Posts Tagged "ChurchBuilding"

Mission Team Helps Dedicate a New Sanctuary (7/29/17)

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Mission Team Helps Dedicate a New Sanctuary (7/29/17)

For 18 years, a poor but vibrant Methodist Church in Mexico has been diligently working to build a new sanctuary for their church. Over the years, our church has supported them with our prayers, gifts, and with several hands-on mission trips to help in the construction. To get a taste of our efforts to partner with La Palmilla over the years, click this button: La Palmilla This year’s Team had the honor of being in La Palmilla to take part in the fruition of this effort: The sanctuary...

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PUMC Marks its 129th Anniversary! (11/10/14)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in ChurchHistory, EventReminder | 0 comments

PUMC Marks its 129th Anniversary! (11/10/14)

Our church has a long history, beginning with a Sunday School class that started in November of 1877.  This class grew out of the summer Camp Meetings which were held in the Pitman Grove. But the “official start” of the “Pitman Grove Methodist Episcopal Church” came 15 years after this initial class was formed.    Here’s an excerpt from the booklet “Our Heritage” which was written 1n 1985 in commemoration of our centennial… On November 10, 1885,...

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South Seaville UMC Opens New Doors! (9/7/14)

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in EventReport, God Moments | 0 comments

South Seaville UMC Opens New Doors! (9/7/14)

Back in 2004, our church building was destroyed by fire.  For 3 years we worshiped in a school, theater, and converted hardware store.  In 2007- after much anticipation and work- we moved into our new (current) building. About 3 years ago, another local United Methodist Church began a similar journey when their church building burned down.  (Read More).  But today (9/7/14) the South Seaville United Methodist Church opened the doors of its new building and celebrated their first service of...

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Fire Safety Training in Kitchen (6/18/14)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement, Training | 0 comments

Fire Safety Training in Kitchen (6/18/14)

Hey- our church knows a little bit about fires!  We’re also Methodists who love to eat… so the subject of Kitchen Fires is near and dear to home… Fire Safety Training will be held on Wednesday, June 18th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in the PUMC kitchen. This training will provide important lessons delivered through a short presentation and practical demonstrations on fire prevention geared towards kitchen use. This is strongly encouraged for anyone who uses the PUMC kitchen....

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Remembering Hazel Stiles and the “Stand at the Door” Window

Posted by on May 23, 2014 in ChurchHistory, Godprints | 0 comments

Remembering Hazel Stiles and the “Stand at the Door” Window

As we enter a time of transition from one pastor to the next, we pause to reflect on the history of our church and on the heritage that God has supplied us with. In the chapel there is a stained glass window showing Jesus standing at the door and knocking.  The window depicts Revelation 3:20 where Jesus tells the church in Laodicea, “Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” This window...

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New Life for the South Seaville United Methodist Church

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in God Moments | 0 comments

New Life for the South Seaville United Methodist Church

One June 10, 2011, fire destroyed the South Seaville United Methodist church’s building.  But after a period of transition, their new building is nearing completion.  At PUMC we can identify with this story; our building burned down in 2003, and we moved into our current building in 2007. But as our  pastor said during the night of the fire, “Our building may be burning down, but my church is standing behind me.”  (or words to that effect…)  A church is not a building;...

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PUMC History Re-visited

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in ChurchHistory, EventReminder | 0 comments

PUMC History Re-visited

There’s an article in the news Blog called Pitman Online that covers the history of our church.  It was published several years ago, but it deserves a “plug” in case anyone hasn’t seen it. Click Here to read the article.  ...

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We Have a Library!

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in Bible Study, EventReminder | 0 comments

We Have a Library!

Shhhhhh… Did you know that we have a library?  It’s located on the upper floor of the education wing (across from the Senior High room, all the way at the end of the hall on the left).  Books have been set aside that correspond with our Lenten study (“Forty Days of Fruitful Living”). Check  it out!  It’s a great place to sit and meander through the books!  You can also check them out. and take  them home.    Go and sit and read with children or grandchildren, find...

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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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New Stained Glass Windows Installed (10/1/13)

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Church Operations, EventReport | 0 comments

New Stained Glass Windows Installed (10/1/13)

Gifts of Worship The stained glass windows along the top of our sanctuary tell the story of our Lord and Savior.  On the left side, windows depict the Nativity, Baptism, Last Supper, and Crucifixion. The large window in the center of our sanctuary (above the alter) depicts the central tenant of our faith: The Resurrection. Until 10/1/13, the three windows to the right of the Resurrection window were blank (clear glass).  Thanks to the gifts of several long time members of our church, these...

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