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Beyond the Green Doors – May 2018 Newsletter

Please enjoy our newsletter for May 2018.

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Beyond the Green Doors
The newsletter of the Peterborough United Methodist Church
43 Concord Street, Peterborough, NH
May 2018


Sun Worship Service 10a
Sun Adult Bible Class 11:15a
Sun Bible Study 11:30a
Mon Confidential Meeting 6-8p
Wed Prayer Study 10a
Wed Choir Rehearsal 11:15a
Wed Covenant Discipleship Group 6:30p

May 5 Monadnock Hunger Walk 8a
May 8 SPRC Meeting 6:30p
May 12 Spring Work Day 8a
May 12 Hundred Nights Tailgate Dinner 4p
May 13 Free Community Breakfast 8a
May 15 Ad/Church Council Meeting 6:30p
May 18 Open Mic Night 7p
May 19 Church Rummage Sale 9-1
May 23 Prayer Shawl Group 1p
May 26 Men’s Monthly Breakfast 7:30a
May 27 Free Community Breakfast 8a
May 29 Newsletter submissions due

Jun 5 UMW Salad Supper 5p
Jun 6 John Faust Memorial Service


Katie French May 1
Greg Robidoux May 3

Don’t see your birthday? Email or just leave a note in the church office!

Church Membership Anniversaries:
Nancy Belletete, 18 Years
Douglas Breda, 36 Years
Andrew Dunbar, 41 Years
Scott Keenan, 11 Years
Robert Venning, 11 Years
Lynda Volante, 38 Years


Saturday May 12th, 2018
Breakfast at 8 am, work 9am to noon (more or less)

We will be having our annual Church Clean Up/Work Day on May 12th.
We will be cleaning up the grounds, and gutters, and this year we would like to wash all the windows inside and out.
Please volunteer to help out if you are able and feel free to bring rakes, shovels, buckets, ladders, and squeegees. Please speak to any trustee for details.
A breakfast is planned for 8AM to fuel everyone up!
Please mark your calendar and come out to help if you can!
Bring your items to the church:
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
May 15 May 16 May 17
5-7 PM 5-7 PM 5-7 PM
Please honor these drop off times. If it is not possible for you to drop off items at these times you may call Karen Keenan @ 933-3189, Susan Lindquist @ 585-6923 or Sue Norton Poplin @ 532-4572 and we will make arrangements to pick up your rummage/yard sale donations.

Sunday School Superintendent welcomes a future student

Lord, give me strength to overcome the temptation
to please myself and live life without You.
Help me to discover Your will for my life.
In Jesus’ name and for His sake, amen.

“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?”
—Corrie Ten Boom

March…….Our library has several choices of books for young children.

Among them are: The Story of Jonah by Alice Davidson, I can Talk with God by Carolyn Wolcott, Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier (A Heifer Project Story), Chicken Soup for Little Souls and The Goodness Gorillas. There is also a 12 volume set called Children’s Bible Stories and a 5 volume set of The Greatest Adventure, including Joshua and the Battle of Jericho, David and Goliath , Daniel in the Lion’s Den and Simon and Delilah.

The only book we have for young adults is Joshua by Joseph Girzone. This book was reviewed before but is very suitable for young people as well as adults. Joshua moves into a small cabin on the edge of town. People are very curious about him, sometimes mystified and sometimes confused by the things he does. He is a wood carver but some of the things that happen because of him are mystical and spiritual. Based on an accurate reading of scriptures, Joshua is a deeply inspiring book.

If you have any Christian stories and are looking for a new home for them, especially books for older children and teens, please feel free to donate them to our church library. Just bring them in and put them on the shelf under the sign Children’s Books. Thank you.

We have a new (or rather update), painless way for you to support our church. If you shop online using Amazon we would like to make you aware of a program called Amazon Smile. Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you may have used in the past. It is the same products, same prices, same service. The only difference is, using Amazon Smile, a donation of 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases are made to our church.
In order the participate in this program you need to do 2 things. First, you must have an Amazon account and second, instead of using the regular amazon web page you would use the smile web page at The first time you use this link the system will ask you to select the charity of your choice. Just remember to select Peterborough United Methodist Church.
That’s it! As long as you remember to use the web page for your purchases, a donation is made to PUMC.
There is more information on the Amazon webpage concerning this program, but if you have more questions, see Hiel.

The Methodist Committee on Relief was created by the Methodist Church in 1940 in response to refugee needs arising from World War II. What began as a temporary relief program became a permanent part of The United Methodist Church in 1972. Today, UMCOR supports work in more than 80 countries, UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. Visit the UMCOR page for more information (
From the spring board meeting, UMCOR announced over $46 million in grants in support of disaster relief and recovery, global health projects, and sustainable development. Donations from our church (plus the health kits that we assemble), contributed to this effort. We will be collecting a special offering in September in support of UMCOR. However, you are always welcome to donate to UMCOR by placing an offering in an envelope in the offering plate. If you wish the offering to go towards a special project, indicate that on the envelop and we will insure that if goes to the correct place.
Thanks for your past support and God Bless


Saturday MAY 19, 2018
9 AM-1 PM
BAG SALE at 12:30 PM

Peterborough United Methodist Church
43 Concord Street
Peterborough, NH

Clothing, Household Items, Glassware, Books,
Knick-Knacks, Linens, Toys, Jewelry & more!

Church leaders shouldn’t be the only ones contributing to the newsletter! Send in your thank yous, birthdays, photos, events, testimonials, prayer submissions…
Please submit all materials for the next newsletter (June) to our editors by the last TUESDAY of the month, May 29. This is the newsletter that will be released on June 3 and cover until Sunday July 1. Send to Melissa French at 924-6960 or email, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!


In addition to “Beyond the Green Doors,” Peterborough UMC offers the following ways you can keep in touch.
We are at the church. Come visit us, Sunday at 10 am!
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This newsletter was compiled by Melissa French. Any concerns with content can be addressed with Reverend Card.