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Beyond the Green Doors – July 2022 Newsletter

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BEYOND THE GREEN DOORS
The newsletter of the Peterborough United Methodist Church
43 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH
July 2022

In This Issue:
Events
Celebrations
Welcome
Finance
Missions
Fellowship Treats
Backpack Drive


Sun 11a Sunday Worship Service in-person and online
Tue-Thu 9a-12 Office Hours

Jul 3 11a Welcome Pastor Thom
Jul 8 7p Open Mic Night
Jul 10 Native American Ministries Sunday special collection
Jul 12 6:30p Admin Council meeting via Zoom
Jul 26 Newsletter submissions due

CHURCH FAMILY CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays:
Bronwin Southwick 7/6
Ellen Derby 7/9
Richard Clason 7/11
Julia Bartlett 7/12
Wendy Dunning 7/12
Steven Griggs 7/12
Vic French 7/15
Alverta Petrovich 7/18
Chris Bartlett 7/19
Miriam Hipp 7/28
Christine Robidoux 7/31

Membership Anniversaries:
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
George Streeter 7/1
Sherry Sullivan 7/1
Doris Tolman 7/1
Ron LaRoche 7/26


WELCOME PASTOR THOM
We welcome Pastor Thom Demers on Sunday, July 3 at 11am.
Welcome Pastor Thom

MONTHLY FINANCE UPDATE
In the month of May, the congregation donated $7,555 for the general fund to run the church. Our expenses during May were $5,958. Our Year-to-Date balance (income-expenses) is $135.84.
The Church Council has decided to forego paying our District Mission Shares ($1280/month), contributions to pastor moving expenses ($125/month), and contributions to our Trustees Reserve Fund ($500/month) for the time being. We will pay our District Mission Shares and distribute money to our Trustees Reserve Fund as soon as we can. We expect our expenses to increase as we move from a quarter-time pastor to a half-time pastor this summer. The Church Council and the Finance Committee continue to watch our expenditures carefully and encourage you to prayerfully consider your donations of time, talent, and treasure to our church.

FROM THE MISSIONS TEAM
Mark Your Calendars:
Jul 8 7p Open Mic Night
July 10 Native American Ministries (Special Sunday)

thank youThank you to our special guest Eirinn McAleese, Friends Forever International Alumni, who presented a special message on Sunday, June 5 for Peace with Justice Sunday. Also, a big THANK YOU to Christine Robidoux for organizing Eirinn’s participation.

coffee and muffinFELLOWSHIP TREATS SIGN-UP
A new sign-up sheet is now located near the entry into the sanctuary for folks to volunteer to bring a little something to nibble on during Fellowship time after service. Please consider signing up for a date that works best for you and bring a light snack to go with coffee. Thank you!

NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES SUNDAY – July 10
Join us for a special collection for Native American Ministries Sunday on July 10. Learn more: https://www.umc.org/en/content/native-american-ministries-sunday-ministry-article

When you give to Native American Ministries Sunday your gifts help communities on reservations and in urban and rural settings

backpackCOMING IN AUGUST!!!! BACKPACK DRIVE
Our annual School Supply / Backpack Drive will be coming up again in early August. If you would like to make early contributions, please note “School Backpacks” on the memo section of your check. A list of needed school supplies will be made available as the time approaches.

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Everyone is invited to contribute to the newsletter! Send in your photos, thank yous, birthdays, events, testimonials, poems, letters, printable artwork, prayer submissions…
Please submit all materials for the next newsletter (August) to our editors by the LAST TUESDAY, July 26. This is the newsletter that will be released Sunday, July 31 and cover until Sunday, September 4. 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 info@peterboroughumc.org, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!

Want to subscribe? You can email or call the office (above) to get a print copy of the newsletter, or visit http://bit.ly/subscribepumc to get it in your email.

PETERBOROUGH UMC COMMUNICATIONS
In addition to “Beyond the Green Doors,” Peterborough UMC offers the following ways you can keep in touch.
We are on the web: https://www.PeterboroughUMC.org
We are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pumcnh/

This newsletter was compiled by Melissa French. Any concerns with content can be addressed with the pastor.

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