Mission: NJandCountry

Ministry in New Jersey and in the USA.

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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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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A Future with Hope Continues to Rebuild Sandy Devistation

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope Continues to Rebuild Sandy Devistation

In 2012 one of the worst storms ever to hit our state pounded our shore communities. The result, in addition to all of the lost business and damaged public infrastructure, is that over 160,000 families were instantly rendered homeless.  In response, New Jersey Methodists (the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference)  created an organization called “A Future with Hope.”   “A Future with Hope” is a vehicle for funneling volunteers from churches all across the state to help...

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A Future with Hope: Billy’s Story

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: Billy’s Story

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… Billy’s home was filled with 6 feet of water.  Everything was destroyed, but they somehow took a strange comfort in knowing that everyone else was going through the same problem.  But he was on his own… he lost his job, and was burdened with an overwhelming list of tasks that had to be done.  He looked for grants eventually discovered “A...

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A Future with Hope: The Hope Chain

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: The Hope Chain

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… On this Valentine’s Day, let’s turn our attention to others and in some way latch on to the way that God loves and cares for His children with the Body of Christ.  Here is the story of the Hope Chain…     A Future With Hope On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. The destruction left by that storm was...

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A Future With Hope: Jeanne’s Story

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future With Hope: Jeanne’s Story

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… When Jeanne and her husband moved into their home, they made it a special creative project.  Her husband poured his talents into the home.  But by the time Sandy had struck, Jeanne’s husband had passed away.  The storm took away her touch and special memories with her late husband.  As she awaits for her house to be repaired, she continues to pay...

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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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A Future with Hope: Anna and Charlie’s Story

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: Anna and Charlie’s Story

This post is the first in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… Here is the story of Anna and Charlie, a couple who had recently retired and put all of their life’s savings into their home in Union Beach, NJ.  This couple has fostered over 100 children and adopted 9. By building a Future with Hope for them, we are allowing them to continue giving hope to the many children whom God has placed on their...

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Elderberries Are Really Cooking!!! (6/1/15)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Elderberries, EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

Elderberries Are Really Cooking!!! (6/1/15)

“Oldies but Goodies” The Elderberries (our “seniors” fellowship group) have compiled a cookbook of some of our favorite recipes from the past. Our families and friends have enjoyed them for years, and they are the highlights of many a covered dish supper or family gathering. The cookbook will be available for a donation, and the proceeds will go towards the payment of our shared ministries obligation. The cookbooks can be obtained from Maureen Kier or  Marshall Genter.  ...

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Oh Baby! UMW Collection to Benefit Neighborhood Center Daycare (3/22/15)

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry, UMW | 0 comments

Oh Baby!  UMW Collection to Benefit Neighborhood Center Daycare (3/22/15)

On Sunday, March 22, The United Methodist Women are is sponsoring a church-wide collection to benefit the Daycare Program at the Neighborhood Center in Camden. Join us in supporting this amazingly worthwhile program with a donation of diapers, diaper-brand baby wipes, and paper towels.  Items will be collected at the altar rail during both Sunday worship services. Make love grow on the first Sunday of spring!  United Methodist Women – we make a difference!   +    +    +    +    +    +   ...

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Urban Promise to Visit PUMC During Worship Services (1/18/15)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry, Urban Promise | 0 comments

Urban Promise to Visit PUMC During Worship Services (1/18/15)

Marcus Bell  from Urban Promise, will visit PUMC on Sunday January 18 to share about their ministry in Camden and to lead our worship services.   Marcus is the Director of Camp Spirit. Marcus will preach on  James 1:26-27.       Here’s a testimony from an 11 grader that was recently posted on the Urban Promise website… A Year of Opportunity by Yormeliz, Urban Promise Academy 11th grader… I started coming to Urban Promise just 1 year ago, and in that year… I’ve...

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PUMC Dedicates Quilts Made for Victims of Domestic Violence (11/9/14)

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 in EventReport, Knitting Ministries, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

PUMC Dedicates Quilts Made for Victims of Domestic Violence (11/9/14)

The Scrappy Quilters is an outreach ministry of PUMC whose members use their sewing talents to reach people in need of a special touch. During our worship services on Sunday November 9, the altar table (and even the piano!) were covered with quilts and afghans.  These were made by our Scrappy Quilters, and they will be donated to women who are victims of domestic  violence. During the worship services we lifted up these un-named victims and prayed for them.  When they receive and use these...

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National Grandparents Day: A Taste of Italy! (9/7/14)

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

National Grandparents Day: A Taste of Italy! (9/7/14)

Enjoy an Italian Dinner and Help Our Seniors… Honoring our grandparents is more than a Hallmark Holiday- it’s a command of God!  On Sunday September 7, PUMC will help honor our parents and grandparents by supporting the United Methodist Homes.  The United Methodist Homes has pledged that residents will keep their apartment or room even if they have run out of funds.  In order to make the pledge a fiscal reality, United Methodist churches from all over help fund the United Methodist...

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Neighborhood Center to Visit PUMC (9/14/14)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry, Neighborhood Center | 0 comments

Neighborhood Center to Visit PUMC (9/14/14)

Michael Landis, the executive director of Camden’s Neighborhood Center will visit PUMC on Sunday, September 14.  The Neighborhood Center is one of the missions supported by our church. “Truly I tell you, just as you did it for one of the least of these, who are members of my family, you did it for me” Matthew 25   Neighborhood Center Helps… and They Need Help… For more than 100 years, The Neighborhood Center has offered comprehensive childcare, after school...

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Neighborhood Center Bus Destroyed by Fire!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry, Neighborhood Center | 0 comments

Neighborhood Center Bus Destroyed by Fire!

As reported in the June/July edition of the Methodist Relay, the bus used by the Neighborhood center in Camden caught fire and was destroyed.  They are in the process of raising $100,000 to purchase a new bus.   PUMC supports the Neighborhood Center with our Missions fund. The Neighborhood Center offers after school programs, child care, and summer camp programs for children living in the city of Camden NJ.  Camden is one of the poorest and most dangerous cities in the country, and...

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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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PUMC Gives Wings for Redbird (4/20/14)

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in God Moments, Mission: NJandCountry, redbird | 0 comments

PUMC Gives Wings for Redbird (4/20/14)

Somebody Needs to Help These Poor People! Years ago, PUMC member Don Beckett and his wife were driving through the hill country of Appalachia.  Surrounded by poverty, Mrs. Becket said “somebody needs to help these poor people!”  Years later, Don had lost his wife, but he never lost his wife’s plea on behalf of the poor children in Eastern Kentucky.    In 2013 a team from our church journeyed to Red Bird Mission, which is in the center of the Redbird Mission Conference of the...

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Report from Duane & Alice Walters (12/2013)

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Mission: NJandCountry, Walters | 0 comments

Report from Duane & Alice Walters (12/2013)

The following was published in Duane & Alice’s December 2013 newsletter.  It features a message written by their boss (earthly one, that is!)… We remember with the apostle Paul that our citizenship is in heaven. The Lord may use us to help bring many more from all over the world to recognize their real home with Him. So instead of touching just one continent with our service, my current job touches almost every continent. Here is what my boss says about our being here in...

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Thank You from the Gideons! (3/30/14)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in EventReport, GroupPresentations, Mission: Global, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

Thank You from the Gideons! (3/30/14)

Last month, Wayne Murphy, a representative from the Gideons visited our church and shared about his ministry in providing Bibles.  Because of our support for them, they will be able to deliver 27 Bibles (or 107 Testaments)  to a world hungry for God’s Word.     To learn more about the Gideons, check out their website. Think of the Gideons the next time  you’re in a hotel room… So how did this group get started putting Bibles in hotel rooms…. and why are they...

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