Moultonboro UMC

Souper Bowl Sunday

Outreach will be hosting a Souper Bowl Sunday brunch after church on February 2, 2020. If anyone is interested in making a dish, please connect Carole O’Hara.

 

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.

 

January Bookclub

The title of the book for the January Book club Meeting is “The Lost Girls of Paris” by Pam Jenoff. The date and time is Monday, January 20 at 6:30 PM. We meet at the church. All are welcome. Questions? Call Linda Schneider 603-991-4854 

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

Our Christmas orders began in early September this year and continued actively through November and December.
Thank you for your generous purchases and orders during this holiday season. The breakdown of revenue is as follows:

Local grocery cards – $347.50
United Scrip cards – $475.03
The Common Man cards – $365.00
Donations for Teacups- $192.25
Our yearly total was $3,023.35.

We were struggling to meet our goal of $3000 for the ministry of Dr. Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman in Nepal, but with the help of Carolyn Wilderman’s teacup sales finally did meet it. MUMC Outreach will receive $23.35 from the additional income during this past year.

In 2020, we will again strive to earn $3,000 for spreading the love and grace of Jesus Christ to the people of Nepal. Please make a New Year’s Resolution to actively support and keep these ministries in your prayers throughout the year. We hope you will remember to be the hands and feet of Christ by purchasing shopping cards for local grocery purchases in addition to your gift giving needs.

Thank you from the Shopping Card Team,

Pamela Abbott, Mary Jo Bailey, Betsy Merkle, Diana Johnson, and Sue Scudder

 

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.

The January 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 January 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.

Working with the Daycare

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.