Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 211118

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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 Reverend Michael Ballard and his message God is the Ruler Yet.
Our scriptures will include Revelation 1:4b-8 and John 18:33-38a.
Our hymn will be This is my Father’s World.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-211121-pumc-order-worship/
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 10am Sun https://youtu.be/A4mACUbPLvw.
Next week’s speaker will be David Young.

Please note there will be no office hours Thursday next week. What’s Happening will be released on Wednesday.


This announcement is an important report from your Staff Parish Relations Committee.
The District Superintendent met with us yesterday afternoon to tell us that our Bishop has appointed an interim pastor to serve our church from December 1 through June 30, 2022.
Our interim pastor will be Todd Layton who has been a bi-vocational pastor at Marlow UMC for more than 3 years. Pastor Todd lives in Manchester with his son and also works as a hospital software troubleshooter.
Todd is assigned to serve PUMC as 1/4 time interim pastor with his duties being preaching and critical pastoral counseling.
In order to make this shared ministry arrangement (with Marlow UMC) work, the DS asks that we change our Sunday worship time to 11am from Dec 5 through the end of June.
There will be other details to be worked out and our flexibility will be crucial to the continued momentum of our ministry at PUMC. Please share any concerns and creative ideas with the committee. (Phyllis, Carol, Andy, Susan, Cindy, & Ken)
Most of all, be thinking and praying about how God can use Pastor Todd and our entire congregation to write a new chapter of PUMC’s ministry in the upcoming months.
Welcome Pastor Todd!
Ken Constantine, SPRC chair


ONLY ONE WEEK UNTIL EVICTION – Flinkstrom/Merling Family (Ashlynn and Carlee from Children’s Sunday School)
A PUMC family needs help paying for their new home. They have found a house in Keene but need to fill the oil tank and raise first and security deposit.
Contact the church office with any questions.
If you would like to help you can make donations:
Online https://www.peterboroughumc.org/inside_worship/online-giving/. Put Ashlynn and Carlee in the message section.
Checks payable to “Peterborough United Methodist Church” with Ashlynn and Carlee in the memo line. Drop off or mail to PUMC, 43 Concord St, Peterborough NH 03458.
Our goal is to raise $2,000.


Reminder that church conference is this Saturday at 10 am via Zoom.
Contact the church office for zoom details.
Church conference booklet: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/churchconferences2021participantsguide.pdf
You are encouraged to read the booklet ahead of time so we can vote without delay.


GUEST SPEAKER FOR NOV 21 – Michael Ballard
Reverend Michael Ballard has a graduate degree in Theater from U. Michigan and a seminary degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a pastor for 3 years in western New York; campus minister in Pennsylvania for 2 years. He was a Professor of Theatre and Communication Arts at Eastern Nazarene College for 28 yrs. He mentored many students there, especially through his course Drama as Ministry. He also served as worship planner/worship leader at Wollaston Church of the Nazarene during his years at ENC. He recently retired to western NY.


SPECIAL CHARGE CONFERENCE – November 29, 5p via Zoom
Peterborough UMC is scheduling a special Charge Conference to discuss and vote on special protocols concerning the ongoing lawsuit associated with the Boy Scouts. To our best knowledge, we do not now, nor have we in the past, had any agreements with the Boy Scouts. Still, in order to protect the church, both local and district, we need to have this special charge conference. The UMC Granite District will conduct the conference via zoom. The Charge Conference is scheduled for Monday, November 29 beginning at 5 pm. The meeting should last about 1/2 hour and the Boy Scout issue will be the only item on the agenda. All of our church family are invited to attend. Special voting instructions will be provided during the meeting.
Contact the church office for zoom details.


PUMC BOOK GROUP – Next Zoom Chat on Tuesday, December 21st @ 1:30 PM
The December read for PUMC’s Book Group will be a series of short stories written by Pete Hamill called The Christmas Kid and Other Brooklyn Stories. Return to post-WWII Brooklyn to meet a cast of colorful characters living their lives in the Brooklyn neighborhoods. Meet the merchants, the workers, the gang members, the immigrants, the cops, the kids, and the women … a slice of life from a different era.
Hope to see you on Zoom! Read as many of the short stories as you wish. Bookmark a favorite short story to chat about. Bring your memories of the 40’s, 50’s and forward … it should be a fun and low-stress time. Brew the tea, grab a Christmas cookie and join the fun!
More about the book: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/pete-hamill/christmas-kid/


The UMC has created some merchandise for United Methodists, which you still have time to order for gifts.
Learn more: https://www.jimcolemanstore.com/umc/


Just a reminder that we will do a special collection for Student Day on Sunday, November 28.


*all times are in Eastern Time

Sun 10a Worship service online via YouTube, or in-person
*Note worship service will be at 11am 12/5/21-6/26/22.
Tue-Thu 9-12 Office Hours

Nov 23 TBD Interfaith Thanksgiving Service @Unitarian
Nov 25 No office hours Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 28 Wreaths projected to arrive *details TBD
Nov 28 UM Student Day collection
Nov 29 5p Charge Conference via Zoom
Nov 29 7pm Missions meeting via Zoom
Nov 30 Newsletter submissions due
Dec 1 Pledge Cards due
Dec 1 10a Heart Grew Three Sizes bible study begins via Zoom or in-person
Dec 5 11a Pastor Todd Layton‘s first service

*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
*Note worship service will be at 11am 12/5/21-6/26/22.
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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