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 service as Will Walker continues with a message from the Real Living series titled, Living with Real Mercy. Part of our service will be honoring Pastor Matt Peace and Maria Gianfrancesco for their years of service to our church. We look forward to worshipping with you!
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:
There is no longer a need to Pre-register for our Sunday services! If attending in-person we ask that you sign-in, wear your mask and have your temperature taken by one of our Greeters.
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.
For more information regarding the policies/procedures please visit the Re-Opening page of our website at fumccollingswood.org/reopening.
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 and be sure to check out their website for other important needs. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Boswell.
Tuesday morning Bible Study
Just a reminder that the Tuesday morning Bible Study has finished and will resume in September. Thanks to all who attended!
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 senior pastors parsonage(Park Ave.) on Saturday, June 5th, 8:30 am. 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. Thank You!
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, no later than June 1st.
*(Please note the correction of the date from last week's Traces):
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 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 email@example.com
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.
We praise God and thank Him for all the prayers that have been answered throughout this challenging time!
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 from procedure
- Leon Fraley - upcoming surgery
- Linkin Miller - medical procedure on May 13th.
- Mike Malloy - medical challenges
- Michelle Conover - medical issues
- Joy Evans
- Arnie Arnold - challenges
- Sharon Bailey -Wed. follow- up surgery went well
- Mary Mondatsos - heart and cancer concerns
- Gus Mondatsos - back issues
- Joel & Kay Shannon
- Sherry Rappe - continues to heal from treatments
- Options for Women - a faith-based pregnancy care center
- Ahiz & Joyce Toure - their baby girl, Nyameye, heart & lung issues
- Our new Pastor - Scott Rambo,his wife Meg and his family
- Pastor Sam & Lisa's new position 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