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Tanzania Testimony (9/16/18)

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Tanzania Testimony (9/16/18)

Where’s Tanzania?  Are there United Methodists there?  What are they doing and why should we care?  During our annual Conference in 2018, Greater New Jersey committed to a relationship with the United Methodist Conference of Tanzania.  Their bishop, Bishop Mande Muyombo,  was a guest at our conference in May and helped preside over our service of ordination. In June, our own bishop (Bishop John Schol) traveled to Tanzania with at team from New Jersey.    Rev. David LeDuc and the...

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2018 Lay Leadership Academy on Track (10/6/18)

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Training, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

2018 Lay Leadership Academy on Track (10/6/18)

The annual Laity Leadership “Academy”, a one day workshop, will be held on Saturday 10/6/18. You can pick one workshop from the five “tracks” that are available and learn tools and skills that will help you strengthen our church. The deadline for registration is 9/7/18.

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Greater NJ Conference Embraces Miracles Everywhere (5/22/18)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2018 in Church Operations, EventReport, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Greater NJ Conference Embraces Miracles Everywhere (5/22/18)

The 2018 Greater NJ Annual Conference approved a host of significant legislation, including a new Strategic Plan. As we recognized retirees and past achievements, we looked forward with a new vision to meet the real-life challenges that God is calling us to. Miracles Everywhere!

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Regional Day of Learning Visits PUMC (2/11/18)

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in EventReport, Training, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Regional Day of Learning Visits PUMC (2/11/18)

The Southern Region Day of Learning was held at our church on Sunday 2/11/18. About 200 people from Cape May to Haddonfield participated in the worship, workshops, and pizza.

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What is UMCOR Sunday? (3/11/18)

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

What is UMCOR Sunday? (3/11/18)

Throughout the year, we’ll hear how UMCOR uses 100% of our gifts for disaster relief. Nothing is spent on overhead. But once a year, there is a special offering to fund that overhead so that UMCOR can do its work the rest of the year. March 11, 2018 is UMCOR Sunday.

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What is Africa University?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Godprints, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

What is Africa University?

The United Methodist Church is a connectional church; local churches pull together and share resources to do things that are way too big for a single church to undertake.  How about ending malaria?  How about reducing malnutrition by offering masters degree education  in agriculture?  How about spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the continent of Africa?  Huge tasks!  But the United Methodist church is doing them. Through what we call our “Shared Ministries”, the United...

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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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