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Missions of the United Methodist Church

You are God’s Epiphany! (1/10/21)

Posted by on Jan 10, 2021 in Sermons, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

You are God’s Epiphany! (1/10/21)

We all want to see God. But can others see God through us??? In this second of two “Clergy Renewal” services produced by the Conference, Bishop Schol looks at how we can become an epiphany.

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God’s Got an Epiphany for You! (1/3/21)

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in FEATURED, Sermons, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

God’s Got an Epiphany for You! (1/3/21)

God has an epiphany for you- are you ready? During the two-week period of renewal for clergy (1/3 & 1/10), the Conference produced a video worship service. In his message, Bishop Schol challenges us to discover our own epiphanies. Where have you seen God? Open this post to watch the video.

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2020 Annual Conference Takes Courageous Steps (10/6/20)

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Church Operations, EventReport, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

2020 Annual Conference Takes Courageous Steps (10/6/20)

The 2020 conference of the Greater NJ Annual Conference was conducted using two online sessions on the mornings of 10/5 and 10/6. Despite the “social distancing”, Courageous strides were made in our efforts to be the heart, hands, and feet of God in Greater New Jersey.

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Leadership Academy Opening its “Doors”! (10/13/20)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in EventAnnouncement, Training, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Leadership Academy Opening its “Doors”!  (10/13/20)

The Greater NJ Annual Conference is offering a series of online classes as part of its new “Leadership Academy.” Attendees will learn about worship, small groups, and missions. Four different 3-session courses will be offered in October, November, January, and February. Each 90 minute session will be delivered on Zoom.

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World Wide Communion Sunday Means Global Mission (10/4/20)

Posted by on Oct 3, 2020 in Godprints, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

World Wide Communion Sunday Means Global Mission (10/4/20)

On Sunday October 4 we will celebrate World Wide Communion with our “virtual” service. But throughout the year, PUMC has continued to serve “Real” people in our community and to support missions around the globe. World Wide Communion is a time to give thanks and to pray for the work that remains to be done.

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Bishop to Lead Virtual Prayer Service (3/29/20)

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in EventAnnouncement, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Bishop to Lead Virtual Prayer Service (3/29/20)

Bishop Schol will lead a “virtual prayer time” on Sunday March 29 at 4:00 PM.  Here’s the announcement… Prayer Service- Bishop Schol’s Letter… If any among you are suffering, pray. James 5:13   Dear Friends in Christ, I am calling United Methodists of Greater New Jersey, their families and friends together for a time of prayer as we face challenges and concerns with the virus, Covid-19. A virtual prayer service will be held, this Sunday, March 29 at 4:00...

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Christmas Marketplace to Provide Drinking Water! (11/16/19)

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, UMW | 0 comments

Christmas Marketplace to Provide Drinking Water! (11/16/19)

Our second Christmas Marketplace will sell crafts to support missions both within our community and around the globe. The Marketplace will be held in our Fellowship Hall on Saturday November 16.

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PUMC Assembling Hygiene Kits for Migrants (July 2019)

Posted by on Jul 13, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

PUMC Assembling Hygiene Kits for Migrants (July 2019)

PUMC is helping to provide UMCOR with Hygiene Kits which can be delivered to the “Transitional Centers” helping migrants who have been released from detention.

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Greater NJ Ready to Conference! (5/19/19)

Posted by on May 14, 2019 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Greater NJ Ready to Conference! (5/19/19)

The Greater NJ Annual Conference will meet in Wildwood between Sunday 5/19/19 through Tuesday 5/21/19. Here are some details along with a link to the conference Live Stream.

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UMCOR Sunday Provides Relief (3/31/19)

Posted by on Mar 5, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

UMCOR Sunday Provides Relief (3/31/19)

The United Methodist Committee on Relief responds to worldwide disasters throughout the year. The funds needed for each relief effort are donated as the needs arise. And, 100% of those donations go directly to that project. The special offering on UMCOR Sunday (March 31) , is the only funding UMCOR receives to manage these relief efforts.

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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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