On Dec 4th after 8 and 10 services, Outreach would like to do our first ever Cookie Walk. We are asking everyone to donate 1-2 dozen homemade Christmas cookies (your favorite). We will decorate the Fellowship Hall and have coffee, hot chocolate and cider. Everyone is welcome. You will get a cookie box, walk around and fill it with what you like and we will sell it by the pound.
This is popular in other communities and we hope it will be here. If you don't bake, we need cider and hot chocolate mix and general help. If you have decorations to lend to the festivities, bring "em in.
We ask that cookie be delivered to Church by Friday Dec 2 so we can set up. Church will be open 9:30- 12:30 on Friday and 10-2 on Saturday. Let Bev Charest know if you can help bake or decorate or clean up. There will be lots for everyone to do.
Advent Study Begins
Advent study begins at MUMC. We will study Mike Slaughter’s book “Down To Earth” which explores God Incarnate in Jesus. The 4 week study will meet Mondays at 6:30 pm: and Wednesdays at 10:00 am: Books available for $10
And at South Tamworth Advent Study will be on Monday’s for Four (4) consecutive weeks
1:00 p.m. at Dot Elliott’s home.
7:00 p.m. at Marilyn Fawson’s home.
If you need directions reach Pastor Murray.
“The Wonders of Christmas” See Pastor Murray for any question, books, or details:
Christmas Caroling will be December 11th. Please meet at the Fellowship Hall at 3:00 PM. A pot luck supper will follow at O'Hara’s House
2016 - Christmas Poinsettias
Orders will be taken on Sundays, December 4th, 11th and 18th, for poinsettia plants to decorate our Altar for the Christmas season. If you would like one to adorn the church, please fill out this form and give it to our “flower lady” downstairs in Fellowship Hall after church or mail to the Moultonborough UMC—Altar Guild, Moultonborough, NH 03254.
Plants are $12.50 each and checks can be made payable to: MUMC — Altar Guild
Shopping Card News
December 11th is the final day for placing special Holiday orders to be received in time for Christmas.
Since Christmas and New Year’s Day both fall on a Sunday, there will be no shopping card sales on those days. Please plan ahead and purchase extra grocery store and in stock cards either on December 18th or during church office hours..
Want to help those in need for the holidays? Outreach will accept shopping cards from local grocery stores to supplement their Thanksgiving baskets. If you purchase a shopping card to give to Bev Charest, it can only be claimed as an In-Kind donation on you tax form. If you desire a record of your giving on your church donation report, please follow this procedure:
- Use a pew or blank envelope with name, address, purpose of donation (Outreach- Thanksgiving), and the dollar amount.
- Write the check to MUMC with Outreach-gift card for Thanksgiving on the memo line.
- Place the envelope in the plate with your Sunday offering so the counters can record your donation and the financial secretary will include it on your giving record.
The December Bell Ringer is here.
The latest Moultonboro United Methodist newsletter, The Bell Ringer, is available for download. Get your full color digital copy of the December Bell Ringer here
. Past issues of the Bell Ringer are also available. Get on our emailing list to receive your own copy of the Bell Ringer each month by sending your request here
MUMC Friendly Card Ministry
The Card Ministry strives to stay in touch with parishioners who are unable to be with us on a regular basis. The committee sends a friendly card or note on an ongoing basis, to those who are ill, homebound, residing in care facilities, serving in the military or just in need of comfort or encouragement. Anyone wishing to donate cards or first class stamps to this may leave them at the Church office. Scripture, Thinking of You, Get Well, Sympathy, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards are greatly appreciated.
Pastor's Weekly Greeting
Each week Pastor Sharon sends out mid-week message with thoughts and information about the coming week. You can find her latest greeting in the Pastor's Notes
. If you would like to receive her message by email, contact Pastor Sharon at email@example.com
Do you need a ride to church?
We will try to help you find a ride to church if you are unable to drive for any reason. Contact Theresa LaTulippe at 968-3287 with a 24 hour notice and we will see if we can accommodate you. We’ll do our best!