PUMC PRAISE BAND – The PUMC Praise Band has made a CD of 14 of our favorite songs to commemorate the Contemporary Service held at PUMC from autumn of 2016 through the summer of 2017.  The CD features 8 Praise Band members.  The CD is entitled “We Believe!” and there is a limited edition available for a donation of $15.00 with all proceeds going to the Portsmouth United Methodist Church.  Please call the office at 683-4005 to obtain a CD.



“Excel in the Grace of Giving”- 2018 Stewardship Campaign


Thank You for your Commitment, Involvement, and Generosity

Although our culture makes every attempt to conform us to its worldly ways, as Christians we persevere and cling to our faith, for the one who is in us is greater than all the forces of evil in the world (1 John 4:4). We live in this world, but we are not of this world (John 17:14). By God’s grace, he makes our ways become his ways. By his grace, he gives us power to acknowledge him as Creator and Provider of all things. By his grace, he empowers us to fulfill his purpose for our lives. By his grace, he forgives us when we lose our way and restores us again to himself.

It is only because of your commitment, involvement, and generosity to our church that we are able to share the Gospel with both the churched and the unchurched. Thank you for the generous giving of your time, talents, and treasures to God through our church. Through your giving, the Gospel is preached, our ministry goes forward, we are blessed, and God is glorified.

God calls and equips us to be generous people. Through his Word and Sacraments, the Holy Spirit transforms us into people who excel in the grace of giving.

May God bless you as you faithfully manage all the blessings he has entrusted to your care.


In God’s love,


Pastor Mike





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Pumpkin Patch Missions Project 

The Pumpkin Patch is back for 2018!  Please support this community outreach and fundraiser by buying pumpkins, helping to unload pumpkins, volunteering to sell pumpkins,  and helping to  spread the word to your friends and neighbors.  A page of dates and times when help is needed is on line, Here is the link to sign up for working in the Pumpkin Patch

There will also be a  hard copy here on a clipboard at the church– pick a day and time to volunteer; Funds will go to meet our Mission Shares commitment to Mission Projects all over the world through the United Methodist Church.  Together we can make a difference for God!





Sign up on the bulletin board.

The Downeast Mission Wreath Project.  These are fresh, high-quality, hand-made, fragrant Balsam Fir wreaths from Maine.  This project supports our PUMC Youth Group and the Down East Maine Missions in economically challenged Washington County, Me. (see flier on bulletin).   24” wreath (door size) decorated with a traditional red bow for $24.  A true ‘taste’ of Maine for the holidays! Wreaths delivered to PUMC the Sat. after Thanksgiving.

Contact Beth Velzis or the church office with any questions.




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