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What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 210819

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Worship with us on Sunday at 10 am ET on YouTube at bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube or in-person.
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with special guest Rev Dr David Pierce and his message What Happened to “Leave it to Beaver?”
Our scriptures will include Psalm 34:15-22 and Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18.
Our hymn will be A Charge to Keep I Have.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-august-22-2021-pumcorder-worship/
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 10am Sun https://youtu.be/ZXxAALZkcuE (direct link). So please do watch the stream Sunday at 10 am ET. 


PETERBOROUGH NIGHT MARKET
Night Market is a celebration of the creativity and local energy of the Monadnock Region, featuring lights, music, food and art.
Vendors – Peterborough will be filled with fifty artists and craftspeople from our region in a vibrant street market atmosphere. After dark the tents get lit up to keep the festivities and fun going!
Food – Local restaurants and food vendors are participating to provide a wide range of food options – from Thai food to Mexican to BBQ. There is space available for restaurants, caterers and organizations to set up food stalls
Art and Performance – Interactive installations and street performances, including the Flying Gravity Circus, dance performance, and street theatre.
Music – MAxT is curating an outdoor stage for music in front of Toadstool Bookshop. we are featuring younger artists from our area including the band Modern Fools, and DJs Pine Grove and Moderately Supreme and Sarah Gingras. Lights and Sound will be produced by Upstream Sound.
Learn more: https://www.maxtmakerspace.org/night-market

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BISHOP’S DAY ON THE GRANITE DISTRICT
In 2021, Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar will resume his annual practice of visiting each district in the New England Conference. These visits are an opportunity for clergy and laity to engage in dialog with the bishop.
Please reserve the evening of Thursday, October 7th for Bishop Devadhar’s annual visit. All are invited to attend (clergy are required). This event will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in-person.
Tentative Schedule:
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Bishop meets with Superintendency Committee
6:00 – 6:30 pm – Registration
6:30 – 8:00 pm – Worship / Time with the Bishop​
Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
First United Methodist Church, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, NH 03249
Learn more: https://www.neumc.org/eventdetail/15356820

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STANDING WITH HAITI AMID QUAKE AND STORM
United Methodists are working with longtime partners in Haiti to respond after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake
Donate through UMCOR: https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450/
Learn more: https://www.umnews.org/en/news/standing-with-haiti-amid-quake-and-storm

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AVENUE A CLOTHING DAY
The Avenue A Back-to-School Free Clothing Day is coming up on August 23rd. They’re looking for donations of gently used clothing in large kids sizes (middle school) thru adult sizes.
Avenue A is open for clothing donation drop-offs on Wednesday (Aug 18) from 5-8:30pm or by appointment by emailing Jacqueline at avenuea@grapevinenh.org.

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GRAPEVINE YARD SALE
The Grapevine’s annual Grape Big Yard Sale is coming up! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on the Grapevine front lawn. This will take place during Antrim’s Home & Harvest event which is always a ton of fun for the whole community!

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UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH FLEA MARKET
Saturdays, September 4-25, October 2-9

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL BLESSING

by the Rev. Marilyn E. Thornton

Bless my paper and my pen.
Guide my spirit deep within.
Help me think and help me play,
This whole school year, day by day.

As I move from class to class,
Guide my footsteps; clear my path.
Keep my tongue to speak your words.
Let your will for me be heard.

In every subject high or low,
May God’s excellence be shown!
Keep me strong to reach the prize,
To grow in grace, becoming wise.

Whether far from home or near,
May I hold God’s precepts dear.
To do my best at every task;
For this blessing, I do ask.

Help my family be a part
As I lift my mind and heart.
As I study, work, and pray,
Be with them throughout the day.

Of whom much is given, much is required.
May learning be your greatest desire!
Source: https://www.umc.org/en/content/united-methodist-back-to-school-blessing


ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING:

*all times are in ET

daily 7a Daily Devotional Bible Study online via Rev Card’s Facebook (on hold until Sep 13)
Sun 10a Worship service online via YouTube, or in-person
Tue-Thu 9-12 Office Hours

Aug 22 Backpack items due
Aug 25 7p Fisher Cats game
Aug 31 Newsletter submissions due

Sep 13 Rev Card returns from Renewal Leave

*contact the church office if you need Zoom meeting details


STAY INVOLVED WITH PUMC:
Sunday Worship streaming on YouTube Sun 10am ET
in person
bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube
and posted online bit.ly/pumcworshipvideo
Daily Devotional Bible Study 7a bit.ly/revcardfb (on hold until Sep 13)
Book Group online bit.ly/pumcbookgroup

Digital Welcome Card bit.ly/pumcwelcomecard
Bulletins http://bit.ly/pumcbulletin
Children’s Bulletins bit.ly/pumckidsbulletin
Offering bit.ly/pumcoffering
Online Giving bit.ly/pumconlinegiving
Facebook bit.ly/pumcfacebook
YouTube bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube
Instagram bit.ly/pumcinsta
LinkedIn bit.ly/pumclinkedin


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