Posts Tagged "Devotion"

Practicing Extravagant Generosity (10/15 thru 11/11 2017)

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, FEATURED, Worship & Prayer | 2 comments

Practicing Extravagant Generosity (10/15 thru 11/11 2017)

Unity.  Pulling together to be of one heart and one purpose.  In our church, that purpose is to glorify our Creator-God and to help Him build His Kingdom.  Our goal is to become more like Christ in every facet of our lives. One of the attributes of God is that He is generous… REALLY generous.  Imagine the Son of God somehow squeezing Himself into a human body, living on this earth, and then dying on a Roman cross?  Think about the God who has provided all of your needs throughout your...

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Bible Reading Plans for 2017!

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in EventReminder | 3 comments

Bible Reading Plans for 2017!

When the “publish” button was clicked for this post, we were in that Christmas Holiday gap between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  The gifts were wrapped, placed under the tree, and then unwrapped. All of the Christmas cookies were baked… and most were eaten.  All of a sudden we were about to wake up to the Mummers (in Philly, anyway),  New Year’s Day will be upon us, and we’ll be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions.  What can I do in this new...

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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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Pastor’s Ponderings: Up Above the World so Bright

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Godprints | 0 comments

Pastor’s  Ponderings:  Up Above the World so Bright

God continues whispering in our ears, “Don’t quit…keep on playing.” Even when it seems life is bringing us flat or sour notes, God is coming alongside to assist us in making His music. God will add to our best efforts and the result will be amazing. With God reaching around and encircling us, together, beautiful music can be made!

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Playing on God’s Super Team (2/7/16)

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Sermons | 0 comments

Playing on God’s Super Team (2/7/16)

Super Bowl Sunday!  The day of the Big Game!  In a few hours the Denver Broncos would battle the Carolina Panthers; each team trying to reach the endzone and to win the Super Bowl prize.  Both teams taking their turns making mistakes (fumbles and turnovers).  During our worship service we observed this “special day” by dressing down and wearing our favorite team jerseys.  Our goal wasn’t to worship Sports; our goal was to learn whatever spiritual lessons we could from this...

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Lenten Devotional for 2016

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Godprints | 2 comments

Lenten Devotional for 2016

Members from four local churches have come together to produce a Daily Devotional for this year’s Lenten season.  The booklets were published in hardcopy form and distributed within the participating churches, but electronic copies of the devotions are presented here. If you want a printed copy, visit or contact one of the participating churches: Evangelical UMC (Clarksboro) Zion Community Church (Clarksboro) Trinity United Methodist Church (Mullica Hill) and Pitman United Methodist...

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PUMC Celebrates Ministries with Luncheon (1/31/16)

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

PUMC Celebrates Ministries with Luncheon (1/31/16)

Just  a quick glance through our church newsletter (Steeple Notes), or through the “Coming Events” section of our bulletin,  or at the Monthly Calendar (see the link on the website sidebar), reveals that this church is “busy.”  But being “busy” and “doing things” doesn’t necessarily mean we’re “doing things” that glorify God. But when the Holy Spirit leads us into these activities, we are then participating in the...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Lent is Calling

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Lent is Calling

The following devotional was sent by Pastor Jim on 2/26/15… Greetings Friends: PLEASE READ: Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” (NKJV). PLEASE READ: Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint” (NKJV).   Can we agree that regular Bible reading, regular times of prayer, being faithful in worship, to name a few...

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2015 Lenten Devotional Books are Ready!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

2015 Lenten Devotional Books are Ready!

During the past few months, members of PUMC have written and collected a series of devotional readings to help us prepare for Easter during the season of Lent.  The devotionals have been assembled into a booklet, and the booklets are now available. The Lenten Devotionals are now available in the Narthex.  The book contains daily readings starting on Ash Wednesday (February 18) and continuing through Easter Sunday (April 5).  Articles are written by members of PUMC as well as by members of Zion...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Part Time Christians?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Part Time Christians?

The following thoughts were submitted by Pastor Jim on January 16, 2015… Greetings Friends: PLEASE READ: Mark 12:28-31 One of the teachers of the Law of Moses came up while Jesus and the Sadducees were arguing. When he heard Jesus give a good answer, he asked him, “What is the most important commandment?” Jesus answered, “The most important one says: ‘People of Israel, you have only one Lord and God. You must love him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.’ The second most...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: The Scriptures

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings:  The Scriptures

The following thoughts were submitted by Pastor Jim on January 15, 2015… Greetings Friends: PLEASE READ: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people and for correcting them and showing them how to live. The Scriptures train God’s servants to do all kinds of good deeds” (CEV) PLEASE READ: Joshua 1:8 “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Keeping Your Spiritual Blades Sharp

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Keeping Your Spiritual Blades Sharp

The following devotion was submitted by Pastor Jim on November 28, 2014…     Greetings Friends: PLEASE READ: Ecclesiastes 10:10 “If the ax is not sharp and he does not make it sharp, then he must use more strength. Wisdom helps one to do well” (NLV).   The past couple of days I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic and for some reason I recalled cutting the grass when I was a boy. Back then we did not have a motorized lawn mower. Dad used to have one of those manual...

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Ordinary People Set Apart to be Holy (8/10/14)

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Sermons | 5 comments

Ordinary People Set Apart to be Holy (8/10/14)

Pastor Jim’s sermon on August 10 continued our look at the attributes of God.  Last week we looked at His Awesomeness and power.  This week we look at His holiness.    Click the below “Play” button to listen to a recording of the sermon (from the 11:00 service).  While you’re listening, scroll down and use the summary to follow along (and don’t forget to try the quiz!).     The text for the message was from Isaiah 6:1-8.  Click the arrow below to open up...

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Holy Week Schedule & Meditations (4/13 – 4/20)

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Holy Week Schedule & Meditations (4/13 – 4/20)

Holy Week Schedule (Palm Sunday thru Easter)...

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Forty Days of Fruitful Living Sermons & Studies (3/9/14)

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Forty Days of Fruitful Living Sermons & Studies (3/9/14)

On Sunday March 9, we began a new sermon series based on the devotional “Forty days of Fruitful Living- Practicing a Life of Grace,” written by Robert Schnanse.         During the five Sundays in Lent we are looking at five disciplines, or practices that we can develop in order to grow into a life of grace. The five practices are: Radical Hospitality Passionate Worship Intentional Faith Development Risk-Taking Mission and Service Extravagant Generosity Like an...

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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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