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Water Intrusion Project Update as of August 12

This past week’s rain has caused some delays so we will not meet our August 15 “soft” deadline. We still expect to finish before the end of the month and prior to the preschool’s first day of school on September 6. Work along the east side of both buildings and the north end of the back building is complete with the exception of pouring two door slabs. The west side of the front building, behind the columbarium, awaits only final soil compaction testing. Excavation in the playground (west side, back building) uncovered several unknowns including an underground water spigot, gas lines and electrical lines. All of which were dealt with and resolved. Waterproofing in that area is expected to be completed Friday August 12. Additionally, issues with the sizing and routing of the storm drain pipes on the playground side were addressed with new 6 inch PVC pipes and cleanout T’s installed to better manage the storm water runoff.”

Once waterproofing is complete, backfill and soil compaction will begin and door pads will be re-poured. The trenching in the back field is complete with exception of installing a dissipation pad at the rear of our property. Town input and approval was obtained on this portion of the project as the drainage will feed into the Town’s storm water system on O’Neill Drive. While removing the asphalt to make way for the back field trench, it was determined that water drainage from the playground area would not allow for proper reinstallation of paving. After consulting with our Soil Engineer and Excavation Contractor it was decided that a French Drain needed to be installed along the back driveway edge of the playground. This will help to alleviate the water ponding at the playground tire swings and keep below surface water from damaging the new asphalt. Said drain was installed
August 11. Anticipated work in the next week includes:  trench dissipation pad, pouring of all door pads, beginning the reconstruction of the columbarium areas, and reinstallation of the HVAC units.  The Board of Trustees strives to be open and transparent with this and all work. Work site pictures are available on the website and at the Welcome Centers.   Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask a Trustee or call Tammy at the church office.


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This Sunday, 8/28/16 at all three services.



We’re headed to YMCA Camp Hanes (King, NC) Friday, September 9th (5pm-ish) and will return Saturday, September 10th (3:30pm-ish).

The BIBLE BLITZ is designed to teach your 3rd & 4th Graders about their new Bible. We will be learning the difference between the Old and New Testament, how to find any book, chapter, and verse of the Bible, personal Bible study habits, swimming, playing cool games, making a personal Bible case, and much, much more!!!

Parent volunteers are needed to make this event happen! We need 1 parent for every 5 students. Adult Volunteer Training is Wednesday, September 7th from 6:30pm-7:15pm. You will learn all that you need to know for the Blitz at the Training! Please make time in your schedule to attend!

The cost is $60 per child and $40 per parent volunteer. The fee covers meals, t-shirt, snacks, crafts, special activities, group photo, supplies, and more!! Please make checks payable to JUMC and note on the bottom of check “BIBLE BLITZ”.

We do not want any child to miss this opportunity due to money, please contact Pastor Stacy for confidential scholarships.

On BIBLE SUNDAY, each 3rd Grader of JUMC receives a new Bible at the 10:55 a.m. Worship Service. Forms which need to be completed and returned to the church (ATTN: Pastor Stacy) by Sunday, August 28th can be found in The Grapevine or will be mailed to current members.
If you prefer, you may email me the information at stacy@jumc.org. It is important that you communicate with your child about how they want their name (i.e. full name, nick name and last name, etc…) inside the cover of their brand new Bible.



“ENTRUSTED” by Beth Moore
9:30am – 11:30am in Room #101
Leader: Pastor Stacy
September 8 – October 13 (6 weeks)
Books: $15

We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves.

In this 6-session Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness.


“THE ARMOR OF GOD” by Priscilla Shirer
5:30am – 6:30pm
Leader: Connie Richardson
Begins September 11 (7 weeks)
Books: $12

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

To register for a Bible study you can click HERE or you can contact Stacy Sprinkle or Dana Bird


Sunday, September 11 is a very busy day!!!

  • Move-Up Sunday – All children move up to their new Sunday School class for the grade they are entering this year.
  • Confirmation Orientation – We invite all 6th Grade Students and their parents attend a meeting at 10:00am in the fellowship hall to learn about their upcoming year for Confirmation.  They will learn about Faith Friends and start thinking about who they would consider asking to walk with them through this journey.
  • Youth Kick-off Picnic – We invite all students in the 7th – 12th grade to join us weekly at 5:00 for fun, fellowship and worship.  This day, we will have a picnic.  Hamburger, Hot Dogs & drinks are provided.  We only ask that students bring a side to share.











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