Worship & Prayer

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Bishop to Lead Virtual Prayer Service (3/29/20)

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in EventAnnouncement, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Bishop to Lead Virtual Prayer Service (3/29/20)

Bishop Schol will lead a “virtual prayer time” on Sunday March 29 at 4:00 PM.  Here’s the announcement… Prayer Service- Bishop Schol’s Letter… If any among you are suffering, pray. James 5:13   Dear Friends in Christ, I am calling United Methodists of Greater New Jersey, their families and friends together for a time of prayer as we face challenges and concerns with the virus, Covid-19. A virtual prayer service will be held, this Sunday, March 29 at 4:00...

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

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020 in EventReport, FEATURED, 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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World Day of Prayer to Take Up Mat and Walk (3/6/20)

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

World Day of Prayer to Take Up Mat and Walk (3/6/20)

The annual World Day of Prayer service will be held on Friday March 1 at the St. James Lutheran Church in Pitman. The theme of this year’s service stems from Jesus’s miraculous healing of the paralytic where he told the lame man to “Rise! Take up Your Mat and Walk.” This service will draw us into the healing process of peace and reconciliation.

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Lenten Devotional for 2020

Posted by on Feb 17, 2020 in FEATURED, Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 2 comments

Lenten  Devotional for 2020

Several local churches have pooled together to create a booklet of daily devotions for the 2020 Lenten season. All of the articles were written specifically for this booklet. Open this post to view the articles and to take part in the day by day readings.

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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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For Unto YOU (Christmas Eve, 2019)

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019 in Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

For Unto YOU (Christmas Eve, 2019)

Our 2019 Christmas Eve service was marked by tradition, familiar music, and familiar Bible readings. But the key verse from the sermon challenged us to awaken from the familiar and consider how deeply our Creator-God loves each one of us. “For unto ME is born a Savior…”

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Press Report from Bethlehem! (12/22/19)

Posted by on Dec 23, 2019 in Hughes, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Press Report from Bethlehem! (12/22/19)

In what is becoming a Sunday before Christmas tradition, Rev. Jim Hughes visited PUMC and gave us a first hand account of what happened on that First Christmas.  This year, he appeared as Amos, a newspaper reporter who happened to be covering the beat in Bethlehem on that wondrous night. Amos challenged us to go beyond being a casual and impartial observer of Jesus. Become part of the story.

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Service to Welcome the Longest Night (12/21/19)

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Service to Welcome the Longest Night (12/21/19)

December 21 marks the day of the Winter Solstice; the day when our part of the world is tilted as far away from the sun’s direct rays as it can get.  It’s the day with the least amount of sun; it’s the night that has the most amount of darkness.  For many of us, the loss of loved ones brings an emotional darkness into our lives.  The upcoming celebrations of Christmas viciously contrast with our inner pain of never to be repeated memories.  The light contrasts with the...

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2019 Advent Schedule Looks Forward to Jesus (12/2019)

Posted by on Nov 23, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

2019 Advent Schedule Looks Forward to Jesus (12/2019)

Advent is a busy time around PUMC! This post will help you keep track of the many worship, celebration, and service opportunities available to you during this holiday season. Plug in as we look Forward and Within to see Jesus this year.

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Piano, Pedals, Sticks and Strings Praise God! (10/27/19)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 2 comments

Piano, Pedals, Sticks and Strings Praise God! (10/27/19)

On Sunday, October 27 (at 6:30 PM), our choirs and Praise Team led a special evening celebrating the history of Christian Music.  Piano, Organ, Bells, Drum, and Guitars accompanied our vocalists as we featured the music of our faith.

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2019 Advent Devotional Looks Forward

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

2019 Advent Devotional Looks Forward

An Advent Devotional booklet has been produced by several area churches, and hard copies are available in our Narthex. An electronic version of the booklet is rendered in this post. Follow these daily articles throughout Advent and look forward to the Christ.

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The Roman Centurion (Camp Meeting, 9/1/19)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2019 in Godprints, Pitman Camp Meeting, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

The Roman Centurion (Camp Meeting, 9/1/19)

Sherry and Al Zappola led the final Camp Meeting service of the summer of 2019. Al came as a Roman Centurion and told his story of what happened when he crucified Jesus.

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Amazing Story, Beautiful Savior (Camp Meeting, 8/19/19)

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Amazing Story, Beautiful Savior (Camp Meeting, 8/19/19)

Rev. Jeff Crispin spoke at the Camp Meeting on 8/18/19. He told an amazing story of a beautiful savior who came to solve a problem that only He could solve: Sin. Through His grace that overcomes our sin, we can live a joyful life of love in a restored relationship with our Creator.

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Talking with God Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Camp Meeting, 7/28/19)

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Talking with God Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Camp Meeting, 7/28/19)

John Keith Davis brought his unique touch of music and inspiration to the Pitman Camp Meeting on July 29, 2019. In the words of his closing song, “When I am cast out and troubled in Soul, God whispers peace to me.”

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Confirmation Class Makes Commitment (6/30/19)

Posted by on Jul 8, 2019 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer, youth | 0 comments

Confirmation Class Makes Commitment (6/30/19)

The 2009 Confirmation Class publicly declared their faith during the 6/30/19 service. What is Baptism? What is Confirmation? The “Chuck Knows Church” videos included in this article seek to shed some light on these sacraments.

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When Life isn’t Fair (Camp Meeting, 6/30/19)

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019 in Pitman Camp Meeting, Sermons, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

When Life isn’t Fair (Camp Meeting, 6/30/19)

Richwood UMC opened the 2019 season of the Pitman Camp Meeting and got us off to a rousing start.  Sanctified opened the worship in music and Rev. Steve Herman preached an inspiring sermon with practical advice on what to do when life treats you unfairly.

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Pitman Camp Meeting Schedules 2019 Summer Season (6/30 thru 9/1)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Pitman Camp Meeting, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Pitman Camp Meeting Schedules 2019 Summer Season (6/30  thru 9/1)

The 149th annual Pitman Camp Meeting kicks off on Sunday June 30, 2019. Each Sunday’s service begins at 7:30 in the Grove Auditorium. Open this post to view the season’s week by week schedule.

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Services will Recognize Native American Sunday (5/19/19)

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Services will Recognize Native American Sunday (5/19/19)

Sunday May 19 will be a special service in which we celebrate the contributions of Native Americans to our society. PUMC Lay Speaker Steve Ozkowski (who has roots in the Mohawk Tribal Nation) will deliver the sermon in both services.

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PUMC Celebrates Favorite Hymns (5/12/19)

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

PUMC Celebrates Favorite Hymns (5/12/19)

In a special Mother’s Day celebration, we sang through our list of “Top Ten Hymns”. This list had been compiled via a survey in the bulletin for several weeks and a total of 84 songs received votes!

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Choirs to Lead Celebration of Palm Sunday (4/14/19)

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs to Lead Celebration of Palm Sunday (4/14/19)

On Palm Sunday (4/14/19), our choirs will present a cantata entitled “Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross.” Join in the celebration of Palm Sunday and in the reflection of the cross. There will only be one service; at 10:15 AM.

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