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Gifts of the Dark Wood: The Gift of Being Lost

Sermon by Cynthia Gordon, Sunday, March 26,  2017, Princeton United Methodist Church. Part of a sermon series based on the book by Eric Elnes: Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and Other Wanderers), a guidebook for … Continue reading

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Gifts of the Dark Wood

As our Lenten sermon series concludes, we might want to explore its theme more deeply in the source book, “Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven blessings for souful skeptics (and other wanderers) by  Eric Elnes. It’s available in paperback for … Continue reading

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Mission Project for Sunday School

Sunday School students will work on a mission project to support people in the local Princeton area. We will prepare Hygiene Kits that will be distributed to people who visit Cornerstone Community Kitchen. The Cornerstone Community Kitchen (CCK) offers a free and nutritious … Continue reading

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Gifts of the Dark Wood: The Gift of Being Thunderstruck

“At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place. 2 Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 3 He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the … Continue reading

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Cooks in Our Kitchen

On almost every Friday this spring, we welcome cooking classes to our kitchen. Princeton Adult School held two classes in February, and a mouth-watering array of menues will be prepare by five different cooks.  Prices range from $60 for one … Continue reading

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Strategic Plan: Project Vibrant Worship

Worship is a huge part of our church life!  It is one of three elements in our Strategic Plan for 2017 (see complete document here). Church council members have been discussing at great length what worship experiences will serve both our … Continue reading

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Lenten Tuesday at Noon: March 7

What’s it like to come to Mid-week Lenten Worship at Princeton UMC? The 30-minute services are Tuesdays from noon to 12:30 in the small chapel; entering by the ramp door. They continue every Tuesday through April 11 on the theme “Let … Continue reading

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Lula’s Lenten Lunch Soup

For the first Lenten Tuesday, Catherine Williams led the service and Lula Crawford prepared the lunch. Everybody loved her African Spiced Yellow Split Pea and Potato Soup so much that we prevailed on her to share the recipe. Note she … Continue reading

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“Spot and Call New Leaders” says Bishop John Schol

Bishop John Schol calls upon each church in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference to spot potential leaders and prayerfully call, equip, challenge and support them. “I challenge each of our congregations to give permission for your pastor to be … Continue reading

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Fourth Grade Bibles

Director of Christian Education Machaela Irving — along with teachers Barbara Sageser, Janis McCarty, and Lorie Roth — presented each fourth grader with a NRSV Bible on February 12. They were curious and delighted!  

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