Beyond the Green Doors – August 2022 Newsletter

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

In This Issue:
Congregational Care
Fellowship Treats
Backpack Drive

Sun 10a Sunday Worship Service in-person and online
Tue-Thu 9a-12 Office Hours
Wed 5p-8:30 Pastor Thom’s Office Hours

Aug 7 10a 10 am worship resumes
Aug 7 4p Conversation with Bishop Devadhar @Tilton-Northfield UMC
Aug 12 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30
Aug 14 8:30a Free Community Breakfast resumes
Aug 24 7p Missions meeting via Zoom
Aug 30 Newsletter submissions due


Christine Robidoux 7/31
Gail Hoffman 8/1
Linda Wallenstein 8/3
Amy Clason-Gilmet 8/6
Jasper Campbell-Halley 8/14
Jeremy Young 8/23
Carol Owen 8/28
Betty Davis 8/31
Bug French 8/31
David Ladeau 9/1
Ethan Monroe 9/2

Membership Anniversaries:
Emma Munroe 8/4
Jeffrey Hipp 8/23
Jessica Hipp 8/23

front of church

Many of our congregational family have not been able to attend church in person because of the Covid pandemic, its lockdown procedures or underlying medical conditions. This has made being aware of any pressing needs the people in our “flock” might have difficult.

Please let the congregational care team know if you know of someone who:
• is sick or hospitalized (so they can be communicated with by cards and letters)
• needs transportation to any appointment or other place (church, Sunday school, medical, dental, veterinarian etc.)
• needs meals made and delivered to them
• has lost a loved one or family member and could use some grief support
• needs someone to do errands (such as go to the post office, get medicine, groceries or any other necessary task)
• would like Pastor Thom or a church family member to come visit with them
• would like to have someone come to read the Bible to them

The Congregational Care Team consists of:
Communication: Sue Norton Poplin
Grief Support: Richard Classon
Meal Coordinator: Kelly Malloy
Transportation: Linda Wallenstein
*consult your directory or the church office for contact info

FYI: Linda & Andy Wallenstein will not be available to contact until September 1, 2022. If you have transportation needs please call Sue Poplin to arrange help for you.

Feel free to do something nice for someone any day, any time!
Please do not hesitate to call me with any needs.
Sue NP



Homecoming September 18

bible on altar

Mark Your Calendars:
August 12 7pm Open Mic Night (2nd Friday of the Month, doors open 6:30pm)
September 11 UMCOR Special Sunday

Give your hands to serve and your heart to love

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!

Our annual School Supply/Backpack Drive is back! If you would like to make contributions for the purchase of 19 Lands End backpacks you can send a check to Peterborough United Methodist Church, 43 Concord St, Peterborough NH 03458. You can also give online here: Please note “School Backpacks” on the memo section of your check or the message section of your online donation.
A list of needed school supplies is also posted in the Fellowship Hall on the donation boxes with post-its for you to select what items you would like to contribute. The Missions Team appreciates your support of this much-needed project that will help prepare kids from Shelter from the Storm, MATS and our local Sunday School for the coming school year. 

school supplies donation box

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 (September) to our editors by the LAST TUESDAY, August 30. This is the newsletter that will be released Sunday, September 4 and cover until to Sunday, October 2. Send to the office at 603-924-4294 or email, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!

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