Mission: Beyond our Community

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

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, FEATURED, 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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BLAST to Fight Hunger by Washing Cars (5/20/17)

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global | 0 comments

BLAST to Fight Hunger by Washing Cars (5/20/17)

It’s called the “30 Hour Famine.”  Our Youth Group (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) participates in it every year, but this goes beyond a simple fast.  In addition to taking some time for spiritual reflection, we’re also going to make a difference for people who have no choice between eating and not eating.  And as part of that reflection, we’re also going to improve the reflection of the cars in our community! On Saturday May 20 (between the hours of 1:00...

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Breakfast and Yard Sale will Help La Pamilla Church! (4/29/17)

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Breakfast and Yard Sale will Help La Pamilla Church! (4/29/17)

On Saturday April 29, our Fellowship will once again be buzzing with activity to support our mission efforts for a church in La Palmilla Mexico.  We have held these breakfasts and yard sales twice a year for many years, but we are now very close to the point where our friends in La Palmilla will finally be able to dedicate their new sanctuary!   Breakfast Buffet (8-11AM)… We’ll throw one of our “Famous” Breakfast Buffets from 8:00 AM to 11:00AM. Come out and enjoy...

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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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Praise Band Concert Raises the Roof! (3/12/17)

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Praise Band Concert Raises the Roof!  (3/12/17)

It was a Sunday evening. Most of us had already gone to church that morning. But on Sunday 3/12/17 nearly 200 local Methodists gathered at PUMC for a Praise and Worship Concert. The silent auction before the concert and the love offering taken during the concert will be donated to our friends in La Palmilla Mexico to help them complete the construction of their new sanctuary. We are sending a mission team to LaPalmilla this summer (July 22-August 1). For years, this thriving church has been...

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PUMC Using Daffodils to Fight Cancer! (3/19/17)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMW | 0 comments

PUMC Using Daffodils to Fight Cancer! (3/19/17)

Spring is arriving!  And one of the first tastes of the new season is the emergence of those yellow flowers through the soil.  Daffodils!  They’re beautiful, they are harbingers of warmer weather, and- they can be used to fight one of the deadliest diseases afflicting mankind; Cancer.  We’re selling mini pots of daffodils to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The daffodil pots are being sold for $10 each.  A nice round number.  But note that we’re able to purchase...

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From Poland with Love (1/2/17)

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017 in Abramovich, EventReport, Mission: Global | 0 comments

From Poland with Love (1/2/17)

John and Dasia Abromovich are missionaries in Poland, who we have supported for many years.   The Abramovich’s work  with youth groups, leading Bible Studies and organizing camps.  John is from the area (Runnemede, NJ), and both of them have visited PUMC on many occasions.  John has been having some health issues which will prevent them from making their usual visit home this year, but they are actively continuing their ministry.  Dasia recently emailed the following to their prayer...

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Breakfast and Yard Sale will Help La Pamilla Church! (10/29/16)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Breakfast and Yard Sale will Help La Pamilla Church! (10/29/16)

On Saturday October 29, our Fellowship will once again be buzzing with activity to support our mission efforts for a church in La Palmilla Mexico…   Breakfast Buffet (8-11AM)… We’ll throw one of our “Famous” Breakfast Buffets from 8:00 AM to 11:00AM. Come out and enjoy our usual menu of French Toast casserole, Eggs, Chipped Beef, Pancakes… and some fruit to balance off the “bad” stuff! Cost of the buffet is Adults $8, $4 kids, free for...

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Redbird Flying into PUMC! (10/14/16 – 10/16/16)

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, redbird | 0 comments

Redbird Flying into PUMC! (10/14/16 – 10/16/16)

Redbird mission is special Conference of the United Methodist Church which is dedicated to serving the poor in Appalachia.  For many years, our church has sent mission teams into that area to help repair homes.  In recent years, our efforts have transitioned into a partnership with Red Bird Mission. In 2013, a team from our church traveled to Kentucky to serve with Redbird. One year later, our congregation raised over $3600 to support Redbird’s ministry.   Check out the below post for...

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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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Preschool Has a Cow… and then Some! (5/1/16)

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in EventReport, Mission: Global, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Has a Cow… and then Some! (5/1/16)

Our preschool,Our Father’s House, teaches more than “Readin’, Writing, and ‘Rithmatic.”    We also teach how to grow in the grace and love of God. Every month, we have taken on a different mission project.  In April,  we collected and donated $500 to Heifer International.   What is Heifer International? Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. They help poor and hungry people help...

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PUMC Promotes Peace With Justice Sunday (5/22/16)

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

PUMC Promotes Peace With Justice Sunday (5/22/16)

Our church in ‘lil ‘ole Pitman can use the Connection of the United Methodist church to help people across the world!  One of the opportunities to make a global difference will come to us on Sunday May 22.  This week has been designated by the United Methodist Church as “Peace with Justice” Sunday. On this day, Methodists world wide will take up a special offering to fund grassroots efforts that help make the world a more compassionate place to live.     Peace...

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Choices of the Heart Baby Bottles Give Options (5/8 – 6/19)

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Choices of the Heart Baby Bottles Give Options (5/8 – 6/19)

Abortion is never a welcome option.  Between Mothers Day and Fathers Day we’ll have the opportunity to help families make different choices. On Sunday, May 8 (Mother’s Day), Choices of the Heart bottles will be distributed.  Use these bottles during the time between Mother’s Day and Fathers Day (June 19) to save your change and to make a useful donation to Choices of the Heart. Your change can change a life! For twenty years, the mission of Choices of the Heart has been to...

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30 Hour Famine: Youth to Save Starving Kids by Fasting! (5/6/16 – 5/7/16)

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, youth | 0 comments

30 Hour Famine:  Youth to Save Starving Kids by Fasting! (5/6/16 – 5/7/16)

Youth- sometimes our Youth Group (BLAST- Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) occupies themselves by spreading gop and goo.  Sometimes they go on roller coasters or climb rocks.  But sometimes they have a blast with a fast.  A BLAST… by not eating???  Teenagers??? Yep!  BLAST also has a blast by helping others.  Last year we served breakfast at a homeless shelter, raised over a ton (literally) of food for the Pitman Food Pantry, and participated in many other ministries to help us learn more...

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United Methodist Women’s to Host Annual Tea (5/1/16)

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, Mission: AroundTowns, Mission: Beyond our Community, Mission: Global, UMW, women | 2 comments

United Methodist Women’s to Host Annual Tea (5/1/16)

The annual UMW Tea will be held on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00PM in the Fellowship Hall.  This event supports our UMW’s missions.     Here’s what’s on the menu: Variety of Teas Chicken salad on lettuce cup Mixed Greens salad Pasta Salad Fresh Fruit garnish Rolls Tickets can be purchased for $15.00 from circle leaders, church office, Helen Scaletti or Cindy Pownall. Bring your favourite tea cup and saucer… and your appetite!  +   +   +   +   +   +   +    + For more...

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