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PUMC Welcomes Back the Boltons! (7/9/17)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

PUMC Welcomes Back the Boltons! (7/9/17)

Pastors in the United Methodist Church are appointed one year at a time.  Clergy are members of the Annual Conference; not of the local church.  And, they are “Itinerant Pastors”, serving for an average of 5-10 years at a local church. July first is the official start of a clergy appointment.  For many churches, the last Sunday is June is a difficult time where a congregation says “goodbye” to an outgoing pastor.  For others,  the first Sunday of July is a day of hope...

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DS Rev. Jisun Kwak Visits PUMC (8/3/14)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

DS Rev. Jisun Kwak Visits PUMC (8/3/14)

Our new District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak,  is busy trying to meet the people and churches of the Delaware Bay district. Our district is made up of 68 churches covering parts of Salem, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties (the district office is in Woodstown).  So it’s quite an undertaking for a new District Superintendent to become acquainted with all of the churches in our district. On Sunday August 3, we were honored to worship with Rev. Kwak during our 11:00 service. After...

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Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee begin new Ministries (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee begin new Ministries (7/6/14)

There’s a lot of excitement around our church with the arrival of our new pastor, Rev. Jim Bolton. But our previous pastors have moved on and their new churches are welcoming them also.  Rev. Dr. Larry Potts (formerly our Senior Pastor) is now serving at the Franklinville UMC, and Rev. Kee Young Yang (formerly our Associate Pastor) is now serving at the St. Paul’s UMC in Bayhead NJ. The church websites of these churches offer a glimpse into the arrival of their new pastors…...

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PUMC Welcomes the Boltons! (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in EventReport, Staff | 1 comment

PUMC Welcomes the Boltons! (7/6/14)

We welcomed Rev. Jim Bolton, wife Judy, and daughters Rebecca and Lindsey during their first Sunday with us on July 6.  As Rev. Bolton said at the beginning of the service, “Worship should be fun!”  And it certainly was an uplifting celebration as the Boltons joined our church family.  A pastor is not only the guy in the pulpit, but he (or she) is also a vital part of our church family.  We are thrilled that the Boltons now call PUMC their home! Who Am I???   Pastor Jim and his...

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Pastor Jim Bolton Begins His Ministry at PUMC!!! (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Pastor Jim Bolton Begins His Ministry at PUMC!!! (7/6/14)

Pastor Jim’s first Sunday with us is this week- July 6. His sermon this week is entitled- appropriately- “Who Am I?” He is preaching on Matthew 16:13-16 and Joshua 1:1-9. Communion will be celebrated during both services.  The second service will also feature the initial get-together of “Pastor’s Pals” (the children’s sermon).  So if you’re young enough to join Pastor Jim (or feel young enough to be with the kids), plan on coming down to the...

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Rev. Bolton Becomes PUMC Pastor (7/1/14)

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Rev. Bolton Becomes PUMC Pastor (7/1/14)

Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton is now our senior pastor!!!  The sad “goodbyes”of this transition have now turned into joyous “hellos!”  Our new pastor is with us, and  Jim, Judy, and daughters Rebecca and Lindsey have joined our church family.  As we look forward, our excitement about the ministry we can do under Pastor Jim’s leadership continues to grow and grow.   And now we anticipate the joy of  welcoming the Boltons to our church during their first Sunday with us (this...

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There Must Be 50 Ways (to welcome a pastor)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

There Must Be 50 Ways (to welcome a pastor)

On Sunday July 6 we will welcome Jim and Judy Bolton and their daughters to Pitman.  As we begin to embrace Rev. Bolton as our pastor, here are some practical things we should be doing. Check out the following link… http://www.churchleadership.com/50Ways/NewPastor.html?id=tweet20140515    ...

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Congregation says Goodbye to Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee (6/15/14)

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Congregation says Goodbye to Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee (6/15/14)

Sunday June June 15 was Father’s Day, but another issue weighed on our minds as we worshiped on that morning.  Several months ago it was announced that the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference had decided to not re-appoint Rev. Dr. Larry Potts to our church as our senior pastor.  Instead, he will be appointed to the Franklinville UMC. In addition, our Associate Pastor, Rev. Kee Young Yang will be appointed as the senior pastor of the St. Paul’s UMC in Bayhead NJ. Pastors in the...

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Pastor Transition Schedule (6/22 – 6/29)

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Pastor Transition Schedule  (6/22 – 6/29)

Last night (June 8) we celebrated the ministry of our pastors; Rev. Kee Young Yang and Rev. Dr. Larry Potts.  But our time with them is running short.  Here’s the schedule for the upcoming Sundays during this transition period… June 15 Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee’s last Sunday with us. June 22 No clergy will be present, but God’s work continues.  The choirs will lead a service looking back at our heritage and praising God for our church.  It will be a celebration of...

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PUMC Celebrates the Ministry of Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee (6/8/14)

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

PUMC Celebrates the Ministry of Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee (6/8/14)

On the evening of Sunday June 8, we held a covered dish dinner and celebrated the ministries of our pastors, Rev. Kee Yang and Rev. Dr. Larry Potts.  It was a huge turnout, a  lot of food, and time of special memories and celebration. Effective July 1, our Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Larry Potts will be appointed to the Franklinville United Methodist Church and our Associate Pastor, Rev. Kee-Young Yang will become  the senior pastor of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bayhead, NJ.  Rev....

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Celebrate the Ministry of Our Pastors (6/8/14)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Celebrate the Ministry of Our Pastors (6/8/14)

Effective July 1, our Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Larry Potts will be appointed to the Franklinville United Methodist Church and our Associate Pastor, Rev. Kee-Young Yang will become  the senior pastor of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bayhead, NJ.  Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton will become our new senior pastor. Pastor Larry has been with us for 6 years and pastor Kee for 3. Click Here to see the announcement about the changes in appointments. Even as pastors and congregations look towards...

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Transition? New Pastors? God’s already got us covered! (5/3/14)

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Church Operations, EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

Transition?  New Pastors?  God’s already got us covered!  (5/3/14)

In the United Methodist church, pastors are appointed to a church for one year.  Usually, pastors are re-appointed to their current church, but true to our heritage of serving with “circuit pastors“, change is inevitable.   All appointments in our conference begin on July 1.  In the weeks leading up to that date, things can get pretty hectic for the churches which are changing pastors.  A “dance of dominoes” begins where pastors move from parsonage to parsonage and...

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Rev. Jim Bolton Appointed as New PUMC Pastor

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Church Operations, Staff | 0 comments

Rev. Jim Bolton Appointed as New PUMC Pastor

In the United Methodist Church, pastors are appointed for a year at a time.  Appointments are decided by the Bishop of the conference (in our case, Bishop John Schol, of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference).  The bishop works closely with his “cabinet.” to match the gifts and abilities of a pastor to the needs of each local church. The bishop’s cabinet is made up of the District Superintendents.  These superintendents oversee the churches in each of the...

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