Mission: Beyond our Community

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

Men’s Group & Mexico Mission Team to Host Breakfast Buffet and Yard Sale (10/24/15)

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global, UMM | 0 comments

Men’s Group & Mexico Mission Team to Host Breakfast Buffet and Yard Sale (10/24/15)

The United Methodist Men will hold one of our “famous” breakfast buffets on Saturday October 24.  The breakfast will be open from 8:00 to 11:00AM and will feature a variety of goodies.  Here’s what’s scheduled to be on the buffet table: Scrambled Eggs Pancakes Sauage Gravy and Biscuits Potatoes French Toast Casserole and to balance things out… fruit cup! The cost is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children under 10.  If you’re under 2 years old- it’s Free!...

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PUMC Packs Health Kits! (9/20/15)

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMCOR, UMW, women | 0 comments

PUMC Packs Health Kits! (9/20/15)

The United Methodist Women are collecting items for Health Kits beginning this Sunday, 9/20! There will be a collection box in the Narthex. We will be packing the Kits at our Annual Fall Fling, Wednesday, October 14.   Here are the details on what we’re preparing…. Health Kit Materials Each health kit will contain the following materials.  Donate whatever parts of a kit that you can… 1 hand towel  15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches; Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels...

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Missions Update from La Palmilla (8/11/15)

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Missions Update from La Palmilla (8/11/15)

Our missions trip to La Palmilla ended several weeks ago, but missions leader (and PUMC’er) Jennifer Andrade has remained in Mexico for a few more weeks.  She recently sent the following update…   Missions in La Palmilla, Veracruz, Mexico… Missions and ministry are alive and well in the rural village of La Palmilla! This past July, a Mission Team, sponsored by our church, went to La Palmilla for a week to work alongside of our brothers in Christ on the continued...

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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 Return to Friendlys! (7/21/15 & 8/18/15)

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

PUMC to Return to Friendlys!  (7/21/15 & 8/18/15)

During the Summer you need Ice Cream! You need to go to the shore and do other things to take advantage of the opportunity to mix thing up.  One of the highlights during the Fall and Winter is our Tuesday evenings of dinner, fellowship, and Bible Study.  But one of this summer’s highlights is shaping up to be our evenings at Friendlys! Last month, we held our first Fundraiser at Friendlys.  PUMC packed the restaurant and we raised over $250 for our shared ministries.  People across the...

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United Methodists Give the Poor in Belize a Head Start

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

United Methodists Give the Poor in Belize a Head Start

What if you only had an Eighth Grade education?  You didn’t know anything about science or math, your reading lagged behind, and you didn’t speak any English? In Belize, a country on the northeastern coast of Central America, 55% of the youth drop out of school before reaching High School.  The problem isn’t desire or the ability to learn; it’s the ability to pay!  The country’s commitment to education shrunk as the population grew.  The result was a lack of High...

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What is Africa University? What is Shared Ministry?

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: Global, UMC Shared Ministries | 0 comments

What is Africa University?  What is Shared Ministry?

Africa University…. Wouldn’t it be great if we could train up a team of experts who could help people all over Africa to provide sources of  clean water, build churches, build schools, and divert young people away from an impoverished destiny by giving them a college education? As it turns out, the United Methodist Church is doing these things day in and day out.  One of the “causes” supported by our Shared Ministries is the Africa University.  Instead of sending...

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Elderberries Are Really Cooking!!! (6/1/15)

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Elderberries, EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry | 0 comments

Elderberries Are Really Cooking!!! (6/1/15)

“Oldies but Goodies” The Elderberries (our “seniors” fellowship group) have compiled a cookbook of some of our favorite recipes from the past. Our families and friends have enjoyed them for years, and they are the highlights of many a covered dish supper or family gathering. The cookbook will be available for a donation, and the proceeds will go towards the payment of our shared ministries obligation. The cookbooks can be obtained from Maureen Kier or  Marshall Genter.  ...

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Abramovichs Send Update on Mission in Poland (6/1/15)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Abramovich, EventReport, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Abramovichs Send Update on Mission in Poland (6/1/15)

John and Dasia Abramovich are missionaries in Poland, using their gifts to teach the Bible to children and youth.  John grew up near Pitman, and Dasia is from Poland.  John and Dasia are both very familiar to PUMC as they have visited us and taught Bible studies during their recent “furloughs” in the States.  They recently sent the following update message…        Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6)....

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PUMC to Pack the Glassboro Friendly’s! (6/16/15)

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community, UMC Shared Ministries | 2 comments

PUMC to Pack the Glassboro Friendly’s! (6/16/15)

  Our Tuesday Night Dinners might have ended for the Summer, but we’re going to have another shot at a church family dinner on Tuesday June 16.  We have scheduled a Fundraiser at the Friendly’s  restaurant in Glassboro.  Friendly’s is located at the light where Woodbury Road meets Delsea  Drive. Here’s how it works: Download and print out the voucher (Friendly’s Voucher).  Vouchers will also be available at church. Bring the voucher and your appetite to 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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UMCOR Takes Action in Nepal (4/27/15)

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in EventReport, Mission: Global, UMCOR | 0 comments

UMCOR Takes Action in Nepal (4/27/15)

On Saturday April 25 at 11:56 AM, a massive 7.5 earthquake struck Pokhara Nepal.  In Pitman, most of us were sound asleep (2:00 AM)- many of us fell asleep looking forward to the next day’s Breakfast Buffet and Yard Sale. But in Nepal, lives were instantly changed (and ended). Two days later, on April 27, UMCOR (United Methodist Committee On Relief) approved a grant of $90,000 for partner GlobalMedic to bring sorely-needed clean water to Nepal earthquake survivors through distribution of...

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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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Oh Baby! UMW Collection to Benefit Neighborhood Center Daycare (3/22/15)

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry, UMW | 0 comments

Oh Baby!  UMW Collection to Benefit Neighborhood Center Daycare (3/22/15)

On Sunday, March 22, The United Methodist Women are is sponsoring a church-wide collection to benefit the Daycare Program at the Neighborhood Center in Camden. Join us in supporting this amazingly worthwhile program with a donation of diapers, diaper-brand baby wipes, and paper towels.  Items will be collected at the altar rail during both Sunday worship services. Make love grow on the first Sunday of spring!  United Methodist Women – we make a difference!   +    +    +    +    +    +   ...

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Praise Band Concert @ PUMC to Support Mexican Church (3/22/15)

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

Praise Band Concert @ PUMC to Support Mexican Church (3/22/15)

For years, our church (along with several other local UMC churches) has been supporting a United Methodist Church in La Palmilla, Mexico.  This growing congregation has been struggling to build a new sanctuary that will enable them to further their ministries in this poor region of Mexico.  Later this year, a missions team will travel to Mexico to assist in their construction efforts. On Sunday March 22 our church will host a Silent Auction and Praise Band Concert to raise funds for this...

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One Great Hour of Sharing (3/15/15)

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Beyond our Community | 0 comments

We always hear about UMCOR- The United Methodist Committee on Relief.  When there is a tragedy in the world, they quickly jump into achtion and organize funding and relief.  All of this important work is done without siphoning any funding from the donations in order to pay for overhead costs.  ALL of the donations given to UMCOR for a specific project go dreitly to the relief effort. How does that work?  The committee’s overhead costs are funded by one annual offering, called “One...

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World Day of Prayer (3/13/15)

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: Global, women | 0 comments

This year’s World Day of prayer will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on Friday, March 13 at 1:00 PM. NOTE:  This was originally to be held on Friday 3/6, but it was delayed until the 13th because of the snow storm.    What is the World Day of Prayer? It is an ecumenical movement of women from many faith traditions who share a common day of prayer annually on the first Friday of March. Men, women and children are all invited to participate. Why? This global movement, begun...

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Missions Bulletin Board: Update from the Vanderhoffs (1/13/15)

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in EventReminder, Mission: Global, Vanderhoof | 0 comments

Missions Bulletin Board: Update from the Vanderhoffs (1/13/15)

You may have noticed that one of the Christmas Trees recently displayed in our Narthex was filled with ornaments reminding us of the missionaries across the globe that we support.  Here’s an update on Jim & Alice Vanderhoof…   Mission’s Bulletin Board… Did you know that we have a year round constant way to remind ourselves of our missionaries and to catch up on what they’re doing?   In the Fellowship Hallway, there is a bulletin board dedicated to our...

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Urban Promise to Visit PUMC During Worship Services (1/18/15)

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in EventAnnouncement, Mission: NJandCountry, Urban Promise | 0 comments

Urban Promise to Visit PUMC During Worship Services (1/18/15)

Marcus Bell  from Urban Promise, will visit PUMC on Sunday January 18 to share about their ministry in Camden and to lead our worship services.   Marcus is the Director of Camp Spirit. Marcus will preach on  James 1:26-27.       Here’s a testimony from an 11 grader that was recently posted on the Urban Promise website… A Year of Opportunity by Yormeliz, Urban Promise Academy 11th grader… I started coming to Urban Promise just 1 year ago, and in that year… I’ve...

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