Posts Tagged "Conference"

PUMC Welcomes Back the Boltons! (7/9/17)

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

PUMC Welcomes Back the Boltons! (7/9/17)

Pastors in the United Methodist Church are appointed one year at a time.  Clergy are members of the Annual Conference; not of the local church.  And, they are “Itinerant Pastors”, serving for an average of 5-10 years at a local church. July first is the official start of a clergy appointment.  For many churches, the last Sunday is June is a difficult time where a congregation says “goodbye” to an outgoing pastor.  For others,  the first Sunday of July is a day of hope...

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Greater NJ Annual Conference Meets to Rejoice! (5/22/17)

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in EventReport | 0 comments

Greater NJ Annual Conference Meets to Rejoice! (5/22/17)

The yearly conference meeting of the Greater NJ Annual Conference was held in Wildwood on a Sunday through Tuesday beginning May 22. The legislative schedule was comparatively light, but the conference (as usual) was filled with worship, fellowship, and learning.
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PUMC Hosts Regional Day of Learning (2/12/17)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in EventReport, Training | 0 comments

PUMC Hosts Regional Day of Learning (2/12/17)

Fourteen years ago, a fire destroyed our downtown church building.  It was located in the business district- right in the middle of town.  But it had no parking, and its multiple levels and maze of staircases made it totally “non-accessible.”  Ten years ago we moved into a new “state of the art building.”  It’s located on the edge of town, but its parking lot and accessibility make it well suited to being used for large groups. We are blessed to be a blessing! ...

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Greater NJ Annual Conference Set to… Conference (5/22/16)

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Greater NJ Annual Conference Set to… Conference (5/22/16)

We United Methodists operate in an environment of what we call The Connection; we’re not alone.  Together with other United Methodists we can pole our resources and accomplish much more for the building of God’s Kingdom than we could on our own. Pitman United Methodist Church is a member of…. the Delaware Bay District… which is a member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference… which is part of the Northeastern Jurisdiction… which is part of the global...

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Hope to get a Boost at GNJ Conference (5/23/16)

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Hope to get a Boost at GNJ Conference (5/23/16)

The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference will hold their … “annual conference” next week at the Wildwoods Convention Center.  During one of the worship services, an offering will be taken to benefit our “A Future With Hope” mission. PUMC has contributed to this effort, and our portion of this offering will be given during the conference. Below is more information about A Future With Hope (synopsis of an article by Chris Carter printed in the United Methodist...

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Learn how to Reach Out this Summer (7/6/16 – 8/17/16)

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Training | 0 comments

Learn how to Reach Out this Summer (7/6/16 – 8/17/16)

In Hebrews, Paul (or whoever “the writer” is), commanded us to: “…run with perseverance the race marked out for us. ”  To be able to “run with perseverance” we need to train.  A runner trains his body through appropriate physical activity.  But for Christians to run the race we need Spiritual Training.  That comes mainly from the Bible,  but it also comes from our fellowship with other Christians.  We learn from each other and from each others...

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How Much Do You Know About General Conference?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2016 in EventReminder, Training | 0 comments

How Much Do You Know About General Conference?

The General Conference of The United Methodist Church is set to meet in Portland, Oregon from May 10 through May 20. General Conference?  Didn’t he serve with Lee??? Nah.  The “General Conference” is the ruling body of the entire United Methodist Church. It meets once every four years to revise church law and to consider resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs. Last May, our Greater...

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A Future with Hope Continues to Rebuild Sandy Devistation

Posted by on Apr 19, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope Continues to Rebuild Sandy Devistation

In 2012 one of the worst storms ever to hit our state pounded our shore communities. The result, in addition to all of the lost business and damaged public infrastructure, is that over 160,000 families were instantly rendered homeless.  In response, New Jersey Methodists (the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference)  created an organization called “A Future with Hope.”   “A Future with Hope” is a vehicle for funneling volunteers from churches all across the state to help...

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A Future with Hope: Billy’s Story

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: Billy’s Story

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… Billy’s home was filled with 6 feet of water.  Everything was destroyed, but they somehow took a strange comfort in knowing that everyone else was going through the same problem.  But he was on his own… he lost his job, and was burdened with an overwhelming list of tasks that had to be done.  He looked for grants eventually discovered “A...

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A Future with Hope: The Hope Chain

Posted by on Feb 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: The Hope Chain

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… On this Valentine’s Day, let’s turn our attention to others and in some way latch on to the way that God loves and cares for His children with the Body of Christ.  Here is the story of the Hope Chain…     A Future With Hope On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey. The destruction left by that storm was...

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A Future With Hope: Jeanne’s Story

Posted by on Jan 14, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future With Hope: Jeanne’s Story

This post is another in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… When Jeanne and her husband moved into their home, they made it a special creative project.  Her husband poured his talents into the home.  But by the time Sandy had struck, Jeanne’s husband had passed away.  The storm took away her touch and special memories with her late husband.  As she awaits for her house to be repaired, she continues to pay...

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A Future with Hope: Anna and Charlie’s Story

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: NJandCountry, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

A Future with Hope: Anna and Charlie’s Story

This post is the first in a series of updates about our efforts to help people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in 2012… Here is the story of Anna and Charlie, a couple who had recently retired and put all of their life’s savings into their home in Union Beach, NJ.  This couple has fostered over 100 children and adopted 9. By building a Future with Hope for them, we are allowing them to continue giving hope to the many children whom God has placed on their...

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What is Africa University? What is Shared Ministry?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

What is Africa University?  What is Shared Ministry?

Africa University…. Wouldn’t it be great if we could train up a team of experts who could help people all over Africa to provide sources of  clean water, build churches, build schools, and divert young people away from an impoverished destiny by giving them a college education? As it turns out, the United Methodist Church is doing these things day in and day out.  One of the “causes” supported by our Shared Ministries is the Africa University.  Instead of sending...

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Elderberries Are Really Cooking!!! (6/1/15)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Elderberries, EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

Elderberries Are Really Cooking!!! (6/1/15)

“Oldies but Goodies” The Elderberries (our “seniors” fellowship group) have compiled a cookbook of some of our favorite recipes from the past. Our families and friends have enjoyed them for years, and they are the highlights of many a covered dish supper or family gathering. The cookbook will be available for a donation, and the proceeds will go towards the payment of our shared ministries obligation. The cookbooks can be obtained from Maureen Kier or  Marshall Genter.  ...

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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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DS Rev. Jisun Kwak Visits PUMC (8/3/14)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

DS Rev. Jisun Kwak Visits PUMC (8/3/14)

Our new District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak,  is busy trying to meet the people and churches of the Delaware Bay district. Our district is made up of 68 churches covering parts of Salem, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties (the district office is in Woodstown).  So it’s quite an undertaking for a new District Superintendent to become acquainted with all of the churches in our district. On Sunday August 3, we were honored to worship with Rev. Kwak during our 11:00 service. After...

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PUMC to Host D.S. Installation (9/21/14)

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

PUMC to Host D.S. Installation (9/21/14)

Effective July 1, the Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak became our new District Superintendent, Replacing Rev. Richard Nichols (who was appointed as the Pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Moorestown). On Sunday September 21, our church will have the honor of hosting her service of installation as the Superintendent of the Delaware Bay District.  The service will begin at 3:00 PM, and a reception will be held in our Fellowship Hall afterwards. Bishop John Schol, the presiding bishop of the...

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2014 Lay Leadership Academy to be Held Sept. 12-13

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Training | 0 comments

2014 Lay Leadership Academy to be Held Sept. 12-13

What’s a “Vital Congregation?”  Other than being a “buzzword” that’s in the forefront of discussions around the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, it is a commitment to doing what the church is supposed to be doing:  Making Disciples for Jesus Christ. Vital Congregations… The United Methodist Church is seaking to empower local church congregations to become a “vital” part of their communities so that they are better equipped to...

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Dr. Jisun Kwak Becomes Delaware Bay District Superintendent (7/1/14)

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Dr. Jisun Kwak Becomes Delaware Bay District Superintendent (7/1/14)

Lost in the excitement of the arrival of our new Pastor, our district of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference is also getting a new District Superintendent.  Rev. Dr. Jisun Kwak, who has been serving as the D.S. of the Gateway North District has moved south to Woodstown (district office) to guide our district.  As of July 1,  Rev. Kwak is our District Superintendent.     Rev. Richard Nichols, who has served as our District Superintendent for the last 6 years is returning to the...

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Congregation says Goodbye to Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee (6/15/14)

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Congregation says Goodbye to Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee (6/15/14)

Sunday June June 15 was Father’s Day, but another issue weighed on our minds as we worshiped on that morning.  Several months ago it was announced that the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference had decided to not re-appoint Rev. Dr. Larry Potts to our church as our senior pastor.  Instead, he will be appointed to the Franklinville UMC. In addition, our Associate Pastor, Rev. Kee Young Yang will be appointed as the senior pastor of the St. Paul’s UMC in Bayhead NJ. Pastors in the...

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Pastor Transition Schedule (6/22 – 6/29)

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Staff | 0 comments

Pastor Transition Schedule  (6/22 – 6/29)

Last night (June 8) we celebrated the ministry of our pastors; Rev. Kee Young Yang and Rev. Dr. Larry Potts.  But our time with them is running short.  Here’s the schedule for the upcoming Sundays during this transition period… June 15 Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee’s last Sunday with us. June 22 No clergy will be present, but God’s work continues.  The choirs will lead a service looking back at our heritage and praising God for our church.  It will be a celebration of...

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PUMC Celebrates the Ministry of Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee (6/8/14)

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

PUMC Celebrates the Ministry of Pastor Larry and Pastor Kee (6/8/14)

On the evening of Sunday June 8, we held a covered dish dinner and celebrated the ministries of our pastors, Rev. Kee Yang and Rev. Dr. Larry Potts.  It was a huge turnout, a  lot of food, and time of special memories and celebration. Effective July 1, our Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Larry Potts will be appointed to the Franklinville United Methodist Church and our Associate Pastor, Rev. Kee-Young Yang will become  the senior pastor of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Bayhead, NJ.  Rev....

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Chuck Knows Church

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Godprints | 0 comments

Chuck Knows Church

You may have noticed that our website contains numerous links to a video series called “Chuck Knows Church.”  These videos are posted on YouTube and are produced by the United Methodist Church’s Global Board of Discipleship.  They provide a light hearted yet informative look at some of the key elements of our faith.     Nope- His Name’s not Really Chuck… It may be surprising to learn that the presenter in these videos isn’t actually named Chuck! ...

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Picture Tour thru Annual Conference 2014

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Church Operations, EventReport | 0 comments

Picture Tour thru Annual Conference 2014

The Greater New Jersey Annual Conference met at the Wildwood Convention Center on Thursday May 29 through Saturday May 31.  The conference had elements of “business” where budgets and resolutions were voted on.  But its purpose also included Learning, Fellowship, and Worship. To view some videos of the conference, visit the Conference Website. Below are some pictures that aren’t nearly as good as the ones you’ll see on the conference website.  They were taken with a...

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2014 Annual Conference to Meet In Wildwood (5/29 – 5/31)

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

2014 Annual Conference to Meet In Wildwood (5/29 – 5/31)

Annual Conference… Our church is part of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference.  Our Annual Conference is divided into 9 Districts (we are in the Delaware Bay District).  Once a year (that’s why they call it an “Annual” Conference), representatives from the United Methodist churches across New Jersey (and parts of Pennsylvania and New York) gather for a 3 day conference. This year’s conference will be held in Wildwood from Wednesday May 28 through Saturday May...

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Transition? New Pastors? God’s already got us covered! (5/3/14)

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Church Operations, EventReport, Staff | 0 comments

Transition?  New Pastors?  God’s already got us covered!  (5/3/14)

In the United Methodist church, pastors are appointed to a church for one year.  Usually, pastors are re-appointed to their current church, but true to our heritage of serving with “circuit pastors“, change is inevitable.   All appointments in our conference begin on July 1.  In the weeks leading up to that date, things can get pretty hectic for the churches which are changing pastors.  A “dance of dominoes” begins where pastors move from parsonage to parsonage and...

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Easter Message from Bishop Schol (4/20/14)

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in EventReminder | 0 comments

Easter Message from Bishop Schol (4/20/14)

Bishop John Schol, the bishop of our Greater New Jersey Annual Conference recently released the following open letter to all “Easter People”… To an Easter people who have everything to live for Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for. –1Peter 1:3, The Message The Familiar Becomes Fuzzy Resurrection sometimes feels rare during times of great challenge. We are living in some of the most challenging times...

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Rev. Jim Bolton Appointed as New PUMC Pastor

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Church Operations, Staff | 0 comments

Rev. Jim Bolton Appointed as New PUMC Pastor

In the United Methodist Church, pastors are appointed for a year at a time.  Appointments are decided by the Bishop of the conference (in our case, Bishop John Schol, of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference).  The bishop works closely with his “cabinet.” to match the gifts and abilities of a pastor to the needs of each local church. The bishop’s cabinet is made up of the District Superintendents.  These superintendents oversee the churches in each of the...

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Rev. Nichols Appointed to FUMC Moorestown (6/30/14)

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Rev. Nichols Appointed to FUMC Moorestown (6/30/14)

    Delaware Bay District   The Rev. Richard W. Nichols District Superintendent PO Box 125, 149 South Main Street, Woodstown, NJ 08098 Tel:  856-624-4468 – Fax: 856-624-4463- Email: delawarebay@gnjumc.org Rev. Richard Nichols March 4, 2014   Friends,        This past Saturday, over 200 persons gathered at the Pitman United Methodist Church for the District Day of Learning.  What a wonderful day of worship, learning, and fellowship.  My deepest appreciation to all who...

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Special Session of the Greater NJ Annual Conference

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Church Operations, EventReport | 0 comments

Special Session of the Greater NJ Annual Conference

A special session of the Greater NJ Annual Conference was held in Ocean Grove on Saturday Nov. 5.  The last regular meeting of the conference was held in Wildwood back in May, but this special session was needed in order to vote on some issues which had arisen since the yearly conference meeting.   Our church was represented at this special session by Pastor Kee (Associate Pastor) and Larry Bakely (Lay Member to Annual Conf.).                  ...

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Wings of the Morning Airplane (6/7/13)

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in EventReport, Mission: Beyond our Community, Wings of the Morning | 0 comments

Wings of the Morning Airplane (6/7/13)

The following is a report from the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference about the delivery of an airplane whose purchase was supported by the conference…  ————————————————————- You’re probably familiar with the mission called “Wings of the Morning.”  Our church has supported this mission for years even going back to the days in the old church when Wings of the Morning...

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