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What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 221222

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us Saturday for our A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols candlelight Christmas Eve worship service with Pastor Thom Demers.
The worship stream can be found here at 6:55 pm on Saturday: https://youtu.be/1fgzYdxMg6Y (direct link).
The Christmas Eve bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/221224-pumc-order-worship/

Worship with us on Sunday at 10 am ET in-person or on YouTube at http://bit.ly/joinpumcyoutube.
Please join us Sunday for our Christmas worship service with Pastor Thom Demers and his message Emmanuel “God is with Us.”
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 9:55 am on Sunday: https://youtu.be/ELXsepOdGws (direct link).
Our scriptures will include Isaiah 52:7-10 and John 1:1-14.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/221225-pumc-order-worship/


WINTER STORM PROCEDURES


Well, winter is here again and time for a reminder concerning winter storm impact on church services. Pastor Thom has indicated that, unless a storm is really severe, he will hold regular church services on Sundays. In the event of a storm, our congregation should use their best judgements as to whether or not they should attend. Unless a potential storm hits on Sunday morning our church parking lot should be cleared. We will post any Sunday worship cancellations on WMUR TV, so check there for cancellation information.
The office will be closed if the Contoocook Valley School District (Conval) is closed or delayed
WMUR Closings: https://www.wmur.com/weather/closings

POINSETTIAS


People may take their poinsettia plants home after the Christmas Eve service. There is a list of who purchased what color and size on the table in the fellowship hall.

SERRV FUNRAISER ENDING – Dec 22


The Serrv fundraiser for missions ends TODAY, December 22. Visit http://serrv.org?a=Missions and a portion of the proceeds goes to our missions programs.

POPUP SHELTER HANDBOOK


If you are interested in learnIng more about setting up an emergency popup shelter the Eastern Monadnock Housing Security Coalition Emergency Pop-up Shelter Handbook is available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f2cVa5-YaFzVyq7JJNEi1K6JR–zos_S/view?usp=sharing


THE INTRIGUING HISTORY OF ‘O HOLY NIGHT’


The 300-year-old story of a beloved Christmas song is filled with scandal, politics and dubiousness. Yet the 19th-century French carol remains a favorite.
Learn more: https://www.umc.org/en/content/the-intriguing-history-of-o-holy-night

2022 RECAP FROM UMC.ORG


From reading about inspiring United Methodists to discovering spiritual tools for a stronger faith and supporting one another on our wholeness journeys, we take a look at our favorite UMC.org content from the past year.
Watch and learn more: https://www.umc.org/en/ways-we-grow/practicing-your-faith/tools-for-your-spiritual-journey/our-favorite-stories-of-2022

RISING NEED FOR CASA VOLUNTEERS


As we close out 2022 and start to think of what new goals and aspirations 2023 might hold, CASA is hoping you will share a message from CASA with your congregation. Unfortunately, this year has been unlike anything they have experienced in CASA of NH’s 30+ year history. The increase in child abuse and neglect cases, as well as in their severity and complexity, is unprecedented. Their goal is to provide a CASA advocate to 100% of the children in need. Normally, they are able to meet at least 88% of this need or higher. Since the beginning of July, this rate has plummeted to below 60%.
In response to the need, CASA is mobilizing all efforts towards maximizing attendance in their upcoming training classes. For those desiring to make a difference for children in their community, there is truly no time like the present.
There are upcoming virtual training sessions in January, March, and April: https://www.casanh.org/volunteer-training-calendar/


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 24 7p Christmas Eve candlelight service
Dec 25 10a Christmas worship service
Dec 27 Newsletter submissions due
Jan 8 8a Free Community Breakfast
Jan 10 6:30p Admin Council meeting via Zoom
Jan 13 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6p
Jan 18 7p Missions meeting via Zoom
Jan 31 PUMC Annual Report 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/ @pumcnh
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@pumcnh @pumcnh
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/pumcnh/ @pumcnh
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/pumcnh @pumcnh


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