Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 210923

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Worship with us on Sunday at 10 am ET in-person or on YouTube at bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube.
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Reverend Kathleene Card and her message Bidden or Not Bidden, God is Present.
Our scriptures will include Psalm 124 and Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22.
Our hymns will include Have Thine Own Way, Lord.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-september1-262021-pumcorder-worship/
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 10am Sun https://youtu.be/Joykf-F6rZY (direct link). So please do watch the stream Sunday at 10 am ET. 


A moment of encouragement


I am sending this message to people who are either helping or have helped in the past. If anyone is missing–please let me know, and you can share this with others.
As you know the Nominations committee is preparing the slate for new leaders that will begin in 2022. If you already serve, we will be asking you to continue, or help us to find a replacement.
The past two years have been difficult due to not being able to gather as much in the church.
This is a request by me for everyone to think about how he or she or they might want to help.
TRUSTEES need people who can help–please let me or Bruce know if you are willing to Join them. This is a real NEED!!!
EDUCATION needs people to teach adults, and people to help with the children. Please see me or Linda Wallenstein if you are interested in Helping.
ADVENT STUDY We have a curriculum and leaders guide. Is there anyone interested in leading this?
SMALL GROUPS (AND I WOULD LIKE TO ADD AD HOC GROUPS HERE) Open MIc, Book Group, the Regathering Committee, FIRST 12 and groups like 100 Nights (to name a few) are places where people can interact with projects for which they have a passion. (Susan Lindquist has written up a proposal for Ad Min Council to expand the concept of Small groups to include an AD HOC focus that allows people to set up a mission that might be only for a short time, or focused on a community event that involves and includes people who may not attend PUMC but have the same interest i.e. 100 Nights.)
Also if you would like to serve on the Nominations Committee–reach out to me.
Thank you–many hands lighten the weight of the tasks.
Blessings and Grace,
Rev. Kathleene Card


Please send the office your photos from homecoming!
Everyone is invited to contribute to the newsletter! Send in your photos, thank yous, birthdays, events, testimonials, poems, letters, printable artwork, prayer submissions… Please submit all materials for the next newsletter (October) to our editors by the LAST TUESDAY September 28. This is the newsletter that will be released Sunday October 3 and cover until Sunday October 31. Send to Melissa French at 603-924-4294 or email info@peterboroughumc.org, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!


The UCC will be paving their lot November 8-18 and we will not be able to use the shared exit. Please use care!


Phaelen Jean Keenan was born on Saturday September 18, 2021 at 12:49 pm in Portsmouth to Scott and Krissy Keenan of North Hampton, NH. She weighed 6 lbs 9 oz, 20-1/2” long.


Susan Lindquist has decided to donate the proceeds of her auction quilt for this year to the American Civil Liberties Union. Their actions in the states that have moved on passing restrictive voting laws has been important work that she wishes to support.
For your review … ‘Got You Covered’ – an auction quilt to support American Civil Liberties Union. This quilt is machine pieced, long arm machine quilted, and finished with a hand sewn binding. It measures 74″ x 88″. The quilt will serve as a twin-sized bedspread quilt or as a full-sized bed coverlet with a 10″ drop. The colors in this quilt range across the blue/purple spectrum with stark white as a background. The quilt has a central panel of 20 blocks, a 2 inch inner border of deep periwinkle blue, and a 5 inch outer border of soft floral lavender. The backing fabric is a deep blue and purple swirl. All fabrics are 100% cotton. The batting is a summer-weight cotton. The pattern is an all over swirl within the central panel and a heart feather within the outer border.
Starting bid: $150. Those angles were a challenge, folks!
The auction event will begin on October 1st and run for two weeks.
In the meantime, check out the pictures of this year’s auction quilt, SHARE this post https://www.facebook.com/susanmillerlindquist.quilter/posts/1509023889456061 with any and all friends who might be interested in Grey Cottage Quilts and its efforts. Pass it on to build enthusiasm for this charity auction. Many thanks!
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/susanmillerlindquist.quilter/


Ellen and I received so many very kind and thoughtful anniversary greetings from many members of our church. I wanted to thank each and every one of our church members for the thoughtfulness in helping us celebrate this special day.
Thank you and God Bless;
Andrew and Ellen Dunbar


The United Methodist Foundation of New England and New England Justice for Our Neighbors (NE JFON) have established a matching fund to help support our new Afghan neighbors in New England.
In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan tens of thousands of families were evacuated. They are men, women, and children whose lives were endangered by the new regime; many had assisted U.S. military.
Among the first evacuees and refugees here in New England will be 150-200 persons to be settled in Lowell, MA, with additional arrivals anticipated in Boston and Manchester, NH. Most of these people will arrive with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They usually do not speak English or understand life in the U.S. and are not immediately eligible for government assistance.
The International Institute of New England (IINE https://iine.org/) has long been used by the U.S. State Department as a primary nonprofit for the resettlement of refugees in New England and has experienced staff to assist these new arrivals. IINE relies on donors to provide financial assistance and furnishings to those beginning their new lives in the U.S.
Churches and individuals are invited to support the Afghan Fund by sending checks to the address below, transferring funds to the Foundation or donating online at UMFNE https://www.umfne.org/
All gifts received at the Foundation by Oct. 5 will be matched up to a total of $20,000 and contributed to IINE

Methodists across New England.
United Methodist Foundation of New England
Attn: Afghan Neighbor Fund
34 Route 111, Suite 102
Derry, NH 03038


An important fundraiser for youth programs! Everyone needs to know how to grow and prepare healthy food. Cornucopia Project is planting seeds for a lifetime of healthy eating though garden, kitchen and farm education. You can help while shopping at the auction….the holidays are coming, *buy local* here!

In India, coronavirus is decreasing in most areas so the state governments are allowing most older children to return to schools, orphanages and hostels. In some areas the children can attend school if they are in the 6th grade and above and in other areas from 9th – 12th grade.
Some families are still worried about coronavirus and are afraid to allow their children to attend school or go back to the orphanages. Slowly the children who have been living with relatives are returning to the children’s homes.
The children are healthy, but we did hear about one problem they are having. One administrator told us that, “Girls and boys behave very naughty after the long absence from the schools and homes.” We know the administrators can handle it.
Some orphanages are being asked to take more children. We think this will continue to be the case as India overcomes covid, but children whose parents have died will have no one to care for them.
Learn more: https://www.worldschildren.org/

St. Elizabeth’s Home for Children
“Today I had called all the sponsored children to the children’s home and gave them the groceries. They were so happy. All of them are in good health. Our schools are reopened but we cannot force any one of them to come to our school. These instructions are given by the government. Hostels are not supposed to open.” –Sr. Catherine, 9-15-21
Nirmala Matha Home for Children
“After the lockdown and long leave now the schools are open. So we are busy with our school and homework. We are getting only 60% students in the school as well as in the home. Already our district has many school dropouts. We are working hard to bring the children back.” –Sr. Lourdu Mary, 9-13-21
Raichur Girls’ Hostel
“On 23rd August the 9th to 12th year class has started. On 6th September 2021, 6th to 8th class has started. Children are starting to come to hostel.” –Manjula Jacob, 9-5-21


*all times are in Eastern Time

Daily am Daily Devotional online via Rev Card’s FB, *Sun-Wed 7a, Thu 6:30a
Sun 10a Worship service online via YouTube, or in-person
Tue-Thu 9-12 Office Hours

Sep 28 Newsletter submissions due

*contact the church office if you need Zoom meeting details

Sunday Worship streaming on YouTube Sun 10am ET
in person
and posted online bit.ly/pumcworshipvideo
Daily Devotional Bible Study bit.ly/revcardfb, *Sun-Wed 7a, Thu 6:30a
Book Group online bit.ly/pumcbookgroup

Digital Welcome Card bit.ly/pumcwelcomecard
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Children’s Bulletins bit.ly/pumckidsbulletin
Offering bit.ly/pumcoffering
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This message was sent to you by Melissa French for the Peterborough United Methodist Church.