Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 230223

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Dear Church Family and Friends,
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 worship service with Pastor Thom Demers and his message Temptation.
The Sunday worship stream can be found here at 9:55 am on Sunday: https://youtube.com/live/vuMW6ES4hOE (direct link).
Our Sunday scriptures will include Genesis 2:15-17;3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11.
The Sunday bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/230226-pumc-order-worship/


LENT STUDY – Sun 12p


Join us in person or on Zoom Sundays at noon for our bible study.
Contact the church office for Zoom info.

FAMILY NIGHT – Mar 18


We will be having another family night on Saturday March 18! These will continue on the third Saturday of every month. Everyone is invited to join us for some fun and fellowship.

PUMC BOOK GROUP – Mar 20


The next meeting of PUMC’s Book Group will be on Monday, March 20th at 1:30 PM. The meeting will be a hybrid meeting, meaning we’ll be at the church fellowship room with a Zoom screen open for anyone who would like to attend on-line.
The March novel is Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy. It explores the life of Marilla Cuthbert before she grew up to live with her brother Matthew and adopt Anne Shirley, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famous protagonist of Anne of Green Gables. This is a fun and nostalgic read for anyone who loved the ‘Anne’ novels and the television series called Anne of Avonlea.
Books should be very easy to come by on-line, through Kindle or Audible, through inter-library loan, through the used book aisles at Toadstool, etc. You’re very welcome to join the discussion. Just let the office know. Susan L will get your email contact info and get you into the book group loop!
Here is a link for the book… check out the blurb! https://www.amazon.com/Marilla-Green-Gables-Sarah-McCoy/dp/0062697714

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS


Food donations for our drop-off to Peterborough Food Pantry should be dropped by next Sunday, so that the February collection can be completed. Many thanks for your continuing support of those folks in the Monadnock region who have challenges in keeping their larders stocked for family dinners!
The March collection will be donated to The Jaffrey Food Pantry. Some ideas for donations – baking and dinner time recipe ingredients like flour, sugar, rice, beans, canned vegetables and fruits, spices and baking powder and baking soda, canned meats, dish washing products and sponges, hygiene products and paper goods not covered by SNAP dollars, cake mixes and frosting for birthday celebrations, kids’ school time snack… supermarket gift cards are also great gifts. They are given to the food pantry staff to purchase needed ‘in demand’ items like dairy, meat, and paper goods. Just some ideas to help you as you decide how you might help this anti-hunger mission… peace!

TIME TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP


New England Conference’s summer camps are now accepting registrations. Click here to learn about the great programs being offered this year and sign up: https://www.neumc.org/newsdetail/register-now-for-summer-camp-2023-17310726
Read Bishop Johnson’s message about our Camping & Retreat Ministry – Bishop Peggy Johnson urges us to support our Camp & Retreat Centers and offers some suggestions about how best to do that. Read more: https://neumc-email.brtapp.com/viewinsite/f109d786ad28eac4edc6d00807091571
If you child needs a scholarship please contact the church office.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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
Thu 6:30p Choir Practice
Wed 5p-8:30 Pastor Thom Office Hours

Feb 26 12p Lent Bible Study begins hybrid
Feb 28 Newsletter submissions due
Mar 1 7p Missions meeting via Zoom
Mar 10 7p Open Mic Night doors open 6:30
Mar 12 8a Free Community Breakfast
Mar 18 5p-8 Free Family Night
Mar 20 1:30 Book Group hybrid
Mar 21 6:30p Admin Council meeting hybrid

UPCOMING:


Apr 5 7p Maundy Thursday service
Apr 6 7p Good Friday service
Apr 9 10a Easter Sunday service


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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