The GUMWRAPPER newsletter
Open the latest edition: March 2018


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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!



One worship service on April 29th. The youth will lead the 11 AM service. Sunday School will be held at the regular time of 9:45 AM.

2018 Mission Trip:   If you are thinking about going on the Mission Trip to Puerto Rico, contact Pat Heritage for information. The trip is scheduled for July 7 to July 14.  

  • Save the date of May 12th for a mission trip benefit praise concert and dinner. A “Taste of Puerto Rico” starts at 5 PM, concert to start at 6 PM. Additional information available soon.
  • Save the date of June 12th for a prayer vigil. 
  • Save the date of July 1st for the commissioning of the mission team.


Walkers for Hope – A Paint Night, a Relay for Life team fundraiser, will take place on Friday, May 4th, from 7-9 PM in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $35/person. Bring a snack to share. Beverages provided. Make your reservation with Ginger Sinning.


Save the date of Monday, April 30th for the Ladies Spring Banquet. Our guest speaker, Marilyn Appel, will do a presentation on quilts. Adult tickets are $12, Children ages 4-12 are $6, and children under age 3 are free. Donations of boxed cereal will be collected. Contact Joan Aveni for reservations by April 25th. 


Our Care Team welcomes new volunteers who want to be a part of the card and phone call ministry. This program is designed to keep in touch with our congregation. For more information, contact June Armstrong.


For information about how you can help prepare and/or plant the Neighborhood Center Garden, contact Mary Boltz. 


First UMC Scholarship applications and guidelines are now available from the church office. Graduating seniors who are members of First UMC-Glassboro should complete and return the form to the church office by May 6th.


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.


Church Directory information: If you missed having your picture taken for the latest edition, we can schedule a time for the photographer to come back and take pictures.  Please let the church office know if you are interested. Also, if your information in the current directory needs to be updated, please contact the church office.  The package from Lifetouch includes the production of updated directories when 15 appointments are scheduled.


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 or  Donna Mickle. The $6.50 ticket includes a Heritage hoagie and beverage. 


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