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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Thom Demers and his message Let Us Go Up To…
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/ZhLpe-EcG5M (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/221127-pumc-order-worship/
Many blessings this Thanksgiving, and gratitude for all that you do.
SERRV FAIR TRADE FUNDRAISER FOR MISSIONS
Use the link https://www.serrv.org/?a=Missions at Serrv to shop for fair trade gifts and 20% of all purchases will be donated to local, regional and international PUMC supported projects.
Learn more: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/serrv-gifts-fundraiser-2022/
POINSETTIA PAYMENTS DUE – Nov 27
Poinsettia payments are due by Sunday Nov 27th. If you have any questions regarding your payment see Amy Clason-Gilmet (if you need contact info ask the church office).
ANNUAL ANTIQUE ROADSHOW & RAFFLE – Dec 2
This fundraiser for Shelter from the Storm is scheduled for December 2 at Woodbound Inn. Please join SFTS for this fun-filled event. You do not need to have an item appraised in order to win $2022 in money prizes or 15+ other raffle prizes. There will also be over 75 Silent Auction items to bid on and win just in time for holiday giving! All monies go to support their transitional shelter program.
Buy tickets here: http://www.shelterfromthestormnh.org/html/events.html
A SEASON OF DREAMS WITH KEENE POP CHOIR – Dec 4
Join our own Ken Constantine and the Keene Pops choir is a 50-ish voice choir with traditional women & men’s parts. Their Dec 4 concert is at 2pm in St James Episcopal Church (Keene) and requires tickets which are $15 and which he has (or can get). He would need to know, either in person or via email, how many tickets anyone wants before Monday, Nov 28. He could be paid later if that’d help anyone. Laura/Lillian and Pat Woodward and Charlene Schultz have heard the Pops if you want to ask for their reviews.
MONADNOCK BLEND’S HOLIDAY CONCERT – Dec 5
Join our own Ken Constantine and Monadnock Blend is a group of 11 men who sing acapella (with no accompaniment). Their Dec 5 concert is at 7pm in the lower level of the Hancock Church (across from the village green) and it’s free of charge. Laura/Lillian and Charlene and the Demers have heard MB before if you want to get their reviews.
SPECIAL MISSIONS MEETING FOR HOUSING EMERGENCY – Dec 8
The Missions team will host a special meeting to discuss the expected housing emergency this winter. We will have a presentation about how the Monadnock Meeting House created a shelter space. All are welcome. The meeting will be Wednesday, December 8 at 7pm, in-person or on Zoom. Contact the church office or Justine Gaskamp for Zoom details.
Learn more about the Monadnock Meeting emergency shelter space: https://vimeo.com/773827530
A MESSAGE FROM BISHOP DEVADHAR: PRAYERS FOR THE RECENT TRAGEDIES
Read more about the Bishop’s latest message: https://neumc-email.brtapp.com/viewinsite/85b497dc0317fadee0e75a4fad1553e9
GIVING TUESDAY – Nov 29
This Giving Tuesday you can make a difference, make a donation at your charity of choice:
-Avenue A Teen Center, a Grapevine program https://grapevinenh.org/give/
-The Cornucopia Project through garden, kitchen and farm education https://cornucopiaproject.org/product/donation/
-Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter in Peterborough https://matsnh.org/mats-donate/
-Monadnock Crisis & Prevention Center https://mcvprevention.org/donate/
-New Life Home recovery program https://pushpay.com/g/newlifehome?src=hpp
-NH Food Bank. $1 provides 2 meals! https://nhfoodbank.org/get-involved/donate/
-The River Center which provides parent education, family support, and community connections https://www.rivercenternh.org/donate.html
-Shelter from the Storm transitional shelter in Jaffrey http://www.shelterfromthestormnh.org/html/volunteer.html#donate
-World’s Children who is caring for orphans and vulnerable children around the world https://www.worldschildren.org/donate/
HOLIDAY TREES IN PETERBOROUGH – Dec 2-4
This year’s event features uniquely decorated trees both inside and outside the Peterborough Community Center, 25 Elm Street. Outdoor lights will be turned on each day from 3:30 – 10PM. Friday view inside trees and vote 5-7p. Evening campfire in front of the trees with cocoa and caroling. Saturday view inside trees and vote 9a-7p. Evening campfire 5-7p. Sunday view inside trees and vote 11a-3p. Santa will visit 2-3.
Admission is free; donations will be gladly accepted: non-perishable food or monetary donations for the Peterborough Food Pantry, and/or winter clothing for the Hundred Nights Shelter in Keene.
Learn more: https://peterboroughnh.myrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30084
TREE LIGHTING – Dec 2
Santa will be returning to the Peterborough Town Hall at 1 Grove St. in Peterborough for children to visit and get their pictures taken with this jolly old soul. Santa will arrive at 5pm.
At 6pm join Luca Paris outside for the return of the Peterborough Tree Lighting ceremony. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available for everyone before and after the tree lighting in the Town Hall. All are welcome, including your pets, so bring your cameras and/or phones and we can help so you can be in the picture, too! It’s FREE. Come one, come all!
Learn more: https://business.keenechamber.com/events/details/santa-cookies-cocoa-tree-lighting-48214
CROWNING GLORY PRESENTED BY THE KEENE CHORALE – Dec 11
Crowning Glory Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Rutter’s Gloria presented by The Keene Chorale Sunday December 11th at 2 pm. Tickets are available at Toadstool or KeeneChorale.org.
LANTERN PARADE – Dec 3
Lantern Installation, Putnam Park: view each evening Fri, Sat, Sun 5-8p
Lantern Parade led by Children and the Arts Festival Committee: “All Creatures Great and Small” Main St to Putnam Park Sat 6p
Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1484271808751134
MESSIAH SING – Dec 3
On Saturday, Dec 3, community singers and instrumentalists will gather at the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church to prepare and perform the Christmas section of Handel’s Messiah. Conducted by James Sharrock, the afternoon festival will include professional vocal soloists, trumpet soloist, quartet and organ. All ages are invited for the
FREE hour-long concert at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary.
Area singers are invited to join the community chorus with rehearsal at 1 pm. For more information about singing with us or to support this event, check out: facebook.com/MessiahPbro. All are welcome!
Contact them through email at: email@example.com or 603 924-4226.
Sun 10a Worship service online via YouTube or in-person
Tue-Wed 9a-12 Admin Virtual Office Hours
Thu 9a-12 Admin In-Office Office Hours
Wed 5p-8:30 Pastor Thom Office Hours
Nov 27 Poinsettia order payment due
Nov 29 Giving Tuesday
Nov 29 Newsletter submissions due
Dec 8 7p Missions meeting for housing emergency all welcome, hybrid
Dec 9 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30
Dec 11 8a Free Community Breakfast
Dec 13 6:30p Admin Council meeting via zoom
Dec 14 7p Missions meeting via Zooom
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Free Community Breakfast https://bit.ly/pumcbreakfast
Youth Activities https://bit.ly/pumcyouth
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Online Giving bit.ly/pumconlinegiving
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