Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 220707

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Thom Demers and his message Prayer Precedes Decisions.
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/JaHbQSLrYBg (direct link).
Our scriptures will include 2 Chronicles 7:11-18 and Matthew 6:5-14.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/220710-pumc-order-worship/


In the month of May, the congregation donated $7,555 for the general fund to run the church. Our expenses during May were $5,958. Our Year-to-Date balance (income-expenses) is $135.84. The Church Council has decided to forego paying our District Mission Shares ($1280/month), contributions to pastor moving expenses ($125/month), and contributions to our Trustees Reserve Fund ($500/month) for the time being. We will pay our District Mission Shares and distribute money to our Trustees Reserve Fund as soon as we can. We expect our expenses to increase as we move from a quarter-time pastor to a half-time pastor this summer. The Church Council and the Finance Committee continue to watch our expenditures carefully and encourage you to prayerfully consider your donations of time, talent, and treasure to our church.
Church Finance Committee


On Native American Ministries Sunday, we partner with other UMC congregations in a special offering to support United Methodist ministries of Native Americans.
One of our denomination’s six special offerings, Native American Ministries Sunday equips and empowers Native American pastors, congregations and seminary students to do what only they can do: authentically worship and serve Jesus. Half of our gifts stay with local ministries in this annual conference and half support the work of Native American United Methodist ministries nationally.
Learn more: https://www.umc.org/en/content/native-american-ministries-sunday-ministry-article


Save the Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church (400 West Main St., Tilton, NH)
Tentative Schedule:
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Clergy gathering
4:00 – 6:00 pm – Clergy and Laity
More details and registration form to follow


The NEAC has a new creation care webpage with important information on advocacy and resources by state. It includes state level energy efficiency programs and nonprofits that offer advice, rebates, free services, and grants to individuals or houses of worship. Going green helps us all save money, be healthier, lower emissions and pollution, lower costs over the long term and fight climate change. Our faith calls us to action. Below is a simple poster you can add to your church bulletin board or insert in a worship bulletin or newsletter.
Learn more: https://www.neumc.org/creationcare-NH


Sun 11a Worship service online via YouTube or in-person
Tue-Thu 9a-12 Office Hours

Jul 8 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30p
Jul 10 Native American Ministries Sunday special collection
Jul 12 6:30p Admin Council meeting via Zoom
Jul 20 7p Missions meeting via Zoom

*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
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.