Church Operations

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PUMC Welcomes Back the Boltons! (7/9/17)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

PUMC Welcomes Back the Boltons! (7/9/17)

Pastors in the United Methodist Church are appointed one year at a time.  Clergy are members of the Annual Conference; not of the local church.  And, they are “Itinerant Pastors”, serving for an average of 5-10 years at a local church. July first is the official start of a clergy appointment.  For many churches, the last Sunday is June is a difficult time where a congregation says “goodbye” to an outgoing pastor.  For others,  the first Sunday of July is a day of hope...

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PUMC is on the Air!

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Church Operations, EventReminder, FEATURED | 0 comments

PUMC is on the Air!

It’s Sunday morning and you can’t get to church… Shut-in? On Vacation? In your college dorm? Snowed In? Stifled by the heat and humidity? Just not feeling 100%??? Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, you can still “Go to Church!”  Live Streaming of our Sunday services has come.  You can now watch a real-time video simulcast of our services on our church website, or on an app on your phone.  Open the page and it’s (almost) like being in the sanctuary for...

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PUMC Prepares for annual conference for Annual Conference (5/21/17)

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

PUMC Prepares for annual conference for Annual Conference (5/21/17)

It does get a bit confusing… PUMC is part of the Delaware Bay District... The Delaware Bay District  is part of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference is part of the Northeast Jurisdiction The Northeast Jurisdiction is part of the United Methodist Church! And, once a year, the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference holds a conference in Wildwood NJ.  Notice the lower case “c” in the word for “meeting”… this...

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New Church Picture Directory is on the Way! (3/14/17)

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

New Church Picture Directory is on the Way! (3/14/17)

Mother’s Day is coming…what better gift than a beautiful family portrait!   LifeTouch will be taking portrait pictures to include in our next Picture Directory on March 14 & 15, 21 & 22 and April 11 & 12 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. (APPOINTMENT REQUIRED) in the Gathering room (2nd floor). Please use the button below to schedule your appointment now. Your appointment will take approximately one hour. NO purchase of the photos are necessary but please do have them taken to be...

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Greater NJ Annual Conference Set to… Conference (5/22/16)

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Greater NJ Annual Conference Set to… Conference (5/22/16)

We United Methodists operate in an environment of what we call The Connection; we’re not alone.  Together with other United Methodists we can pole our resources and accomplish much more for the building of God’s Kingdom than we could on our own. Pitman United Methodist Church is a member of…. the Delaware Bay District… which is a member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference… which is part of the Northeastern Jurisdiction… which is part of the global...

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PUMC Enters a Construction Zone!

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

PUMC Enters a Construction Zone!

Roads are great… we use them all the time! But that’s part of the problem.  After years of rain, ice, snow, salt, and plowing, roads wear out.  They get pot holes.  The sidewalks become… unwalkable. Unfortunately, that also applies to the roads surrounding our church.  Our church building is located on the corner of Lambs Road (county road 635) and Broadway (County road 553A), and both roads are now undergoing serious work.   The Plan… Broadway and Lambs are county...

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PUMC Celebrates 130th Anniversary with a Special Sunday (11/1/15)

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in ChurchHistory, EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

PUMC Celebrates 130th Anniversary with a Special Sunday (11/1/15)

On November 10 1885, the “Pitman Grove Methodist Episcopal Church” was “organized”,  and what we now know as the “Pitman United Methodist Church“- was born.  Our church is now 130 years old! On November 1 2015 we celebrated!  Our usual 9:30 and 11:00 services merged into a single 10:15 service of worship, and we all got together in the Fellowship Hall afterwards for a covered dish luncheon. It was a homecoming of sorts, and Pastor Jim’s sermon was...

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Youth Lead the Way!!!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in BLAST, Church Operations, EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

Youth Lead the Way!!!

Sometimes adults think of youth as “so and so’s son or daughter” or of a demographic that we somehow need to attract and create programs for. But the people we call “Youth” are a dynamic part of our church. Recently we have seen three examples of their leadership and how they have contributed to our church and its mission.  The list could go way beyond these three items, but here’s a taste of the contributions that they are always making…   1: ...

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Eagle Scout Candidate Takes on Needed Project (5/10/15)

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in Church Operations, EventReport, scouts | 0 comments

Eagle Scout Candidate Takes on Needed Project (5/10/15)

Rakes, shovels, snow blowers, shovels… where do you put them?  If you’re a homeowner,  you probably store them in your garage or in a garden shed.  But if you’re a church, you also need a place to store them.  We’re called to be good stewards of all God has entrusted us with… even rakes and shovels. Ever since we moved into our new building in 2008, this has been an issue.  Snowblowers, gas cans, and other items have been stored under tarps; hidden away in any...

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Greater New Jersey Annual Conference to Meet in Wildwood (5/28/15)

Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Greater New Jersey Annual Conference to Meet in Wildwood (5/28/15)

This year’s conference for the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference will be held between Thursday May 28 through Saturday May 30 at the Wildwood Convention Center in Wildwood.  Annual Conference is a yearly session for clergy and lay members to worship, learn about programs, and conduct the business of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. This year, we will be electing delegates to the Jurisdictional and General Conference of the denomination. The 2015 Annual Conference...

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Snow Forces Cancellations! (1/26/15)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Snow Forces Cancellations! (1/26/15)

Because of the impending snow storm, most of the activities scheduled to be held on Monday 1/26 (evening) and Tuesday 1/27 (day and evening)  have been cancelled. See below for details…   Our Father’s House Cancellations or late openings will be announced separately via email. Our Father’s House was closed on Tuesday January 27…   PUMC and Outside Activities Monday Jan. 26 Cancelled:  Newpoint Meeting, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Postponed:  Administrative...

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Tuesday Nighters Decorate the Sanctuary (11/25/14)

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 in Church Operations, EventReport | 0 comments

Tuesday Nighters Decorate the Sanctuary (11/25/14)

Many of us took a night away form our usual  Tuesday night studies to help our church prepare for Christmas.  “Christ” “Mas” literally means “celebration of Christ,” and one of the things that  focuses us and helps us to Celebrate Christ  is the traditional decorations of trees, garlands, and Nativity Scenes. Both before and after the usual Tuesday night dinner, we “hung the greens” and got into the Christmas spirit.   Here’s a quick ...

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PUMC Marks its 129th Anniversary! (11/10/14)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in ChurchHistory, EventReminder | 0 comments

PUMC Marks its 129th Anniversary! (11/10/14)

Our church has a long history, beginning with a Sunday School class that started in November of 1877.  This class grew out of the summer Camp Meetings which were held in the Pitman Grove. But the “official start” of the “Pitman Grove Methodist Episcopal Church” came 15 years after this initial class was formed.    Here’s an excerpt from the booklet “Our Heritage” which was written 1n 1985 in commemoration of our centennial… On November 10, 1885,...

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DS Rev. Jisun Kwak Visits PUMC (8/3/14)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

DS Rev. Jisun Kwak Visits PUMC (8/3/14)

Our new District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak,  is busy trying to meet the people and churches of the Delaware Bay district. Our district is made up of 68 churches covering parts of Salem, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties (the district office is in Woodstown).  So it’s quite an undertaking for a new District Superintendent to become acquainted with all of the churches in our district. On Sunday August 3, we were honored to worship with Rev. Kwak during our 11:00 service. After...

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PUMC to Host D.S. Installation (9/21/14)

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

PUMC to Host D.S. Installation (9/21/14)

Effective July 1, the Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak became our new District Superintendent, Replacing Rev. Richard Nichols (who was appointed as the Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Moorestown). On Sunday September 21, our church will have the honor of hosting her service of installation as the Superintendent of the Delaware Bay District.  The service will begin at 3:00 PM, and a reception will be held in our Fellowship Hall afterwards. Bishop John Schol, the presiding bishop of the...

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Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee begin new Ministries (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee begin new Ministries (7/6/14)

There’s a lot of excitement around our church with the arrival of our new pastor, Rev. Jim Bolton. But our previous pastors have moved on and their new churches are welcoming them also.  Rev. Dr. Larry Potts (formerly our Senior Pastor) is now serving at the Franklinville UMC, and Rev. Kee Young Yang (formerly our Associate Pastor) is now serving at the St. Paul’s UMC in Bayhead NJ. The church websites of these churches offer a glimpse into the arrival of their new pastors…...

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PUMC Welcomes the Boltons! (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in EventReport, Staff | 1 comment

PUMC Welcomes the Boltons! (7/6/14)

We welcomed Rev. Jim Bolton, wife Judy, and daughters Rebecca and Lindsey during their first Sunday with us on July 6.  As Rev. Bolton said at the beginning of the service, “Worship should be fun!”  And it certainly was an uplifting celebration as the Boltons joined our church family.  A pastor is not only the guy in the pulpit, but he (or she) is also a vital part of our church family.  We are thrilled that the Boltons now call PUMC their home! Who Am I???   Pastor Jim and his...

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Pastor Jim Bolton Begins His Ministry at PUMC!!! (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Pastor Jim Bolton Begins His Ministry at PUMC!!! (7/6/14)

Pastor Jim’s first Sunday with us is this week- July 6. His sermon this week is entitled- appropriately- “Who Am I?” He is preaching on Matthew 16:13-16 and Joshua 1:1-9. Communion will be celebrated during both services.  The second service will also feature the initial get-together of “Pastor’s Pals” (the children’s sermon).  So if you’re young enough to join Pastor Jim (or feel young enough to be with the kids), plan on coming down to the...

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Rev. Bolton Becomes PUMC Pastor (7/1/14)

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Rev. Bolton Becomes PUMC Pastor (7/1/14)

Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton is now our senior pastor!!!  The sad “goodbyes”of this transition have now turned into joyous “hellos!”  Our new pastor is with us, and  Jim, Judy, and daughters Rebecca and Lindsey have joined our church family.  As we look forward, our excitement about the ministry we can do under Pastor Jim’s leadership continues to grow and grow.   And now we anticipate the joy of  welcoming the Boltons to our church during their first Sunday with us (this...

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Dr. Jisun Kwak Becomes Delaware Bay District Superintendent (7/1/14)

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Dr. Jisun Kwak Becomes Delaware Bay District Superintendent (7/1/14)

Lost in the excitement of the arrival of our new Pastor, our district of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference is also getting a new District Superintendent.  Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak, who has been serving as the D.S. of the Gateway North District has moved south to Woodstown (district office) to guide our district.  As of July 1,  Rev. Kwak is our District Superintendent.     Rev. Richard Nichols, who has served as our District Superintendent for the last 6 years is returning to the...

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