Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 220828

*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 Thom Demers and his message Humility and Hospitality.
Worship with us on Sunday at 10 am ET in-person or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube. The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 9:55 am on Sunday https://youtu.be/PsvFbEFVPzE (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Jeremiah 2:4-13 and Luke 14:1,7-14.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/220828-pumc-order-worship/

The phone number in your directory is now Ken’s cell phone number. Laura has a new cell phone number. Contact the church office for details.


PUMC has several resources available when someone new visits the church
Guest book –
In the sanctuary or the narthex
Business Cards –
On the small table in the fellowship hall near the sanctuary door
These are available so you can keep a couple in your wallet, or if someone is at an event and asks about the service or the church
Mailing list –
Point people to the web site (info on the business cards) so they can add themselves to the mailing list
Pew Folders –
In the slot in the pews
These include a visitor card, prayer request card, and more
The visitor card has the wifi password and a QR code for the virtual visitor card
Visitor cards should be turned in to Pastor Thom or the church office
Welcome Folders –
On the small table in the fellowship hall near the sanctuary door
These include a brochure, helpful information booklet, community events, newsletter, and more
Mugs and Hugs –
In the office
These are gift bags with a church brochure and PUMC mug full of chocolate Hugs
The Pastor should distribute Mugs & Hugs


The Granite District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries is offering 2 new courses on Sept 10 & 24 (must attend both)
Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry – for those just starting
Advanced Course – Leading Worship
Learn more: https://www.neumc.org/lay-servant-ministries-granite-district
“Dancing with Words” The Power of Storytelling in Preaching
Sep 17 (9-12:30 pm), Sep 24 (9-12:30 pm), Oct 1 (9-12 pm)
Alexandria UMC – 12 Washburn St., Alexandria, NH 03222
This three class course looks at the power of storytelling in a new light. The course will be led by Mark Zaccaria, Certified Lay Servant, Alexandria UMC. This class is limited to 10 participants.


BLOOD DRIVE – September 16
There will be a blood drive held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Friday, September 16 from 12pm to 5 pm.
Register here: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time



Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease. While there is no fee to register for Walk, all participants are encouraged to raise critical funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide 24/7 care and support and advance research toward methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure.
Learn more, register, or donate: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2022/MA-MassachusettsNewHampshire?pg=entry&fr_id=15618


OUR TOWN TROT – October 8
Saturday, October 8, 9:30am start. Race entry $29. Kids 12 & under 5K = $0. Proceeds go to Cornucopia, Dollars for Scholars, Monadnock Humane Society, Peterborough Players, and the River Center.
Register here: https://cheetahdesignstudio.com/our-town-trot-peterborough-nh/

Sun 10a Worship service online via YouTube or in-person *NOTE 10am service resumed Sunday, August 7
Tue-Thu 9a-12 Admin Office Hours
Wed 5p-8:30 Pastor Thom Office Hours

Aug 30 Newsletter submissions due

Sep 9 7p Open Mic doors open 6:30
Sep 11 UMCOR Special Sunday
Sep 11 8a Free Community Breakfast
Sep 20 1:30p Book Group
Sep 18 10a Homecoming Sunday

COVID Procedures at PUMC

Sunday Worship Sun 10am ET
  in person
  and streaming on YouTube 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

*New weekly emails posted Thursdays

Submissions for the What’s Happening email are due on Tuesdays.
ALL announcements and submissions should now be sent to the office at info@peterboroughumc.org or call 603-924-4294.
Submissions may be edited for length, clarity, multiple submissions, or grammatical corrections.
Office hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9 am to noon.

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