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Pitman UMC

  • Our Father’s House Keeps on Building!...
    by Chuck on February 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    In addition to learning about ABCs, Our Father's House has been busy collecting food for the pantry and visiting the residents at the Pitman Manor. Check out some pictures and more information about […]

  • Is Fear Knocking at the Door? Answer...
    by Chuck on February 15, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    Is Fear knocking at the front door? Is it persistently pounding on the doorbell, not willing to leave you alone? Then confront it with Faith! Faith convinces us that God isn't leaving you on your […]

  • PUMC Hosting Workshop for Vacation...
    by Chuck on February 14, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    On Saturday March 9, we're hosting a "VBS Fun Shop" workshop, which is organized by the organization we use for our Vacation Bible School curriculum (Group). Open this post for more information and to […]

  • PUMC to Host World Day of Prayer...
    by Chuck on February 10, 2019 at 4:00 am

    PUMC will host this year's World Day of Prayer service on Friday March 1 (1:00 PM). All are welcome. […]

  • Mary Circle to Serve Souper...
    by Chuck on February 9, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    From Soup to Nuts, the Mary Circle of our United Methodist Women is getting us ready for St. Patrick's Day and Easter. […]

  • Even St. Valentine Must Have Loved...
    by Chuck on February 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Valentine’s Day reminds us how important it is to spend time with the people you love.  It also is an opportunity to form new relationships. In the Methodist tradition (and perhaps in the […]

  • Men to Retreat for Mission-Shaping!...
    by Chuck on January 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    The Men's Fellowship group will hold their 2019 retreat on the weekend of March 15-18. The retreat speaker will be Pastor Matt Murphy, who led our retreat a couple of years ago. Pastor Matt will […]

  • Food Pantry Fills God’s Call During...
    by Chuck on January 15, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    During the current government shutdown, the Pitman Food Pantry continues to help families make ends meet. […]

  • Red Cross Blood Drive to Visit PUMC...
    by Chuck on January 14, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    PUMC will host a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday Jan. 21 (2-7PM). […]

  • Men Are Ready to Roll! (1/19/19)
    by Chuck on January 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Who said that everything in church has to be serious stuff like study and worship?  Sometimes it’s just as important to just get out and spend time with each other.  After all, […]


Latest News from the United Methodist Church…

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United Methodist Church

  • Commentary: Grateful for gifts of LGBTQ in church
    on February 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    The Rev. Molly Vetter says that throughout her life, she has been blessed by the gifts of mentors and colleagues in ministry who are LGBTQ. […]

  • Using musical instruments for evangelism
    on February 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Zimbabwe Episcopal Area teaches church members to play new instruments to hone their talents and attract young people to worship. […]

  • Communication at forefront of GC2019
    on February 14, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Story of 'critical moment' for The United Methodist Church will be shared by a range of communicators, using everything from print to podcasts. […]

  • Small churches play big role for refugees in Italy
    on February 14, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Italian religious groups, including Methodists, have created a legal, safe pathway for Syrians and other vulnerable asylum seekers to resettle in Italy and the work is expanding. […]

  • Commentary: Pacification or passion and prejudice
    on February 14, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    A retired clergyman reflects on what lessons the slavery debate at the 1840 and 1844 General Conferences might offer for the legislative assembly in St. Louis. […]

  • Commentary: Kennedy telegram provides reminder from past
    on February 13, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    The top executive of the church’s Commission on Archives and History considers a telegram from Sen. Robert Kennedy about the United Conference and wonders how history might look back on the 2019 […]

  • Amid political unrest, Zimbabwe churches lead dialogue
    on February 13, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    United Methodist Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa calls for consensus building in the highly polarized nation. […]

  • Commentary: African delegates urged to oppose exit plans
    on February 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    A Zimbabwean clergyman urges African delegates to General Conference 2019 not to support exit plans and to focus on keeping the church united. […]

  • Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Chris Ritter
    on February 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    The Rev. Chris Ritter is a pastor in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and a delegate to the 2019 special General Conference. He also helped write language that was eventually included in the […]

  • What do United Methodists really believe?
    on February 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Survey finds range of views on theological questions, but those identifying as “conservative/traditional” are the largest group. […]



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United Methodist Communications

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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