Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 221208

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Thom Demers and his message On the Highway to Joy.
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/g1G7zUJSLD4 (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Isaiah 35:1-10 and Luke 1:46-55.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/221211-pumc-order-worship/


The Staff Parish Relations Committee is inviting church people to contribute towards cash Christmas gifts for our pastor and all church staff.
In addition to Pastor Thom, who serves PUMC so ably, we have 5 persons who serve effectively and often behind-the-scenes:
Gene Brochu, our stalwart organist & pianist
Susan Campbell-Halley, our superb-because-you-don’t-notice custodian
Wendy Dunning, our musical choral miracle worker
Melissa French, our master-of-all-trades administrative assistant
Kerry McKeen, our invaluable childcare (and Sunday School) worker
You can contribute by mailing in a check or by giving cash or check on Sunday mornings. Please be sure that your giving envelope and/or check are marked “XMas gift for PUMC staff.” Your gift will need to arrive by Sunday, Dec 11, in order that we can present our gifts and express our appreciation on Sunday, Dec 18 (our last service before Christmas).
If you have any questions about these gifts, you can ask one of these SPRC members: Ken Constantine, Cindy Faust, Jeff Hipp, Phyllis Porter, or Andy Wallenstein.
Thanks very much.


The list of gifts they need for New Life Home for the holidays is available in the fellowship hall.
The due date for the New Life Home gifts is Sunday December 18th. The gifts need to be wrapped and securely addressed to the recipient.
Contact Priscilla Crowe if you have any questions.


The planning calendar has been updated through 2023: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gJqRYNHBUVjqC3G2MQICY3xzR3VsrnkJHUqJvD1sOpo/edit?usp=sharing


Hosted by Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter (MATS)
Wednesday, December 21, 5pm
at Peterborough Town Hall
Town House, 1 Grove St, Peterborough, NH
Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the lives of our siblings lost to poverty, lack of affordable housing, and lack of adequate supports and services, among other factors. It is an occasion to grieve together the terrible toll that housing insecurity and houselessness take on human beings, including sickness and premature death. And an opportunity to renew our commitment to making sure that everyone has a roof over their head and a safe place to call home.


Each month the River Center has a Provider Network Meeting. This last meeting covered the topic of Emergency Housing. If you are interested in learning more you may read the minutes here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Provider-Network-Notes-11-29-2022-Emergency-Housing-.docx


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

Dec 8 7p Missions meeting for housing emergency all welcome, hybrid
Dec 9 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30
Dec 11 Staff Christmas Gift contributions due
Dec 11 8a Free Community Breakfast
Dec 13 6:30p Admin Council meeting via zoom
Dec 14 7p Missions meeting via Zoom
Dec 14 7p Because of Bethlehem Advent Study
Dec 17 10a-12 Cookie Swap
Dec 18 New Life Home gifts due
Dec 21 5p Homeless Memorial Vigil w/MATS @Town House
Dec 21 7p Because of Bethlehem Advent Study
Dec 24 7p Christmas Eve candlelight service
Dec 25 10a Christmas worship service
Dec 27 Newsletter submissions due

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
Free Community Breakfast https://bit.ly/pumcbreakfast
Youth Activities https://bit.ly/pumcyouth

Digital Welcome Card bit.ly/pumcwelcomecard
Bulletins http://bit.ly/pumcbulletin
Offering bit.ly/pumcoffering
Online Giving bit.ly/pumconlinegiving
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@pumcnh
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pumcnh/
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/pumcnh

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