The GUMWRAPPER newsletter
Open the latest edition: March-April



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.



Confirmation Classes for youth in 7th and 8th grades are starting in April. Contact Pastor Larry for information.

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.

Caregiver Support Group – This new small group will meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. Click here to go to the small group page.  

The church office hours have changed! The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM – 1 PM. Please welcome Janet Blohm, our new office manager.  

Save the date! The Ladies Spring Banquet will be April 24th at 6 PM in the Fellowship House. “The Bluebird of Happiness” Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children (5-12) and free for children (4 years old and younger).  Contact Joan Aveni 

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.

Ageless Angels (the knitting and crocheting group) will meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 12:15 – 1:30 PM.

Adopt a Plant Project – Plant a few seeds at home or in your classroom. With a little love and water, they will grow into plants that can be donated to the garden at the Neighborhood Center in Camden. For details, contact Mary Boltz.

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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