Thursday, December 15, 2022

Mainstreeter Weekly Blast December 15, 2022

We are happy to include in this edition of the blast, a year-end summary of our Missions.

Click here for the December 18h, 2022 Bulletin 

The food pantry at Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter will be distributing holiday boxes December 19-23 from 11 to 2:45. If you or someone you know could use some help with Christmas food, please use this resource!  You will see some familiar faces!

If you want to help fill holiday boxes, items needed at the pantry include:
Dried beans
Canned tuna, canned chicken, or other canned meat
Canned pineapple or other fruit 
Regular sized jars of peanut butter 

If you want to donate a turkey, folks have been asking about them, and they will be appreciated. All of the non perishables can be left in the bin in the lobby. Turkeys can be delivered to the pantry at 2 Quincy Street. You can even have Amazon deliver!

Thank you. 

If you are upgrading your tv this Christmas, one of our New American friends no longer has a working television. Let Phyllis Appler know if you have a flatscreen tv that might be passed on. 

Every 3rd Sunday from 2 - 4pm !
Volunteers are also needed at the daily food pantry at the Nashua Soup Kitchen. Hours are from 11 to 2:45, Mon thru Fri.
If you don't have the whole time to give, come from 11 to 1 or 1 to 2:45.
Heart of Nashua aprons happily provided!

Please join us at the Longest Night Vigil next Wednesday night the 21st at 6:00 PM to remember those struggling with homelessness and the ones that were lost this year.

Following this ceremony, our Blue Christmas Service
at MSUMC will begin at 7:00 PM.
Thank you to all those that participated in The Gifts for the King campaign for the Nashua Children's Home.  Your generous donations and gifts will make this Christmas season for the children even more joyous!
We are looking for volunteers to help us collect food from interested shoppers on both days. The food collected will go to some of our local pantries to support their current increased need for food.

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community during the holiday season. We'd love to see you, your family, your faith community group, or your friend group there!
We are happy to say that Chuck has returned this week and is recovering well. Per doctor's orders, he will not be able to lift tables and other large/heavy objects until cleared.  We will continue to set up our own meetings and classrooms on our own until he is able to do so.  We are happy to support Chuck in any way possible.

Pastor Kristy and Nancy Long have continued to attend visibility events coordinated by GSOP to educate the community about the asphalt plant proposal for Temple Street.  This plant will be harmful to the many neighbors near the site, who will be subjected to pollution, noise, and a significant increase in asphalt truck traffic on pedestrian routes.  The Planning Board hearing has been tabled until January 19th (new date) to allow the environmental impact study to be completed.

We would appreciate those who are willing to write letters to the planning board to please do so at  If you are willing to speak against the plant at the Jan 19th meeting (at this time both zoom and in person are available), please reach out to Pastor Kristy for more information on how to do so and what criteria are most important to the Planning Board.
Don't forget!  If you need gift cards this holiday season or any time of year, use  A portion of your purchase gets donated to your charity of choice (MSUMC), and it's free to use!

The code needed to sign up for MSUMC's program is:  7EF7366757686.

Just visit or download the app from your phone's app store.

It is recommended that e-gift cards are purchased at this time due to shipping delays.  You can schedule them to be delivered at a specific day/time.

Pastors' Sabbath days:
Pastor Kelly: Tuesday                 Pastor Kristy: Friday

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