​​​​​​ Church Council Meeting:  Wed., Jan. 31st

Food Pantry Christmas Basket Prep at St. Patrick’s
Please consider helping the needy in the JE community by working in the food pantry...
Sorting Sat. 12/16 at noon
Packing Sun. 12/17 at 7:00 pm
Distributing Mon. 12/18 at 9:30 am and 7:00 pm.

A Letter from Brown Memorial
Brown Memorial United Methodist Church offers the Christmas Store in December every year and needs your help! The Christmas Store is an annual event that the people who come to our programs enjoy very much. It is an incentive to the participants where, by attending our programs, they can earn points through the year and use them as “currency” to shop in the Christmas Store. The participants buy gifts for their families because most of the Syracuse Westside community lacks the financial resources to go out and buy Christmas gifts. The Christmas Store is a way to help our community to get their gifts to share with their loved ones during this significant season and so we invite you to donate to our Christmas store. Email Pastor B.J. Norrix at bjnorrix@gmail.com or call Esther Crossman for items needed and to coordinate your delivery at (315) 849-6737. The deadline is December 17th (without exception).

 - Men small - 4XL:  Slippers, socks, underwear / boxers, thermal underwear T-shirts, sweatshirts, PJ's and sweat pants.
 - Women small to 4XL:  Slippers, socks, underwear, shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, PJ's, jeans and sweat pants.
 - Baby Clothes for babies 6 to 24 months
 - Kids sizes 2T to 18:  T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, PJ's, sweat pants, underwear, coats or jackets.
 - Kids / Boys sizes 2T to 18:  T-Shirts, hoodies, jeans, sweatshirts, PJ's, sweatpants, underwear, coats or jackets.
 - Teenage Girls sizes 12 to 20:  Slippers, socks, hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, PJ's, sweat pants and underwear.Teenage Boys sizes 12-20:  Socks, T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, PJ's, sweatpants and underwear.

Toys & Other Items:
 - Young Girls’ toys for ages 6-12:  Dolls, jewelry and art kits.
 - Young Boys’ toys for ages 6-12:  Trucks, cars, baseballs, basketballs, and art kits.
 - Teenage Girls:  Make-up, nail polish, emery boards, jewelry or perfume, hair accessories, art supplies / drawing kits, headphones, and MP3 players
 - Teenage Boys: basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, handheld games, skateboards, MP3 players and headphones.

GIFT SETS FOR MEN: Tools, flashlights, work gloves, black electrical tape, shovels, shaving kits, razors and deodorant.

KITCHEN: Coffee pots, can openers, stew pots, large soup pots, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, baking pans, mixers, cooking utensils and blenders.

TOILETRIES: Towels, washcloths, blankets, sheets, pillows, laundry soap, laundry baskets, shampoo, lotion, conditioner, dish soap and bar soap.

FAMILY GAMES - Educational math and ELA games. Board games such as Life, UNO, Sorry, Skippo, Yahtzee, Lego, Monopoly, Phase 10, etc.  Jewelry kits for adults.

Gift Wrap Items:  Wrapping paper, tape, shirt boxes and gift bags and tissue paper.

Master’s Touch Chorale Concert – Sunday, 12/17 at 3 pm
Next Sunday, the Jordan-Elbridge area churches present, “A Service of Lessons & Carols,” with the Master’s Touch Chorale at the Elbridge Community Church. Gather for this joyous celebration of the season, followed by refreshments and fellowship. A free will offering will be received to support the work of the Master’s Touch Chorale and donations for the food pantry will also be collected.

Advent Devotionals
Advent Devotionals are available on the table near the kitchen, to the right of the sanctuary doors and the tables within the sanctuary. 

Christmas Eve Service – Sunday, 12/24 at 7 pm
Please invite your friends and family to join us Sunday, December 24th at 7:00 pm for our very special Christmas Eve Service.  Come and celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, the One whom God has sent to our world to be Savior of all.

Mission Fair Continues
The Mission Fair will continue all month long !! What better gift to give than to give to those in need… Support the local food pantry, those affected by malaria or jiggers… Donate to Heifer International or Church World Services. Forms are available in the Whitmore Lounge or here. Once completed, please place in the box labeled “Mission Fair," in the offering plate, drop off during office hours or mail in.

JUMC Library
There are lots of wonderful study / inspirational books and videos on the bookshelves in the Whitmore Lounge. In the spirit of the season, please take as many as you would like to GIVE to family and friends or KEEP for your own reference.

​​Needed: Christian Education Director
​JUMC is looking for a part-time Christian Education Director. This person must have a strong commitment to Christ, children and our church. The hours are flexible and while there is a small stipend, this is truly a labor of love. Please call the office at (315) 689-3499 if you're interested.

Discover more missions on the Outreach page.

 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?"     [John 14:1-3]

Rev. Glen T. Hardman, Pastor
63 Elbridge Street • PO Box 916 • Jordan, NY 13080
Church Office: 315-689-3499 • Fax: 315-277-5479

JE Country Kids Day Care: 315-689-9686

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!”(Ps. 122:1)