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United Methodist Church Promotes Mental Health (8/1/22)

Posted by on Aug 17, 2022 in EventReminder, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

United Methodist Church Promotes Mental Health (8/1/22)

As United Methodist’s, we are called to help, support, and love those who have what might be called a “mental illness.” The Church recently distributed a pamphlet outlining the need for awareness of these illnesses and suggesting resources for helping people.
This post presents that pamphlet.

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United Methodists Help Kentucky Flood Victims (8/14/22)

Posted by on Aug 13, 2022 in EventAnnouncement, FEATURED, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

United Methodists Help Kentucky Flood Victims (8/14/22)

A devastating flash flood tore through Southeastern Kentucky (and other areas) on July 28-29 2022. Spurred by God’s love, United Methodists (and others) respond to provide relief with housing, clothing, and food and water.
PUMC will support these efforts by taking special offerings during our 10:15 AM Sunday service. These offerings for Kentucky will be held on 8/14/22 and 8/21/22.

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United Methodists to Provide Relief after Attack in Ethiopia (7/31/22)

Posted by on Jul 23, 2022 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, UMCOR | 0 comments

United Methodists to Provide Relief after Attack in Ethiopia (7/31/22)

Thousands of people are caught in the crossfire of a conflict between separatists and the Ethiopian government. During an attack last month, 37 people were killed. PUMC will hold a special offering on Sunday July 31 to support relief efforts.

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United Methodists Continue to Stand with Ukraine (July 2022)

Posted by on Jul 23, 2022 in EventReport, Mission: Global, UMCOR | 0 comments

United Methodists Continue to Stand with Ukraine (July 2022)

The war in Ukraine may have faded from our own front pages, but the United Methodist Church is still there. Methodists (and the global church) continue to care for displaced refugees.

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United Methodists Take Stand Against Gun Violence (July 2022)

Posted by on Jul 9, 2022 in EventReport, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

United Methodists Take Stand Against Gun Violence (July 2022)

Recent events remind us of the continual scourge that Gun Violence wrecks on our society. The Bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference commented on the shootings that occurred in his jurisdiction. This post presents those comments along with a Gun Violence resolution which was passed by the General Conference in 2016.

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United Methodists Help Immigrants (June 2022)

Posted by on Jul 3, 2022 in EventReport, Mission: Global, UMCOR | 0 comments

United Methodists Help Immigrants (June 2022)

Many in Central America are living in desperate situations surrounded by crime, violence, and poverty. To save their families, they are migrating north, through Mexico, and sometimes continuing to the USA. This UM News article describes what United Methodists are doing to answer Jesus’ call to help the the needy and to reflect the limitless love of God.

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United Methodists Stand with Ukraine (May 2022)

Posted by on Jul 2, 2022 in EventReport, Mission: Global, UMCOR | 0 comments

United Methodists Stand with Ukraine (May 2022)

Since February 2022, we have endured constant barrage of news describing the destruction and suffering in Ukraine. But there are glimmers of light. The United Methodist News Service recently posted a series of photos showing how Ukrainian refugees are finding tastes of “normalcy” as they are cared for by United Methodists in the surrounding countries.

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UMCOR Sunday to Fund Relief Efforts (3/27/22)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2022 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

UMCOR Sunday to Fund Relief Efforts (3/27/22)

On Sunday March 27 we will take a special offering to support the work of the United Methodist disaster relief agency (called “UMCOR”). UMCOR responds to needs (such as Ukraine) throughout the year. This week’s offering funds all of the “overhead” so that gifts directed to specific relief efforts go entirely towards that relief (without funding any of the “overhead” or administrative costs).

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Special Offerings to be taken for Ukraine (March 6 & 13, 2022)

Posted by on Mar 2, 2022 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, UMCOR | 0 comments

Special Offerings to be taken for Ukraine (March 6 & 13, 2022)

A special offering will be taken during the March 6 and 13 services to support the efforts of UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to supply humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine.

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Methodists Respond to Earthquake in Haiti (8/22/21)

Posted by on Aug 18, 2021 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, UMCOR | 0 comments

Methodists Respond to Earthquake in Haiti (8/22/21)

A major earthquake recently struck the island nation of Haiti. United Methodists are responding by sending relief help, and that help is funded by a special offering which will be taken on Sunday 8/22/21.

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United Methodists Strive for Peace with Justice (5/30/21)

Posted by on May 29, 2021 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

United Methodists Strive for Peace with Justice (5/30/21)

The United Methodist Church designates the first Sunday after Pentecost as “Peace With Justice Sunday.  Last Sunday (Pentecost) we celebrated the Holy Spirit’s empowering. This Sunday we turn our thoughts to how we can use that power to help others.

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Annual Conference Ready to Move Forward (5/24/21)

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Church Operations, EventAnnouncement, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Annual Conference Ready to Move Forward (5/24/21)

The 2021 “annual conference” of the “Greater NJ Annual Conference” will meet on Monday May 23 and Tuesday May 24. Voting members will meet via Zoom, but anyone can view the conference (YouTube videos are included in this post).

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What’s UMCOR and Why Does it Need a Sunday? (3/14/21)

Posted by on Feb 21, 2021 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR | 0 comments

What’s UMCOR and Why Does it Need a Sunday?  (3/14/21)

Once a year, we recognize the work  of UMCOR- the “United Methodist Committee On Relief.” That sounds like a clumsy organizational name for something that helps people out in real ways, but it’s a huge part of the United Methodist Church’s ability to be the hands and feet of God in the world.  On Sunday March 14 we will recognize this arm of the United Methodist Church.  In normal times a special offering would be taken, but in these “abnormal” times of a...

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You are God’s Epiphany! (1/10/21)

Posted by on Jan 10, 2021 in Sermons, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

You are God’s Epiphany! (1/10/21)

We all want to see God. But can others see God through us??? In this second of two “Clergy Renewal” services produced by the Conference, Bishop Schol looks at how we can become an epiphany.

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God’s Got an Epiphany for You! (1/3/21)

Posted by on Dec 29, 2020 in Sermons, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

God’s Got an Epiphany for You! (1/3/21)

God has an epiphany for you- are you ready? During the two-week period of renewal for clergy (1/3 & 1/10), the Conference produced a video worship service. In his message, Bishop Schol challenges us to discover our own epiphanies. Where have you seen God? Open this post to watch the video.

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2020 Annual Conference Takes Courageous Steps (10/6/20)

Posted by on Oct 25, 2020 in Church Operations, EventReport, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

2020 Annual Conference Takes Courageous Steps (10/6/20)

The 2020 conference of the Greater NJ Annual Conference was conducted using two online sessions on the mornings of 10/5 and 10/6. Despite the “social distancing”, Courageous strides were made in our efforts to be the heart, hands, and feet of God in Greater New Jersey.

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Leadership Academy Opening its “Doors”! (10/13/20)

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in EventAnnouncement, Training, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

Leadership Academy Opening its “Doors”!  (10/13/20)

The Greater NJ Annual Conference is offering a series of online classes as part of its new “Leadership Academy.” Attendees will learn about worship, small groups, and missions. Four different 3-session courses will be offered in October, November, January, and February. Each 90 minute session will be delivered on Zoom.

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World Wide Communion Sunday Means Global Mission (10/4/20)

Posted by on Oct 3, 2020 in Godprints, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

World Wide Communion Sunday Means Global Mission (10/4/20)

On Sunday October 4 we will celebrate World Wide Communion with our “virtual” service. But throughout the year, PUMC has continued to serve “Real” people in our community and to support missions around the globe. World Wide Communion is a time to give thanks and to pray for the work that remains to be done.

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Bishop to Lead Virtual Prayer Service (3/29/20)

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 in EventAnnouncement, UMC Shared Ministries, Worship & Prayer | 0 comments

Bishop to Lead Virtual Prayer Service (3/29/20)

Bishop Schol will lead a “virtual prayer time” on Sunday March 29 at 4:00 PM.  Here’s the announcement… Prayer Service- Bishop Schol’s Letter… If any among you are suffering, pray. James 5:13   Dear Friends in Christ, I am calling United Methodists of Greater New Jersey, their families and friends together for a time of prayer as we face challenges and concerns with the virus, Covid-19. A virtual prayer service will be held, this Sunday, March 29 at 4:00...

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Christmas Marketplace to Provide Drinking Water! (11/16/19)

Posted by on Nov 2, 2019 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, UMW | 0 comments

Christmas Marketplace to Provide Drinking Water! (11/16/19)

Our second Christmas Marketplace will sell crafts to support missions both within our community and around the globe. The Marketplace will be held in our Fellowship Hall on Saturday November 16.

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