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What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 191117

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Dear Church Family and Friends,

Please join us for our Sunday worship service with Reverend Kathleene Card and her message What Must We Do?
Our hymns include Come Ye Thankful People Come, We Gather Together, and We Glorify the King of Kings.
Our liturgist Jenny Pierce will share our scriptures Philippians 4:4-9 and John 6:25-35.
Our bulletin is available here: http://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-november-24-2019-pumc-order-worship/


Faithful Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph By Adam Hamilton

You are invited to join us for a Bible Study at PUMC, Wednesdays December 4, 11, and 18, at 9:30am or 7:30pm.

Explore the life of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ
From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph’s place in the nativity story is sometimes overlooked but contains valuable lessons for all of us. Join Adam Hamilton as he examines Christmas through the eyes of Joseph. Absent from much of the biblical narrative, Joseph never spoke a word, but his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of Christ and God’s salvation plan for humanity.

As you read this book, you will understand how Joseph’s story is much like our own. In life, we encounter circumstances that we would never have chosen for ourselves. At times it can be tempting just to walk away. Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.

Exchange your doubt for courage this Advent and Christmas season.The story of Joseph provide us a great example of humbly obeying God even when we don’t understand and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides.

Chapter topics include:
A Carpenter Named Joseph
Whose Child Is This?
Raising a Child Not Your Own
The Journey to Bethlehem
The Rest of the Story


Each Christmas our altar is decorated with red and white poinsettias bought by members of our congregation in honor of or in memory of family and friends. If you would like to contribute a poinsettia for the altar please let Amy Clason-Gilmet know by December 1, 2019. The cost of the poinsettia is $11.25.
The poinsettias will be delivered to the church on Saturday December 21st for our Sunday Christmas service and Christmas Eve. Please feel free to take your poinsettia home after the Christmas Eve service.

As we enter the colder time of year we will have more need of heat. If you need to change the heat please do not press Hold on the thermostat. Please use the up and down buttons. When you are done hit the Run or Return button to return the heat to the scheduled temperatures, otherwise you may be heating an empty church for days.
Also, we have a couple space heaters in the church. It is very important that these are turned off and unplugged before you leave the church building. Please make sure this is attended to, whether you turned it on or not. These space heaters are a fire hazard if left on.


YOU’RE INVITED! Living Nativity Trip
WHEN: Sunday December 8, 2019
TIME: 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1 Hager Park Road (Junction 140, 2, and 2A), Westminster, MA 01473
The Sunday School has planned to attend this event with the children and their families, and welcomes the church family to join in an everning of fellowship. As the Christmas season approaches let us remember why we celebrate. This is a free event put on by the Our Savior Lutheran Church in Westminster, MA. Everyone is invited to join us as we experience what life might have been like the night Jesus was born.


YOU’RE INVITED! Sunday School Q&A
WHEN: Sunday, December 1, 2019
TIME: 9:30am
Do you have questions about volunteering in Sunday School? Want to know more about what the Sunday School is up to? Come and join me for a cup of coffee and some discussion about where our Sunday School is going and how we can all help our youngest members grow in their faith.
This will also be the first early service that Pastor Kathleene is providing from 8-8:30am during advent. If you are interested in helping in the Sunday School, but don’t want to miss a service there is a way to do both!


Take a look at the crazy beautiful quilt Susan Lindquist has made for the narthex – many thanks Susan!


Ernie and Gail Hoffmann will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on December 6th. Congratulations!
If you would like to send a card please consult your directory or contact the church office for contact info.


Newsletter submissions are due Tuesday, November 26, but Monday would be awesomesauce.
Please submit all materials for the next newsletter (December) to our editors by the LAST TUESDAY, November 26. This is the newsletter that will be released November 27 and cover until Sunday January 5. Send to Melissa French at 924-4294 or email info@PeterboroughUMC.org, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!


Saturday, November 23, 2019
5:00-6:30pm at Peterborough Community Center
In the spirit of community and thanksgiving join your neighbors for a free Community Harvest Dinner at The Peterborough Community Center.
Many local groups are collaborating to make this supper happen.
They will be serving ham, baked beans, mac and cheese, and coleslaw.
You are welcome to bring a dessert to share.


Events this week:
Thu 21 Office Hours 9-12
Thu 21 Holiday Stroll setup 4-7p
Fri 22 Holiday Stroll setup 4-7p
Sat 23 Holiday Stroll 9-2
Sat 23 Community Harvest Supper @Community Center 5p
Sun 24 Free Community Breakfast 8-9:15a
Sun 24 Sunday Worship Service 10a
Sun 24 Adult Bible Class 11:15a
Mon 25 Confidential meeting 6p
Tue 26 Newsletter submissions due (Mon is even better)
Tue 26 Office Hours 9-12
Nov 26 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service @Unitarian 7p
Wed 27 Office Hours 9-12
Wed 27 Choir Rehearsal 11a
Wed 27 Life Groups 5:00p

Announcements & Upcoming:
Nov 28 NO Office hours – Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 1 Simple Advent Service 8-8:30a
Dec 3 UMW Christmas Meeting 2p
Dec 4 Pastor’s Advent Bible Study 9:30a
Dec 4 Greening of the Church 6:30p
Dec 4 First 12 Meeting 12:30p
Dec 4 Pastor’s Advent Bible Study 7:30p
Dec 5 Safe Church Training 6:30p
Dec 8 Ecumenical Peace Light Service @DivineMercy 6p
Dec 10 PUMC Book Group @Schultz 1p
Dec 10 Email AdCo meeting – submit reports via email

Submissions for the What’s Happening email are due on Tuesdays.
ALL announcements and submissions should be sent to Melissa at info@peterboroughumc.org or call 603-924-4294.