Thursday, September 21, 2023

Mainstreeter Weekly Blast September 21, 2023

New in this Issue:

  • Nursery Volunteers Needed!  Please Help!

  • Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

  • Main Street Construction - Sunday Sept 24th and Monday 25th

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

  • Fall Fair Date Announcement - Mark you Calendars!

  • New Confirmation Class Announced

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Main Street Bridge Closed 6:00 AM Sunday (9/24) to 1:00 PM Monday (9/25) for the Main Street Railroad Crossing Reconstruction

Main Street Northbound Detour:

Turn right onto Temple Street and travel eastbound to Amory Street. Turn left onto Amory Street and travel northbound to Bridge Street. Turn left onto Bridge Street and travel westbound (becomes Canal Street) to Main Street.

Main Street Southbound Detour:

Turn left onto Canal Street and travel eastbound (becomes Bridge Street) to Amory Street. Turn right onto Amory Street and travel southbound to Temple Street. Turn right onto Temple Street and travel westbound (becomes East Pearl Street) to Main Street.

Our building is aging. It has a date of 1878 on the front. The basement was dug out later but it's still old.

Some of its parts wore out this week. There was a blockage that had to be cleared. A cracked pipe that had to be replaced, a couple of rusty toilet flanges that broke down, a sink sprung a leak. There is asbestos tiles in the basement that came up with all the water under them and now abatement will be necessary to make it safe.  There was drywall affected by the water that will need to be cut out and a wood vanity in one of the restrooms that is water logged and will also need to be replaced.

It's been a busy week. We're grateful for Jim Pyle and David Appler who stepped in on Sunday to suck up the water. We had to do that a few more times before the problem was fixed.  Grateful for our new custodian, Juan, who cheerfully faced removing soaked carpet on his second day. Grateful for plumbers, ServPro and city workers who investigated with cameras in pipes to solve the various mysteries that is our water-logged basement.

While the basement is being repaired, the 12-step groups will move upstairs to the vestry... so we could use a few "hosts" on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for the next few weeks to help with hospitality and securing the building. And we'll need to share our space. We can do it! 

In the process of investigating the issues in the basement, we've discovered some other areas that need repair.  Do not be surprised if you see a few signs around the building asking you to use another restroom.  We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.  The good news is, we can use most restrooms again!

The water is back on. The water is a bit brown from the sediment of being off but this too shall pass. We're on the road, the wet, bumpy road to recovery.

Rev Kelly

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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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