I love the summer sun beaming in through the stained glass shining colored light in the sanctuary. It makes me think of the role of churches and sanctuary architecture specifically. Part of the work of the space is to put us in the presence of transcendence. And the symbols on the windows remind us that when the church gathers we experience eternal words of life. In community we know the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. Together, we become the body of Christ that blooms in beauty and love for the world. In worship, we practice being the kin-dom of God.
Mary Oliver's poem "Messenger"talks about our "work" as loving the world. Even as we age and our bodies erode, we keep our minds on what matters – loving our neighbor, loving all of creation. And this work requires learning to stand still and be astonished. It involves rejoicing and gratitude and shouts of joy. It allows us to participate in eternal life.
Join us on Sunday–what many churches call Homecoming or Rally Sunday; as we put ourselves in the space of eternal love glowing amongst and within us and take it out into the world.
Come with your friends, family, and neighbors and join us at the first ham and bean supper in our new format! Enjoy all the ham, cole slaw, potato salad, navy beans, kidney beans, and bread you care to eat. Service will be in an assisted buffet format - if anyone is not comfortable walking through the buffet line, servers will be available to bring a plate of food to them. Beverages will be available at tables, and desserts will be served to each table.
After the meal, we want to hear your thoughts and understand what you like and what you would like to see changed.
Come, be a part of church history!
With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you of the death of Suzanne Nadeau. She was the daughter of long-time MSUMC members John & Judith Wohlend. Pastor Kelly will be officiating the services for Suzanne on Tuesday, September 12th at 12:00 Noon at Edgewood Cemetery, 107 Amherst St, Nashua, NH 03064.
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.
After Rally Sunday on September 10th, we invite everyone to walk over to the Library for the Nashua's Multicultural Festival.
Join the Nashua Mayor's Office and community in their commitment to building a welcoming environment for all through a celebration of food, art, dance and more. Meet your neighbors and share your culture at this fun, family-friendly festival.