Mission: Beyond our Community

Ministering to someone outside of our community. Supporting regional, state, or world-wide missions.

Nate Steury Returns to PUMC! (11/6/22)

Posted by on Oct 29, 2022 in Enright, EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Nate Steury Returns to PUMC! (11/6/22)

Rev. Nate Steury, a missionary from Zambia, will return to PUMC on Sunday 11/6/22 to update us on the work of the Kafakumba Transformational Outreach and to inspire us with his witness.

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2022 Christmas Marketplace Ready to Open (11/12/22)

Posted by on Oct 22, 2022 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMW | 0 comments

2022 Christmas Marketplace Ready to Open (11/12/22)

The annual Christmas Marketplace is coming! Craft and deli items will be sold to benefit our missions projects. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s creativity, company, to get some Christmas gifts, AND to help spread God’s love across the world.

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Operation Christmas Child is Coming! (11/6/22)

Posted by on Oct 15, 2022 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Operation Christmas Child is Coming! (11/6/22)

One of our annual mission traditions is the collection of shoeboxes full of goodies for kids. The boxes are donated to the Operation Christmas Child program which distributes the gifts to needy families around the globe. It’s not too early to begin planning for this year’s Operation Christmas Child. This post gives some ideas.

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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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Missionary Joy Phillips to Visit PUMC (4/24/22)

Posted by on Apr 15, 2022 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, Phillips | 0 comments

Missionary Joy Phillips to Visit PUMC (4/24/22)

Missionary Joy Phillips will visit PUMC on Sunday April 24. Joy is a long time friend of PUMC, and we have supported her ministry in Africa, most recently in South Sudan. During our 10:15 AM service, Joy will update us on how God has been using her to build His kingdom.

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Missionaries for Poland to Visit PUMC (5/15/22)

Posted by on Apr 14, 2022 in Abramovich, EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Missionaries for Poland to Visit PUMC (5/15/22)

John and Dasia Abramovich, missionaries in Poland, will visit PUMC on Sunday May 15 during our 10:15 AM service. John is from New Jersey, and he and Dasia have visited PUMC many times over the years. Recently, the war in Ukraine has created a flood of refugees in Poland, and they have joined in the efforts to assist the Ukrainian refugees.

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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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Operation Christmas Child Blesses Families in 2021 (11/14/21)

Posted by on Nov 4, 2021 in EventReport, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Operation Christmas Child Blesses Families in 2021 (11/14/21)

Once again, PUMC is helping to brighten a child’s Christmas (and life) by sending shoeboxes filled with gifts. Operation Christmas Child will distribute these boxes to needy families across the globe

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Christmas Marketplace Ready to Open (11/13/21)

Posted by on Oct 26, 2021 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMW | 0 comments

Christmas Marketplace Ready to Open (11/13/21)

Plans are underway for our Christmas Marketplace, and we are accepting applications for exhibitors. After a COVID imposed absence in 2020, our Christmas Marketplace will resume this year on November 13. Open this post for more info and for the exhibitor application form.

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CROP Walks to Fight Hunger (10/17/21)

Posted by on Sep 29, 2021 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, Neighbors | 0 comments

CROP Walks to Fight Hunger (10/17/21)

The Pitman / Glassboro CROP walk is making a full return this year! The annual Walk to raise funds to fight hunger world-wide and at home will be held at Glassboro’s New Street Park.

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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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Methodist Reach out to Help Native Americans (April 2021)

Posted by on Mar 18, 2021 in EventReminder, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

Methodist Reach out to Help Native Americans (April 2021)

The United Methodist Church continues to actively minister to the needy among our Native American populations. Here is an update on some of the activities that the UMC is currently undertaking.

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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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