Monday, January 1, 2024

Mainstreeter Weekly Blast December 28, 2023

New in this Issue:

  • Family & Youth Bowling & Lunch - Dec 31 at Leda Lanes in Nashua

  • Funeral for George Mazaiwana - Saturday, January 6

  • New Sunday Vestry Class starting Sunday, January 7th

  • Passing of Gem Anderson, funeral to be held on January 13th

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Beloved Disciples, 

Beginning in 1755, John Wesley offered a Covenant Service in the Methodist movement at the beginning of each year. It was designed for worshipers to experience gratitude and pardon, renewal, and healing for all backsliding. It was often 3 hours or longer and was a serious effort to prepare oneself for the coming year, to make commitments to God and oneself, and to develop some accountability with one's fellows spiritual travelers.

Methodists have always required members to commit themselves to spiritual disciplines of personal piety and social holiness believing that faith isn't robust if not lived out loud with others. It's a very action-based covenant... even the commitment to prayer requires actions within a community through class meetings or the such.

And actions are easier to quantify than a mindset. So we rejoice in all MSUMC has accomplished in 2023, the ministries around the globe we've made possible through our Mission Share giving, the electricity funding we provided to a church in Kenya that supports their feeding program for kids, the sneakers saved from landfills, the food given and distributed through our partnership with NSKS, the kids taught, the cards sent, the services held, the praises sung (and rung), the prayers offered. We have a great video highlighting some of those accomplishments.

And beneath all of those efforts is who we covenant to BE. We are a reconciling, green, multi-racial, multi-generational congregation who put welcome at the center of who we are.

So instead of New Year's Resolutions that focus on a to-do list for 2024, perhaps we might consider a TO-BE list. Who do we want to be as beloved disciples? Who will we be if we covenant to be in relationship with God and one another? How can we be supportive of the organizations in town just by being there for them? How could we be the church with a heart if we focused on "being" the church with a heart?

Happy New Year!

Pastor Kelly

Video Highlights Here
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George's funeral will be held here at the church on Saturday, January 6th from 10 - 12.  Light refreshments will be served following in the Vestry and connector lobby.

This will be a large funeral in conjunction with having another event that same evening at the church.  If you are able to volunteer to help with greeting family members, cleaning, and/or setting up tables, chairs, etc., please let the office know.  

Gem Anderson, a long time Nashua resident and joined MSUMC in 1985, passed away on Christmas Eve.  Her funeral will be held here at the church on Saturday, January 13th.

We will pass on any further details as they become available.

Thank you.

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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
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Get Excited!

After a month off for the holiday season, we are back in business with our Ham & Bean Suppers on Saturday, January 6th. Please join us and spread the word!  Special price for all veterans, active duty, and first responders!

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.

Make 2024 the Year You Advocate for a Child


Children who experienced abuse or neglect are waiting for someone to advocate for their best interests. Become a CASA.


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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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