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Dear Church Family and Friends,
Please join us for our Sunday worship service with Reverend Kathleene Card and her message First, Be Reconciled.
Our hymns will include Thy Word is a Lamp and Take Time to Be Holy.
Our liturgist Hiel Lindquist will share our scriptures 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 and Mathew 5:21-26.
Our bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-february-16-2020-pumc-order-worship/
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN’S PROJECT – Quick Exit Bags and Supplies
There are still a few post -it notes available for anyone wishing to help out on the latest round of quick exit bags for children. The UMW is collecting supplies and will plan to assemble the bags early in March. The group will deliver the bags to The Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention as soon as they’re assembled.
If you would like to help sew more bags, there will be a basket of fabric, ribbons, and bias tape for casings plus sewing instructions available on Sunday, February 16th. Look for the fabric basket by the donation box for supplies on the table near the church office entrance.
Many thanks for all the help on this project!
FELLOWSHIP HOUR MINISTRY
The sign-up sheet for March fellowship hours is up and ready for your name! Wink, wink! Many thanks!
2020 MONADNOCK HUNGER WALK
The date for The 2020 Monadnock Hunger Walk has been set! Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 2nd. This year’s walk will be held in Jaffrey and is being hosted by The United Church of Jaffrey. The step off will follow a prayer of blessing at 9 AM.
Let’s get a big team of United Methodists to walk this year! Whaddayasay?! Stay tuned for more details and while you’re at it, check out The Monadnock Hunger Walk FB page https://www.facebook.com/monadnockhungerwalk2018/. Like and follow the page to spread the news of this important annual anti-hunger initiative! This walk really is the ultimate of folks supporting local pantries and food programs across the Monadnock region!
ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENTEN PLANS
The worship committee met on Sunday, February 9th to begin making plans for this year’s Lenten season. There will be so much going on this season that the committee is getting going on the first few services and activities.
The church will host an Open Sanctuary on Ash Wednesday so that any and all can come to pray and contemplate our mortality and the lives we lead for God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
Ashes will be dispensed to any wishing it. The worship committee would like to have someone present in the sanctuary with Rev Kathleene to welcome the community, answer questions, and provide support throughout the day. If you would like to give an hour of your time to help with this ministry of hospitality, please contact Rev Kathleene or someone on the worship committee.
On Ash Wednesday evening, the first of the Wednesday Lenten Soup and Salad Suppers will be held in the fellowship room. A simple meal will be served buffet-style and will include a short devotional and grace at 5:30 PM with continual serving though 6:45 PM. An Ash Wednesday worship service will be held at 7 PM to honor the first day of the Lenten season.
Theologian Maggi Dawn wrote about the solemnity of the words, “you are dust and unto dust you shall return.” She thought they were a good reminder of the lives we’ve been called to live. She said, “When we look our mortality in the face, the inevitability of our own death asks of us, ‘What are you going to do with the life you have?’
Arnie has brought in some books that people are free to take – Brief Devotions for Busy Lives, Daily Spring Renewal by Reverend Doctor Mary Johnson. They are in the Peace Room.
LIFE INTERRUPTED PRESENTATION
A NAMI trained presenter shares the story of their life interrupted by mental illness with the intent of changing the stigma. Held February 17 at 7pm at Milford United Methodist Church.
OPEN SPIRIT TRASK FORCE DISTRICT PRESENTATIONS
The New England Delegation to the 2020 General Conference and the Open Spirit Task Force (OSTF) are moving forward with their work and are planning to give presentations in each district in advance of the 2020 New England Annual Conference session.
At these district gatherings, facilitators from the OSTF and delegation will share the options that will be presented at the Annual Conference in June 2020 and provide educational materials that will help facilitate congregational conversations about these options.
The tentative schedule has been released; details will be added as they become available: New Hampshire – Saturday, March 21
2020 – NH DISTRICT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 9:00 – 3:00
Wesley UMC – 79 Clinton St., Concord, NH 03301
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Mark DeYmaz
Pastors and congregational members are invited to join in a day of shared formation, learning, and development.
Events this week:
Thu 13 Office Hours 9-12
Thu 13 First 12 Meeting 10a
Sun 16 Sunday Worship 10a
Mon 17 Confidential 6-8p
Tue 18 Office Hours 9-12
Tue 18 Forgotten God Bible Study 10a
Wed 19 Office Hours 9-12
Wed 19 Through the Eyes of Matthew Bible Study @Fellowship Hall 9:30a
Wed 19 Forgotten God Bible Study @Peace Room 10a
Wed 19 Choir Rehearsal 11a
Wed 19 Life Groups 4p
Announcements & Upcoming:
Feb 20 Open Mic Night 7p
Feb 22 Hundred Nights Dinner 3p
Feb 23 Free Community Breakfast 8a
Feb 25 Newsletter submissions due
Feb 25 PUMC Book Group 1p
Feb 26 Lenten Soup & Salad Supper 5:30p
Feb 26 Ash Wednesday 7p
Feb 29 Men’s Monthly Breakfast 7:30a
Mar 4 The Walk Bible Study @Fellowship Hall 7p
Mar 15 Memorial Service for Bob Johnson 1p
May 2 Hunger Walk @United Church of Jaffrey 9a
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