Beyond the Green Doors – September 2018 Newsletter

Please enjoy our newsletter for September 2018.

September newsletter

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


Sun Worship Service 10a
Mon Confidential Meeting 6-8p
Wed Office Hours 9-12
Wed Choir Rehearsal 11a
Wed Covenant Discipleship Group 6:30p
Thu Office Hours 9-12

Sep 4 Floor touchup in church building
Sep 9 Free Community Breakfast 8a
Sep 9 Homecoming
Sep 13 Carpet cleaning – do not access sanctuary
Sep 16 Adult Bible Study resumes 11:30a
Sep 18 Finance meeting 5:30p
Sep 21 Open Mic Night 7p
Sep 23 Free Community Breakfast 8a
Sep 25 Newsletter submissions due
Sep 25 Book Group 1p
Sep 26 Prayer Shawl Group 1p
Sep 27 Church/Admin Council meeting 6:30p
Sep 29 Men’s Monthly Breakfast

Oct 2 UMW Meeting 12p
Oct 8 Holiday Stroll Workshop 10a
Oct 12 Church Conference


Welcome home!
Peterborough United Methodist Church invites you to
HOMECOMING Friends and Family Day

Reconnect after summer and kick off the new season with us!

Sunday, September 9th

8 am Free Community Breakfast
10 am Worship Service with Rev Card
11:15 am Potluck Luncheon immediately following worship service

43 Concord Street

Facebook event:

Homecoming at PUMC 2018


It was a beautiful evening for baseball. The NH Fisher Cats against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. We enjoyed the game up until the 9th inning when Binghamton scored 5 runs to go ahead 12 to 8. The Fisher Cats ended up losing 12 to 9. Oh well. Better luck next time.

Income Expenses
April $9925 $6953.10
May $9825 $3672.11
June $6728 $14,616.15 (mission shares from 2017 paid)
Laura Constantine

Have you been sensing God calling you to serve? If so, the Nominations Committee would like to speak to you about opportunities in our church to serve on one of our committees. Just as Moses felt when God called him to speak to Pharaoh, you may feel unqualified. Don’t worry, God has equipped you and who knows but he may be equipping you for an even greater purpose in the future. As with Moses, God will get the job done one way or the other, but we receive the blessing when we follow the call in faith.
Personally, by serving it has helped me to build relationships, build up our church and community, support others in fellowship, and better understanding the responsibility of the stewardship of the church.
The greatest benefit for me has been the opportunity to give back to God some of what He has blessed me with in my time and talents. If you are interested in helping but unsure of making a commitment, we have committees that are just looking for volunteers with a heart to serve others in our community and church. These committees don’t require that you be a member of the church, or make a commitment.
I ask that you will prayerfully consider this opportunity. You can call the church or speak to anyone on the nominations committee for more information: Rev Card, Jim Poplin, Priscilla Crowe, Laura Nerz, and Greg Robidoux.
With Joy and Love,
Laura Nerz

The Mission Committee is overwhelmed by the generous spirit and actions of our church this post month! We the church generously gave $709 for backpacks and school supplies for the 18 children in transitional housing at MATS and SFTS!! We were able to purchase very nice rugged packs from Lands End and stuff them with lots of supplies and a little note expressing our love and wishes for an awesome school year for each student. Let’s all keep these children in our prayers this school year as they carry the packs we blessed on Sunday.
The Missions Team

The United Methodist Women will meet Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM at the church. Please note the change in time. Karen Keenan will present the program. Bring your bag lunch and dessert and beverage will be provided.
All women are invited to attend.
Carol Owen

A contract has been signed with David Streeter Company, Fitzwilliam, NH to replace the roof on the Fellowship Hall/Education wing of the church. The current roof is the original roof to this part of the building and has begun to fail due to age. Three bids were solicited and after careful consideration, the Trustees chose the Streeter bid. Architectural thirty-year shingles of a similar color will replace the current shingles. Ice and water dam will be installed according to code. New flashing, drip edge and a new ridge vent will also be installed. The gutter above the ramp entrance will be reinstalled. The work will be completed sometime before the snow flies.

A new diaper pail has been placed in the bathroom. We want to be welcoming to our youngest attendees.

All scheduling of the church facilities needs to go through the church office. This includes both Church groups and facility rental groups. If you receive an inquiry about renting the church please direct that inquiry to the church office during normal office hours. It is hoped that scheduling through the office will be more efficient and prevent calendar scheduling conflicts.

If you are the last person to leave the church building please make sure all lights are turned off and that all of the doors are locked. Our custodian, Andy Dunbar has found the building unlocked a number of times.

I want to thank all of the Trustees for their faithful work in caring for our Church facility. It is the mission of the Trustees to care for the physical space for God’s work to take place.

Respectfully submitted,
Bruce Batten,
Trustees Chair

Everyone is invited to contribute to the newsletter! Send in your thank yous, birthdays, photos, events, testimonials, prayer submissions…

Please submit all materials for the next newsletter (October) to our editors by the last TUESDAY of the month, September 25. This is the newsletter that will be released on September 30 and cover until Sunday November 4. Send to Melissa French at 924-4294 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.