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The Christian Journey Is About Discipleship, and You Are Invited!

The goal of the United Methodist Church is "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors." At Pennington United Methodist Church, we seek to take that a step further. Church should feel like home, and that's the context we seek to provide here, a place where all are welcomed, honored, and loved.

We are progressive in our outlook, believing that religion should be biblically responsible, intellectually honest, emotionally satisfying, and socially significant. Following Christ means being a part of an ongoing journey of worship, study, prayer, and service, and we welcome you to journey with us. We don't claim to have all the answers, but we are committed to the struggle of trying to find them both inside and outside the faith community. This congregation is committed and dedicated to the work of Christ in addressing the needs of a hurting world.

We are open to new ways of seeing the world, and new ways of doing ministry. If you are looking for a church home, we believe we have much to offer you, and that you will have much to teach us.

Worship Time


Regular worship hour, September 18 through June 5 at 10:30 a.m. with nursery care provided for infants and children under age 4. Please join us for a time of refreshments and fellowship immediately following the service.  The Rev. Daniel Casselberry is pastor.

The church offers a variety of services designed to help those with special needs. The church is wheelchair accessible via an elevator, with handicapped parking. Also available are individual wireless hearing aids. 

Sunday mornings. Adult Sunday School starts at 9:00 a.m. Children's Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome! 

Summer Schedule starts June 12 at 9:30 a.m. there will be no Sunday School or childcare.

60 South Main St
Pennington, NJ 08525

News & Events

Pennington United Methodist Church will continue its concert series for the general public with a recital by Emily Newton, soprano, collaborating with Tyson Deaton, pianist and conductor, on Sunday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m., with reception to follow.  Ms. Newton’s reviews in the Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle, Newark Star-Ledger, and other media describe her as “a real beauty, an absolute revelation, a true Verdian dramatic soprano with effortless power, control and radiant tone.”  Emily Newton’s wide-ranging opera leading roles include the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), the title roles in Anna Nicole and Anna Bolena, Elisabetta (Don Carlo), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) and Mimì (La bohème), among others.  She has covered the roles of Ortlinde (Die Walküre) and Emma (Khovanschina) for New York’s Metropolitan Opera, has twice advanced to the Regional Finals of the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, and was a winner of the New York District Met Competition in 2006.  Emily has also sung with Glimmerglass Opera, New Jersey Opera Theater, Opera in the Heights, and has had private recitals at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina.  She currently sings with Opera Dortmund, Germany, where she makes her home with husband Kenneth Mattice, baritone.  She will be joined on piano by Tyson Deaton, known as one of the busiest conductors and collaborators of his generation.  Recent engagements include having been Assistant Conductor of San Francisco Opera's production of Sweeney Todd, conducting Le Nozze di Figaro in Memphis, opening Anchorage Opera's season conducting Lucia di Lammermoor, as well as conducting two other pinnacles of the bel canto canon, Norma and Guillaume Tell.  His performance credits include a recital at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  The Sunday, June 26 program is entitled Midsummer Night’s Songs, with works by Strauss, Wagner, Korngold, Santoliquido and more.   Tickets are available in advance for $15 at 737-1374, or for $20 at the door.  The church is located at 60 S. Main Street, Pennington, and has off-street parking.  For further information, call the church office at 737-1374, M-W-F from 9:00am-1:00pm or visit www.pumcnj.com.

Vacation Bible School, Monday, August 1st through the 5th, from 9:15am-12:15pm. Registration forms can be found at www.pennpres.org 

Friday, August 13 Peach Festival returns, stay tuned for upcoming plans.













 New choir members are always welcome! If you like to sing, enjoy spending time with wonderful people and can commit to a Thursday night rehearsal, please join the Adult Choir. Performing a variety of music, the choir sings three Sundays a month. Rehearsals take place on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the choir room. If you have any further questions, please speak to Cynthia Westbrook, Director of Music.

Handbell Choir:  We will have a short break over the summer months and start back up again in the fall. If you are interested in becoming a ringer please contact Betty Kingston.

Support Group for Adult Survivors of Suicide Loss - Mercer County Chapter  -  We meet on the Third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm on the 2nd floor of the Clarkson Building - Brendler Library. All are welcome and there is absolutely no charge for participation in this group.

Little Free Library - Pennington United Methodist Church has opened a Little Free Library for the greater Pennington community.  Stop off in front of the church at the little exchange box, open the door, and take a book, return a book, or donate a book.  Sit on the bench, relax, and read.  It's a gathering place where neighbors may share their favorite literature, stories, and good things to read-- books that teach, intrigue, and engage you.  The library belongs to everybody.  Anyone can use and enjoy it-- neighbors, friends, and future friends who we don't even know yet.


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