Author Archives: Isabella Dougan

Youth News—Meet Jacob Davis

The youth program at PUMC includes multiple “Youth Staff” volunteers who dedicate their time to mentoring our teens. Most of these “Staff,” however, are new to PUMC. So, for the next few months we will showcase a short interview with … Continue reading

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Meet Our New Music Intern

By Hyosang Park Marisa Curcio, a student from Westminster Choir College of Rider University is joining our staff to service the Lord with Princeton UMC congregation. She is currently a senior majoring in Church Music and Music Education. She has … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Service – January 1st 2017

Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash:  ‘Jesus’ Birth Gives us a Mission’ – Matthew 2:13-23 On New Year’s Day, Rev. Jana preached on the difficult passage from Matthew. Here are some notes from her message:  Jesus didn’t come into the world to bring … Continue reading

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The Absurdity of Advent: Forgiving Love

Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash –  4th Sunday in Advent: December 18. Luke 2:15-20; John 3:16 Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent, next week we will gather for worship to celebrate the birth of Jesus the newborn king. These last four weeks … Continue reading

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Longest Night Service – December 20, 2016

Rev. Catherine E. Williams – The Gift of Love: 1 John 4:7-12   This evening we are featuring lavender, butterflies, and love. I confess I don’t know that I can string these together with sufficient credibility. Our Stephen Ministers got … Continue reading

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Sunday November 13 – Rev. Jana Purkis-Brash: Where Is Your Power? Isaiah 40:27-31, Ephesians 3:14-21

What a week this has been. I’ve spent a great deal of time listening to and caring for people. I have encouraged people to sit in and feel their despair, anger, sadness, hopelessness, fear, and uncertainty. We must allow ourselves … Continue reading

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Laity Sunday October 16 2016

Doing Good For Others On Laity Sunday, George Fox describes in his testimony about doing good for others, how we are called to serve one another and walk humbly with God. His words came out strong and urgent as he … Continue reading

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Sunday September 18, Rev. Catherine Williams’ sermon “Pray Every Way You Know How.” 1 Timothy 2:1-7

In the huge pile of mail that greeted me upon my return from Trinidad a couple of weeks ago, was a letter from our Bishop, John Schol. Dear Catherine, it began, I understand you are preparing for next year’s full … Continue reading

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PUMC Circle of Friends Meeting September 13, 2016

The Circle of Friends held their monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m on Tuesday September 13 at the PUMC Fellowship Hall with twelve members present. Beth opened the meeting with a devotion and introduced the guest speaker. Susan Gange of PUMC gave … Continue reading

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Sunday July 17. Rev. Catherine Williams “Vacation Tweets: #this is the Life”

This is the Life! Now this is what I call living! How many of us can remember the last time we said or thought something like that? Can you give me a word or a phrase that describes a moment … Continue reading

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