Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 220310

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Todd Layton and his message Free Indeed. 
Worship with us on Sunday at 11 am ET on YouTube at http://bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube or in-person. The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 11am Sun https://youtu.be/YKLzXhtgCA0 (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Titus 3:2-8 and John John 8:21-32.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-220320-pumc-order-worship/

Ken’s memorial service is scheduled for June 11, 2022 at 11 am at PUMC.
Ken’s obituary: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/ledgertranscript/name/kenneth-schultz-obituary?id=32283398


PUMC BOOK GROUP – April 19, 1:30p

After a serious discussion surrounding the book, Shaking the Gates of Hell, the group decided that a much lighter read is needed for the next book. Interest was captured by a quick description of Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen by Annabel Abbs.
It is a light story about friendship and class struggle during the Victorian era. Think ‘Upstairs, Downstairs’ or Downton Abbey meets light reading. The group will discuss whether to meet in person in April. Exciting prospect! Stay tuned!
The book is available in Kindle, Audible, as well as paperback and hardcover at bookstores and through public library loan. If you need assistance in getting the book, contact Susan Lindquist, Ann Hampson, Ellen Derby, or the church office! We’ll be able to help you out! All are welcome at PUMC Book Group!
Next meeting is April 19th at 1:30 PM. Location … stay tuned!


The Ad Council has given its blessing on arranging for a Springtime Yard Sale to be held at our church. A group of helpers is needed to begin making plans, getting any needed permits, getting dates set for collection of donations, organizing display, and arranging for dispersal of any unsold items at the end of the day.
A tentative date might be Saturday, June 4th. Let’s get together and talk about things! Join a quick chat after church on Sunday, March 27th in the church fellowship room. Coffee will be on!


This is a brief note concerning emails to church people, present and past. To ensure that PUMC emails are not being inadvertently sent to past members or prior pastors, we would ask that you review your email contacts. Please make especially sure you do not have any group contacts that contain email addresses for pastors Lourey, Lena or Kathleene. Also, if you have ever sent or received emails to or from the pastor you probably have an entry for them in your contacts. Unless you intend to keep personal contact with them you should delete those entries. Note that Kathleene Card is an exception because she remains a PUMC attender, just in a different role.



Peterborough churches will be ringing their steeple bells every Thursday at 4:30 pm for 5 minutes. The first day of the invasion into Ukraine was Thursday, February 24, 2022. Bell ringing will begin Thursday, March 17, 2022 and will continue once a week. The ringing bells will serve as a reminder of the on-going war in Ukraine and the impact on its people.
When you hear bells ringing on a Thursday afternoon, pause and reflect on our relative safety here in the Monadnock Region, offer prayers for peace in Ukraine, and consider ways in which you could offer support. Other community groups are encouraged to join PUUC and the Interfaith Council in this effort to remind all of the need to work for peace.


The Seedling Sale is a fundraiser for the Student Farmer Program. 100% of proceeds directly support their high school student farmers in their paid work-study positions on the Educational Farm.


Family Promise’s mission is to help families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. They have locations in Concord and Nashua.
Family Promise Giving Day is a 24-hour online campaign taking place on April 28, 2022 to raise awareness and funds to support families experiencing homelessness https://www.fpgives.org/. This year, they are asking you to ‘Give an Hour’ to help the 3 million children who experience homelessness every year in America.
Family Promise will also be hosting a Night of Giving Virtual Gala https://e.givesmart.com/events/plj/. This virtual celebration will feature a VIP Cocktail Mixology Class from 6:30-7:30 pm EST as well as a program and live auction held from 7:00-8:00pm EST. Grab your ticket early and join us for a chance to play a significant role in ensuring families in need have a place to call home.

*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

Mar 27 12p Yard Sale Committee *after church
Mar 27 3p Hundred Nights Tailgate Dinner

Apr 8 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30 pm
Apr 10 Easter Basket donations due
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
Apr 19 1:30p Book Group *location TBD

*contact the church office if you need Zoom meeting details

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
Open Mic Night https://bit.ly/openmicpumc

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.