Stephen Ministry Training [Saturday, July 13 & August 3 | 9 am – 2 pm]
Princeton UMC is looking for caring individuals willing to walk alongside those journeying through difficult times. You will receive training, support, and supervision. You will listen, pray and share Christ’s love. Stephen Ministers sow the seeds of God’s grace and mercy in their care receivers and are nurtured in their own walk with God. For more information, see the brochure in the pew folder . If you are interested in serving our Beloved Community as a Stephen Minister, or if you have questions, please contact Pastor Ginny or LaVerna Albury.
Nursery Care Lead and Volunteers
We are looking for a paid Nursery Care Lead as well as volunteers to help out in the nursery once every 4-6 weeks. If you know of a candidate for the Nursery Care Lead or would like to volunteer to help in the nursery, please contact Iona.
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