758 North Broadway, Pitman NJ 08071 (856-589-8313)

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Coronavirus

We’re nearing the end of the Pandemic Tunnel!  We’re transitioning into the “new normal” while keeping an eye on the state of the virus.  As the vaccinations rise and the cases decrease, our practices are in a constant state of transition.  Use the below buttons to keep up on the current state of the virus and on our policies.

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Who are We?

(Meet the people of PUMC.  Click the picture for the story behind the picture)…

What are We Up To?

(Click on the “Read” button to read an article that we’re currently featuring.  For any recent post, use the links in the sidebar)…
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Methodists Respond to Earthquake in Haiti (8/22/21)

A major earthquake recently struck the island nation of Haiti. United Methodists are responding by sending relief help, and that help is funded by a special offering which will be taken on Sunday 8/22/21.

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Christmas Marketplace Getting Ready (11/13/21)

Plans are underway for our Christmas Marketplace, and we are accepting applications for exhibitors. After a COVID imposed absence in 2020, our Christmas Marketplace will resume this year on November 13. Open this post for more info and for the exhibitor application form.

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ShopRite Gift Cards Help Break the Cycle of Poverty!

ShopRite sells gift cards to our Women’s group at a discount, and the Women are selling the cards at our church. When you buy the cards through the church, part of the proceeds goes directly to the missions supported by our United Methodist Women (such as the Camden Neighborhood Center).

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Hooks ‘n Needles Returns to the Building (6/5/21)

When the pandemic hit, we had to close our building. During the worst of the pandemic, the Hooks ‘n Needles group kept knitting items for those in need. But now they have returned to the building and are continuing their ministry full throttle!

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Pastor’s Ponderings: What’s it Mean to “Bear Fruit”?

In this excerpt from “Cultivating Fruitfulness,” Bishop Schnase reminds us that purpose and life come when the church turns outward to serve the community. When it turns inward, the church gets weaker and looses purpose.

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Yes U-Turn!!!

NO U Turn! It’s a sign we see all the time. NO! But God invites us to change, to grow, to experience deeper joy in life. God not only allows “U Turns,” He helps you make them!

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Focusing on the Goal

An Olympian became distracted, lost his focus, and lost the race. Are we on target, focused on the bull’s eye? Or do we squander what God has given us and settle for fourth place? May we have such a level of commitment that we will not be distracted until we reach the goals God has set before us.

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Why Are We Here?…

(Click each Know,Grow, Go item to learn more about our purpose)…

Why are we here?

Our beliefs about God drive our actions as we seek to Know, Grow, and Go. 
Click on each aspect of Know, Grow, and Go to learn more about our purpose…

KNOW God through His Creation...
 

We Believe that creation is not an accident.  That the God of the universe created us and sustains us.  There are no coincidences; God is in the details.

… And so we worship His amazing power and share every day “Godprints” within our conversations

KNOW God through His Word...
 

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and contains the truth we need in order to know Him better.

 

And so we study and ponder the Word and seek to apply it to our lives.

GROW through Community...

We believe that humanity is sinful and inclined to ignore God.  Left on our own, we would gradually drift away from God. 

… And so we seek to grow in grace through prayer and Christian community.

GROW in Worship...

We believe that Jesus is the divine Son of God; fully God and fully man.  That He lived among mankind and died on a cross to pay for our sins.

... And so we embrace God’s unmerited gift of salvation through praise and worship.  We grow into His likeness as we shift our attention from ourselves and instead focus on God.   

GO in Service...

We believe that one day Jesus will return to rule over God’s creation.  And until that day, He has called us to be His hands and feet in the world.

.. And so we go into our community and beyond to share His love through mission and service by feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and clothing the naked.

GO with The Gospel

We believe that Jesus’ death on a cross fulfilled God’s eternal plan to cancel sin and reunite the human race to God.

… And so we strive to witness our faith in God’s forgiveness.  We spread the Good News that our Creator loves us and that He wants to be involved in our day to day lives.

Keepin’ it Light!

Church is supposed to be fun!  Praising our God and sharing in what He has done for us is an amazing opportunity.  And so, our website is supposed to be fun too!  Below is a “Daily Poll” and a “Daily Quiz” (actually they’re not really updated every day… just “occasionally.”)  Click on the picture to access the latest poll or quiz.  Check back frequently to see how the poll is going (you can see the results once you vote).  

Daily Poll

Daily Quiz

  Signboard

Our signboard keeps watch over the corner of Lambs Road and Broadway 24/7 and gives passing motorists a bit of “sentence sermon” wisdom.  Click the picture for more about the message…