PINELANDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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WORSHIP / FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


  • FACEBOOK / WEBSITE - LIVE - 9:00 am
  • WORSHIP @ BATSTO - 9:00 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL @ BATSTO - 9:00 am
  • COFFEE & FELLOWSHIP @ BATSTO - 10:00 am
  • WORSHIP @ GREENBANK - 10:30 am
  • LUNCH BREAK BIBLE STUDY @ BATSTO - NOON


  • FOOD PANTRY @ NESCO -MONDAYS - 4-7 PM
  • FISHING CLUB ~ FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH 7:00 pm @ The BRIDELS HOUSE
  • DECEMBER "POP UP" SMALL GROUP @ BATSTO CHURCH - THURSDAYS - 7:00 pm
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COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS...

JOIN US CHRISTMAS EVE AT PINELANDS

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FIND IT IN THE BIBLE:

4th Sunday of Advent

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CHURCH EVENTS:

OPERATION STUFF YOUR JEEP @ BATSTO VILLAGE

A special thank you to PINE BARREN VENOM JEEP CLUB and NJ STATE PARK POLICE, without them we could never help so many families during Thanksgiving or Christmas every year.


PBVJC delivered over 40 turkeys and several JEEP loads of non-parishable food to Mullica School before Thanksgiving to make sure Mullica Families had dinner on the table. We gave out turkeys and meals to over 60 families this year, including several local veterans (heroes). We are so very blessed to live in a community with such big hearts and who care deeply for each other.


In December, PBVJC gathered on a freezing Saturday morning in BATSTO VILLAGE and hosted OPERATION STUFF YOUR JEEP. They collected over $1200 to purchase toys, they challenged other JEEP CLUBS to STUFF THEIR JEEPS WITH TOYS...they got it done for over 100 kids this year! I'm still getting phone calls from families in need. Thank you to everyone that participated in OPERATION STUFF YOUR JEEP. It was such a blessing to watch JEEPS DRIVE UP and give gifts to help our families in the community. BLESSED! Thank you Rick Maxie for coordinating the troops and helping Mullica / Washington Township Shine!

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ELVES ASSEMBLE!

Big Delivery from NJ STATE PARK POLICE & LOCAL BUSINESSES

I've alway believed that you support your local businesses and here's the why!


First, they have been collecting toys, bikes, food since Thanksgiving for our little community. Second, they don't even ask for a thank you or recognition; they just want kids to have a GREAT Christmas (but I'm going to give them recognition ). Third, they united and delivered everything last Sunday to BATSTO CHURCH! Santa's Elves live right here in our community! What an awesome town to live in!


On Sunday, our church family gathered early in time to accept all of these deliveries. NJ STATE PARK POLICE brought a trailer full of toys and bikes to be distributed, 2162 toys to be exact (not including bikes). Thank you to Felicia and Angel for counting them all. BOONDOCKS MARKET AND GRILL (GO BUY LUNCH OR DINNER THERE) loaded up a trailer, supplied by a another local resident, and delivered over 24 bikes and boxes (and boxes) of helmets and toys. We received 44 bikes this Christmas. NESCO LIQUOR STORE (GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS) delivered BOXES (and boxes) of toys and bikes! NESCO ALL SPORTMEN HUNTING CLUB delivered BOXES (and boxes) of toys and bikes! Local residents were dropping off brand new clothing, bags of toys, things for teenagers (things that they like) and food...ALL DAY LONG! IT was an amazing SUNDAY and if you didn't come to see for yourselves you wouldn't believe all these people (residents), coming together, in action to make CHRISTMAS WISHES COME TRUE! I truly believe in miracles and goodness. If you missed it this year...mark it on your calendar for next year. SEEING GOODNESS makes your heart burst! Spreads joy and happiness too! I'm so thankful to be part of such an important mission.


Behind the scenes there are so many other businesses and organizations that make Christmas complete for the kids in our town. I'm going to try not to forget any of them! Thank you to teachers, parents, church members and residents of Mullica Township for picking tags from our GIVING TREE and buying some personal items (clothes, socks, something special) for each child (we marry in the random toys delivered on Sunday to give each child a trashbag - TRASHBAG - full of Christmas Cheer). DOLLAR GENERAL in ELWOOD (on the WHP) delivered many BOXES FULL of toys for our kids. THANK YOU SO MUCH DOLLAR GENERAL - GO SHOP THERE! The MULLICA TOWNSHIP PTA supplied gift cards for teenagers. Most teens got 2 if not 3 gift cards! Amazing! JOIN THE PTA! VOLUNTEER WITH THE PTA! Mullica Township Education Association had money donated to shop for kids whose tags were not taken. They were able to purchase a couple of personal items for each student to add to their bag of toys. Community members, AA AUTO SALVAGE, donated a check to put towards the giving tree, with that we were able to buy a LARGE BOYS BIKE and adult helmet to be given to a family who has no transportation. All three of their children received bikes, mom and dad were so very thankful. This gave them transportation! I know I'm forgetting others to thank...it's not my intention (it's this 50 + year old brain).


It didn't stop there...CHURCH ELVES ASSEMBLED and worked HARD for DAYS! Friday night was our final pick up by very grateful families. These special people gave A LOT OF TIME and spent days and nights sorting and bagging wishes for kids! They know who they are and they are very much appreciated. I will not give them shout outs here (they don't want to be acknowledged... YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE but THANK YOU to all the ELVES (ANGELS) that worked hard all week, a week before Christmas, YOU worked hard for STRANGERS! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! It made a difference for so many people! It would not have gotten done without YOU ALL!

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ADVENT Week 4 TODAY

DECEMBER 18 ~ TODAY ~ NOON

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"POP UP" SMALL GROUP STUDY ~ KEEPING THE "CALM" IN CHRISTMAS

This Thursday Night ~ WEEK 4

DECEMBER 22 ~ 7:00 PM

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ALL IS BRIGHT ~ THURSDAYS in DECEMBER

We'll begin this Thursday on December 1st...and color our way through Christmas using a fun devotional "All is Bright". This is a no frills, no pressure, come as you are group bible study for adults. We will do some coloring, write some cards, wrap some gifts, maybe do a craft or two. We will meet for the 5 Thursdays in December. The focus is on bringing calmness to the Christmas crazies. This group study will help clear our minds and prepare our hearts for a time that GOD came to live as one of us as BABY JESUS. Literally a night of STRESS FREE FELLOWSHIP! Mark it on your CALENDAR!


THURSDAYS IN DECEMBER ~ 7:00 PM ~ BATSTO CHURCH BUILDING!


Any questions speak to Liz Rabush.

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NEW FISHING GROUP MEETS ~ FIRST WEDNESDAY

NEXT MEETING ~ January 4th

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER...

'Tis a busy time of year...Keep those dates straight!

MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR:

  • DEC 18 - ADVENT BIBLE STUDY - WEEK 4 @ BATSTO - NOON

  • DEC 22 - "POP UP" SMALL GROUP - ALL IS BRIGHT @ BATSTO - 7:00 PM

  • DEC 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE BATSTO - 5:00 PM

  • DEC 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE GREEN BANK - 7:00 PM

  • DEC 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE NESCO - 11:00 PM

  • DEC 25 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!

  • DEC 25 - ONE WORSHIP SERVICE - BATSTO - 10:00 AM

  • DEC 29 - "POP UP" SMALL GROUP - ALL IS BRIGHT @ BATSTO - 7:00 PM

  • JAN 1 - USUAL WORSHIP SERVICES - BATSTO 9:00 AM / GREEN BANK 10:30 AM

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"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." --Philippians 4:6 ESV


Pastor Dave Carber

Frances Ernwood

Barbara Kurowski

Wilma Brown

Linda Hirst

Margie Cochran

Bill & Linda Green

Sean Plasket

Kathy Simpkins

McCartney Family

Marge Clifton

Barbara Ford

Anastasia Keno

Joseph Newton

Anna Walker

Chris & Ryder Rabush

Stephen, Greg, Nikolas Lister

Denise

Jerry

Tom Rheault

Sue Oberski

Bob R

Brian Plasket

John Allebach Sr.

Robin Green (Mourning her husband)

Nicholas Cellini (Serious Motorcycle Accident)

Paul Cowan

Emily Brill (Injury)

Dave Dixon (Parkinson's Disease)

Baby James William (Born 32 wks)

Hayley needs prayer

Gary Brill

Kaitlin DeLucca (US AIR FORCE)

Tiernan James (US COAST GUARD)

Max Lister (US ARMY)

Riley James (US MARINES)

Billy Cheatham (US MARINES)

Our President & Military

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GOD WINKS...

TOYS THAT WERE DONATED!

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Please send me your God Winks by THURSDAY NIGHT....

Can't figure out how to add them below...I'm fine with pictures via TEXT @ 609-412-5918
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WHATS HAPPENING AROUND THE TOWN?

EGG HARBOR CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE

DECEMBER 17

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Egg Harbor City is happy to announce this year's Holiday Parade on the Avenue! We will hold the parade on December 17, 2022 with Step Off being promptly at 6:00 PM.

Line up will still be on the 500 Block of London Avenue starting at 5:00pm.

The parade route will be a little different this year going down Claudius Street toward Philadelphia avenue, Right on Philadelphia Avenue then proceed to Arago Street. Right on Arago Street toward Liverpool Avenue, then back to City Hall, to complete the parade.

The main stage will be located on the 300 Block across from Zion Lutheran Church.

We do ask if you are performing, you plan on doing something small and quick, at random spots along the route, for the residents to enjoy while waiting for the parade to pass.

We are looking to make this year’s parade amazing!!!

If you are interested in being in the parade please email eggharborcitychristmasparade@gmail.com

Can't wait to see everyone there!!!!

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Pinelands United Methodist Church

PASTOR DAVE CARBER: pastorcarber@yahoo.com


WORSHIP THIS WEEK:


BATSTO CHURCH - 9:00 am

BATSTO SUNDAY SCHOOL (Age 3+) - 9:00 am

FACEBOOK LIVE / PINELANDS UMC - 9:00 am

GREEN BANK CHURCH - 10:30 am

LUNCH BREAK BIBLE STUDY - BATSTO - 12:00 pm