A Message from Pastor Kristy
Mission Accomplished: We have ServSafe Certified kitchen workers!
New city regulations require professional training for congregations who manage food prep at the church. We are so grateful to David Quimby, who agreed to train members of our congregation for the ServSafe exam! Thanks to his work and the work of his students (our church members who volunteered), we have 7 newly ServSafe certified kitchen workers. Congratulations to Andrea W, Susan P, Lynn M, Phyllis A, Deborah L, Jerry H, and Mark M, all of whom took the exam and PASSED! We are so excited to see how you'll lead our food ministries!
Covid Response update:
The Covid Response Team met this week to discuss the church's Covid-prevention protocols. Here's what you'll experience when you next come to the church:
These protocols will continue to evolve with local conditions and conference policies.
- In order to protect the most vulnerable among us, especially those who cannot be vaccinated or who are immunocompromised, the church will continue to require masks indoors.
- SINGING will be phased back into worship.
- Occupancy limits will be removed, but a section of the sanctuary will still be reserved for those who wish to be physically distanced during worship.
- Adult classes will continue to be hybrid, in person, or remote, as best serves the participants of each group.
| |Charge Conference Announcement
Sunday, March 27th is UMCOR Sunday. UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is the relief and development organization for the denomination. It is a global organization that responds to disasters by working with local churches and trusted community groups. Because local churches are already familiar with the resources of their neighborhoods, they can often provide an assessment of needs and work with UMCOR to develop early relief and long-term response. As part of The United Methodist connection, we are part of UMCOR. We are part of living out Christ's good works in the world.
You can donate in your offering by including UMCOR in the memo line or you can donate online at:
UMCOR Sunday giving
| Please let the office know if you plan to attend as parking and space is limited. |
The Worship Committee is pleased to offer lilies and tulips for sale for Easter (Sunday, April 17th).
Both lilies ( 7 inch pot) and tulips (8 inch pot) will come in a pot with dark purple foil. The cost is $15/each.
If you would like to order a plant please note that the deadline for the order form and payment is Sunday, April 10th.
Please fill out the form below and mail to:
Main Street United Methodist Church Include "Easter Flowers" in the memo line of your check.
PO Box 1517
Nashua, NH. 03061
If you have questions, please contact the Main Office at (603) 882-3361 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also drop off your order form and payment at church.
If you order a plant, you may pick it up the week following Easter, during office hours (Mon.-Thur. 9 am-2 pm).
Thank you and Peace
| We are continuing to welcome donations for our Easter Tree of Life. Animals and/or plant donations can be made by filling out a gift form located in the lobby, as well as from the Mainstreeter or Blast and sending it or bringing it to church. |
You can even give online at:
If you donate online, be sure to notify the office so that we can include you in our donation list!
Please use the following link to watch a video about the Heifer Project and just how impactful your donation can be.
GBHEM scholarships available
Across the denomination, 2,100 students received a total of $5 million in financial assistance for 2021. These future leaders range from undergraduate freshmen to doctoral students. The scholarships are supported in part by United Methodist Student Day, World Communion Sunday, and Native American Sunday. Students who are members of The United Methodist Church may apply for a Fall 2022 GBHEM scholarship online between now and March 24, 2022, at https://www.gbhem.org/loans-scholarships/scholarships/
Registration open for
2022 Annual Conference
Registration is now open for the 2022 Annual Conference session, June 9-11. This is a hybrid session, and members can attend in person at the DoubleTree Hotel in Manchester, NH, or virtually. All voting members must register whether attending online or in person in order to be able to vote. The voting platform will be the same for both. The session will be livestreamed.
Registration fee is $100. Register and pay in full by May 1 to get a $25 early bird discount. Registration will close May 18; all registrations must be fully paid at that time. There will be no in-person registration and registrations will not be accepted after May 18.
New Contact Information
Louise and Redding Thompson are comfortably settled in their new residence. Here is their contact information:
Nashua Crossings Assisted Living
674 West Hollis Street
Nashua, NH 03062
| MSUMC is proud to support the First Fridays at First Organ Series recital on Friday, April 1st with Emily Adams. The recital will begin at 12:15 pm. This program will take place at First Church Nashua, 1 Concord St. Nashua. |
| February 2022 Finance Snapshot |
General Fund (GF)
Total GF Revenue Available 2/28/2022 YTD: $91,045.71
Total GF Revenue Budgeted through 2/28/2022: $78,315.48
Total GF Expenses Paid through 2/28/2022: $71,150.23
Total GF Expenses Budgeted through 2/28/2022: $79,654.22
Notes on General Fund
Except for Conference mission shares (ministerial support and world and New England missions), we are current on payments due in February. We paid one month of ministerial support and are a month behind. New England and world missions were not paid.
Heart of Nashua 1 & 2 (GiF) & HON Cont. (Capital Campaign/Elevator, Connector, Renovations)
- Balance due on HON Loan as of 2/28/2022: $130,092.64 (Loan was $358,343.45)
- In February the monthly payment of $883 was paid. HON Cont. funds on hand 2/28/2022 ($11,406.48) should allow some additional principal to be paid with the next payment.
- Loan paid off date is 2/8/2039.
- Total Paid (including interest) Using HON 1, 2 & Continued as of 2/28/2022: $1,908,466.89
Funding for the Future, 100 for $150 (Endowment) –
Received this year as of 2/28/2022: $940. Anyone can be one of 100 people or families giving $150 (or any amount) each year to grow our endowment for the future of this church.
Parsonage Mortgage – As of 2/28/2022 we owed approximately $61,500 on the parsonage. The parsonage mortgage will be paid off on 1/23/29.
In February we received some pledges in full for the year. These pledges help pay expenses as they become due. We continue to use the snowplowing money donated in the fall, gifts for maintenance and for the Assoc. Pastor's salary. Donations for utilities are spent as fast as they come in. Thanks to all who support this congregation by their prayers, service, participation and financial donations.
Recent and Current Expenses
Gas bills totaling $2172.81 for gas for the church and Wesley building will be paid in the next few days. Payroll is processed twice a month. Recent payments included piano tuning, fire signal monitoring and Stanley elevator contract.
| Pastor's Sabbath Days: |
Pastor Kelly: Tuesday
Pastor Kristy: Friday
Days to Reach Pastors
Pastor Kelly: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Pastor Kristy: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday