the MESSENGER - Bow Mills United Methodist Church

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May 2015
B OW M I L L S U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T C H U R C H * B OW, N H
“Our calling is to grow
disciples who share God’s love
with the world through loving
community, spiritual discipline,
and daily ministry
in the spirit of Christ.”
Inside this issue
Great & Small
Sunday School/Youth
Women Retreat
BMUMC Happenings
NH District
NE Annual Conf.
Strawberry Festival
Kairos Prayer Vigil
Past Lourey Awarded
Community Info
Bible Reading/Prayer
Connect With Us
505 South Street
Bow, New Hampshire 03304
T: 603-224-0884
E: [email protected]
Rev. Virginia Fryer - Pastor
Pastor Lourey Savick,
Director of Children & Youth
Kathy Smith Admin Assistant
Worship Service 9:00 am
May 26th thru Sept 1st
Childcare provided
June News Materials for the
Messenger are due 5/20.
Pastor’s Reflection:
In May, we traditionally celebrate Mother’s Day. Did you know
the origins of the day have less to do with cards, candy and dinner
for Mom and more to do with the prayer of mothers everywhere
for peace? What mother doesn’t wish a better world for her own
children?? Mother’s Day historically began in 1872 when Julia Ward
Howe (who wrote the Battle Hymn of the Republic) suggested that
there be a day dedicated to peace. Howe had seen some of the worst
effects of the Civil War, not only the deaths and injuries to the soldiers
themselves, but the effect of this on their families and communities
along with the economic devastation following the war, and the
restructuring of economies of both North and South. Seeing war arise
again in the world in the Franco-Prussian War, she called in 1870 for
women to rise up and oppose war in all its forms. She wanted women
to come together across national lines, to recognize what we hold
in common above what divides us, and commit to finding peaceful
resolutions to conflicts.
She failed in her attempt to get formal recognition of a Mother’s
Day for Peace. Her idea was influenced by Anna Jarvis, a young
Appalachian homemaker who had attempted starting in 1858 to
through what
she called
Work Days.
She organized
the Civil War
to work for
better sanitary
conditions for
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both sides, and in 1868 she began work to reconcile Union and Confederate neighbors.
Anna Jarvis’ daughter, also named Anna Jarvis, would of course have known of her mother’s work,
and the work of Julia Ward Howe. Much later, when her mother died, this second Anna Jarvis started
her own crusade to found a memorial day for women. The first such Mother’s Day was celebrated
in West Virginia in 1907 in the church where the elder Anna Jarvis had taught Sunday School. And
from there the custom caught on -- spreading eventually to 45 states. Finally the holiday was declared
officially by states beginning in 1912, and in 1914 the President, Woodrow Wilson, declared the first
national Mother’s Day. This year, in honor of this tradition of a Mother’s Day for Peace, I encourage
you to reflect on what you individually and we collectively can do to attain peace in this world. May
God’s peace prevail.
Pastor Virg
Resources from Wikipedia and
Dear Church Family,
We asked and you
gave. The Welcome
Home Ceremony for
the Vietnam Veterans
on April 18th was a
complete success. The
snacks we provided
were very much
appreciated as witnessed when veteran after
veteran came around thank us. Thank you for
providing all the wonderful cookies, bars and
cupcakes. Thank you to the gracious helpers:
Sandy and Steve Fisher, Margaret and Chuck
Dinger, Nancy Johns and Al Brack. And a special
thank you to Georgette Daugherty and her
daughter, Mileva Loo, for being such wonderful
inspirations. Bow Mills UMC continues to spread
the love.
Blessings to all of you,
Ruth Brack
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Thank You For Your Support!
The Concord Coalition to
End Homeless sponsored
Community SouperFest was
a tremendous success! With
over 500 guests throughout
the activities of the day, the
community support was
palpable. The majority of the
guests came for the SoupFest portion of the event,
and we didn’t run out of soup!
Between sponsorships ahead of time and
donations at the door, Community SouperFest
netted $28,000 for the ongoing work of the
Coalition and the City’s Plan to End Homelessness!
Volunteers made this all possible , with over 140
participating before, during and after the FEST.
We could not have done this without them. Thank
you to all you wonderful volunteers!!
Kids Night In – What an
Children’s & Youth Ministries
One Church, One Book
Special Event May 11
In an all-church program for the whole family,
YOU are invited to dust off, download, or
check out Charlotte’s
Web by E.B. White. We
encourage everyone to
share this classic about
the transformative power
of compassion, and the
value of friendship for
young and old. This
book has been chosen
in support of the Sunday
School and Mission team’s
May focus on the work of
the SPCA. A celebratory
read-athon is planned for
May 11th, starting at 1pm. Reading aloud, music,
and activities will greet you--just drop by! Child
supervision will be available, and we are looking
for your help to make this event a success. Mark
your calendars, break out your book and stay
tuned for more information.
Pancake Breakfast, Sunday June 7th
8:00 – 9:00 am
All proceeds benefit Kids4Peace fundraising and
our two youth who are participating!
Where: Bow Mills UMC, 505 South St, Bow
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm Cost: FREE
Who: children and youth (K- 12th Grade) All
welcome church participant or NOT
Children and youth can stay for an hour, or two or
three! Parents are welcome to drop off and enjoy
some alone time. Please invite friends, neighbors,
Leaders include Nick and Emily Kotkowski, Cindy
Sroda and Pastor Lourey Savick
We are looking for more adult volunteer
support as we seek to make this an every month
event! If you are interested and willing to
volunteer – contact Nick Kotkowski, Pastor Lourey
or Pastor Virg
Snacks will be provided, games and other
RSVP or for more information: 603 224-0884 or
[email protected] or [email protected]
net or drop in!
Can You...Pack a Suitcase for Any Situation?
Yodel? Breakdance?
Burp the Declaration of Independence?
Prepare Yourself, Because A BMUMC Talent Show
And Dessert Café
Is Coming Friday May 29, At 7PM!
Proceeds Benefit Camperships...More Info To Come!
Pastor Lourey Savick,
Director of Children & Youth Ministries
To contact Lourey: [email protected]
Available @ BMUMC by Appt. Wed. Afternoons
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United Methodist Center
Needs YOU!
Join us at one of our Work Days
May 16 and June 6
Help New Hampshire’s only Methodist camp and retreat center maintain its facilities so it can provide a place for
spiritual growth and renewal for all ages. We need volunteers to help “SPRING CLEAN” and open the camp for
the summer. Can you do light carpentry, plant flowers, paint tables, clean dishes and buildings, set up crafts or
docks, open up the cabins? All skill levels and ages needed! If you can come, you can help.
All ages welcome!
Meals provided!
Church groups encouraged!
To Make a difference, contact Wanakee: 603-279-7950 [email protected]
75 Upper New Hampton Rd, Meredith, NH 03253
Sign Up for Camp
at Wanakee
Wanakee Summer 2015 Theme: “Power
Up! Living in the Spirit”
Now is the time!
Some events are already
filling up. Get your
Wanakee brochure from
the table in fellowship
hall or visit & send in your
registration. There are camps for K - 12th grade.
Bow Mills UMC already has FIFTEEN CAMPERS
and a few ADULT VOLUNTEERS going this
summer! Join our ever growing group!! Our
church supports our campers by recognizing them
and giving camperships. For more info, talk to
Pastor Virg, Jen Flanders or Jen Litchfield (used
to be Donoghue!) Congratulations to Jen and
Bill Litchfield who were married
here at Bow Mills at the end of
God invites us into relationship with him
through his Son Jesus Christ. Come and join us
at Wanakee this summer as we discover all that
Jesus can bring into our life when we begin a
relationship with Him. In our daily Discoveries (or
Bible studies), we will explore God’s word and
see how God sent His Son to be a living example
of how we should live our lives. In Wanakee’s
community, campers make friends in small groups
where they feel safe enough to share their ideas
with others and talk about their own faith journey.
Through Bible Discoveries, campfire discussions
and fun activities, campers will explore God’s
call and how they can act on that call to make a
difference in the world. Campers
are invited to begin or grow their
relationship with Jesus. There’s no
better place to be to experience
God’s transforming love!
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BMUMC Annual Womens Retreat
at Geneva Point, Moultonboro, NH
Before you know it, the sun will be warming us, the flowers will be popping up, and it will be time to head to
Geneva Point for another fun womens’ retreat weekend from May 15-17, 2015!
This year’s theme will be “faith mysteries.” You will have a chance to explore some of the mysteries of the
Bible that you’ve always wondered about while sharing fellowship with others.
The total cost of the weekend will be determined by the
number attending but, $25 to register, there is still room
so reserve your space today! Please make your check out
to BMUMC and give it to Cindy Sroda. PLEASE DO NOT
put it in the offering plate.
A sign up sheet is posted in Fellowship Hall. Please
see Sue Hodgkins, Cindy Sroda, or Pastor Virg with any
questions (including financial assistance). If you are new
to the church or have never been on retreat, we extend a
special invitation to you to join us for a women’s weekend
of fellowship and spiritual growth.
Sunday School Mission Project
Supporting the Animals sponsored
by the Fifth & Sixth Grade classes.
The Men’s Chorus will sing at the 10:30 service on May
17. All men are encouraged to be a part of this year’s
Men’s Chorus. And for those non-singers among us,
imagine this: no singing required! There will be two
Thursday evening rehearsals, from 6:45 - 7:15 Thursday
May 7, and again next week (May 14). Then we’ll
meet at 10:00 on May 17 for a final run-through, and
sing the anthem at the 10:30 service. Please join us!
Contact Bill Anderson for more information (746-5520,
[email protected])
We are the 5th-6th
Grade Sunday School
class and we are collecting donations for the
SPCA. The collections
will run April 21 to May
17. We are looking for
Canned Kitten Food,
Fleece Blankets, Heavy
Duty 33 Gallon Trash
Bags and Paper Towels.
There will be a collection box in Fellowship Hall.
We and the animals will appreciate all donations.
Thank you, Abby, Nick, Ashley, Stephanie, Ellie
and Ben
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Tuesday May 19th at 6:00 PM we welcome all mothers, daughters,
daughters-in-law, nieces, granddaughters and their friends to our annual
Mother, Daughter, Friends Banquet! Our entertainment this year will be
the Electric Praise Band from Wesley United Methodist Church. Please join
us for this popular evening, with dinner catered by our very own United
Methodist Men, who always provide us with a delectable dinner and scrumptious dessert! The cost is
$8.00 per person, $4.00 for girls 6-12, and free for girls 5 and under. Don’t miss it!
NH District Spring Meeting
Saturday, May 16, 2015 9:00am to 3:00pm
North Haverhill United Methodist Church 2900 Dartmouth College Hwy, No. Haverhill, NH
(Note: coffee, snacks and registration 9:00 – program starts at 9:30)
“Everything’s Coming Up Flowers”
Hi Ladies… We are going to present a flowering garden of ideas on May 16th in North Haverhill… c o m e join
us for inspiration. We hope you will feel “fresh as a daisy” after viewing our mini play on the history of Methodist
Church in America. Of course, we Methodist women couldn’t just sit still and wait to see what would grow
from the seeds scattered by the circuit riders. We had to get our hands dirty and work the soil. Come and hear
about the beginnings of United Methodist
Women. Through skits, we will show how
we “harvested” ideas and extended our
reach through missions throughout the
world. We will learn about our plantings
and growth leading to the “legacy
program” that will ensure our work will
continue for generations to come. The
“seeds” were planted 150 years ago; we
are still blooming from these original
C o m e ...enjoy our mission history and
promote our future through the “legacy
program”. We invite you to “spring in
“ part of it...make it happen! We
look forward to seeing you at the Spring
Meeting, May 16th. Registration and
coffee starts at 9am; program starts at
Directions North Haverhill United Methodist Church (Church Phone: 603-787-6411)
2900 Dartmouth College Hwy, No Haverhill,
NH From the north: Follow Route 302 West from Littleton, NH for approximately 22 miles to Woodsville. At
the point at which Route 302 intersects with Route 10 near the Rite-Aid Pharmacy continue straight on Route 10
(Route 302 bears right). About 4miles.
From the south: Take Interstate 93 North to Exit 26 in Plymouth, NH. Take Route 25 (Tenney Mountain Highway)
West for a distance of 34 miles through many small towns to the “T” intersection of Route 25 and Route 10 in
Haverhill, NH. Turn right onto Route 10 heading North. Less than half a mile.
From southwestern New Hampshire/Southern Vermont: Take Interstate 91 North to Exit 16 in Bradford, VT. Bear
right off the exit ramp. At the intersection ahead turn left at the traffic lights heading North on Route 5. Follow
Route 5 for 7.5 miles from the traffic lights to Newbury, VT. Following the signs for Route 10 and North Haverhill,
NH turn right and cross a bridge over the Connecticut River. At the stop sign, turn left onto Route 10. Proceed
North approximately 4 miles.
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What’s Happening at BMUMC
Date Has Been
Changed To May
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
The church yard sale
will be held May 30th
from 8 am to 1 pm . Items may be dropped off on
Friday starting at 9 AM until 4:30. Please contact
Beth Titus at 717-8254 if you cannot drop things
off during those times or if you need to have your
items picked up. Just about anything is accepted
for the sale - clothing, jewelry, books, craft items,
holiday items, toys & games, DVD’s, tools, kitchen
items.... Remember the saying “One man’s trash is
another man’s treasure!” Proceeds will go to the
church General Fund.
Mommy And Me,
Thursday mornings 10:00 to 10:45 am, a weekly
gathering for parents/grand parents and children 0
– 3 years; conversation, singing and games to play
with your baby.
Prayer And Praise
1st Tuesday of the month;
10 -11 am co-led by
Rita McDonald and Pastor Virg
2nd Monday of the month,
6:00 – 6:30
co-led by Adam Heard and
Pastor Virg
Come join us as we pray together and express our
praise to our Lord and Savior in a variety of ways.
Intercession on behalf of our fellow parishioners,
families, friends and neighbors around the world is
our Christian duty. As God told Ezekiel, someone
must stand in the gap. ~ Ezekiel 22:30. All are
Choosing Foods For A Healthier Planet
And A Healthier You
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Presented by Susan
Duddy, RD with
slides and research by
Sharon Palmer, RDN
6:00 pm for plant
based foods potluck
(recipe ideas: check
or forksoverknives.
com for starters)
6:45 pm for
presentation, discussion and goal setting LOCATION:
Bow Mills United Methodist Church , Phone: 2240884 ~ email: [email protected]
Worship Notes:
Upcoming Important Dates to note:
• Sunday, May 17th – last day of Sunday School
• Sunday, May 24th – move to summer schedule of
one service only at 9:00 am, Youth Led Worship
• Sunday, May 31st – Confirmation Sunday with
• Sunday, June 14th – Children’s Day Worship – an
Intergenerational Worship celebrating the ways
God is at work among all ages here at Bow Mills!
Tuesday Yoga Session
INSTRUCTOR: Karen Kenney
DAYS: Tuesday Nights
DATE: March 24 – June 2
(No class 4/7, 4/14 & 5/19)
TIME: 5:45 – 7:00pm
COST: Drop-Ins $15/class
Bow, NH
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NH District
Resource Day - with Elaine Heath
5/16/2015 Starts 8:30 am
Rev. Dr. Elaine Heath is a highly sought theologian, apostolic preacher,
teacher and prophet. She will discuss the church as a missional community
of faith and the centrality of the Holy Spirit in Prayer, discernment and
Communities that follow the Holy Spirit are nimble, open, trusting, risktaking, and embody Jesus in the world. Spirit-led faith communities are the
future of the church in post-Christendom cultures. Come and explore the
contours of a faith community that is deeply contemplative and apostolic.
Register Today! Online Registration Available at, Email: [email protected] or Phone: 603225-3455
Up Coming
Lay Servant
BASIC Course taught by Pam Maden
Saturdays June 6 & 13, 2015 9am - 3pm
Sanbornville UMC, Must attend both days.
Registration at
On Line Courses Available offers several on-line courses
each year that have been approved by the General
Board of Discipleship as advanced courses in Lay
Servant Ministries.
Go to
layspeakingministries.html and be sure to scroll
down to view them all.
2015-2016 New England Conference
Scholarship Applications Available
The New England Conference Scholarship
Committee has announced the application for the
2015-16 academic year is now available.
The deadline for submission is
Wednesday, May 15.
Scholarships are available to high school
graduates who are current members of a United
Methodist church in the New England Conference
and currently attending or planning to attend
college or a post-secondary educational institution
(Post-graduate students are not eligible).
Applicants for ministerial education assistance
should consult the Board of Ministry.
Please contact the Bow Mills UMC Office at
224-0884 or email at [email protected]
net for an application form.
Annual Conference News
We have started a page of Frequently Asked Questions to help folks through the process of registering/
preparing for the 2015 Annual Conference session. Wisit for more information. We
will update the page as new questions arise. If you have a question, send it to [email protected], and
we will get an answer for you.
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New England United Methodist
Manchester, NH
Thursday to Saturday, June 18-20, 2015
Mosquito Stomp June 18 at 5:30PM
starting in the Park outside Radison Hotel. Register for this walking witness
through your Annual Conference Registration or at this Change the World
Day page. Please use this Sponsor Form to collect pledges for you or your
team. Paper registrations are available in the church office. To volunteer to
help or other questions about the Mosquito Stomp, contact Scott Masters by
email [email protected]
Old Shoes - New Life
An ingathering of shoes for Africa and local agencies will take place outside the
Radison Hotel between 3 and 6pm on Thursday June 18. Bring your new or
gently used shoes to help us stomp out malaria and change the world! Drop off
box will be available at BMUMC, starting mid May.Our goal is to give new life
to at least 4,000 pairs of shoes!
Quality Jewelry Donations
With over 140 lives already saved through this project, Prema Devadhar invites
donations of quality jewelry to be available during Annual Conference June 18-20,
2015 to benefit Imagine No Malaria. Quality Art and African items for the Silent
Auction are also welcome. Send donations to the NH Distric Office, 19 Norwich
St, Concord, NH 03301. Please send items as soon as possible.
INM Contributions and Pledges
Imagine No Malaria contributions and goal forms can be submitted during Annual Conference. Help us track our progress toward our goal by
completing a goal form or submitting funds either during Conference or in
advance. Form is in the church office.
Are you available and interested in helping any of these projects?
Join one of the teams that make each of these exciting events successful! We look forward to hearing from you! Email to [email protected] to volunteer or for more information.
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The Strawberries
are coming
June 27th - 10 to 2
The Strawberries Are Coming!
Bow Mills United Methodist Church will hold its 7th Annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June
27th 10 am - 2 pm. There will be *delicious food *animals *great vendors with activities *a Balloon
Artist *Kids Craft Castle for fun creation of tiaras and crowns *musical entertainment by Cat Tierney
(traditional Irish music), The Dykens Boys (Hugh
and Michael), The Bow Mills Junior Choir. Pastor
Lourey will offer her *Blessing of the Animals at
10:15. Bring your pets or a picture for this blessing. *Strawberry Shortcake! And much, much
Check out Bow Mills website for the latest “to
date” vendors and activities. www.bowmillsumc.
Proceeds benefit the Concord Coalition to End
Homelessness and Youth Mission Scholarships.
Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Bow
Mills invites you to come out, enjoy the day, the
people and have lots of fun. Mark your calendar
for June 27th. Free Admission – Rain or Shine
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A Letter from CASA
Dear Friends at Bow Mills UMC,
By the time you finish reading this, more than
30 cases of child abuse will have been reported to
authorities nationwide. By the end of today, that
number will swell past 9,000. And four of those
children will die at the hands of their abuser. All in
a single day.
When we take stock of these sobering statistics
during April – National Child Abuse Prevention
Month – it’s easy to be overwhelmed and to
ask yourself, “What can I possibly do to make a
The answer is, you can do a lot. Everybody can
play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect
by becoming advocates for children.
For some of us, that advocacy comes in a formal
role. Teachers, child care workers, health care
providers and others who come into daily contact
with children can be vigilant for signs of abuse and
neglect. Their actions to report suspected abuse or
to offer extra time and attention to fragile children
can do more than make a difference. It can save
CASA (court-appointed special advocate)
volunteers stand up for abused and neglected
children, giving them a voice in an overburdened
child welfare system that is hard-pressed to meet
their individual needs. A CASA volunteer’s intense
advocacy can break the cycle of abuse and
Children with CASA volunteers find safe,
permanent homes more quickly, are half as likely
to re-enter the foster care system, and do better
in school. That’s making a profound difference in
the lives of hundreds of thousands of abused and
neglected children across the country – over 1,000
on any given day right here in New Hampshire.
But there are still far too many NH children who
don’t have a CASA.
CASA of NH is one of more than 900 CASA
programs across the country committed to more
than doubling our corps of volunteers by 2020 so
that every child who needs a CASA volunteer has
CASA volunteers are people who are:
• Willing to participate in an in-depth training
• Strong communicators
• Willing to commit to the life of at least one
• Able to pass a criminal and Child Protective
Services background check
• Over age 21
Your advocacy for children will not only help
end child abuse, it will improve our community
for everyone who lives here. Children who are
abused and do not get the support they need to
heal are more likely than other kids to drop out of
school, end up homeless, turn to crime, and rely as
adults on social welfare programs. When we work
together to protect vulnerable children, we save
If you have any questions or need more
information please do not hesitate to call me at
800-626-0622. Together we can create a powerful
voice for New Hampshire’s children.
Warm regards, Diane Valladares,
Statewide Training & Recruitment Director.
Kairos Prayer Vigil May 14Th
Prayer is the
foundation of a
Kairos weekend and
the prayers of the
Christian community
are so important for
the team, the prison
staff and especially the
participants. Knowing
they are being held in
prayer every moment
throughout the
weekend by Christians
locally - and all over
the world - is very real
and very powerful for
these men who need so badly to experience Christ and
His love for them.
On the pass-through in fellowship hall are "Prayer
Vigil Sign-Up" sheets for the coming weekend. They
are broken down into one-half hour time slots. Please
consider selecting one or more time slots and enter
your name and hometown or church.
Your commitment to, and participation in, this time
of prayer is every bit as important as the act of going
into the prison with the team members.
Please accept this invitation to participate in the
Kairos Ministry!
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Pastor Lourey Receives Young Alumni Award from
Wartburg College
Posted on April 14, 2015
Wartburg College has traditionally encouraged its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to serve others in response to God’s grace. Alumni awards have been established to recognize alumni and friends of
Wartburg College for their special achievements and contributions
to the college, the church, their community, and the workplace. By
recognizing these special achievements, we give living testimony to
the goals and ideals of Wartburg College.
Lourey Middlecamp Savick, Boston, Massachusetts
Providing comfort in tough times comes with the territory of being a
pastor. In Lourey Middlecamp Savick’s case, compassion is a calling, not a competency. Her journey since graduating with a religion
degree has been only seven years, but at every step ahe has sought
out ways to lift spirits.
Savick singly shepherds a small, but growing flock at Peterborough
United Methodist Church in New Hampshire. Despite a 77-mile commute from Boston, she has laid
roots beyond the small town’s sanctuary. At a funeral home, she volunteers to officiate services for the
unchurched. At a senior home, she holds a monthly service. She also serves as BMUMC Director of
Children and Youth Ministries.
Boston University School of Theology prepared her to lead a congregation. She co-founded a preaching
club to gain experience beyond the curriculum and put her theater minor to use in aiding the ministry of
the Seminary Singers choir.
Between her first two years of seminary, Savick continued her education at an institute for cross-cultural
studies in Ghana. She immersed herself in the experience, living in a hut for part of the summer while
ministering to a village.
While a student in Boston, the pastor of Savick’s church mentored her in pastoral care. She preached,
performed music, and helped the congregation cope with transitioning out of its longtime home.
Savick earned her Master of Divinity degree in the spring of 2011, married Wesley that summer, and
began her ministry at Peterborough United Methodist the following summer.
Pastor Lourey Savick holds a Masters in Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, and a BA
in Religion, with a Minor in Theater from Wartburg College in
Waverly, Iowa. She completed three months of contextual education in Tamale, Ghana in 2009. She is originally from Minnesota,
smiles a lot, and loves “hot dish”. Pastor Lourey and her husband
Wes live in Boston, MA, where Wes writes and directs theater.
Pastor Lourey’s favorite form of worship is singing, and her favorite hymn is “Blessed Assurance.”
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Parenting the Second Time Around
This is a free 8 week workshop series for grandparents, relatives,
and others who are parenting AGAIN!
Tuesdays, beginning May 5th
Riverbend Children’s Intervention Program,
105 Loudon Rd., Bldg. 3, from 10:30 - 12:00
For more information or to register, call Kathleen Egan at 228-0547 ext. 4041
Funding generously provided by:
Healthy Beginnings Endowment of Concord Hospital
Helping Hands,
Healing Hearts
May 16 9am-1:30 pm
at the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Greater Concord, 55 Bradley
Street, Concord.
This age appropriate, activity based program provides
the opportunity for creative expression of grief and for
the making of a commemorative “take home” craft.
This program is for children ages 5-18 and their
families who are adjusting after the loss of a loved one.
Support and resources for parents and family members
will be available.
Pre-registration is required. To register, please call
224-4093, ext. 2828 or e-mail [email protected]
Exhibition Of Civil Rights Icons
An exhibition of Icons of the Civil Rights
Movement will be on display at the Historical Society
of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene through
May 10. The exhibition consists of thirty icons of
martyrs and leaders of this most transformative
moment in American history. Using the classical
medium of iconography, Cape Cod artist Pamela
Chatterton-Purdy paints portraits and events using
paint and gold leaf on wood. Blood Sunday, The
Children’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Rosa Parks, and Keene’s own Jonathan Daniels
are among the images portrayed in the exhibition.
Each icon is accompanied by a biographical or
historical background paragraph written by the
artisit’ husband, The Rev. Dr. David Purdy.
The exhibition has been presented at more than
twenty colleges and on Capitol Hill during the
first inauguration of President Barack Obama. It
is presented in the Monadnock area throught the
coalition of churches and arts organizations and
the Historical Society of Cheshire County.
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April Bible Readings
May 3rd
Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:25-31
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8
May 10th Mothers Day
Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17
May 17th
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Psalm 1
1 John 56:9-13
John 17:6-19
May 24 Day of Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
Romans 8:22-27
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
May 31st - Peace with Justice Sunday
Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8:12-17
John 3:1-17
Prayer is the lifeblood of the church. We pray for
everyone in the church for a week at a time, holding
them in God’s light, that they may know God’s blessing
and do God’s will in their daily ministry as followers of
Christ. Join us in praying for one another
Prayer List for May 2015
Week of 3rd
Abby Dean & Bobby Koenig, Leah Dean, Matthew
Koenig, Amelia Dean-Koenig,
Izabella Dean-Koenig
Evelyn Dean
Thom & Patti Dean, Rebekah
Week of May 10th
Louise Demain
George & Joyce Demirjian
Margaret & Charlie Dinger, Talia, Anya & Xavier
Week of May 17th
Jim & Brenda Dodson, Julia, Kevin, Stephanie & Brian
Marge Drake
Sandy Drouin,
Kyle & Teresa Drouin, Ariana
Week of May 24th
Ron & Susan Duddy
Hugh & Susan Dykens, Ian, Caleb & Anna
Bob & Sandy Eldredge, Brian & Christie
Week of May 31st – June 6th
Dan & Mearlene Filkins, Jacob & Quentin
Steve & Sandy Fisher
Jennifer Flanders, Tyler & Rafe Baker
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May 2015 – Bow Mills UMC
8:00 & 10:30 am
Friends of
Sacred Dance
Friday Open
8:00 - noon
Trustee Clean
Up Day
(TOPS 8:30 am)
Friday Open
Piano Lessons Mommy & Me
3:15-6:15 pm
8:00 - noon
Prayer & Praise Confirmation
5:15 – 6:45 p.m.)
Junior Choir
Kids Night In
(TOPS - 5:00 pm) ( Book Group at
6– 6:45 pm
the Blackadar’s
CHOIR – 7:00 p.m
Missions 7pm
– 7:00 p.m.)
Church World
Church World
Service Depot
Service Depot
Kairos of NH
Lifestyle Mis9-2pm
7-9pm (S) sion Program
(Kairos Outside
– Executive
Council –
9:00 a.m. – noon)
Piano Lessons (Concord VNA
Friday Open
3:15-6:15 pm Senior Clinic
8:15 am–12:30 pm)
8:00 - noon
Bible Study
9:30am Trustees-6:45pm Mommy & Me
10-noon (Bow Quilter’s
(TOPS - 5:00 pm) Confirmation
5:15 – 6:45 p.m.)
Yoga 5:45-7pm
Junior Choir
SPRC 7pm
6– 6:45 pm
Church Council
CHOIR – 7:00 p.m.
(Kairos Outside
Retreat 11-3)
One Book One
Church 1pm
8:00 & 10:30 am Sacred Dance
Sunday School
9:15 am
Ministry– 6:45 pm
(TOPS 8:30 am)
8:00 & 10:30 am Chapter
Last Day of
Sunday School
9:15 am
Sacred Dance
Children 6--6:30pm
Adult 6:30-7:30pm
(TOPS 8:30 am)
10 Mothers Day
(Outside organizations in parentheses)
Snowman Fair
Meeting 9:30qm
(Stamp Club
Piano Lessons
3:15-6:15 pm
(TOPS - 5:00 pm) Confirmation
( Book Group at
the Blackadar’s
– 7:00 p.m.)
UMC Mentor
Banquet 6pm
6:30-8:30p (S)
Friday Open
Mommy & Me
8:00 - noon
5:15 – 6:45 p.m.)
Wanakee Work
District Day @
First UMC Gilfrod
Junior Choir
6– 6:45 pm
CHOIR – 7:00 p.m.
Worship 9 am
25 Memorial Day
(TOPS 8:30 am)
Bible Study
(TOPS - 5:00 pm)
Yoga 5:45-7pm
Rummage Sale
Piano Lessons Mommy & Me
Friday Open
3:15-6:15 pm
8:00 - noon
UMM 5:30pm
5:15 – 6:45 p.m.)
Junior Choir
BMUMC Talent
6– 6:45 pm Show & Dessert
CHOIR – 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 7pm
31 Peace &
Justice Sunday
Worship 9 am
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