Traces of Grace
Sunday Morning Worship
In-Person Worship Service
Welcome back to our Sunday morning Worship Service! Sunday morning service begins at 10am, but If you can't make it in person, we will still be livestreaming the service, which you can view from the link on our website.
Join us for our Sunday morning Communion service, as Pastor Sam leads us in Worship. Living with Real Peace is the title of the message that Pastor Sam will be delivering, using God's word in Philippians 4:4-9.
The link to access the livestream will be available on our website at fumccollingswood.org, where you’ll also be able to view a recording of the service throughout the week.
Worship Service Update:
Starting on June 6th, we will be relaxing our COVID protocols based on new guidelines released by the CDC and the State of NJ:
- Pre-registration is no longer required to attend our services in-person, but Sign-In for attendance purposes is needed.
- Temperatures will not be taken.
- Seating in the sanctuary will be relaxed to every other pew. (instead of every 3rd pew)
- All pews will once again have a pew pad.
- Hymnals & Bibles will be available in all pews.
- Masks will no longer be required.
NOTE: The decision whether to wear a mask or not is an intensely personal one. We request that everyone participating in our services respect one another's personal decision regarding masks. If you see someone wearing a mask, please be sure to keep your distance as you approach that individual. If you choose to wear a mask and remain distanced from others, our Welcome Team will do their best to accommodate that request.
We will continue to live-stream the service as well, so if you are not yet comfortable in a public setting, we understand and invite you to join us virtually through the website. The building will also be available - on a scheduled basis - for use by various small groups.
Please contact Pat Gunning for building availability.
Options for Women - "Baby Bottle" Collection
Our "Baby Bottle" collection to support Options for Women, a pregnancy care center, in Cherry Hill, NJ, has begun and will continue until June 20th. You can pick up your Baby Bottle(s) before or after our Sunday Service. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Boswell. To find out more about Options for Women, be sure to check out their website at optionscherryhill.org.
Summer Camp Days - "Lots of Fun"
For all children, Pre-K to Grade 6, Summer Camp Days are coming soon! Beginning 10:00-11:30am, outside behind the church, we will have a Bible story, games, prizes, a craft or two and a snack! There may even be a Carnival Day and a Water Balloon fight- you won't want to miss it!!
Mark the dates on your calendar:
Wednesday, June 30th Thursday, August 5th
Wednesday, July 14th Thursday, August 19th
*Any questions please call Miss Pat -(856)962-8010
Special Charge Conference
On Monday, June 7th, beginning promptly at 6:30pm, there will be held, via ZOOM, a special Charge Conference. District Superintendent Glenn Conaway will facilitate a "short" Charge Conference to set our incoming Pastor's salary and health benefits. If you would like to be included in this Zoom meeting, please call or email Carol Doron (SPR Chair) no later than June 1st.
Berean & Forum Sunday School Class
To all members of the Berean and Forum Sunday School Class - please note that we will be resuming our class in September 2021.
If you are looking for a good Sunday School class, you are welcome to attend! If you have any questions please contact Karry Corbitt.
During our service on Sunday, June 13th, we will be awarding Student Scholarships .
We will also be honoring our Senior Pastor Sam and Lisa for all they have done for us over the past 13 years of service here at First Church! SPR will be presenting to them our "love gifts" and tokens of our appreciation. After the service, there will be a walk -through reception, in the church parlor, to bid them "farewell"! We hope you will be able to join us!
Pastor Sam and Lisa have recently accepted a new assignment, at the Woodstown Asbury United Methodist Church, in Woodstown, NJ, for this upcoming year. They are grateful for watching God's hand at work. They ask that we continue to pray for Pastor Scott and Meg Rambo and their family in this pastoral transition.
Sermon Series - Real Living
Please join us in our sermon series called, Real Living. During these next two months we are going to learn some powerful truths about how living like Christ makes all the difference. What a great way to reflect on Christ together! Join us as we journey through the book of Philippians and learn how to really live!
April 18 - Living Is All About Jesus - Philippians 1:1-11
April 25 - What Are You Living For? - Philippians 1:12-26
May 2 - Living with Real Humility - Philippians 1:27-2:4
May 9 - Mother's Day
May 16 - Living with the Attitude of Christ - Philippians 2:5-18
May 23 - Living with Real Mercy - Philippians 2:19-30
May 30 - Praise and Worship...Living with Real Hope - Philippians 3:1-16
June 6 - Living with Real Peace - Philippians 4:4-9
June 13 - Graduation Sunday
June 20 - Living with Real Contentment - Philippians 4:10-23
We're still actively seeking an Office Manager (aka Church Secretary). If you know of anyone who has moderate computer skills, good organizational skills, and a heart for Jesus, who might be interested in this paid position, please ask them to contact Carol Doron at the email listed below...
Office Manager for FUMC Collingswood
Tuesday - Friday
9am - 2pm
If interested, please contact Carol Doron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Verse of the Month - June 2021
As we continue studying Philippians through our sermon series called "Real Living", our verse of the month reminds us that there is a higher calling we are reaching for, as we press on and live every moment of every day, for Christ!
We are privileged to announce the appointment of Scott Rambo, as our new Senior Pastor!
Scott is husband to Meg and dad to four boys; Tim, Ben, Josiah and Eli. He grew up in South Jersey, graduated from Asbury College with a B.A. in Media Communications and earned an M.Div. from Wesley Biblical Seminary. Scott has served at Trinity UMC, in Mullica Hill, since 2017, as an associate Pastor. Prior to joining the staff at Trinity, Scott and Meg served in Uganda with World Gospel Mission. He loves to see people engage their faith and be empowered to respond to God's work in their lives. Scott is a reader, runner, guitarist, Philly sports fan, coffee lover and rides a motorcycle.
We thank God for His provision and we welcome the Rambo Family,
as they begin their ministry here at First UMC on July 1st.
We praise God and thank Him for all the prayers that have been answered throughout this challenging time and also:
** For His provision of furnishings for the parsonage.
** For His guidance and direction during our Pastoral
** For all God is doing, even in the smallest of details!
** For the Alber Family, as they are able to gather together to
celebrate the life of their mother, Betty, in a Memorial
service to be held in July.
Philippians 4:6 tells us:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Our "Prayers on the Porch" are still happening every Monday through Thursday at noon at 638 Park Ave. Feel free to come out and join us if you can!
Please continue to pray for...our homebound members; our church members who are in need of spiritual, emotional and financial care; any families and relationships that have been strained during this time... the list is long, but God is BIG!
Please pray for the following:
- Pastor Sam - recovering well
- Nicholas Ferrara(Grandson of Charles)-recently deployed to Saudi Arabia.
- Mike Malloy - medical challenges
- Michelle Conover - doing better with medical issues
- Joy, Craig, Claire and Neil Evans - continued prayers for Joy and family for strength during this journey.
- Arnie Arnold - challenges with breathing
- Sharon Bailey -medical issues as she recovers from surgeries
- Mary Mondatsos - heart and cancer concerns
- Gus Mondatsos - back issues
- Joel & Kay Shannon
- Colleen Butterwick(Neil Kinky's sister)-medical tests went well.
- Options for Women - a faith-based pregnancy care center
- Ahiz & Joyce Toure - their baby girl, Nyameye, is getting stronger each day.
- Our new Pastor - Scott Rambo, his wife Meg and his family
- Pastor Sam & Lisa's new positions in Woodstown.
- God's provision for a new Office Manager
- SPR - as we continue to transition to a new Pastor & staffing
- Missions & Evangelism - Leadership and new Treasurer needed.
- God’s hand upon our country and for all of our leaders
If you have any other prayer concerns or ways we can serve you please let us know. We desire to journey with you.
Remember, you are loved!
In His Grace,
Pastor Sam and the Staff