Whats Happening

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 Everyone Who Belongs to the Truth.
Our hymns include To God be the Glory, He Lives, and Shout to the Lord.
Our liturgist Susan Lindquist will share our scriptures 2 Samuel 23:1-5 and John 18:33-37.
Our bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-november-17-2019-pumc-order-worship/


First 12 coaching training was recently completed by Rick McKinley from the United Methodist Church. During the training we identified two possible new church missions that we would like to develop, a youth ministry and an alternate worship service ministry (keeping in mind that there is no intention of changing anything with our Sunday worship service). The training session also helped us realize that we don’t have sufficient information to know exactly what ministries would be of benefit to our community. So, our next steps will be to seek out opinions from people in our community. We will be speaking with people both inside and outside our congregation and you may be asked to share your opinions and we look forward to speaking with you. Members of the project are Rev. Kathleene, Ken Constantine, Melissa French, Arnie Johnson, Hiel LIndquist, Susan Lindquist, Jim Poplin, Andy Wallenstein, Linda Wallenstein.


Fighting Poverty with Handmade Gifts
PUMC Missions’ Holiday Fundraiser

According to The World Bank, over 700 million people worldwide live on less than two dollars a day.
PUMC Missions is partnering with Serrv International, a nonprofit who empowers nearly 8,000 artisans living in poverty to build better lives for themselves and their families through the sale of beautiful handmade gifts. On November 23 at PUMC from 9 AM to 2 PM, you will be able to purchase high-quality hand-painted, handwoven, and handcrafted gifts from around the world. Each purchase employs artisans and farmers living in marginalized communities worldwide.
We’re hosting a Serrv Sale because we want to help artisans and farmers around the world. Our sale will give you an opportunity to buy handmade gifts with beautiful stories— the story of an artisan or farmer receiving a fair wage for their work, of sending a child to school, or preserving an ageless craft.
All proceeds to benefit local organizations supporting those in need or at risk right here in the Monadnock Region.
You may also wish to purchase additional items from Serrv using the link below. PUMC Missions will receive 20% of your purchase between now and December 31, 2019 when you use this link. Thank you!


Serrv International is a fair trade nonprofit working with global artisans and farmers in marginalized communities since 1949. Their purchases of handcrafted home décor, fashion, and food items, which are sold nationwide, allow producers to fund artisan employment, community building, healthcare, and education initiatives. The company’s values and close connection to citizens of 25 countries allows for unique insight into the challenges and suffering of people on a global scale. Learn more at serrv.org.

For more information contact the church office


NO office hours Thursday the 28th – Happy Thanksgiving!

This is an early warning just to be clear (you still have just under two weeks).
Please submit all materials for the next newsletter (December) by the LAST TUESDAY, November 26. Ideally, everyone would send their submissions in by the morning of Monday, November 25, so I don’t have to actually bend time to get everything printed.
The church office will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday the 28th, which means we are printing on Wednesday and submissions are absolutely due by midnight on Tuesday.
This is the newsletter that will be released November 27 and cover until Sunday, January 5.
Send to Melissa French at the church office, with the subject “Newsletter submission.” Thanks!



Stop by Steele’s and see the window display Melissa created for HHAW!

HHAW Event: Lights of Love Tree Lighting Ceremony
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
5:00pm at Monadnock Community Hospital
Love. Honor. Remember.
The Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter (MATS) is pleased to announce its first Lights of Love program.
Join us to see your special gift come to “light,” please join us for the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 19 starting at 5 pm at Monadnock Community Hospital’s Medical Arts Building entrance, followed by caroling and light refreshments

HHAW Event: Movie: What Does Homelessness Look Like?
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6:30pm at Peterborough Town Library
Discussion and info session hosted by Eric Bowman and MATS 6:30pm at Peterborough Town Library
Learn about what the Monadnock Transitional Shelter provides for our region. The evening will begin with a short film screening of “What Does Homelessness Look Like,” and be followed by a discussion and info session hosted by Eric Bowman
Thursday, November 21st at 6:30pm
Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter (MATS) is a non-profit providing transitional housing for families in need for the past 20 years. Learn how you can help and/or just broaden your awareness of the needs in our community.

HHAW Event: Community Harvest Supper
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.
We will be serving ham, baked beans, mac and cheese, and coleslaw.
You are welcome to bring a dessert to share.


Events this week:
Thu 14 Office Hours 9-12
Fri 15 Open Mic Night 7p
Sat 16 Fall Cleanup Day 8:30a
Sun 17 Sunday Worship Service 10a
Sun 17 Adult Bible Class 11:15a
Mon 18 Confidential meeting 6p
Tue 19 Office Hours 9-12
Tue 19 Confidential meeting 4:30p
Wed 20 Office Hours 9-12
Wed 20 Choir Rehearsal 11a
Wed 20 Holiday Stroll setup 4-7p
Wed 20 Life Groups 5:00p

Announcements & Upcoming:
Nov 21 Holiday Stroll setup 4-7p
Nov 22 Holiday Stroll setup 4-7p
Nov 23 Holiday Stroll 9-1
Nov 24 Free Community Breakfast 8-9:15a
Nov 26 Newsletter submissions due (Mon is even better)
Nov 26 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service @Unitarian 7p
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 @UCC 6p

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.