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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Todd Layton and his message Something Is Getting Ready to Happen.
Worship with us on Sunday at 11 am ET on YouTube at bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube or in-person. The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 11am Sun https://youtu.be/R6o-BNDOm08 (direct link).
Worship with us on Wednesday at 7 pm ET on YouTube at bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube or in-person. The Ash Wednesday worship stream can be found here at 7pm Wed https://youtu.be/ExCaW22Q100 (direct link).
Our scriptures will include 1 Thessalonians 5:13-24 and Luke 3:1-16.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-220227-pumc-order-worship/
The newsletter is available here: https://mailchi.mp/7247d5670f8d/beyond-the-green-doors-newsletter-from-pumc-11351142
LENT TO GO KITS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY
Lent to Go kits are available for online worshipers who will be joining us for Ash Wednesday on the 2nd. The kits will be available at the church for pick up, Saturday the 26th, 1-4pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday the 1st and 2nd, 9am-12pm. If you cannot make those times there will be kits available in the Prayer Box at the front of the church at 43 Concord Street in Peterborough.
Join us in-person or online for Ash Wednesday, March 2 at 7pm. The service may be viewed online on YouTube at https://bit.ly/ashwedpumc22.
LITURGIST SIGN UP
We all know Jim has been a busy bee lately! We have put the Liturgist sign up form out on the little table in the fellowship hall near the door to the sanctuary. It would be excellent if we could get people to sign up for the next month. The worship team appreciates your presence and service in this duty.
If you have any questions about what is involved please contact Jim Poplin, or the office.
The 2021 PUMC Annual Report is out! You can view it here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/PUMC-Annual-Report-2021.pdf. Please save this file as it will not stay uploaded. If you need a paper copy please let the office know.
ENTER THE 2022 LAITY ADDRESS CHALLENGE
The Conference Board of Laity is pleased to invite all laypersons in the New England Annual Conference to enter the Laity Address Challenge to have an opportunity to give the Laity Address at the 2022 Annual Conference.
The 2022 Annual Conference will be held online and in-person on June 9-11. The Laity Address will be pre-recorded. The specific date/time of the Laity Address broadcast has not been set.
Our Annual Conference theme is “Envisioning the Beloved Community.” Our guiding scripture Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message). The address must use that as its theme.
The address should be 15-20 minutes long. Entrants must submit a written copy of their entire proposed address along with a video of themselves delivering the first 5 minutes of the address. The deadline to submit your proposed address and video is May 6, 2022.
Please submit your manuscript to Ruby Blake at email@example.com and you will be sent instructions for how to upload your video file. If you have a link to your video to share, you can email that along with the manuscript.
NOMINATIONS OF PERSONS TO SERVE ON THE NEW ENGLAND CONFERENCE COMMISSION ON ARCHIVES AND HISTORY
The Conference Commission on Archives and History has a number of openings, and are looking for individuals to nominate who would be interested in serving on the Commission. They generally meet twice a year – once at the end of April/early May and once in the fall around the end of September/early October. Pre-pandemic they attempted to meet at various places of historical interest around the conference. During the past two years they have been meeting remotely, and it is their guess that once we are past the pandemic stage, that it is possible that they might continue to have hybrid meetings as many churches are now doing with worship – though they have not talked about this as of the present time.
They do have funds to reimburse members for their travel to the meetings, including the cost of meals and overnights if it is necessary to stay over due to the length of the travel required.
Though they are not limiting their nominations to persons of color, since they are currently a very white Commission, they are particularly interested in identifying a few individuals of color who might be interested in serving on the Commission. They currently have a Korean pastor whose name has been submitted.
However, if you, or anyone you know, is particularly interested in serving on the Conference Commission, please let Pat Thompson know as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org. She does not have a deadline for submission of names but do know that the Leadership/Nominations Team is currently meeting on a regular basis to begin to prepare the slate for our annual conference.
FIRST AID FOR MENTAL HEALTH – live, virtual training – March 10 and 24
Recognizing the need to create a more empathic community and environment within The United Methodist Church for those struggling with their mental health, Wespath is offering First Aid for Mental Health designed to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues and emphasize that it’s OK, not to be OK. It also teaches attendees how to accept their own mental health struggles without embarrassment or shame. Clergy and their spouses, church leaders, staff and congregation members are all invited to attend — at no cost.
Learn more and register: https://a18814.actonsoftware.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/18814/p/p-0007/t/page/fm/0
APPLY NOW FOR TRAINING OFFERED BY UMCOR, GLOBAL MINISTRIES
The following training programs are coming up. These are offered through Global Ministries and UMCOR. Click the links to learn more and apply.
EarthKeepers: Training from March 18-April 2, deadline to apply of March 1 https://umcmission.org/earthkeepers/
Community Developers: Annual Conference Cohort application, deadline to apply of March 4 https://umcmission.org/february-2022/global-ministries-extends-cdp-annual-conference-cohort-application-deadline/
Mission Volunteers: Training from March 16-18, rolling application https://umcmission.org/mission-volunteers/
Global Mission Fellows: US-2 application, deadline to apply of March 31 https://umcmission.org/become-a-fellow/
Afghan refugee resettlement reimbursement grants: deadline to apply of April 30 https://umcmission.org/umcor/afghan-refugee-resettlement-reimbursement-program/
*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
Feb 26 1-4p Lent to Go Kit pickup with ashes for online Ash Wed worshipers
Mar 1&2 9-12 Lent to Go Kit pickup with ashes for online Ash Wed worshipers
Mar 1 7p COVID Response Team meeting via Zoom
Mar 2 7p Ash Wednesday in-person and online
Apr 14 7p Maundy Thursday in-person and online
Apr 15 4:30p Good Friday Prayer Walk @ Marlow UMC
Apr 17 11a Easter Sunday worship in-person and online
*contact the church office if you need Zoom meeting details
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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