youth

Specifically directed towards youth (grades 6-12).

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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BLAST Sends a Response to Trinity UMC’s Food Challenge (5/3/15)

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in BLAST, EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Sends a Response to Trinity UMC’s Food Challenge (5/3/15)

The Trinity UM Church in Clayton challenged our youth group (BLAST) to raise 400 lbs of food for the Pitman Food Pantry.  It was to be collected in 4 months. Here’s the post about The Challenge. Well, PUMC answered the challenge and ended up doubling the 400 lb goal in less than 1 month.  We’ve  still got 3 months to go,  So- we’re raising the goal to ONE TON! Here’s the Post about the New Goal.   BLAST put together the following slideshow as an “official...

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PUMC accepts Trintity UMC’s Food Collection Challenge! (3/13/15)

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

PUMC accepts Trintity UMC’s Food Collection Challenge! (3/13/15)

Last summer, the “Ice Bucket” challenge raised milllions of dollars to fight ALS.  In the same Spirit,  former PUMC Associate Pastor Peter Jamieson (who is now the Pastor at Asbury UMC in Egg Harbor) has been challenging area churches (and even the bishop) to raise 250 pounds of food to be donated to a local  food pantry. Here’s one of the initial challenges from Pastor Peter….   The challenge has spread and has now reached PUMC.  Lori Mitchell, the youth leader of...

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BLAST & Youth Council Meeting Rescheduled (3/8/15)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2015 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST & Youth Council Meeting Rescheduled (3/8/15)

Yes it is Winter!  This evening’s (Sunday 3/1) Youth Council meeting and BLAST (our youth fellowship) were postponed due to the ice storm.  Both events will be held NEXT week (Sunday March 8). The Youth Council will meet from 5:30-6:30. Part of the meeting will  include a presentation about the upcoming 30 hour fast. The BLAST group will meet from 6:30-8:00. We will see a presentation about Chrysalis (an awesome spiritual weekend “retreat” which is the youth version of Walk...

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2015 Confirmation Class to Begin (3/22/15)

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Training, youth | 0 comments

2015 Confirmation Class to Begin (3/22/15)

Are you 12-years-old or older and interested in becoming a member of the church? Pastor Jim will soon begin a Confirmation Class for you. The class will start during the week of March 22, and it will meet once a week on a day to be determined (by those who respond). Confirmation Sunday will be on Sunday, May 31. If you are interested, contact Pastor Jim or the church office. What is confirmation? Check out the following “Chuck Knows Church Videos”…    ...

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BLAST to Visit Sight and Sound (2/7/15)

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST to Visit Sight and Sound (2/7/15)

Our BLAST Youth group is set to have another “Loud Awesome Spiritual Time.”  On Saturday February 7 we are going to Lancaster County PA to see the Sight and Sound presentation of “Moses.”  If you’ve never been to a  Sight and Sound production, it is an awesome experience!  Live animals, huge sets, and large casts make all  work together to take you back to the time and location where the Bible story took place. On Saturday, we’re going to Egypt; to the time...

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Do Something! (1/25/15)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in BLAST, Sermons, youth | 0 comments

Do Something! (1/25/15)

Last weekend (1/18/15), our BLAST Youth Group attended the “Mid-Winter Advance” at Keswick.  Besides having a lot of fun and meeting new friends, they focused on Matthew 25:40  and discussed ways in which they can put their faith into action and “do it for the least of these.” Here’s the “T-Shirt Translation” of this verse: This weekend (1/25/15) the group returned and shared what they learned by leading the 9:30 worship service. The following thoughts...

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Youth Set to Take a Mid-Winter “Advance” (1/16/15)

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, youth | 0 comments

Youth Set to Take a Mid-Winter “Advance” (1/16/15)

How many of us have been on a retreat?  Retreats- it’s great to get away from the normal routines and the distractions they cause, and then to focus your thoughts on God. But RETREAT?!?  We want move forward- to grow.  So instead of having a “Retreat,” our youth are attending an “Advance!” This year’s “Mid-Winter Advance” will be held at America’s Keswick in Whiting, NJ, on the weekend of January 16-18.  The weekend will be hosted by a group of...

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BLAST Youth Group to Visit Pitman Manor Residents (11/22/14)

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Youth Group to Visit Pitman Manor Residents (11/22/14)

Seniors in nursing homes love to have contact with the “outside world,” especially with Kids and Youth.  And, those who visit our seniors always come away blessed.  You think you are serving, but when you leave you feel that you have been served!   On Saturday, November 22, Our Youth Group (BLAST) will enjoy the company of our seniors at the Pitman Manor.  Here’s the schedule for Saturday: 3-4PM  Meet at the Manor to visit the residents. During the visit we’ll play some...

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BLAST Plans for Mid-Winter Advance (1/16/15 & 2/6/15)

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Plans for Mid-Winter Advance (1/16/15 & 2/6/15)

Calling all junior and senior high youth, 6th-12th grades.!!! We are planning our trip to Keswick for the annual Mid-Winter Advance weekends. If you are interested, please see Mrs. Hubbard for registration forms. The senior high is scheduled for January 16-18, 2015 and the junior high will attend on February 6-8, 2015. If we do not have enough participation, both will attend in January. Don’t miss an awesome spiritual weekend with activity sessions, recreation time and a volleyball tournament....

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BLAST Announces Upcoming Events (9/23/14)

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Announces Upcoming Events (9/23/14)

BLAST (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time)… our Youth Group… is up and running after the summer break.  Here’s an overview of what is planned for the ’14-’15 year:   Sunday Nights… We will meet on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month 6:30 – 8:00 PM Monthly Highlights… OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB Sunday October 5 5:30PM BLAST Council 6:30 PM BLAST Sunday October 19 1:30 PM CROP Walk (Sunset Auditorium) Sunday November 9 5:30 PM BLAST Council 6:30 PM...

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Tickets Still Available for BLAST Trip to Riversharks Game (9/6/14)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Tickets Still Available for BLAST Trip to Riversharks Game (9/6/14)

If you’re part of our Youth Group (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time… BLAST!), it’s still not too late to stretch out the summer and spend an evening with the family at a professional Baseball game.  The Phillies may not be playing all that well this year, so maybe a change of pace across the river is worth a try! BLAST members, families, and leaders are going to the Campbell Field Ballpark on Saturday, September 6th to see the Camden Riversharks play. The first pitch is 5:35...

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BLAST to Bite into a Rivershark’s Game! (9/6/14)

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST to Bite into a Rivershark’s Game! (9/6/14)

Take me out to the ball game… to kick off BLAST. We are planning a family trip to the Camden Riversharks Game on: Saturday, September 6th at 5:35 PM Reservations needed by Tuesday July 1! We need a minimum of 20 people. If your family is interested in going to the game, please contact Andrea Kier, or drop an email to BLAST@PitmanUMC.org. Please respond no later than Tuesday, July 1st, with the number of people attending, so that we can reserve the tickets.   +   +   +   +   +   +   +  ...

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Confirmation Class of ’14 Joins PUMC (6/8/14)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer, youth | 0 comments

Confirmation Class of ’14 Joins PUMC (6/8/14)

For months, a group of nine youth have been meeting with Pastor Larry on Sunday evenings to prepare for the decision to confirm the profession of faith that was made by their parents at their baptism.  This past Sunday (June 8), Pastor Larry, Pastor Kee, and the congregation witnessed their commitment to “participate in [our church’s] ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness.” With them, the entire congregation renews our vows and...

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BLAST Pool Party (6/14/14)

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Pool Party (6/14/14)

The Taylors will host our BLAST youth group for a pool party at their home on Saturday June 14.  It will be from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.  Snacks will be provided (by the parents of those attending…) To RSVP and for more information, contact Pastor Kee.   +     +     +    +     +     + For more information about BLAST (and how you can have a Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time), Click Here....

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Blast Schedule for June 2014

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Blast Schedule for June 2014

Here’s a look at our June Activities June 1st- Miniature Golf/Game night (weather permitting) June 8th- NO BLAST June 15th- Pool Party 2-5 pm. Coming Up……. Saturday September 6th Riversharks Game 5:35pm 1st pitch. October 3rd-5th Ignite Youth Conference Wildwood, NJ Approximately $ 95 Please let Andrea Kier know if you are interested in going to either the Riversharks Game or any youth leader if you are interested in going to Ignite Youth Conference.   For more...

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Urban Promise Shares Trek with PUMC (4/27/14)

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in EventReport, Mission: NJandCountry, Urban Promise, youth | 0 comments

Urban Promise Shares Trek with PUMC (4/27/14)

Experiencing God’s Creation beyond the Asphalt Jungle… On Sunday April 27, Jim Cummings and Jeff VanderKuip visited PUMC to give us an update on how God is working through them to minister to the needs of the youth in inner city Camden.  Jim is the director of Experiential Learning at Urban Promise, and Jeff leads the Urban BoatWorks program where kids learn how to build wooden boats (and to have the courage to put them on the river and to ride in the boats they built!). Back in...

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Youth to have a BLAST at FUNPLEX! (4/26/14)

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Youth to have a BLAST at FUNPLEX!  (4/26/14)

Our Youth Group (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) will enjoy an outing to the FUNPLEX on Saturday April 26.  We will leave from the church at 10 AM and return around 4PM.  This is for all youth, 4th grade and up. The cost is $20 per person.  Pre-registration is needed.  See Pastor Kee for details. The FUNPLEX is located in Mt. Laurel. They offer a wide variety of indoor attractions; everything from bowling, to bumper cars, to “Foam Frenzy.” And the outdoor rides opened on April 18,...

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