The title of the book for the October Bookclub Meeting is Death at the Dakota by M K Graff. The author, a friend of Carole O’Hara’s, will be with us! Come meet the her! The date and time is Monday, Oct 21 at 6:30 PM. We meet at the church. All are welcome.
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.
Help our local food pantries by joining the annual CROP walk. Sunday, October 20th at 1PM. Participants will gather at Community Church, Main St. Center Sandwich.
It would be great to have a team from MUMC, is anyone interested in forming a team? Please let me know @ 603-651-9001. Flyers are available at Church.
Shopping Cards For Missions
As of this writing, $97.61 has been raised in the month of September for missions. Thank you to those who took the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ by supporting the Women’s and Children’s Shelter in Conway. The requested gift cards help provide basic needs for these families. By the fourth Sunday in September, a face value of $875 in gift cards were given to Outreach for this mission project. One Sunday remains for this worthwhile endeavor. Our shopping cards for Missions program still need your continued support to reach our goal of $3,000 for Nepal this year.
There will be NO Shopping Cards sold or order processed on October 27th
since we are having a service at Geneva Point. We will have two people from the team working the table on the 20th of October so you can place orders or make purchases in advance.
We have already processed our first holiday order for the season. For all those snow birds who will leave shortly for the winter season, order sheets are available at church. The complete list of retailers can be viewed on-line at www.scripzone.com/certificatelist.aspx Both can be obtained through the church website at www.moultonboroumc.org/scrips.html
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 October 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 October 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.
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 email@example.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 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?
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.