Posts Tagged "Encourage"

A Drop of Example, or a Gallon of Advice???

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Signboard | 0 comments

A Drop of Example, or a Gallon of Advice???

On May 10,2017 (several days before Mother’s Day), the following message was posted on our signboard: A DROP OF EXAMPLE IS WORTH MORE THAN A GALLON OF ADVICE      As we approach Mother’s Day, think about it…  What has left a deeper impression- what do yo remember most:  The things your Mom said, or the things she did? Chances are, you probably remember some great advice that Mom gave.  A host of sayings, scripture, music, or just plane home-spun wisdom constantly prod...

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What Ever Happened to Laughter? (7/31/16- Camp Meeting)

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Sermons | 0 comments

What Ever Happened to Laughter? (7/31/16- Camp Meeting)

Reminiscent of the famous Neil Diamond concert, the 7/31/16 Camp Meeting was a “Hot July Night.” It would have been easy to skip this one and stay at home in the air conditioning. Do we have to be as stuffy when we worship God? How does laughter fit into our call to honor God and to be reverent before His presence?
PUMC was the host church, and Pastor Jim gave the message. He challenged us to take a fresh look at laughter as a way to honor God.

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Cheers: A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name (7/24/16)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2016 in Sermons | 1 comment

Cheers: A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name (7/24/16)

Like the sitcom Cheers, the Church needs to be a place where everybody knows your name… because Christ knows their name and they know Jesus’ Name. Pastor Jim used this 1980s sitcom to illustrate that the relationship we have with eachother is welcoming and powerful when it flows out of the relationship we have with Jesus Christ.

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Diggin’ Up Bones (5/1/16)

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Sermons | 0 comments

Diggin’ Up Bones (5/1/16)

God led Ziek into a desert; into a valley filled with dust, despair, and… dead bones.  How can places in life like these be turned into something vibrant and living?  When we’re in the depths of discouragement, can God inject hope and energy and turn things around?  You betcha!!! Click the below “Play” button and scroll down to follow along (the recording is from the 11:00 service)…   The scripture was Ezekiel 37:1-10.  Click the following Drop Down box to...

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For Lent, Lose the ‘Tude! (2/21/16)

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Sermons | 0 comments

For Lent, Lose the ‘Tude! (2/21/16)

We are now into a season of preparation for the passion and resurrection of our Lord.  This preparation- which we call Lent- involves reevaluating our Walk and then getting rid of anything that’s getting in the way. With this message, Pastor Jim began a Lenten series called: “For Lent, Give Up Something Bad!”  Too often we think of lent as being a time to temporarily give up something that’s not really bad… just to give up something as an act of sacrifice.  But...

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Love, Somebody (7/12/15)

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Godprints | 0 comments

Love, Somebody  (7/12/15)

What’s a “Random Act Of Kindness”?  How can a seemingly simple act or gift make a difference in someone’s life? Several Sundays ago,  members of our congregation were treated to the following message when they arrived at their cars after the service: Just a simple handwritten note (“your” / “you’re”… who cares???).  But it was anonymous.  Nobody wanted to take credit for it.  And yet- that made the message all the more powerful. ...

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Philemon, Forgiveness, and Dr. Pepper (7/19/15)

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Sermons | 1 comment

Philemon, Forgiveness, and Dr. Pepper (7/19/15)

What does forgiveness do for you?  And what does that have to do with Dr. Pepper???  Pastor Jim’s sermon on July 19 2015 tied it all together.  Click on the following “Play” button, scroll down, and follow along (this recording is from the 9:30 service)…   Our scripture was the book of Philemon… yep- the whole “book” (actually it’s a short letter).  Open the below drop down box and look over Philemon’s shoulder as he reads this letter...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Love is Victorious

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

Pastor’s Ponderings:  Love is Victorious

The following thoughts were submitted by Pastor Jim on 1/20/15... Greetings Friends: PLEASE READ: 1 Thessalonians 5:11a “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up,”   PLEASE READ: Ephesians 4:29 “Watch your talk! No bad words should be coming from your mouth. Say what is good. Your words should help others grow as Christians” (NLV) Although snow is in the forecast for South Jersey for tomorrow [Wednesday 1/21/15], I am excited that Spring Training for...

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A Time to Remember (11/2/14)

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

A Time to Remember (11/2/14)

 On Sunday November 2, we marked our church’s anniversary.  Pastor Jim’s sermon tapped into the anniversary and All Saints Day themes.  The scripture reading was from Numbers 10:8-10 and Hebrews 12:1-2.   Click the “Play” button below to start the recording, then scroll down and follow along…     Scripture Reading  Numbers 10:8-10 8 The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and these shall be to you as an ordinance forever throughout your...

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The Fellowship of Believers (10/19/14)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

The Fellowship of Believers (10/19/14)

October 19 was 2014’s Laity Sunday.  The suggested theme for this year’s Laity Sunday was “Engaging Small Groups.”  Testimonies were given by members of two small groups, and then the scripture and sermon followed.  In the audio below, Bryce Hogan read the scripture and the sermon was given by Larry Bakely.  The title of the message was “The Fellowship of Believers,” and it was based on Acts 2:37-47.   Click the “Play” button to begin the...

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God is Good (8/24/14)

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Sermons | 0 comments

God is Good (8/24/14)

Pastor Jim’s sermon on August 24 continued our look at the Attributes of God. So far we’ve seen that God is Awesome, Holy, and Faithful.  This morning we looked at God’s Goodness. Click on the “Play” button below, then scroll down to follow along…     The text for the sermon came from Psalm 86:1-13 and Nahum 1:7.  Click on the arrow to open up the scripture… Scripture Readings Ps 86:1-13 Hear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. ...

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Who Am I? (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Sermons | 1 comment

Who Am I? (7/6/14)

On Sunday, July 6, Pastor Jim Bolton was introduced to our church as our new pastor.  Pastor Jim’s first sermon was entitled “Who Am I?”  It was both an introduction to the new pastor and also a probing question into our own relationship with Jesus Christ. The scripture for the message was from Matthew 16:13-16 and from Joshua 1:1-9.   Yeah, but who do YOU say I Am??? In Matthew 16, Jesus asks His disciples two questions.  First, “Who do people SAY that I...

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Can You be Googled?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Godprints | 0 comments

Can You be Googled?

When designing a website, one of the first things you’ll hear about is “SEO”- Search Engine Optimization.  One of the top goals of any website is to show up on the top of that first page when somebody does an Internet search. Search engine providers use things known as “crawlers” or “robots” which constantly search the Internet to build up their database of search terms and sites.  If you’re managing a website, you want to use terms that these...

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Our Father’s House Pre-K Nears Graduation (6/4/14)

Posted by on May 8, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Pre-K Nears Graduation (6/4/14)

The 2013-2014 school year is quickly approaching its end.  As the Our Father’s House school year draws to a conclusion, we look forward to honoring our 4 year olds.  Some of them have been with us for 3 years! On Tuesday June 3, the 4 year olds will enjoy a picnic with their families from 9:00-noon at Atkinson Park (formerly Bethel Mill Park). On the next morning- June 4- we will hold our graduation ceremony! Please continue to keep the students (and teachers) of Our Father’s House...

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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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Added Blessing at Our Father’s House

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in God Moments, OFH | 0 comments

Added Blessing at Our Father’s House

  Our Father’s House (our church’s pre-school), warmly gives many kinds of blessings to the families in the school and to our church. One of these blessings is Yogi, our “crossing guard”.  Yogi is at the church every morning to greet the children with a warm welcome and to make sure they’re safe as they move from the parking lot into the building. On the last day of school before the Thanksgiving break, Yogi greeted the kids wearing his (now) famous turkey...

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