Traces of Grace
Sunday Morning Worship
In-Person Worship Service
Welcome back to our Sunday morning Worship Service! If you'd like to join us in person for worship on Sunday morning at 10am, please visit our website to register. 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 service as Pat Gunning delivers a Mother's Day message. You won't want to miss it!
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.
In-Person Gatherings Have Returned
As of March 14th, we have returned to the Phase 1 guidelines of our church re-opening plan. We look forward to seeing you again in person at Sunday morning services! 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.
For more information regarding the policies/procedures surrounding our re-opening, and to pre-register for a service, please visit the Re-Opening page of our website at fumccollingswood.org/reopening.
Options for Women - "Baby Bottle" Collection
Beginning on May 9th, we will once again be having our "Baby Bottle" collection to support Options for Women, a pregnancy care center, in Cherry Hill, NJ. You can pick up your Baby Bottle before or after our Sunday Service and be sure to check out their website for other important needs. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Boswell.
To All Children!
Miss Pat wants all children to be "on the look-out"
for upcoming events that are being planned! More
information will be coming soon!
If you would like to help "spruce up" the flower beds of the parsonage on Park Ave., mulch and man/woman power is needed! The Welcome Team, helping in the transition of our Pastors, will be weeding and mulching around the parsonage soon, so if you would like to be a part of this effort and/or can donate mulch, please contact either Carol Doron or Kathy McGaurn by May 21st.
Reminder for Scholarship Applicants
The Scholarship Committee would like to remind all students who are interested in applying for a Student Scholarship that they need to submit their completed application to the church office no later than Sunday, May 16th, 2021. Applications can be obtained in the church office, Tues. through Friday.
Sermon Series - Real Living
Please join us for a new 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 after Easter, in a time of transition. 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 - May 2021
As we continue through our sermon series called "Real Living", our verse of the month serves to remind us that the only way to truly live a Christian life, is to be focused on, and living 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.
Thanking God for the successful heart procedure Pastor Sam underwent this past week! He continues to recover!
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 those affected by the pandemic in so many ways... essential workers, those who are sick, those needing spiritual, emotional and financial care, as well as 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 from procedure
- Leon Fraley - medical concerns
- Linkin Miller - medical procedure on May 13th.
- Mike Malloy - medical challenges
- Michelle Conover - medical issues
- Joy Evans
- Arnie Arnold - challenges
- Sharon Bailey - upcoming back surgery
- Mary Mondatsos - heart and cancer concerns
- Gus Mondatsos - back issues
- Joel & Kay Shannon
- Ginny Morrow
- Options for Women - a faith-based pregnancy care center
- Ahiz & Joyce Toure - their baby girl, Nyameye, heart & lung issues
- Our new Pastor - Scott Rambo and his family
- Pastor Sam & Lisa
- 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