Christmas Eve Services

Join Us on Tuesday December 24 for Christmas Eve.
4:00 PM – Family Service
8:00 PM – Candle Light Service
11:00 PM – Late Service

 

December Bookclub

The title of the book for the December Book club Meeting is “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.  The date and time is Monday, December 16 at 6:30 PM. We meet at the church. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

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.

Shopping Cards For Missions

So far this November, $536.80 has be raised for Missions to Nepal.  We only need $446.20 to reach our goal of $3,000 for the year.

The first two weeks of December is usually very busy with orders.  We still have time to reach and surpass our goal so it also benefits MUMC Outreach projects.

Dear members of MUMC,

Thank you for all your prayers for the Missions program and especially for Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman.  By buying shopping cards you are helping the people of Nepal learn about the love and grace of Jesus Christ.

I would like to thank the individual church members for their support all year long of this program.  Also Outreach through mission projects, holiday meals and monthly support of needy families contributes to meeting our goals. At Christmas time the Community Service Fund buys cards for needy families.  Even office supplies and fellowship coffee utilize shopping card purchases.  This year South Tamworth Church purchased cards to spread joy when Christmas caroling.

Since our Stewardship campaign this fall, new faces have helped to be the hands and feet of Christ in our outreach to serve others.  It’s not too late to feel the joy in your heart when helping others through Missions.  Each card purchased had an impact on Mark and Deirdre Zimmerman’s work half-way around the world. How powerful is that!

Thank you from the Shopping Card Team,

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

 

The December 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 December 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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

What is happening Today?

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