News from Community Organizations

News from Community Organizations2021-05-18T20:04:43-04:00
Chapel By the Lake

Sunday Services 10:00 a.m

Outdoors unless weather happens.
If you have questions contact
Pastor Bill 617-842-2370

Thanks to all who gave so generously over the last year with donations for the Community Kitchen and Hundred Nights Shelter

Sunday night Granite Lake
Men’s AA meeting
Meeting ID: 316 146 935
Password: 640569

Scouts from Nelson Troop and Pack 530 took time out on Easter Saturday to do a good turn for others. Armed with flyers and good cheer, the Scouts stood outside Price Chopper in Keene as part of a statewide Scouting for Food campaign. Shoppers were asked to donate a bag of canned goods to help feed the hungry, and and their generosity was outstanding!
The Scouts BSA troop took the 9 am to noon shift, and the Cub Scouts took the noon to 3 pm shift; between the two units, they collected 12 grocery carts worth of food, plus cash donations. The food and donations will be divided between the Nelson and Stoddard food pantries.
Learn about Pack 530

Silver Lake, and of course, Mt. Monadnock

Granite Lake

Nelson Congregational Church

Hybrid Sunday Service (9:30 a.m.) In person (masked and distanced, windows open) and Zoomed. Call Rev. Chris Owen, 603-847-3280, to be added to Zoom link list.

The Easter offering, supplemented with a matching donation, was given in its entirety to Hundred Nights Shelter – $1,510! Thank you everyone who contributed.

The Search Committee continues its work in preparation of finding our new minister. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful, dedicated committee.

The Food Pantry is open Sunday & Monday from 9-1
The following items are needed to replenish and may be left at the church when the pantry is open or contact Susan Peery 603-847-9550.
Toilet paper (preferably in small packages)
Laundry and cleaning supplies
Canned fruit
Canned beans and vegetables (but not corn or green beans – we have plenty)
Canned ham or beef (we have chicken and tuna in cans)
Baked beans
Jars of spaghetti sauce
Cake or brownie mixes
Cookies and snacks (preferably in small packages)

Town News
Town of Nelson Website

The Town Office has restricted access due to Covid. Please call the town admin (603-847-0047) or town clerk (603-847-9043) to discuss your needs and determine when you can come in.

Town Meeting and Elections were postponed from March, to the following schedule:

  • Annual Caucus to discuss the Budget will be held on Saturday June 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM on the Nelson Town Common
  • Tuesday July 13, 2021 Voting for Elections of Officers and Ballot Questions Polls will open at 11:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM Voting will take place in the Nelson Town Hall
  • The Business meeting will be held on Saturday July 17, 2021 at 10:00 AM on the Nelson Town Common under a tent.

Visit the town website for more information.

Center Pond ~ Emily Tucker

Granite Lake ~ Emily Tucker

Monadnock Folklore

The Monadnock Folklore Society announces two 2021 first quarter scholarship recipients.

May 4, 2021|

The Monadnock Folklore Society has been deeply affected by COVID-19. All contra dances and concerts have been canceled since mid-March 2020. MFS events fit into the category of “Super Spreader activities,” in that each typically involves individuals being physically close and either breathing with exertion or singing out loud.

MFS is hoping to hold a couple of outdoor concerts this summer.

Meanwhile, if you were around here in the early 1980’s you might enjoy reading (or re-reading) the newsletters which were published by MFS – monthly, spanning a little over two years. There’s coverage of (then) upcoming concerts with such luminaries as Malcolm Dalglish and Grey Larsen, The Battlefield Band, George Winston and Alex Degrassi. Articles on a variety of folk / music topics, and some articles about Celtic culture from novelist Morgan Llwellyn. And if you weren’t part of this era, all the more reason to EXPLORE.


Agricultural Commission

Nelson’ Agricultural Commission is starting the year off vibrantly with an update of its Seed Saving program, in collaboration with the Olivia Rodham Memorial Library.

Read more details on the Ag Com page. 


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