Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 200227

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Dear Church Family and Friends,

Please join us for our Sunday worship service with Reverend Kathleene Card and her message Serve Only God.
Our hymns will include O Sacred Head, What Wondrous Love Is This, and We Walk by Faith.
Our liturgist Eno Ogo will share our scriptures 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 1:15, 3:16 and Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7.
Our bulletin is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-march-01-2020-pumc-order-worship/
Our newsletter is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/beyond-green-doors-march-2020/


Easter candy is appearing in the stores and that means it’s time for our Easter Basket missions project! We will be collecting contributions of candy and other Easter basket goodies for the children of families served by MATS (Monadnock Area Transition Shelter), SFTS (Shelter from the Storm), and New Life Home (residence program for moms struggling with substance abuse). We will be collecting candy starting on March 1. Look for the box in the fellowship hall. We’d also like to include some stickers or coloring books in the baskets, so if you’d like to contribute money to purchase books, please mark the check or envelope for Easter baskets. We are collecting contributions through Palm Sunday, April 5. Thank you!


Any donations or stitched bags should be turned in at the church drop-off box on March 1st. These donations are for the MCVP children’s quick exit bag project. The UMW will be planning a work day during the first week in March to assemble and deliver the bags to the Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention in Keene. Many thanks for your help on this UMW mission project!


Please note that the March sign-up sheet for fellowship hour is on the bulletin board by the kitchen pass-through window. If you would like to host a fellowship hour coffee klatch, please do sign up to let others know. That way, there will be no overlap in efforts. Many thanks!


The basket is almost full for Antrim- Hancock Food Pantry! Many thanks! Please continue to bring in weekly food donations. The next food basket will be delivered to Helping Hands in Troy, NH. Just one can or box of something can make all the difference in the world to a family that is ‘food challenged’!


The Greater Peterborough Interfaith Council is once again presenting ‘A Spring Celebration in Music and Song’ on Sunday, March 8th. The evening concert will be held at the Peterborough Unitarian Universalist Church at 7 PM. Musical groups from area faith communities will share music that is central to their faith. This year, PUMC is participating!
The United Methodist Church will present an a cappella rendition of ‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross’, the Isaac Watts hymn. Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is central to our Christian faith. Reminding ourselves of the gravity of that sacrifice puts all other life pursuits in perspective and bring us back to the truth of His great gift to mankind. The members of the Peterborough United Methodist Church choir who are singing this year are Laura and Ken Constantine, Jenny Pierce, and Pat Woodward.
Please consider attending to share in this communal celebration. There will be a cookie reception after the free concert, at which you can meet and greet friends from other faith communities. It’ll be a very special evening.


We are looking for someone with some grant writing experience to help us apply for some funding for a project! Contact Rev Card or the church office for details.


Subscribe to the MATS Newsletter and learn about the latest ways you can help! http://matsnh.org/mats-contact-us/newsletter/


Events this week:
Thu 27 Office Hours 9-12
Thu 27 Finance Committee Meeting 6:30p
Sat 29 Men’s Monthly Breakfast 7:30a
Sat 29 Sunday School Swimming @Winchester YMCA 1p
Sun 1 Sunday Worship 10a
Mon 2 Confidential 6-8p
Tue 3 Office Hours 9-12
Tue 3 Forgotten God Bible Study 10a
Tue 3 Sacred Dance Practice 4:30p
Wed 4 Office Hours 9-12
Wed 4 Through the Eyes of Matthew Bible Study @Fellowship Hall 9:30a
Wed 4 Forgotten God Bible Study @Peace Room 10a
Wed 4 Choir Rehearsal 11a
Wed 4 VBS Planning Meeting @All Saints Parlor 2p
Wed 4 Life Groups 4p
Wed 4 Lenten Soup & Salad Supper 5:30p
Wed 4 The Walk Bible Study @Fellowship Hall 7p

Announcements & Upcoming:

Mar 5 First 12 Meeting 10:30a
Mar 8 Free Community Breakfast 8a
Mar 8 Spring Interfaith Celebration @Unitarian 7p
Mar 10 Prayer Shawl Group 1p
Mar 10 Administrative Council 6:30p
Mar 15 Memorial Service for Bob Johnson 1p
Mar 20 Open Mic Night 7p
Mar 22 Free Community Breakfast 8a
Mar 28 Men’s Monthly Breakfast 7:30a
Mar 31 Newsletter submissions due

Apr 5 Palm Sunday Service 10a
Apr 9 Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service 7p
Apr 10 Good Friday Open Sanctuary 1-6p
Apr 12 Easter Service with egg hunt @ PUMC 10a

May 2 Hunger Walk @United Church of Jaffrey 9a


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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.