Mission: Beyond our Community

Ministering to someone outside of our community. Supporting regional, state, or world-wide missions.

Tanzania Testimony (9/16/18)

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, FEATURED, 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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Appalachia is Coming to PUMC to Exhibit Crafts (10/20 – 10/21, 2018)

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, FEATURED, Mission: NJandCountry, redbird | 0 comments

Appalachia is Coming to PUMC to Exhibit Crafts (10/20 – 10/21, 2018)

Red Bird Mission (serving the people in rural Appalachia), will bring their Craft Fair to PUMC on October 20-21. Mark this weekend on your calendar. It will be a chance to catch up with our friends from Kentucky (and maybe to get a jump on your Christmas shopping too!).

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PUMC to Celebrate Native Americans Sunday (8/18/18)

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

PUMC to Celebrate Native Americans Sunday (8/18/18)

During our services on Sunday August 19, we will celebrate Native American Ministries. Steve Oczkowski, a PUMC Lay Speaker, is also affiliated with the Mohawk Tribe.  He will deliver the message during both services, reminding us of the gifts and contributions made by Native Americans to the United Methodist Church and to society. Steve’s message is entitled:  “Rite of Passage: A Personal Journey”, and he will share of his walk with God.  The scripture will be Luke...

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Local Methodists in Concert for Puerto Rico (5/12/18)

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in EventReport, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Local Methodists in Concert for Puerto Rico (5/12/18)

In July, a mission team from the First UMC of Glassboro (Pitman’s “next door neighbor”) will travel to Puerto Rico to help in hurricane recovery efforts.
On May 12, we hosted a dinner and Praise Band concert to support this team from Glassboro.

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Preschool Heaps on Heifer Gifts! (4/30/18)

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in EventReport, kids, Mission: Beyond our Community, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Heaps on Heifer Gifts! (4/30/18)

Our Fathers House is more than your “normal” preschool. It’s also about exposing our kids to God’s love and showing them how to share that love with others by being God’s hands and feet.
Recently, the Our Fathers House family completed a project where they made a huge donation to Heifer International.

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Vanderhoofs Extend Their Kingdom Legacy (4/15/18)

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in EventReport, Mission: Beyond our Community, Vanderhoof | 0 comments

Vanderhoofs Extend Their Kingdom Legacy (4/15/18)

Missionaries Jim and Alice Vanderhoof visited PUMC in April 2018 to share in our worship service. Besides giving updates about their ministry, they inspired us to write our own stories by developing a legacy of relationships.

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Turn your Trash into Treasure!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 in EventReminder, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Turn your Trash into Treasure!

Did you know that those annoying tabs on your soda cans can be used to help sick children? Or that cancelled stamps can be used to help patients pay hospital bills?
There’s a bucket in the narthex to collect these items for this unique ministry…

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Missionaries Jim & Alice Vanderhoof to Visit PUMC! (4/15/18)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, Vanderhoof | 0 comments

Missionaries Jim & Alice Vanderhoof to Visit PUMC! (4/15/18)

PUMC has always supported global missionaries, and we’ve built up a relationship with many of them over the years.  One of these missionary couple is the Vanderhoofs.  Jim and Alice have been serving in Kenya since 1984 and have visited PUMC many times. We’ll have a chance to catch up with them on Sunday April 15 (both services).  Jim and Alice will report on what they’ve been doing and to witness to what the Lord has been doing through them.  After serving on the mission...

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Daffodils and Diapers Help Sick and Needy (3/25/18)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2018 in EventReport, Mission: NJandCountry, Neighborhood Center, UMW | 0 comments

Daffodils and Diapers Help Sick and Needy (3/25/18)

The day was Palm Sunday; a special sabbath for celebrating the arrival of our King and Savior into Jerusalem. But like any other opportunity when we gather, it was also a time to reach out and help the needy.  Palm Branches helped us worship, but Daffodils and Diapers helped us to help others.   Daffodils Each year at this time, we sell pots of daffodils.  These yellow flowers do more than to just brighten up our springtime homes;  the proceeds go to the the American Cancer society to...

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Remembering Missionary John Enright (12/26/17)

Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 in Enright, EventReport, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Remembering Missionary John Enright (12/26/17)

Long time PUMC’ers probably remember supporting Ken and Loraine Enright during the 1980s (and beyond).  The Enrights were missionaries in Africa, using their airplanes to bring medicine and the Gospel to remote areas in Zaire and the other African countries they ministered to over the years. Ken and Loraine have both passed away, but their son John took up the mantel. Unfortunately, we recently lost John when he was killed in an automobile accident on the day after Christmas (2017).  His...

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Area Worship Teams Join in Concert for La Palmilla (3/11/18)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Area Worship Teams Join in Concert for La Palmilla (3/11/18)

On Sunday March 11, 2018 , we hosted a “Praise Band Concert.” The concert gave us a chance to worship in music, to fellowship, and to support our sister church in La Palmilla, Mexico.

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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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Women Selling Chili to Warm Things Up (1/7/17)

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMW | 0 comments

Women Selling Chili to Warm  Things Up (1/7/17)

The United Methodist Women are having a chili sale on Sunday, January 7. The cost is $9.00 per quart. Orders must be in by Sunday January 1, and the chili will be available after either service on January 7.

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Yard Sale & Breakfast to Support Church in Mexico (10/28/17)

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Yard Sale & Breakfast to Support Church in Mexico (10/28/17)

On Saturday October 28 2017, we’ll throw one of our “famous” Breakfast Buffets with a Yard Sale. These events will benefit our ongoing efforts to assist our friend in La Palmilla Mexico.

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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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Youth Building Buckets for Flood Relief (10/29/17)

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

Youth Building Buckets for Flood Relief (10/29/17)

Imagine that your home has been flooded.  The smell of mildew is everywhere.  Dirt coats the floors and counters.  One of your biggest needs is something we take for granted: cleaning supplies.  Buckets, soaps, laundry detergent, sponges, trash bags… the list goes on and on.  As part of the United Methodist Committed on Relief’s (UMCOR) efforts, our youth have started a project to collect items to assemble “Flood Buckets.”  These buckets will be filled with specific...

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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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Mission Team Helps Dedicate a New Sanctuary (7/29/17)

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Mission Team Helps Dedicate a New Sanctuary (7/29/17)

For 18 years, a poor but vibrant Methodist Church in Mexico has been diligently working to build a new sanctuary for their church. Over the years, our church has supported them with our prayers, gifts, and with several hands-on mission trips to help in the construction. To get a taste of our efforts to partner with La Palmilla over the years, click this button: La Palmilla This year’s Team had the honor of being in La Palmilla to take part in the fruition of this effort: The sanctuary...

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PUMC Musicians Use Guitars to Fight Cancer! (6/3/17)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

PUMC Musicians Use Guitars to Fight Cancer! (6/3/17)

Cancer.  It has affected, it is affecting, and it will affect many different people in many different ways.  For surviving family, it creates mourning,  To victims, it creates pain.  And to survivors, it creates celebration.  But for all of us, it’s something that needs to be eliminated.  We need a cure. Every year, the American Cancer Society sponsors what it calls a “Relay for Life” event.  A “Relay” event was recently held at the Washington Lake Park, in nearby...

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