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CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS


Community Thanksgiving Service [Thursday, November 23 | Princeton University Chapel]

Join us Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 23 at 11:00 am as we gather with our brothers and sisters in the religious community here in Princeton to give thanks to God for our many blessings. The service is held in Princeton University Chapel and is sponsored by The Princeton Clergy Association and The Office of Religious Life, Princeton University.


This is My Story

We are in the middle of our “This My Story” pledge campaign to underwrite our 2018 budget year. You may make a pledge by using the pledge card that was mailed to you and either place it in the collection plate or mail it to the church. Additional pledge cards can be found in the folder at the end of the pew. Your financial support will go a long way towards providing for the many ministries of PUMC.


Are you experiencing the Christmas Blues? 

The joy of Christmas can turn into a time of painful loneliness and emptiness for those who have suffered a loss or who are going through a difficult time. But help is available. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and support you through the holidays and as long as your need persists. If you or someone you know is hurting, find out more about Stephen Ministry by talking with Gerri Fowler or LaVerna Albury. Our Stephen Ministers are there to care!


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


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 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.  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


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 office@princetonumc.org | 609-924-2613