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A Journey of Faith V: 1852-1859

This is the fifth in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. The first African American woman joins, gas lights are … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith IV: Dedication in 1849

  This is the fourth in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. With a full-time minister in Princeton, a number … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith III: The First Sanctuary in 1849

This is the third in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997. A local historian paid tribute to the ”tact, energy … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith: 1847-1848: Methodists Weren’t Very Welcome

How Presbyterians Almost Kept Methodists from Buying Land This is the second in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997.  ….The … Continue reading

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Encourage families to sing with us!

The beauty of Christian music comes alive when children and youth feel what the lyrics say, according to Tom Shelton, PUMC’s director of children’s and youth choirs. Choir members learn good singing techniques and music theory (video link here); they participate in worship monthly, present … Continue reading

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Sermon: Hungering for God — To Life! Rev. Jenny Smith Walz

Pastor Jenny Smith Walz preached on July 29, 2018 in the sermon series “Hungering for God” on the topic “To Life.” Her text was John 15: 1-17. For  excerpts from her message, click here. You can hear it on Facebook and … Continue reading

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A Journey of Faith for 150 Years: 1786-1847

This is the first in a series of excerpts from “A Journey of Faith for 150 years: A history of the Princeton United Methodist Church” by Ruth L. Woodward, Copyright 1997.  This excerpt features Rev. David Bartine, the ‘spiritual godfather” … Continue reading

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Immigration Rally Held at Elizabeth ICE Detention Center

As the national debate over immigration rages on, a rally was held Saturday at the ICE detention center in Elizabeth. Faith leaders were rallying for immigrants’ rights as more than 400 families wait to be reunited after crossing the United State-Mexico border … Continue reading

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Sermon: Hungering for God, July 22, 2018

What riles you up? Pastor Jenny Smith Walz asked this question on July 22, 2018. Here are some notes from her message, titled “Hungering for God” based on the story of the “rich young ruler” in  Luke 18: 18-30. Jesus … Continue reading

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Sound the Pipes! an organ fiesta!

Christopher McWilliams, organist at Princeton United Methodist Church (PrincetonUMC), will present some of his own compositions at a free farewell concert on Saturday, June 16 at 5 p.m. at the church, on the corner of Nassau Street and Vandeventer Avenue.  … Continue reading

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