Thursday, April 11, 2024

Mainstreeter Weekly Blast April 11, 2024

New in this Issue:


    • UMM Meeting postponed till April 20th

    • Donate your used eclipse glasses!

    • Safe Sanctuaries Online Training - Register Now

    • Granite State Ringers Concert - Ticket Link

    • Annual Golf Tournament - sign up now!

    • Annual Conference Registration - now available.

    • 2024 MISSION POSSIBLE Leadership Academy Register Now!

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We're close and we're grateful for the way Jodi and Donna have shepherded the project and Jim Pyle, Paul Pederzani, and Juan Rivera who helped move and clean things out.

And several others like Sara, Susan, Pam, Phyllis A. and Maggie who helped evaluate what needed to stay or go.  More sorting to be done, but we are grateful for this space and all who are able to use it.

In addition to the Ham & Bean's record-breaking meal on Saturday night, the Vestry and Chancel hosted Bishop's Day with Ordinands on Monday. And Phyllis and Pam stepped up to feed a large group. And Jodi brought in beautiful leftovers from the baby shower she hosted for her daughter-in-law (fancy piped deviled eggs!) And Donna and Jodi dealt with yet another sewer gas smell -- when will it stop?!?  Thankfully, this one was minor in comparison to the fellowship hall issues.

And of course, Carol Riley was baking gluten-free bread for worship, for the Bishop's day and for the United Women in Faith event that will take place on Saturday on multiple levels of the church.

Meanwhile, Jim and Mavis brought in Lego bricks for General Conference and Kieran's Lego cactus creation greeted Ordinands with the message that we're building a new church together (let's be less prickly while we're building).

It's been amazing to see how many folks have been around this week to help out in various ways. Thanks. I'm sure there are others I missed... but we are grateful for your efforts nevertheless.

Pastor Kelly

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Don't wait, get your tickets now for the Granite State Ringers concert here at MSUMC on May 18th at 2:30 PM.  

Buy Tickets Here

This month's UMM Meeting has been postponed until Saturday, April 20th.  The usual hot breakfast will be served at 8:30 am with the meeting beginning at 9:00.  Please plan to attend as we will have a guest speaker to review the possibility of solar here at MSUMC.  Your support, questions, comments and attendance is greatly appreciated.

Please RSVP to Kent Swanson if you plan on attending so we can coordinate food for all.

Register for Golf Tournament as a player/foursome
Golf Tournament Sponsor Form

Register now for Safer Sanctuaries

Online training

While we have a safe sanctuary policy in place, this new information will help you to expand your understanding of how to keep everyone safe in a new era – both digital and in person.  You can attend any one of the following sessions, even if it is not being held for our district:

May 4   Granite District 9 am to noon
May 6   Many Waters District 5-9 pm (includes breaks)
May 7   Seacoast District 6-9 pm
May 8   Green Mountain District 6-9 pm
May 18 Commonwealth East District 1-4 pm
May 20 Commonwealth West District 6-9 pm

Register Here


Register Now for VBC

Lego church built by Jim Pyle

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Springtime Tea

St. James UMC, Merrimack, NH

May 11 at 2:00 PM

$12/per person

Reserve Tickets:  603-424-7459 OR email

2024 New England Annual Conference

Annual Conference Registration is Open
Early bird registration deadline is May 1. Registration closes May 22.

When:  Thursday, June 20, 2024 to Saturday, June 22, 2024

Where:  Hybrid /

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston North Shore
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923

Register Here

Third Act Faith's next General Meeting, on Tuesday, May 7 at8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT, will feature a panel of religious leaders discussing"The Sacred Right to Vote."

TAF member Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, who has written two essays onthe importance of this year's elections, will be joined by Rev. Carol L Devine,Rabbi Stephanie Kolin and Mubarak Elamin.

Register Now Here
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Mon - Weds - Thurs - Fri from 9:00 - 2:00

Closed on Tuesdays.

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