Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 211202

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Worship with us on Sunday at 11 am ET on YouTube at bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube or in-person.
*Note worship service will be at 11am 12/5/21-6/26/22.
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Todd Layton and his message Maybe This is How it Starts.
Our scriptures will include Isaiah 9:1-7 and John 1:1-4.
Our hymn will be I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-211205-pumc-order-worship/
The newsletter is available here: https://mailchi.mp/f79fbe56968a/beyond-the-green-doors-newsletter-from-pumc-11252303
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 11am Sun https://youtu.be/NWRvZFsrGAA (direct link).

To contact Pastor Todd you can email him at pastortodd@peterboroughumc.orgg. You can meet him Sunday at 11 am!


Communion elements are available in the fellowship hall for those who can’t join us in-person on Sunday morning. The building is open during office hours, Tue-Thu 9-12. If you need help accessing the church please contact the church office.



Prayers for Sue, in the hospital with a health issue.


Reminder that book group is a collection of short stories this month, so there’s plenty of time to read something before the meeting on December 21 without a big time commitment. Contact Susan Lindquist or the church office for details.


Many thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Christmas Greens Sale! Cheshire Flower Farm proved to be really helpful and the order came in on time! Thanks to Pricilla Crowe for advice and help on order flyers, thanks to Justine Gaskamp for helping get the bows delivered on Saturday AM, thanks to Hiel Lindquist for the use of the pick-up truck for transporting a trucked of greens, and thanks to Bob and Andrew Powers, the owners of Cheshire Flower Farm and their working crew of wreath assemblers and bow-makers!
Our church, after paying for the wholesale order, made a wee bit over $500. Those monies will be added to our church coffers and be used to further our church missions and work. Much can be done with that amount and for that, we can be grateful!
As you evaluate your wreath or swag, think about how we can improve next year’s greens sale. This is a new company we’re working with and they have been open to criticism and discussion on improvement of their services. So, let us know your thoughts!
Merry Christmas and Blessings!
Susan Lindquist, Priscilla Crowe, Justine Gaskamp


Concerning the ongoing issues with the Boy Scout bankruptcy process, Peterborough UMC conducted the special charge conference on November 29 as scheduled. It was voted on unanimously by the charge conference to give our church Advisory Council the authority to deal with this issue. An agreement between the Boy Scout bankruptcy and the United Methodist Church is expected soon and our church will be provided with an opportunity to be included under the agreement. Once the agreement materials are received our Advisory Council will review the material and vote on further action. Please see Hiel Lindquist if you would like more information and let him know if you would like to be present during further discussions by our Advisory Council.



Thanks to your generosity, PUMC was able to donate $3,740 to the US-Afghan Women’s Council in honor of Kathleene Card! We have benefitted from Rev. Card’s leadership for over three years and we have been blessed by her grace, kindness, leadership, and strength. We know that the US-Afghan Women’s Council is very important to her, and we know she’ll be so pleased by this gift.


Lots of events in Peterborough this weekend!
Lantern Installation Putnam Park, 5-8p, Fri-Sun
Lanters at PES, PES, Fri-Sun
Holiday Trees, Community Center, 3:30-10:00 for lights, Fri-Sun
Holiday Art Show, Gallery at Depot Square, 5-7p, Fri
Lanterns, Campfire & Cocoa, Town Library, 5-7p, Fri
Mega-Minis Art Sale, Town Library, 6-8 Fri, 11-4 Sat
Messiah Community Concert, Unitarian Church, 4p, Sat, donations welcomed
Learn more: https://monadnockcenter.org/event/hometown-holiday-weekend-2/


*all times are in Eastern Time

Sun 11a Worship service online via YouTube, or in-person (*note new service time)
*Note worship service will be at 11am 12/5/21-6/26/22.
Tue-Thu 9-12 Office Hours
Wed (1-22) 10a Heart That Grew Three Sizes study via Zoom or in-person

Dec 5 11a Pastor Todd Layton’s first service
Dec 14 6:30p Administrative Council meeting via Zoom or in-person
Dec 19 New Life Home donations due
Dec 21 1p Book Group via Zoom
Dec 21 5p Homeless Memorial Vigil w/MATS @Townhouse
Dec 24 7p Candlelight Christmas Eve service via YouTube or in-person
Dec 26 Take home poinsettias after service
Dec 28 Newsletter submissions due
*contact the church office if you need Zoom meeting details

Sunday Worship streaming on YouTube Sun 11am ET *11am starting this week*
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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This message was sent to you by Melissa French for the Peterborough United Methodist Church.