Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 220310

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


Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Todd Layton and his message Seems Like We Are in the Wilderness. 
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/DE8MXWk1Nic (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Isaiah 41:8-14 and Matthew 4:1-11.
The bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-22031-pumc-order-worship/


Sunday Worship video 3/13/22

Each Easter our altar is decorated with flowers purchased by members of our congregation in honor of, or in memory of, family and friends. If you would like to contribute a flowering plant for the altar, please let us know by gathering this information and getting it to Amy Clason-Gilmet or the office by March 15th 2022.
The following prices are for spring bulbs: four inch pot $6, six inch pot $12, eight inch pot $18
Please make check payable to: Coll’s Garden Center.
Please put the number requested:
__ I would like to purchase tulips (__ red __ white __ purple)
__ I would like to purchase daffodils
__ I would like to purchase hyacinths
__ I would like to purchase Easter lilies, sixteen inch single plant 5 blooms
For the bulletin, please list below the dedication information for each flower.
Your name (as you wish it printed in the bulletin) ____________________________
Mark the one you wish (ie: in honor of or in memory of)
in honor of/in memory of ____________________________
Order form to print:


We have 20 children to make Easter baskets for! They range in age from infancy to 13 year olds. We’d love to give the infant a nice stuffed bunny – if anyone would like to donate the bunny, please call Laura Constantine. There are 6 preschoolers, 7 in grade school, 5 in middle school, and 2 are 13 year olds. We hope this info helps when you’re choosing your treats for the baskets. Remember you can contribute money by writing a check to Peterborough United Methodist Church (put Easter basket in the memo line) or through the Just Giving link https://bit.ly/pumcjustgiving. Contributions due April 10. Thank you!



We are looking for Sunday School assistance and help with developing a youth program for teens and tweens. Grammy Linda would like to have a meeting to work on developing the youth program. She would be available during the week except for Tues and Thurs for a meeting. For Sunday School assistance it would be helpful to have a list of those who would be willing to cover for her when she is away traveling once warm weather hits.


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.
Thank you.


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief arm of Global Ministries, is taking part in the humanitarian response for Ukraine. Support UMCOR’s international disaster response efforts by making a gift to Advance #982450 https://umcmission.org/advance-project/982450/. UMCOR: how to assist the Ukrainian people https://umcmission.org/umcor/how-to-assist-the-ukrainian-people/
*Note about UMCOR disaster relief: Rather than assigning special numbers to be used for giving to support specific disasters, UMCOR has changed to using only 2 numbers for disaster relief efforts: one for disasters in the US (Advance #901670) and one for international disasters (Advance #982450). 100% of giving to these funds goes toward relief projects. Your offerings on UMCOR Sunday, March 27 this year, underwrite UMCOR’s cost of doing business. See more on UMCOR Sunday here.


Several people in the New England Conference have received an email from
From: “neumc”
Subject: Save Charlotte
Date: March 2, 2022 at 3:54:00 PM EST
The email asks recipients to donate to a Go Fund Me account for a cancer patient. This email is not from the New England Conference; it is a scam.
Do not reply to this email. Do not send any donations.
Any legitimate email from the bishop’s office, district offices or others on the New England Conference staff will come from an address that ends in @neumc.org. Emails sent through our system, like this one, have addresses that end in @brtapp.com. Please, check the email of the sender carefully before responding.
If you are unsure or have any suspicions about an email purporting to be from the New England Conference, check with the appropriate office to confirm that it is legitimate before replying or taking any other action.
Here is an article from United Methodist News Service about how to avoid phishing scams. https://www.umnews.org/en/news/dont-be-a-phishing-victim


Rolling Ridge invites you to join them for their Sunday evening Lenten Prayer Journey. Beginning this Sunday, March 6, through Easter Sunday, April 17, we will gather ONLINE during the Vesper Hour, from 6-7 pm, for a time of Taizé music and contemplative reflection. Richard Rohr’s Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent will be our guide. Lenten Prayer Journey 2022 https://www.rollingridge.org/event/lenten-prayer-journey-2022-15699882


Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead an hour Saturday night or you could miss the service!


What’s at the heart of civic strength? What can we do to best prepare ourselves and our youth to take on the responsibilities of participation in a democratic society? On March 15, NH Civics (https://www.nhcivics.org/) and NHPR will kick off a series of candid conversations about the meaning of citizenship today. The programs will be held around New Hampshire with a diverse panel of guest speakers hosted by Laura Knoy, former host of The Exchange. Attendees can choose to join in person or virtually for a live discussion about how New Hampshire’s people and communities can act now to build back our civic strength.
Conversations with panelists will cover a variety of topics exploring the complexities of American life today, such as:
What is difficult about understanding and carrying out responsible citizenship today?
How does a person become an engaged community member?
What can we do to strengthen and heal our communities?
What does active citizenship look like today?
How can each of us facilitate change within our community?
April 5 at Franklin Pierce University, Rindge
Attendees can choose to attend in person or virtually. Events are free, but registration is required https://www.eventbrite.com/o/new-hampshire-public-radio-6878612579. Sign up and find out more at NHPR.org/events.
Each discussion will also include youth and young people from the community.
Based on current COVID guidelines, attendees at in–person events will be required to be masked during the 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

Mar 15 Easter Altar Flowers orders due
Mar 27 3p Hundred Nights Tailgate Dinner

April 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

*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.