Church Announcements Giving And Donations Opportunities For Service


“The Encouragers” [Sunday: April 22, May 6 & 20, June 3 | 11:30 am | Fellowship Hall]

You are invited to a four-session interactive study written and led by Pastor Gerri. In each session we will investigate the meaning of who we are as the Body of Jesus Christ called PUMC, using a different scriptural story each time we meet. We begin April 22 with “Wrestling with our Identity” concerning Jacob’s struggle with the night visitor in Genesis 32:22-32, as the basis for our discussion. There is no preparation necessary.

ASP Dinner and Auction [Friday, May 4 | 7 pm | Fellowship Hall]

The annual ASP dinner and auction will be held on Friday, May 4 at 7 pm in the fellowship hall. Ticket price is $10 per person or $30 for a family. Tickets can be purchased from any of the ASP youth on Sunday mornings after the service. Come prepared to have a fabulous evening and to support this worthwhile cause. All proceeds will support the ASP mission trip to Tennessee.

Mission Trip to Puerto Rico -Information Session [Sunday, April 29 | 11:30 am – Sanford Davis Room]

The Outreach Committee is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring a PUMC mission trip to Puerto Rico this fall under the auspices of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. Current plans are to travel to Puerto Rico and work for 7-8 days sometime in September or October. An information session will be held for all interested after the service on Sunday, April 29 in the Sanford-Davis room. Karen Longo-Baldwin, Chair of the committee, will lead the meeting assisted by Ginny Cetuk

Proposed Travel to the Holy Land  [November 2018]

Time to get ready for the proposed Travel with PUMC family and friends to the Holy Land – November  2018
Having celebrated Easter, we can now refocus on the exciting  upcoming PUMC proposed Holy Land trip planned for 7-15 November  2018.  Group space has already been reserved for PUMC and the deadline for booking into the group is fast approaching in early May.  

The itinerary details and costs of the Holy Land travel can also be accessed here.

Detailed brochures are also available in the Sanford Davis Room and in the Church office. Interested individuals should complete the form in the center of the tour brochure and leave at church office or give it to Emelia Timpo.
For additional inquiries or questions, please contact Emelia Timpo at

Library News

Make a New Year’s Resolution to check out the PUMC library!  There are lots of interesting, inspiring good reads color-coded by topic:  spirituality, biography, death and dying, and (of course) John Wesley, to name a few.  The library is conveniently located in the hall near the Sanford Davis room, so come in during coffee hour to browse.  Come check it out—and check out a book, too! 

Stay Connected
Let the office know if you aren’t getting the newsletter in your email, and feel free to pick up a hard copy in the narthex.  Check “news and events” on or subscribe to the website’s blog. Or “like us” on Facebook (Princeton United Methodist Church). If social media isn’t your thing, check the bulletin board on the second floor for printouts of blog posts. The first floor bulletin board, near the office, has member news.

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No One is untouched! At some point everyone faces a period of crisis, transition or difficulty. During these times one can receive great benefit from a caring relationship with someone who will faithfully listen, empathize, pray with and for them, and encourage them with Christ’s love and care. Our PUMC Stephen Ministers are available to provide prayerful, listening, Christ-centered care. Find out more about Stephen Ministry by talking with Gerri Fowler or LaVerna Albury.

Giving And Donations

Clothing Donations
Your gently used and no longer needed clothing is a welcome gift to those struggling with self-sufficiency in our area. Trenton Rescue Mission, Cornerstone Community Kitchen and other agencies appreciate your thoughtfulness. Donations can be dropped off in the community storage room.

Arm in Arm Food Donations (Formerly The Crisis Ministry) [Sanctuary]
Heart healthy, non-perishable food items are collected for Arm in Arm (formerly Crisis Ministry), in the shopping carts under the stairwell on the lower level.

Personal Care Items  [Connection Point – Big Blue Tub]
Soap, shampoo, tooth paste and other personal care items are needed by families in transition. Agencies throughout Mercer County who provide shelter and support to families in need are grateful for PUMC’s ongoing support.

TerraCycle (ASP Recycling Fundraiser)

Items collected include:

  1. Hair care packaging: shampoo bottles and caps, conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray bottles and triggers,  and hair plastic jars and caps.
  2. Skin care packaging: lip balm tubes, face soap dispensers and tubes, face lotion bottles, tubes and plastic jars, body wash containers, soap tubes and dispensers, body lotion dispensers and bottles, shaving foam tubes (No Cans), and hand lotion bottles and tubes.
  3. Cosmetic packaging: lipstick cases, lip gloss tubes, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, bronzer cases, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eye shadow tubes, concealer sticks, and lip liner pencils.
  4. This is in addition to collecting drink pouches and cores, salty snack bags, cereal bags/liners and energy/granola bar wrappers.
  5. Mouthwash bottles and caps, Deodorant containers and caps, Toothpaste tubes and caps, Soap packaging, Floss containers and Toothbrushes.

If you have any questions, please email asp-planning-team-pumcgroup(at)

McCaffery’s Sales Slips
Save your McCaffery’s sales slips! McCaffery’s donates a percentage of  the total to Arm in Arm (formerly Crisis Ministry).

Opportunities to Serve

Acolytes – All 5th-7th graders are encouraged to join our acolyte team. We will be serving each Sunday during the school year at 10 am. Sign up in the Sanford Davis Room or email your name, grade and contact email address to

Altar Guild – Looking for a way to get more involved in the life of our church, but are limited on time? Consider serving on the Altar Guild! Volunteers help out at the 10 am service, volunteer commitments are flexible. Preparing the sanctuary for worship is a meaningful way to contribute your time and talents to PUMC. Training provided.

Altar Flower Sign Up

Please consider donating altar flowers in honor or memory of a loved one or event. The sign up sheet is in the Sanford Davis room, or you may contact Beth Griner.

Coffee Hour Hosts – Looking for hosts. Please add your name to the list on the coffee table. Many Thanks in anticipation of your help. Contact:

Cornerstone Kitchen Volunteers

A few highly desirable volunteer positions are available for service once a month at the Wednesday evening (4:30-6:30 pm)  meal service. You would join a team led by a PUMC member you probably already know, and be responsible for serving the actual food onto china plates to be delivered to our guests by other volunteers. Fun, rewarding, only once a month, and no homework!
For more information visit

Contact: Larry Apperson

Greeters – Join in a ministry of hospitality by greeting at the exterior doors before Sunday Worship. Contact: church office | 609-924-2613