Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 220612

*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 A Time for Everything.
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 10:55am on Sunday https://youtu.be/xI_u9etFoNY (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Psalms 25:1-6 and Ecclesiastes 3:1-11.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/220612-pumc-order-worship/


We welcome our new pastor, Pastor Thom!
June 19 will be Pastor Todd’s last Sunday with us. Pastor Thom will begin work with us and preach his first Sunday on July 3.

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
My name is Pastor Thomas (Thom) Demers, and I am originally from Mansfield, MA. I graduated from Mansfield High School in 1984 and graduated from local licensing school in 2009. I am a bi-vocational pastor as my full-time secular position is a purchasing/shipping manager for a green company. I currently live in Marlborough, NH, and I work from home on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. However, I still commute to Canton, MA on Tuesdays, and Thursdays for my position.
Before I became a local Pastor, I was extremely active in the churches I attended. I served in various committees and was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. I was also a Certified Lay speaker and had the opportunity to be one of the lay representatives for Annual Conference. My first appointment following local licensing school was in Norton, MA at Chartley United Methodist Church. I served their congregation for ten years. While at Chartley, the church saw growth in both spirit and attendance. Chartley continues to be involved in their community by chartering one of the local Boy Scout Troops. They also share the church’s space with the local Cub and Girl Scouts throughout the week. My second appointment was at First United Methodist Church in North Attleboro, MA. I served their congregation for three years. During this time, we were faced with many trials and challenges. However, faith, prayer, and grace gave us the strength to overcome those obstacles. First continues to be active supporters of their community by sharing their building with many organizations, such as AA, NA, and Habitat for Humanity.
I am blessed to have a loving family with my wife, two children, two dogs, and bird. My wife and supporter in the ministry is Terry (Theresa). My daughter’s name is Ashley, and she has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She currently lives in Alabama with her fiancé, Michael Tomanelli, and they plan to get married this upcoming October. My son’s name is Jacob, and he is the assistant manager of a supermarket chain, and still lives in Massachusetts with his significant other. Terry and I lived in Mansfield, MA most of our lives, and we recently moved to New Hampshire this past year. Our dogs, Blue and Autumn, and bird, Rebel, are adjusting nicely to our new home.
Preaching and sharing the word of God is one of my greatest passions. I enjoy working with the church’s youth members by getting them involved in the life of the church. I am a firm believer in missions, ministries, and outreach programs into the community. I look forward to meeting all of you and beginning this new journey of hope and discovery.
Pastor Thom


Blessings in this time of transition

Henry Andrews
Joey Baez
Carlee Flinkstrom
Kat French
Michael Robidoux
David Southwick
Malachi Yeti


With the new pastor coming in we will be updating the directory. Send in your updates. If you would like your picture taken to be added just come on in during office hours.


Well folks, we did it! Thanks to a hardy group of volunteers, a host of awesome donations, a fast rush on Richard Clason’s gorgeous chair restorations, and blissfully sunny weather PUMC ended Saturday with $1525 in the cash boxes. With a few more donations coming in from folks who shopped on Sunday, the church may add a bit more to this year’s yard sale total.
The yard sale team thanks everyone who dropped such great donations off at the church. Shoppers really appreciated how clean and neat everything looked when it was displayed. Thanks also to Linda Wallenstein for her inspired stop at The Melamine Cup in Jaffrey after the sale. Because of her inquiry, the unsold glass and miscellaneous items were picked up on Monday morning and transferred to Jaffrey for the Lions Club Flea Market that will be coming up. Another big thank you goes out to Ron and Priscilla Crowe for taking in hand the remaining rummage clothing to be donated to an area clothes cupboard. Extra books and blankets also were donated. Very little went to waste … and that is a good thing!


Just a reminder that the last meeting of the season will be on June 21st. The group will be discussing Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. We will meet at the church on Tuesday, June 21st @ 1:30 PM. Lemonade and iced tea provided. The group will take July and August off, but will be reading The House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper and The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré during the summer. Discussion of both books will be the central discussion at our September Book Group session.
So, grab a book and join us! All are welcome!


We have many events to commemorate – make sure to sign the cards in the fellowship hall. If you can’t make it to Sunday worship you can always pop in during office hours. There is a directory printed from Pastor Thom where you can leave a short welcoming note.


MEMORIAL SATURDAY – June 11 at 11am
Just a reminder that Ken’s memorial service is Saturday at 11a at the church.


New Life Home is seeking sponsors for the 13th Annual New Life Home Golf Outing
to benefit the New Life Home for Women and Children in Manchester, New Hampshire.
New Life Home 13th Annual Golf Tournament:
Monday, July 25th, 2022 @7:30am
Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurel Dr, Nashua, NH 03062
Visit their tournament website to view the various levels of sponsorship packages available: https://birdease.com/newlife2022

*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

Jun 9-11 Annual Conference in-person in Manchester or online
Jun 10 6:30p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30 music starts at 7
Jun 11 11a Ken Schultz Memorial
Jun 19 11a Pastor Todd‘s last Sunday
Jun 21 1:30p Book Group
Jun 26 7:30a Men’s Breakfast @Marlow UMC
Jun 27 Basement clearing due
Jun 28 Newsletter submissions due
Jul 3 11a Pastor Thom‘s first Sunday

*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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