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Pitman UMC

  • 2021 Lenten Devotional Booklet
    by Chuck on February 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    This annual Devotional Booklet is written by local laity and clergy. Use it to help you pre-prayer during this Lenten Season.

  • The Pitman Pantry Delivers a Taste of...
    by Chuck on January 17, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    God works through His people to help His people, and the Pitman Food Pantry is no exception.  Below is an update describing the work of the Pantry during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

  • You are God’s Epiphany! (1/10/21)
    by Chuck on January 10, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    We all want to see God. But can others see God through us??? In this second of two "Clergy Renewal" services produced by the Conference, Bishop Schol looks at how we can become an epiphany.

  • God’s Got an Epiphany for You!...
    by Chuck on December 29, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    God has an epiphany for you- are you ready? During the two-week period of renewal for clergy (1/3 & 1/10), the Conference produced a video worship service. In his message, Bishop Schol challenges […]

  • Online Sunday School Video Archive
    by Chuck on December 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Every Sunday morning, we post a Sunday School Lesson for kids on Facebook. In addition to Facebook, the messages are embedded into posts on our website so you can see them all in one place. This post […]

  • Pastor’s Ponderings: Self-Reflection...
    by Chuck on December 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    John Wesley stressed that we need to "renew yourself from time to time, closely examining the state of your soul." Peter reminded us to "be self-controlled and alert" ... to "stand firm in the faith." […]

  • 2020 Cantata to Looks to Jesus...
    by Chuck on December 17, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    The circumstances surrounding this year's Christmas Cantata change the presentation, but not the purpose. This year's cantata will be a mixture of live music and videos from past years. It will be […]

  • Advent 2020 Schedule: Masked but Moving...
    by Chuck on December 9, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    COVID has turned things upside down, but it doesn't stop us from preparing for the arrival of Christ into our lives. We have a full but different schedule of opportunities during the Advent season.

  • Missionaries Forge Ahead Despite...
    by Chuck on November 30, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    As advent approaches, missionaries around the world don't take a vacation. Even amidst this global pandemic, these dedicated servants find new ways to use what they have to share the gospel with a […]

  • Pastors Ponderings: Hope Until the...
    by Chuck on November 30, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    In the midst of the pandemic, Pastor Jim points us to scripture to remind us of God's promises of love and protection. This hope and encouragement also challenge us to become God's ambassadors of […]


Latest News from the United Methodist Church…

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United Methodist Church

  • A vision of new United Methodism
    on March 1, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Just as the world will face a new normal due to ways that COVID-19 has changed us, the new United Methodism will definitely be different, writes a Dallas pastor.

  • The content of our character
    on March 1, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Leading into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Religion and Race top executive calls for the church to address its institutional racism.

  • Planned denomination gets name
    on March 1, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    ‘Global Methodist Church’ is choice of traditionalists planning to separate from The United Methodist Church.

  • Church responds to chaplain's call to help soldiers
    on February 26, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    A National Guard chaplain got Bibles, games and 150 copies of a new book about courage when he turned to Wesley Theological Seminary for help keeping soldiers occupied in Washington in the aftermath of […]

  • Can a divided church serve a divided society?
    on February 26, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    As The United Methodist Church heads toward possible separation, a pastor reflects on what history can teach us.

  • Discipleship's top executive dies of cancer
    on February 25, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    United Methodists of varying views remember the Rev. Junius B. Dotson as a leader committed to Christ and a protocol negotiator hopeful about the church’s future.

  • General Conference postponed until 2022
    on February 25, 2021 at 8:18 pm

    Organizers have postponed the full General Conference, including proposals for a church split, until 2022 when delegates can meet in person. A special one-day, virtual General Conference is planned for […]

  • Church’s future again a hot topic
    on February 24, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Despite pandemic-related uncertainties, there’s been a surge of commentary on whether The United Methodist Church should split.

  • Cyclone survivors receive new houses
    on February 24, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Longtime partnership with Baltimore-Washington Conference provides hope to families in Zimbabwe left homeless by the March 2019 disaster.

  • Delegates map out vision for church future
    on February 23, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    An international group of General Conference delegates asked United Methodists around the globe to help imagine a better way to be the church.



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United Methodist Communications

This denomination-wide service offers a series of different email subscriptions.  Learn more by visiting the UM Communications website.  You can view the Master Subscription Form to pick and choose from the entire list of digests.  A few selected ones are highlighted below.


United Methodist News Service

This digest email is generated by the United Methodist Church (denomination), and covers global news and developments of special concern to United Methodists.  You’ll have a choice of receiving a digest every day or every week. 

United Methodist News Service


The Interpreter Magazine

The Interpreter was a bi-monthly publication of the United Methodist Church, but it was discontinued at the end of 2017.  It was replaced by the “United Methodist Now” newsletter (see below).  Archived editions of the Interpreter Magazine are available: Interpreter Magazine.


United Methodist Now

This bi-weekly “e-Newsletter” provides 3-4 feature articles about our lives as United Methodists.  Recent issues discussed the symbolism we use in Easter (along with a quiz!), Methodist Women Who Made History, and a series on Grace (one issue each for Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying Grace).   Did you know that Elvis recorded his earliest hits in a building shared shared with the Methodist Church’s Television, Radio and Film Commission?  This is an example of some of the interesting stories in the United Methodist Now newsletter.

United Methodist Now


My Com Tips Newsletter

This email will link you to tips and videos on church communications, outreach, worship and new technology. My Com Tips is directed towards anyone leading a group or any church leader.

My Com Tips & Tools


Greater New Jersey Annual Conference

This digest is sent “as needed.”  Typically you’ll get an email once every 3-7 days.  The GNJ Digest contains information specifically for our Conference, and originates with the Conference office in Nutley.

Greater NJ Conference


Delaware Bay District

Our District Superintendent regularly sends out an email message informing clergy and laity of training, worship and mission events happening in our area.   When the message lands in your inbox, the subject is entitled: “Upcoming News and Events.”  The email usually opens with a short devotion, and then lists events sponsored by the Conference and by local churches.  These messages are sent once a week.

Delaware Bay District Newsletter