Category Archives: PUMC Family News

Passing the baton with Brahms: Lyn Ransom

Princeton UMC has been blessed with wonderful music directors; Lyn Ransom held that post 30 years ago, in the same time period that she founded the VOICES chorale. After 30 years she is retiring from VOICES; she will direct the … Continue reading

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Laura Bratton: Overcoming Adversity

When you’re in your thirties and the book you’ve written about your life has just been published, you must have done something amazing. The “you” in this case is the Reverend Laura Bratton ’10, author of Harnessing Courage: Overcoming Adversity … Continue reading

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Welcome back, Tom Lank

Welcome back to Rev. Tom Lank!  He and his family return to PUMC on Sunday, February 12 so that he can speak at the breakfast served by United Methodist Men. His topic: United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. He will also … Continue reading

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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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November 13: Nancy Duff, welcome back!

We are so glad to welcome Nancy J. Duff back to PUMC! Nancy will speak at the UMM breakfast in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, November 13, at 8 a.m. Nancy visited us regularly when her husband, David C. Mertz, served … Continue reading

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Laura Bratton’s “Grit and Gratitude”

Laura Bratton.. formerly a seminary intern at PUMC, is coming back to Princeton to speak at Princeton Theological Seminary Library on Tuesday, November 15, 7 to 8 p.m. She will sign her new book, Harnessing Courage: overcoming adversity with grit … Continue reading

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‘Saying Hello’ to Donald Lasko in the Kelsey Review

Editor’s note: last October we celebrated Donald Lasko’s poem “Saying Goodbye.” This same poem was read at his memorial service today (February 10, 2016). We are all so sad that he is no longer here to teach and write. Here … Continue reading

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Summer Sharing: ‘The East and West in Me’

So far this summer, in Summer Sharing sessions after church, Barbara MacGuigan has spoken on her anthropology adventure, and Paul Manulik and Lindsay Diehl have told about their music mission to Haiti. Summer Sharing continues with Jamileh “Jamie” Gerber on … Continue reading

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Anthropology Adventure: from Durango to the depths of the Grand Canyon

Everyone is invited to explore ancient cultures with Barbara MacGuigan on Sunday, July 17. A second year student of anthropology at Maryland’s Washington College,  Barbara recently participated in a two week experiential learning trip to the American Four Corners Region. The goal … Continue reading

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