Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 210930

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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 Are You Able?
Our scriptures will include Hebrews 5:1-10 and Mark 10:35-45.
Our hymn will be Tell Me the Stories of Jesus.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-211003-pumcorder-worship/
The newsletter is available here: https://mailchi.mp/735d204c6b03/beyond-the-green-doors-newsletter-from-pumc-8177026
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 10am Sun https://youtu.be/cqxCCWXwtzc (direct link). So please do watch the stream Sunday at 10 am ET. 


A moment of encouragement


On October 3, 2021, we will celebrate World Communion Sunday. Please mark your calendars to celebrate this Special Sunday. We look forward to this celebration each year when we participate in holy communion together and share our gifts to support racial-ethnic students and trainees in their quest to become leaders who embody the mission of The United Methodist Church. Your gifts provide scholarships for ethnic students and trainees from the U.S. and around the world. Thank you.
Checks can be made to the church with “WCS” in the memo line, or give online: https://bit.ly/2GOFbmE or mail checks
Also communion cups are available in the fellowship hall for those who would like to participate at home.


As the Covid pandemic continues, the Reopening Committee meets periodically to address the protocols that we’ve put in place so that we can continue to worship in person. The weather is changing so we will not be able to open the windows quite as widely as we have been during the summer. We’ll also be turning on the heat in the sanctuary before the worship service. During the service the heat will be turned off so that recirculated air will not be blowing. We will continue to wear masks at all times in the building and maintain appropriate distancing. We thank you for your cooperation and encourage all to get vaccinated and stay safe!


The first meeting of the PUMC Book Group met to yak about all the summer reading that we did and to set a calendar for the 2021/2022 year. The group decided to meet the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 PM via ZOOM until this Covid-Delta Drama has spent itself and we can safely meet in person.
The group is open to anyone who would like to share a reading discussion in an easy-going circle of friends. If you would like to join, please just talk to Rev. Kathleene, Susan Lindquist, Carol Owen, or Ann Hampson and they will get you into the email loop for Zoom invites, updated book info, etc.
The group also decided to read Adam Hamilton’s Words of Life for the January read. Many of our church friends may have picked up the book in preparation for a book study this fall. As it was cancelled, the group thought it a good idea to provide a venue for reading and discussing it. So … if you’re interested in getting in on that discussion, please let Rev Kathleene know and the group will get you linked up with any pre-discussion teasers. Stay tuned on that book group meeting in December for more details! Books are still available at the church! Just grab one and read!
The NEXT read for October’s book discussion will be The Survivor: A Novel Based on a True Holocaust Survivor Story by Marcel Möring. The book was originally published in 2011, so is readily available through on line sources, interlibrary loan, and on Kindle and the like. While this book is about a young man’s deliverance by strangers during the German occupation of Poland, it is also about the group dynamics of people in hiding and under stress, and about how one man handles life after being freed from the danger of the German Holocaust. It has come to us through Ann Hampson’s recommendation.
SO! The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19th @ 1:30 PM. Let someone know if you’d like a Zoom invite in your email box! Invite a person in your ‘pod’ to read the book with you and have them join the Zoom with you! The more the merrier!


Last year, the PUMC Quilters worked up a gorgeous quilt that is still in need of auctioning.
Quilters! Please let me know what we can do to get this quilt into a cozy home by Christmas! Online auction? Mission gift? What?
In the meantime, is there interest in starting a new project? I have tons of ideas for easy blocks that we could be working up in preparation for a nice new quilt to have for future auctioning, gifting, donating, etc! Let’s talk!
Keep calm and keep sewing!
Susan Lindquist


Do you have an anniversary? Perhaps you would like to remember a loved one. The worship committee would like to remind all parishioners that everyone is invited to provide flowers for the altar at any time.
If you would like to provide flowers for any Sunday please contact Amy Clason-Gilmet or Susan Lindquist.


The memorial for Ellen Dunbar has been postponed. We will keep you posted.


Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 1 PM – 4 PM
at Putnam Park in Peterborough
Join the Rotary Club for a fundraiser to help support recovery in our area.


*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

Oct 3 World Communion Sunday
Oct 19 1:30p Book Group via Zoom
Oct 26 6:30p Administrative Council meeting
Oct 26 Newsletter submissions due
Oct 31 Rev Card’s last day

*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
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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