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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Worship with us on Sunday at 11 ET on YouTube at bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube or in-person.
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Todd Layton and his message Who God Says You Are.
Our scriptures will include Isaiah 40:26-31 and Luke 13:10-16.
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 11am Sun https://youtu.be/QTbOlMr7Qb4 (direct link).
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-220102-pumc-order-worship/
The newsletter is available here: https://mailchi.mp/1bef248dde20/beyond-the-green-doors-newsletter-from-pumc-11262279
*contact the church office if you need Zoom meeting details
POTENTIAL COVID EXPOSURE
Two people that attended the Christmas Eve service on Friday were exposed to Covid on Thursday.
At this time, we are continuing to worship both in-person with masks and online.
We will continue to social distance and mask, refrain from singing during worship, and will not be lingering in the fellowship hour after service. You are welcome to chat outside after service.
Please use your best judgment when deciding where to worship. Your health is our top priority.
What to do if you are exposed to covid-19: https://www.covid19.nh.gov/resources/what-do-if-you-were-exposed-covid-19
PLEASE DO NOT enter the church building if you are feeling any cold-like symptoms. This winter, that cold you have will most likely be a COVID variant.
Please contact the office, Jim Poplin, or Hiel Lindquist if you are signed up to participate in-person and are not feeling well. We will work around all illnesses.
Thank you for all of your help in getting through this new reality together.
NO CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING – Jan 2
Our Children’s Programming has been canceled for Jan 2. Children are welcome to sit in the pews with their families.
Our communion worship is this Sunday. Those who wish to worship at home can pick up communion elements in the church fellowship hall. Please contact the office if you need assistance.
VOLUNTEERS FOR LITURGIST
Since Sue has been in and out of the hospital, Jim is stepping back from serving as liturgist in order to keep their exposure reduced.
We are asking for more volunteers to serve as liturgist.
The duties involve reading several pieces from the order of worship, including the scriptures.
Please contact Jim Poplin if you are interested. All are welcome, including the church youth.
We would love to schedule the next month’s liturgists. This involves January 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.
If we switch to remote worship only this will involve recording the service earlier in the week, the schedule can be flexible.
PRAYERS FOR SUE
Sue has gone back into the hospital, please keep her in your prayers.
FIRST DAY HIKE – Greenfield Jan 1
Join New Hampshire State Parks for a free hike, either self-guided or with a guide. Greenfield is hosting a 1.2-mile loop hike around Hogback Pond, with warm drinks and a fire at the end.
Learn more: https://www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/first-day-hike
ADAMS PARK SKATING RINK OPEN
Let’s treat the ice nice and keep it open all season!
Check the Peterborough Rec Facebook Page for updates on when the rink is closed. https://www.facebook.com/PeterboroughRec
SOUTHERN NH BARN AND FIELDS SESSION – Jan 2
Players and listeners of all ages and all abilities are welcome to bring their fiddles, banjos, guitars (or just their ears) for this rollicking romp through some tunes from the Eastern US.
Sunday, 1/2, 2:30-4:30 PM, Free
Learn more: https://peterboroughnh.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30089
MONADNOCK REGION FOOD ACCESS PLAN
The Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition’s Children’s Food Access Alliance work group (Alliance) has completed a year-long initiative that will improve the overall health of Monadnock children by increasing access to locally produced and charitable food throughout the region. The Alliance identified three main priorities to accomplish this: develop a “baseline of hunger” in the region, conduct a comprehensive gap and asset analysis of current nutrition programs, and develop a Food Access Council, a team of individuals with lived experience of hunger to inform food access activities moving forward.
The Alliance assembled this report by conducting over 310 interviews, surveys, and listening sessions with stakeholders and people experiencing food insecurity. To read more about the 10 projects that will be implemented in 2022 to address needs and issues identified in the Monadnock Region Food Access Plan, please click on the link below.
To receive a copy of the Monadnock Region Food Access Analysis (baseline for hunger, gaps and asset analysis of current nutrition programs), email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for this plan was provided by the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation.
Monadnock Region Food Access Plan online view pdf: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QWJcJx94U2oEgg20YO-x7qybo5hmLfD9/view
COVID PROCEDURES AT PUMC
The United Methodist church encourages all to get vaccinated.
PUMC is having both online and in-person worship at this time. Our building is only open for worship.
The reopening committee is monitoring the COVID situation and ensuring the safety of all.
PUMC is requiring masks.
We ask you to follow social distancing, sit in your family group or pod and allow space around you in the pews.
We are not singing in church.
We are not having fellowship hour after the service.
If you have attended service and test positive for COVID within two days please let the office know,
*Note worship service will be at 11am 12/5/21-6/26/22.
Sun 11a Worship service online via YouTube or in-person
Tue-Thu 9a-12 Office Hours
Jan 4 7p Reopening Committee meeting via Zoom
Jan 5 9:30a SPRC Meeting via Zoom
Jan 11 6:30p Admin Council meeting via Zoom
Jan 25 Newsletter submissions due
STAY INVOLVED WITH PUMC:
Sunday Worship streaming on YouTube Sun 11am ET
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
Children’s Bulletins bit.ly/pumckidsbulletin
Online Giving bit.ly/pumconlinegiving
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