The GUMWRAPPER newsletter
Open the latest edition: May 2017



A new Bible Study began on Wednesday, May 17th and continues through June 7th. Join Pastor Larry at 7 PM in the Fellowship House as you discover the “Bad Habits of Jesus.”

Vacation Bible School is planned for June 15-29. Dinner at 5 PM, opening program, 6 PM and class dismissal at 8:30 PM. Classes for 4-year-olds through 8th grade. Register online now OR Pre-register at the church on Friday, June 9th, 6:30-7:30 PM with a “Fun Maker” surprise.

Volunteers are needed for our 4-year old and 5-year old classes.


John Inverso has been appointed to FUMC Glassboro and will begin his ministry here July 1st.
John Inverso is a provisional elder who served Wenonah UMC and New Sharon UMC since 2009 as a local pastor. In 2015 Barnsboro UMC and Mt. Zion UMC were added to his appointment and John helped transition all four congregations into a cooperative parish called Open Door Ministries. John has a passion for youth and young adult ministries and for making disciple makers. He is also serving on the Church Location and Building committee. John has an M.Div from Palmer Theological Seminary and an MA in English from Rutgers University. He is married to Christy Inverso. They have one dog.

A Farewell Luncheon for Pastor Larry and Ginny is planned for Sunday, June 11th from 1 – 4 PM at Pitman United Methodist  Church. The cost is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 5-12, and free for children four years-old and younger. Reservations must be made by May 28th to any member of the Staff-Parish Relations Team or dropped off at the church office. 

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

The Operation Miracle Relay for Life team hosts a fundraiser on May 19th. Come to the Paint Night! Tickets are $35 per person. Bring a snack to share, Beverages will be provided. For reservations, see Brian Mickle or Ginger Sinning.

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. 

Kingdom Kids needs leaders for this program for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Contact Brian Mickle at

A new group for Seniors is forming. If you are interested, please see Brian Mickle.

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. 

Two ways you can support the church with your church offering. 1) Standard- your gift of check or cash in the collection plate, 2) Direct Deposit – Have your contribution taken directly from your account and transferred to the church account. 

TD Bank’s Affinity Program is coming to FUMC. The Finance Committee has joined the plan where the bank will contribute $ once a year to our church based on the number of accounts and the amount of money in the various accounts. Members enroll in the program at TD to have their accounts qualify for this charitable gift.  There is no cost to the account holder and participation is confidential. (Only the bank knows your personal details.)  More information coming soon.

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