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Beyond the Green Doors – January 2023 Newsletter

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BEYOND THE GREEN DOORS


The newsletter of the Peterborough United Methodist Church

January 2023


In this issue…

Events
Celebrations
Lay Leadership
Annual Report
Book Group
Silent Auction
Food Pantry


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

Jan 8 8a Free Community Breakfast
Jan 10 6:30p Admin Council meeting via Zoom
Jan 13 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6p
Jan 16 1:30p PUMC Book Group hybrid
Jan 18 7p Missions meeting via Zoom
Jan 31 Newsletter submissions due
Jan 31 PUMC Annual Report submissions due


CHURCH FAMILY CELEBRATIONS

Birthdays:


Sara Tannahill 1/07
Melissa French 1/10
Russell Gaskamp 1/13
Michael Robidoux 1/13
Hiel Lindquist 1/15
Kristel Gatcombe 1/19
Charlie Munroe 1/19
Bek Southwick 1/20
Dick Dunning 1/21
Janet Mack Lewis 1/23
Patricia Lawn 1/30

Membership Anniversaries:


Mark Welty 1/06
Pam Welty 1/06
Billi-Jo Ogo 1/17
Eno Ogo 1/17
Arnie Johnson 2/01


INTRODUCING PUMC’S LAY LEADERSHIP 2023


Church Administrator: Melissa French
Church/Administrative Council: Hiel Lindquist
Congregational Care Coordinator: Sue Norton-Poplin
Education Committee Chair: Linda Wallenstein
Equalization Member: [OPEN]
Finance Committee: Greg Robidoux
Finance Secretary: Laura Constantine
Lay Leader: Jeff Hipp
Membership Secretary: Justine Gaskamp
Missions Committee: Justine Gaskamp
Nominations Committee: Pastor
Pastor: Thom Demers
Small Groups Coordinator: Andy Wallenstein
SPRC: Ken Constantine
Sunday School Superintendent: Linda Wallenstein
Treasurer: Jess Hipp
Trustees: Russell Gaskamp
Worship Committee: Jim Poplin
Youth Representative: [OPEN]


PUMC ANNUAL REPORT


Submissions for the PUMC Annual Report will be due January 31. Everyone is invited to contribute. This is a great opportunity to let the church family know what your committee is about and what you have accomplished in the past year. The report covers 1/1 to 12/31.
Download last year’s report: https://bit.ly/3GowjEf


PUMC BOOK GROUP INVITES YOU TO TURN A NEW PAGE IN 2023


It’s New Years Resolution time, folks! If you’ve been thinking that reading more in the new year would be a good thing to do, let PUMC Book Group help you out! Join us, as we make our way through a monthly read and then gather to chat about the book and other related connections to the book – think the historical setting, or related social justice issues, or a movie adaptation critique or the character development, or, or …. the possibilities are endless!
Our group meets in person or via ZOOM on the third Monday of the month at 1:30 PM. We try to meet in person at the church, but a ZOOM link is always possible for those wishing to remain at home and still make the discussion.

The reads for the next couple months are:

January


meeting on January 16th

These Granite Islands – Sara Stonich


These Granite Islands

Chasing Eden – Howard Mansfield


Chasing Eden

February


meeting on February 20th

The Daughter of Doctor Moreau – Silvia Moreno-Garcia


The Daughter of Doctor Moreau

If you have interest in joining the group, talk with Susan Lindquist, Ellen Derby, Ann Hampson, or Christine Robidoux or email Susan Lindquist. She can get you into the email loop and help you, if you have trouble finding the monthly book choice.
Keep calm and keep reading! 


HOLIDAY STROLL SILENT AUCTION RESULTS


Many thanks to all who placed bids on this year’s Holiday Stroll Quilt Auction. The quilt went to Brian Blanchard of Hillsborough, who had a high bid of $200. He intends to gift it to a dear friend whose home has been very chilly because of the high fuel prices constricting her use of oil. A good gift, I say! It made its way to him on December 23rd – folded and tied up with a bow and the care instructions pinned to it! Another year, another quilt! If anyone would like to work on the 2023 quilt auction, just contact the church office!
Silent auction quilt


FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS


Our church continues to gather food donations for area food pantries. If you haven’t had a chance to donate lately, there’s always a new start in the new year! Our next donations will be delivered to the Rindge Food Pantry at the end of January. Please consider dropping a can, box, or package each week as you come into church. We also collect donations in the food bin at the base of the side ramp at the church.
Many hands make for a nice variety of foods to supplement the shelves of the area food challenged.
The folks at the food pantries are ALWAYS so appreciative of our church’s donation! Thanks and God bless!



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 (January) to our editors by the LAST TUESDAY, January 31. This is the newsletter that will be released Sunday, February 5 and cover until Sunday, March 5. Send to the office at 603-924-4294 or email info@peterboroughumc.org, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!

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PETERBOROUGH UMC COMMUNICATIONS
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