Ministry: Community & Church

Serving our community and ministry to church members. Includes OFH, “community center” type events such as flu shots, scouts.

Summer Blood Drive (8/10/18)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

Summer Blood Drive (8/10/18)

PUMC will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Friday August 10 (2-7PM). Appointments aren’t required, but they’re recommended. For more info (or to schedule an appointment), open this post…

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Churches Fill the Gaps during Summer Vacation! (6/20/18- )

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, FEATURED, Mission: AroundTowns, UMW | 0 comments

Churches Fill the Gaps during Summer Vacation! (6/20/18- )

It’s Summer! The kids are out of school… and school lunches have stopped for the summer.
The churches of Pitman are helping to fill the gap by distributing lunch boxes to children throughout the summer. We are also offering hygiene products that aren’t covered by food stamps.

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Pre-School Celebrates Graduation of Four-Year Olds (5/24/18)

Posted by on May 27, 2018 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Pre-School Celebrates Graduation of Four-Year Olds (5/24/18)

Our Preschool (Our Fathers House) celebrated the achievement of our 4 year old class with our annual graduation program.
The “Class of ’18” was one of our largest ever; about 50 students graced the front of our sanctuary and received their diplomas.

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Unbottled Support for Babies! (5/13/2018)

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Unbottled Support for Babies! (5/13/2018)

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day AND Father’s Day by helping expectant Moms give birth to healthy babies who will be nurtured by a loving family. Between these two special Sundays, we’ll fill Baby Bottles with our spare change. On Father’s Day, we’ll donate our filled bottles to Choices of the Heart.

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The Our Fathers House Book Fair is Open! (4/16/18)

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

The Our Fathers House Book Fair is Open! (4/16/18)

For many years, the Our Father’s House Preschool has held Book Fairs. Not only do these fairs help support the preschool financially, but they also put books into the hands of children (and the parents who read to them). This year’s Spring Fair is being held from 4/16 through 4/19.

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Cub Pack 218 Celebrates during Blue & Gold Breakfast (4/7/18)

Posted by on Apr 14, 2018 in EventReport, Ministry: Community & Church, scouts, youth | 0 comments

Cub Pack 218 Celebrates during Blue & Gold Breakfast (4/7/18)

Cub Pack 218 celebrated their kids and families during their annual Blue And Gold Breakfast on 4/7/18. It was a time to recognize achievements, and a time to “cross over” and to move on to the next phase in the journey.

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PUMC Participates in Pitman Volunteer Fair (1/27/18)

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

PUMC Participates in Pitman Volunteer Fair (1/27/18)

One of the traditional ways of celebrating Martin Luther King Day is to give yourself in service to the community.  Our own community of Pitman and our own community of Pitman United Methodist Church cannot be the community of love and support that it is without “volunteers”; people giving of themselves for the better good.   This year (on January 27, 2018) our town held a “Volunteer Fair” in our Borough Hall.  A wide variety of  organizations participated by telling...

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PUMC to Host Blood Drive (1/26/18)

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

PUMC to Host Blood Drive (1/26/18)

On Friday January 26, the Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive in our Fellowship Hall from 1:00-6:00 PM.  Walk-ins are welcome, but you can visit the American Red Cross website to schedule a time.   (Scroll down for the link and instructions)…     In addition to the knowledge that you’re helping others (and maybe even saving a life!), your donation will also “earn” you a coupon to receive a coffee and donut from Dunkin’ Donuts…    The donation...

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Preschool Teaches The True Meaning of Christmas (12/7/17)

Posted by on Dec 9, 2017 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Teaches The True Meaning of Christmas (12/7/17)

On Thursday December 7, the Pre-K classes of our Our Father’s House Preschool presented their annual Christmas Pageant.  Mary, Joseph, Friendly Beasts, Shepherds, Wise Men, a Star, and even a pajama girl gathered around the manger to welcome the Baby Jesus.   About 50 children participated, and the sanctuary was filled with proud parents pointing their cell phone cameras towards their youngsters. To those who have supported Our Father’s House by attending these annual pageants,...

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Our Fathers House Graduates Class of 2017! (5/25/17)

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in EventReport, kids, Ministry: Community & Church, OFH | 0 comments

Our Fathers House Graduates Class of 2017! (5/25/17)

It’s always one of the highlights of the year…for the kids, for the parents, and for the church! The 35 Pre-Kindergarteners who comprise the Class of 2017 put on an awesome show during the graduation ceremony on May 25, 2017.
Read this post to see some inspiring pictures and to learn more about Our Father’s House.

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Our Father’s House Book Fair is Coming! (4/3/17)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Book Fair is Coming! (4/3/17)

Our Father’s House Preschool will host our Spring Scholastic Book Fair in April.  Here are the days and hours where you can visit and pick out some great books: Monday, April 3       8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Tuesday April 4        8:30 AM – 3:00 PM    AND    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 5        8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Thursday, April 6        8:30 AM – 3:00 PM The fair will be held upstairs in the Gathering Room of the Pitman United Methodist Church.  This fair is a Buy...

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2017 Easter Egg Hunt is ready to Hatch! (4/15/17)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

2017 Easter Egg Hunt is ready to Hatch! (4/15/17)

April 15!  What unpleasant duty does that date conjure up?  IRS???  Well, think again… what PLEASANT event does that date also mean?  Saturday April 15 is the date of our Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt!  April 15 means EGG! From 11:00AM until 1:00 PM our parking lot and Fellowship Hall will be the site of some Eggciting Activity- Lunch, a “special presentation” (magic show?), and of course, the Big Hunt on our lawn.  The Easter Egg Hunt will be held Rain or Shine! Last year,...

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Two Wings Helping Angels of God!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in EventReminder, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Two Wings Helping Angels of God!

Angels of God is a ministry that seeks to help people by providing little used clothing and other household items.  People  can shop the Angels of God “store” (on Broadway in Pitman), pick out what they need, and then “check out”  without paying.  Although not directly connected with PUMC, we have been supporting this important ministry in many ways over the years. Currently, two collections for Angels of God are being made in our church:   Our Angels of God Small...

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Thread ‘n Yarn Ministries Extend God’s Love (2/19/17)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in EventReport, Knitting Ministries, Ministry: Community & Church | 1 comment

Thread ‘n Yarn Ministries Extend God’s Love (2/19/17)

Colorful Ministry on Display When we arrived in church on Sunday February 19, the altar rail was draped with a huge collection of beautifully knitted, crocheted and quilted items.  Over 75 of them were laid on the altar so that we could lay hands on them in prayer.  These items are used to extend God’s love, through PUMC, through blankets and shawls, to those who are in need. Each item was lovingly created over the last 6 months by the Hooks ‘n Needles ministry and the Scrappy...

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BLAST- Feed and Games! (2/20/17)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in BLAST, EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

BLAST- Feed and Games! (2/20/17)

Our Youth Group keeps active in many ways.  Sometimes it’s all Fun and Games.  Other times, it’s expressing God’s love through some serious (but fun) service. BLAST celebrated this Presidents Day weekend in typical fashion.  First by having some “Where’s Waldo” fun at the Deptford Mall on Sunday.  And then on Monday by serving breakfast at the New Visions Day Shelter in Camden.   Where’s Waldo? The Deptford Mall is a familiar place for most of us...

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PUMC to Host Blood Drive (1/27/17)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

PUMC to Host Blood Drive (1/27/17)

On the afternoon of Friday January 27, our Fellowship Hall will be the site of a Red Cross Blood Drive.  Give blood?  Why??? Due to various causes, the blood supply is currently dangerously low. This isn’t about the blood supply across the country, or across the state, or even across the region.  This is about the blood supply in our area hospitals! On Friday January 27 (from 2:00 – 7:00 PM), PUMC will do their part so you can do your part.  If you’re able, consider making an...

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PUMC Set to Collect Cans of Soup on Super Bowl Sunday (2/5/17)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

PUMC Set to Collect Cans of Soup on Super Bowl Sunday (2/5/17)

Even if you don’t live in Atlanta or Foxboro, Sunday February 5 is going to be a big (“Super”) day.  Even if you’re not a football fan, a lot of good things (er- “super” things) are happening on this day.  Here’s the count down: 1:   We’ll hold two worship services (9:30 and 11:00… the “normal schedule”).  2:   We’ll observe our annual “Dress Down Sunday”  Wear your favorite sports jersey. 3:   There...

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Our Father’s House Preschool to Present Annual Christmas Program (12/8/16)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Preschool to Present Annual Christmas Program (12/8/16)

The Our Father’s House Preschoolers will present their annual Christmas Program in our sanctuary. This year’s program is entitled “The True Meaning of Christmas.”
– Date: Thursday Dec. 8
– Time: 10:00 AM
All are welcome! You don’t have to be an OFH parent- in fact if you’ve experienced our preschool, now is a great time to see what this important ministry is all about.

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Trunk or Treat Entertains 900 Guests at PUMC! (10/29/16)

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

Trunk or Treat Entertains 900 Guests at PUMC! (10/29/16)

We opened our church for our annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday 10/29/16, and an estimated crowd of 900 people visited our parking lot and Fellowship Hall.  Guests could wander through the parking lot to view a variety of decorated trunks, jump in our bouncy house, or just to wander around our grounds on a clear evening.  Families then headed inside the Fellowship Hall to bob for donuts, bowl, eat, or just to mingle with other kids and families. Not only was a great opportunity for some family...

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PUMC to Host Red Cross Blood Drive (8/12/16)

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

PUMC to Host Red Cross Blood Drive (8/12/16)

We’re opening up our Fellowship Hall on Friday August 12 to help the American Red Cross eliminate the current shortage in the Emergency blood supply.  If you’re able to donate, consider registering and dropping by the church between the hours of 2 – 7 PM on Friday 8/12. For more information and to schedule a donation time:   Red Cross     *   *   *   *   * If you’re unable to donate on this date, consider signing up for the drive which will be held at the Pitman...

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