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What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 221215

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Sunday for our worship service with Pastor Thom Demers and his message A Sign From the Lord.
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://youtube.com/live/mEsXjmjRIxI (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/221218-pumc-order-worship/


GIFT OF LIGHTS


The Gift of Lights field trip has been postponed

ADVENT STUDY – Dec 16 zoom only, 21 hybrid


Our hybrid Advent study will continue on Fri the 16th and Wed the 21st at 7pm.

COOKIE SWAP – Dec 18


The Cookie Swap has been rescheduled for Sunday after church

YOUTUBE BIRTHDAY


Happy 6th birthday to our YouTube channel! Six years!
Our most popular video is a funny – Pastor Lourey asks for prayers and concerns, “those things that weigh heavy on us.” Two year old Kat announces: “I need a diaper.” Lourey: “Kat got us started.”
Watch: https://youtu.be/EfXMZFbkDfk

FOOD OFFERING


The food offering has been delievered to Antrim/Bennington. Our next recipient will be Rindge food pantry.


BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICES (LONGEST NIGHT) – Dec 21


-Union UMC, Boston
https://unionboston.org/
6:30 pm on Dec 21 Blue Christmas (Longest Night) online only
-Main St. UMC, Nashua, NH
https://www.mainstreet-umc.org/
7 pm on Dec 21 Blue Christmas Service in-person

BISHOP PEGGY A. JOHNSON TO SERVE NEAC


Learn more about the interim bishop for the New England Conference: https://www.neumc.org/newsdetail/bishop-peggy-a-johnson-to-serve-boston-area-17149091

STORIES BEHIND THE SONGS OF CHARLES WESLEY


Charles Wesley is one of the world’s most prolific and well-recognized hymn writers. Over 9,000 hymns are attributed to him, including the most famous Christmas tune of all time, “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.” That wasn’t always the title, though. It originally opened with the line, “Hark, how all the welkens ring!” Join renowned Wesley scholar Paul Chilcote to discover some quirky, fun and interesting facts about a variety of Charles Wesley’s hymns and how they all focus on one theme: love.
Listen: https://www.umc.org/en/content/stories-behind-the-songs-of-charles-wesley-get-your-spirit-in-shape-ep-130


UPCOMING


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 16 7p Because of Bethlehem Advent Study zoom only
Dec 18 New Life Home gifts due
Dec 18 11a Cookie Swap
Dec 21 5p Homeless Memorial Vigil w/MATS @Town House
Dec 21 7p Because of Bethlehem Advent Study hybrid
Dec 24 7p Christmas Eve candlelight service
Dec 25 10a Christmas worship service
Dec 27 Newsletter submissions due


COVID Procedures at PUMC

STAY CONNECTED 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
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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