Church Announcements Giving And Donations Opportunities For Service


Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, and our goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. We believe all people have God given worth and dignity. 100% of designated donations go directly to the project donors specify.

UMCOR is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many victims of Hurricane Harvey. Want to help? Send your donation to the office and include in the memo of your check: UMCOR #901670 Harvey

Supporting Refugees

Please join the Outreach Committee in supporting Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Committee’s project to purchase a housing unit in Princeton! A PUMC family has generously offered to match dollar for dollar, up to $5000, the funds we raise. PUMC can be the place that launches this important effort to welcome a refugee family to our town. Donate by check in the Sunday collections, noting “refugee resettlement” on the check

Phoebe Quaynor joins PUMC as Director of Christian Education

We are happy to announce that Phoebe Quaynor will join PUMC as Director of Christian Education effective September 1, 2017. Phoebe will serve in this role for the next year. Phoebe has been a part of our church community for the last few years, serving as a seminary intern, confirmation instructor, worship leader and guest preacher. Phoebe received her Master’s Degree in Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary. Phoebe is devoted to spiritual formation and is called to the vocation of Christian education. This summer, she has been teaching reading comprehension through the Institute of Reading Development to 4th graders through adults, helping them develop a lifelong love of reading. Phoebe is also an adjunct faculty member at Pillar College. We have been blessed this year to have Rachel Callender and Rachel Davis step in to support Christian Education. And we are blessed to have Phoebe Quaynor now take on this role. Please welcome Phoebe, as she adjusts to this new role within our congregation.

Threads of Hope Clothing Closet – Volunteers and Donations Needed

All age volunteers needed for one Saturday a month. We are also looking for a committed crew of 4+ people to help divide the leadership responsibilities of this worthwhile outreach of PUMC at Chambers UMC on Liberty Street in Trenton. High school teens may earn service hours for school or scouts, while helping the needy in Trenton. Middle school and younger students are welcome to help accompanied by an adult. Please contact Carla MacGuigan at with questions or to volunteer. Donations may be placed in the nursery closet labeled Threads. 

Upcoming Dates: Saturdays Sept. 10, Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9. Volunteers arrive about 9:15 and work until 11:15. Clients come to the closet from 10-11. 

Donations Needed: diapers in all sizes, children’s and men’s clothing, Halloween costumes, bed sheets, towels, blankets, children’s books.

PUMC’s Got Talent

Have you thought about a great idea? Participate in our modern version of the Parable of the Talents! We encourage you and your family to become engaged in this project and use your special talents as an expression of your uniqueness and service. For information and to make a request for seed funds, contact Doug Fullman.

Signup For UMC of Greater New Jersey Digest

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Stay Connected
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Stephen MinistryStephenMinistryLogo

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)

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.  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:

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!

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