Beyond the Green Doors – June 2022 Newsletter

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The newsletter of the Peterborough United Methodist Church
43 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH
June 2022

We are a caring dependable family in Christ sharing Gods love while seeking spiritual growthMARK YOUR CALENDARS
Jun 4 9a-2p Church Yard Sale *bag sale starts 1p
Jun 5 Peace with Justice Sunday with special guest
Jun 7 6:30p Admin Council meeting via Zoom
Jun 9-11 Annual Conference in-person in Manchester or online
Jun 10 6:30p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30 music starts at 7
Jun 11 11a Ken Schultz Memorial
Jun 21 1:30p Book Group
Jun 26 7:30a Men’s Breakfast @Marlow UMC
Jun 28 Newsletter submissions due


Happy birthdayBirthdays:
Joanne Martin 6/20
Jeannette Regis 6/21
Angela Molloy 6/29
BJ Woodward 6/29

Membership Anniversaries:
Gladys Bugler 6/1
Courtney Dunning 6/1
Ed Hernandez 6/1
Gail Hernandez 6/1
Nathan Luscombe 6/1
Vi Banks 6/2
Karen Ravndal-Emery 6/2
Michael Robidoux 6/8
Bethany Castagna 7/1
Joanne Martin 7/1
Marcy McStravick 7/1
Charlie Munroe 7/1
Tammy Munroe 7/1
Krishni Pahl 7/1
Mandy Pahl 7/1
Sherry Sullivan 7/1

Celebrating our graduates
Henry Andrews
Joey Baez
Carlee Flinkstrom
Kat French
Michael Robidoux
David Southwick
Malachi Yeti

Michael RobidouxCongratulations Michael!
Michael Robidoux received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland in May. He is continuing his Persian language tutoring heading towards a certification. He was hired by the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC and is currently training at their Police Academy, set to graduate from the Academy in August.
Congratulations cards may be sent to:
Michael Robidoux, 133 Howard Hill Road, Temple, NH 03084

Our church is falling behind in contributions this year compared to last year. The pandemic, uncertainty about a new pastor, and increased fuel costs are part of the problem. Here is a chart showing our income and expenses.

January 2022$9,616.00$9,362.33$253.67
February 2022$6,754.65$8,448.94($1,694.29)
March 2022$6,530.06$9,717.26($2,877.20)
April 2022$4,438.00$7,571.81($1,988.01)
To date$28,388.71$35,100.34($6,306.63)

The Finance Committee and the Church Council have discontinued contributions to the Trustee’s Reserve Fund, the new pastor’s moving fund, and put our church’s District Mission Shares on hold. We are watching costs closely. Please prayerfully consider your contributions to our church.
Give online:

Ken’s memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11 am at PUMC.
Ken’s obituary:

The PUMC Yard Sale on June 4th will have some very nice chairs available for sale.
Featuring fourteen antique and vintage side chairs, various styles from colonial, early American, to Victorian.
All recycled, refinished, and restored by a local artisan with new cane or fiber rush seats.
Prices range from $25 per chair to $40 for two. Don’t miss it!
Proceeds to benefit the church missions.
Visit 43 Concord Street, Peterborough NH on Saturday, June 4 from 9 am to 2 pm.

The Date: June 4th
The Time: 9 AM – 2 PM – $1/Bag starts at 1 PM
The Place: PUMC’s Front Lawn, Parking Lot, and Fellowship Room
The Peterborough United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Yard Sale and Rummage on Saturday, June 4th at the church on 43 Concord Street in Peterborough NH.
This year’s sale is the first church event hosted since the COVID lockdowns of the past couple years and is cause for celebration! Come support the church’s missions and programs!

You will find:
– Spring and Summer clothing items
– recent and newly published hardcover and paperback books
– outdoor yard and garden tools and items
– workshop tools
– restored and re-caned or rushed chairs
– indoor and outdoor plants, pots, and vases
– games and jigsaw puzzles
– kitchen goods and household decorations
– children’s toys and bikes
– summer and autumnal silk flowers and decorations

All items are screened and cleaned up for ready use. There will be a $1/bag final rush that will begin at 1 PM – promptly. Come and see what you can pick up! One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

yard sale

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June 4 PUMC Yard Sale
June 5 Peace with Justice Sunday (special visitor)
June 10 Open Mic Night (2nd Friday of the Month; doors open 6:30pm)

This May we celebrated our World’s Children adoptee, Arun, by completing his sponsorship. Arun also celebrated his 18th birthday on May 18th and the children and youth of our church decorated LOTS of festive birthday cards which were sent to Arun as a special surprise.

cards for Arun from the Children's Sunday School


Our Missions team supports with the help of our congregational designated offerings (New Life Home and the Hundred Nights Shelter). The reach of our little church is wide-ranging and we will continue to shine God’s light on those who need it most.

Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right. -Psalm 106:3 NIV

Peace with Justice Sunday is a faithful expression of shalom in the Bible. It calls the church to strengthen its capacity to advocate publicly in communities and nations throughout the world.

The offering is administered by the General Board of Church and Society and benefits peace with justice ministries in the annual conferences and around the world. Half of our gifts stay with local ministries in this conference and half support the work of Church and Society globally.

For example, Helping Our Neighbors (HON) has been a community engagement ministry of First United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan, since it was created by church member Kim Taylor in 2012. Helping neighbors in need with utilities and eviction notices made the HON team more aware of the greater problems posed by homelessness in Kalamazoo affecting several hundred persons who have taken refuge in area shelters, in their cars, on the streets, with friends and relatives or in one of Kalamazoo’s homeless tent encampments.

Moved by regular contact with unhoused people and others who are experiencing challenging circumstances, the HON volunteers have learned by asking “What do you need?” Many of those they have come to know in their service said, “We need a reliable way to communicate with people and places that are essential for our safety and welfare.”

In response to that need in the fall of 2021, HON launched a new ministry to provide a free Cricket or T-Mobile cell phone and a year of unlimited free voice, text and data service for persons who qualify under the federal government’s new “” and, beginning in January 2022, the Affordable Connectivity Benefit program.

David Lundquist, a longtime Kalamazoo First UMC, HON and Michigan Conference member, is grateful to the Michigan Conference Board of Justice. The board awarded HON $3,000 in 2021 to help begin this ministry during its annual grants to worthy projects from funds received through the Michigan United Methodist Conference-wide Peace with Justice offering.

On Peace with Justice Sunday, we partner with other United Methodist congregations in a special offering to support advocacy around the world. Together we strengthen God’s creation with ministries that challenge structures of inequality. We empower people and communities through systemic change in ways that bring true and lasting peace with justice. Please give generously.
Learn more about Peace with Justice Sunday:

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 5:1 NRSV

Write a check to your local church and write “Peace with Justice offering” in the memo line.
To give online or set up monthly giving, go to

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Please submit all materials for the next newsletter (July) to our editors by the LAST TUESDAY, June 28. This is the newsletter that will be released Sunday, July 3 and cover until Sunday, July 31. Send to Melissa French at 603-924-4294 or email, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!

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