Category Archives: Missions

Join the Kitchen Cohort!

Turkey and ham with all the trimmings  —  once again we feasted at an Advent Night dinner with Chef Ian Macdonald presiding. Thank you, Ian and Annie Wilcox, and all the helpers! Now Ian offers to volunteer his expertise to … Continue reading

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Training for God’s Work

Bishop John Schol gives the Greater New Jersey conference a report card here  Among his recommendations are to reach out like a new church (hint: sponsor an Easter Egg hunt NOT on church grounds) and to  “take the church to the … Continue reading

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Salvation Army Bell Ringers

The week before Christmas, and all through the town, PUMC Bell Ringers were busy at their stands. The kettles were hung under their Salvation Army sign, and the greetings of ‘Merry Christmas’ greeted each one at hand.   Tuesday through … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year: Fellowship Lunch January 22

We will celebrate the Chinese New Year at a luncheon with our church family on Sunday, January 22, even though China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines and other countries observe New Year’s Day on January 1 of the Lunar Calendar. As … Continue reading

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So, What’s Your Story?

Everybody’s invited to hear Skitch Matson speak at the breakfast on Sunday, January 8, 8 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Skitch will talk about the role of sharing faith stories as a way to deepen Christian community. “From looking at the Gospel … Continue reading

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Sermon Series: The Absurdity of Advent – Enduring Peace

On December 4, the second Sunday in Advent at the early service, Bob Meola read the scripture (from Isaiah and Philippians) Laverna Albury explained  the theme to the kids at Children’s Time in a clear and understandable way. And Rev. Catherine … Continue reading

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Caroling on December 11

Christians sing more than any other religion, especially at Christmas time when carols tell the joy of Christ’s birth. And on Sunday, December 11, our carols will ring out throughout the day. In the morning Dr. Karen Fanta Zumbrunn will … Continue reading

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Ringing for the Red Kettle

All hands are needed to ring the Salvation Army bells in the week before Christmas! Choose your location — Palmer Square, Hinds Plaza, or in front of the church — and sign up early to get the time slot you … Continue reading

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Singing Joy and Ringing Faith

Today, to illustrate “giving thanks” for 9:30 service at Children’s Time,  Tom Shelton presented five of the youngest choristers singing folk favorites like  “Kumbayah,” “I’ve Got the Joy in My Heart” and “This Little Light.” It was such a blessing … Continue reading

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Some come for the food, some for the fellowship

Cornerstone Community Kitchen served 130 meals on china plates this week; founded in 2012, it is in it’s fifth year. In addition to nutritious meals CCK now offers a clothing closet, art classes, and English as a Second Language lessons. … Continue reading

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