Feed The 5,000 (Two Years Later…)


Two years ago on super Bowl Sunday, I stood before the church congregation and read the miracle of the 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread. With support from the Missions Board, I explained the need for a continuous program that would provide food for the hungry in our community.

That was the beginning of our Feed 5000 mission.

We began with the simple plan of purchasing the best sale items of the week with money donated by the church. Over time, with the guidance from the local Salvation Army, this has changed to 4 weekly lists of food to donate:

  1. Canned Fruit and Vegetables
  2. Side Dishes
  3. Breakfast Items
  4. Meals In A Can

I am proud to announce that with your generous donations of money and food, we have reached over 10,000 items! These donations have been picked up weekly by Julie Goheen from the Salvation Army and Larry Muntz with the Jersey Township food pantry.

Matthew 14:15-16: As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food. Jesus replied “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
~Cathy Helfer and the Board of Missions~

Learn more about how you can help Feed The 5,000.

Creation Station

Creation Station is a fun activity for youth from Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Each month, children will get a chance to get creative with our awesome Creation Station leader, Mindy Radcliff.  She organizes art activities, crafts, and more that allow youth to express themselves and learn more about Jesus.

Creation Station always meets on Tuesdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Our current upcoming sessions are:

February 26th

March 26th

April 30th

If you would like to sign up for the event, please contact the church office or fill out the information below:


If you have more than one child to register, please enter additional names in the box above.

Women’s Bible Study

Calling all women of faith (shaky or solid)

….Ever feel edgy?


Impending dread?

A storm is brewing?

“The anxiety has its reasons…Airplanes fall out of the sky. Terrorists terrorize. Good people turn bad. The other shoe will fall. Fine print is going to be found. It’s just a matter of time…” (Lucado)

If this introduction sounds familiar or you want to make some sense out of this chaotic world we live in, please consider joining the Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study Group at JUMC meeting from 9:00 am to 11:00 am beginning Tuesday, June 18, 2019 for 5 weeks. (June 18, 25 & July 2, 9 & 16).

We will begin studying Max Lucado’s Anxious for Nothing – Finding calm in a chaotic world DVD study. Pastor Lucado also says we worry. We even feel anxious about feeling anxious. Take heart, my friend.

We all encounter anxiety, but we don’t have to give in to it. The road map is found in Philippians 4:4-8.

Join us for a great time of study, prayer, sometimes snacks, & enjoyable girlship. For more information, contact Sara in the church office or Jan Jorden.


Past Studies:

Listen, Love, Repeat: Karen Ehman is a well known speaker and author of ten books and speaker with the Proverbs 31 Ministry. We will begin the study – Listen, Love, Repeat – Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World.

The text & workbook accompanies the DVD 6-session teaching. The text contains 10 chapters so we will study for whatever length of time we need to. What a great topic to study & share our experiences as we try to be aware of others’ needs in a selfish, self-centered world!

Taste and See:  Margaret Feinberg’s new study (DVD & workbook) is Taste and See Discovering God Among Butchers, Bakers, & Fresh Food Makers. She has chosen 6 foods from the Bible that ties in ancient customs and how God’s abundance applies to our lives today. We will end up near Easter and will incorporate the study of Passover for Jews and Christians which is exciting as well!