The GUMWRAPPER newsletter
Open the latest edition: July/August 2017 


Check out our new weekly e-newsletter that will be going out every Friday! If you did not receive an email from us last week, please contact so we can update our records. We are continuing to find the best ways to reach our members and community with all the happenings at First UMC of Glassboro!




The UMW women are coordinating the collection of items for FLOOD BUCKETS. Buckets, the item list, and instructions are available in the Narthex.


Please support the Samaritan Center by shopping at BOSCOV’s during Friends Helping Friends Day on Tuesday, October 17th. See Ingres Simpson or David Walters to purchase the $5.00 coupon. This coupon can be used for great discounts on your 10/17 purchases.


A church-wide dinner and study will begin on Wednesday, October 11th and will continue each Wednesday for 4 weeks. The study, “Defying Gravity, Break Free from the Culture of More”, will begin at 6 PM with dinner, and continue at 7 PM with breakout groups. There will be groups for all ages.


Design the Cover Contest. The photo directory for our church is underway and it is time to design a cover. We’ve turned it into a contest and invite anyone to submit a picture or photo that would represent our church. Prepare your picture in a 5×8 vertical format and submit it to Nancy Walters, Brian Mickle, or the church office by Wednesday, September 27th.


A new College and Young  Adult Sunday School Class started on September 10th at 11 AM in the Memorial Room. Join us any Sunday.


Paint Night hosted by the UMW as a fundraiser for their mission projects. Reserve your seat for Friday, October 6th from 7-9 PM in the Fellowship House for $35 by contacting Julie B or Ginger S. 


Volunteers are needed to lead the KINGDOM KIDS program for the 3rd through 5th graders. They meet every other Sunday evening.  Contact Brian M.  and inquire about full-time leadership or a rotational leadership.


Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual trunk or treat festival. Plan on coming on Saturday, October 21st from 4-6:30 PM for pony rides, music, pumpkin decorating, moon bounce, hot dogs, and candy. “Trunkers” are needed.


The Security Patrol is looking for additional volunteers. These individuals lock the buildings after the last service on Sundays and verifies that the church buildings are secure. With enough volunteers, each person is assigned one week during the year. Training is provided. Contact the church office or George Balkenhol.


There are many small groups for fellowship and study.  Click here to go to the small group page and find one that interests you.  




Hoagies are back! The UMW have Heritage hoagie tickets for sale on the first Sunday of each month at church or by contacting Joan Aveni, Mary Oksten, or  Donna Mickle. The $6.50 ticket includes a Heritage hoagie and beverage. 

Save these items! The United Methodist Women collect these items on an ongoing basis: Box Tops for Education, and aluminum pop tops. The box tops benefit Ranch Hope. Bring your contributions to the Narthex. 



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