God Our Mother Poem

On Mother's Day Pastor Bob read the "God Our Mother Poem". Because several people have asked for it, we now have it available for reading or downloading here.

Book Club

Come and join a lively book discussion. May's book is Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander. Monday, May 20 at 6:30 PM at Church.

Questions? Email Linda Schneider lindaschneidernh@gmail.com  or Call @ 603-991-4854

Human Sexuality Policies and the Methodist Church

On February 17th, I offered a follow-up gathering to further discuss Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church. We reviewed what I shared in October regarding A Way Forward. Slides from that first gathering are still available here. The primary focus for this second gathering was to take a look at what Holy Scriptures say about homosexual practice and to talk a bit about our way forward based on what comes from the Special Session of General Conference. Annotated slides from this gathering are available here.

As your spiritual leader and the elder responsible for the ordering of God's church in Moultonborough, I implore you to study the slides from this gathering, to be in prayer with the heart and mind of Christ, and to stay in conversation and unity as the body of Christ. I see the potential for great growth in the body, as we show the world how we can be led by the Spirit and love as Jesus loved.

I offered another follow-up gathering after a post-General Conference session of local UMC clergy on March 16th in Lebanon, NH.

Pastor Bob

Making disciples

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Over the past few weeks we have learned about discipleship and how each of us is called to “Offer Them Christ”. As we grow as disciples, we offer our time, our talents, our prayers, our witness, and our gifts to God. When the church receives pledges of future financial gifts, it allows us to determine the extent to which we can continue, and hopefully expand, the ministries and missions of the church. Please prayerfully consider making a commitment to the blessing of growing as a disciple of Christ, and to the financial support of God’s mission for the church.

Shopping Cards For Missions

As of this writing $128.80 was contributed towards Missions for the month of April.  The Shopping Card team is welcoming Jude Davis as a new member to help you on Sunday’s at 10:00AM.  Thanks to Nancy Kivlehan for her years of service who will be leaving us as a willing worker.

Mother’s Day is May 12th – Take Mom out for brunch, lunch or dinner.  In stock cards include:  Applebee’s (8%), The Common Man (10%), Ninety- Nine (13%), and Olive Garden/Long Horn Multi-Brand Card (8%). If Mom prefers flowers - Lowe’s (4%) and Home Depot (4%) are in stock for bedding plants, hanging baskets and flower boxes.

You can also order the perfect shopping card (over 400 retailers) that would make her happy.  The complete list can be seen on-line at www.scripzone.com/certificatelist.aspx.  Deadline for orders is May 5th.

Bridal Shower, Wedding & Anniversary busy season is fast approaching.  Gift cards for restaurants and most bride and groom registry retailers are available to help you stay with in your budget.  Can’t attend a shower or wedding?  Cards are easy to send in the mail with no fancy wrapping required.
 All proceeds from shopping cards sales support  Dr. and Mrs. Zimmerman in their ministries in Nepal.  In 2019, we will again strive to earn $3,000 for spreading the love and grace of Jesus Christ to the people of Nepal.  We hope to increase the amount of money that MUMC Outreach receives through this program.

  Please make an effort to actively support the Shopping Card Program in 2019 with your purchase of cards for your regular shopping needs (grocery, home improvement, on-line, department store, and restaurants, to name a few).    Your support of this ministry through prayers throughout the year is always appreciated.  Donations to the Zimmerman Ministries are also accepted. Please talk to Sue Scudder for donation information.

Annual Church Fair

It’s time to plan for the Church Fair June 29 from 8AM to 2PM. Volunteers are needed to take charge of baked goods, used books, the indoor luncheon and any ideas for new options of items to sell. We also need people to put up posters around town and signs in the vicinity of the church. If you would like to volunteer for any of these areas, please see Betsy Merkle or contact her at merklebetsy@gmail.com

In addition to the individuals who are in charge of the church-sponsored tables we need all of you to collect used books and items for the indoor and outdoor flea market.

We Love Gift Baskets!
One of the most successful auction items at our Annual Church Fair has always been gift baskets.  Over the years, members and friends of our church have put their creativity to work assembling one-of-a-kind themed gift baskets to be auctioned at the Fair’s Silent Auction.  The baskets have consistently been a huge success and have made a major contribution to the success of our Fair.

Won’t you consider assembling a basket of your choosing?  It’s fun!  Possible themes might include gardening, pet lovers, barbecue, kitchen gadgets, cosmetics, kid’s toys, beach items, sports teams, specialty foods, coffee lovers, etc.  The possibilities are endless! 

Gift baskets on the theme of your choice such as gardening, pets, baking, bar-b-que, movie night, golf, tennis, chocolate-lovers, children’s fun, the possibilities are endless. We would greatly appreciate any contributions.  Please leave gift baskets at the church office prior to June 27th.  Thank you and God bless you!

Gardeners, as you thin your perennials please consider donating the extra plants to the plants table.Please consider supporting the church in this unique manner.

The May Bell Ringer is here

The latest Moultonboro United Methodist Church newsletter, The Bell Ringer,  is available for download.  Get your full color digital copy of the May 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.

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