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: https://events.crophungerwalk.org/2022/team/main-street-umc-nashua-nh
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!
More information to follow in the coming weeks for Thanksgiving and Christmas Missions projects. Stay Tuned!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
"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 email@example.com or (603) 882 -4011 for more information or register here: https://tinyurl.com/UWFoodDrives.
Our very own Nora Campbell's Dance Studio, Broadway Bound, will join the Saving Grace Dance Ensemble for a Dance Show "A Journey Through Christmas".
Broadway Bound will perform 3 of the dances, Nora is in 1 of the 3 dances - a Lyrical dance. This is Nora's first year joining this event.
Best wishes to Nora and her team as they prepare for this exciting event. Let's see if we can get them a cheering section!
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 Jerry.Harrow@mainstreet-umc.org.
Pastors' Sabbath days: Pastor Kelly: Tuesday Pastor Kristy: Friday