JUMP stands for Just Unique Middle-aged People.

JUMP is a group for people in their 40s and 50s to participate in social and community service events.  It is a great opportunity to make friends and live the Christian life.  The group meets as opportunity arises and as members offer to host/organize an event.

If you would like to be added to the email list for notice of future JUMP events please contact Janelle at secretary@stjohnsandweecare.org.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all events of the JOY group are on hold until further notice.  Please contact Dave Erickson, DCE dce@stjohnsandweecare.org if you have questions or ideas.

The JUMP Group has been supportive of the Ronald McDonald House, supplying and preparing meals for the guests a number of times.  Now because of the pandemic, those opportunities have been curtailed.  However, you are invited to consider donating individual gift cards ($20 value) to one or more of the following nearby restaurants:

  • McDonald’s
  • Canadian Honker
  • Pasquale’s Neighborhood Pizzeria
  • Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
  • Toppers Pizza
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Please contact Janelle at secretary@stjohnsandweecare.org if you are interested in purchasing a gift card.

Past Events:

  • October 27, 2017 – First JUMP gathering at the Fistler home.  Fellowship, supper, and Minute to Win It games
  • December 10, 2017 – Pizza and Trolley Light Tour of Christmas light displays in Rochester
  • January 21, 2018 – Lunch and Bowling at Strikers Corner in Stewartville
  • February 18, 2018 – Pot-luck lunch and game day – St. John’s fellowship hall
  • March 25, 2018 – Movie/Dinner – matinee  I can Only Imagine, dinner at Fat Willy’s
  • April 22, 2018 – Lunch and Servant Event – taco meal provided by Myhrvolds, then hung Neighbors Helping Neighbors information flyers door to door
  • June 21, 2018 – Dinner and Games at the home of Gary and LuAnn Betcher
  • September 8, 2018 – Cruise on the Pearl of the Lake Paddle Wheel Boat in Lake City.  Followed by dinner.
  • November 11, 2018 – Pot-luck Lunch and fellowship in the church fellowship hall.  We also set up the new tables in the fellowship hall.
  • December 9, 2018 – Christmas Progressive Dinner at homes of Paul & Sue Smith and Aaron & Janelle Fistler, and in the church fellowship hall.
  • January 6, 2019 – Prepared and served the evening meal at the Ronald McDonald House
  • February 16, 2019 – Dinner and friendly competition in darts and table shuffleboard at the home of Aaron & Janelle Fistler.
  • April 28, 2019 – Movie/Dinner – matinee  Breakthrough, dinner at Rooster’s Too
  • August 10, 2019 – Meal at the home of Pastor and Connie Fritsch then to the Stewartville Community Theater’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • September 8, 2019 – Movie/Dinner – Overcomers, dinner at Rooster’s Too
  • November 18, 2019 – Prepared and served the evening meal at the Ronald McDonald House
  • December 11, 2019 – Christmas Progressive Dinner at homes of Bruce & Kay Narveson and Aaron & Janelle Fistler, and in the church fellowship hall.
  • February 18, 2020 – Prepared and served the evening meal at the Ronald McDonald House