From the Executive Director's Desk...
Welcome to the Jessica & Friends Community Website. One of the cornerstones of the ministry of Jessica & Friends Community is to provide resources to the families and caregivers of individuals with developmental disabilities. Hopefully, through this website, our organization is helping to meet that need.
The history of our organization is a wonderful story and I hope you are able to take the time to read about it on our website. We have been blessed in so many ways as we have grown to be who we are. As we look towards the future, we will aim to be good stewards with what we’ve been given.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome and appreciated. If you have not visited or been to our offices or Pathway Services, please call so we can show them off to you. I can be reached by phone at 717-747-9000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Wagner, Executive Director
News and Upcoming Events
J&F Products - Order your products here
Jessica and Friends Community, as part of its vision, one day hopes to provide unsubsidized private employment to Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. The company J&F Products, LLC would provide employment opportunities which would enhance the independence of its employees. Products produced by J&F Products would be marketed in the local area to increase the awareness and importance of unsubsidized employment and the mission of Jessica and Friends Community.
Goods from J&F Products, LLC are proudly made and packaged with care by J&F staff and team members with intellectual disabilities who have valuable skills not often recognized in today's workforce. We discover and nurture our team's unique talents and provide each one the opportunity to grow and be a valued contributor to the community and environment.
Our promise to you is that each product is carefully created for your satisfaction and is guaranteed to please. All profits are directed to support and provide further services by Jessica and Friends Community. For more information please contact Ken Musser, Manager of J&F Products at email@example.com.
Please return your order via US Mail or scan it and and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!
Parent Support Group
Please join us for an evening of celebration and refreshments at
EVERYBODY'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
on Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Church of the Open Door, 6 Carlise Ct, Shilo PA
The Hosanna Ringers are a musical group that delights in “ringing” their praises to God. They represent the ministry of Jessica & Friends Community, which provides faith-based support and services for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities. They perform with both hand bells and chimes. The Hosanna Ringers are always looking for more opportunities to play for churches and nursing homes.
Here's a video of their recent Christmas performance:
Other ministry talents are shared with the audience as well such as drama, playing different instruments, bible reading and a time of prayer. Their ultimate goal is to share God’s love, presence, and tenderness with the people in the different areas where they minister. In the nursing homes, they hope to bring the light of God so the audience can know that God is there.
This ministry gives the individuals a sense of pride and accomplishment; it builds confidence and strong friendships. It means so much to the members of the Hosanna Ringers to be able to give to others and share of themselves with all those to whom they minister!
The Hosanna Ringers are funded through Jessica & Friends Community’s ministry funds which are funds that are donated by friends of J&FC.
If you are interested in finding out more about this ministry, please contact the director of the Hosanna Ringers, Donna Lighty, at HosannaRingers.email@example.com or call Jessica & Friends Community at 717-747-9000.
Sales & Marketing Manager for J&F Products, LLC: Seeking person with prior sales and marketing experience. Strong phone skills are required. Knowledge of catalog/internet sales, distribution networks, and marketing a plus. Click here for complete Job Description.
Human Resources/Compliance: This position will assist in the administrative function of the organization. It is a full time position typically working 8-4:30, with some evenings and weekends. The selected candidate must have a college degree with some administrative background. The position will report to Mike Wagner, Executive Director.
More Upcoming Events!
Featured at the Lancaster Bible College weekly chapel will be Jessica & Friends Community and the WINGS program from Church of the Open Door. This will take place on Thursday, April 11 at 9:10 a.m. The Hosanna Ringers, as well as the Pathway Players, will perform. For more information or directions, please call Sally Janora, Ministry Support Coordinator, at 717-747-9000.
On Sunday, June 25, Jessica & Friends Community will be sponsoring the Sounds of Summer Concert at Springettsbury Township Park, located on Mt. Zion Road in York. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. The Hosanna Ringers will play before the featured act. Look for more details in the next months.
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