Thursday, September 14, 2023

Mainstreeter Weekly Blast September 14, 2023

New in this Issue:

  • Vestry Class on Sunday Canceled - back on Sept 24th

  • Nursery Volunteers Needed!  Please Help!

  • Housing Forum with Candidates for the 2023 Nashua City Elections - Oct 2nd

  • Bishop Devadhar Memorial Service

  • Fall Fair Date Announcement - Mark you Calendars!

  • New Confirmation Class Announced

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The wisdom of Ecclesiastes says:

For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven.

We know that is the truth in many ways in our lives, in the changing of the seasons, in the transient nature of work and home. 

We heard from Garrett (the young man who sat on the back right for the last month) that he has moved to Boston, and while it is a good opportunity for him, he said he was sad that it moved him "away from MSUMC" -- a church whose welcome he so appreciated. He thanked us for our gracious hospitality, the personal note of welcome, and our good work.

Also, Mercedes Cernuda sent a note celebrating the many wonderful seasons she has had at MSUMC, in the choir, in classes, at fellowship, etc. She is grateful for the role this church has in her life and she's seeking to explore her Catholic heritage with her family. 

Our role, as their church for a season, is to love them even from a distance and wish them well. And (as Tom Bodett famously ad-libbed for an ad) to leave the light on for them. Both plan to return when possible and know that MSUMC will be a continuing part of their story. The door is open and we welcome their journey and their presence whenever possible.

We are committed to folks finding the right place for them at the right time for wherever they are on the journey. And that changes throughout a life. We recognize those seasons and do not begrudge folks those changes. Let us honor our role in people's lives for whatever season we are given.

Rev Kelly

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Bean Supper Success!

Thanks to everyone who helped with and attended the Friends and Family Bean Supper, the event was a success! The supper let us try out the assisted buffet format and other modifications on a small scale. Now, after making a few minor changes, we're looking forward to welcoming the public once again on October 7.

Although the final sales total has not been tallied, we served 36 people and took in over $400 dollars at the supper, then had a vigorous sale of leftovers on Sunday morning.

Thank you again and see you in October!

Our awesome and extremely talented Music Director, Mike, is getting married at the end of September.  We had to arm wrestle him to get this information, but we were finally able to.  We are hoping, if you feel called to do so, to give to their wedding registry, the link is below.  They are collecting to support their future and the registry link below is for monetary donations.

Wedding Registry
More Info on Service Here


The Vestry class is canceled this week, as both Pastor Kristy and Paul have to be away.  We will start Amy-Jill Levine's class on Mark a week from Sunday.  Terribly sorry for the inconvenience!  We really look forward to starting on the 24th. 

~Paul and Pastor Kristy

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We Need You!

Can you help out in the Nursery on Sunday's during Church School and Worship?  We Need You!  Some volunteers have already stepped up, however, we need more.  Many of the current volunteers already have many "jobs" in the congregation and we'd like to get some relief.

Please contact the Church Office if you can volunteer and make a difference in the lives of our littlest disciples.

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Greater Nashua Interfaith Housing Justice & the Granite State Organizing Project present a Housing Forum with Candidates for the 2023 Nashua City Elections

Monday, October 2, at 7:30pm
At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, 58 Lowell Street

We invite all candidates for Mayor and the Board of Alderman to join local faith leaders and community members for an evening of conversation about housing in Nashua. Members of the community will share stories and ask questions of the candidates.

This event will be open to the public. All are welcome to attend and hear about our candidates' positions on housing in Nashua.

Parking is available off of Grove Street and Lemon Street, as well as

across the street in the Margarita's/BAE parking lot.

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Church office hours are back to normal schedule.  

We will be here Mon - Weds - Thurs - Fri from 9:00 - 2:00,

closed on Tuesdays.

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