Thursday, April 21, 2022

Mainstreeter Blast April 21, 2022

Click here for the April 24th  2022  Bulletin  

Fellowship Virtual and In-person Coffee Hour

Be sure to join us for our Virtual Coffee Hour and Fellowship Time following the 10:30 am service. 
We look forward to seeing you there!

A Message from Pastor
When I was seminary, back in the day, our theology studies included stewardship of the earth as a foundational principle of our faith. Care for creation is not something we do but at the core of who we are as co-creators, partners with the divine.

And so, as we studied what it means to belong to an incarnational faith where love put on flesh and moved into the neighborhood. We considered how to live as if our bodies matter to God. We read scientists and theologians and finally "Diet for a Small Planet," the bestselling book by Frances Moore Lappé about the environmental impact of meat production. The book, written in 1971, advocated for more sustainable, plant-based eating based on the imposing threat of the climate crisis that threatens our society and world. It's still a best-seller behind many Meatless Monday traditions. The entire seminary class became vegetarian as a result. I don't know how many remain vegetarian to this day. But it doesn't hurt to consider that how and what we eat does have an impact on our impact on the earth.

As my professor, Sallie McFague, wrote:
Since the world, according to the incarnation, is where God dwells, it is
God's "house," and we should abide by God's house rules. The house rules for
the whole earth are right relations among all creatures, relations governed in
basic ways by economics. What God's house rules are—in terms of ecological
and economic imperatives—is one of the major tasks of Christian discernment.

Happy Earth Day and everyday as we are attentive to God's presence in our midst.

Pastor Kelly


Please use the following link for Marilyn Schofield obituary

Donated By

Heifer Gift


Terri Kenny


In honor of Bill and Shirley Francis

Phyllis Bowden

water pump, trees, seed, water buffalo, rabbits

In honor of family

Sue Pederzani


In memory of Guy and Louise Pederzani

Sue Pederzani

2 honeybees

In memory of Edmund and Fannie Lawrence and family

Sue Pederzani

flock of chicks

In memory of Guy and Elizabeth Pederzani and family

Carol Riley

water pump

In memory of my father

Sherrie Parker/Stephen McCall


In memory of Beverly J. Helman

Sharon and Kevin Kilduff

1 goat, seeds, flock of chicks, honeybees

In honor of Christina Higginson

David and Phyllis Appler

Heifer share, sheep

In memory of Beulah and Ralph Kline


Mike and Marcia Brown

Share of heifer

In memory of Clifford Kepley and Denton and Martha Brown

Kent and Donna Swanson

Water pump

In honor of the people of Ukraine

The Campbell Family


In memory of Meredith's Grandfather, Richard Horton

The Campbell Family

Share of pig/goat

In memory of Meredith's Grandparents, Janet and Ralph Simon

The Campbell Family


In memory of Dave's Grandparents, Doris and Bert Campbell

The Campbell Family

Share sheep/trees

In memory of Dave's Parents, Carolyn and Stephen Campbell

Lynn Moseley

Bees, Water pump, ducks, geese, pig, fish, rabbits

In celebration of humanity




Paul and Sue Curtis


In celebration of family and peace

Jim and Mavis Pyle

Water Pump

In memory of loved ones

Jim and Mavis Pyle

2 flocks of chickens

In celebration of our grandchildren Malcom and Gavin Brown

Jim and Mavis Pyle


In honor of our church family, those who are with us and those


who have joined that great cloud of witness

David Appler

Flock of ducks

In memory of Virginia Appler

Breniser Family


In celebration of Mason Flaccavento and Ell Spina

Sharon Schmidt


In memory of my parents, Richard and Marjorie Buckley

Karrie Lam

Flock of chicks

In honor of God

Janet Bohs

Share of sheep

In memory of my life-long friend, Bette (Perrine) Johnson

Deb and Ted Luszey

Honeybees, ducks, sheep

In memory of our parents, Albin S. Chichlowski and Mary Jane and Paul Herr


Karen L. Boyer

2 Shares of heifer

In memory of William and Louise Johnson and Amelia Sarmas

Sherri Wilson

Heifer share, honeybees, 2 pig shares

In memory of my brothers

Linda Ratoff

flock of chicks

In memory of my father, Clifton Culley

Karen Tutt

Honeybees, flock of chicks

In memory of Barry Quimby

Jerry and Karen Harrow


In honor of Allison Harrow Kedzierski

Jerry and Karen Harrow

Fish fingerlings

In honor of Ashley Harrow

Jerry and Karen Harrow

Flock of ducks

In honor of Angela Harrow


New England Conference COVID Response Team Memo:

At this time, the CDC lists Hillsborough County as YELLOW (medium risk), and state data shows a higher case rate in Nashua than the county as a whole.  We continue to monitor the situation.  This week, the COVID Response team from the New England Conference of the UMC sent out revised guidance for our COVID Response in church.  They wrote:

"Every church faces a challenge in searching for balance between:
a. providing worship and community (now that most of us are vaccinated and there are effective and available therapeutics) AND
b. protecting those who are immunocompromised, frail or elderly.
This is not an either-or decision. It requires adjusting and adapting based on church leaders' best knowledge at the time.

Here are positive and proactive measures you can take:
1. continued masking at indoor gatherings.
2. optimizing ventilation indoors (ex: open windows with the warmer weather).
3. holding outdoor events when possible.
4. Encouraging participants to be vaccinated, boosted, and to discuss a second booster 
with their health care provider. *.
5. Educating people that those who are older or with underlying medical conditions should
contact their health care provider as soon as possible..."

The entire document can be accessed here:

Ecumenical Earth Day Service: Weathering the Storm

Each year, over a billion people around the world celebrate earth day through acts of service and worship. 

This year, Creation Justice Ministries is hosting an ecumenical service that you can join from anywhere. Join Christian siblings from across theological traditions to celebrate Earth Day and worship the Creator. 

We hope that you are able to join us for this short service of prayer to celebrate the Creator and all of creation!

Friday, April 22
12pm-1pm Eastern Time

Register Here

"We depend on nature not only for our physical survival.  We also need nature to show us the way home, they way out of the prison of our own minds.  We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating - lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems.

We have forgotten what rocks, plants, and animals still know.  We have forgotten how to be - to be still, to be ourselves, to be where life is: Here and Now." 

                                                       -Eckhart Tolle

Bring us your used computers, laptops, phones, printers, and other tech items to be recycled. Not only will this help the environment, but the funds raised will also go to the United Way of Greater Nashua's School Supplies program. Rid yourself of clutter and help children prepare for the future.

Accepted items and suggested fees. See link below for more details.  Contact the United Way if you are interested in volunteering for this event.

Adult Vestry Class:  Examine the most difficult teachings of Jesus with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine.

Jesus provided his disciples teachings for how to follow Torah, God's word; he told them parables to help them discern questions of ethics and of human nature; he offered them beatitudes for comfort and encouragement. But sometimes Jesus spoke words that followers then and now have found difficult. He instructs disciples to hate members of their own families (Luke 14:26), to act as if they were slaves (Matthew 20:27), and to sell their belongings and give to the poor (Luke 18:22). He restricts his mission (Matthew 10:6); he speaks of damnation (Matthew 8:12); he calls Jews the devil's children (John 8:44).

In The Difficult Words of Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine shows how these difficult teachings would have sounded to the people who first heard them, how they have  been understood over time, and how we might interpret them in the context of the Gospel of love and reconciliation.  Paul Pederzani will lead the Vestry Class through this 6 week study, starting Sunday, April 24th at 9:00 a.m.  Participants can attend in the Vestry or join through Zoom at this link:


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.
Register now

Golfer's Wanted
Team in Individual Sign-Up must contact Mark Morrissey

We can use additional support in the following ways:

Personal Hole Sponsors @ $50.00/sign
Corporate Hole Sponsors @ $75.00/sign
Each sign is 8-1/2 x 11 laminated and attached to a sign board.


For more information, call of email:
Mark Morrissey (603) 244-0738

DO NOT miss out on our 2nd Annual MSUMC at the Silver Knights Outing!!  We have our own section of seats.  Emily will be singing, we will enjoy a game and fireworks together, as well as snacks, conversation and laughter.  

Contact the Main Office for more information or to get your name and number of tickets on the list.  Friends and family are welcome.  Let's spend some time together before summer plans scatter us.
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

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