Interim Director of Lifespan Religious Education

Greater Nashua

Nashua has evolved from an early 19th century New England manufacturing village to the center of a thriving region of 175,000 with a city population of 89,000. It is the second largest city in Northern New England, and the largest of the 13 communities that make up the Merrimack Valley, which extends from the southern border with Massachusetts northward to Manchester, the largest city in New Hampshire. The region is centrally located an hour north of Boston, under 30 minutes to the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, about an hour to Atlantic beaches, and 90 minutes to hiking and skiing in the White Mountains.

Church Located in Downtown Nashua

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua is located at the corner of Lowell and Canal Streets in an urban neighborhood about two blocks off the Main Street in the downtown. The property is surrounded on three sides by working class neighborhoods, and faces the Nashua River behind Canal Street which features restaurants, a diner, a pub and a café within a short distance.

A Thriving Community

We very much value the small-town feel that this city has cultivated. The Great American Downtown, City Arts Nashua and other groups plan wonderful events throughout the year to bring people together – the Holiday Stroll in November, Taste of Downtown in June, outdoor “Dinner and a Movie” events throughout the summer, ArtWalk Nashua in the fall and so much more. We have a thriving arts community that includes theater groups and other performing arts, a revitalized mill on the river that now houses a number of artist studio and galleries, and our church’s own Simple Gift Coffee House which brings affordable, quality live music to our community.

Nashua is big enough to offer a well-developed infrastructure of city services, schools, doctors and hospitals. You’ll also find a wide choice of restaurants and shopping, with multiple options for entertainment, including musical performance and theater. Yet Nashua remains small enough to enable a sense of community — the annual Holiday Stroll is a good example — and individual connection.