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CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS


Welcome Potluck Luncheon [Sunday, July 16 – Fellowship Hall]

Church Council invites you to a potluck Fellowship Luncheon after worship on Sunday, July 16. At this time, we’ll have the opportunity to start getting to know Ginny and Trey through good conversation and food! 

  •  Church Council will bring the “stuff to make sandwiches” 
  •  We ask the congregation to bring the following 
    •  Last name starting with A-G — Dessert 
    •  Last name starting with H-O — Salad/side dish (green, pasta, potato, etc.) 
    •  Last name starting with P-Z — appetizers/snacks (carrots/dip, hummus, guacamo-le & chips, etc) 

Questions? Contact Tracey Feick-Lee. 


Summer Gatherings in July to Meet Ginny & Trey (and Skitch, too)

Join us in smaller groups to get to know our pastoral staff in settings designed for conversation and fun. Snacks/dessert will be provided. 

  • Friday, July 21, 7pm – Home of Tracey & TJ Lee – Plainsboro
  • Sunday, July 23 at 1:30pm – Home of Sharon & John DiStase **Pool Party—bring suit & towel** – Rocky Hill
  • Friday, July 28, 7pm – Home of Susan and Vasanth Victor – Princeton Junction 
  • Sunday, July 30, 1:30pm – Home of Ed Sproles – Lawrenceville 

RSVP to one of the above events by July 20 by signing up on the sheets in the Sanford Davis Room, by emailing or by calling Iona Harding.


Summer Pickup Choir

“Come, Christians, join to sing!!!” If you are in town and love to sing, join the Summer Pickup Choir 

Dates are 7/2, 7/16, 8/6, 8/20, and 9/3. 

We will meet at 9am on the Sunday. No extra rehearsals, come little early before the morning service to sing. Everyone is welcome.


Just Count one-two-three! Handbell Open House

Do you have a secret longing to play handbells? Being able to count with handbells is more important than for any other instrument. But it is not as hard as it looks, as long as you can count 1-2-3 and 1-2-3-4. 

I’m offering an opportunity to experience playing hand-bells, says Hyosang Park, who is a nationally known hand-bell artist. She soothes your doubts: “Maybe you always wanted to try, but you were afraid to make mistakes, you were intimidated, or you thought you were not a musical person. After naming all these reasons that you shouldn’t be in a handbell choir, if you still hear a voice in your heart saying ‘I would love to learn how to play the bells just for fun,’ I encourage you to try it out. There is no obligation to join the bell choir, yet you would be most welcome. Just come and have some FUN! Looking forward to seeing you!” Choose a time for a 60-minute session July 23, July 30, August 20 or August 27 after the 10 a.m. worship service. Please RSVP to hyosang@princetonumc.org. 


Signup For UMC of Greater New Jersey Digest

To get the UMC GNJ conference newsletter by email, go to https://www.gnjumc.org/the-gnj-digest/newsletter-signup.


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 www.princetonumc.org 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. CONTACT: (609) 924-2613


Giving And Donations


Reading Donations for T.A.S.K
Please donate your gently used paperbacks and magazines to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. No catalogs please. Drop-off box is outside the Church Office.


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)princetonumc.org.


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 for Service


Acolytes – All 5th-7th graders are encouraged to join our acolyte team. We will be serving each Sunday during the school year at the 9:30 am service. Sign up in the Sanford Davis Room or email your name, grade and contact email address to acolytes@princetonumc.org.


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 either the 9:30 or 11:00 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.  CONTACT: Lori P.


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: coffee-hour@princetonumc.org


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