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BEYOND THE GREEN DOORS


The newsletter of the Peterborough United Methodist Church

November 2022


In this issue…

Events
Celebrations
Building Anniversary
Fellowship Trick or Treat
Snakes in the Church
Giving Tuesday
Thanks for Giving
Finance Update
From the Missions Team
Holiday Stroll Planning
Wreaths
Thank You Letter


MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Events:


Sunday Worship streaming 11a in-person on YouTube http://bit.ly/pumcYouTube and posted online http://bit.ly/pumcworshipvideo
Sun 11a Sunday Worship Service in-person and online
Tue-Wed 9a-12 Admin Virtual Office Hours
Thu 9a-12 Admin In-Office Office Hours
Wed 5p-8:30 Pastor Thom Office Hours

Oct 30 11a Fellowship Trick or Treat
Nov 2 6:30p Holiday Stroll Planning meeting
Nov 5 1:30p Reptile Show doors open 1
Nov 8 6:30p Admin Council via Zoom
Nov 11 6:30p Open Mic Night doors open 6
Nov 12 Hundred Nights Weekend Dinner
Nov 13 8a Free Community Breakfast
Nov 16 7p Missions meeting via Zoom
Nov 19 9a-2p Holiday Stroll
Nov 22 6:30p Thanks for Giving Award Ceremony via Zoom or @Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Nov 27 Advent begins
Nov 29 Giving Tuesday
Nov 29 Newsletter submissions due


CHURCH FAMILY CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays:


Old postcard Birthday Greetings dove carrying cardAnn Hampson 11/2
James Poplin 11/3
Cynthia Faust 11/8
Richard Clason II 11/8
David Pierce 11/14
Larry Cummings 11/20
Ron Crowe 11/22
Gail Hernandez 11/29

Membership Anniversaries:


Patty Echavarria 11/1 30 years!
Steve Venning 11/1 30 years!
Steven Griggs 11/3
Patrick Troy 11/3
Jenny Pierce 11/11
Pat Woodward 11/13
Wendy Dunning 11/13
Lucinda Lowell 11/15 30 years!
Tom Lowell 11/15 30 years!
Russell Gaskamp 11/27
Justine Gaskamp 11/27
Carol Owen 12/1
Hether Shulman 12/1
David Ladeau 12/1
Sue Norton-Poplin 12/1
Gail Hoffman 12/2
Ann Hampson 12/3


We are a caring, dependable family in Christ, sharing God's love while seeking spiritual growth


BUILDING ANNIVERSARY


Our current church building opened on November 15, 1840! 182 years!
Woodcutting of church from back when there was a steeple


FELLOWSHIP TRICK OR TREAT – Oct 30


There will be a trick or treat during fellowship on October 30. Kids will wear their costumes to church and adults are welcome to bring some candy to hand out.
Fellowship trick or treat


HOLIDAY STROLL PLANNING MEETING – Nov 2


(See message from the Missions team)


SNAKES IN THE CHURCH – FREE REPTILE SHOW – Nov 5


Join PUMC for a free reptile show with Reptile Shows of New England. The young and the young at heart are welcome to this event which will offer a hands-on, interactive, and educational experience.
Learn all of the fascinating things about snakes and lizards. Get ready to be amazed with reptile species from around the world, including iguanas, boa constrictors, pythons and more. For more information on Reptile Shows of New England visit ReptileShowsofNewEngland.com.
The show will be Saturday, November 5th at 1:30, doors open at 1. Donations are welcome.
Learn more: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/reptile-show-at-pumc-2022/
Reptile show flyer


THANKS FOR GIVING AWARD CEREMONY – Nov 22


The Greater Peterborough Interfaith Council has invited all to their “Thanks for Giving” service, scheduled for Tuesday November 22, 6:30-7:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Peterborough. The service will have a focus of acknowledging volunteers from our individual faith communities. It will also be available virtually to widen the ability for folks to attend. This service will be a revitalization of a thanksgiving sharing service that has been held in the past.
Thanks for Giving service


GIVING TUESDAY – Nov 29


Giving Tuesday is part of an international movement to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent season.
Global Ministries, the worldwide mission and development agency of The United Methodist Church, with UMCOR, invites members to give love, joy, hope and peace through a denomination-wide year-end giving campaign. Their Give Love campaign will be held until Dec 31.
Share your gifts on Tuesday, November 29, and make a donation to Global Ministries, PUMC, or any other non-profits you would like to show support for.
Learn more: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/giving-tuesday-2022/
Giving Tuesday


FINANCE UPDATE

IncomeExpensesDifference
May$8,495$5,959$2,536
June$16,456$11,313$5,143
July$6,715$7,060($345)
August$6,121$5,495$626
September$6,468$6,517($48)
To Date$72,595$471,444$1,151


FROM THE MISSIONS TEAM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

Nov 2 Holiday Stroll Planning Meeting (6:30pm in-person; Fellowship Hall)
Nov 5 New England Reptiles (1:30pm, doors open 1pm)
Nov 11 Open Mic Night (2nd Friday of the Month; doors open 6:30pm)
Nov 16 Next Missions Team Meeting (3rd Wednesdays 7pm via Zoom)
Nov 19 Peterborough Holiday Stroll (9am-2pm)


HOLIDAY STROLL PLANNING MEETING – Nov 2


We will have an IN-PERSON planning meeting for the Holiday Stroll on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall to discuss set-up and organization for the event.
THANK YOU to all who have already shown an interest. Feel free to contact Justine Gaskamp or the church office with any questions.
Holiday Stroll flyer


GET READY FOR WREATHS!!!!


wreathThe Missions Team will be selling beautiful holiday wreaths and swags from the Cheshire Floral Farm again this year! Look for more information to come on how to order and take orders for your friends and family!



THANK YOU FROM THE RINDGE FOOD PANTRY


Thank you letter


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 (December) to our editors by the LAST TUESDAY, November 29. This is the newsletter that will be released Sunday, December 4 and cover until Sunday, January 1. Send to the office at 603-924-4294 or email info@peterboroughumc.org, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!

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