April 28 -29, 9am - 3pmApril 23 - 27 preparing for the sale
This has become a fun tradition at Jesse Lee. We make a positive difference in God's world by helping recycle clothing, and it's a great time to catch up with your friends while sorting and folding. We need volunteers to help with the sale. Please signup and let us know that you can join us. Sign up here>>
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Saturday, May 6th is Spirit Builders’ work day
A woman is stuck in her house in Trumbull and you can help build a 50ft ramp to set her free. It is profound how much positive difference this makes to a person with ALS. A gentleman suffering from MS, and his wife are living in the garage level of their home in Waterbury.
The JL Outreach Commission is launching "What's Your 2017 Outreach Focus?" on our bulletin board in the main sanctuary hallway. Fill out one of the tags that are on the board to tell everyone about what it is that you do to be active in reaching out to those beyond our community. Could be anything - your work with church groups that have a focus outside of our church, your work with non-profits, your time spent engaged with the community, your time on a specific outreach-focused project. The only requirements are that: It's something that happens for the benefit of others outside our immediate church family. When you do it, you consider this service as part of your expression of faith. Let’s see if we can fill this section of the Outreach board in with a testimony to all the good works that our church family is engaged in beyond our “four walls”!
Relieving that suffering is the goal of Appalachia Service Project (ASP), the Christian ministry that inspires hope through volunteer home repair in impoverished central Appalachia. From July 1-9, Jesse Lee ASP will be working – for the 34th year – to make homes “warmer, safer and drier” … and you’re invited to join us!
Jesse Lee will be hosting a 12-week class (Family-to-Family) that is sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) beginning February 16. Family-to-Family is a free, 12-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining their own wellbeing. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. If you have any questions please feel free to call Marc Rabinowitz at 203-940-2516. There are flyers with more information in the narthex.
June 26 - June 30 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Operation Artic: Exploring the Coolest Book on the Planet!
For ages having completed Pre-K 3's through 5th grade. More details coming soon ... Registration opens after March 1st Contact Pastor Maria-Pia for more info.
It’s so good to know that the church is vital in the lives of Jesse Lee’s members and their families. As part of this community of faith, we are drawn closer to God and each other. So it is only natural that some would want the church to also serve as a final resting place. Just outside the narthex in the Memorial Garden, the Jesse Lee Columbarium provides a sacred space for our loved ones. This holy place, along with the nearby prayer walk, offers a peaceful setting for prayer, meditation, thanksgiving and remembering.
Jesse Lee’s Columbarium has more than 100 niches flanking the large Memorial Garden cross, each with space for two urns.
Cost of a companion niche is $2,500. (There’s an additional cost for engraving of the box.) Proceeds initially return to the church trustees, who advanced the cost of the Columbarium’s construction. Eventually, proceeds will support the Columbarium’s and Memorial Garden’s maintenance and landscaping. Have questions? Please contact John Gillaugh, Bob Perry or Dave Sigworth, or Dale in the church office at (203) 438-8791.
Pastor Maria-Pia has shared her favorite picks for devotional material. Learn more>>