I can't get this quotation out of my head: "The story we choose to tell will be the story we live into."
I heard it echo again today at Boscawen Veterans Cemetery as Evelyn Colburn's children told the story of their lives. Of kids scattered across the US who come together in love and support because of the draw of their mom and the long marriage of their parents and their adventurous lives.
This Sunday, we'll choose to tell the stories of this congregation. Stories about the discernment we've made over the years to move away from downtown and then how we voted to recommit ourselves to the heart of Nashua. Stories about our understanding that as downtown thrives so does the region. Stories about our commitment to those who live on the margins. Stories about our wide welcome. Stories about our reconciling mission to ensure all God's children, especially the LBGTQ folks who are often excluded, know they are beloved and affirmed in the church and in the world.
The stories we choose to tell Sunday about how this congregation has faced challenges and the resources we bring to bear to overcome, will help determine the story we live into.
I hope you'll join us after the service for a light lunch and an experience of storytelling and visioning facilitated by the Rev. Dr. Betsey Waters, a professional coach and consultant for 30 years.
We are working to finalize the in-house Church Photo Directory. Please get your photo taken this Sunday as it will be the last Sunday volunteer photographers will be on hand. If you have a special photo taken at home, please upload it with the link below. Deadline for all photos submitted is Friday, May 12th.
This summer, we're BLASTING OFF! To Mars and Beyond... we'll learn how God can empower us to GO BEYOND with faith, boldness, kindness, thankfulness, and hope. We're on a mission, and we'd love to have you voyage with us!
Monday, July 31st through Friday, August 4th
9:00AM until 12:00PM
(Ages 3 years through 6th Grade)
Register your space below.
Interested in helping us out? There are a variety of ways to volunteer your hands, time, and heart! Click below to fill out the volunteer form or contact Andrea Weir to find your perfect fit!
A new Vestry Class is starting April 2nd at 9:00 a.m., running through June 11th.
Hearing a lot of buzz about the "end times" these days? Join us as we explore Craig C Hill's study, "In God's Time," which explores the way the Bible talks about the future from a perspective of mainstream Biblical scholarship. (Hint: the Bible does not give a roadmap for predicting the end of the world!) (Second hint: the Bible does not predict an end to the world!)
For those who wish to supplement their personal study (not required), the accompanying book is available. A copy or two will be available on Sunday, with three more on order, and you can order your own (new or used) on amazon or through a bookseller of your choice.