Relationships & Faith — Part 3: A Mile in My Shoes
Join us for an all-church exploration of social justice issues. Our themes for 2020 will be Economic Disparity and Women’s Rights.
This year’s program will bring some new approaches. Our five-part series will include a book by Trevor Hudson, “A Mile in My Shoes,” which focuses on “a challenging imperative to pay attention all around us and ….respond to the liv-ing Christ in our midst.” We will end the series with an experiential learning experience. Join us for a potluck and kickoff on Sunday, February 2 following service.
Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult and painful experiences in life. Grief over a divorce can be as significant and long lasting as we would expect with any loss of this magnitude. We at PUMC care about all who have faced this life challenge and would like to of-fer a support group for those who are going through or have gone through a divorce. If you would be interested in participating in such a group please contact Pastor Ginny at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office and let our office manager, Debbie Blok, know of your interest. If we have sufficient interest, we will start the group in February.
A new group for PUMC members and friends who are 65 and up will be starting this coming February. Meeting twice a month, Senior Sages will explore the relationship of our Christian faith and heritage and the realities, joys and challenges of being older adults. Through some readings, jour-naling, conversation, laughter and, perhaps tears, we will share stories, talk with God, and grow closer through sharing our own life’s journey in the context of our faith journey. I look forward to seeing you there! Look for more details to follow.
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.
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 LaVerna Albury.
Giving And 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
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)
We are collecting the following items:
vitamin bottles, salty snack bags, cereal bags and liners, GoGo Squeez and similar squeezable snacks, beauty care items (shampoo, conditioner, makeup, etc.) , deodorant, mouthwash, toothbrushes, foil-lined granola bar wrappers, febreze packaging of all kinds including aerosol bottles.
If you have any questions, please email asp-planning-team-pumcgroup(at)princetonumc.org.
Save your McCaffery’s receipts! 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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 princetoncornerstone.org.
Greeters – Join in a ministry of hospitality by greeting at the exterior doors before Sunday Worship. Contact: church office email@example.com | 609-924-2613