| Worship Ahead |
11/25 Christ the King Sunday
Scripture: Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37
Theme: A Different Kind of King for a Different Kind of Kingdom--What does Jesus mean when he tells Pilate that his kingdom "is not of this world"? Does that mean that it is merely a spiritual kingdom? Perhaps the answer is both "yes" and "no"!
| Quilts of Valor Presentation Yesterday |
The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a grass-roots organization that began with a dream. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing "Quilts of Valor." The first Quilt of Valor was awarded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in November, 2003. Since then, over 200,000 quilts have been awarded.
Yesterday we recognized three of our Main Street UMC veterans, who had been nominated to receive a Quilt of Valor. The quilts were presented by Donna Swanson, chair of the NH Chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation to James A. Hinkle, Stephen W. Rogers, and Redding Thompson. We give thanks for these three well deserving veterans along with all of the other veterans in our congregation.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service here on Tuesday
We have the privilege of hosting this year's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. It will be held on Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00pm in our sanctuary. Please plan to join us for this wonderful occasion as the community has opportunity to gather in thanksgiving for all that we have shared together in the past year. You will hear from many of the spiritual leaders in our community representing a variety of traditions. The Interfaith Choir, led by Julie Oliver, will sing and refreshments will be served after the service in the vestry.
| Up-coming Dates for the St. Joe's Mobile Clinic |
The Mobile Health Van from St. Joe's Hospital will be set up behind the church on the following dates in November--the 19th and the 28th. They are open from 8:30am-12:30pm. Screenings including blood pressure; diabetes; cholesterol and Body Mass Index and are done for free. You do not need to provide identification and no insurance is required. Pass the word that this service is now available at the church.
| Gifts for the King Next Sunday, December 2 |
(we know that this is early!)
1.Take a tag from the tree in the vestry. There are four tags on the tree for each child from refugee families newly arrived in Nashua. Sign the sheet so that we have a record of who took what tag.
2. Attach your tag to your wrapped or bagged gift.
3. Bring your Gift for the King to Main St. United Methodist Church next Sunday, December 2. As we call the months of the year, please bring your gifts to the Chrismon Tree in the front of the Sanctuary.
4. If no tags are available, please feel free to purchase gift cards, games, hats, scarves, and gloves, bowling passes, medium gym bags, or other items that you think teens at the Nashua Children's Home would enjoy.
-submitted by Phyllis Appler
| Volunteers Needed for Up-coming Events |
We are still in need of volunteers to assist with the Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 20th and with the Holiday Stroll on Saturday, November 24th. We need folks to primarily be greeters and for the Thanksgiving Service also need volunteers to bring refreshments and/or help to service the refreshments. The Thanksgiving Service is at 7:00pm and the Holiday Stroll goes from 4-8pm with clean up afterwards. There are sign up sheets located on the table in the lobby. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Advent Study "Mary Had a Baby"
Tuesdays (Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 and 18)
10 AM - Noon in the Church Vestry
Our study, "Mary Had a Baby," is based on African American Christmas Hymns. Here is the description from the Cokesbury website:
"If the rousing lyrics and rhythm of 'Go Tell it on the Mountain' are what stirs your soul, this is the Advent study that will speak to you. Each of the four sessions of Mary Had a Baby corresponds with the four weeks of Advent and features a Christmas Spiritual. You'll listen to the music, examine related Scripture, and discuss biblical, historical, and contextual themes in a fun and interactive setting—a perfect seasonal study for small groups, choir workshops, or any gathering of those who'd enjoy a little toe tapping while strengthening their faith. The four spirituals featured are 'Mary Had a Baby,' 'Rise Up Shepherd and Follow,' 'Children, Go Where I Send Thee,' and 'Go, Tell It on the Mountain'. " Class facilitator is Pam Breniser.
Note: This will replace the Tuesday morning TED Talks just during the season of Advent.
Starting in November, a sign-up sheet and sample book will available during Sunday morning coffee hour. We hope you can join us.
-submitted by Pam Breniser
| What Do You Know? |
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- Since 1977 - 41 years
- Since 1983 - 35 years
- Since 1986 - 32 years
- Since 1989 - 29 years
| Historic Tidbit |
With this year being our 150th Anniversary, the Anniversary Committee has gathered historic quotes to share, taken from Methodism in Nashua, 1831-1982, by J. Lawrence Hall. We will include one with each Mainstreeter Online.
"Leases were issued to the five Main Street stores, including heat, water and tax inclusion. Several occupying space in the main building were left as 'tenants at will'. It soon became the wish of the church membership that the entire building should become available for church needs. Tenants were asked to vacate. This did, however, reduce needed income."
"At this time [around 1966] there was an interest to establish a 'Child Care Center', and with encouragement from church officials, the Spalding house was selected under the auspices of the Main Street Church. Although the 'Center' was directed by assumed professional skills, from without, the results may have been disappointing and discouraging to some. Disappointing because of their inability to assume their normal obligations, and discouraging to others who were left with the responsibility of repairing and cleaning after only 1 ½ years of occupation…The 'Child Care Center' was then put on notice that their unpaid responsibilities exceeded some $1,400.00 and remuneration was expected."
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