Posts Tagged "Feed"

What is UMCOR Day? (3/26/17)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

What is UMCOR Day? (3/26/17)

There’s an earthquake… there’s a drought…. there’s a Tsunami…  there’s an epidemic… What do we do when terrible things happen to people?  Do we just sit by and say “Oh, that’s such a shame.”  Or do we actually do something to relieve the suffering? UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) may sound like the name of some stuffy committee.  But it truly is the driving force of our church’s response to suffering anywhere...

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BLAST- Feed and Games! (2/20/17)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in BLAST, EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

BLAST- Feed and Games! (2/20/17)

Our Youth Group keeps active in many ways.  Sometimes it’s all Fun and Games.  Other times, it’s expressing God’s love through some serious (but fun) service. BLAST celebrated this Presidents Day weekend in typical fashion.  First by having some “Where’s Waldo” fun at the Deptford Mall on Sunday.  And then on Monday by serving breakfast at the New Visions Day Shelter in Camden.   Where’s Waldo? The Deptford Mall is a familiar place for most of us...

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PUMC Set to Collect Cans of Soup on Super Bowl Sunday (2/5/17)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

PUMC Set to Collect Cans of Soup on Super Bowl Sunday (2/5/17)

Even if you don’t live in Atlanta or Foxboro, Sunday February 5 is going to be a big (“Super”) day.  Even if you’re not a football fan, a lot of good things (er- “super” things) are happening on this day.  Here’s the count down: 1:   We’ll hold two worship services (9:30 and 11:00… the “normal schedule”).  2:   We’ll observe our annual “Dress Down Sunday”  Wear your favorite sports jersey. 3:   There...

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The Pitman Food Pantry Steps Up to Serve (5/14/16)

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in EventReminder | 0 comments

The Pitman Food Pantry Steps Up to Serve (5/14/16)

  “How does God’s love abide in anyone who has worldly goods, sees a brother or sister in need, and yet refuses to help?” I John 3:17 What is the Pitman Food Pantry? For fourteen years, the Pitman Pantry, an ecumenical ministry of five local churches, has provided groceries to those in need. Located at the First Baptist Church, the Pitman Pantry serves 50-70 families each week. The majority of these folks live in Pitman, but no one is ever turned away. Each of the five...

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Preschool Has a Cow… and then Some! (5/1/16)

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in EventReport, Mission: Global, OFH | 0 comments

Preschool Has a Cow… and then Some! (5/1/16)

Our preschool,Our Father’s House, teaches more than “Readin’, Writing, and ‘Rithmatic.”    We also teach how to grow in the grace and love of God. Every month, we have taken on a different mission project.  In April,  we collected and donated $500 to Heifer International.   What is Heifer International? Heifer International’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. They help poor and hungry people help...

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30 Hour Famine: Youth to Save Starving Kids by Fasting! (5/6/16 – 5/7/16)

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, youth | 0 comments

30 Hour Famine:  Youth to Save Starving Kids by Fasting! (5/6/16 – 5/7/16)

Youth- sometimes our Youth Group (BLAST- Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) occupies themselves by spreading gop and goo.  Sometimes they go on roller coasters or climb rocks.  But sometimes they have a blast with a fast.  A BLAST… by not eating???  Teenagers??? Yep!  BLAST also has a blast by helping others.  Last year we served breakfast at a homeless shelter, raised over a ton (literally) of food for the Pitman Food Pantry, and participated in many other ministries to help us learn more...

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BLAST Serves Breakfast to the Homeless in Camden! (12/28/15)

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in BLAST, EventReport, Mission: NJandCountry, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Serves Breakfast to the Homeless in Camden! (12/28/15)

Our Youth Group, BLAST, took part of their Christmas holiday to visit a homeless shelter!   We spent the morning of December 28 at the New Visions Homeless Day Shelter (in Camden NJ) to serve breakfast to the people visiting the shelter.  We were also able to take a break from the work in the kitchen to sit down and chat with some that we served. About 15 “BLAST’ers” took part in this experience.  After preparing a meal consisting of pancakes, turkey sausage, bananas, coffee,...

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Youth Lead the Way!!!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in BLAST, Church Operations, EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

Youth Lead the Way!!!

Sometimes adults think of youth as “so and so’s son or daughter” or of a demographic that we somehow need to attract and create programs for. But the people we call “Youth” are a dynamic part of our church. Recently we have seen three examples of their leadership and how they have contributed to our church and its mission.  The list could go way beyond these three items, but here’s a taste of the contributions that they are always making…   1: ...

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Second Grade Sunday School Class Does First Class Act! (5/3/15)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, SS-kids | 0 comments

Second Grade Sunday School Class Does First Class Act! (5/3/15)

Clothe the Naked, Feed the Hungry… As a mission project for Lent, the First, Second, and Third Graders of our Sunday school class collected canned goods and donated them to the Angels of God.  Angels of God is ministry in Pitman providing clothing and food to the needy. Earlier in the year we collected coins and gave a large donation to them as well.  They were so excited to see our children being generous to people in need. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice...

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BLAST Sends a Response to Trinity UMC’s Food Challenge (5/3/15)

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in BLAST, EventReport, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Sends a Response to Trinity UMC’s Food Challenge (5/3/15)

The Trinity UM Church in Clayton challenged our youth group (BLAST) to raise 400 lbs of food for the Pitman Food Pantry.  It was to be collected in 4 months. Here’s the post about The Challenge. Well, PUMC answered the challenge and ended up doubling the 400 lb goal in less than 1 month.  We’ve  still got 3 months to go,  So- we’re raising the goal to ONE TON! Here’s the Post about the New Goal.   BLAST put together the following slideshow as an “official...

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World H_nger Can’t be Solved Without You! (5/2/15)

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Mission: AroundTowns, Signboard | 0 comments

World H_nger Can’t be Solved Without You! (5/2/15)

The signboard message said: WORLD H_UNGER CAN’T BE SOLVED WITHOUT YOU Really?  it’s up to ME to solve a big problem like world hunger?  No- it’s not up to YOU alone, but you are needed. It’s as if each of us has a piece of the jigsaw puzzle and the problem can’t be solved unless each of us contributes what we’ve been entrusted with.    From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much...

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PUMC accepts Trintity UMC’s Food Collection Challenge! (3/13/15)

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, youth | 0 comments

PUMC accepts Trintity UMC’s Food Collection Challenge! (3/13/15)

Last summer, the “Ice Bucket” challenge raised milllions of dollars to fight ALS.  In the same Spirit,  former PUMC Associate Pastor Peter Jamieson (who is now the Pastor at Asbury UMC in Egg Harbor) has been challenging area churches (and even the bishop) to raise 250 pounds of food to be donated to a local  food pantry. Here’s one of the initial challenges from Pastor Peter….   The challenge has spread and has now reached PUMC.  Lori Mitchell, the youth leader of...

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Our Father’s House to Practice “Good Medicine” in January (1/1/15)

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House to Practice “Good Medicine” in January (1/1/15)

In each month of this school  year, Our Father’s House (our pre-school) features a verse from the Bible and then puts that verse in action through mission.   Here’s what’s happening in Our Father’s House during the month of January… This month’s verse is Proverbs 17:22… “A cheerful heart is good medicine,  but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. ”     NIV     This Month’s Mission Project… This month we’ll share...

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Pantry Keeps Feeding Pitman!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in EventReminder, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Pantry Keeps Feeding Pitman!

As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, most of us will be enjoying dinner tables filled with more food than we can (or should) eat.  If  Thursday the 27th finds you gazing over piles of mashed potatoes, turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, remember that many in our community aren’t able to do that. God has blessed us, so that we can bless others.  And… God has blessed others so that we can be blessed.   God Answers Prayer Through His People… How can a loving God allow...

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Annual CROP Walk to Fight Local and Global Hunger (10/19/14)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Annual CROP Walk to Fight Local and Global Hunger (10/19/14)

  The 34th annual Pitman – Glassboro CROP Walk will be held on Sunday October 19 (rain or shine), starting at 2PM. This ecumenical  Walk is organized by several churches in Pitman and Glassboro.  Participating are 7 churches from Pitman and 4 from Glassboro.  Walkers line up sponsors who pledge either on a per mile basis, or who simply pledge a fixed amount for each walker they sponsor.  Two routes are available (one mile or five miles). The walk begins and ends at the  Sunset...

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Our Father’s House’s September Success! (10/1/14)

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House’s September Success! (10/1/14)

Each month, the Our Father’s House preschool is featuring a verse of the month and providing opportunities for the kids to live out the verse by participating in mission projects. During September, the verse was I John 3:23-24… And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.  Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us....

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Our Father’s House ’14-’15 School Year Gets Off to a Great Start! (9/8/14)

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House ’14-’15 School Year Gets Off to a Great Start! (9/8/14)

On Monday 9/8, our church’s Preschoool ministry (Our Father’s House) began it’s 6th season. Our “crossing guard” Yogi was once again on hand to greet the kids and teacher’s as they arrived.  Yogi celebrated his birthday shortly before the school year began, but the kids brought him cards when they arrived at school.  The cards may have been a bit late, but how precious they were! Each month of the school year will feature a new “verse of the...

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Neighborhood Center to Visit PUMC (9/14/14)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry, Neighborhood Center | 0 comments

Neighborhood Center to Visit PUMC (9/14/14)

Michael Landis, the executive director of Camden’s Neighborhood Center will visit PUMC on Sunday, September 14.  The Neighborhood Center is one of the missions supported by our church. “Truly I tell you, just as you did it for one of the least of these, who are members of my family, you did it for me” Matthew 25   Neighborhood Center Helps… and They Need Help… For more than 100 years, The Neighborhood Center has offered comprehensive childcare, after school...

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UMW collecting Cereal for Pitman Food Pantry (8/17/14)

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, UMW | 0 comments

UMW collecting Cereal for Pitman Food Pantry (8/17/14)

Help Feed Pitman’s Poor! The Pitman food pantry is always in need of food donations, especially during the summer.  To help highlight this, our United Methodist Women’s group has been organizing a monthly drive for donations.  Donations are requested to be placed in the pantry shopping cart (located in the Fellowship Hall). This month we’re highlighting Cereal and Jelly.  Donations can be made at any time, but the monthly UMW donation has been set for Sunday August 17.  ...

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UMW to Collect Food for Pitman Pantry (7/20/14)

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, UMW, women | 0 comments

UMW to Collect Food for Pitman Pantry (7/20/14)

Pitman Pantry Collection on Sunday July 20… Thank you for your continued support of the Pitman Food Pantry in June.  Our next collection is Sunday, July 20.   We will be collecting cereal and jelly. The Pitman Pantry gives away 70-80 boxes of cereal each week so the need is great. This is especially true over the summer as school breakfast and lunch programs have ended. Our August collection will be on Sunday, August 17.    For more information about this vital local mission, email us at...

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UMW Collecting Food for the Pitman Food Pantry (6/15/14)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: AroundTowns, UMW, women | 0 comments

UMW Collecting Food for the Pitman Food Pantry (6/15/14)

United Methodist Women Pantry Collection… Thank you for your continued generous support of the Pitman Food Pantry. Our next collection is Sunday, June 15th. We will be collecting cereal and jelly. The Pitman Pantry gives away 70-80 boxes of cereal each week so the need is great, especially over the summer as school breakfast and lunch programs end.           July Collection… Our July collection will be on Sunday, July 20th. Please help us support this vital...

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Why are there Peppers in Our Parking Lot?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns | 0 comments

Why are there Peppers in Our Parking Lot?

Kids Caring Community Garden A member of our church has taken on the ministry of engaging with the youth of our neighborhood to enable and encourage them to become proactive in making the communities better in which they play, learn and live.     One of the projects of this ministry is a Community Garden.  This garden, planted near our parking lot, works in partnership with the Pitman Manor and our church.  It has three goals: Provide fresh produce for the Pitman Food Pantry Provide...

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Our Father’s House Mission Updates (4/28/14)

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Mission: Beyond our Community, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Mission Updates (4/28/14)

A life in Christ is a life lived in love.  A life lived in love is one that gives.  As we teach our children the “ABCs,”we also need to teach them how to give and love.  At Our Father’s House, Mission is part of the curriculum.  Here’s an update on the mission projects that Our Fathers House is conducting…. We have completely finished collecting for our mission project with Heifer International.  As a school, we collected a total of $732.  With that money, the...

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