Thursday, March 14, 2024

Mainstreeter Weekly Blast March 14, 2024

New in this Issue:

  • UMW District Meeting - registration forms available.

  • Vacation Bible Camp - Save the Dates!

  • Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter - Volunteer this Sunday!

  • Annual Reports now available.

  • Book Study Opportunities.

  • College Care Package Donations needed.

  • Nora's Girl Scout Project - Volunteers wanted!

  • Ham & Bean Retrospective Meeting - Scheduled for May!

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Dear Beloved in Christ,

"The status quo won't do and now it's time to update your view of the world" that's what  neuroscientists say about uncertainty. It's a signal to the brain that there's something to be learned here.

These are uncertain times for so many of us. But, according to writer Maggie Jackson, perhaps there is deep wisdom to be uncovered too—surprising gifts of curiosity, creative thinking, open-mindedness, and ways forward through the unpredictabilities of life.

Sounds like our Lenten journey Into the Dark Wood. Here's a podcast with Kate Bowler on understanding and perhaps even appreciating the role of uncertainty in these trying times.  

In this conversation, Kate and Maggie discuss:

  • How uncertainty might foster creativity, resilience, and mutual understanding.

  • Why we avoid ambiguity and a few small steps to help us become more comfortable with not knowing.

  • How the practices of imagination and perspective-taking can help us see the potential in others.

  • Why focusing on outcomes can close you off from picking up information, nuance, or other people's perspectives.

  • Why experiences contrary to our beliefs take longer, sometimes even weeks, to process.

Epic chance to learn and grow and thrive

Enjoy and we'll see you on Sunday for the Gift of Temptation.


Pastor Kelly

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Below is our Lent Reflections submissions.

Get your thinking caps on and your thoughts together.  We will be holding a Ham & Bean Retrospective Meeting for everyone who has been involved in our first year back.  The meeting will be on Saturday, May 11th and lunch will be provided.  

We need everyone's feedback in order to continue to make these suppers successful.

Nora noticed that the space where she attends a theater summer camp at Wasserman Park is lacking an adequate dressing area for the campers and stage wings to hide the actors when they're not on stage.  Nora also wants to update the entry to be more inviting.  

Nora presented her project proposal at the Town Council meeting in December for approval to make the necessary renovations to the space.

Nora recites the pledge of allegiance at the beginning of the meeting and then her presentation starts at minute mark 11:10.

Since the project approval in December, Nora has acquired the necessary funds and has started construction of the dressing area and stage wings in addition to making improvements to the entry.    

Nora is hosting a Project Help Day on Saturday, April 20th from 1-4pm to paint the stage wings and dressing room walls, and create a feature wall in the entry.  All volunteers are welcomed to help Nora with this community project!

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Next meeting is March 20 7 PM, hybrid

Please join us next week when Mavis Pyle and Lynn Moseley will share about their experiences volunteering at Stepping Stones, the drop-in center for houseless teens and young adults.  Since there is no regular meeting in April to spend time on Earth Day, plan to share at this meeting some ways you have found to recycle items or cut down on unneeded packaging and one-time use disposables. 

We are hosting the District meeting here on Sat. April 13th.  The registration is linked below and may be turned in to the office here rather than mailing it to the district.  Think of women you can invite whether churched or unchurched, whether UM or another denomination.  

All registration checks should be made out to Granite State United Methodist Women (not MSUMW).

Thank you,


Registration Form for District Meeting
March 20 - Google Meeting Link

It's almost spring, so you know what that means? It's time to make summer plans! Save the dates below for our Vacation Bible Camp and we will send more information in the coming weeks regarding registration, volunteers, donations, etc.

Register Here

The youth will pack and ship snacks to college students in April on behalf of MSUMC. We would appreciate donated prepackaged snacks such as granola bars, cracker sandwiches, cookies, microwave popcorn, hot cocoa, oatmeal packets, tea bags, Raman noodles, Starbucks $10 gift cards, and assorted chips, including the most popular Takis Chips. A box will be outside the office for your donations. We will also welcome monetary donations to defray the shipping & supplies costs. Please send a check payable to MSUMC and write Youth College Care on the memo line. If you know of any college students who would benefit from a Main Street Care Package, please email the name of the student, college address, year in college, and their Major to Karrie Lam, Youth Ministries Coordinator, at

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Join United Way of Greater Nashua on April 5th at 10:30 am for an informative session at the Nashua Senior Activity Center. Discover how Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity & RSVP FixIt assist low to moderate-income homeowners with vital repairs. From safety improvements to minor fixes, learn how these programs make a difference in our community's homes.

Register Here
Community Baby Shower Wish List
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Church office hours:  

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

Closed on Tuesdays.

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