ChurchHistory

Information related to the history of PUMC or of our Methodist heritage (former pastors, events in the past, establishment of the Methodist church, buildings, etc.)

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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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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Remembering Hazel Stiles and the “Stand at the Door” Window

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in ChurchHistory, Godprints | 0 comments

Remembering Hazel Stiles and the “Stand at the Door” Window

As we enter a time of transition from one pastor to the next, we pause to reflect on the history of our church and on the heritage that God has supplied us with. In the chapel there is a stained glass window showing Jesus standing at the door and knocking.  The window depicts Revelation 3:20 where Jesus tells the church in Laodicea, “Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” This window...

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PUMC History Re-visited

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in ChurchHistory, EventReminder | 0 comments

PUMC History Re-visited

There’s an article in the news Blog called Pitman Online that covers the history of our church.  It was published several years ago, but it deserves a “plug” in case anyone hasn’t seen it. Click Here to read the article.  ...

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Steeple Cross Legacy (2/23/14)

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in ChurchHistory, God Moments, Godprints | 0 comments

Steeple Cross Legacy (2/23/14)

This post was originally published in 2014…
The cross hanging in the Narthex was once high upon our steeple overlooking the center of town. It stood as a visible symbol of our church until the building under it was destroyed by fire in 2003. As we consider our history, we look to the past to draw inspiration for the future.

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