Thursday, October 20, 2022

Mainstreeter Blast October 20, 2022

On Sunday, we reflected on the Proverb: "where there is no vision, the people perish."

And I asked if you have any favorite Proverbs?

"Go to the ant, you slacker. Observe it' ways and become wise." (6:6)

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute." (31:8)

"Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's sibling." (18:24)

For those looking for the bright side to aging there's this:
"The life of a good soul shines like the sun. The further into the day, the brighter the light." (4:18)

If you're looking to memorize a verse you can use in everyday living, how about:
"How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep?" (6:9)

As we seek to understand God's call on our life as disciples and as a community of faith, I'm reminded of 14:12: "There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death."

May we be committed to the narrow way that leads to life and light for all. May we encourage each other in our living.

--Pastor Kelly 

Click here for the October 23rd 2022  Bulletin 

Stop by the Mission Wall and answer the Question: 
How does MSUMC make a difference?
United Methodist Women's News
Thank you to everyone who helped with the Fair; donated handmade or previously loved items, baked or came and ate or shopped.  It was very successful; we made over $3000!  We were so excited to see everyone in person this year. All the Facebook posts and reposts certainly helped to get the word out.

Our next meeting will be November 16th at 7 PM in-person in the Vestry or you can join online through google meets.  (The link will be sent out closer to the date or you can always find it on the church calendar.) Topics we will cover will be the Fair - past, present, and future planning and the Nativity Ornament for the children this year.
It is a common practice for people to review their giving and tax situation at the end of the year.  Having a year-end giving strategy will help foster generosity while providing the tools and methods to assist you in maximizing your gifts.

Explore creative giving techniques in this seminar series.  Two days to choose from (Oct 26 or Oct 27).


  • The Charitable IRA Rollover
  • Gifts of Stock & Mutual Funds
  • Creating a Donor Fung
  • How to Make a Gift & Receive Guaranteed Lifetime Income
Click Here to Register.
All Saints Service - November 6th

We have begun preparation for this very important service. If you have a loved one you've lost since the pandemic, that you'd like honored in our bulletin on this day, please email
GREATER NASHUA CROP Hunger Walk: "We walk because they walk." This is our 38th year!  The walk will take place on Sunday, October 30th  beginning and ending at Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond Street in Nashua. Registration is from 12 to 1pm with opening ceremonies at 1pm and stepping out at 1:30pm. Registration and celebration are in the TBA tent to keep us safe.

The Greater Nashua Area CROP Hunger Walk has raised over one million dollars in its previous 38 years. We now have 21 teams and last year we raised $57084! Each of our 5 recipient agencies received $2849. The money raised fights hunger and poverty around the world  and locally and provides refugee and disaster relief through Church World Service. The Nashua Area Interfaith Council sponsors the event.
You can also find us on Facebook! Just look for Nashua Cropwalk.

To sign up, see Mission Co-chairs, Jennifer or Maggie to make sure that you have all the tools you need to be a CROP walker! (Each team or faith community has a recruiter.) You can also "walk on the web." Your recruiter will set up a team page on the website or you can start your own team and raise money online. Just google Greater Nashua Crop Hunger Walk or go to this link:

If you can't walk, be sure to sponsor a walker, or make a team donation. We can also always use volunteer help at the event if your feet aren't made for walking!

For any questions or to volunteer please contact Becky Green at
nashuacropwalk@gmail.comWe look forward to seeing you!
"Plowshare Vision: Peace to be Learned and Practiced"
November 1 - 3, 2022
According to the Council on Foreign Relations, there are 27 ongoing conflicts worldwide. While there are crisis that receive attention on the evening news like the conflict in Ukraine, the war in Afghanistan, and the civil war in Ethiopia, there are also hundreds of millions of people who are living in the midst of war and conflict that do so without international attention. 

Join us for a three-day series to: (1) engage with experts and practitioners on the root causes of conflict; (2) learn about the methods and means to peacebuilding and preventing recurrences in conflict; (3) delve into a theological grounding on peacebuilding; and (4) learn how United Methodists have been participating in global peacebuilding efforts. 

All sessions will be held on Zoom.  

Each session requires a separate registration.
To Register and Learn More Click Here.

Community Food Drives - Volunteers of all ages are invited to help United Way of Greater Nashua collect food donations from shoppers at local supermarkets. Food Drives take place every Saturday from 10am to 2pm as well as on the day before some major holidays. Food collected benefits pantries like the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, SHARE Outreach in Milford, and Hudson Food Pantry. Volunteer to help at one or many drives. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact United Way at or (603) 882 -4011 for more information or register here:
We also need volunteer assistance with our Women's Hygiene Supplies Drives at supermarkets on Sundays, which you can register for here:

GSOP invites you to help canvass neglected neighborhoods to ensure everyone knows how to participate in our democracy:

You are invited to join the Manchester NAACP, Unitarian Universalist Action, the Granite State Organizing Project and the NH Alliance of Immigrants and Refugees in our non-partisan get out the vote outreach!

We will go out in teams and knock on doors in communities that are generally neglected at election time.  We will make sure people know where and when to vote, and how to register at the polls on Election Day.

We'll also ensure that people know their rights; including the rights of formerly incarcerated to vote and the right to request language and other assistance with voting.

Shifts are available in Manchester and Nashua – sign up today!

Please Click-On the link: GSOP Volunteer Canvassing

The location to meet  for canvassing will be confirmed once you register.  For Manchester most Saturdays we will leave from the Manchester UU Church and most Sundays from the GSOP office. 

Nashua location will usually be 427 Amherst Street 2nd floor, Nashua 

Click Here to Register:
Journey with Joe is cancelled for this coming Sunday, October 23. 
It will return on Sunday, October 30th.

For the next several weeks, the Vestry Class will be exploring New Testament professor Amy-Jill Levine's new curriculum called "Signs and Wonders: a Beginner's Guide to the Miracles of Jesus." 

Paul Pederzani will lead the class, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday in hybrid format--in the Vestry and through Zoom. 

Here is the link:
Every year, Main Street Church has thrown open its doors for the Downtown Nashua Winter Holiday Stroll. This is a perfect opportunity for us to welcome our community a give them glimpse of what we are all about. Do you know where the sanctuary is? Do you know where the restrooms are? Then you are qualified!  
In order for us to register as a venue, we need a minimum of 9 committed volunteers for the evening (three two-hour shifts of three people each).This is complicated somewhat in that it would not be reasonable to enforce a mask requirement for the general public for this event, therefore volunteers would need to be comfortable in large presumably unmasked crowds though as a volunteer you are encouraged to wear a mask based up on your comfort and typical practice.  

Church Venue Host/Hostess

Your presence is simply to provide assistance/directions to visitors who will be attending the entertainment hosted in the sanctuary. Help us put a good foot forward as the community visits us to enjoy our Chancel Choir and other entertainment. Direct visitors to the sanctuary venue, restrooms, and other activities in the church.

How You Can Help!

Volunteer for one (or more) of the 2-hour timeslots available during the stroll. No experience necessary. Contact Jerry Harrow to commit to volunteering and enable us to participate as a venue.  For more information contact Jerry at 673-6024 or  
Pastors' Sabbath days:
Pastor Kelly: Tuesday                 Pastor Kristy: Friday

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