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Pastor’s Corner May 26

Pastor’s Corner May 26

...from Pastor Jonathan Dear church family, This week I was anticipating the opportunity to spend time with my family and friends celebrating Memorial Day. That anticipation was shattered by the news of yet another mass shooting, this time in Uvalde, Texas. In all,...

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Pastor’s Corner May 19

Pastor’s Corner May 19

...from Pastor Bill Dear Pittman Park family, In the book, Untamed Hospitality: Welcoming God and Other Strangers, Elizabeth Newman shares her belief that the church, without meaning to, tends to trivialize hospitality. Newman suggests that true Christian hospitality...

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Get to Know the Church: Hannah Weaver

Get to Know the Church: Hannah Weaver

Even if they don't know Hannah Weaver, many church members at least know someone in the Weaver family. Hannah is the youngest of four children who all grew up at Pittman Park. Her mother, Wendy has lead bible studies over the years, and her older brother, Ian, works...

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Pastor’s Corner May 12

Pastor’s Corner May 12

...from Pastor Jonathan Graduation season has begun! This past week, Georgia Southern University held commencement in Paulson Stadium and in Savannah. This afternoon, Ogeechee Technical College will hold their commencement ceremonies in Hanner Fieldhouse, and two...

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Get to Know the Church: Cathedral Windows

Get to Know the Church: Cathedral Windows

We all know Pittman Park's colored, art glass cathedral windows are a pretty feature of the building, but few know they were featured in a Statesboro Herald article in 1979. The article ran in the November 29 edition and told how the church added extra decorative...

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Pastor’s Corner May 5

Pastor’s Corner May 5

...from Pastor Bill Dear Pittman Park family, What a wonderful thing to welcome the life of a newborn child! In worship these past three Sundays we have celebrated infant baptisms and another is planned for May 22nd. The parents of these little ones approach the altar...

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Pastor’s Corner April 28

Pastor’s Corner April 28

...from Pastor Jonathan What an incredible start to The Nine! Our new contemporary service began with an amazing breakfast and fellowship time, great worship, and a fun crowd! I’m excited to see this service take shape over the summer and for the new opportunity we...

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Get to Know the Church: Jamie and Matthew Elliott

Get to Know the Church: Jamie and Matthew Elliott

If you were attending the traditional service at the end of February, you may have seen Jamie and Matthew Elliott join Pittman Park. They have visited both the traditional and contemporary services in person, but they were joining us online before we even knew it! To...

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Pastor’s Corner April 21

Pastor’s Corner April 21

...from Pastor Jonathan Hi Church! Easter Sunday was amazing! We had beautiful worship with infant baptism, confirmands professing their faith in Christ, and our whole church celebrating the resurrection of Jesus! God is truly at work at Pittman Park! And the...

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Get to Know the Church: Amazing Grace Bags

Get to Know the Church: Amazing Grace Bags

Amazing Grace Bags are a ministry that supplies local churches and social services agencies with necessities to hand out to people who are in acute need. Volunteers gather items and fill bags for distribution each month. Places that distribute Amazing Grace Bags: the...

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Pastor’s Corner April 7

Pastor’s Corner April 7

...from Pastor Jonathan “So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” Sometimes moments in life trigger verses from Scripture in my mind....

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Job Opening for PPEC Director

Job Opening for PPEC Director

The Pittman Park Education Center (PPEC) is seeking candidates for the position of Education Center Director. The current director, Shelly Murphree is ready to move on after 11 years of service as director and even longer serving the church. We will miss having her on...

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Pastor’s Corner April 14

Pastor’s Corner April 14

from Pastor Bill... Dear Pittman Park family, Interesting isn’t it that in the first chapter of the Gospel According to John, Jesus is described in this way… “In him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness...

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Pastor’s Corner March 31

Pastor’s Corner March 31

from Pastor Bill... Dear Pittman Park family, I remember as a child, my mother took two empty soup cans, tapped a hole in the bottom of each and threaded a string between the two to serve as a “connection”. For me—at the age of 4—this seemed to be the most remarkable...

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GET TO KNOW THE CHURCH: Steve and Denise Lynch

GET TO KNOW THE CHURCH: Steve and Denise Lynch

Steve and Denise Lynch have been attending Pittman Park's contemporary service since last fall. They officially joined the church on April 3. To help you get to know them a little better, we asked them a few questions:   What is your favorite thing about Pittman...

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Get to Know the Church: Russ and Jan Persson

Get to Know the Church: Russ and Jan Persson

After moving to Statesboro in the fall, Russ and Jan Persson recently joined Pittman Park. Their daughter, Megan Hopkins, is Pittman Park's Children's Director, so you may see them helping out with Park Kids, or you may recognize Jan singing in the choir. We asked...

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A Letter from Leadership

A Letter from Leadership

Dear Pittman Park community, Over the past few weeks we have had several people ask us how denominational decisions may impact the future of Pittman Park. Most of these questions arise from the announcement on March 3rd that the 2020 UMC General Conference would be...

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Pastor’s Corner March 24

Pastor’s Corner March 24

from Pastor Jonathan... This week I had the privilege of being the Chaplain of the Day at the Georgia House of Representatives. It was day 34 of the session and the Capitol was buzzing with life. My daughter Addison and I talked with representatives, lobbyists, and...

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Pastor’s Corner March 17

Pastor’s Corner March 17

From Pastor Bill... Dear Pittman Park family, Through the years I have come to understand that much of life has to do with waiting. I saw someone today with a t-shirt emblazoned with that classic Nike slogan “Just Do It.” I suppose, when it comes to sports or...

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Floor Upgrade Coming Sooner than Planned

Floor Upgrade Coming Sooner than Planned

People weren't sure where to step as they made their way to the sanctuary on Sunday morning, March 13. Carpet squares had been pulled up in front of the children's wing and restrooms. Staff and volunteers had determined that the carpet needed to go after one sunday...

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Get to Know the Church: Woody Powell

Get to Know the Church: Woody Powell

Dr. Woodrow "Woody" Powell was certainly special to Pittman Park, Georgia Southern University and the Statesboro community. His residence was rather small, but his giving spirit was so large that memories live on today. ROSES Powell had more than 200 rose bushes...

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Pastor’s Corner

Pastor’s Corner

from Pastor Jonathan... Hello Church! This season of reflection, fasting, and prayer readies us for Easter and resurrection! I pray that you will find some time throughout these days to reconnect with God, search out those broken places in your heart and life, and...

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Get to Know the Church: Larry and Shirley Walton

Get to Know the Church: Larry and Shirley Walton

You'll often see Larry and Shirley Walton together as they attend Sunday services or Wednesday suppers. You may also recognize them from their time on the Grace Team. We asked this couple a few questions to help people get to know them: Q: What is your history with...

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New Campaign from the United Methodist Church

New Campaign from the United Methodist Church

Several members of Pittman Park joined hundreds of others for a worldwide Zoom meeting to unveil a new campaign from the United Methodist Church for 2022. The campaign is called #BeUMC and offers resources for local churches to modify and use how they see fit. The...

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Pastor’s Corner FEB 24

Pastor’s Corner FEB 24

From Pastor Jonathan... The season of Lent is upon us. As we enter this season we remember Jesus’ forty day journey into the wilderness that preceded his ministry, how he was tempted by Satan, and how those moments prepared him for his mission and ministry. These are...

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Pastor’s Corner FEB 17

Pastor’s Corner FEB 17

From Pastor Bill... Dear Pittman Park family, The humor is somewhat twisted, but I smiled when I saw a t-shirt imprinted with the words, “I’m giving up hope for Lent.” Of course, the thought is ridiculous. Lent is all about hope! It is about our hope in Christ …and...

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Pastor’s Corner Feb 10

Pastor’s Corner Feb 10

...from Pastor Jonathan This week Pittman Park lost one of its ministers and founding members. Rev. Dr. Remer “Brad” Brady guided our church from 1995-2000.  During Brad’s time at Pittman Park helped us build a fellowship hall and establish missions around the world....

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Get to Know the Church: Amy Wallace

Get to Know the Church: Amy Wallace

Most Sunday mornings, you can find Amy Wallace sitting near the Park Kids check-in desk, ready to welcome our infants and toddlers. She works at Pittman Park's childcare center, PPEC (Pittman Park Education Center), during the week and runs the church nursery on...

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Pastor’s Corner Feb 3

Pastor’s Corner Feb 3

...from Pastor Bill Dear Pittman Park family, It was August of 2018 when we began thinking of our Wednesday night meals in a different way. With the help of about eight cooking teams, we set out to redefine our gatherings by preparing the meals ourselves. Immediately,...

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Anchoring in the Word

Anchoring in the Word

...from Pastor Jonathan / Over the past few weeks I have been challenged and convicted in the way that I am studying scripture. Many of us began a journey through the scriptures on January 1, some of us are reading through the Bible in a year, or through the Old...

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Pastor’s Corner JAN 13

Pastor’s Corner JAN 13

...from Pastor Jonathan This past Sunday began a new season in the life of our church as we began Confirmation with our students.  I’m excited for the opportunity to dive deep into who God is, what the Bible is about, God’s plan for the world, and how these young...

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Resolution Check-In

Resolution Check-In

...from Pastor Jonathan So…how’s it going? We are three weeks into the new year and this is usually the point where resolutions and new habits get hard. So, if that’s where you are I want to share with you a verse that has become an anchor point for me in my life and...

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Sewing for Missions Throughout the Pandemic

Sewing for Missions Throughout the Pandemic

There is a little room on the left before you get to the Fellowship Hall. Inside are the sewing machines, rotary cutters and fabric of the Sewing for Missions group at Pittman Park. The group gathers on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 9:30 a.m. to create...

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A Letter to the Congregation From the Church Council

A Letter to the Congregation From the Church Council

As you may know, Bill Bagwell has announced his intention to retire in June. What a blessing he and Sue have been to Pittman Park!  As we get closer to the summer, there will be opportunities to express our love for them and our appreciation for their service at...

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The Reach Fund helped 86 families in 2021

The Reach Fund helped 86 families in 2021

Pittman Park’s Reach Fund is money designated for people who find themselves in urgent financial need. In 2021, 86 families received assistance totaling $9,150.70. Donations specifically to the Reach Fund made up 65% of that total. When an individual or family...

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Pastor’s Corner JAN 6

Pastor’s Corner JAN 6

…from Pastor Bill Dear Pittman Park family, As we enter this new year, it occurs to me that it is possible for us to spend a lot of time trapped in yesterday. I know this because I’m still trying to process some of the things that transpired in 2021! You may have your...

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Pastor’s Corner

Pastor’s Corner

It is certainly the most wonderful time of the year!  Over the course of the past week I’ve been able to see Christmas lights, attend wonderful Christmas gatherings with our staff and groups in our church.

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