Posts Tagged "Missions"

Youth Building Buckets for Flood Relief (10/29/17)

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in BLAST, EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

Youth Building Buckets for Flood Relief (10/29/17)

Imagine that your home has been flooded.  The smell of mildew is everywhere.  Dirt coats the floors and counters.  One of your biggest needs is something we take for granted: cleaning supplies.  Buckets, soaps, laundry detergent, sponges, trash bags… the list goes on and on.  As part of the United Methodist Committed on Relief’s (UMCOR) efforts, our youth have started a project to collect items to assemble “Flood Buckets.”  These buckets will be filled with specific...

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Mission Team Helps Dedicate a New Sanctuary (7/29/17)

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Mission Team Helps Dedicate a New Sanctuary (7/29/17)

For 18 years, a poor but vibrant Methodist Church in Mexico has been diligently working to build a new sanctuary for their church. Over the years, our church has supported them with our prayers, gifts, and with several hands-on mission trips to help in the construction. To get a taste of our efforts to partner with La Palmilla over the years, click this button: La Palmilla This year’s Team had the honor of being in La Palmilla to take part in the fruition of this effort: The sanctuary...

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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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Shared Ministries Reach to Tanzania!

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Shared Ministries Reach to Tanzania!

Pitman UMC is connected with other United Methodists around the globe.  One of the ways we support that “connection” and the ministry that’s being done by other churches is through our “shared giving.” We’re helping to spread the Gospel of Christ to people all over the world.  Recently we received an update from the church in Tanzania…   FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF TANZANIA Rev. Mutwale Ntambo Wa Mushidi One of the global missions that PUMC...

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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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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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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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Pray Daily for Our Missionaries

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in EventReminder, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Pray Daily for Our Missionaries

Pray for Our Missionaries! How often have you greeted a missionary who spoke at our church on a Sunday and promised to “keep them in our prayers” when they return to the mission field?  For those of us who have never been a “Missionary” in the traditional sense,  it’s difficult to imagine their needs.  It’s hard to know what to pray for. Our missions offerings are sent directly to the missionaries that PUMC helps to support. And a portion of UMC Shared...

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A Missionary’s Heart

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: Global | 0 comments

A Missionary’s Heart

The following appeared in an article by Tricia Goyer in “Mornings With Jesus 2015”…   “And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it.” Matthew 24:14 (NLT) In a small city in the Czech Republic there is an apartment not far from the town square where three young women room together. One is a Czech native who teaches high school and leads a local youth group. The second is from the Netherlands,...

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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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PUMC’ers take Mission to La Palmilla (7/15/15)

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

PUMC’ers take Mission to La Palmilla (7/15/15)

Our mission team has safely arrived in La Palmilla Mexico!  For the next two weeks they will be working with our Mexican friends to help complete the construction of their sanctuary.  The church in La Palmilla is a United Methodist Church that’s bursting at the seams.  There’s not a lot of funding for a construction project in that village, but there is a lot of love for Christ and a lot of desire to share His Word. One of the Mission Team members, Chris Valianti, posted the...

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PUMC to Celebrate Peace With Justice Sunday (5/31/15)

Posted by on May 24, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global | 0 comments

PUMC to Celebrate Peace With Justice Sunday (5/31/15)

PEACE WITH JUSTICE SUNDAY MAY 31 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” Matthew 5:9 Pentecost celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit calling for God’s shalom. Peace with Justice witnesses to God’s demand for a faithful, just, disarmed, secure, and peaceful world. In 1980 the United Methodist General Conference created a church-wide Peace with Justice program. Volunteer coordinators were recruited in annual conferences; and...

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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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Mexico Mission Benefits from Men’s Cooking and Yard Sale (4/26/15)

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in EventReport, Friends & Fellowship, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global, UMM | 0 comments

Mexico Mission Benefits from Men’s Cooking and Yard Sale (4/26/15)

On Saturday April 25, 2015, the United Methodist Men’s Fellowship served up one of our “famous” breakfast buffets.  The buffet was open not only to serve up a great Saturday morning eating experience, but also to help us serve a church in La Palmilla Mexico which needs help to finish the construction of their new sanctuary.  The buffet was held in conjunction with a yard sale.  Vendors paid for table space, and those proceeds went to the mission. About 110 people dug into the...

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Local Praise Teams Support Church in Mexico (3/22/15)

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Local Praise Teams Support Church in Mexico (3/22/15)

On the evening of Sunday 3/22/15, some of the best praise teams from area UMC churches came to PUMC to present a concert.  It was not only a time of worship, but an opportunity to support a sister UMC church in La Palmilla Mexico… The Methodist church in La Palmilla may be economically impoverished (at least according to our standards), but they are rich in their love for the Lord and in their service for His Kingdom.  But, they’re bursting at the seams and they really need a new...

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Breakfast Buffet and Yard Sale (10/25/14)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mexico Mission, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMM | 0 comments

Breakfast Buffet and Yard Sale (10/25/14)

Our Fellowship Hall will be a busy place on Saturday (October 25)!  We’re throwing two events to benefit our mission efforts for a church in La Palmilla Mexico…   Breakfast Buffet (8-11AM)… The United Methodist Men’s Fellowship group will hold one of our “Famous” Breakfast Buffets from 8:00 AM to 11:00AM. Come out and enjoy our usual menu of  French Toast casserole, Eggs, Chipped Beef, Pancakes… and some fruit to balance off the “bad”...

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UMW to Pack Sewing Kits for UMCOR (10/8/14)

Posted by on Aug 16, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMW, women | 0 comments

UMW to Pack Sewing Kits for UMCOR (10/8/14)

Hands-On Mission! Pitman UMW will be hosting a Hands-On Mission Event for all women on Wednesday evening, October 8th. We will be packing Sewing Kits for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Sewing kits foster independence rather than dependence. Women can make clothing in their own size and in the style of their culture. Cottage industries often grow out of the sewing classes where women use these kits to practice valuable income-generating skills. Beginning in September, we will...

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Pray for Missionaries in Honduras

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014 in Godprints, Mission: Global, Phillips, Rambo | 0 comments

Pray for Missionaries in Honduras

One of the items topping our national news lately has been the flow of children from Central America to the US who are fleeing the violence and poverty in their homelands.  The politics may be controversial, but the story reminds us that we need to be in prayer for missionaries around the world who are our “boots on the ground” ministering to the poor and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. World Gospel Mission (WGM)… Missionaries Joy Phillips and Meg & Scott Rambo have...

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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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“Support Our Troops” Coupons- Mission Completed!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global | 0 comments

“Support Our Troops” Coupons- Mission Completed!

Because the cost of sending coupons to “Support Our Troops” now exceeds the benefit, the Missions Committee has decided to discontinue this ministry. If anyone wishes to send coupons on their own, please see Mary Conover or Grace Kier for instructions. Thank you to everyone who has so faithfully supported this mission....

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Return Choices of the Heart Baby Bottles (6/15/14)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Ministry: Community & Church, Mission: AroundTowns, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Return Choices of the Heart Baby Bottles (6/15/14)

On Mother’s Day, we handed out small baby bottles to everyone attending our worship services. The idea was to fill the bottles with loose change, and then bring them back on Father’s Day. Well, Father’s Day has arrived! The money raised will go to support Choices of the Heart, an organization which promotes adoption. Please remember to return your coin-filled baby bottles for “Choices of the Heart”. Checks should be made payable to “Choices of the Heart.” A...

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Help Promote Peace with Justice (6/15/14)

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Help Promote Peace with Justice (6/15/14)

On Sunday June 15 we will be thinking of fathers and celebrating the ways that godly fathers reflect the love and glory of our Heavenly Father. But on this same day, we will be called to reflect on the lives of children who don’t have fathers.  Of those who are living in poverty or are refugees in a war torn country.  The lives of many families across our country and across the world are under constant threat. Here are a few examples of how the United Methodist Church is using resources...

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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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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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Report from Duane & Alice Walters (12/2013)

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Mission: NJandCountry, Walters | 0 comments

Report from Duane & Alice Walters (12/2013)

The following was published in Duane & Alice’s December 2013 newsletter.  It features a message written by their boss (earthly one, that is!)… We remember with the apostle Paul that our citizenship is in heaven. The Lord may use us to help bring many more from all over the world to recognize their real home with Him. So instead of touching just one continent with our service, my current job touches almost every continent. Here is what my boss says about our being here in...

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Breakfast Buffet & Yard Sale (4/26/14)

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global, UMM | 0 comments

Breakfast Buffet & Yard Sale (4/26/14)

Start Your Day with Our Breakfast Buffet! On Saturday April 26, the Men’s Fellowship group will throw one of our famous Breakfast Buffets in our Fellowship Hall.  The buffet starts at 8:00 AM and runs until 11:00 AM.  The menu includes delicious items such as our French Toast casserole, Eggs, Chipped Beef, Pancakes… and some fruit to balance off the “bad” stuff! Cost of the buffet is Adults $6,  $4 kids, free for children 2 and under. Concurrently with the breakfast,...

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Thank You from the Gideons! (3/30/14)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014 in EventReport, GroupPresentations, Mission: Global, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

Thank You from the Gideons! (3/30/14)

Last month, Wayne Murphy, a representative from the Gideons visited our church and shared about his ministry in providing Bibles.  Because of our support for them, they will be able to deliver 27 Bibles (or 107 Testaments)  to a world hungry for God’s Word.     To learn more about the Gideons, check out their website. Think of the Gideons the next time  you’re in a hotel room… So how did this group get started putting Bibles in hotel rooms…. and why are they...

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Good Friday Breakfast (4/17/14)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, Rambo, UMW, women | 0 comments

Good Friday Breakfast (4/17/14)

The United Methodist Women will sponsor their annual Good Friday Breakfast on the morning of Good Friday (April 17) at 8:30 AM. The guest speaker will be Meg Rambo. To learn more about Meg, her husband Scott, and their missions, click here....

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John & Dasia Abramovich to Visit PUMC (4/6/14)

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Abramovich, EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global | 0 comments

John  & Dasia  Abramovich to Visit PUMC (4/6/14)

John and Dasia Abramovich will be at PUMC on Sunday, April 6th, and will join us for dinner and Bible Studies on Tuesday, April 8th. We will be blessed as they share their work with the children of Poland with us. Background John and Dasia Abramovich have been missionaries in Cieszyn, Poland for sixteen years. John is from Runnemede, and was content leading youth and young adult ministries in local churches. But God had plans for John far beyond New Jersey. After a guest speaker shared the...

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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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