Praise Band Concert Raises the Roof! (3/12/17)

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Choirs (Music), EventReport, Mexico Mission, Mission: Global | 0 comments

It was a Sunday evening. Most of us had already gone to church that morning. But on Sunday 3/12/17 nearly 200 local Methodists gathered at PUMC for a Praise and Worship Concert. The silent auction before the concert and the love offering taken during the concert will be donated to our friends in La Palmilla Mexico to help them complete the construction of their new sanctuary.

We are sending a mission team to LaPalmilla this summer (July 22-August 1). For years, this thriving church has been scraping funds together to build a new sanctuary. The construction is nearly finished, and our Mission Team will help wrap things up and to dedicate the new sanctuary.

 

Silent Auction

Before the concert got underway, tables in our Fellowship Hall were filled with various donated items, such as gift certificates to local restaurants and merchants, gift baskets of all sorts, art work, wood work, a vacuum cleaner, and even a dog bed with treats for “Fido.” Also on the tables was a basket allowing visitors to place a bid on the items. The highest bidder was given the chance to make a purchase at the bidded price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Praise Band Concert

This wasn’t a competition! This group of musicians from several churches has “banded” together enough times to put any competitive juices behind them. This was all about glorifying God and sharing in His presence through worship. Each band brought their own style and tastes, but we all pulled together in the worship of our same Almighty God.

Several churches were represented, and each band led us in worship by playing three songs each. We then ended up with a rendition of the song “Carrier.” The following bands lent their talents:

  • Pitman UMC “Praise Team”
  • Mantua UMC “EONS”
  • Richwood UMC “Sanctified”
  • Glassboro UMC “Maginify”
  • Trinity UMC (Mullica Hill) & “Synergy”
  • Trinity UMC (Mullica Hill) “Youth Band”

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a video of “Magnify” (from the First UMC of Glassboro), singing “Thrive”…

 

In between each band (while they were scurrying around in the background getting set up), members from the Mission Team spoke about the La Palmilla mission…

 

La Palmilla

The United Methodist Church in La Palmilla Mexico is bursting at the seams. For 18 years they’ve been scraping their limited resources together to build a new sanctuary. Their hard work and patience is about to be rewarded. They expect to (finally!) dedicate their new place of worship this summer.

Beyond the construction project, PUMC members are also actively involved in helping the children of La Palmilla attend school. Going to school in that region is very expensive; often far beyond what the people can afford. So we have sponsored many children, sending enough money to pay for tuition and supplies.

 

Between the auction and offering, about $3,000 was raised! The money will be used to help complete the construction on the new sanctuary. Half of it will specifically be used to put in the drop ceilings under the balcony and choir loft.

In a short time, people will be worshiping in that space and praising God for a group of NJ Methodists who gathered in worship one Sunday evening to give of their time and talents.

 


For more info, here’s the post that announced this event…

Announcement

On the evening of Sunday March 12, Praise Bands from several area churches will gather in our sanctuary to lead a special time of celebration and worship. The gathering of these “bands” has become a bit of a tradition (we did this last year, and recently we gathered at the First UMC in Glassboro to raise funds for their upcoming mission trip).

The following “Praise Bands” will participate by leading a few of their favorite songs:

  • Pitman UMC Praise Band
  • Mantua UMC “EONS”
  • Richwood UMC “Sanctified”
  • Glassboro UMC “Maginify”
  • Trinity UMC Youth Band” & “Sanctify”

 

La Palmilla

During the “concert”, a Love Offering will be taken to benefit our mission to the UMC church in La Palmilla Mexico. We are sending a mission team to LaPalmilla this summer. For years, this thriving church has been scraping funds together to build a new sanctuary. The construction is nearly finished, and our Mission Team will help wrap things up and to dedicate the new sanctuary.

The Concert will be held in the PUMC sanctuary, and it will start at 6:30 PM.

 

Silent Auction

But wait… there’s more!

Before the concert, there will be a silent offering to sell off some treasures… and raise additional funds to help our friends in Mexico.

The Silent Offering will be held in the Narthex & Fellowship Hall, and it will start at 5:45 PM.

The PUMC Praise Team

Chris and friends celebrate the purchase of a new keyboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark the date:  On Saturday April 29 we will hold a Breakfast Buffet and Yard Sale to take our giving one step further.  The breakfast will be open from 8:00 – 11:00 AM and the Yard sale will run until 1:00PM.

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To learn more about our La Palmilla Mission, click this button: La Palmilla

 

 

 

 

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