Moultonboro UMC

“Service & a Simple Supper”

Ash Wednesday February 26th Service will start in the Sanctuary at 5:30 pm. At 6:15 we will go downstairs for salad, soup and bread.

Proposed agreement on UMC separation


Members of the Mediation Team that worked on the protocol. Photo courtesy of the New England Conference Mediation Team.

[NEUMC – January 3, 2020]
The Council of Bishops announced Jan. 3, 2020 that a diverse group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world has collaborated on a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church (UMC) that has the unanimous support of all the parties involved.

United Methodist Traditionalists, Centrists, Progressives & Bishops sign agreement aimed at separation.
Read the announcement.
See a FAQ created by the mediation team.

A livestream event will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, on the UM News Facebook page and umnews.org, to provide further clarity and explanations of the plan by members of the Mediation Team. The interview will be recorded and archived on umnews.org for future viewing.
For questions or comments, about the proposal, contact: mediationprotocol@outlook.com.

Diverse leaders’ group offers separation plan.
See the story from United Methodist News Service. 

Human Sexuality Policies and the Methodist Church

On February 17th, 2019 Pastor Bob offered a follow-up gathering to further discuss Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church. We reviewed what he shared in the previous 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 our spiritual leader and the elder responsible for the ordering of God’s church in Moultonborough, he implores 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. He sees 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. He offered another follow-up gathering after a post-General Conference session of local UMC clergy on March 16th in Lebanon, NH.

 

New Scholarship Fund

Our new MUMC Scholarship Committee is finalizing our application for a 2020 Graduating Senior from Moultonborough Academy.   WE NEED YOU!

Please consider a donation to this new outreach! Simply mark your check for NEW Scholarship and give generously!!! Thank YOU!
Our committee will be looking for fundraising ideas for the coming year but to jumpstart this new Outreach, we are seeking donations.

 

Shopping Cards For Missions

As of this writing, $170.30 has been raised during the month of January for Dr. Zimmerman’s ministry in Nepal. Local grocery store cards increase our proceeds quickly. Could you please buy a card to keep on hand for inclement weather shopping or for truckload meat sales and other specials? Remember you are giving to Nepal the love and grace of Jesus Christ with each card you purchase.

We have several restaurant cards in stock to help beat the doldrums of Winter or to plan
ahead for Valentine’s Day: Applebee’s (8%), The Common Man (10%), Ninety-Nine (13%), Olive Garden/Long Horn Steakhouse (8%), & Uno Chicago Grille (12.5%). Some % or $ off coupons are available on a first come first serve basis with the purchase of a matching card.

If your sweetheart prefers to shop for his/her personal present we have Amazon (3 %), Kohl’s (4%), Home Depot (4%) or Lowe’s (4%), LL Bean (13%) in stock and may more choices to order exactly what you want. Order by February 2nd to insure arrival by the 9th.

If your sweetheart is more the practical type, try Dunkin’ Donuts (3%), Subway (3%), Circle K (1.5%) or Wal*mart (1.5%) for a day to treat themselves.

Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter Tea

SAVE THE DATE!
Moultonboro United Methodist Church Annual Spring Tea SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2-4 PM, TICKETS $20
Call Enid at 253-9861 for tickets.

 

The February Bell Ringer is here

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

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.

Covenant Disciple Groups

Covenant Disciples meet as a group to brainstorm covenants in four areas: worship, devotion, justice, and compassion. It takes 2 – 4 weeks of brainstorming to get all ideas on the table and then par down to two covenants in each of the four areas. Group members also create an opening and closing prayer. Wordsmithing and editing may take some time.  Learn more about the Covenant Disciple Groups in the Adult Programs.

Last fall the Women’s Covenant Group shared their time and talents with the children in the Moultonboro Learning Center, our resident Daycare.  This week they make cookies and read a story to the children. The children help make and decorated their own Gingerbread cookies.

The Moultonboro Learning Center  shares  building and classroom space  with  MUMC.

 

Sunday School

Sunday School is up and running at the 9:00 service.  We will take children from kindergarten to 6th grade. The name of the curriculum we are using is ‘A Joyful Path’.  Look here for brief intro to the curriculum.  In keeping with our Safe Sanctuary policy, two adults must be present when working with children. I am looking for adults who would be interested in being the second adult with me. No preparation is necessary. Your role is to help the leader and interact with the children. We offer Sunday School every Sunday except Communion Sunday each month. If you would like to lead a lesson, just let me know.

Helpers are needed to be present during the classes and assist the teacher with the lesson.  No prep is necessary.  If interested, please call  Linda Schneider at 603-991-4854  or or email at lindaschneidernh@gmail.com.