Ministry: Community & Church

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

Preschool Jumps into Fall Activities (October 2019)

Posted by on Sep 25, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, FEATURED, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Jumps into Fall Activities (October 2019)

The beginning of the new school year has arrived, and Our Father’s House is rolling out the red carpet to welcome our 2019-2020 students and families.  A slate of mission projects and activities is under way.  Here are a few of the highlights happening during the next month or so…   September Missions Project Our September Mission Project is to collect boxed cereal and to donate them to the Pitman Food Pantry.  So far, we’ve collected 70 boxes of cereal to help feed...

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PUMC Helps SERV Bring Peace to Survivors of Violence

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in EventReminder, Ministry: Community & Church | 0 comments

PUMC Helps SERV Bring Peace to Survivors of Violence

One of the offshoots of the fire which destroyed our downtown building in 2003, is that our rebuilt church is a modern facility which can be offered to the many groups needing meeting space.  Being a “community center” and providing meeting space allows us to assist organizations who are providing ministries which go beyond our own expertise.  By partnering with outside organizations in this small way, we have been helping people who are dealing with problems such as addictions,...

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Women Suplement Summer Lunches (6/2019)

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, UMW | 0 comments

Women Suplement Summer Lunches (6/2019)

The United Methodist Women are collecting toiletries that will be offered to Pitman residents as part of the First Presbyterian Church’s Summer Lunch Program. Drop your donations in the “Love Your Neighbors” box in the narthex.

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Preschool Class of ’19 Graduates and Marks one Decade of OFH! (5/29/19)

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Class of ’19 Graduates and Marks one Decade of OFH! (5/29/19)

PUMC’s Preschool, Our Father’s House, held their 4 year old graduation ceremony on Wednesday May 29. This graduation also marked the Tenth Year of OFH’s operation. Here’s a look at the graduation and at the last decade.

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From Palms to Eggs- Easter 2019’s Schedule of Events (4/14 – 4/21)

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

From Palms to Eggs- Easter 2019’s Schedule of Events (4/14 – 4/21)

Easter is on the way! Beginning with Jesus’ Triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and ending with His resurrection on Easter Sunday, we are celebrating this Holiest of Weeks. Here’s a summary of the events and services that we are holding.

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Our Father’s House Keeps on Building! (Jan-March 2019)

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Keeps on Building! (Jan-March 2019)

In addition to learning about ABCs, Our Father’s House has been busy collecting food for the pantry and visiting the residents at the Pitman Manor. Check out some pictures and more information about what our preschool has been doing so far this year.

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Mary Circle to Serve Souper Eggcitement! (3/17/19)

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church, UMW | 0 comments

Mary Circle to Serve Souper Eggcitement! (3/17/19)

From Soup to Nuts, the Mary Circle of our United Methodist Women is getting us ready for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.

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Food Pantry Fills God’s Call During the Shutdown

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

Food Pantry Fills God’s Call During the Shutdown

During the current government shutdown, the Pitman Food Pantry continues to help families make ends meet.

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Red Cross Blood Drive to Visit PUMC (1/25/19)

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church, Neighbors | 0 comments

Red Cross Blood Drive to Visit PUMC (1/25/19)

PUMC will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday Jan. 21 (2-7PM).

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Our Father’s House Sings the Meaning of Christmas! (12/6/18)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Sings the Meaning of Christmas! (12/6/18)

Our Preschool (Our Father’s House) presented their annual Christmas Pageant on 12/6/18. It was a story of innkeepers, shepherds, angels, stars and wise men, but it’s also a story for the here and now that goes deeper than the familiar narrative…

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Preschool Preparing Christmas Pageant! (12/6/18)

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Preparing Christmas Pageant! (12/6/18)

The cherubs are getting ready! Our Preschool, Our Father’s House, will host our annual Christmas Pageant on Wednesday 12/6/18 at 10 AM.

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Christmas Marketplace Provides Drinking Water (11/10/18)

Posted by on Dec 1, 2018 in EventReport, Ministry: Community & Church | 0 comments

Christmas Marketplace Provides Drinking Water (11/10/18)

On 11/10/18, our Christmas Marketplace transformed our Fellowship Hall into a winter village filled with craft items, food, and warm community. And, it helped to provide clean drinking water to people across the globe.

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Preschool to Open its Tenth Season! (9/10/18)

Posted by on Sep 8, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool to Open its Tenth Season!  (9/10/18)

Our preschool, Our Father’s House, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! The new school season begins on September 10.

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Memory Support Group Forming (10/2018)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church | 0 comments

Memory Support Group Forming (10/2018)

The Fall semester of Small Groups will be announced soon.  But one of the new groups that’s forming will help those of us who are dealing with any kind of dementia or memory loss (either for ourselves or for loved ones). Here’s more info: A Memory Support Group will start meeting in early October (in the church). Led by Eileen Oczkowski, weekly conversations will include the spectrum from mild memory loss to Alzheimer’s. We will share ideas & learn creative ways to cope...

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Sunday School to Kick Off Season with a Luau! (9/16/18)

Posted by on Aug 22, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church, SS-adults, SS-kids | 0 comments

Sunday School to Kick Off Season with a Luau! (9/16/18)

Fall has arrived.  That means cooler weather, back to school, and- a new season of our Sunday School.  We’re planning to get the ’18-’19 year cooking by holding a Rally Day Luau on Sunday, September 16 from 9:30 -10:30 AM. Join us for moving-up grade levels and kicking off the year. There will be games, a waterslide (bring your bathing suit!!), and a bounce house.        ...

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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, 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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