New Pastor is Appointed

It is the pleasure of the Chair of SPRC, Diane Bartlett, to announce that It is the intention of Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar to appoint The Rev. Robert Schneider to Moultonborough United Methodist Church effective July 1. 2017 subject to the fulfillment of requirements needed for a successful transition by the pastors and churches affected by the appointment.  The appointment will be finalized at the 2017 Annual Conference Session of the New England Conference.

Pastor Bob is an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church.  He and his wife, Linda, were both raised in Claremont, NH, and have three adult children and one grandchild.  They began as high school sweethearts and have been married for nearly 37 years.  Pastor Bob served in the U.S. Air Force and had a highly successful career as an engineer and entrepreneur prior to receiving his call to ministry in 1999.  Linda is a master’s level reading specialist hoping to return to the classroom after some time as a staff development teacher. They own a home in Moultonborough, where they had planned to retire.  Pastor Bob has family ties to our community going back generations. It has been his fervent prayer and passionate desire to someday pastor our church.
Pastor Bob’s experience is wide and varied. As a lay person, He has chaired SPRC committees and Church Councils; taken the Walk to Emmaus; participated in a very meaningful men’s Christian support and accountability group; and been a certified Lay Speaker. Beginning with mentoring by a church deacon who was also his scoutmaster,  Pastor Bob’s walk with the Lord led him to give up his engineering career; sell the high technology company he helped to start and build; enroll in seminary in 1999, and become ordained clergy. He has served multi-cultural churches in MD before his appointment to First UMC in Littleton, NH, in 2010. He received a surprise appointment to Cape Cod in 2015, which he found not to be a good fit.

We on SPRC fully support this appointment. We are thankful that as we celebrate Pastor Sharon’s ministry here and bid her God Speed next month, we know that God has called her to a place that is closer to her family and better meets her needs.  We love her and wish her well. We also know that God has called Pastor Bob here, where he and Linda have longed to be. Praise and thanks be to the Lord!

One final note, please remember that Pastor’s Bob’s appointment will be effective July 1st.  Pastor Bob and Linda wish to begin to know us all after his appointment is finalized. Please respect this. He does have a Facebook page but please do not try to friend him at this time.  If you wish to know more about Pastor Bob, go here to view a short biography.

Annual Spring Fever Tea

Saturday, June 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Geneva Point
Please plan to join us for the Annual Tea. If you attended before we hope you will come again, if this is your first time come, bring a friend or two and enjoy! Tickets available Sundays after services beginning April 29th or call Enid Burrows 253-9861. be sure to leave a message.

Gift Card News

Father’s  Day is June 18th. Would Dad like a steak dinner from Outback (9%), Long Horn (9%), Ninety-Nine (13%), The  Common Man (15%) or Applebee’s (8%)?  We also have Amazon (3%), Barnes  & Noble (9%), Kohl’s (4%), LL Bean (18%), Lowe’s (4%), Home Depot(4%), and Tanger Outlets (9%) in stock for gifts of his choosing.  Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s can be ordered for the sportsmen.  Deadline for special orders is June 11th.

Or allow Dad to be King of the Grill for the Summer by stocking up on steaks, chops, burgers, ribs, chicken or his specialties.  Hannaford’s (5%), Shaw’s (4%), Walmart (2.5%) and Heath’s (10%) grocery cards are available. Last truckload meat sale for the Summer is Wednesday June 14th at Heath’s.

Summer Fair June 24

Our Summer Fair is to be held on June 24 this year. The hours are from 8AM to 2PM. This year's fair promises to be the biggest yet as several new vendors will be displaying their goods including sports equipment, team sports clothing, candy, quilted items, doll clothes, greeting cards, hand-made quilts and lots of other things.

We will start accepting items on Monday June 19. Please, no electronics including TV's, mattresses and other similar items will not be accepted. The church must dispose of these items at the land fill and is charged according to the town's disposal fee. If you have a lot of items to donate, call Lynn or Paul Worth at 253-9553; we will gladly pick them up.

As usual, many hands make light work and volunteers are needed to set up on Friday, June 23. Tents and tables need to be set up and then taken down following the fair. We borrow tables from the library and these will need to be picked up on Friday the 23rd and returned on Monday the 26th.

The Bake Table will be in need of baked items Please let us know if you can bring in something. For the silent auction church members are requested to donate gift baskets as they normally bid out fast. .   

Let's all make this year's fair the best yet!

Church Fair – Silent Auction

The Silent Auction portion of our summer Church Fair has consistently made a significant contribution to the Fair’s success. We have found gift baskets to be incredibly successful auction items but we typically only have a couple to auction. We are much in need of auction items this year and we hope to have an array of gift baskets to attract attention and add to the success of the Church Fair. Please consider assembling a gift basket on the theme of your choice … gardening, pet, baking, bar-b-que, cosmetics, layette, Disney, golf…the possibilities are endless and it’s a fun project. Gift cards/certificates are great auction items, too, and we welcome any donation. Please consider supporting the church in this unique manner!

Gospel Project

Looking for a great Sunday School program for your kids ages 5-12? Join us from 10-11 AM on Sundays as we journey through the gospel project material. Today, our big picture question is: "Who is our King?" We will be discovering, through studying the scriptures, that Jesus is our King forever, and He rules over the world!

The May Bell Ringer is here.

The latest Moultonborough United Methodist 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.

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

What is happening Today?

Keep up with the daily events and happenings at the Moultonboro UMC for today, tomorrow or next week.  Get the most up to date listing from our 'Calendar of Events' found here.

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