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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Worship with us on Sunday at 10 am EST on YouTube at https://bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube.
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Reverend Kathleene Card and her message Are We Ready?
Our scriptures will include Ephesians 1:15-23 and Luke 24:44-53.
Our hymns will include Open My Eyes, That I May See.
The bulletin is available here https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-may-16-2021-pumc-order-worship/.
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 10am Sun https://youtu.be/GTRFUEMmz4Q (direct link). So please do watch the stream Sunday at 10 am EST.
GREETINGS FROM REV CARD
A moment of encouragement
We are opening the church building for our worship services starting this Sunday, May 16. The reopening committee has worked hard to come up with a plan that minimizes the risk of transmission of the Covid-19 virus. The best thing we can all do to minimize risk is to get vaccinated! The committee and the world-wide United Methodist Church strongly encourages all who can to get a vaccine to stop the transmission of this deadly virus. There will be major changes to how we’ve worshipped in the past. Ventilation will be increased by opening all the windows in the sanctuary – dress appropriately! Masks are mandatory for all. We will abide by current guidance on social distancing. This means we can only have 34 people in the sanctuary for worship each Sunday.
We will have to use a reservation system to limit attendance. The Sunday May 16 service is full. For reservations for the next Sundays, please call or email Laura Constantine. Priority will be given to those who did not attend the previous Sunday. The children will go immediately to the SS room for Children’s Church. We expect that changes will be made as we go along. Please be patient and kind and show each other grace during this transition to in-person worship.
ONLINE FELLOWSHIP DISCONTINUED
We are discontinuing our online fellowship, as we begin to return to in-person worship. Thank you to everyone who helped us maintain our fellowship time.
Do we have anyone in the church family about to graduate? Let us know!
PASSING OF STEVE GATCOMBE’S MOTHER, LOIS GATCOMBE
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, May 15 at 1 p.m. at the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church in Cumberland, Maine.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Tuttle Road United Methodist Church http://www.tuttleroadumc.org/giving-back.html or a charity of your choice in her memory.
Please visit https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/yarmouth-me/lois-gatcombe-10180901 to view Lois’ tribute page and to sign her online guestbook.
WATCH FOR SPAM EMAIL FROM TAESUN KANG
Several people in the New England Conference have received an email requesting discreet assistance from someone pretending to be Rev. Taesung Kang. The request is coming from an @gmail.com address that does not belong to Taesung.
This email is spam; simply disregard it.
Any legitimate email from the District Office or New England Conference will come from an address that ends in @neumc.org, or .email@example.com. Please check the email of the sender carefully before responding.
If you are unsure or still have any suspicions about an email purporting to be from the New England Conference, check with the appropriate office to confirm that it is legitimate before replying or taking any other action.
Here is an article from United Methodist News Service about how to avoid phishing scams. https://www.umnews.org/en/news/dont-be-a-phishing-victim
WANAKEE SUMMER CAMP IS HERE
Registration is Open for Overnight Programming
At this writing Wanakee is 55-percent full but there is still space available in every session, starting with Week 1 beginning on June 27. We recommend you sign up soon to claim your preferred dates. See you at camp!
Dates and rates: https://www.wanakee.org/2021-dates-and-rates
ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLERGY AND LAITY
The events listed here https://www.neumc.org/training, which include District Resource Days, are opportunities for laity and clergy to hear from gifted speakers and workshop leaders from across New England and around the nation. Experts will offer big ideas and practical tools that can be implemented in the local church context. These Leadership Training Opportunities are offered as a way to help strengthen the work of your church. As United Methodists and members of a connectional church, we know we are stronger together. You are encouraged to take full advantage of the gifts and knowledge of our presenters.
May 6, 2021 – “Voices and Stories” an ONLINE series https://www.rollingridge.org/program/voices-and-stories-series-15188269 that uses historical education and contemplative listening to open hearts and minds to the events that have shaped American society today. “Building bridges of understanding through historical education and contemplative listening”. (5/6, 6/14, 6/23)
May 17, 2021 – Ministry with Children and Youth in These Times. Learn more and register https://www.neumc.org/eventdetail/15222963?month=5&year=2021&day=1&display=m
May 22, 2021 – Leonard Sweet “Deep and Wide” https://www.neumc.org/eventdetail/15035905?month=5&year=2021&day=1&display=m – Conference Resource Day hosted by Granite District
May 25 – (three part series) Examining COVID’S Impact Through the Lens of Contemplative Photography. Learn more and register https://www.rollingridge.org/event/contemplative-photography-honoring-the-edges-of-this-past-year-15207877
May 29, 2021 – Intersectional Theology: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim Register Here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyLnklX2uAgT1NFKvwCoQLQ_UwMDoGbmFjbuGCj44yaxKk-w/viewform Event Flyer https://neumc-email.brtapp.com/files/imagelibrary/e+news+photos/2021+jan+-+july/apr+14+2021/intersectional+theology+flyer+-+draft+2.pdf
May 29, 2021 – Jason Moore’s “Both/And” webinar https://neumc-email.brtapp.com/files/content/jason+moore.pdf available thru June 15th
Sept. 25, 2021 — Pastor Liz Magill https://www.neumc.org/eventdetail/14971873?month=9&year=2021&day=1&display=m – Conference Resource Day hosted by Green Mountain District
-ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING-
*all times are in EST
daily 7a Daily Devotional online via Rev Card’s Facebook
daily 7a Grand Sweep bible study online via RC’s FB
Sun 10a Worship service online via YouTube, in-person with pre-registration
May 16 10am In-person worship resumes (with pre-registration)
May 25 Newsletter submissions due
*contact the church office if you need 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
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
Children’s Bulletins http://bit.ly/pumckidsbulletin
Sunday School To Go https://bit.ly/sundayschooltogo
Online Giving http://bit.ly/pumconlinegiving
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