At the history event, people told stories of a time when ministry was happening here, when Joyce Taglifero or Phil Hall or Rajean Lester was leading something. When there were teams of people welcoming, or worrying over the finances, or organizing picnics, and the load for stewardship campaigns was shared, and it felt great to be a part of it all.
We hope you can remember that feeling of "many hands make light work" because we need your help. WE NEED YOU! We don't want to sound desperate but we are. We need your particular gifts and energy and hands. And we think you need the church also. At least many of you say you want the church to be here . . . well for that to happen we need some folks to say "YES" to the calls we've been making asking if you will serve. There is no "I served on whatever years ago so I'm done with that" -- not if we want a vibrant presence in the heart of Nashua.
Serving in a position or a team is a way to be a disciple. It's how you follow Jesus and help Main Street UMC be the church with a heart.
We on the Lay Leadership team have been praying for you. Won't you say yes to serving the Lord and MSUMC? Let the pastors or lay leaders know what's a good fit for you. We have team positions, narrow ministries, active for only a few months of the year, individual tasks that can be done on your own schedule, etc.
Here's the places we're praying the hardest for (but there are others):
Please, please, PLEASE pray about the ways you can help serve God and neighbor through MSUMC and where you might get excited to serve. (And if you choose Lay Leadership we do have fun meetings with chocolate!)
Your Lay Leadership team: Maggie, Robert, Carol and Rev Kelly
One of our beloved members, Leona Wilson, passed away last week and her funeral was held on May 19th at Farwell Funeral Home. Leona's obituary is filled with stories of her devotion to faith and family. Her love of family gatherings, cooking, and affection of her animals is prevalent in these stories. Her family writes "For ninety-six years and fifteen days, this earth was a warmer and kinder place because Leona Wilson was here."
Feel free to click on the link below to read more.
Once you RSVP below, send $8 per ticket to the Church Office and write "Baseball" on memo line of check. Tickets will be held in your name at "Will Call" the evening of the game. You must RSVP in order to attend and have tickets waiting for you at the game.
"THE 7 DEADLY SINS OF WHITE CHRISTIAN NATIONLISM: A CALL TO ACTION"
Summer keynote event: The Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism: A Call to Action.
At Unitarian Universalist Church, Concord, NH
We are SO excited to welcome the Rev. Dr. Carter Hayward to New Hampshire on August 29th. In a time of rising hate activity across our state, Rev. Dr. Heyward is going to talk with us about her book, the Seven Deadly Sins of White Christian Nationalism. Together, we will learn about action steps we can take in our own churches and communities as we grow our muscles in this work together.
There will be opportunity to spend time together in both small and large groups, and to connect with other voices of faith from across the state who are also interested in doing this work. Registration, and more details about our book group accompanying this event coming next week!
Thanks to our partners at the NH Conference of the UCC, and Episcopal Diocese of NH who are working with us. We hope you will save-the-date, and join us.
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.