Announcements

 

Church Announcements Giving And Donations Opportunities For Service


CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS


Princeton Period Project
It’s one of the best-kept secrets in our community and others: the need for feminine hygiene products (tampons and pads) for girls and women who don’t have easy, reliable, affordable access to them.
While most girls and women (and their family members) take this access for granted, not having these products can be embarrassing and limiting – and cause potential health risks.
Please join with us to fix this simple problem. Click Here to Help!


New Princeton Parking Meters

Princeton has replaced its existing parking meter hardware with new smart parking meters and pay stations, providing more payment options than ever before for its 1,100 metered parking spaces. The new parking meters and pay stations will accept coins, credit cards, and mobile payment. Payment can also be made using the new Park Princeton app (Download app from Apple Store or Google Play). More details can be found here.


Winter Coat Collection

Princeton Police will once again be conducting their annual coat drive. Clean winter coats in good condition for both adults and children can be dropped off in the lobby of the Communications Center on valley road or at the PUMC clothing closet.


2019 Upper Room Disciplines

Reading and reflecting on scripture is a spiritual practice that provides daily inspiration and spiritual nourishment for those who seek God. Each reading in The Upper Room Disciplines includes a selected scripture passage, a meditation on the scripture, and a prayer or suggestion for reflection. Call or email the office to order a copy.


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 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.


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. 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)

We are collecting the following items:

vitamin bottles and supplement packaging (new), 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.


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 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 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: coffee-hour@princetonumc.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 office@princetonumc.org | 609-924-2613