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What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 220929

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Thom Demers and his message It Only Takes a Spark.
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/nhHwAjDa1J0 (direct link).
Our scriptures will include 2 Timothy 1:1-14 and Luke 17:5-10.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/221002-pumc-order-worship/
The newsletter is available here: https://mailchi.mp/33881d9c9e5d/beyond-the-green-doors-newsletter-from-pumc-11543410


WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY – Oct 2
Our special offering on World Communion Sunday helps fund scholarships for United Methodist students around the globe.
For example, Kaelin Travis, an African American student from Mississippi, is studying at Alcorn State University to become a soil conservationist. She says that the Ethnic Scholarship from the denomination, combined with the love and moral support from her home church, encourages her in her studies.
In addition to caring for the environment through her career, she believes in “paying it forward.” She continues, “I look forward to the day that I, too, can support up-and-coming college students.”
Do you remember who helped nurture your dreams? Today you can “pay it forward” with your gift that supports young leaders.
David Rangel grew up with a Christian family in a low-income neighborhood in Mexico. After graduating from engineering school, he visited the U.S. for a mission trip in partnership with a United Methodist church. The church helped create a path for him to attend seminary, and when he felt called to study for a Doctorate in Ministry, the World Communion leadership scholarship supported that dream. He says, “Through the World Communion Sunday scholarship, I feel the unconditional support from people I have never met. It taught me what generosity can do in and for the body of Christ.”
On World Communion Sunday, we especially experience and celebrate the connection of the body of Christ when our offering joins with the gifts of other United Methodists around the globe. This quadrennium (2017-20), The United Methodist Church has received over $2.2 million to support the hopes and dreams of emerging leaders for lasting impact.
When you give generously on World Communion Sunday, you equip talented, qualified students from around the globe to become the world changers God created them to be.
Please give online or mail checks to:
World Communion Sunday GCFA, P.O. Box 340029, Nashville, TN 37203.
Learn more: https://www.umc.org/en/content/world-communion-sunday-ministry-article
Give now: ResourceUMC.org/SSgive

WICKED WEDNESDAY GAMING DAY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
Join The River Center and Wicked Gaming for a monthly gaming night.
Kids can hang out with friends and explore games on VR and Wii, adventure games like D&D and Magic: the Gathering, or fast paced strategy games like Exploding Kittens and Unstable Unicorns. A different selection each time based on votes!
Starting Sep 28, 3-5, drop off event.
Register: https://www.rivercenternh.org/

TED TALK TUESDAYS FROM THE RIVER CENTER
The 3rd Tuesday of the month starting September 20 6:30-7:30pm via Zoom. Take a deeper dive into the ideas and concepts from some of the best TED Talks out there.
Register: https://www.rivercenternh.org/

LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is a research-based substance abuse and violence prevention program for kids ages 12-14 that teaches important coping skills in a fun, engaging, and developmentally-appropriate way. This training program not only prevents tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse in the vast majority of participants, but also teaches kids the knowledge and skills necessary to:
• Increase self-esteem
• Increase ability to make decisions and solve problems
• Communicate effectively and avoid misunderstandings
• Manage anxiety
• Make new friends
• Say “no” to unfair requests and peer pressure to use drugs
• Resist advertising pressures to use drugs
Learn more and register: https://peterboroughnh.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30071

ASBURY CHURCH UMC 250TH ANNIVERSARY – Oct 2
Asbury Church is the oldest Methodist Community in New Hampshire and one of the oldest in the United States.
At 2 PM, they will be celebrating their 250th anniversary with a free concert featuring Monadnock Blend (an all-male A Capella ensemble), the Hillside Trio (featuring Barbara Summers on piano, Doug Nelson on baritone horn, and Susan Henkel on oboe), and Asbury’s music director Tracey Borden performing as a solo singer.
There is no charge for the concert, but light refreshments will be served, and a free-will offering will be taken.
Songs for an Autumn Afternoon, Sunday, October 2 at 2 pm. At 532 Route 63, Chesterfield, NH.

GRANITE DISTRICT UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH SOCIAL GATHERING – Oct 15
The Granite District Board cordially invites you to join other district members and guests at a special fall social gathering on Saturday, October 15, at the Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton St., Concord, NH (masks optional). We will start with a tasty brunch at 9:45 am and end with communion by 12:30 pm.
Read the Fall Newsletter (PDF download): https://neumc-email.brtapp.com/!yAIFaQ3K32gy952fEswgUmQZSXezByUtMEyIBbYZr4HyOnj6JUB3jNhQuZqNJUIvg

BE ALERT TO SPAM EMAIL
Spam emails are once again circulating that are intended to look as if they have come from the bishop or the New England Conference.
Any legitimate email that comes from the bishop’s office or others on the New England Conference staff will have an address that ends in @neumc.org or neumc@brtapp.com.
This is an ongoing problem, and it is all but impossible to stop. Always look carefully at any emails you receive – including checking the full sender email address – before responding.
If you have any questions about an email that claims to be from the Conference, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the sender (by sending a new email; do not reply to the suspect email).

RESPONDING TO HISTORIC ALASKAN STORM
A powerful storm hit western Alaska during the weekend, leaving signs of flooding and damage across the region. The Alaska Conference announced in its weekly newsletter that its disaster response team is actively involved with partner agencies and state emergency response to help with relief.
Learn more: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-the-Alaska-United-Methodist-Conference.html

WHAT DOES THE CHURCH SAY AND DO ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE?
How do United Methodists understand and respond to climate change? Ask The UMC reviews the church’s official statements and describes current actions United Methodists are taking to do their part.
Learn more: https://www.umc.org/en/content/ask-the-umc-what-does-the-church-say-and-do-about-climate-change


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

UPCOMING
Oct 2 World Communion Sunday
Oct 9 8a Free Community Breakfast
Oct 11 6:30p Admin Council via Zoom
Oct 14 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30
Oct 15 2p Church Conference all welcome via Zoom (Zoom meeting can also be accessed at the church)
Oct 19 7p Missions Team meeting via Zoom
Oct 25 Newsletter submissions due


COVID Procedures at PUMC

STAY INVOLVED WITH 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
Free Community Breakfast https://bit.ly/pumcbreakfast

Digital Welcome Card bit.ly/pumcwelcomecard
Bulletins http://bit.ly/pumcbulletin
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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