Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 220106

*Contact information has been removed, please consult your directory or contact the church office if you need contact info


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 If You Had Just One Question for God.
Our scriptures will include Psalm 143:1-11 and Mark 8:34-38.
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 11am Sunday https://youtu.be/UGoxseJP1w0 (direct link).
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-220109-pumc-order-worship/


Children’s Sunday School is canceled until further notice. Children are welcome to sit in the pews with their families.


PHISHING STRIKES AGAIN – Don’t take the bait!
Phishing is an attempt by cybercriminals posing as legitimate institutions or people to obtain sensitive information from targeted individuals.
Phishing happens when someone creates a fake account using your profile picture. We have seen this happen in both Facebook and Gmail. The impersonator right-clicks to save their profile photo. They create an account with the same name and photo. Your Facebook friends list is public, so they just click through all of them and friend request them. Or in Gmail they email people who might know you asking for a gift card or for you to reveal sensitive personal information.
When someone is phished they have not been hacked, they don’t have to change their password. The phisher never had access to their password (but it is wise to change your password periodically just in case).
If you suspect someone was phished you should contact the person in question and ask them if they created a new account, by messaging the old account or emailing/calling. Often people will post on their wall if they started a new account, or know they got phished. Don’t engage with the new account/email until you hear from them from another source.
If you accept that friend request the impersonator now has access to whatever is available to friends on your profile, often contact information. They can then sell your contact information like email and home address to mailing lists. They can search your posts for financial information; their ultimate goal is to gain financially.
If this happened to someone you know you should report the phishing account. Go to the new profile and click on the More/3 dots menu on the right. Select fake account. In Gmail to report it you can click the More/3 dots menu and select Report phishing.

3 Rules to Avoid Phishing:
1. Stop and think before clicking any links or attachments, don’t click, hover to discover.
2. If things look “phishy” verify with the sender through a different medium.
3. “When in doubt, throw it out.” If you didn’t expect it, reject it.



PUMC will continue to be offering in-person worship.
If you have cough, fever, or other symptoms of Covid, please worship with us online.
Please sign in on the clipboard at the entrance to the sanctuary. This is important for contact tracing purposes.
Please remember to use the hand sanitizer as you enter the church.
Masks must be worn in the building. We recommend KN95 or N95 masks. Masks are available near the hand sanitizing station at the entrance to the sanctuary.
Please maintain a 6 ft distance from others when in the church building. That means sitting in pews that are distanced, with your family or pod, as well as standing about before services begin. (One whole cow = 6 feet)
Please do not linger in the fellowship hall after church. We recommend exiting to the parking lot and sharing fellowship outside in the open air.
Children’s Sunday School is canceled until further notice.
Learn more: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/covid-19-procedures-at-pumc/
Donate to the UMCOR COVID Response: https://advance.umcmission.org/p-2025-umcor-covid-19-response-fund.aspx
We care about each other and want to keep everyone well and safe!


The PUMC Annual Report submissions are coming due on Jan 31. This is the public-facing report that is just for us. We are reporting for 1/1/21-12/31/21. Some committees may adjust their reports from church conference. Contact the office if you have any questions.
2020 Annual Report: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/PUMC-Annual-Report-2020-final.pdf


Please submit any updates for the church directory to the church office.

*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 11 6:30p Admin Council meeting via Zoom
Jan 25 Newsletter submissions due
Jan 31 Annual Report submissions due

COVID Procedures at PUMC

Sunday Worship streaming on YouTube Sun 11am 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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ALL announcements and submissions should now be sent to Melissa at info@peterboroughumc.org or call 603-924-4294.
Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am to noon.

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This message was sent to you by Melissa French for the Peterborough United Methodist Church.