Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 220512

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Todd Layton and his message What Is Stopping Us? 
Worship with us on Sunday at 11 am ET in-person or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube. The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 11am Sun https://youtu.be/sN03j-dEjfU (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Romans 5:1-10 and Acts 8:26-36.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/220515-pumc-order-worship/

We are still in need of a lay member to attend the Annual Conference June 9-11, in-person in Manchester or online.
Pre-Conference gathering is Saturday, May 14, 4-6pm, in-person in Bow or online.
If you are interested please contact Hiel Lindquist or Jeff Hipp.


The Date: June 4th
The Time: 9 AM – 2 PM – $1/Bag starts at 1 PM
The Place: PUMC’s Front Lawn, Parking Lot, and Fellowship Room
The Peterborough United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Yard Sale and Rummage on Saturday, June 4th at the church on 43 Concord Street in Peterborough NH.
This year’s sale is the first church event hosted since the COVID lockdowns of the past couple years and is cause for celebration! Come support the church’s missions and programs! You will find:
– Spring and Summer clothing items
– recent and newly published hardcover and paperback books
– outdoor yard and garden tools and items
– workshop tools
– restored and re-caned or rushed chairs
– indoor and outdoor plants, pots, and vases
– games and jigsaw puzzles
– kitchen goods and household decorations
– children’s toys and bikes
– summer and autumnal silk flowers and decorations
All items are screened and cleaned up for ready use. There will be a $1/bag final rush that will begin at 1 PM – promptly. Come and see what you can pick up! One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

Note to Church Members:
Volunteers are needed to organize and man the various tables at the yard sale. Donation items will be welcomed at the church on Friday, May 27th and Tuesday – Thursday, May 31st – June 2nd. Folks are needed to help sort the donations into categories and get them ready to display on the various tables. Set-up for the sale will take place on Friday and Saturday morning – June 3rd and 4th.
Please use the sign-up sheet to find your chosen spot in making this event a success! Many thanks!!!

Notes on Donations:
Please! Clean up your donations before bagging or boxing them up. Any clothing should be washed and folded. Please donate gently used items that have been dusted up and wiped down, please!


This year, our church had more participants than ever, thanks to the youth and Linda Wallenstein! Thanks so much kids, parents, and Linda for making this year’s walk so gratifying! Our adult team was also expanded! Thankfully, there were two courses to choose from – a 3/4 mile course and a longer 4.2 mile course. That made for participation for some of us who struggle with lung capacity and muscle tone possible and enjoyable! The kids, of course, dashed that 4.2 course easily!
Overall, our church raised $875, which is a huge contribution to our area food pantries! Thank so much to all the sponsors for all the walkers! You made it such a success for our church mission to feed the hungry and food challenged! See you all next year!


PUMC BOOK GROUP – May 17th @1:30 PM
The PUMC Book Group will meet at the church this month for the first time in ages! This month, the group will discuss Nathaniel Philbrick’s travel memoir and history mash-up, Travels With George – In Search of Washington and His Legacy. Join us on Tuesday, May 17th at 1:30 PM in the church’s fellowship room. We’ll have the windows open and masks available is you need or wish to wear one. Bring your tales of travel to places along George’s Presidential Tour, your anecdotes about George Washington, and your ideas for future reads.
Hope to see you all on Tuesday!


We have a summer camp scholarship fund that was established and could use replenishing. We have multiple kids who would like to access these funds. One week of camp for one child is $650.


Check out all the latest products helping United Methodists everywhere share their story and honor the core values that connect us. Along with other great items available for purchase through the UMCom e-store, the #BeUMC products — T-shirts, magnets and vinyl stickers — are great for gifts or giveaways.
Learn more: https://www.jimcolemanstore.com/umc


Several people in the New England Conference have received an email from a fake account impersonating Rev. Kang. The email address is revktaesung@gmail.com, the subject is Re: OPENED DOORS OPENED HEARTS. The email requests that you purchase gift cards and states that you will be reimbursed. This email is not from Rev. Kang, it is a scam. Do not reply to this email. Do not send any donations. Do not click on any link in a suspicious email. 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.


Conval are proud to work with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NH Chapter to host the 3rd Annual Break The Silence 5k Walk/Run to raise awareness for suicide prevention. This year’s event will offer event t-shirts, an amazing bake sale, public speakers, resources and more. The walk will be held at Conval on Sunday, May 22 at 9am.
Learn more and register: https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=8428


Goodwill was founded in 1902 in Boston by Rev. Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister and early social innovator. Helms collected used household goods and clothing in wealthier areas of the city, then trained and hired those who were poor to mend and repair the used goods. The goods were then resold or were given to the people who repaired them. The system worked, and the Goodwill philosophy of “a hand up, not a hand out” was born.

*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

May 13 6:30p Open Mic Night
May 14 4-6 Preconference Gathering in-person in Bow or online
May 17 1:30p Book Group
May 18 Registration for Annual Conference ends
May 27 Yard Sale dropoffs
May 29 7:30a Men’s Breakfast @Marlow UMC
May 31 Newsletter submissions due
May 31-Jun 2 Yard Sale dropoffs
Jun 3 Yard Sale setup
Jun 4 9a-2p Church Yard Sale *bag sale starts 1p
June 9-11 Annual Conference in-person in Manchester or 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.