 9:30A Small Group - BRC Youth Sunday School - ARK FC - Friendship Center FH - Fellowship Hall PR - Prayer Room CR - Choir Room BRC - Bible Resource Center DSM - Dresher School of Music L - Library

4p Vow Renewal 6p Church Dinner

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6a Mens Dev. 12p Staff Meeting

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Office Closed Labor Day

7p Finance 7p Trustees 7p Youth Group 7:30p Praise Band 7p JR High Bible 7:15p Mid Week 7p SR High Bible 7:30p I Corinthians

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9a Listening Group 9:30a Lay Leaders 11:30a Priscilla 12p Staff Meeting 7p Church Council 7p Youth Group 7:30p Praise Band 7:15p Mid Week Service 9:15-11:15a MOPS

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7a Mens Dev. 8a Sat. Sanctuary 9a Pray-4-U Walk

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7:17 JPRN - FH

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7p Coffeehouse

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8a Sat. Sanctuary 9a Pray-4-U 9a Strategic Eval. 11a Set up/Picnic 1p Nets/Vets Golf Outing

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7p Choir 7p Martha Circle

5:30p AFF Cooking 7p Youth Group 7:30p Praise Band

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*Sunday Schedule 12p Staff Meeting 5p Philabundance 7p Youth Group 7:30p Praise Band

10a Unity Service 11:30a Church Picnic

7p Choir 7:30p Trustees

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*Sunday Schedule: 8:00A Nursery by Request-Toddler+ Rm 8:30A Praise Band-FH 9:30A Toddler&Infant Care-Toddler+ Rm Childrens Wing: Preschool Sunday School Reforming PreK/K Sunday School 1st/2nd Grade Sunday School 3rd/4th Grade Sunday School Adult Ed. Wing: 5th/6th Grade Sunday School - 9:30A Small Group - BRC 11A Kids Care (All Ages)Toddler+ Room/Playground Youth Sunday School - ARK FC - Friendship Center FH - Fellowship Hall PR - Prayer Room CR - Choir Room BRC - Bible Resource Center DSM - Dresher School of Music L - Library

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11a Explorers

12:30p Hospitality - FC

7p Choir

7p Youth Group 7:30p Praise Band

7p Womens Gp. 7:15p Mid Week

6p Church Dinner

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7p Youth Group 7:30p Praise Band 7:15p Mid Week

6p Girl Scouts - L

7p Fun Friday - FH

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6a Mens Dev 9:30a Listening Grp 12p Staff Meeting

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9:15a MOPS-FC

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8a Sat. Sanctuary 9a Pray-4-U 9a Red Bird Craft Fair - FH

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6p Youth Leader Mtg.

7p Choir 7p Martha Circle

5:30p AFF 7p Finance 7:30p Praise Band

7:15p M-W Service

5p Red Bird Craft Fair

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1:15p Explorers Socks for Shelters

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5p Philadbundance 7p Church Council 7p Youth Group 7:30p Praise Band

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FOOTPRINTS
the newsletter of Jarrettown United Methodist Church 1460 Limekiln Pike Dresher PA 19025-1116 (215) 646-4129 FAX (215) 646-6912 www.jarrettownchurch.org Email: jarrettownumc@comcast.net

Dr. Sharon Barley - Interim Pastor Walt Unterberger - Assoc. Pastor/Christian Growth Jean Graber - Director of Childrens Ministry Nick Agazarian - Youth Pastor Gerry Brooks - Visitation Pastor Sheri Melcher - Organist/Choir Director Kathy Tavani - Administrative Assistant Bill Conard - Custodian Jane McCarthy - Deacon Office Hours: Monday Friday 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
All materials submitted for publication in Footprints MUST be received by noon on the 7th day of the previous month. Materials received after that time will not be included, but will be considered for future publication. Making Disciples Relieving Suffering Glorifying God

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