Thursday, December 7, 2023

Mainstreeter Weekly Blast December 7, 2023

New in this Issue:

  • Update on Holiday Services

  • Nashua Soup Kitchen Needs and MSUMC next Sunday (Dec 17th)

  • Congratulations to Pam & Paul Breniser - New Grandparents!

  • New England Conference call to share Daily Prayers

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I really enjoyed music when I was younger and was active in band.  I played the flute in elementary, middle, and some of high school.  We were blessed with grandparents that could pay for my sister and I to have organ lessons during this same period. My gram belonged to the American Theatre Organ Society and we went to organ concerts all the time together. Why am I telling you this?  My mother recently found my flute while decluttering and gave it to me.  I had it at my house for a while and even bought a holder for it to hang on the wall.  Well, the holder did not look good and the flute laid again on the table for weeks.  I knew then that I wanted to give it away and started to look online where I could donate it.  

Last week I came across an article in the New England Conference UMCatalyst Newsletter, and it was a call for instrument donations.  Wow! What timing!  Haven UMC in East Providence, RI operates a Community Music Project that offers free music lessons and free instrument rentals to all.  They have 41 students now and more to come.  I read this article and immediately knew this is where my flute was going. I reached out to Rev. Juhee Lee and she could not have been more excited about my donation.  The students play in free concerts that benefit others, including one that supports an organization called "Healing Guatemala", which offers free cataract surgery to those in need in Guatemala.

My heart is full knowing my donated flute will play again, allow others to learn the joy of music, and support this great cause.  Please read the article linked below and maybe you too have an old instrument that is now just sitting on a shelf and can help this cause as well.


Jodi Bencks

PS.  Now if I can only get my husband to donate his drum set taking up space and collecting dust, which he hasn't played since well before we were married! LOL

Click Here to Read UMCatalyst Article
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We've added a morning service on Christmas Eve at 10:30 AM.  The service will be informal and not online.  We will hold it in the Chapel to keep it comfortable for the smaller attendance.  We will STILL hold the 7:00 PM Candlelight service the same evening.  We hope to see you that day at either service (or both)!

Big sister Ella, welcomes her new little sister, Charlotte Rose.  Charlotte was born Dec.2, weighing in at 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 20" long.  Proud parents are Cassie and Ryan.  Happy Grandparents are Pam and Paul Breniser.

Congratulations to all!

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Bishop Johnson's Advent video series

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson shares a series of three reflections for this Advent season on the greenery of Christmastime.

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For those who wish to join the class online, click the button below.

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If you submit a daily prayer, please include your name, church, and state you are from the Granite District.  We hope you can take the time to share so others may benefit.

Thanksgiving mailer and 2024 Stewardship cards were sent in the mail last week.  There are several ways this year to easily make your 2024 pledge to MSUMC:

  1. Return 2024 Pledge Card from mailer to the church via regular mail

  2. Scan the QR Code below*

  3. Click the link below*

When you fill out the form online, it will only be shared with Financial Secretary.

Click Here to make your 2024 Pledge Online
Click Here for RaiseRight Program
Click HERE for Amazon List

NOTE:  Date of Movie night is Saturday, December 23rd

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.

United Way of Greater Nashua's next "Coffee and Causes" talk for older adults will focus on "Getting Back to Exercise". Speakers from the YMCA of Greater Nashua and the local Hannaford nutritionist will speak about ways to add fitness and healthy eating to your routine in the new year. The talk will take place at the YMCA of Greater Nashua at 10:30am on Friday, January 5th. This talk is geared toward older adults, but all are welcome! Register at the link below or contact United Way at (603)882-4011 or

Register Here for Coffee & Causes
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Church office hours:  

Mon - Weds - Thurs - Fri from 9:00 - 2:00

Closed on Tuesdays.

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