Someone thanked me Sunday for the sermon --said they needed to hear the message of everyone having gifts to offer and to not begrudge others who give differently.
It's a good reminder when there's so many fabulous things to give to in the United Methodist Church. There's Special Sunday offerings that tug at your heart (like Human Relations Day, UM Student Day, UMCOR, Peace with Justice). New to this year's "Awareness" Sundays schedule is this week's designation of "Organ and Tissue Donor." At year end, we receive lots of opportunities to give, including to the Reconciling Ministries Network and the Love Your Neighbor Coalition in preparation for General Conference 2024. And there's even options to give to your local congregation. It's pledge time so we ask that you prayerfully discern what you plan to give financially to Main Street in 2024. But there's also year-end 2nd mile giving that benefits Missions globally and there are memorial gifts in honor of someone special and holiday opportunities like donations for poinsettias or the NSKS.
You need not give to all. We hope you don't feel any guilt for not giving to ALL the opportunities that come your way. Rather, find what speaks to your heart. Stretch yourself in supporting the area that calls to you and discover the joy of giving to THAT ministry. Know the power of generosity.
Today was damp, cold and generally miserable outdoors but we were warmed indoors by the fellowship and fun that the Cranes bring when they visit. And by their generosity. David wanted to honor and remember his lovely wife Velna with a $10,000 donation to pay down the parsonage. We remember the loving spirit of Velna, her smile, her big heart, her kindness and love of family!
Thanks David for such a lovely way to memorialize your wife. And for brightening our day.
Granite State Ringers Concert Series is back and at a location near you! Three of our church members are part of the GSR! The first concert is November 26 at the LaBelle Winery in Amherst. This is the closest location to Nashua and your support for our members by attending would be greatly appreciated!
This event has sold out every year since 2019! Buy your tickets in advance!
Let Karrie know if you would like to participate in any of these youth and family gathering opportunities!
So far, our volunteer pool is very small. For over 40,000 visitors to Main Street in Nashua during this event, we need all hands on deck! Please consider signing up for a 2-hour time slot to help out your church community welcome all of these visitors.
We are one of the only, if not the only spot on Main Street that has kids activities available for free and gives out "warm" hot chocolate to the kids.
Let's open our arms and help out to give back to the community!
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.