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2017 Vacation Bible School Explores Our Maker’s Fun Factory! (6/26/17)

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Bible Study, EventReport, kids, Vacation Bible School | 0 comments

2017 Vacation Bible School Explores Our Maker’s Fun Factory! (6/26/17)

We are wonderfully and fearfully made. This year’s Vacation Bible School took us to the “Maker’s Fun Factory” to remind us that we are lovingly crafted by God, and to explore what that means in our lives.

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Our Fathers House Graduates Class of 2017! (5/25/17)

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in EventReport, kids, Ministry: Community & Church, OFH | 0 comments

Our Fathers House Graduates Class of 2017! (5/25/17)

It’s always one of the highlights of the year…for the kids, for the parents, and for the church! The 35 Pre-Kindergarteners who comprise the Class of 2017 put on an awesome show during the graduation ceremony on May 25, 2017.
Read this post to see some inspiring pictures and to learn more about Our Father’s House.

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Our Father’s House Book Fair is Coming! (4/3/17)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Book Fair is Coming! (4/3/17)

Our Father’s House Preschool will host our Spring Scholastic Book Fair in April.  Here are the days and hours where you can visit and pick out some great books: Monday, April 3       8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Tuesday April 4        8:30 AM – 3:00 PM    AND    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 5        8:30 AM – 3:00 PM Thursday, April 6        8:30 AM – 3:00 PM The fair will be held upstairs in the Gathering Room of the Pitman United Methodist Church.  This fair is a Buy...

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2017 Easter Egg Hunt is ready to Hatch! (4/15/17)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

2017 Easter Egg Hunt is ready to Hatch! (4/15/17)

April 15!  What unpleasant duty does that date conjure up?  IRS???  Well, think again… what PLEASANT event does that date also mean?  Saturday April 15 is the date of our Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt!  April 15 means EGG! From 11:00AM until 1:00 PM our parking lot and Fellowship Hall will be the site of some Eggciting Activity- Lunch, a “special presentation” (magic show?), and of course, the Big Hunt on our lawn.  The Easter Egg Hunt will be held Rain or Shine! Last year,...

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Open Wide for Trunk or Treat (10/29/16)

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, kids, Neighbors | 0 comments

Open Wide for Trunk or Treat (10/29/16)

Yes, Halloween can be a time to praise our Creator.  Maybe not by getting carried away with the traditional festivities, but by sharing in God’s love, in the fellowship of friends and family, and in the bounty of His harvest and provision. We’re hosting our annual “Trunk or Treat” in our parking lot on Saturday October 29, from 6:30 to 8:30PM  Rain or shine!  This event invites volunteers to decorate the trunks of their cars in a clean, age appropriate theme.  The cars...

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2016 Vacation Bible School Leads us out of Out of a Cave! (6/27 – 7/1)

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Bible Study, EventReport, kids, Vacation Bible School | 0 comments

2016 Vacation Bible School Leads us out of Out of a Cave! (6/27 – 7/1)

Caves… they’re dark, scary, and they’re easy to get lost in. They’re also a perfect metaphor for the stretches of life where there seems to be no hope.
Thanks to the work of the Holy Spirit (and some faithful human hands), our 2016 Vacation Bible School was a huge success! Kids of all ages learned how to depend on the Light of the World to get through our “caves.”

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Our Fathers House Graduation (5/26/16)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Fathers House Graduation (5/26/16)

May and June is a special time in the lives of proud parents; Graduations!  Junior High School, High School, College, University… Master’s Degrees and even Doctorate Degrees!  All important times for students and their parents. But what about Pre-K???  Competing those first years of school is quite an accomplishment; both for the kids AND for the parents! On the morning of Tuesday May 26 we celebrated this accomplishment and made some lifelong memories as our 2016 four-year olds...

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PUMC Scrambles to Organize Easter Egg Hunt! (3/26/16)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

PUMC Scrambles to Organize Easter Egg Hunt! (3/26/16)

Easter eggs… Really? Eggs represent life, and new life comes from the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  So we’re going to use the symbol of Easter Eggs to help teach our children about the true meaning of Easter… and to have a little fun while we’re at it! On Holy Saturday, March 26, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, we will host our 8th annual Easter Egg Hunt.  There will be lunch, a “special presentation,” and (of course) plenty of Easter eggs.  Last year’s Egg...

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Our Father’s House Rocks! (2/25/16)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Rocks! (2/25/16)

We need to put Jesus Above All else!  Is He greater than your favorite TV star?  Is He greater than your favorite athlete?  What about music?  Is Jesus your favorite Rock Star??? On Thursday Feb. 22 a group from Our Father’s House (our preschool), joined their own “rock band”, picked up their plastic guitars, started out with “ABC Rock” and then moved on by “rocking”  to many Spiritual Hits such as: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands I’m Happy...

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3rd and 4th Graders Learn to Be Jesus’ Hands and Feet (1/17/16)

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016 in Bible Study, EventReport, kids, SS-kids | 0 comments

3rd and 4th Graders Learn to Be Jesus’ Hands and Feet (1/17/16)

The Third and Fourth graders in our Sunday School are practicing to be the “Hands” and “Feet” of Jesus by making a chain recording their good deeds. We’re hoping that by the end of the year, our chain will reach around the room!   Standing in the Gap As we saw in a recent sermon, Ezekiel 22:30-31 uses the image of someone “Standing in the Gap” between God’s love and humanity’s sinfulness.  God is calling us to be “priests”;...

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Preschool Kids Learn How to Brush Up! (12/1/15)

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Kids Learn How to Brush Up!  (12/1/15)

A Dental Hygienist from Washington Township Dental Associates visited our Preschool (Our Father’s House) to show the kids how to take care of their teeth.   She presented a fantastic program for the children and gave them a “goodie bag” that they could take home.  No, the “goodie bag” didn’t contain leftovers from Halloween!  But the toothbrushes and the other contents in the bag will reinforce the need of proper dental hygiene.   Here are a couple of...

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Preschool and Elderberries Bridge Generations (11/18/15)

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Elderberries, EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, kids, Ministry: Community & Church, OFH, seniors | 0 comments

Preschool and  Elderberries Bridge Generations (11/18/15)

The Our Father’s House held our annual Thanksgiving Program on the morning of Wed. Nov.19.  The sanctuary was packed with proud parents and grandparents watching their children do… well…what kids do best: being kids!  After a lot of rehearsal, the classes of our preschool pulled off a delightful selection of short songs (complete with motions, laughter, and even a few moments where the “performers” yelled out to get their parents’ attention). About 40...

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Our Father’s House is Ready for 2015 Book Fair! (11/10/15)

Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Ministry: Community & Church, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House is Ready for 2015 Book Fair! (11/10/15)

Our Father’s House (our Preschool) has set up our annual Fall Book Fair and we’re ready to go!  The Book fair will be held in the Gathering Room (2nd floor of education wing). It will be open on the following days and hours… Tuesday 11/10        8:30-1:30   AND   5:30-8:00 PM   Wednesday 11/11   8:30 – 2:30 Thursday 11/12      8:30-1:30   Notice that there are evening hours on Tuesday.  So if you work during the day but you attend our Tuesday Night Bible Study (or...

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Hay! Our Father’s House Enjoys Zimmerman Farms (10/20/15)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in EventReminder, kids, Ministry: Community & Church, OFH | 0 comments

Hay!  Our Father’s House Enjoys Zimmerman Farms (10/20/15)

Hey!  it’s the Fall, almost Halloween, and the days are getting crisper and cooler.  Apple cider and pumpkins are drawing us to the great out of doors.  And- Hey!  Hay somehow gives us a special feel for this time of year. Anyhay, all of that makes for a more appropriate picture than sitting indoors would make, so the kids of Our Father’s House took a “Field Trip” to Zimmerman’s Farm Market – located on Salina Road in Sewell, NJ.  Our Father’s House is our...

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2015 Vacation Bible School Goes to Nazareth! (6/22-26)

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Bible Study, EventReport, kids, Vacation Bible School | 0 comments

2015 Vacation Bible School Goes to Nazareth! (6/22-26)

Our Vaction Bible School in June of 2015 took over 100 kids on a trip back in time to see what Jesus was like as a child.  We went to Nazareth, Jesus’ hometown, and visited with his mom, Mary.  We also went into the market place and made some crafts, ate some authentic food, and talked to people who may not have always believed in Jesus. There were fun and games to play as well, one of our favorites was to crush “grapes” (water balloons) with our feet just like how they made wine and olive...

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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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Our Father’s House Celebrates the Class of 2015! (5/27/15)

Posted by on May 27, 2015 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Celebrates the Class of 2015! (5/27/15)

It wasn’t just a “Graduation”… it was a celebration.  A celebration of a program, of teachers, of parents, and of children. Divided into classes named “Busy Bees,” “Friendly Yellow Fish,” and “Friendly Orange Fish,” a total of 37 four-year olds marked the end of their experience in Our Father’s House and the anticipation of the next phase of their education.  It is our prayer that these precious children not only learned how to...

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Our Father’s House Knows that “Jesus is the Way” in May (5/1/15)

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Knows that “Jesus is the Way” in May (5/1/15)

In each month of this school  year, Our Father’s House (our pre-school) is featuring a verse from the Bible and then putting that verse in action through mission.   Here’s what’s happening in Our Father’s House during May… This month’s verse is John 14:6… “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. ”     NIV   This Month’s Mission Project… We will close out...

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Our Fathers House Sponsoring Book Fair (4/28, 29, 30)

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Fathers House Sponsoring Book Fair (4/28, 29, 30)

The Our Father’s House preschool is hosting our Spring Book Fair.  The fair will be held over three days: You’ll have three chances to snatch up some great books to prepare for your summer reading: Tuesday April 28 – 8:30-1:30 and 5:30-8:00 Wednesday April 29 – 8:30-2:30 Thursday April 30  – 8:30-1:30 This Book Fair is a Buy One – Get One Free fair.  This is a great opportunity to stock up on some books at a great price! It is being held in the Gathering room(on the upper level of...

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Annual Easter Egg Hunt is All It’s Cracked Up to Be!!! (4/4/15)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in EventReminder, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

Annual Easter Egg Hunt is All It’s Cracked Up to Be!!! (4/4/15)

On Saturday April 4, our Fellowship was filled with the buzz of anticipation! Easter- the resurrection of our Lord Jesus- was approaching. This anticipation spawns other celebrations throughout the week, and one of these celebrations is our annual Easter Egg Hunt. About 244 kids attended… and they brought their parents which resulted in almost 500 people joining in on the celebration. What’s an Easter Egg Hunt at PUMC? Preparation… For members of PUMC, the Egg Hunt is a time of...

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