November Bookclub

The title of the book for the November Book club Meeting is “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George.  The date and time is Monday, November 18 at 6:30 PM. We meet at the church. All are welcome.

 

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 2018 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

 

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.

To volunteer, call or email Linda Schneider 603-991-4854 lindaschneidernh@gmail.com

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 lindaschneidernh@gmail.com.

Shopping Cards For Missions

The Outreach Diaper Drive raised a face value of $175.00 through the purchase of gift cards. During the month of October, $255.67 in proceeds was collected for Missions for the Zimmerman’s. To reach our $3,000 missions’ goal for Nepal, we have $983.00 left to raise during November and December. These two months are typically very busy with orders. We reached our goal last year and with your help we can do it again this year.
Take the words from the hymn “Christ Has No Hands But Ours” verse 4. God waters from above the good seed that we sow and brings to harvest all our work so that the Church will grow. Christ has no hands but ours.
Here are some ways to be the hands of Christ and help both MUMC Outreach and spreading the love and grace of Christ in Nepal at the same time:
Purchase Hannaford’s or EM Heath’s grocery cards to sponsor a Thanksgiving Dinner for a family in need.
Are you supporting the Angel tree for Christmas? BEFORE going shopping, purchase or order gift card(s) for local or on-line stores. Then buy your clothing purchases for your selected angel.

OR

Select a teenager’s name and purchase a local gift card so the family or child can select his/her style of clothing.
Have a gift card Christmas – No mall lines, no size exchanges, no color or style returns, and easy to mail – what could be simpler? Please place your order as early as possible so your friends and family won’t be disappointed and can purchase exactly what they want.
Please check the weekly bulletin and at the Shopping Cards table for specials for the holiday season. Usually 2% – 5% extra profit for missions occurs during these specials.
We will be taking names and denominations only for The Common Man gift cards the month of November. The cards will be available in $25/$50/ $75/$100 hopefully at 20% profit for the church (double the amount during the rest of the year).
Stock up for holiday, anniversary, birthday, and thank you gifts for the year! We will collect payment when the official word is received or upon delivery in early December.
We try to have $25 /$50/ $100 Amazon cards in stock. Turn over can be frequent this time of year, so order the cards you need to make your Christmas purchases on Cyber Monday – December 2nd. Check the Catalog/On-line Store list to see if we can order any other favorite cards – deadline for orders November 17th.

The November 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 November 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.

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.

 

 

What is happening Today?

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