EventReport

Report of an event which has occurred.

Trunk or Treat Opens Glimmers of Light! (10/24/20)

Posted by on Nov 2, 2020 in EventReport, FEATURED, kids, Ministry: Community & Church, Neighbors, youth | 0 comments

Trunk or Treat Opens Glimmers of Light! (10/24/20)

Because of the pandemic, our annual Trunk or Treat was held as a “socially distanced” drive-thru event. Throughout the afternoon, about 400 people enjoyed the decorated trunks, friendly waves, and… bags of candy.

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2020 Annual Conference Takes Courageous Steps (10/6/20)

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Church Operations, EventReport, FEATURED, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

2020 Annual Conference Takes Courageous Steps (10/6/20)

The 2020 conference of the Greater NJ Annual Conference was conducted using two online sessions on the mornings of 10/5 and 10/6. Despite the “social distancing”, Courageous strides were made in our efforts to be the heart, hands, and feet of God in Greater New Jersey.

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Congregation Joins in Worship! (10/18/20)

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in EventReport, FEATURED, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Congregation Joins in Worship! (10/18/20)

For the first Sunday since March 8, a congregation (“socially distanced”) attended our worship service. Our services continue to be broadcasted via Live Stream, but it is currently possible for a small congregation to attend in person (RSVP in advance… first come, first served).

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PUMC Approves Safety Procedures for In-Person Worship Services

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 in Church Operations, EventReport | 0 comments

PUMC Approves Safety Procedures for In-Person Worship Services

A Covid safety plan for in-person worship was approved by the Church Council. This is the plan which will be implemented when in-person services resume. The decision to resume will be made later, based on the state of the virus.

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Christmas in July Quarantines the Grinches! (7/26/20)

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Christmas in July Quarantines the Grinches! (7/26/20)

Sunday 7/26/20 was a day of paradoxes: Christmas in July. A fireplace in an empty sanctuary. Joy and peace in the midst of a pandemic. During this special Sunday, we saw that the “grinches” of this life are too weak to overcome the blessings of our almighty God.

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Creative Connection Videos Bring Us Together! (7/7/20)

Posted by on Jul 7, 2020 in EventReport | 0 comments

Creative Connection Videos Bring Us Together! (7/7/20)

During the pandemic, we’re using our Facebook Group to share video devotions, prayers, or other greetings as a way to “continue to meeting together… and encouraging one another ” (Hebrews 10:25-25). For those who don’t “do Facebook” or who might have lost the videos in their timelines, the videos are posted here.

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PUMC Embarks on a Virtual VBS! (6/22/20)

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Bible Study, EventReport, kids, Vacation Bible School | 1 comment

PUMC Embarks on a Virtual VBS! (6/22/20)

Yes- we did have another fantastic Vacation Bible School this year! Because of the pandemic we couldn’t meet in person, so we met via Live Stream instead! We learned that Jesus’ power helps us do hard things, gives us hope, helps us be good friends, and lets us live forever!

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

Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in EventReport, FEATURED, Ministry: Community & Church, UMW | 0 comments

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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Mothers Day Videos Bring the Family Together (5/10/20)

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Mothers Day Videos Bring the Family Together (5/10/20)

During this pandemic, not even Mother’s Day is left unchanged. But during our Live Stream service, we were treated to two videos that brought us back together (even if “virtually”). This post shows these videos.

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Men’s Retreat Goes Online! (4/24/20)

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Bible Study, EventReport, men, UMM | 0 comments

Men’s Retreat Goes Online! (4/24/20)

Because of the pandemic, we had to cancel our 2020 Men’s Retreat. But our scheduled speaker, Pastor George DeVol, created a series of videos to lead us in a “virtual retreat.” Check out this post to join the “retreat.”

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Drive By Parade Celebrates Preschool Grads! (5/11/20)

Posted by on May 12, 2020 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 1 comment

Drive By Parade Celebrates Preschool Grads! (5/11/20)

Because of the pandemic, we were unable to hold a graduation ceremony for our preschool class of 2020. So, we formed a parade and drove to each child’s neighborhood! With sirens waling and horns honking, we congratulated our Pre-K grads by giving them a personalized lawn sign. Congratulations class of 2020!

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PUMC Rises Above Social Distancing on Easter! (4/12/20)

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship | 0 comments

PUMC Rises Above Social Distancing on Easter!  (4/12/20)

Easter 2020. Because of the pandemic, we couldn’t be together. But, we created a “selfie slideshow” and joined together via live stream in this special worship service. Open this post to view a video of the Easter Slideshow.

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Sunday School Goes Online! (4/26/20)

Posted by on May 4, 2020 in Bible Study, EventReport, kids, SS-kids, youth | 0 comments

Sunday School Goes Online!  (4/26/20)

During the 2020 pandemic, Sunday School classes have gone “Virtual”! This post presents Facebook feeds of the the lessons. If it’s Sunday morning, check out our Sunday School. It it’s some other time, watch a recording. You don’t need a Facebook account to join in.

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Youth Group Has Virtual Meetings with Real Friends (4/26/20)

Posted by on Apr 24, 2020 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, youth, Youth Group | 0 comments

Youth Group Has Virtual Meetings with Real Friends (4/26/20)

During the current pandemic, the Youth Group continues to meet- using Zoom. The meetings are virtual, but friends are real!

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The Sunday When Nobody Came to Church (3/15/20)

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020 in EventReport, UMW, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

The Sunday When Nobody Came to Church (3/15/20)

On 3/15/20, the Coroanvirus crisis forced us to cancel our public worship service. Instead, we “produced” a live stream service in our empty sanctuary. The UMW was planning to distribute soup in between services. Instead, we formed a “drive-thru” line.

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Winter Thaw Warms Youths’ Commitment to Christ (1/17/20)

Posted by on Feb 8, 2020 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, youth, Youth Group | 0 comments

Winter Thaw Warms Youths’ Commitment to Christ (1/17/20)

Commitment. What’s that mean, especially when you’re a teenager? In January 2020, 20 members of our Youth Group took part in the annual “Winter Thaw”, a youth retreat hosted by Twin Pines Retreat Center in Stroudsburg, PA.

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Choirs Light the Way for Our 2019 Cantata (12/15/19)

Posted by on Jan 8, 2020 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Light the Way for Our 2019 Cantata (12/15/19)

Our 2019 Christmas Cantata, “His Name is Jesus”, was held on 12/15/19. The Theme of the music and narrations was the Names given to Jesus throughout the centuries. The cantata brought us into a traditional celebration, but it also invited us into a deeper level of awe and reverence for our Savior- Jesus.

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Preschool Tells the Story of Christmas (12/12/19)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2019 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Tells the Story of Christmas (12/12/19)

On 12/12/19 and again during our 9:30 service on Sunday Dec. 15, the Pre-K kids of Our Father’s House presented their annual Christmas Pageant; The True Story of Christmas. Over 50 children filled our chancel area and led the congregation with narration, motion, and music.

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Christmas Updates from World-Wide Missionaries (December 2019)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in Abramovich, Enright, EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Beyond our Community, Mission: Global, Phillips | 0 comments

Christmas Updates from World-Wide Missionaries (December 2019)

PUMC supports missionaries located all over the globe. Here’s an update on some of them. During this Advent season, be inspired by their faith and pray for them.

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Trunk or Treat is Sweet Inside and Outside! (10/26/19)

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, kids, Neighbors, SS-kids | 0 comments

Trunk or Treat is Sweet Inside and Outside! (10/26/19)

Our 2019l Trunk or Treat was an awesome evening. Over 800 neighbors joined the party at PUMC, enjoying costumes, trunks, games, and lots of candy!

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