We are the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, NH. We seek to provide an accepting community and spiritual haven in a changing world.

Are you looking for a religious home where everyone is welcome, which puts emphasis on personal responsibility rather than on sin and guilt, where your joys and concerns are shared, where your friendships are deepened?

Grow with us in the liberal religious tradition that respects ideas, values, diversity, and encourages the exploration of spirituality and life's meaning.

Sunday services are at 10:00am - come join us!

Upcoming (more on the calendar)

April 18

UUSeder, 6:00pm

April 20

Service: "Eastering, Take Two"

Spring Egg Hunt

Newsletter Deadline

Ferry Beach Weekend June 20-22

Sign up with the Ferry Beach Registration Form .

Congregational Survey

To support our search for a new minister, the Ministerial Search Committee surveyed the congregation at the end of September (2013). See the survey results.

Newsletter

The April 2014 Newsletter is available. Sign up for email delivery.

Weekly Announcements updated Thursday afternoons

ANNOUNCEMENTS April 20, 2014

The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held at 7:00 pm on either Thursday, June 5 or Thursday, June 12, 2014. Due to the possibility that we may be holding a Candidating Week in early June and the fact that we would like the Annual Meeting date not to fall within Candidating Week, the date is uncertain at this time. Please hold both dates in your calendar.

We need your pledge! The pledge deadline has come and gone, but we're still waiting to hear from many of you. We know it's a busy time of year, but we really need to finish the drive and get final numbers to the folks responsible for planning and budgeting next year. Please take a few minutes to fill out your pledge form and submit it to us ASAP. We would really, really appreciate it. Thanks!

Sing with the Choir on Easter Sunday. The Choir invites you to join us to sing the Hallelujah Chorus on Easter Sunday, April 20. Be part of the Greater Choir by joining us to rehearse at 9:00 AM on the 20th.

Anne-Marie House in Hudson is in need of volunteers. Anne Marie House provides transitional housing and a range of related services to families experiencing homelessness. If you want more information speak with Roy Goodman, or contact the volunteer coordinator, Tami McKay, at tami.mckay@annemariehouse.org

Fellowship Gallery News: During the month of April Loretta Hubley will display a selection of her artwork in the church gallery. There is wall space still available for the month of May. If anyone has an item or items that they feel will look good on the wall and wish to share these with the congregation please contact me, Bob Janules.

UU Hikers invite all interested people to join in group hike/walk on the 1st and 3rd Thursday mornings at 9:00am. Activities are also planned on the 4th Saturday of the month. Just show up except in bad weather (slight drizzle is not bad weather.) Please visit their website for further information: www.nhmountainhiking.com/uu/index.html Upcoming Hikes: April 26 (Saturday) Pawtuckaway Mountain, May 1 (Thursday) Beaver Brook in Hollis, May 15 (Thursday) Ponemah Bog

The UU Church of Nashua Young Adult Group meets every other Thursday (next meeting April 24th) from 6-8pm in the Youth Room. Please contact Monica Staples with any questions.

Introduction to Unitarian Universalism class will be held on Sunday, May 4 at 11:30 in room 6. This is a wonderful way to learn more about Unitarian Universalism if you are new to our religion or even new to our church. We will touch on the history of UU, the history of our church and talk about ways to get to know us better and get involved. A sign up sheet is at the Opportunity Table.

Reiki Drum Circle: Sunday, May 4, 6:00 in the Chapel. Please plan to arrive by 5:45 so we can close the circle and begin at 6:00pm. Bring your percussive instruments, wear comfortable clothing. All are welcome to attend. A suggested donation of $5-$10 as you are able.

Simple Gifts Coffee House Presents: Alastair Moock, May 17, 7:30pm here at our church. Alastair is one of the hottest new folk performers on the Boston scene and has been recently nominated for a Grammy Award. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 day of the show, $2 discount for seniors/students, children 13 and under $10.

Ferry Beach registration forms are now available at the Opportunity Table. Ferry Beach is a UU conference center located in Saco, ME the weekend of June 20-21. Our church has a long standing tradition of going up there for a weekend in June to kick off summer. All are invited to attend. The cost is $60/per room per night and meals are additional ($47.50/adults age 13 & up, $29.50 kids 5-12, under 5 free). If you have any questions, please speak with Sherri Woolsey.

Community Dinners are held the 3rd Sunday of each month in our dining room. People are always needed to help out. Please visit SignUp Genius to sign up to help out.

Have you seen people wearing Orange Name tags? These are our returning visitors. Please take a moment to introduce yourself to them and welcome them back.

There is a standing volunteer opportunity for anyone who would like to show up on Sundays at 9:15 to help fold the Orders of Service. Just come to room 6 across from the church office over in the Religious Education/White Wing section.

CHURCH CALENDAR

Join the fun, fellowship and service

Sunday, April 20

10:00 Spring Gathering: Sanctuary/Auditorium

3:00 Community Dinner: Dining Room/Kitchen

6:30 Gail Donahue Covenant Group: Fellowship Room

Monday, April 21

6:30 White Wing Board: Room 6

Tuesday, April 22

7:00 DLRE Search Committee: Room 6

Wednesday, April 23

7:00 Buddhist Meditation: Auditorium/Youth Room

7:30 Choir: Chapel

Thursday, April 24

6:00 Young Adults: Youth Room

Saturday, April 26

9:00 DLRE Search Committee: Fellowship Room

5:00 RE Pizza/Games Night: Dining Room

Sunday, April 27

10:00 Worship and Childcare: Sanctuary

11:30 Intro to Small Group Ministry (SGM): Fellowship Room

11:30 Public Relations Committee: Room 6

Monday, April 28

7:00 Worship Associates: Room 6

7:30 Music Committee: Music Office

Wednesday, April 30

7:00 Buddhist Meditation: Auditorium/Youth Room

7:30 Choir: Chapel

Thursday, May 1

7:00 Transition Team: Fellowship Room

Sunday, May 4

8:30 Religious Education Committee: Room 7

10:00 Worship & Sunday School: Sanctuary/Classrooms

11:30 Social Justice Committee: Fellowship Room

11:30 Intro to UU: Room 6

3:00 SGM Team Meeting: Youth Room

3:00 Youth Group: Dining Room

6:00 Reiki Drum Circle: Chapel

6:00 Senior High Youth Group: Youth Room

Monday, May 5

1:00 Spiritual Development: Room 7

6:30 Barbara Spitz Covenant Group: Youth Room

Tuesday, May 6

7:15 Property Committee: Room 6

Wednesday, May 7

7:00 Buddhist Meditation: Auditorium/Youth Room

7:30 Choir: Chapel

Thursday, May 8

7:00 Young Adults: Youth Room

7:30 Pastoral Care: Room 6

Sunday, May 11

8:30 Covenant of Right Relationships: Fellowship Room

10:00 Worship/Sunday School: Sanctuary/Classrooms

6:00 Senior High Youth Group: Youth Room

6:00 Parents of Teens (PoT): Fellowship Room

Monday, May 12

7:00 Board of Trustees: Youth Room

7:00 Membership Team: Room 6

Wednesday, May 14

7:00 Buddhist Meditation: Auditorium/Youth Room

7:00 Jameson Gagne Covenant Group: Fellowship Room

7:30 Choir: Chapel

Friday, May 16

10:00 Jerry Ross Covenant Group: Fellowship Room

6:00 OWL Sleepover: Parish House

Saturday, May 17

7:30 Simple Gifts Coffee House Presents: Auditorium or Sanctuary