Whats Happening

What’s Happening at PUMC – weekly email 200430

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Dear Church Family and Friends,

Please stay home 😉 for our Sunday worship service with Reverend Kathleene Card and her message Because They Know His Voice.
Our scriptures will include 1 Peter 1:17-25 and John 10:1-10.
Our hymns will include Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us and Breathe on Me, Breath of God.
Our bulletin is available as a PDF here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/sunday-may-3-2020-pumc-order-worship/
Our May newsletter is available here: https://www.peterboroughumc.org/beyond-green-doors-may-2020/
Watch the stream Sunday at 10 am: http://bit.ly/pumcyoutube.


We are going to bring back one of the congregation’s favorite things, fellowship hour (without the cookies)!
Please join our hosts Susan Lindquist and Justine Gaskamp this Sunday May 3 at 1pm for online fellowship with the PUMC church family.
The meeting is scheduled for one hour. Come for a short while or stay as long as you’d like.

Susan is sending along a short reading for you… never let it be said that the Lord’s word is not rich in imagery and promise! Psalm 133.
Also, we’re thinking our opening chat might take the form of sharing with each other the most enjoyable meal with family that we had during the week. Food, right? Food has been a pretty important distraction during these crazy COVID-19 days!
Bring your joys and concerns, bring your most inspirational moment from the past week, bring any community needs you’ve seen or people you know might need someone to check on them.

Zoom meeting ending in 8974
All are welcome! If you know someone who would like to join us just let the church office know.
If you lose this info consult your What’s Happening email or contact the church office or Susan Lindquist, it won’t be posted online.
Please don’t share the meeting info online (email to friends is ok).


Fantasy, Imagination, and Faith: A introduction to the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
Led by Laura Constantine

CS Lewis once said that when he was a boy he read fairy tales in secret, but when he turned 50 he read them in public – and got much more out of them! Have you read “The Chronicles of Narnia” – as a child our as an adult? Or tried to struggle through them and just didn’t get it? Maybe this is a good time to try again. I worked at The Center for the Study of C.S. Lewis and Friends at Taylor University for over 10 years and learned to love the fantasy works of Lewis and Tolkien in particular. I’d love to discuss them with you!

This six-week study will focus on one book from the Narnia stories, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and some excerpts from other Narnia Chronicles as we look at the role of Fantasy and imagination in Christian faith. Lewis said “Sometimes a fairy story says best what’s to be said.” What do you think?

We’ll be conducting this study on Wednesdays at 10:00 am (beginning May 6) and we’ll be using Zoom, the meeting ending in 8556.

If you’re interested in the study, please email info@peterboroughumc.org to sign up.


Join us for a birthday parade for Katie’s 8th birthday! Meet at the PUMC parking lot at 2pm on Friday, May 1. (Everyone will stay in their cars to maintain proper distancing.) Everyone will make a car parade past Katie’s house in Peterborough. You can create birthday signs to hang out the window Contact Linda Wallenstein with any questions.


We are looking for photos or videos of your joys. Send us photos of the things that are bringing you joy, or take a video of something and tell us what your joy is, just like in church. Send joys to info@peterboroughumc.org.

We are trying to be a source of encouragement on our Facebook Page. We have an image on our Page where you can comment with your Joys!


We raised $565 for Shelter from the Storm with our special offering on Easter!


MATS has sent a thank you for the Easter baskets:
Dear Members of the Peterbrough United Methodist Church –
Thank you for providing the children at MATS with Easter bags. In this period of worry and upheaval, it was wonderful for the kids to be able to enjoy Easter treats!
Wishing you all safety and health.
Mary Loftis (Board member)


Hello brothers and sisters;
As I mentioned in church we have selected a partner family and also broke ground on our home build in Keene!
I wanted to throw out a challenge to see if this was something we wanted to take on… The plans for the home include a back deck measuring about 12’ x 13’ but this is not currently in the budget. I thought it would be a good project for PUMC to tackle, both in raising the money (estimated to be about $1000 but it may not need a full railing once the elevation is determined, and we have some donated Trex decking already) and in actually building the deck (this should only take one or two days to build). Greg Robidoux is President of the Peterborough Rotary Club and they too have been wanting to participate, so maybe we could team up for both the fundraising and nail banging?
What do you say?!
Matt Keenan
Learn more and donate here: https://www.monadnockhabitat.org/


The next book discussion for the PUMC Book Group will be held on Tuesday, May 26th @ 1 PM. The group will be discussing A Well-Behaved Woman – A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler. The story follows the marriage of Alva Smith to William K. Vanderbilt, Cornelius’ grandson and the older brother of George W. Vanderbilt II (of Biltmore House renown). Alva comes to the marriage from a bankrupted Southern family and must make her way in the rarefied air of high society. She does it in spades.
If you would like to join the discussion, just let the church know at info@peterboroughumc.org. Leave an email address for contact info and then expect an email reminder of the book group meeting a week before. Books can be ordered through on-line bookstores, downloaded through the public library or the NH State library, accessed through Kindle downloads, or ordered through Toadstool Bookstores for curbside pickup at the store.
So, in this time of COVID craziness, keep calm and read on!
More about the book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37638194-a-well-behaved-woman


The Ledger Transcript had a story featuring our own Angela Molloy and Gabby Cote on April 23!


Sunday Worship streaming on YouTube Sun 10a http://bit.ly/pumcyoutube
and posted online (after Sunday) http://bit.ly/pumcworshipvideo
Online Fellowship Hour Sun 1p https://bit.ly/pumcfellowship Zoom meeting ending in 8974 *contact church office if you need meeting details
Daily Morning Devotional Daily 7a http://bit.ly/revcardfb
C S Lewis Book Study online Wed 10a https://bit.ly/cslewisstudy2020
Book Group online May 26 1p https://bit.ly/pumcbg200526

Announcements & Upcoming:
*Our calendar may be adjusted, updates to come
Wednesdays C S Lewis Book Study online 10a
May 2 Virtual Hunger Walk
May 26 Book Group online 1p


*New weekly email posted Thursdays

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This message was sent to you by Melissa French for the Peterborough United Methodist Church.

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.