Saturday, September 28th. Dinner at Tuftonboro UMC at 5:00 PM
129 Mountain Rd. Center Tuftonboro NH 03816
Followed by “Dan Schall Concert” at 6:30 PM
Dan’s music ministry enables him to share how God has touched his life through music. Dan and his wife Linda return once again for about the tenth time in the past 15 years. Dan had a great winter touring the east coast sharing his ministry. An inspiration you don’t want to miss.
Dinner: Roast Pork with homemade desserts $10.00 children $4.50
Reservations call 569-2097
Outreach has taken the Women and Children Shelter for Carroll County as a mission. We have been notified that they could use our help with gift cards from Circle K, Hannaford's and Walmart. Your $25. card helps a family get ready for school, provides fuel to get to work or look for jobs and food and household items to set up a new life. If you would like to help you can buy a card from the Gift Card ministry or make a donation to Outreach with "Shelter" on the memo line. We will collect through the month of September. If you buy a gift card there will be an envelope at the gift card table, to collect the cards.
Thank you for your help. Bev Charest and Chuck O'Hara. Chairman, Outreach
New Sermon Series
Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus' last name? Too often, Richard Rohr writes, our understanding has been limited by culture,religious squabbling and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.
Join the Tuesday gathering at 9:30 AM. The Universal Christ is available on Amazon. To understand Christ is to open our hearts and minds to greater harmony, peace and life.
Gathering at White Lake Park
On Sunday September 8 the combined churches of South Tamworth UMC, Tuftonboro UMC and Moultonboro UMC joined together at White Lake State Park in Tamworth. They enjoyed a combined worship, music and a picnic feast together on a bright (and windy) morning at the lake shore. Special thanks to Murray Nickerson Jr., Beverly Sullivan and the "Praise Team" headed by Ashley Pouliot. Kathy Karlson along with John Scudder photographed the special day.
Shopping Cards For Missions
As of this writing, $127.75 has been added to Missions proceeds for the month of August. We just crossed the half-way mark of our $3,000 goal, with a total given to date of $1,538.57 to Dr. Zimmerman in Nepal. The holiday ordering will begin shortly for our summer church family that leave before the snow arrives. This is the time of the year we make the most profit from gift cards. Hopefully, with your help, we can reach our Missions goal and exceed the amount to help our church Outreach Program locally.
If you have questions about our program, please take a brochure or talk to a team member at our Shopping Card table in the Fellowship Hall after church. Here are some examples of how purchasing shopping cards can help Missions: (Coupons are available on a first come-first choice basis.)
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.
The September 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 September 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.
Helpers are needed to be present during the classes and assist the teacher with the lesson. No prep is necessary. If interested, please contact Linda firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
What is happening Today?
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