Posts Tagged "Music"

David Meece Testifies of New Rainbows! (10/14/17)

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in EventReport, FEATURED, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

David Meece Testifies of New Rainbows! (10/14/17)

Renown singer /songwriter David Meece performed “In Concert” at our church on Saturday Oct. 14, 2017. In may ways, it was like any other concert by a “celebrity.” Before the “show”, there was a table full of CDs in the lobby and bashful young ladies had the chance to meet the “star” backstage. When David took the “stage” he opened with a rousing performance of “Raise These Arms,” getting everyone to clap and tap their...

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Praise Team to Add Harmony in the Park! (9/30/17)

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in EventAnnouncement | 2 comments

Praise Team to Add Harmony in the Park! (9/30/17)

The Washington Baptist Church (located in Washington Twp.) is organizing an event called “Harmony in the Park“, which will be held at the Washington Lake Park on Saturday September 30.   It pretty much runs all day (10 AM – 6 PM), with free food, games, and Christian music.   On one level, it’s an end of summer community party.  On a deeper level, it’s a chance to witness to the saving power of the Gospel of Christ.  The music begins at the main amphitheater at...

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God’s Miracle of Peace

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in FEATURED, Signboard | 2 comments

God’s Miracle of Peace

Is life a puzzle? Problems, questions, fears?  We all struggle with issues in our lives; they come and go in a constant barrage.  Sometimes you look at the pieces of your life, and they don’t seem to fit together.  Somewhere, there must be peace.  Where is that “Piece” of the puzzle? And so, the Signboard Message said:   IS LIFE A PUZZLE? WE HAVE THE MISSING PEACE!   The good news is that God offers us True Peace.  Eternal Peace. The Peace that we need, not...

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Pastors Ponderings: To Sing is to Pray Twice!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastors Ponderings: To Sing is to Pray Twice!

Our service on 6/25/17 didn’t have a sermon! Instead, we turned to Music to lead us to and through our time of worship as we celebrated God’s Grace.

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Singers Needed!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2017 in Signboard | 0 comments

Singers Needed!

The signboard said… SINGERS NEEDED, IN CHOIR WITHIN      In no way is this to be considered a knock against our choir.  Even though we’re always open to new voices in the loft, we already do have some great singers. No, this isn’t specifically about the loft.  Singers are needed in the pews.  Singers are needed in the conference room.  Singers are needed in the office.  Singers are needed in the Sunday School rooms, in the Fellowship Hall, in the parking lot…...

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Dinner and Concert to Benefit La Palmilla Mission (2/11/17)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in EventAnnouncement, Friends & Fellowship, Mexico Mission | 0 comments

Dinner and Concert to Benefit La Palmilla Mission (2/11/17)

February 11 isn’t quite Valentine’s Day, but it’s a great opportunity for having a night out at something resembling a “dinner theater.”  The “dinner” will be a covered dish dinner, and the “theater” will be a concert by our own Lee Whitaker (with some help from our Praise Team).                 Here are the details: Date:   Saturday February 11 Time:  5:00 PM dinner, 6:30 PM concert Place:  NOT...

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The 12 Days of Christmas Decoded!

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in God Moments | 0 comments

The 12 Days of Christmas Decoded!

We’re all familiar with the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”  But other than a silly party song where a quartet of friends gets make fools of themselves by squawking like “Calling Birds” (whatever they are), is there any spiritual significance in this song’s lyrics? There are many versions of the origin and meaning of this song, but a spiritual application to each “gift” mentioned in this song can be made.  Back when this song was written,...

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Our Father’s House Rocks! (2/25/16)

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in EventReport, kids, Mission: AroundTowns, OFH | 0 comments

Our Father’s House Rocks! (2/25/16)

We need to put Jesus Above All else!  Is He greater than your favorite TV star?  Is He greater than your favorite athlete?  What about music?  Is Jesus your favorite Rock Star??? On Thursday Feb. 22 a group from Our Father’s House (our preschool), joined their own “rock band”, picked up their plastic guitars, started out with “ABC Rock” and then moved on by “rocking”  to many Spiritual Hits such as: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands I’m Happy...

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Middle School Singers Take a Field Trip to PUMC! (12/16/15)

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Middle School Singers Take a Field Trip to PUMC! (12/16/15)

The Pitman Middle School Chorus, under the direction of our own Sue Crispin, presented their annual Christmas concert in our sanctuary on Wednesday December 16. The chorus was about 25 strong, and they presented a selection of familiar secular and spiritual songs.  After the concert we all joined together in the Fellowship Hall for a lunch of ham, macaroni / cheese, and of course- cupcakes!     During the weekdays, “Sue Crispin” (PUMC Music Director), takes on the role of...

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Choirs Shine the Light of Christ during Cantata (12/13/15)

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Shine the Light of Christ during Cantata (12/13/15)

Our choirs and praise team presented our annual candelight Christmas Cantata on the afternoon of Sunday December 13. The title of the cantata was “A Light Still Shines.”  Here are portions of the forward which is provided in the book: Christmas is a modern day miracle of ancient origin.  Two thousand years of human history have not diminished the importance nor the implications of the Incarnation and the joy of that event will resound for millennia to come.  As we celebrate the...

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Pastor’s Ponderings: Sing it Out!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2015 in Pastors Ponderings | 0 comments

Pastor’s Ponderings: Sing it Out!

Pastor Jim’s sermon for this coming Sunday (10/25/15) is entitled: “God: Our Rock Star!”  It is based on Zephaniah 3:14-18.  He submitted this devotional on 10/23/15 in advance of the 10/25/15 sermon… PLEASE READ: Hebrews 2:12 “I will tell them your name and sing your praises when they come together to worship” (CEV). Singing in worship has always been an appropriate way to offer praise to God. The pages of Scripture record this. Especially in the tradition...

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The Life and Music of Charles Wesley (8/23/15)

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

The Life and Music of Charles Wesley (8/23/15)

God “strangely warmed” the hearts of both John and Charles Wesley, and these brothers persevered through persecution to spread the Gospel. They nurtured people in the faith who were previously only being fed by the traditions of the organized church. In his sermon of August 23, 2015, Pastor Jim looked at the faith and conviction of these two men as demonstrated in the hymns of Charles Wesley. Click on the following “Play” button, scroll down, and follow along (this...

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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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Carols from Around the World (12/28/14)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Sermons | 0 comments

Carols from Around the World (12/28/14)

Pastor Jim’s sermon on the Sunday after Christmas (December 28, 2014) took a look at some of the carols that inspire us during the Christmas season.  God calls us to sing and even dance.  We’re supposed to be happy! And so these carols aren’t simply traditional songs that bring back memories. They are expressions of our faith. Click the below “play” button to listen to the recording, then scroll down and follow along…     The scripture for this...

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PUMC Records “Prepare the Way” Video (12/18/14)

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Choirs (Music), God Moments | 0 comments

PUMC Records “Prepare the Way” Video (12/18/14)

During our Choir Rehearsal last Thursday (12/18/14), The Voices in Praise stepped into the “recording studio” with Lee Whittaker and recorded a rendition of his hit “Prepare the Way.” This song is especially appropriate as we consider the “Colors of Christmas” and how we’ve been reminded that we must constantly prepare our lives and hearts for the arrival of Christ.  Not only for His 2nd coming, but also for His ever-available touch on our day to day...

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PUMC Hosts Gloucester County Community Chorus’ Presentation of The Messiah (12/9/14)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in EventReport | 0 comments

PUMC Hosts Gloucester County Community Chorus’ Presentation of  The Messiah (12/9/14)

The Rowan College at Gloucester County and Community Chorus presented their “Holiday Cheer Concert” in our church on Tuesday night (12/9/14).  It was a busy night…. The choir members joined us in our weekly Tuesday dinner, and then we filled the sanctuary to enjoy the concert.  During the concert, several of our weekly small groups and studies met as usual, and  Narcotics Anonymous held their weekly meeting in the Fellowship Hall.  Our sanctuary was full… and so was our...

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Gloucester County Community Chorus to Perform Messiah at PUMC (12/9/14)

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Gloucester County Community Chorus to Perform Messiah at PUMC (12/9/14)

Our Tuesday night dinner / study will turn into a Tuesday night dinner / concert on Tuesday December 9.  After the dinner, the Rowan College at Gloucester County & Community Chorus will present Handel’s “The Messiah” in our sanctuary. The dinner begins at 6:00 PM and the concert is at 7:30 PM. The dinner is $8.00 for adults, and pre-registration is requested (see signup sheet in Narthex).   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   +   For more information...

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Choirs Prepare 2014 Christmas Cantata (12/21/14)

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs Prepare 2014 Christmas Cantata  (12/21/14)

Wasn’t it just the Fourth of July? Well, it’s not summer anymore and we’re nearing the wonderful time of the Christmas season.  For the past few Thursdays,  the Voices in Praise choir has begun to rehearse some of the pieces that will make up our 2014 Christmas cantata.  Cantata rehearsals continue to ramp up throughout the month. If you’re interested in joining with the choir to sing in this year’s cantata, drop by on Thursday night. Rehearsals start at 7:00 PM...

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Choir Returns to the Loft this Sunday! (9/21/14)

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choir Returns to the Loft this Sunday! (9/21/14)

The “Voices in Praise” (our adult choir) will make their 2014-2015 season debut this Sunday (September 21)!  We’ve been away for the summer, but we return to use our voices to praise God during the 11 AM worship services. The “choir season” runs from September through June (about 42 weeks).   We will sing the offertory during the 11 AM service, and our anthem will be “Behold Our God.”   Check out the following video for a preview…...

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Celebrating the Life & Music of Fanny Crosby (8/31/14)

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Sermons | 2 comments

Celebrating the Life & Music of Fanny Crosby (8/31/14)

 Pastor Jim’s sermon on August 31 took on a bit of a different format.  This week, we looked not only at God’s Word as text in the Bible, but also as the expression of God’s word in the music and lyrics of Fanny Crosby.     Click on the “Play” button below to listen to the sermon (this is from the 9:30 AM service).  Scroll down,  open the scripture readings, and follow along.        Click on the “down arrow” to open up the Scripture...

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Voices in Praise Choir to Resume Rehearsals on Sept. 18

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement | 0 comments

Voices in Praise Choir to Resume Rehearsals on Sept. 18

We’re still in the thick of summer, but if you’re an adult who likes to sing, keep in mind that the first choir rehearsals of the season are just over the horizon.  The first rehearsal of the 2014-2015 season will be on Thursday September 18, at 7:00 PM.  We rehearse on Thursday nights throughout the season (September through June). The Voices in Praise choir is open to ages High School and above.  We sing during the 11:00 service. Our first Sunday of the season will be on Sunday...

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Jim Hughes to speak at Camp Meeting (7/27/14)

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in EventAnnouncement, Pitman Camp Meeting, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Jim Hughes to speak at Camp Meeting (7/27/14)

Rev. Jim Hughes will be the “speaker” at next week’s Camp Meeting service.  The service is held in the Pitman Grove Tabernacle, starting at 7:30. Jim has a unique style of preaching the Word.  Using music, costumes, and drama, Jim draws the congregation into the story of the Bible.  We learn how Nicodemus may have felt after his night time encounter with Jesus.  We get a look into the motives of Judas.  We see the love and invitation of Jesus in a fresh way. Jim has...

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Choir Completes ’13-’14 Season (7/6/14)

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choir Completes ’13-’14 Season (7/6/14)

The Voices in Praise Choir completed its 2013 – 2014 choir season this Sunday with a rendition of “O Glorious Day.” Rehearsals started back in September, and we were in the loft and singing anthems during most of the 42 Sundays between September and this past Sunday (July 6).     The Year in Review… During this year, we sang three cantatas. Our usual Christmas cantata was on December 22, and it was entitled “A Festival of Carols.”  We sang...

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Choirs to Lead Services on June 22 (6/22/14)

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Choirs to Lead Services on June 22 (6/22/14)

The choirs and praise team will lead both services on June 22.  Using music, narration, and the Word, the choirs will lead us through a journey celebrating our church’s heritage and history. But more than a look into the past, we will celebrate how God has always been faithful to us.  As written in the letter to the Hebrews, we are surrounded by a “great cloud of witnesses.”     As we enter this transition period between pastors, we will look to the past so we can...

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It is Well with My Soul!

Posted by on May 18, 2014 in Godprints, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

It is Well with My Soul!

It Is Belle With My Soul! During the worship services on Sunday May 18, the Alleluia Bell choir played an arrangement of the hymn “It is Well with My Soul.”  The musical arrangement was was difficult to play but it was also very engaging.  It incorporated many moving parts on top of the melody, and obviously took the Bell Choir many nights of rehearsal in order to play this piece. “Saved Alone… What Shall I Do?” This hymn was written by Horatio Spafford in 1873. ...

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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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Palm Sunday 2014- Grace Present, Past, and Future (3/13/14)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Palm Sunday 2014- Grace Present, Past, and Future (3/13/14)

Abounding Grace… The choirs presented an entire musical service for Palm Sunday (April 20, 2014). The service  opened with the traditional singing of “The Palms”, as children weaved between the pews to welcome the Savior into our midst.   As we’ve seen in our recent Lenten devotional series, we are surrounded by God’s grace; unmerited favor.  Grace that draws us near to God, grace that leads us to accept God, grace that makes us more like Him.  The musical...

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Palm Sunday Cantata: “Grace- Past, Present, and Future” (4/13/14)

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Palm Sunday Cantata: “Grace- Past, Present, and Future” (4/13/14)

Grace… On Palm Sunday morning (April 13),the members of the music program  will present a Sunday worship service filled with grace!  This Lenten Season,  our church family has been reading through the devotional, “Forty Days of Fruitful Living: Practicing a Life of Grace.“ On Palm Sunday, as we gather together to worship, we will celebrate the grace that is ours in Jesus Christ.  By His death and resurrection, we are free to live a life of grace. Grace- God becomes human and...

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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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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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Annual Christmas Cantata (12/22/13)

Posted by on Dec 3, 2013 in Choirs (Music), EventAnnouncement, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Annual Christmas Cantata (12/22/13)

Concert of Carols Our choirs and praise teams will present our 83rd annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday 12/22 at the traditional time of 4:15 PM. The cantata is entitled “Concert of Carols“. The “Christmas Story”isn’t just a “story.”  It is redeeming love come to earth in Jesus Christ our Savior.  Over the years, musicians have tried to celebrate and capture this message of God’s saving grace come to earth as a babe.  Our church “Candelight...

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