The following locations are collecting supplies and items with which to provide some relief for many victims of the Merrimack Valley gas disaster experienced during the second week of September. To help, please contact:
Kathryn's Confections at:
154 Main St., Salem
Boys and Girls Club at:
3 Geremonty Dr., Salem
400 Broadway, Methuen, MA.
We have recently come across some interesting history of the North Salem United Methodist Church. To check out some milestone dates and a list of past and present pastors...
Sep 19, 2018
SINGING OUR HYMNS
Over the years I have been fascinated by the background of some hymns. One is the beloved: What a Friend We Have in Jesus.
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Ev’rything to God in prayer!
This beloved hymn was written by Joseph Scriven who within a few days of his marriage, was stricken by grief. His sweetheart, whom he deeply loved, was accidentally drowned. Anguish and despair usurped his previous joy. He wrote this hymn as he struggled with the blackness of the night out of which it was written. It took the night to make this song.
See Below for New Fall Meeting Times For
Grand Sweep Bible Study
SEPTEMBER 10 WEEKS 15 AND 16(UP TO IN BIBLE 1 Kings 11 AND Psalm 66)
SEPTEMBER 17 WEEK 17 (2 Kings 5 AND TO Psalm 73)
OCTOBER 1 WEEKS 18,19 (I Chronicles 18 AND TO Psalm 81)
OCTOBER 15 WEEKS 20, 21 (2 Chronicles 28 AND TO Psalm 88)
NOVEMBER 5 WEEKS 22,23,24 (Job 18 and to Psalm 98)
NOVEMBER 12 WEEK 25 (Job 41 and to Psalm 99)
NOVEMBER 26 WEEKS 26,27 (Isaiah 19 and to Psalm 104)
The Saturday 9:00 a.m NSUMC Adult Bible study is off for Summer Break.
Sessions will resume in September.
(Date to be Announced)
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"One Exceptional Man!"
Recently our very own Wally Stickney received two well deserved honors. One was a Commendation from the Governor of New Hampshire, Christopher Sununu, and the Executive Council citing Wally's many accomplishments over thirty years of civil service, both at the State and National levels.
Wally also received the 2018 Sununu-Roy Public Service Legacy Award for his years of service to the Republican Party, the Town of Salem, the State of New Hampshire and to the United State of America, itself.
I am sure all of us at the NSUMC know of Wally's many good works and of his endlessly kind, loving and gentlemanly approach to all. Wally has been and still is a blessing to his community and to our church. Let us all unceasingly pray for Wally and his beloved friendship to the church and to all that know him. May God continuously bless Wally in the Power and Love of His Holy Spirit!
...but do you know about God's Week, God's seven day/seven thousand year Week? Consider what Peter wrote in his letter: 2 Peter, Chapter 3:3-4,8-9
"...scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, 'Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.' "
"But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness..."
To read a series of essays on this fundamental and important doctrine of God's biblical 7000 year plan for mankind...