Category Archives: Lifestyles

The Connection Between the Church and Pretzels

In the Medieval Period, the Catholic Church imposed stricter rules regarding fasting and abstinence during Lent than modern times. Meat, dairy, and eggs were prohibited during Lent. Grains, yeast, and water were acceptable.  Legend has it that monks baked folded … Continue reading

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Highlights From World Communion Sunday!

On the first Sunday in October, United Methodist congregations join many Christian churches worldwide to celebrate World Communion Sunday. The World Communion Sunday Offerings provide scholarships for national and international students, particularly first-generation college students and ethnic students.  At PUMC, we have … Continue reading

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Haile Selassie’s address to the United Nations, 1963 …

Famous Words by Former Emperor of Ethiopia Haile Selassie “That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned: That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of … Continue reading

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END RACISM RESOURCES

                In its response to white supremacy, racism — and the police brutality that has resulted in nationwide protests — the United Methodist Church has this to say: “The denomination’s Council of Bishops called for … Continue reading

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#praywithusPUMC to End Racism Prayer Guide 5

  DAILY PRAYER TO END RACISM DAY FIVE DAY OF MATURITY – HANDS & FEET                                              God’s Word for … Continue reading

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#praywithusPUMC to End Racism Prayer Guide 4

  DAILY PRAYER TO END RACISM DAY FOUR DAY OF FORGIVENESS – SOUL.                                     God’s Word for Today John 4:13-14  Jesus Talks With … Continue reading

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#praywithusPUMC to End Racism Prayer Guide 3

    DAILY PRAYER TO END RACISM   DAY THREE   DAY OF EXPRESSION God’s Word for Today     John 1:1-18 The Word Became Flesh In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the … Continue reading

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#praywithusPUMC to End Racism Prayer Guide 2

DAILY PRAYER TO END RACISM DAY TWO DAY OF EXPRESSION – HEART           God’s Word for Today John 4:11 Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman     11 “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with … Continue reading

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Tune in for ‘Story Time’ on Father’s Day with Evangeline Burgers

Hello, Beloved PUMC Families and Children! This Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day and our first Summer Session Sunday School! I’ll be sending out information for Sunday School later this week, but here is a mid-week update! I’ve recorded a read-aloud of … Continue reading

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GNJ-CAPITAL:  Silence is NOT an Option – Prayer Vigil INVITATION! June 7, 2020, 4:00 PM

        Dear Clergy and Congregational Leaders of the Capital District, This week, we have another destructive virus that has painfully reminded us that, for way too many years, it had inflicted undue pain and death on our Black siblings and … Continue reading

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