Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 210128

*Contact information has been removed, please consult your directory or contact the church office if you need contact info



Dear Church Family and Friends,
Worship with us on Sunday at 10 am EST on YouTube at https://bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube.
Please stay home 😉 for our Sunday worship service with Reverend Kathleene Card and her message When They Were All Amazed!
Our scriptures will include Psalm 111 and Mark 1:21-28.
Our hymn is O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee.
Our bulletin can be found here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-january-31-2021-pumc-order-worship/
Our newsletter can be found here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/beyond-green-doors-february-2021/
The Sunday worship stream can be found here: https://youtu.be/6K6NQV_wE10 (direct link). So please do watch the stream Sunday at 10 am EST.


A moment of encouragement.
Join us for a daily devotional and Grand Sweep bible study at 7am, via Rev Card’s Facebook http://bit.ly/revcardfb


EASTER FLOWERS – Order due Feb 4!

The worship committee is already planning for Easter. Usually we adorn the altar with flowers but again this year we won’t be together in church. We would like you to be able to have Easter flowers for your home. We place an order with Coll’s, Amy will pick them up and deliver them to the church for pick up on Saturday April 3rd. We have a short window to place our orders due to the limited number of growers. Your order needs to placed by next Thursday February 4th.
Below are the options:
These are all 6 inch pots
Tulips- red, white, purple, yellow, pink, orange and mixed
Hyacinth- blue, pink, white

Please email your selection to Amy Clason-Gilmet. Consult your directory or reach out to the office for contact info.
Include flower choice, number of pots and color selection.
Thank you,
PUMC Worship Committee


Want to help make Valentine’s Day fun for our Sunday School kids? Get yourself a box of old-fashioned classroom
Valentines and write one out for each of the children in our church’s Sunday School! Deliver them or send them in a large envelope to the church before February 7th. Then, when Susan C sends the Sunday School lessons out, she’ll stuff the envelopes with extra Valentine love!
Pass the love around!
Here’s a list of the children that Susan sends lessons to each week. Use the child’s first name and last name initial when you address the cards.
Avery D.
Eli H.
Jasper C.
Angelina W.
Ella F.
Katie F.
Jace S.
Thea S.
Jesse B.
Joey B.
Ashlynn M.
Carlee F.
Evie M.
Ellie M.
Lily M.
Carrie M.
Jennifer M.
Hunter D.
Decota D.
Adeline R.
Noah R.
Clara R.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
PUMC: 43 Concord St, Peterborough NH 03458


Last year, at this time, we began a voyage that no one expected to last this long! Our world was turned upside down, when we began to experience a time of sickness, isolation, and uncertainty. Our church building closed, we became a community of Christ that struggled to cling to some sense of routine, we shuffled the ways we worship and came up with ways to connect on-line and over the phone. We kept tabs on each other, gathered in new and novel ways, learned new technology, and persisted in our pursuit of walking with God and each other through this pandemic and onward in light.
Now, we come to another Lenten season in a time of hope for vaccine appointments, a springtime of fresh air and chances to gather together in worship and fellowship! We are still forced to worship on-line, but there is hope! Our children’s ministry has grown, our worship attendance has grown, our connections in the community have continued and been strengthened by new participants and growing community support.
The Holy Spirit has moved in and among us, leading people to our church and inspiring many of our church members to greater spiritual growth and more community ministries. We have been blessed!
As Lent approaches, let us all continue in the light and seek a meaningful strategy of one sort or another to reflect on the path our Christ took to the cross, the tomb, and beyond. There will be many ways to move along the Lenten way. Consider a Lenten study group, choose your own daily spiritual discipline, or join in helping with the Lenten services.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17th. Join us on-line for an evening service to begin your Lenten journey. Continue with us as we journey toward the hope that bursts forth on Easter morning. We’re waiting with open hands and open hearts! Let’s walk the path together!

Ash Wednesday February 17th, 2021 7pm
Pray. Act. Pray Again. Lenten Bible Study begins February 18, 10am
Palm Sunday March 28, 2021 10am
Maundy Thursday April 1, 2021 7pm
Easter Sunday April 4, 2021 10am
Lent To Go packets will be available, details to come.



I am willing to offer a Pastor’s Study for Lent on Zoom at 10 am on Thursday if anyone is interested. I will use my Book, PRAY. ACT. PRAY AGAIN. Expanded Lenten Edition (make sure it’s the Expanded Edition with the Lenten content). You may have read through this with me online when I first got here–but it is written to be used more than once. If there is interest, I will offer the class. We also have classes other people can offer–just let me know if you would like to teach a different class and I will give you the information. Susan is using Adam Hamilton’s Lenten class called “THE WAY.” I have information on that if someone wants to use that one. The leader’s guide and video are available if someone wants to facilitate this. Just let me know. There is also a new class by Margey DeVega–and I have the information–if someone wants to facilitate that one.
My Lenten Devotional would begin on Thursday, February 18, if there are people interested. The dates would be the following. Please let me know if you are interested. I will set it up on Zoom. If there is no interest, I understand. Please let me know if you have any interest.

February 18
February 25
March 4
March 11
March 18
March 25

Pray. ACT. Pray Again. a 40-Day Walk with God (Expanded Lenten Edition)
Pray. Act. Pray Again. is designed to be a private Lenten devotional book but can also contains lessons for a group prayer study during the seven weeks of Lent. Pray. Act. Pray Again. presents personalized versions of familiar prayers from scripture with commentary on how these prayers can motivate action in the life of the believer. It contains 40 prayers found in Psalms, the Gospels, and the Epistles, all changed to the first person. They will help the believer respond personally to God’s call to prayer. The 40 prayers are to be used Monday through Saturday during Lent. There is a special Sabbath prayer based on the 23rd Psalm to be used every Sunday. Each prayer has a brief commentary to provide context for the prayer, as well as for the actions that might result from the prayer.


Announcements & Upcoming:
*all times are in EST
daily 7a Daily Devotional online via Rev Card’s Facebook
daily 7a Grand Sweep bible study online via Rev Card’s Facebook

Sun 10a Worship service online via YouTube
Sun 1p Fellowship hour online via Zoom

Feb 2 7p Technology meeting (volunteers welcome)
Feb 4 Easter Flower Orders Due
Feb 7 Valentine’s Surprise Due
Feb 7 Human Relations Sunday *please send your offering beforehand
Feb 9 6:30p Admin Council meeting online via Zoom (all are welcome)
Feb 17 7p Ash Wednesday Service online via YouTube
Feb 18 10a Pray Act Pray Again Lent Bible Study begins online via Zoom
Feb 23 Newsletter submissions due


Joy files should be either .jpg images or .mp4 video. Send joys to pumclivestream@gmail.com.
You can also share your Joys on our Facebook page https://bit.ly/pumcfacebook.



Please join our hosts this Sunday at 1pm on Zoom for online fellowship with the PUMC church family.
Consult your What’s Happening email or contact the church office for Zoom meeting details.


Stay Involved with PUMC:
Sunday Worship streaming on YouTube Sun 10a https://bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube
and posted online (after Sunday) http://bit.ly/pumcworshipvideo
Online Fellowship Hour Sun 1p https://bit.ly/pumcfellowship Zoom meeting ending in 8974 *contact the church office if you need meeting details
Daily Morning Devotional & Grand Sweep Bible Study 7a http://bit.ly/revcardfb
Book Group online https://bit.ly/pumcbookgroup

Digital Welcome Card http://bit.ly/pumcwelcomecard
Bulletins http://bit.ly/pumcbulletin
Children’s Bulletins http://bit.ly/pumckidsbulletin
Sunday School To Go https://bit.ly/sundayschooltogo
Offering http://bit.ly/pumcoffering
Online Giving http://bit.ly/pumconlinegiving
Facebook https://bit.ly/pumcfacebook
YouTube https://bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube
Instagram http://bit.ly/pumcinsta


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This message was sent to you by Melissa French for the Peterborough United Methodist Church.