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Author: Keith Lowry

Weekly Needs List

JCCM would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors, volunteers, and partners for making it possible for us to be able to help the people of Jefferson County in so many different ways. We would not be able to do what we do, without so many of you. We are looking […]

Second Grade Spirit of Giving

To emphasize the true giving spirit of the season, each second-grade class at South Jefferson Elementary School donated blankets, hats, mittens and scarves, socks, and hand/feet warmers to Jefferson County Community Ministries.  What a wonderful spirit of giving from our youth.  May the blessings of heaven pour down on these second graders, their parents and […]

Thank you!

We always appreciate getting to spend time with our community, but especially when celebrating the holidays! Thank you for welcoming Jefferson County Community Ministries to this year’s Charles Town-Ranson Christmas Parade!   At this time of year, JCCM is busy helping those in need with basic, but vital resources. Visit www.jccm.us/donations to see how you can contribute […]

Peace and Goodwill

As the Apostle Luke described the details of Christ’s birth, he added, “… suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Jefferson County Community Ministries witnessed this same spirit of peace and good will as […]

Manna From Heaven

When the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, hungry and uncertain about where to find food, the Lord provided nourishment in a most unusual way.  He caused “a fine, flake-like thing” to appear on the ground like frost each morning, and “when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It […]

Weekly Needs List 11/15

Cereal, Butter, Hot dogs, Ground beef, Eggs, Regular coffee (not instant), Microwave meals, Canned chili with beans, Shelf Stable/powdered milk, Pancake mix, Syrup, Jelly, Applesauce, Rice/pasta sides, Boxed mashed potatoes, Boxed stuffing, Sugar, Powdered coffee creamer, Ramen Noodles, Canned meats (spam, chicken, tuna, etc), Dish soap, Laundry detergent, Deodorant, Shampoo/Conditioner, Body wash, Paper towels, Cat and dog food, Copy Paper

Every Needful Thing

We are coming into the season when we all ponder every needful thing, both in our own lives and in those of our loved ones.  While reading this weekend I came across a poem that expresses my thoughts exactly.  Concerning acts of compassion, Emily Dickinson writes “If I can stop one heart from breaking, I […]

How JCCM Helps Clients

Since July, JCCM has received several large donations and grants from E-Trade/Morgan Stanley, Charles Town Moose Lodge, EDF Renewables, and several individuals.  To all those who that have sent JCCM these much-needed funds, we give out heartfelt thanks. Two typical questions asked from those donating are what are our greatest needs, and how will the […]

A Day in the Life Intake POV

Technically, the day starts at 9, but there’s someone waiting outside by 8:50, and before my co-worker can take the sign-in out to them and take their temperature, Bethany the Intake Coordinator comes in to give a quick briefing.  Two people have called ahead of time; their issues are complicated, so we need to get […]

Who Are We?

Some years ago, when we first began writing newsletters, one of the things we learned is that even though we have existed since 1983 and have been in downtown Charles Town since 2000, not many people knew much about us.  Our motto for a time was Jefferson County’s Best Kept Secret.  We seem to be […]