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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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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What’s Your Garden???

During the 2020 pandemic, recordings from a “virtual choir” were merged together to produce a moving rendition of the hymn, “In The Garden.” Where is YOUR Garden? Where can you go to “walk with Him and talk with Him” and hear Him say that “you are His own”???

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PUMC to Host Red Cross Blood Drive (8/6/21)

There is currently a severe blood shortage, and the American Red Cross is busy conducting blood donation drives. One of those donation clinics is coming to PUMC! The Red Cross will hold a donation clinic in our Fellowship Hall on Friday 8/6/21. Appointments are necessary.

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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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Blue Box Bridges Social Distance (6/1/20)

During the pandemic, essential items such as toothpaste, soap, and hygiene products can be hard to obtain. The Women’s Group has set up a “Soap and Such” box on our porch. It is stocked with toiletry items which are available to anyone in need. Take what you need, share what you can.

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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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Pastor’s Ponderings: Our Faithful God Can be Trusted!

Over and over, Scripture shows us that God is committed to us and is ready to help whenever we reach out to Him. God is so faithful to us!  Are we faithful to God in all that we do?

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PUMC & Hobos to Celebrate Pitman’s Heritage (8/7/21)

The Pitman Hobo Band and the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting are both celebrating anniversaries this year. A historical exhibit will be held during the day on August 6, and a special concert will follow in the evening. The PUMC choir will join the Hobo band in this concert

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Virtual Vacation Bible School Discovers Real Treasure! (6/28/21)

You’re Treasure! No, that’s not poor grammar… YOU are the treasure! Our 2021 Vacation Bible School showed us that God knows us, hears us, comforts us, forgives us, and chooses us. God Treasures Us!

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Pastor’s Ponderings: The Gift of Laughter

Did Jesus smile? Did He laugh??? God wants us to worship Him with Joy. Is it possible that we live in a world which needs to learn how to laugh again? Pastor Jim looks at these questions in these “ponderings.”

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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).  

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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…