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  • Leadership Academy Opening its...
    by Chuck on September 21, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    The Greater NJ Annual Conference is offering a series of online classes as part of its new "Leadership Academy." Attendees will learn about worship, small groups, and missions. Four different […]

  • Youth Group Announces Fall Schedule...
    by Chuck on September 7, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Our Youth Group has announced a new schedule for this fall. The get togethers will be on Sunday afternoons, alternating between Live ("Socially Distanced") and Virtual (via Zoom). All Youth are […]

  • Christmas in July Quarantines the...
    by Chuck on July 28, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    Sunday 7/26/20 was a day of paradoxes: Christmas in July. A fireplace in an empty sanctuary. Joy and peace in the midst of a pandemic. During this special Sunday, we saw that the "grinches" of this […]

  • Pastor’s Ponderings: What’s John...
    by Chuck on July 9, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    We've heard John 3:16 over and over. We've memorized it. We even see people wearing "3:16" T-Shirts! But do we really appreciate its meaning? In an email on 7/9/20, Pastor Jim offered these […]

  • Pastor’s Ponderings: The Call Always...
    by Chuck on July 8, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Things may seem to be tumbling out of control. One piece of bad news on top of another. But God is waiting for us to call on His help; to call upon Him to release His power in our lives and in our […]

  • Creative Connection Videos Bring Us...
    by Chuck on July 7, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    During the pandemic, we're using our Facebook Group to share video devotions, prayers, or other greetings as a way to "continue to meeting together... and encouraging one another " (Hebrews 10:25-25). […]

  • Pastors Ponderings: The Rudder of the...
    by Chuck on July 7, 2020 at 11:47 am

    "The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day." Olympian Eric Liddell began each day by grounding himself in the Bible and in prayer. In this "Ponderings" article, Pastor Jim encourages us […]

  • PUMC Embarks on a Virtual VBS! (6/22/20)
    by Chuck on July 5, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Yes- we did have another fantastic Vacation Bible School this year! Because of the pandemic we couldn't meet in person, so we met via Live Stream instead! We learned that Jesus' power helps us do […]

  • Pastor’s Ponderings: Our...
    by Chuck on June 23, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    In this "humble offering", Pastor Jim reminds us that God is like a like a shepherd and is always with us.  Even if we run away, God's mercy and love follow us in hot pursuit. 

  • Pastors Ponderings: His Love Endures...
    by Chuck on June 18, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    God was faithful to people like Noah, Moses, David, and Paul. David wrote that "His love endures forever." But is God's love and faithfulness deep and long enough to reach into our time?


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United Methodist News Service

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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.

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