Get Plugged In
It’s never easy to lose a loved one. Talking with others who have gone through a loss can be helpful, inspiring, and cleansing. Grief Support, led by Christine vonBallmoos, meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 10:00*11:30am in the Bethany room of CSR. No need to sign up, just come as you are.
PARTNERS IN SERVICE TEAM
Partners in Service Team, facilitated by Anna Doolittle and Deb Kaiser-Cross, is a new group focused on expanding opportunities for JupiterFIRST members and friends to partner with organizations in our community and beyond to engage in service following in the ways of Jesus. This group meets after church the 2nd Sunday of each month in CSR to dream, imagine, and expand our pathways of service. We are working with many local organizations to determine their needs and ways we might partner to serve the community. Some of our local partners include CROS Ministries through our Food on the First program and annual Gleaning event, serving meals twice a month at the Lewis Center, Friends of Foster Children Kids Closet Clean-out, and many more.
If you are interested in being a part of this exciting journey, please email the church office below or call 561.747.8340 and someone from the team will be in contact with you.
Join David Kaiser-Cross the 3rd Wednesday of each month in Faith Hall at 8:00am. The JupiterFIRST Monthly Men’s Breakfast promotes friendship, connection and encouragement. They feature a nice breakfast buffet, a guest speaker, a short devotional, and church updates from Pastor Chip.
The next meeting will be Wednesday, December 13 with guest speaker, Christen Mason, Operations Director of Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. Ms. Mason has a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She started at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary as a volunteer in 2004 and was hired as an educator in 2005. Over the years she worked in both the animal care department and the hospital. She also served as the Education Director. Christen spent 15 years working as a biologist conduction restoration and monitoring projects in the Everglades before coming back to Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in 2022 to serve as the Operations Director.
A $10 dollar donation will cover the breakfast buffet, and we encourage all to sign-up a week or two in advance to help us in planning (though not required). Come, eat, and renew, and create new friendships! Be fed by the Word, encouraged by others and stay up to date on what’s happening at JupiterFIRST church! Please sign up and pay below.
Thursdays (in season) 6:30-8:00pm | Sundays 8:00am call time for 9:30am Worship service
Do you love to sing? Are you looking to be more involved at JupiterFIRST Church? David Cowen, our Minister of Worship and Music, would love to hear from you. Email David below or call the church office, 561.747.8340, to schedule a meeting and discuss what it means to be a part of this special ministry.
FOOD ON THE FIRST
Bring in nonperishable food items the first Sunday of each month to help stock our local food pantries. Food can be dropped off at tables located in the Narthex. We are in need of the following items:
Peanut butter, breakfast cereal, peanut butter, paper products, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned soup, canned meats (tuna, ham, Spam), tomato sauce, coffee, tea, baby food, rice, pasta, macaroni & cheese. . .
Thank you for your generosity to help us bring “the bread of life” to others in great need.
Want to be a part of this ministry? Click the link below.
We are excited to provide this opportunity for parents, members and friends to serve at JupiterFIRST Church. Our Parents Connect Ministry is an easy way to get you plugged in! We need parent helpers to:
– bring in a meal, cupcakes or cake to our Anchored and Wave youth groups once a month
– offer their home for entertaining
– provide Confirmation class help when in session
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in this easy way to serve at JFC!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Mondays, 6:30-8:00pm in CSR
Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm in CSR
Whether you are an experienced knitter or crocheter or a novice with a desire to learn, this weekly group of serving hearts will welcome you with open arms.
This ministry has been making prayer shawls, afghans, baby blankets and more for our church community and well beyond our doors.
Join other knitters for coffee and conversation as they knit for those who are in physical or spiritual need. If you have questions, please click the link below.
When: 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:00pm
Where: Bethany Room, CSR
For anyone new to Book Club, we read almost everything. When we meet, please share with us the best books you have read during the past two years. Check out our reading lineup for the next few months:
December – No meeting
January 18 – Remarkably Bright Creatures – Shelby Van Pelt
February 15 – Run Rose Run – James Patterson and Dolly Parton
If you have any questions or want to know the next book to be discussed, please email Sharon Longman below.
Are you a mom looking for a way to connect with other moms? Come join MomsFIRST for support, encouragement, spiritual growth, and more! Facilitated by JupiterFIRST mom, Nicole Stanton, this group will meet Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm in the Emmaus Room in the Center for Spiritual Renewal (CSR). There is no registration fee.
KidCare will be available for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who are too young to participate in Lighthouse K-5th Grade Youth Group. KidCare runs from 6:00-7:30pm and pizza dinner will be available.
Elementary kids are invited to participate in Lighthouse K-5th Youth Group from 6:00-7:30pm. Pizza will be available for elementary kids as well.
Contact Nicole Stanton at 561.318.2115 for more information.
HELP & HOPE
We are looking for dinner servers for the Lewis Center located at 1000 45th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. The Lewis Center provides temporary housing to individuals. Clients can stay up to 90 days.
On the second and third Thursday of each month, servers from JupiterFIRST Church as part of our Help & Hope Ministry, serve meals provided by local food establishments. If you are interested in serving, please click the link below.
JupiterFIRST Church strives to make everyone who walks through our doors, feel welcomed and accepted. Our hospitality team is ‘first contact’ for members, friends and guests on Sunday mornings and consists of greeters and coffee/donut servers. The team also serves at special events throughout the year.
If you are looking for a way to serve and connect with our wonderful church community, please click below.
GARDENERS FOR GOD
Do you love gardening? Helping hands are needed to help beautify our campus. They have work days on scheduled Saturdays from 9:00am – 1:00pm. This group also meets for information session on flowers, plants, etc., and often has guest speakers. Contact email@example.com below to be put on their email list. No need to sign up on work days, just show up!
PRIMETIMERS – SENIOR MINISTRIES
Seniors, come, see your friends and/or meet new people! This wonderful ministry, led by Donna Totino, may be just what the doctor ordered! Donna plans luncheons, theater outings, and more! Check out our ever popular Game Day on Monday afternoons from 1:00-4:00pm in CSR.
You may email Donna below or call/email the church office, 561.747.8340 for more information.
When: 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month, 1:00-3:00pm
Where: CSR – Bethany Room
Caring for a loved one with dementia is something you just do. Though done out of love, it can be difficult and emotionally draining for the caregiver. Because of this, JupiterFIRST is, once again, offering a Dementia Caregivers Support Group.
Led by Christine VonBallmoos LCSW, this group is designed to be supportive and educational, and will provide the love and resources needed to be an effective caregiver.
You may register below or call/email the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE
A great way to meet and get to know your church family is to volunteer alongside each other for a common goal. The Special Events Committee is forming to plan events on and off campus, creating opportunities to serve, to connect, and to form lasting friendships. Our upcoming 40th Anniversary is in the works! Please click below if you want to be a part of this committee.