~ You Say ~
The mission of the Benevolence ministry is to provide assistance, as we might be able and as funds are available, to any who find themselves with an urgent need on an immediate, short-term basis and/or until larger and more established charities can be brought in to provide aid should a situation prove to be long term.
Of course, such a ministry is only as effective as the resources at its disposal. So with that, available funds are always an ongoing concern. That is where YOU can help make a difference in this ministry at the NSUMC. Please consider making a donation from time to time to the NSUMC Benevolence Fund. A dollar here and a dollar there might be enough to help someone where there is no other immediate help available.
To make a donation of any amount to the Benevolence Fund, please donate via our Online eGiving portal located near the top of this page, see the NSUMC Lay Leader, Mark Johnson, the NSUMC Finance secretary, Tom Kinney, or drop an envelope into the collection basket with the words: "Benevolence Fund" written across it so our counters know where to direct it.
Please consider helping this new NSUMC ministry and let us all take part in fulfilling the directive of our Lord Jesus when He said:
"Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it (a kindness) to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’' (Matthew 25:40)
NSUMC Live Stream
Scheduled to go Live 9:00 a.m. Sunday, May 9, 2021!
To view live on the date noted above directly from YouTube, make live comments, read other's comments and interact live with the service, please click on the view window below.
To view a recorded version of the live stream up to a week after the live stream date, again, please click on the view window below!
~ Humble and Kind ~
~ Days of Elijah ~
Twila Paris lyrics
The NSUMC has recently instituted an Online Giving Portal where anyone may electronically make a gift or offering to the NSUMC via Credit Card or directly from a bank through a Checking Account or Savings Account. To make an electronic donation, for any purpose, Benevolence Ministry, Building Fund, Pledge offering or whatever, please click the secure link below and follow the prompts to make a one-time or reoccurring donation.
Thank you ever so much for your support!
Since we at the NSUMC have recently returned to live, in-person worship, please take a moment or two to view the video below produced by the First United Methodist Church of Covington, TN. The Pandemic Praise Team of the FUMCC wants all those returning to live worship services to remember 12 simple rules for a safe return to live worship. It is a cleverly constructed message based on the Christmas Carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Please give it your kind attention, and enjoy!
Things are always changing here on the NSUMC Website. Not everything changes frequently, but some things do. For instance, the weekly worship live-stream is available every Sunday morning with a recorded version available the week following. There is a new movie available on the Movies Page right now, and there is a new commentary on a comment that both John the Baptist and Jesus used to describe the temple authorities that can be accessed either here on the Home Page, or via the Archives Page along with other biblical/spiritual commentaries -- and with more to follow!
So, take a look around, check out the other pages of this site. You may find something interesting or even thought provoking. And, we would certainly love to hear from you! If you have any ideas, comments or suggestions, we want to hear them. So, if you have something to say or share, please head over to the Contact Us page and drop us a line or two. We truly hope you will.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
A Bit of...
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"You Brood of Vipers!"
When John the Baptist was in the wilderness baptizing with water in anticipation of the arrival of the long sought for Messiah of Israel, he was approached by some representatives from the temple authorities in Jerusalem. John addressed those agents as "You Brood of Vipers." An odd thing to say to such a group. Later on, Jesus also addresses the temple authorities as a "Brood of Vipers". Again, an odd thing.
Below is a link to a commentary on just what John and Jesus might have been implying when they turned the phrase, "You Brood of Vipers." Perhaps the commentary will shed a bit of light on that infamous statement. We hope you will take a moment or two, click on the link and see just what John and Jesus were attempting to reveal about...
Please be aware that the NSUMC no longer requests that all wishing to attend a NSUMC Worship Service preregister via the online sign-up application:
It is now felt that as the State of NH is becoming more open to social interaction and that more and more people are becoming fully vaccinated, that it is no longer needed for the NSUMC to control our worship space to such a degree that prior sign-ups were requested. However, suspending prior sign-ups is just one step in returning to normal pre-covid worship. It is still desired that all maintain covid mitigating protocols (mask wearing, hand cleaning, social distancing) until a time when it is determined such behaviors may also be suspended.
The NSUMC thanks all in advance for helping us maintain a safe and healthy worship space. And may we all come together frequently in the praise and worship of our Lord and God, Christ Jesus!