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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 Reverend Kathleene Card and her message Not Far From the Kingdom of God. *This will be Rev Card’s last service with PUMC.
Our scriptures will include Hebrews 9:11-14 and Mark 12:28-34.
Our hymn will be Rise Up O Men of God.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-211031-pumc-order-worship/
The newsletter is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/beyond-green-doors-2111/
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 10am Sun https://youtu.be/T6sRphCtkAc (direct link).
GREETINGS FROM REV CARD
A moment of encouragement
LISTEN EVERYWHERE New Audio Capabilities
Part of our new technology upgrade is increased accessibility by facilitating better hearing of our service. We now have ADA compliant sound. You can now download the Listen Everywhere app to a cell phone and use headphones or your bluetooth hearing aid to connect directly to the audio.
Download the Listen Everywhere app: https://scnv.io/DXdA. Log into the PUMC Hearing wifi (no password required). Plug in your headphones, or connect your hearing aid via Bluetooth, and launch the app.
We also have sound amplifying devices available that do not require a cell phone. See Hiel or an usher if you would like to try them out.
Remember to set the printer properties to print black and white if you are printing from a computer to the office copier. Otherwise it will default to color. If unsure how to do this, ask Hiel or Melissa.
I have created a color print job log that is on the bulletin board in the office. If you print with color would you please log it so I can keep track?
DAILY DEVOTIONAL BIBLE STUDY
Rev Card will be continuing her daily devotional through December on her Facebook: http://bit.ly/revcardfb
WREATH SALE DEADLINE Due Oct 31
If you’ve been calling around to make a wreath sale for our little church, please remember that the deadline for sales is this Sunday, October 31st. Bring your order form to church and I will collect it or make a copy and hand you back your original. If you have been collecting payments, as you sell I will ask you to hold on to your payment envelope until delivery day.
Wreaths are scheduled to be at the church on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. You will be able to pick up your whole sales order on that day and deliver your payment envelope then.
Many thanks for helping with this sale. If everyone helps in a small way, our church missions and programs will surely benefit… and so will the local business at Cheshire Flower Farm!
See the wreath order form on the church’s website https://www.peterboroughumc.org/pumc-wreath-fundraiser-orders-due-oct-31/ for all the info you need to get a wreath or sell a few for the church!
POINSETTIAS FOR THE ALTAR due Oct 31
The cost of the poinsettia is 6.5” pot $11.99; 7.5” pot (2 plants in pot) $18.99; 8.5” pot (3 plants in pot) $32.00. Colors available are: red, white, or pink.
If you are writing a check please make it payable to Coll’s Garden Center.
Please get your order to Amy Clason-Gilmet by Sunday October 31, 2021.
HARVEST HOME AT CHURCH ENTRANCE Seeking pumpkins
The front doors at our church are being given an autumnal facelift this week. Newly decorated wreaths are ready for placing, some fall greens and cuttings are going into the urn, but… we need some pumpkins. If anyone would like to donate a few different sized pumpkins or gourds for arranging around the urn, please let us know! You can contact Amy Clason-Gilmet, Priscilla Crowe or Susan Lindquist. Many thanks!
PUMC BOOK GROUP
As the weather turns and you find yourself hunkering down with a book and a blanket, consider joining PUMC’s Book Group! It is a friendly bunch of readers that get together on ZOOM and yak about different books that the group chooses by consensus.
The November read will be Northernmost by Peter Geye. It’s a family story that crosses generations, time, and great distances. For a description of the novel and ways to access it, see the link:
If you would like to join in the November discussion of the book, contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be added to the Book group email list. Everyone is welcome to join the group and attend as often as they wish!
TRUNK OR TREAT – Dec 30 2p
If it is raining the trunk or treat will move inside at the church. Masks on, social distanced, windows open.
HELPING AFGHAN REFUGEES
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. Gifts must be made by October 5 to be matched. Please read this article for details: https://www.neumc.org/newsdetail/help-support-our-new-afghan-neighbors-15427304
With the impending threat of more hurricanes/tropical storms, churches in the New England Conference are encouraged to create and store relief supply buckets and hygiene kits. Please see this email for details and links to of the lists of precise contents: http://neumc-email.brtapp.com/viewemail/3076801
EQUITABLE VACCINE DISTRIBUTION
United Methodist Global Ministries is launching a new initiative and joining interfaith partners in an effort to increase the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine around the world. Funds donated to a new Advance giving project will support “Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic” campaign supporting UNICEF’s global vaccine distribution efforts. Learn more: https://umcmission.org/advance-project/3022671/
TURKEYS FROM THE FOOD PANTRY Due Nov 10
Anyone in need in the greater Peterborough area and wanting a turkey and fixings for Thanksgiving should call the food pantry at 603-924-3008 by Nov. 10th and leave a message with his/her name, phone number and number of people in the household. We will get back to them to confirm their order. Pick-up is on Saturday, Nov. 20th, from 9:00 – 11:30 AM at the Peterborough Food Pantry at 25 Elm St. in Peterborough. It is not necessary to be a current food pantry customer.
CHILD TAX CREDIT APPLICATION HELP Due Nov 15
Have you or anyone you know not received advance child tax credit payments that you are eligible for?
Have them contact us at The River Center at 603-924-6800 and they can help. Applications accepted until Nov 15.
PETERBOROUGH FOOD PANTRY NEW SITE
The Peterborough food pantry serves 13 area town and IS accepting donations of food at this time (we have been for a while). Food and pet food (yes, we take pet food) should be within the “best by” date, if applicable. We also accept toiletries and personal products. They are continuing their “specialty weeks” where they give out paper products, toiletries and cleaning supplies
one week each month. They are continuing to promote our new-ish website: https://www.pfoodpantry.org/
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING:
*all times are in Eastern Time
Sun 10a Worship service online via YouTube, or in-person
Tue-Thu 9-12 Office Hours
Oct 31 Rev Card’s last day
Oct 31 Wreath orders due
Oct 31 Poinsettia orders due
Nov 8-18 UCC lot paving
Nov 9 6:30p Administrative Council meeting
Nov 15 Church Building 181st Anniversary
Nov 16 1:30p Book Group via Zoom
Nov 20 10a Church Conference via Zoom
Nov 23 TBD Interfaith Thanksgiving Service @Unitarian
Nov 28 Wreaths projected to arrive *details TBD
Nov 29 7pm Missions meeting via Zoom
Nov 30 Newsletter submissions due
*contact the church office if you need Zoom meeting details
Digital Welcome Card bit.ly/pumcwelcomecard
Children’s Bulletins bit.ly/pumckidsbulletin
Online Giving bit.ly/pumconlinegiving
*New weekly emails posted Thursdays
Submissions for the What’s Happening email are due on Tuesdays.
ALL announcements and submissions should now be sent to Melissa at email@example.com or call 603-924-4294.
Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am to noon.
*Don’t forget to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address book so we don’t end up in your spam folder!
This message was sent to you by Melissa French for the Peterborough United Methodist Church.