Category Archives: Lifestyles

THIS WEEK: RECOMMENDED READING & WATCHING

Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints, Daneen Akers Evangeline Burgers recommends this book, written for children but with wisdom for all ages. It has stories of real-life faith heroes, many who are still doing important work among us. You can hear the … Continue reading

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“Family Activities from PUMC Children’s Ministry” Evangeline Burgers

The birds are singing, the sun is shining, it is a glorious time! I hope you are all well and having a wonderful week together at home. I’ve recorded another read aloud video for our children: What Mary Jo Shared, … Continue reading

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Happy National Day of Prayer! Evangeline Burgers

To honor this National Day of Prayer, here are some great resources: For our younger ones (and young at heart!),  ‘Friends With God: Discover How to Pray by Jeff White and David Harrington, contains prayer activities and stories from friends in the Bible. … Continue reading

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“Smartphone Tips and Tricks: How to Connect with Family, Friends – and God”

Our cell phone can be a discipleship tool!   Join Robin Birkel, Chair of PUMC Communications Committee for  “Smartphone Tips & Tricks: How to connect with family, friends – and God”  Sunday, July 14  from 11:30 to 12: 30 Sunday, … Continue reading

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Honoring Larry Apperson with Chuck Inman Award – Saturday, April 13, 2019

On April 13 the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) will present the Chuck Inman Memorial Award to Larry Apperson. The annual award honors an individual who has made a significant impact on feeding hungry people in Mercer County. Larry will … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Reflection 2018: Princeton Community Thanksgiving Service

Rev. Jenny Smith Walz gave her Thanksgiving Reflection for 2018 at the Princeton Community Thanksgiving Service held on November 22, 2018.                We know that practicing gratitude is beneficial to our health and well-being. … Continue reading

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Pray Our Way Forward: January 29 – February 4

“Holy Spirit, renew and inspire us because the way forward is hard and the disciples’ journey is long.“ This sentence concludes the prayer we are asked to offer during the week of January 29. It is part of the Council … Continue reading

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Eat Right, Feel Better: Breakfast on January 10

Changing your diet can turn your life around says Dorothy Mullen, founder of The Suppers Program. She will speak at the January 10 breakfast sponsored by the United Methodist Men on Sunday, January 10 on “How You Feel is Data! … Continue reading

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Longest Night: Solace for the Solstice

When Christmas is just not the same — because of the loss of a loved one, illness, aging, depression, loneliness, unemployment, loss, or broken relationship, — the Longest Night Service offers a peaceful, healing solace — away from the frenzy … Continue reading

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Alternative Gifts: Part 3

 This is the third in a series of posts on Alternative Gifts. Here is Part One, and Here is Part Two. These ideas came from LaVerna A. Pick an activity your family/children enjoy and show your gratitude by: contributing to a … Continue reading

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