youth

Specifically directed towards youth (grades 6-12).

Having a BLAST in September 2017

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Having a BLAST in September 2017

BLAST (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) recently emailed out their September schedule.  Here’s how we’re getting the Fall season going:   September 1-2 (Friday-Saturday) We’re kicking off this year at a BACK 2 SCHOOL RALLY! Along with the youth of Pitman Nazarene, we will travel to a lock-in hosted at the waterpark, Aquatopia! After we dive into the Word, we’ll dive into 13 waterslides, 8 pools, a lazy river, and splash zone! Please meet at 5:30 pm at PUMC on...

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His Love Makes no Sense!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in BLAST, God Moments, youth | 0 comments

His Love Makes no Sense!

Members of our BLAST Youth group recently returned from a week at Malaga Camp.  The theme of the week was God’s love.  How can God send His Son to dies for us and continue to love us even when we keep on rejecting Him and breaking away to do our own thing? One of the people attending the camp wrote the following… “His love makes no sense.”   I turned to the woman next to me (who later would become a new friend) and cried, “Why does Jesus love me so much? I don’t deserve...

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BLAST Announces Summer 2017 Schedule

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Announces Summer 2017 Schedule

Our Youth Group (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) normally meets on Sunday and Tuesday nights.  But- this is the summer!  Things aren’t “normal” during the summer. But, BLAST isn’t going “off the air” during the summer.  Here are some of the activities we’re planning:   Sunday July 9, 2017 (9:30 AM) Campers attending Malaga Camp will be joining Pitman United Methodist Communities on this Sunday for a prayer service that will bless the campers...

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BLAST- Feed and Games! (2/20/17)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in BLAST, EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

BLAST- Feed and Games! (2/20/17)

Our Youth Group keeps active in many ways.  Sometimes it’s all Fun and Games.  Other times, it’s expressing God’s love through some serious (but fun) service. BLAST celebrated this Presidents Day weekend in typical fashion.  First by having some “Where’s Waldo” fun at the Deptford Mall on Sunday.  And then on Monday by serving breakfast at the New Visions Day Shelter in Camden.   Where’s Waldo? The Deptford Mall is a familiar place for most of us...

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BLAST Refocuses Trust During Mid-Winter Advance (1/15/17)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in BLAST, EventReport, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Refocuses Trust During Mid-Winter Advance (1/15/17)

On January 15, 2017, BLAST returned from our annual youth retreat, MidWinter Advance (MWA) at America’s Keswick in Whiting, New Jersey. Our group was made up of twenty-five youth, young adults, and leaders.  The retreat that was filled with fun, fellowship, and faith. The four-part message, led by the college team, focused on Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your path.”...

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BLAST Getting Ready to Advance! (1/13/17)

Posted by on Jan 7, 2017 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Getting Ready to Advance! (1/13/17)

Our Youth Group (BLAST) is ready to take off into their Midwinter Advance.  What’s the Midwinter Advance?  First of all, it is probably more commonly known as a “retreat,” but we  always want to look forward so we’ve latched on to the now cliche term “Advance” instead of “Retreat.”  The Advance will be held at America’s Keswick in Whiting, NJ during the weekend of January 13-15. In preparation for this weekend, our youth have been raising...

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Acolyte Ministry Training (9/20/16)

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer, youth | 0 comments

Acolyte Ministry Training (9/20/16)

Worship is nothing but a jumble of notes and words unless the Holy Spirit is there.   In Matt 18:20, Jesus said:  “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” Acolytes help us recognize and celebrate God’s presence among us during our services of worship.  The symbolic lighting of the altar candles ushers in the spirit of worship.  And at the end of the service, the “unlighting” of the candles and removing of the flame reminds us that...

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Youth Set to “Lighten Up” in September (Sept. 2016)

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Youth Set to “Lighten Up” in September (Sept. 2016)

Youth Director Kate Dilks recently announced the September 2016 Schedule for BLAST (our Youth Group).  The focus this month (and beyond!) will be John 8:12… When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”    NIV   Our goal at BLAST this year is to be a light to each other, to our church, and to our community, just as Jesus is our light and beacon of hope. Here are...

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Youth Explode into Summer!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Youth Explode into Summer!

Our Youth Group (BLAST (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) announced several activities highlighting their summer schedule. Here’s a heads up of what’s happening in the next couple of months…

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Purple Potty Makes the Rounds for Malaga Camp!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Purple Potty Makes the Rounds for Malaga Camp!

Summer is a great time, and all of us look forward to the change of pace and vacations. Our Youth Group (BLAST) is especially looking forward to some special times at the Malaga Camp this summer. The “problem” is that these camps are kind of expensive.
Not being one to sit around without flushing out the problem, BLAST is raising scholarship money by working as plumbers!

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Youth Getting Ready for a BLAST in May! (May 2016)

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Youth Getting Ready for a BLAST in May! (May 2016)

Our Youth Group, Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time has planned an awesome schedule of fellowship, fun, and service for the month of May.  Here’s a taste of what’s happening…   Sunday, May 1 We’ll visit our friends at the Elmer UMC and watch their Spring youth musical, Once Upon A Time Shop.   We’ll meet at our church 6:00 PM and return around 8:45 PM.   Friday-Saturday, May 6-7 This is the weekend of the 30 Hour Famine!   It will kick off at our church on...

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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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BLAST to Climb the Edge! (4/17/16)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2016 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST to Climb the Edge!  (4/17/16)

On Sunday April 17 our Youth Group (BLAST) will visit Camp Edge for some serious activity…  zip lining, rock climbing, and playing games on high and low ropes courses. We will meet at the church at 1:15 and return to the church somewhere around 5 PM.   It will be fun, but safe.  Much safer than what might have been implied by this post’s featured image…  Camp Edge is located in Alloway, NJ.  Their stated mission is to: “Encourage Christ centered living through...

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BLAST Locked In on Getting Up in the World! (2/26/16)

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Locked In on Getting Up in the World! (2/26/16)

Some major BLAST activity will be going on over the weekend of February 26-27.  BLAST (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) is our Youth Group. On Friday 2/26 we’re going to begin an overnight lock-in at the church by escaping to the High Elevations Trampoline park.  After that, we’ll return to the church for an overnight “lock-in.” Here’s the itinerary: 8:30 – 11:00 PM    High Elevations Trampoline Park 11:00 – 12:00 AM  Pizza (back in the church) 12:00...

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Boy Scouts set to Hold Spaghetti Dinner! (4/2/16)

Posted by on Feb 19, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, scouts, youth | 0 comments

Boy Scouts set to Hold Spaghetti Dinner! (4/2/16)

PUMC is honored to host Boy Scout Troop 55, and one of the great things about that is their annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser! This year’s dinner will be served in our Fellowship Hall on Saturday April 2, from 4-7PM. Here are the details: Menu:   Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad, and… Etc. Food:     Tastes great! Service:  Friendly, and Fast as an Eagle! When:     Saturday April 2, 4-7PM Price (adults):      $10 Price (kids):           $8 (smaller portion) This is an annual...

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BLAST Serves Breakfast to the Homeless in Camden! (12/28/15)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in BLAST, EventReport, Mission: NJandCountry, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Serves Breakfast to the Homeless in Camden! (12/28/15)

Our Youth Group, BLAST, took part of their Christmas holiday to visit a homeless shelter!   We spent the morning of December 28 at the New Visions Homeless Day Shelter (in Camden NJ) to serve breakfast to the people visiting the shelter.  We were also able to take a break from the work in the kitchen to sit down and chat with some that we served. About 15 “BLAST’ers” took part in this experience.  After preparing a meal consisting of pancakes, turkey sausage, bananas, coffee,...

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BLAST Celebrates 2015 and Looks Forward to 2016! (12/20/15)

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Celebrates 2015 and Looks Forward to 2016!  (12/20/15)

Our Youth Fellowship Group, BLAST, led the worship services on Sunday December 13.  During that service they unveiled a video which takes a look back at some of our recent activities…   Christmas Party! What better way to wrap up the year than to get together and celebrate Christmas with your friends? On Sunday Dec. 20 we will hold our Christmas Party- here’s the itinerary: GATHER LIGHTS! PIZZA! THE STORY GAMES Meet at the church at 5:30 PM We will kick off the Christmas...

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Youth Gop, Goo, and Have a BLAST!!! (10/18/15)

Posted by on Oct 29, 2015 in BLAST, EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Youth Gop, Goo, and Have a BLAST!!! (10/18/15)

When’s the last time you ever heard of teenagers wanting to spend MORE time in church?  Well, that’s what’s happened at PUMC!  Our BLAST Youth fellowship used to meet on Sundays from 6:30 to 8:00 PM on Sunday.  But the kids wanted MORE time and asked Youth Director Kate Dilks if they could start meeting a 1/2  hour earlier.  So, we’re starting at 6:00 now! Under fresh leadership and under a renewed spirit, our youth group is growing.  We’re also keeping...

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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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Vacation Bible School is Moooooovin’ to Nazareth! (6/22/15)

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Bible Study, EventAnnouncement, kids, Vacation Bible School, youth | 0 comments

Vacation Bible School is Moooooovin’ to Nazareth! (6/22/15)

Let’s Get Mooooovin’  to Nazareth! This year’s Vacation Bible School is underway!  We’re on our way to Nazareth to see what it was like for Jesus growing up. Dates:  Monday June 22 through Friday June 26.  Time:   6:00 to 8:00 PM, opening with a time of worship. Place:  At our church (older kids will move to an offsite pool). Friday will feature an Ice Cream social following the closing program. Here are a few glimpses of our first night…     The Bible...

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