The GUMWRAPPER newsletter
Open the latest edition: October


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If you did not receive an emailed newsletter 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!



Our Worship Schedule is:
9 AM Elevate! Contemporary Worship
9:50 AM Sunday  School: Power Hour
11 AM Traditional Worship


“Grounded”, our church coffeehouse, is open for coffee, tea, and/or a snack during morning church hours. Be sure to glance at the “vision board” as we continue to grow the coffeehouse as a ministry that reaches to those both in and out of our church building. We invite you to share in the transformation by giving us your ideas and thoughts.


Prayer Connection FUMC Prayer Walk Team walks in the community to regularly love our neighbors by praying for them and with them. Contact Christy Inverso or sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. The next walk will be October 18th at 11 AM.


Book It!  The District Superintendent is inviting both Clergy and Laity to read a book and then gather in small groups on one night to share insights, thoughts, and impacts these Christian authors can have on us and our churches. The first book is “Spiritual Formation” by Henri Nouwen.  The date for the discussion is Thursday, November 29th from 7 – 8:30 PM in  Elmer.



Trunk or Treat Festival is on the calendar on Saturday, October 20th from 4-6:30 PM.  Save the date!


The Pitman/Glassboro CROP Walk is Sunday, October 21st. Registration is 1:30 PM at Sunset Auditorium on Laurel Ave. in Pitman. Choose a one-mile, three-mile, or five-mile walk to raise money to fight hunger.  Or, sponsor a walker. See Carrie  Conboy or David Walters.


The History Committee is looking for new members. The committee collects records and artifacts and is preparing a Church History update booklet. Normally meeting the 4th Monday of the month at 10 AM, see George  Armstrong if you are interested.


Support the Samaritan Center with food donations of pasta, jelly, and cereal or by purchasing a $5 Friends Helping Friends Boscov’s coupon. See Ingres Simpson or Dave Walters.


The UMW are collecting the following items: New Size “D” batteries (only), aluminum tabs for Ronald McDonald House, education box tops for Ranch Hope, baby hats for hospitals, and lap robes for nursing homes. NO Campbell soup labels or postage stamps. A box is in the Narthex for your donations.


There are many small groups for fellowship and study.  Click here to go to the small group page and find one that interests you.  Coming soon! “Sacred Signers” is a ministry of presenting praise music via American Sign Language.  Contact Angele Cooper


Hoagies are back! The UMW have Heritage hoagie tickets for sale on Sundays at the church or by contacting Joan Aveni or Donna Mickle. The $6.50 ticket includes a Heritage hoagie and beverage.