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Thank you for your interest in Pitman United Methodist Church!  Read the following welcome message from  our Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Jim Bolton…

Pastor's Letter

 Hello Friends:

Rev Bolton 2014-08-03 _0646Welcome to the Pitman United Methodist Church located in the historic town of Pitman, New Jersey. I am so glad you stopped by. The Pitman Church has been making a positive difference in the lives of countless numbers of people from nearly 130 years and the future is bright. The Pitman Church is a rapidly growing church which offers a diverse array of opportunities for all people. With obvious joy and infectious enthusiasm, this community of God’s people is making a difference in the lives of many on a local and global level.

As you journey through this web site please notice the opportunities for spiritual growth through worship featuring a casual Praise and Worship at 9:30am and the more Traditional worship at 11:00am. Tuesday’s are dedicated for study and fellowship featuring several different study groups throughout the day and gathering for a meal and a topical age appropriate small group study following dinner on Tuesday evenings. The church offers an active Women’s Group, Men’s Group, JR High and SR High youth groups, as well as other topical small groups. Please take note of the Christian preschool “Our Father’s House” located at the church. The church is also a host to several groups from the community including the Scouts and Narcotics Anonymous. If you miss a week, the sermon from the previous week is posted for you to hear on the website. In short, please take note of the countless number of ways you, your family and friends, can make a difference in the world through the Pitman Church.

If you are searching for a church where the focus is on relationships; our relationship with God through Jesus Christ, our relationship with neighbors, and our relationship with each other, then you will feel at home here at Pitman UMC! If you have never been to the church I personally invite you to come and be our guest. If the church can of service to you, please feel free to call the church office or the Pastor at revbolton@pitmanumc.org Please stop by often to see what is happening and catch the excitement of this growing church. Come to any of the services or events, you’ll be glad you did. Thanks for stopping by. 

God Bless You!

Pastor Jim

 

Welcome to our Website!

Thank you for visiting our website.  Read the following message to learn more about how you can get the most from the site…

Website Info

One of the old hymns of the United Methodist church is entitled “I Love to Tell the Story”…

I love to tell the story of unseen things above, of Jesus and his glory, of Jesus and his love.

I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true; it satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.

I love to tell the story, ’twill be my theme in glory, to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.

The purpose of this website is to tell the story; not only of what a church is doing, but of how our God has  touched the lives of  the people of the Pitman United Methodist Church.

This site is designed to display the entire picture of the activities and people  who make up our church.  The activities and organization of our church are planned by prayer and powered by the Holy Spirit.  We seek to use the resources of the United Methodist Church in order to fulfill  God’s call to serve the poor, sick, and needy.  The site also tells the story of the people of our church.  We strive to be  servants and learners who witness God’s love and will to the world.

The “Canvas”…

And so this site is designed with two elements.  The first is like the canvas  of a painting.  The horizontal row of menu buttons across the top of the screen access pages that describe the design of our programs.  Activities,  or groups, or functions of our church have their own pages.  The pages and menu are ordered around the general purpose of our church which is to Know, Grow, and Go.

The menu buttons function as a drop down menu. But, you can also click on any button to open a page describing the contents under that menu. And for mobile device / touch screen users, these landing pages include “mobile friendly” buttons that allow you reach the pages without having to navigate the drop down menu with your touch screen.

Explore these pages to learn about the programs and activities we have built.

The “Paint”…

Having a bunch of programs doesn’t mean anything if the people of the church aren’t affected by them.  Our purpose is to “create an atmosphere where spiritual growth can occur.”  The life of the people within these programs is like the blood-flow that enables God’s purposes to be fulfilled.

So the second element of  our site are Blog posts.  These posts convey the story of the people of our church. These posts are like the Paint on the Canvas.  They relate what we’re doing with the programs and how they’re challenging and changing lives.

Posts are accessed using the links that are in the right hand sidebar.  The lists in the sidebar show the most recent posts.  There are a lot of ways to find posts of interest.  Here are a few:

  1. Use the search box to look for a particular topic or phrase. 
  2. Click on a link under the “Event Announcements” to find out about upcoming (or past) events.
  3. Click on a link under “News and Reports” to see what happened during a completed event.
  4. Click on a “Recent Sermon” link to read about a sermon and to and listen to it.
  5. Click on a “Recent Godprint Blogs” link to read or discuss issues on how God acts in our day to day lives.
  6. Click on a topic in the “Display Posts by Topic Cloud” to find messages about a specific topic.

We will also “Feature” certain posts to highlight upcoming events and reports.  When you click on the “News”  button in the top menu, a page will appear which includes a “slider” that scrolls through the top 3-5 posts.  Click on the title that shows up in the slider and  you can read  the entire post.

You can click on the Home page’s  “News Ticker” to read about a current topic.

And is that’s not enough… most pages end with a “News” Button which will open up posts giving updated information about the ministry on that page.

Posts are also interactive.  You can contribute to the information and  add your personal experiences by entering a comment.

All comments to posts are “Moderated”. In other words, nothing will be published unless approved by the Webmaster. All comments must further the purpose of the Pitman United Methodist Church, and we reserve the right to deny or to edit any contributions.

 

Enjoy the Painting…

Please spend some time on our site and enjoy “kicking the tires” while learning more about our church and its programs.  As you do, we hope you will also learn more about the grace and  love of our Creator-God.   He is working through our church in so many ways,  and  it  is our prayer that you may experience God through the pages and posts of this website.


 

Egg Hunt 2015 Hunt _photo 8Inside the plastic eggs of our 2015 Easter Egg Hunt, we included papers giving a link to the following special welcome.  Open this post to hear and read about our Sunday School and other things that our young families are doing…

 

 

Egg Hunter Welcome!