UMW Spring Flea Market May 7

umw flea market


United Methodist Women Spring Flea Market May 7th

Bargain hunters galore will flock to our corner on Saturday, May 7, 9 to 3 p.m. when the United Methodist Women stage their semi-annual flea market. They will sell delicious food, flowering plants for Mother’s Day, homemade baked goods, household items, jewelry, gently used clothing, decorative items, and more. An array of outside vendors will be there to sell crafts, hand-crafted jewelry, books (some rare) and more.  All the proceeds will support local and global charities.

The UMW needs lots of help for this event! Please bring non-perishable donations to the Colonial Room off the Sanford Davis Room the week of the flea market starting on Wednesday after 5 p.m, No electronics please!

Homemade baked goods are also appreciated and can be delivered Friday or early Saturday. Please wrap in saleable units, e.g., four cookies per bag.

To volunteer for sorting/pricing, set up, staffing tables, clean up, contact Lori Pantaleo or try the link below — or call the office. Even if you don’t regularly come to UMW meetings, consider lending a hand. It’s a wonderful opportunity get to know the women in the church and to meet people in the community.


Baked Goods (wrapped for sale) Please note if they contain nuts.

Thurs. afternoon sorting/pricing

Thurs. evening sorting/pricing

Friday afternoon sorting/pricing

Friday evening sorting/pricing

Sat. help 8-10

Sat. help 10-12

Sat. help 12-2

Sat. help 2-4

Feel Free to sign up for multiple slots. Contact Lori at the above email address or try signing up at

Circle of Friends meets November 10

Hymns and Christian songs enrich our lives and faith — here’s a chance to learn more about them, when Dr. Karen Fanta Zumbrunn shares stories and tunes at the Circle of Friends2015 11 circle of friends meeting on Tuesday, November 10, at 10:30 a.m. at PUMC’s Fellowship Hall.

All PUMC women are invited to attend — and bring your friends! Please note that the meeting is NOT at the usual venue.  Bring your own lunch. Dessert will be provided.

Known for her swinging foot-tapping style, Karen’s nickname is “Dr. Jazz.”  With degrees from Ohio State, Harvard, and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, Karen has always been a working jazz musician. She performed at the Blue Note in Paris with well-known European and American musicians and has recorded two CDs.

As a Christian and a  longtime member of PUMC, she has been a Sunday School teacher and is a regular volunteer reading tutor in Trenton at TASK. She shares her enthusiastic music with our church, at Vacation Bible School and for Advent family celebrations, and she for two years she was director of music at Kingston UMC.

So — join us in song!  Requests will be taken. There will be no wrong notes in this program!

The Gospel According to Calypso

2015 apr catherine preaching

Many value the Calypso – the indigenous music of Trinidad and Tobago –  exclusively as tourist or Carnival entertainment, says  Catherine Williams, pastoral care assistant.

“However there is much that is akin to preaching in this genre, and the calypsonians themselves would be the first to admit it,” says Catherine. She returned to her home country of Trinidad & Tobago to research her doctoral thesis. “It was my delight to discover anew this cultural gem from my country of origin, and to use it as a lens through which to focus on local preaching.”

Catherine will speak at the Circle of Friends meeting on Tuesday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Rocky Hill’s Trinity Church. The Circle of Friends, part of United Methodist Women, meets bimonthly. RSVP to 609-924-2613 and big a bag lunch; beverage and dessert will be provided. All women are welcome.

A January class of Homiletics students at the West Indies School of Theology in Trinidad and Tobago.