Ministry: Community & Church

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

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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Christmas Marketplace to Provide Drinking Water (11/10/18)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church | 0 comments

Christmas Marketplace to Provide Drinking Water (11/10/18)

Our Christmas Marketplace will be an exhibition of craft items (and a chance to sell or purchase some Christmas gifts)- all while helping to provide clean drinking water to people across the globe. It will be held on Saturday Nov. 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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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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