Posts Tagged "Friends"

Men Retreat to Strengthen their Mission (3/17/17)

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, men, UMM |

Men Retreat to Strengthen their Mission (3/17/17)

The Mens Fellowship group followed a tradition this year; we went on a retreat to Black Rock. This was our 16th annual retreat. Routine? Not really! Every time you open yourself up for an encounter with God, something different is likely to happen. The topic of this year’s retreat was “Being a Man with a Mission”, and we explored how our “mission” plays out in our personal, family and church lives. Retreats aren’t just “book learning” or...

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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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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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Elderberries to Let Their Hair Down! (10/19/16)

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, seniors | 0 comments

Elderberries to Let Their Hair Down! (10/19/16)

On Wednesday October 19, the Elderberries (our Seniors group) will travel to the Sight and Sound Theater (in Strasburgh, PA) to witness the production of “Samson.”  Yes, that’s currently a long time off, but reservations are needed by June 15.  A deposit of $50 will secure your spot. The total price will be $95; that includes a bus, the tickets, and a huge dinner afterwards at Hershey Farms. We have purchased 55 tickets… first come first served.  Anyone interested...

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United Methodist Women’s to Host Annual Tea (5/1/16)

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, Mission: AroundTowns, Mission: Beyond our Community, Mission: Global, UMW, women | 2 comments

United Methodist Women’s to Host Annual Tea (5/1/16)

The annual UMW Tea will be held on Sunday, May 1 at 4:00PM in the Fellowship Hall.  This event supports our UMW’s missions.     Here’s what’s on the menu: Variety of Teas Chicken salad on lettuce cup Mixed Greens salad Pasta Salad Fresh Fruit garnish Rolls Tickets can be purchased for $15.00 from circle leaders, church office, Helen Scaletti or Cindy Pownall. Bring your favourite tea cup and saucer… and your appetite!  +   +   +   +   +   +   +    + For more...

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Martha Serves up a Fresh Circle Opportunity! (4/15/16)

Posted by on Apr 9, 2016 in Bible Study, EventAnnouncement, UMW, women | 0 comments

Martha Serves up a Fresh Circle Opportunity! (4/15/16)

A new small group (circle) has been formed for women.  It’s called the Martha Circle, and it will meet on the third Friday of each month at 7:00 PM.   We will meet in the Potter’s Hand Room (which is located behind the sanctuary, on the balcony level). Any woman is welcome to attend. For more information, see Lori Johns or Kristen Russell   Who is Martha??? Martha is mentioned in the Bible on three different occasions… Luke 10 Luke 10:38-42 38   As Jesus and the...

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Men’s Fellowship Retreats and Grows into Leadership (3/11/16)

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, men, UMM | 1 comment

Men’s Fellowship Retreats and Grows into Leadership (3/11/16)

Sometimes it’s really helpful to shift your focus from the daily routine, and get away to spend some time with friends around a time of learning, worship, and fellowship.  And that’s exactly what a retreat is!  For the 15th year in a row, our Men’s Fellowship group took a weekend apart and traveled to the Black Rock Retreat Center in Quaryville, PA.  It’s a familiar place for us, but each weekend has its own character and its own take-aways of growth and learning. This...

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Men Rake Up! (11/14/15)

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in EventReport, men, Mission: AroundTowns, UMM | 0 comments

Men Rake Up! (11/14/15)

The Men of our church got the chance to get together on Saturday for two seemingly different activities.   First we gathered at the church for a Bible study on Romans chapter 1.  After that, we “gathered” at a local park to rake leaves. The leaf raking was our participation in Pitman’s “Clean Communities” project in which civic and church groups work to clean up an assigned roadway or piece of land.  For us, money earned from this morning of work helps pay for our...

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Hay! Our Father’s House Enjoys Zimmerman Farms (10/20/15)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 in EventReminder, kids, Ministry: Community & Church, OFH | 0 comments

Hay!  Our Father’s House Enjoys Zimmerman Farms (10/20/15)

Hey!  it’s the Fall, almost Halloween, and the days are getting crisper and cooler.  Apple cider and pumpkins are drawing us to the great out of doors.  And- Hey!  Hay somehow gives us a special feel for this time of year. Anyhay, all of that makes for a more appropriate picture than sitting indoors would make, so the kids of Our Father’s House took a “Field Trip” to Zimmerman’s Farm Market – located on Salina Road in Sewell, NJ.  Our Father’s House is our...

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Men are Set to Kick Off a New Season! (9/12/15)

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Bible Study, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, men, UMM | 0 comments

Men are Set to Kick Off a New Season! (9/12/15)

Pizza!!!! On the second Saturday of every month in the year (except in the months named July and August), a group of men get together to laugh, drink coffee, eat donuts… and share in some informal Bible study.  The “informal Bible study” is usually lead by an outside speaker who gives us a fresh perspective on how we can live and grow in our Christian walk as men. Our fellowship gatherings are normally held at 7:30 AM in the Potter’s Hand room (balcony level behind the...

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PUMC to Go to Phillies Game (7/19/15)

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship | 0 comments

PUMC to Go to Phillies Game (7/19/15)

Remember that big storm we had a few weeks ago?  The one that hit us during Vacation Bible School?  The one that left many of us without power for several days? Well, one thing that also happened that week is that our annual trip to the Phillies got rained out!  We were supposed to go on June 27, but well- most of us were busy with other things anyway. But now we’ve got a second chance!  The game has been rescheduled to Sunday July 19 at 1:35 PM.  The church van will leave from the...

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Elderberries Bloom at Longwood Gardens (5/29/15)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Elderberries, EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, seniors | 0 comments

Elderberries Bloom at Longwood Gardens (5/29/15)

Seniors Group Visits Longwood Gardens… The Elderberries and Elderberry-want-to-be’s went to Longwood Gardens on Friday, May 29. Longwood Gardens is a landmark of beauty along route 1.  Its grounds display God’s beauty in a variety of ways.  As we strolled through Longwood’s greenhouses, outdoor gardens, and water displays we were reminded of the wonder of God’s awesome creation. ———————– Here are a few pictures...

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Men Retreat, and then Grow in Prayer (3/13-15 2015)

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, men, UMM | 0 comments

Men Retreat, and then Grow in Prayer (3/13-15 2015)

Our United Methodist Men’s Fellowship held our annual retreat during the weekend of March 13-15.  For the past 14 years we have consistently held an annual retreat, and like the previous 13 retreats, we held this year’s retreat at the Black Rock Retreat Center in Quarryille PA (Lancaster County).  About 20 of us traveled to Black Rock and spent the weekend in a time of serious reflection, prayer, worship, and- well- fun. Our speaker was Chris Johnson.  Chris spoke to us during our...

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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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Elderberries to Watch the Movie “Heaven is For Real” (9/17/14)

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Elderberries, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, seniors | 0 comments

Elderberries to Watch the Movie “Heaven is For Real” (9/17/14)

Welcome Back Elderberries! Come and join our group of seniors (50+) for lunch, a movie, and a discussion on future plans on Wednesday, September 17 at the church. We will meet for lunch at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall and then see the movie, “Heaven is for Real.”  (Read a  review  for more information about this film).  This is the story of a 4-year-old boy who had a near-death experience. Please make your reservations on the clipboard in the Narthex and note that there will be...

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Tickets Still Available for BLAST Trip to Riversharks Game (9/6/14)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Tickets Still Available for BLAST Trip to Riversharks Game (9/6/14)

If you’re part of our Youth Group (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time… BLAST!), it’s still not too late to stretch out the summer and spend an evening with the family at a professional Baseball game.  The Phillies may not be playing all that well this year, so maybe a change of pace across the river is worth a try! BLAST members, families, and leaders are going to the Campbell Field Ballpark on Saturday, September 6th to see the Camden Riversharks play. The first pitch is 5:35...

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United Methodist Men to Gather with Pastor Jim (9/13/14)

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, men, UMM | 0 comments

United Methodist Men to Gather with Pastor Jim (9/13/14)

The UMM will kick off our monthly gatherings with a special evening on Saturday September 13, at 5PM. Our “guest” speaker this month will be Pastor Jim!  Instead of the donuts and coffee that we have at our usual Saturday Morning gatherings, this time we’ll enjoy some pizza and call it dinner. We’re asking $5 to cover the cost of the pizza and drinks. This will be a chance to hang out with the guys and to meet our (still) new pastor in an informal setting. In October, we’ll begin our...

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BLAST to Bite into a Rivershark’s Game! (9/6/14)

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST to Bite into a Rivershark’s Game! (9/6/14)

Take me out to the ball game… to kick off BLAST. We are planning a family trip to the Camden Riversharks Game on: Saturday, September 6th at 5:35 PM Reservations needed by Tuesday July 1! We need a minimum of 20 people. If your family is interested in going to the game, please contact Andrea Kier, or drop an email to BLAST@PitmanUMC.org. Please respond no later than Tuesday, July 1st, with the number of people attending, so that we can reserve the tickets.   +   +   +   +   +   +   +  ...

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United Methodist Men to Gather with Rev. Helen Rainier (6/14/14)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, men, UMM | 0 comments

United Methodist Men to Gather with Rev. Helen Rainier (6/14/14)

It may be flag day, but this should prove to be a “banner moment” (sorry) for our United Methodist Mens Group. On Saturday, June 14 (starting at 7:30 AM) we will hold our monthly gathering in the Potter’s Hand Room (upstairs behind the sanctuary).  Throughout this year, we have met with various pastors from across the area.  This week’s gathering will be the last one of the 2013-2014 season. This month we will do something a bit different… up until now we have...

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Elderberries to Take a Walk on the Boardwalk (6/18/14)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Elderberries, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, seniors | 0 comments

Elderberries to Take a Walk on the Boardwalk (6/18/14)

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea… The Elderberries are taking a trip to Ocean City on Wednesday, June 18th. We’ll leave the church at noon and walk or sit on the Ocean City boardwalk. Dinner will be at the Crab Trap Restaurant in Somers Point. Cost will be your dinner and transportation. See Marshall Genter or Maureen Kier. +     +     +     +     +     +     +     +     + To learn more about the Elderberries group for seniors, check out the Elderberries Page.  ...

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BLAST Pool Party (6/14/14)

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

BLAST Pool Party (6/14/14)

The Taylors will host our BLAST youth group for a pool party at their home on Saturday June 14.  It will be from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.  Snacks will be provided (by the parents of those attending…) To RSVP and for more information, contact Pastor Kee.   +     +     +    +     +     + For more information about BLAST (and how you can have a Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time), Click Here....

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Blast Schedule for June 2014

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Blast Schedule for June 2014

Here’s a look at our June Activities June 1st- Miniature Golf/Game night (weather permitting) June 8th- NO BLAST June 15th- Pool Party 2-5 pm. Coming Up……. Saturday September 6th Riversharks Game 5:35pm 1st pitch. October 3rd-5th Ignite Youth Conference Wildwood, NJ Approximately $ 95 Please let Andrea Kier know if you are interested in going to either the Riversharks Game or any youth leader if you are interested in going to Ignite Youth Conference.   For more...

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Elderberries Surprise Event! (5/28/14)

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Elderberries, EventAnnouncement, seniors | 0 comments

Elderberries Surprise Event! (5/28/14)

Our Senior Adults group, the Elderberries, will hold an event on Wednesday May 28 at 11:30AM. Where are we going?  What are we doing?  Put your faith in the Spirit and don’t miss out!  There is a signup sheet in the Narthex.   For more information about the Elderberries, click here. For more information about this event… show up!...

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Living Water Connections- Breath of Life! (6/6/14)

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, LivingWater, young adults | 0 comments

Living Water Connections- Breath of Life! (6/6/14)

PUMC will host the monthly Living Water Connections evening on Friday June 6 from 7:00 PM  until 11:00PM.  If you’re a “Young Adult” (the definition is up to you…) stop by and enjoy some good food, inspiring music, and fun times with new friends.  Also enjoy the “low cover charge”— the evening is FREE OF CHARGE! This month’s Connection will feature the Breath of Life Tour hosted by Ken Jackson (see the flyer below).  Stop by and check it out!...

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Mens Fellowship to Gather with John Abramovich (5/10/14)

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, men, UMM | 0 comments

Mens Fellowship to Gather with John Abramovich (5/10/14)

On Saturday May 10, the Men’s Fellowship will hold our monthly meeting… sorry- “gathering” in the Potter’s Hand Room.  Our gathering will begin at 7:30 AM and we’ll wrap up by 9:00. This month we’re privileged to have John Abramovich as our Bible Study Leader. John and his wife Dasia serve in Poland equipping and preparing young people with camps and other learning experiences. John is originally from South Jersey and Dasia is Polish.  They are...

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Men Set to Clean Up Again! (4/26/14)

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, men, Mission: AroundTowns, UMM | 0 comments

Men Set to Clean Up Again! (4/26/14)

The United Methodist Men’s Fellowship will participate in Gloucester County’s “Clean Communities” program on Saturday April 26.  This time, the county has selected projects in Paulsboro.  The last time we did this, Pitman was the selected site and we picked up trash along Lambs Road.  But this time, we’re “making a road trip” (not only literally, but also figuratively). Check out the post about our last Clean Community morning- Click Here.  We...

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Easter EGGcitement!!!- Easter Egg Hunt (4/19/14)

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, Neighbors | 0 comments

Easter EGGcitement!!!- Easter Egg Hunt (4/19/14)

For weeks, the PUMC congregation donated bags of candy.  On the day of Maundy Thursday, the Elderberries (our Senior Adult group) gathered together to fill 2600 plastic eggs with candy.  Then the day of our annual Easter Egg Hunt arrived on Saturday morning, and over 200 children were in our church! What’s an Easter Egg Hunt at  PUMC?   If you’re a kid, it’s a bit of everything!  First you get a chance to decorate your own “Hunting Bag.”  But if you’re...

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Softball Team in Action (4/12/14)

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, softball | 1 comment

Softball Team in Action (4/12/14)

The softball team has been practicing at Alcyon Park. Check out these pictures!

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UMM Gathering with Mike Denelsbeck (4/12/14)

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, GroupPresentations, men, UMM | 0 comments

UMM Gathering with Mike Denelsbeck (4/12/14)

The United Methodist Men held our monthly gathering this morning (Saturday April 12).  Our guest speaker was Mike Denelsbeck.    Mike has an interesting story.  From working as a prison guard, to being a Lay Director of the Garden State Walk to Emmaus Community, to his current ministry as a local pastor (of the Rosenhayne UMC), he has led a life of growth and commitment to our Lord. Mike has a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. The following shares the message that Mike shared...

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Youth to have a BLAST at FUNPLEX! (4/26/14)

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, youth | 0 comments

Youth to have a BLAST at FUNPLEX!  (4/26/14)

Our Youth Group (Big Loud Awesome Spiritual Time) will enjoy an outing to the FUNPLEX on Saturday April 26.  We will leave from the church at 10 AM and return around 4PM.  This is for all youth, 4th grade and up. The cost is $20 per person.  Pre-registration is needed.  See Pastor Kee for details. The FUNPLEX is located in Mt. Laurel. They offer a wide variety of indoor attractions; everything from bowling, to bumper cars, to “Foam Frenzy.” And the outdoor rides opened on April 18,...

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Living Water Connections (4/5/14)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, LivingWater, young adults | 0 comments

Living Water Connections (4/5/14)

The Living Water Connections for Young Adults will be held in our Fellowship Hall on Friday April 4, starting at 7:00PM. Drop by and make some friends, hear some inspirational music and testimony… and enjoy some good food.   For more information on Living  Waters Connections, click here.  ...

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The 2014 Softball Season is Starting Up (4/7/14)

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, softball | 1 comment

The 2014 Softball Season is Starting Up (4/7/14)

Church Softball??? Yep.  One of the activities our church has participated in for years is to be part of a church softball league.  Being on a team is one way to forge new relationships; relationships which can help us grow closer to Christ.  The new season is going to get underway soon; here are the details… It’s softball time again! If anyone is interested in playing softball this year, please contact Ron Brown at  Softball@PitmanUMC.org.   Practices are Saturdays 5 PM @ Alcyon Park...

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Living Water Connections (4/4/14)

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, LivingWater, Ministry: Community & Church, Mission: AroundTowns, young adults | 0 comments

Living Water Connections (4/4/14)

The next Living Water Connections event will be held on Friday April 4, 2014 from 7PM – 11PM.  Living Water Connections are held on the first Friday of every month. The “Faith Connections” part of the evening will be held from 7-9PM.  Listen to some live Christian bands while munching on some snacks and pizza.  When the bands are finished, listen to a faith devotional testimony. This month’s speaker will be King Richard; a musician, teacher, and man of God. After the...

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