Category Archives: History

Down Memory Lane with the Corson Sisters

On September 12, two daughters with ancestral roots at Princeton United Methodist Church paid a visit to the chapel dedicated to the pastors in their family. Jane Corson Henry and Dorothy Corson Jones are the great granddaughters of Rev. Pennington … Continue reading

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Summer Sharing: Duncan Hartley

Many wonder why PUMC’s Tiffany window shows St. George and the Dragon. “The legend of St. George and the Dragon is simply an allegorical expression of the triumph of  the Christian hero, or the church, over evil,” says Duncan Hartley. “Having dared … Continue reading

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Feb. 6: Conversation re August Wilson’s ‘Piano Lesson’

McCarter Theater’s  acclaimed August Wilson play, “The Piano Lesson,” continues to February 7, and we have an unusual opportunity to talk about it after the matinee on Saturday, February 6. McCarter partners with Not in Our Town to facilitate a … Continue reading

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Victorian Jewel: Former Manse

The Victorian house at 2 Hamilton Avenue served as the parsonage for PUMC from 1928 to 1962. Owned by Adrian and Anne Trevisan, it was on the Historical Society of Princeton’s annual house tour. In this article about it from … Continue reading

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The Window Riddle

Take a look at the stained glass window on the right. Better yet, go into the chapel and scrutinize it. Where is the door knob? If you are showing the windows to someone, adult or child, ask that question… and … Continue reading

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UMC bishops for pro-humanity church

At a conference in Berlin, 70 years after World War II, The United Methodist Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on racism to the 12.8 million people of The United Methodist Church affirming the sacredness of all lives and … Continue reading

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Ruth Woodward, Pat Hatton: Quilt for ASP

A quilt designed by the late Ruth Woodward will be featured at the dinner auction, to benefit the Appalachia Service project, on Saturday, March 14 at 6 p.m. Ruth —  a PUMC member who was committed to missions — did not finish … Continue reading

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“Dying to Live,” Phoebe Quaynor, February 1

“Dying to Live: dangerous and uncomfortable paths to the pursuit of truth” is the sermon topic for Communion Sunday, February 1, at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services at Princeton United Methodist Church (PUMC). Seminary intern Phoebe Quaynor will tell … Continue reading

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Windows Feeding Light into the World

Six stained glass windows from Canterbury Cathedral are on view at the Cloisters in NYC. They were crafted in the 12th century, 800 years before the beautiful windows at Princeton United Methodist Church were made. Yet despite the difference in age, … Continue reading

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Sanford and Davis: Who Were They?

The Sanford Davis room at Princeton United Methodist Church hosts everything from after-church coffees to community meetings. Who was it named after, anyway? Charles H. Sanford made quite a lot of money — $1 million was a fortune in Victorian … Continue reading

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