Jarvis Memorial UMC
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Celebrating the Good News of Jesus Christ

To read the newest newsletter, click here:  March 16 Newsletter . If you know of someone who would like to receive communications from Jarvis Memorial, please email Jarvis.assist@gmail.com.

2017 Lent/Easter Schedule
·   March 22 - April 5 -  Wednesdays in Lent - this Wednesday we will have pizza night with a salad bar and dessert for our family-friendly dinner. You can arrive around 5:30 - 5:45 for dinner and after dinner, we will have spiritual growth opportunities from 6:30 through 7:30 pm. These growth "groups" will provide children, youth and adults with a time for fellowship and learning during the season of Lent.
·   April 9 - Palm Sunday. The new 2017 confirmands will also be recognized.
·   April 13 - Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm with communion.
·   April 14 - Stations of the Cross from 3 to 6 pm. The Good Friday service will be at 7 pm.
·   April 16 - Easter Sunday sunrise service at 6:30 am on the front lawn with      refreshments after in the Hall of History. There will not be a 8:40 service. There will be flower crosses at both the 9 and 10:55 am services. We will be releasing butterflies on the church lawn during the Sunday school hour. 
NOTE: Don't forget to pick up your copy of the Daily Lenten Devotionals that are in the back of the sanctuary and in the Taft Christian Life Center lobby. We are asking people to only pick up one per family.

Easter Egg Donations and Butterfly Release
March 19th - April 9th: Jarvis Children's Ministries will be accepting donations for Easter eggs and Easter egg candy for our April 15th Easter egg hunt! Please no chocolate, nutty candies, peanut butter candies, or money as egg-fillers. Other candy, stickers, and small toys are welcome! Donations can be left in the hall of history on Sunday or at the business office during the week.

On April 16th, we will be releasing butterflies on the church lawn during the Sunday school hour. Caterpillars will be given out (one per family!) on Sunday, April 2nd during Sunday school. Children can also come by Rev. Caitlin Proctor's office to get a caterpillar. Children will be given caterpillar food and instructions for care. Butterflies will be brought back Easter morning, reminding us in their emergence as new creatures that Christ has conquered death and through him we can all be new creations!
"Lets give up and give away"
During the season of Lent, Rev. Caitlin Proctor is asking the children of the church (and everyone else, too!) to bring in toiletry items that can be donated to our local homeless shelter. Clothing donations are not accepted by the shelter! All donations can be put in one of the baskets at the back of the sanctuary or TCLC!
Next Information Coffee
(Sponsored by the Connect Team)
Due to the success of the first coffee, the next Information Coffee has been scheduled for April 23 at 10 am in the Taft Christian Life Center. Come learn more about all of the exciting things happening at Jarvis Memorial.
Pilgrimage Pictures
On May 7, Pastor Liz will be sharing her pictures from her last pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Come to the Chapel on May 7 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
LENT - Wednesday Night Dinners  
MARCH 22 - April 5
The March 22 Wednesday Lent dinner will be pizza night to include a salad bar and dessert for our family-friendly dinner . The dinner will be in the Taft Christian Life Center flex space from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. After dinner, the study groups will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 
We look forward to seeing you and your family!

Jack Crum Conference - Saturday, March 25
The Jack Crum Conference for 2017 will center around the theme: Radical Welcome: Living With The Other. There is a registration fee of $25 for each person wishing to participate. Registration begins at 9:30 am in the Taft Christian Life Center, with opening worship being celebrated in the Chapel. Keynote Preacher for the morning will be Bishop William H. Willimon, author of numerous books, including the soon-to-be released, Fear Of The Other.

For more information, visit http://mfsancc.org/events/2017-jack-crum-conference/ . You can also contact Keith Letchworth at jkletchworth@gmail.com or 252-347-6365 with any questions.

Jarvis UMC Chapel
4:30 - 6:00 pm
This training is necessary for anyone who wants to volunteer with children and youth at Jarvis UMC.  This includes volunteering at the Jarvis Boys and Girls Club. Please email Linda Stephenson at hstephrun@aol.com if you plan to attend.

Pastor's Reading Circle
The next gathering of the Pastor's Reading Circle will be on Sunday, March 26 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Conference Room. This month's selection is, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance.  Mr. Vance was raised in Middletown, Ohio, a now-decaying steel town filled with (mostly) Kentucky transplants. Never is J.D.  Vance more aware of pessimism and estrangement than when he leaves for Ohio State University. He's plumped with hope; his neighbors, left behind, feel its opposite. "There was something almost spiritual," he writes, "about the cynicism of the community at large. His friends and relations are convinced that the media lies. That politicians lie. That the military, an institution they revere, is fighting two fruitless wars. Universities feel "rigged" and inaccessible; job prospects are slim. For what purpose do you live under such circumstances? When the stanchions of your life have sunk into the muck? Mr. Vance doesn't have all the answers. But he's advancing the conversation.
Join us on March 26 as we take up this conversation with him. Simply purchase the book in your favorite format, read it ahead of time, and come prepared to share about it with friends.
Jarvis Older Youth Club
The April meeting of the JOY Club (Jarvis Older Youth) will be held in the Douglas Flex-Space in the Taft Christian Life Center on Monday, April 3, at 12:15 p.m. A delicious luncheon will be served by Chef James Edu, and the program will be given by Bob Garner. A long recognized authority in barbecue throughout North Carolina and the varied offerings of restaurants around the state, Bob will talk with us about FOOD!   If you want to come, and are not called by one of the contact committee, please call the church office by March 31st to put your name on the list of attenders.

Piratefest 2017
Pirate Fest will return for its 11th annual festival this spring in Greenville's Uptown district.  Jarvis UMC will host a booth in Town Commons on Saturday April 8, 2017.  This will be a great opportunity for the Jarvis family to shower our community with radical hospitality.  We will have the opportunity to display love for our community and love for our neighbors.  Most importantly we will be able to share the love of Jesus Christ with our community.  We will need volunteers of all ages to make this event a success.  From a set up team to a take down team each one of you are needed.  Our goal is to have 4 volunteers work 2 hour blocks of time covering the all day event.  During the event we will have balloons to distribute, a prayer box with card to complete, and a children's craft.  For more information please feel free to contact Pam Cope at  copepam@ymail.com or Leanne Coore at  lgpc0716@gmail.com.  
To sign up: 

Welcome Ministry Meeting
The Welcoming Ministry will be meeting on April 10 at 6:30 in the Flex Space.
Nursery workers needed
The Nursery Ministry is looking for part-time help with childcare. It is a paid position. Applicants should be 21 years of age or older. For those interested, please contact Elizabeth Cope via email: jarvisnursery@gmail.com.

Family Sail Day at Camp Don Lee
On Saturday, April 29 from 10 am to 3 pm . . . let's explore God's creation and fellowship outside the church walls as we enjoy sailing, swimming in the pool, crafts, visiting the brand-new nature center (and the animals!), canoeing, kayaking, digging for fossils, archery, basketball, field games, and so much more! NO EXPERIENCE in any activities is needed.

All families of all ages with children, youth, or no kids at all are invited to attend. Cost is $25 per adult and $10 per child ages 1 to 18 (children 12 months and younger are free!) Lunch and staffed activities will be provided! Register online BEFORE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 at: Register Here

Hero Central Vacation Bible School . . . Register Now!
Mark your calendar. Sunday, July 16 (4 pm to 7 pm) and Monday, July 17 -Thursday, July 20 (9 am to 12 pm).  Early registration is $10 from March 1 to May 31. The price goes up to $20 starting June 1 to July 7. You can register by going to: http://bit.ly/JarvisVBS17

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