Janes Memorial U.M.C.

"An Inter-generational Church with a
Hope and a Bright Future" - Jeremiah 29:11

Janes' Announcements

                Church & Community Announcements


The flowers on the altar say  “Everything beautiful begins with God!!!” Rev. Anna R. Steward


     Altar Flowers Donations: You can  honor or remember a loved one by

     donating   $60 for the altar flowers. Effectively immediately,  when securing flowers,

     please either contact or come into the church office directly with your $60 payment

     to order altar flowers. Thank you. Worship Committee


Special AnnouncementsSis Gaylen Williams


·         Vacation Bible School (VBS) Registration for VBS children ages 2-13 and grades Pre-Kindergarten-through 8th grades are currently being accepted. VBS will be held at Janes Memorial United Methodist church beginning June 26-30, 2017, 10:00 AM-1:00PM. The theme is “Glow for Jesus, Let your Light Shine.” A bible study curriculum, Group devotion, crafts, games, and a light lunch will be available for the children participating. Please see Karen A. Harris or Stephanie Torain for registration forms. Karen A. Harris-Christian Education


·         The Farewell Celebration for Pastor Foster will be on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 1-4P.M. at Lutheran Theological Seminary in the Brossman Center/7301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119. The ticket cost is $50.00 and can be secured from Chris Holland at 267-972-6763 or the church office at 215-844-9564. Tickets are currently available in the church office. The deadline to secure your ticket is May 22nd. Checks should be made payable to the church.


·         Pastor Foster’s final Worship service will be on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Please note there will be one service beginning at 9:30A.M.  A breakfast will be held at 8:00A.M.


Local Church Info/Events:


The church is in dire need of a Financial Secretary. The Financial Secretary will receive, record, and deposit all funds received by the congregation in a timely, thorough, and confidential manner. The Financial Secretary works with the treasurer and committee on finance to develop policies and procedures so that funds can be made available to support the ministry of the congregation.  The Financial Secretary should be computer literate.


The church also needs counters. A description of the counters duties are as follows:  The Offering Counters count the Sunday and special service offerings and prepare

the receipts for bank deposit.  They document the giving for the finance secretary. Please prayerfully consider volunteering.  If  interested or if more information  is needed, contact either Sheila Larry or Anne Williams.



The Trustees are asking that any member or friend put a donation in the envelope for “1242”. The donation will be used to help replace the oil heater in the church to a gas heater.  Thank you. The Trustees


Coupons with a Cause: Please continue to provide expired MANUFACTURER’S store coupons and place them in the box in the educational Building. Thank you in advance.


The Senior Men of Janes meet for a “Men’s Fellowship Breakfast” every Tuesday at Michaels Diner (501 N. Easton Rd, Glenside, PA)The time is 9A.M.




The Celebration Choir will rehearse for their upcoming concert on the following dates in May: 5/25 @ 7:00p.m. in the music suite. Thank you. Bro.William Douglas.


Finance Meetings: May 16, 2017 @   6:00p.m.

Church Council Meetings: May 20, 2017 @ 10:00a.m.


Community/Outreach Events:

UNITED METHODIST NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES- 47 E. Haines Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144- Janes UMC Thelma Nichols Building.  Free food and clothing.  Referrals  & ID Required. Hours of Operation: Tuesdays/Thursdays: 10:00a.m-12:00p.m.  Tel.  # 215-236-0304


Free Martial Arts Classes Are At Janes!!!!!!  Men, Women, Boys, Girls (5years and up) are invited to participate in our new classes on Mondays from 7p.m. – 9p.m. under the instruction of  Grand Master Carlton Belfield, Master David Holly,  and Master Robert H. Logan, Jr. who are the Men of Corinthian Baptist Church as well as Master Kenneth King, Jr. of Janes Mumc. Thank you. Bro. Kenneth King, Jr.


 To All Interested Parents, Students, Guidance Counselors. High School Drama/Speech Instructors: The Elks local Department of Education presents its annual oratorical contest, with a chance to win up to 10,000 in scholarship money.

Traditional high school juniors or seniors, who carry either school status by February 1, 2017 are eligible to compete in the national contest. In circumstances of advanced standing students, non-traditional students or home school students, the official school administration must recognize the students as juniors or seniors. Also used to determine eligibility is the year the students will enter college. For more information, please contact: Earl Winfield 267.209.0359 or earl_win@verizon.net




               Our Lay Leader Email address is JanesLayLeader@gmail.com.

               Please forward any and all comments, suggestions, ministry reports, or

                just information that should be shared with the lay leader.


               Church Email is JanesUmc@gmail.com.  Please begin to forward all

               church related info to this e-mail address.


               WIFI (in Sanctuary, Nichols Hall and parts of Educ. Bldg.)

               Name: FIOS Q4GIJ Password: vet0780jib0200nine

               Our public page is up and running. Please share this url:

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Those Being Healed at Home    


Brandon P. Aldrich                                                    

Wallace Amos

Henry Black

            William & Doris Harris                                              

                  Marjorie Howell

                  Alvira Perry

                 Frances Riley

Ernestine Taliaferro

Lloyd Westfield



Those Being Healed in the Nursing Care Home/Hospitals

Charles Brown - Fairview Nursing Home, 850 Papermill Rd.

      Glenside, PA. 19038- #236 A

Mary Earl – Willow Terrace, 1 Penn Blvd, Phila, PA. 19144-# 319

Darnella Good – Simpson House - Flanagan Building,

2101 Belmont Ave., Phila., PA. 19131- #10

         Ianthe Lane – Arbor Terrace -495 E. Abington Ave-Phila, PA 19118

                                                      Room #252

Harrilese Miles - Simpson House- Flanagan Building,

2101 Belmont Ave., Phila., PA. 19131- #127

Mr. William Reynolds – Ann’s Choice Way (Rosegarden)

16000 Ann’s Choice Way – Room #220, Warminster, PA 18974

*Restricted Visitation-15 mins. Only/*Mr. Reynolds is eager to receive cards.

David Williams – Maplewood Manor, 125 W. School House Lane

                                     Phila, PA 19144 -400A



                           How to join Janes Memorial United Methodist Church

Profession of Faith:If you have never been a member of any church, you may join by professing Jesus Christ as your Savior. (Romans 10:9-10). Renewal of Vows: If you have been a member of a church, but have been inactive, you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Transfer: If you are a member of another church, you may join by requesting that your membership be transferred. Affiliate Member: Sometimes an individual has reasons for keeping his or her membership in another church, but would like to be a member of Janes Memorial UMC.





                                     Janes Calendar at a Glance

                                              May/June 2017


May 25, 2017 – Celebration Choir Rehearsal -7:00P.M. (Music Suite) (Wm. Douglas)

May 27, 2017 – Farewell Celebration for Dr. Andrew L. Foster, III – 1p.m. – 4p.m.

                           LTSP – Brossman Center 7301 Germantown Ave, Phila, PA; $50.

May 28, 2017 – 8:00A.M. Breakfast – Nichols Hall (Advanced Ticket Purchase/$10)

May 28, 2017 – Dr. Andrew L. Foster’s Final Worship Service @ Janes Mumc -

                           9:30 A.M.

May 28, 2017 – Memorial Day Services Salute – 10:45 AM Worship Service (Sanctuary)

June 3, 2017 – Youth Car wash -2:00 P.M. (Church Lot)

June 10, 2017- Mission Team Meeting- 9:00A.M.

June 10, 2017- Salad Delight Luncheon – 12:00 Noon

June 17, 2017 – Church Wide Clean-Up – 9:00A.M. – 4:00p.M.

June 18, 2017 – Children & Youth Day – 10:45 A.M. Worship Service

June 25, 2017 – August 27, 2017 ( C&Y Summer Break from Sunday School)

June 26-30, 2017 – Vacation Bible School; Educ. Bldg. and Nichols Hall


 Trustees on Duty:

May 22, 2017 – Walter Friend + Medford Pinkett



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Opportunities for Spiritual Growth/Prayer



Prayer Room – Located in Educational Building

Sunday School-9:30A.M. (Senior’s Room)

Wednesday, Spiritual Growth Class-1:30P.M. to 2:30P.M.

Thursday, Village Bible Study, 11:00 A.M.





Future Lectionary Scriptures


May 21st- Acts 17:22-31; Ps.66:8-20 (UMH 790) 1 Pet. 3:13-22; John 14:15-21

May 28th- Acts 1:6-14; Ps. 68:1-10, 32-35 (UMH 792); 1Pet. 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11

June 4th – Acts 2:1-21; Ps. 104:24-34, 35b (UMH 826); 1Cor. 12:3b-13; John 7:37-39

















Community Related Meetings

Monday- Friday: AA – 3:30P.M.-5:00P.M.

Friday Evening: NA – 6:00P.M.-8:00P.M.

Saturday: Al-Non – 1:00P.M.-2:00P.M.; AA 1:00P.M.-2:30P.M.

Sunday: AA – 12:00P.M.-1:45P.M.