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UMCOR and Other Churches Provide Disaster Relief (9/10/17)

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in EventReport, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

UMCOR and Other Churches Provide Disaster Relief (9/10/17)

Excerpts from a recent article in USA Today (Sept. 9-10, 2017) document how faith based organizations (like our own UMCOR) are providing 80% of the disaster recovery that is currently happening.  It’s an example of how we can partner with the government (FEMA) to care for those whose lives have been upended by the recent storms. Faith based groups have been super busy of late, providing more aid to hurricane victims than even FEMA. They are first to arrive at scenes of natural disasters,...

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Rev. Dave Bailey to Visit PUMC (9/17/17)

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Rev. Dave Bailey to Visit PUMC (9/17/17)

Think back to 1964… 53 years ago…  Teenagers were in rebellion against their parents and against authority in general.  They were we experimenting with drugs.  They were getting in trouble with the law.  They were slipping away from the moral foundation that their parents provided. 1964.  How things have changed…  Or have they??? In 1964, something else happened.  Our Associate Pastor, Rev. Dave Baliey, left PUMC and started a ministry in Alloway, NJ  (about 20 minutes...

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United Methodists Denounce Racism

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in EventReport, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

United Methodists Denounce Racism

The recent events in Charlottsville VA (where violence erupted when a neo-nazi group protested the removal of a Confederate statue) have spawned a series of responses from the United Methodist Church leaders. Being actively engaged in issues of justice and human rights is part of our “DNA” as United Methodists, and the recent comments by our church leaders is consistent with that call.   Book of Resolutions The Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church calls us to...

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What is UMCOR Day? (3/26/17)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

What is UMCOR Day? (3/26/17)

There’s an earthquake… there’s a drought…. there’s a Tsunami…  there’s an epidemic… What do we do when terrible things happen to people?  Do we just sit by and say “Oh, that’s such a shame.”  Or do we actually do something to relieve the suffering? UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) may sound like the name of some stuffy committee.  But it truly is the driving force of our church’s response to suffering anywhere...

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Shared Ministries Reach to Tanzania!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Shared Ministries Reach to Tanzania!

Pitman UMC is connected with other United Methodists around the globe.  One of the ways we support that “connection” and the ministry that’s being done by other churches is through our “shared giving.” We’re helping to spread the Gospel of Christ to people all over the world.  Recently we received an update from the church in Tanzania…   FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF TANZANIA Rev. Mutwale Ntambo Wa Mushidi One of the global missions that PUMC...

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Hope to get a Boost at GNJ Conference (5/23/16)

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Hope to get a Boost at GNJ Conference (5/23/16)

The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference will hold their … “annual conference” next week at the Wildwoods Convention Center.  During one of the worship services, an offering will be taken to benefit our “A Future With Hope” mission. PUMC has contributed to this effort, and our portion of this offering will be given during the conference. Below is more information about A Future With Hope (synopsis of an article by Chris Carter printed in the United Methodist...

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A Future with Hope Continues to Rebuild Sandy Devistation

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope Continues to Rebuild Sandy Devistation

In 2012 one of the worst storms ever to hit our state pounded our shore communities. The result, in addition to all of the lost business and damaged public infrastructure, is that over 160,000 families were instantly rendered homeless.  In response, New Jersey Methodists (the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference)  created an organization called “A Future with Hope.”   “A Future with Hope” is a vehicle for funneling volunteers from churches all across the state to help...

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Shared Giving Supports Native American Ministries

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Shared Giving Supports Native American Ministries

Native American Ministries is a Shared Ministry important to all United Methodists. For centuries, Native Americans have shared their love of God’s earth, their respect for all people, and their desire to live peacefully. In 1988 to honor that rich heritage the United Methodist General Conference choose to focus on Native American Ministries each April; to remind us all of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to our church, and to society. Navajo, Choctaw, Cherokee, and...

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A Future with Hope: Billy’s Story

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: Billy’s Story

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… Billy’s home was filled with 6 feet of water.  Everything was destroyed, but they somehow took a strange comfort in knowing that everyone else was going through the same problem.  But he was on his own… he lost his job, and was burdened with an overwhelming list of tasks that had to be done.  He looked for grants eventually discovered “A...

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A Future with Hope: The Hope Chain

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: The Hope Chain

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… On this Valentine’s Day, let’s turn our attention to others and in some way latch on to the way that God loves and cares for His children with the Body of Christ.  Here is the story of the Hope Chain…     A Future With Hope On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. The destruction left by that storm was...

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A Future With Hope: Jeanne’s Story

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future With Hope: Jeanne’s Story

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… When Jeanne and her husband moved into their home, they made it a special creative project.  Her husband poured his talents into the home.  But by the time Sandy had struck, Jeanne’s husband had passed away.  The storm took away her touch and special memories with her late husband.  As she awaits for her house to be repaired, she continues to pay...

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A Future with Hope: Anna and Charlie’s Story

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: Anna and Charlie’s Story

This post is the first in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… Here is the story of Anna and Charlie, a couple who had recently retired and put all of their life’s savings into their home in Union Beach, NJ.  This couple has fostered over 100 children and adopted 9. By building a Future with Hope for them, we are allowing them to continue giving hope to the many children whom God has placed on their...

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Women to Make the Super Bowl Something to Look Forward To! (2/7/16)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries, UMW | 0 comments

Women to Make the Super Bowl Something to Look Forward To! (2/7/16)

February 7, 2016 will probably be a pretty normal day for Philadelphia Eagles fans.  On that Sunday, the NFL’s two best teams will play for the championship Lombardi trophy.  But, it’s extremely unlikely that the Eagles will be one of those teams! But that doesn’t mean that “Superbowl Sunday” can’t be a super day for us. The Mary circle (of our United Methodist Women’s fellowship) is inviting everyone to leave the Superbowl cooking to us:  We will...

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PUMC Packs Health Kits! (9/20/15)

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, UMW, women | 0 comments

PUMC Packs Health Kits! (9/20/15)

The United Methodist Women are collecting items for Health Kits beginning this Sunday, 9/20! There will be a collection box in the Narthex. We will be packing the Kits at our Annual Fall Fling, Wednesday, October 14.   Here are the details on what we’re preparing…. Health Kit Materials Each health kit will contain the following materials.  Donate whatever parts of a kit that you can… 1 hand towel  15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches; Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels...

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PUMC to Return to Friendlys! (7/21/15 & 8/18/15)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

PUMC to Return to Friendlys!  (7/21/15 & 8/18/15)

During the Summer you need Ice Cream! You need to go to the shore and do other things to take advantage of the opportunity to mix thing up.  One of the highlights during the Fall and Winter is our Tuesday evenings of dinner, fellowship, and Bible Study.  But one of this summer’s highlights is shaping up to be our evenings at Friendlys! Last month, we held our first Fundraiser at Friendlys.  PUMC packed the restaurant and we raised over $250 for our shared ministries.  People across the...

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United Methodists Give the Poor in Belize a Head Start

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

United Methodists Give the Poor in Belize a Head Start

What if you only had an Eighth Grade education?  You didn’t know anything about science or math, your reading lagged behind, and you didn’t speak any English? In Belize, a country on the northeastern coast of Central America, 55% of the youth drop out of school before reaching High School.  The problem isn’t desire or the ability to learn; it’s the ability to pay!  The country’s commitment to education shrunk as the population grew.  The result was a lack of High...

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What is Africa University? What is Shared Ministry?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

What is Africa University?  What is Shared Ministry?

Africa University…. Wouldn’t it be great if we could train up a team of experts who could help people all over Africa to provide sources of  clean water, build churches, build schools, and divert young people away from an impoverished destiny by giving them a college education? As it turns out, the United Methodist Church is doing these things day in and day out.  One of the “causes” supported by our Shared Ministries is the Africa University.  Instead of sending...

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PUMC to Pack the Glassboro Friendly’s! (6/16/15)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries | 2 comments

PUMC to Pack the Glassboro Friendly’s! (6/16/15)

  Our Tuesday Night Dinners might have ended for the Summer, but we’re going to have another shot at a church family dinner on Tuesday June 16.  We have scheduled a Fundraiser at the Friendly’s  restaurant in Glassboro.  Friendly’s is located at the light where Woodbury Road meets Delsea  Drive. Here’s how it works: Download and print out the voucher (Friendly’s Voucher).  Vouchers will also be available at church. Bring the voucher and your appetite to the...

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UMCOR Takes Action in Nepal (4/27/15)

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in EventReport, Mission: Global, UMCOR | 0 comments

UMCOR Takes Action in Nepal (4/27/15)

On Saturday April 25 at 11:56 AM, a massive 7.5 earthquake struck Pokhara Nepal.  In Pitman, most of us were sound asleep (2:00 AM)- many of us fell asleep looking forward to the next day’s Breakfast Buffet and Yard Sale. But in Nepal, lives were instantly changed (and ended). Two days later, on April 27, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) approved a grant of $90,000 for partner GlobalMedic to bring sorely-needed clean water to Nepal earthquake survivors through distribution of...

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UMCOR Providing Relief in the Phillipines

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

UMCOR Providing Relief in the Phillipines

Typhoon Haiyan Relief UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) recently released a video describing their efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan.  Check  it out… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOjoJ027PtI&feature=youtu.be...

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