Posts Tagged "Christmas"

Entering a Jughandle, Rotary, or Roundabout (12/6/16)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Sermons | 0 comments

Entering a Jughandle, Rotary, or Roundabout (12/6/16)

As we approach Christmas, Pastor Jim has been preaching a series entitled “An Advent Road Trip.” This was the 2nd part in that series. Is Christmas just a destination? Buy the gifts, wrap the gifts, take down the tree and move on? Is there something we can take from Christmas; not only from Christmas Day but from the journey to Christmas? The following recording is from the 11:00 service. Click on the play button, then scroll down to follow along…   Our scripture...

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The 12 Days of Christmas Decoded!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in God Moments | 0 comments

The 12 Days of Christmas Decoded!

We’re all familiar with the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  But other than a silly party song where a quartet of friends gets make fools of themselves by squawking like “Calling Birds” (whatever they are), is there any spiritual significance in this song’s lyrics? There are many versions of the origin and meaning of this song, but a spiritual application to each “gift” mentioned in this song can be made.  Back when this song was written,...

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Choirs to Present Annual Cantata: Adore (12/18/16)

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs to Present Annual Cantata: Adore (12/18/16)

For the past gazillion years, the choir or choirs at our church have presented a service of worship through words and music (i.e., Cantata). It’s always been presented on the Sunday before Christmas… at 4:15 PM. Yes, 4:15 PM! No clue where that time came from, but… It’s Tradition! It always happens! And so another Christmas is upon us. Tradition! It always happens! But is that all it is??? Habit? Tradition? Christmas isn’t only a tradition; It’s an...

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Pastors Ponderings: Christmas Wishes

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings:  Christmas Wishes

Pastor Jim emailed the following devotional on January 5.  We’re a bit slow in posting this message, but it’s relevant all year…     Greetings Friends: Happy New Year to all! Since we are still in the holy season of Christmas (Epiphany begins January 6), I was trying to think of some way to express greetings to all of you. Below is a poem I actually came across many years ago. I recently found it again and feel led to share it with you. It really sums up what this...

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Just Believe (12/24/15)

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in Sermons | 0 comments

Just Believe (12/24/15)

What do you believe?  It’s Christmas Eve… God wants to give you a big gift!  Not just a package under tomorrow’s tree, but a big lifelong gift.  One that lasts.  One that makes a difference.  Are you ready for it?  How do you receive this awesome gift? Pastor Jim’s Christmas Eve sermon helped us revisit the manger in a fresh light. Click the below “Play” button and scroll down to follow along…   Our scripture reading was Luke 2:1-20 and Isaiah...

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PUMC Welcomes the Savior! (12/24/15)

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

PUMC Welcomes the Savior! (12/24/15)

On Christmas Eve, we held two services.  The first was at 4:00 PM and was geared for families with small children. The 7:00 PM service included the choir, praise team, brass ensemble, and the traditional lighting of candles to the singing of Silent Night.  Pastor Jim gave a sermon on Luke 2:1-20 and Isaiah 9:6-7 entitled “Believe.” Here are some pictures from the 7:00 service… most of which are taken from the choir loft.  The view of the candles from the loft on Christmas Eve...

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It’s All About Jesus!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in Signboard | 0 comments

It’s All About Jesus!

On December 26 the signboard said: IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!   ‘Twas the Day after Christmas, And all through the house. All the creatures were stirring, scampering like a mouse… There’s stuff under the tree, wrapping paper laying around, cookie crumbs on the dining room table.  All sorts of new “Things” to play with, new clothes to wear, fresh things to look at.  And there are a lot of new items added to the “To Do List”… gifts to be...

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Christmas Eve Services (12/24/15)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Christmas Eve Services (12/24/15)

Christmas is finally upon us!  We will celebrate the eve before Christ’s birth with two Christmas Eve services.   Family Service, 4:00 PM The fist service will be a casual family service and will be held at 4:00 PM.  The service will feature carols and Bible readings.   Traditional Candlelight Service, 7:30 PM The second service will begin with our annual “Christmas Band” and the singing of many favorite Christmas Carols and Praise Choruses.  The choir will sing and...

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Preschool Shines in Christmas Pageant (12/10/15)

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Shines in Christmas Pageant (12/10/15)

Our Preschool, Our Father’s House, presented their annual Christmas Pageant before an adoring crowd of parents, grandparents, and PUMC members.  After a welcome and announcements by Pastor Jim and OFH director Eileen Salmon, the kids took over.  They took us through the story of Christmas with short songs and lots of energy.  The kids presented everything from the Christ Child, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, magi, angels… and even cows.            ...

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Middle School Singers Take a Field Trip to PUMC! (12/16/15)

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Middle School Singers Take a Field Trip to PUMC! (12/16/15)

The Pitman Middle School Chorus, under the direction of our own Sue Crispin, presented their annual Christmas concert in our sanctuary on Wednesday December 16. The chorus was about 25 strong, and they presented a selection of familiar secular and spiritual songs.  After the concert we all joined together in the Fellowship Hall for a lunch of ham, macaroni / cheese, and of course- cupcakes!     During the weekdays, “Sue Crispin” (PUMC Music Director), takes on the role of...

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Choirs Shine the Light of Christ during Cantata (12/13/15)

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Shine the Light of Christ during Cantata (12/13/15)

Our choirs and praise team presented our annual candelight Christmas Cantata on the afternoon of Sunday December 13. The title of the cantata was “A Light Still Shines.”  Here are portions of the forward which is provided in the book: Christmas is a modern day miracle of ancient origin.  Two thousand years of human history have not diminished the importance nor the implications of the Incarnation and the joy of that event will resound for millennia to come.  As we celebrate the...

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How Many Shopping Days Are Left? (12/6/15)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

How Many Shopping Days Are Left? (12/6/15)

Advent is a time of busy preparation- shopping, writing cards, planning parties… you’re never really ready until it’s all over.    On this Second Sunday in Advent, Pastor Jim spoke on Matthew 25:1-13, a parable Jesus spoke about getting ready for His return.  As we prepare for Christmas, are we ready for Jesus? Our scripture was from Matthew 25:1-13. The reading is not included in the recording, so open this drop down box and read the scripture before playing the...

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How Much Do You REALLY Know About Christmas?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Godprints, Training | 0 comments

How Much Do You REALLY Know About Christmas?

The Greater New Jersey Conference recently sent an email providing several resources about the meaning of Christmas. (Click Here to view) How much do you know about the season we’re celebrating? Check out these articles and videos… then take our Christmas Quiz!!!   Angels… Who are angels?  What do they do?  What does the Bible say about them??? Click  this button and find  out: Angels     Nativity Scenes…   Do these decorative scenes have a deeper meaning...

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Make Christ a Presence Among the Presents!

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Signboard | 0 comments

Make Christ a Presence Among the Presents!

We’re  currently in the Advent season of 2015.  Much of the hustle and bustle of this season is driven by the need to give gifts.  Many of us are consumed with two fundamental questions: “What does ___ want?” “What do I want?” To answer these questions and to prepare for Christmas morning, we run around searching the Internet, ads, and malls.  We scratch our heads.  We think, “what did I give so and so last year?”  “Does she already have one of...

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Star Tree to Brighten up Christmas for Needy Families (12/13/15)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Star Tree to Brighten up Christmas for Needy Families (12/13/15)

Last week, during our annual “hanging of the greens,” many lights, garlands, nativities and trees were brought out to remind us of this special season.   One of those trees is very special;  we call it our “Star Tree,” and it was placed in our Narthex.  This Christmas tree is adorned with Yellow stars, and each star bears the name of a child from our town who is in need of our help.  To participate in this ministry… Remove a star with the child’s name on it...

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PUMC Marches in Pitman Christmas Parade (11/28/15)

Posted by on Nov 29, 2015 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

PUMC Marches in Pitman Christmas Parade (11/28/15)

On the Fourth of July, crowds line Broadway and a parade of floats heads north towards our church.  On Thanksgiving weekend, a smaller (colder) crowd lines Broadway as a parade of floats heads south from our church. And we joined the parade with a float of our own! It was a warm evening, even if a bit drizzly.  But the moisture didn’t dampen our enthusiasm and joy of kicking off the Advent season.  As we rolled through the center of town, we sang Christmas Carols and joined with the town...

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Get Ready for Jesus! 2015 Advent Events (12/2015)

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Get Ready for Jesus!  2015 Advent Events (12/2015)

The season of Advent is a gift from God.  It’s a special time of the year when families, friends, and churches across dominations join together to celebrate the incarnation… the wonder that somehow God became human and walked this earth in the Person of Jesus.   And yet, sometimes we get so bogged down in the parties, shopping and “things we have to do” that we miss the wonder.   And so this year we offer an opportunity to Slow Down.  Plug into the activities that will...

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Captain’s Log: Stardate Bethlehem (1/4/15)

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

Captain’s Log: Stardate Bethlehem (1/4/15)

  Pastor Jim’s sermon on January 4 looked forward to the day of Epiphany, which technically occurs on January 6.  How do the star and the search for the Messiah speak to us today? Our scripture reading was Matthew 2:1-12.  Click the “Play” button to listen to the recording of the sermon and then scroll down and follow along…   Matthew 2:1-12 Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem, in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. At about that time some astrologers...

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Carols from Around the World (12/28/14)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

Carols from Around the World (12/28/14)

Pastor Jim’s sermon on the Sunday after Christmas (December 28, 2014) took a look at some of the carols that inspire us during the Christmas season.  God calls us to sing and even dance.  We’re supposed to be happy! And so these carols aren’t simply traditional songs that bring back memories. They are expressions of our faith. Click the below “play” button to listen to the recording, then scroll down and follow along…     The scripture for this...

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PUMC Records “Prepare the Way” Video (12/18/14)

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Choirs (Music), God Moments | 0 comments

PUMC Records “Prepare the Way” Video (12/18/14)

During our Choir Rehearsal last Thursday (12/18/14), The Voices in Praise stepped into the “recording studio” with Lee Whittaker and recorded a rendition of his hit “Prepare the Way.” This song is especially appropriate as we consider the “Colors of Christmas” and how we’ve been reminded that we must constantly prepare our lives and hearts for the arrival of Christ.  Not only for His 2nd coming, but also for His ever-available touch on our day to day...

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Stuck in the Middle of a Noisy Christmas?

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in God Moments, Godprints | 0 comments

Stuck in the Middle of a Noisy Christmas?

Can’t wait for Christmas to come and get over with?  Does it feel like you’re in the middle of a hectic rush of shopping, phony parties and crazy drivers?  When January comes will you look back and be thankful for Christmas, or will you simply return to your normal routine and feel glad that you survived it? The true Christmas touches us when we can honestly celebrate Christ (that’s what Christ Mas literally means, afterall). Christ touches us in the quiet moments.  In...

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Pastors Ponderings: My Christmas Wish

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings: My Christmas Wish

The following devotional was submitted by Pastor Jim on December 19, 2014…   Greetings Friends: Below is a poem I actually came across many years ago. I recently found it again and feel led to share it with you. It really sums up what this season and our lives are all about. I pray that all of us will be blessed. PLEASE READ: Matthew 2:9-11 “After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over...

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Our Father’s House Kids Charm Congregation (12/14/14)

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Kids Charm Congregation (12/14/14)

The Our Father’s House presented their annual Christmas Program on Thursday 12/18.  But many of us were working and could not attend this weekday event.  So, they made a return performance during the 11AM service on Sunday 12/14/14.         Here are a few pictures of the kids in action…     +++++++++++++++++++++++++ For more information about Our Father’s House, Click Here.    ...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: By Being Born, He Let Love Into the World

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  By Being Born, He Let Love Into the World

The following devotional was submitted by Pastor Jim on December 18… Greetings Friends; PLEASE READ: John 1:1-5, 10-14 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it…. He was in the world, and though the world...

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A Blue Christmas (12/14/14)

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

A Blue Christmas (12/14/14)

On Sunday the 14th, Pastor Jim continued his Advent sermon series on the  “colors of Christmas”.  This week, his theme was “a Blue Christmas.” Start the audio recording below, then scroll down and follow along.   The scripture reading was from Matthew’s account of the birth.  Matthew gives Joesph’s perspective, while Luke (last week’s passage) speaks from Mary’s perspective.  Pastor Jim read from the New King James version.  Matthew 1:18-25...  ...

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A Red Christmas (12/7/14)

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

A Red Christmas (12/7/14)

Pastor Jim continued his Advent sermon series on the “Colours of Christmas” by looking at things that are red.  How can red objects remind us of Christ and help us prepare for Christmas?  Click the following “Play” button, then scroll down and follow along…     The scripture reading was from Luke 1:26-38.  Pastor Jim read from the “Life Application Bible” (which uses the Living Bible translation/paraphrase).  Open the drop down box to follow the...

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PUMC Hosts Gloucester County Community Chorus’ Presentation of The Messiah (12/9/14)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in EventReport | 0 comments

PUMC Hosts Gloucester County Community Chorus’ Presentation of  The Messiah (12/9/14)

The Rowan College at Gloucester County and Community Chorus presented their “Holiday Cheer Concert” in our church on Tuesday night (12/9/14).  It was a busy night…. The choir members joined us in our weekly Tuesday dinner, and then we filled the sanctuary to enjoy the concert.  During the concert, several of our weekly small groups and studies met as usual, and  Narcotics Anonymous held their weekly meeting in the Fellowship Hall.  Our sanctuary was full… and so was our...

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A Green Christmas (11/30/14)

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

A Green Christmas (11/30/14)

Today was the first Sunday of Advent, and Pastor Jim began a new sermon series looking at the “Colors of  Christmas”- tools we use to Look Up and to keep our focus on Christ during this busy season.   Click the “Play” button on the following player to listen to the  sermon, then scroll down and follow  along.     The scripture reading was from portions of Luke 21.  Open the drop down box to follow along.  Pastor Jim read from the Living Bible (or “Life...

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PUMC Kicks Off and Steps Off in Pitman Christmas Parade (11/29/14)

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

PUMC Kicks Off and Steps Off in Pitman Christmas Parade (11/29/14)

One of Pitman’s finest traditions comes on the Saturday before the first week in Advent.  People from all over take part in the annual Christmas Parade, and then everyone heads over to the Hagerty’s to see the opening of their annual Christmas lights display.  The parade starts in our parking lot and then continues down Broadway, through the downtown area, and then ends smewhere around Ballard Park. This year, in addition to hosting the parade’s starting point, we entered our...

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Blue Christmas Service (12/22/14)

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Blue Christmas Service (12/22/14)

Many of us lost loved ones during this year.  Some of us lost loved ones years ago, but still feel the emptiness.  For any of us, the family traditions of the holidays bring back memories of Christmases past.  During this holiday season we are especially aware of those who have walked with us and who are an integral part of those memories; but now they’re gone. On Monday December 22 at 7:00 PM we will pause to reflect on loved ones who have passed to eternity.  Even as we celebrate the...

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What Are You Giving to Jesus?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in Signboard | 0 comments

What Are You Giving to Jesus?

A new message was posted on our signboard on Thanksgiving Day (11/27/14): WHAT ARE YOU GIVING TO JESUS? This question looks towards “Black Friday” and the crazy pre-Christmas shopping season.  We all have a list of people we want to please on Christmas morning, and we’re all busy trying to write possible gifts next to these names and then to brave the malls and Internet to purchase the gifts. But Christmas (“Celebration of Christ”) is a birthday.  Jesus Birthday!...

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PUMC to Distribute Christmas Lawn Signs (11/30/14)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

PUMC to Distribute Christmas Lawn Signs (11/30/14)

During Advent, we will have the opportunity to give a gentle reminder to our neighbors and passers-by that Christmas is all about Jesus.  Santa is Secondary (if at all)!!! Without Christ, there is No Christmas!  To us, this may seem totally obvious.  But many are too caught up in the world of shopping and holiday celebrations to keep that in focus.  Christmas is a time of family and celebration, but it is also a time of humble acknowledgement of what God did to bridge the gap between His...

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Live Nativity & Birthday Party for Jesus to be Celebrated (12/13/14)

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church | 2 comments

Live Nativity & Birthday Party for Jesus to be Celebrated (12/13/14)

Two popular PUMC Christmas traditions are the Live Nativity and the Birthday Party for Jesus. This year, we’re holding both celebrations together.  Come join us on a trip back in time we will be heading to Bethlehem to experience the birth of Christ. From 6:30-8:30PM our live nativity will be open.  Drive through!  Enter our parking lot via Lambs Road and exit on Broadway.  Along the way, get a taste (and smell!) of 1st century Bethlehem as it silently awaits the birth of Jesus.  If...

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Christmas Star Tree to Brighten the Day for Local Kids (12/14/14)

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Christmas Star Tree to Brighten the Day for Local Kids (12/14/14)

One of the long held Christmas traditions in our church is the Christmas Star Tree.  A special Christmas tree is in our narthex.  The tree is decorated with stars… lots of them.  Each  star on the Star Tree represents a child in need from our town, and gift suggestions for that child have been written on the star.  Donors can remove a star with the child’s name on it and purchase a gift in the amount of $20.00 for that child. Wrapped gifts will be brought into the church and placed under...

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Gloucester County Community Chorus to Perform Messiah at PUMC (12/9/14)

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Gloucester County Community Chorus to Perform Messiah at PUMC (12/9/14)

Our Tuesday night dinner / study will turn into a Tuesday night dinner / concert on Tuesday December 9.  After the dinner, the Rowan College at Gloucester County & Community Chorus will present Handel’s “The Messiah” in our sanctuary. The dinner begins at 6:00 PM and the concert is at 7:30 PM. The dinner is $8.00 for adults, and pre-registration is requested (see signup sheet in Narthex).   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   For more information...

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Choirs Prepare 2014 Christmas Cantata (12/21/14)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Prepare 2014 Christmas Cantata  (12/21/14)

Wasn’t it just the Fourth of July? Well, it’s not summer anymore and we’re nearing the wonderful time of the Christmas season.  For the past few Thursdays,  the Voices in Praise choir has begun to rehearse some of the pieces that will make up our 2014 Christmas cantata.  Cantata rehearsals continue to ramp up throughout the month. If you’re interested in joining with the choir to sing in this year’s cantata, drop by on Thursday night. Rehearsals start at 7:00 PM...

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District to hold Christmas Parties (12/13/14)

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

District to hold Christmas Parties (12/13/14)

The United Methodist churches in our are are planning some Christmas Parties! No- these won’t be your typical “Office Christmas Party” gatherings where co-workers get drunk and try to be friendly.    These “parties” are intended to show the love and wonder of the birth of our Lord and Savior; to show Christmas to kids who otherwise may not even experience December 25 as anything special.   Open this post to learn more…....

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Our Father’s House Christmas Program (12/11/13)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Christmas Program (12/11/13)

Majesty in the Wonder of a Child… Is it any surprise that God choose to come to earth as a child? On Wednesday Dec. 11 the children of Our Father’s House treated family and friends to a musical depicting the glory of the Christmas Story.  Kids dressed up as angels, shepherds, and wise men.  Choirs, a boy beating a drum, and even an adult narrator presented the familiar story of our Savior’s birth in a fresh and innocent way. About 50 children from our Pre-K classes...

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Blue Christmas Service (12/17/13)

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Blue Christmas Service (12/17/13)

Many of us lost loved ones during this year.  For any of us, the family traditions of the holidays bring back memories of Christmases past.  During this holiday season we are especially aware of those who have walked with us and who are an integral part of those memories; but now they’re gone. On Tuesday Dec. 17 at 7:30 PM we will pause to reflect on loved ones who have passed to eternity.  Even as we celebrate the birth of Christ, we still mourn the loss of loved ones. This service will...

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Live Nativity (12/22/13)

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Live Nativity (12/22/13)

Join our spiritual journey on Sunday, December 22 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (after the cantata!).  Drive or walk through the parking lot to see the biblical story of Christmas being told.  Step back in time to see the soldiers, shepherds, wisemen, and the manger with Baby Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.  See (or pet) the live animals. Share in this experience that will bring the wonder of the first Christmas to life before your eyes. See the story… and join the story! Our parking lot is clear...

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Christmas Eve- Two Services! (12/24/13)

Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Christmas Eve- Two Services! (12/24/13)

We’re having TWO Christmas Eve services this year!  4:00PM Service… This first service will be for children who might find the later hour “challenging.” We will delight in the wonder of a child’s view of Christ’s birth! 7:30 PM Service… The second service will be our traditional one.  We will light our darkened Sanctuary with candles and carols.  Music will be led by our choirs, and the service will end with the traditional Silent Night.  ...

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Birthday Party for Jesus! (12/14/13)

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Ministry: Community & Church | 0 comments

Birthday Party for Jesus! (12/14/13)

Teach your kids that Christmas is Jesus’ Birthday… We invite all children to a Birthday Party for Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 14 from 11:00 am to 1 pm. This is the perfect way to prepare for Christmas by keeping Christ in Christmas. There will be food, crafts, balloons, and birthday cake. Lunch will also be provided. The cost of admission:  One nonperishable food item for the Pitman Food Pantry. This is open to the entire community.  Please plan on stopping by to show your...

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Sanctuary Decorated for Christmas (11/24/13)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Church Operations, EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Sanctuary Decorated for Christmas (11/24/13)

After our worship services on Sunday 11/24/13, many of us stuck around to help “hang the greens.”  The sanctuary and narthex were decorated with the life that is given to us in the miracle of Christmas. It was yet another example of the old adage, “many hands make light work”… pizza doesn’t hurt either!   Stringing the Garland Nativity scene in sanctuary Pastor Larry (he does windows too!)                ...

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Annual Christmas Cantata (12/22/13)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Annual Christmas Cantata (12/22/13)

Concert of Carols Our choirs and praise teams will present our 83rd annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday 12/22 at the traditional time of 4:15 PM. The cantata is entitled “Concert of Carols“. The “Christmas Story”isn’t just a “story.”  It is redeeming love come to earth in Jesus Christ our Savior.  Over the years, musicians have tried to celebrate and capture this message of God’s saving grace come to earth as a babe.  Our church “Candelight...

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Operation Christmas Child (11/14/13)

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Operation Christmas Child (11/14/13)

Got a shoe box? Can you afford to purchase any small toys, school supplies, candy, sunglasses, or other “stuff” that a child could use?  Then you can make a huge difference in someone’s Christmas this year!!! In support of “Operation Christmas Child”  we are collecting items that can be packed in a shoebox and given to desperately needy children.  The program covers more than 100 countries, and is administered by the Samaritan’s Purse organization (led by...

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