Events Around the NH District


Saturday September 30, 2017 11am

Blessing of the Animals

Grantham UMC, 418 Route 10 South, Grantham NH

Blessing of the Animals Poster

Bring your pets to the church to be blessed. We will have a short pet-friendly gathering and Pastor Cheryl will offer a blessing for each pet along with treats.  If your pet prefers not to come out, you may bring a photograph.  If a beloved pet has recently passed you may offer their name for the memorial prayer we will share. 

The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated on October 4th each year. St. Francis was born in the 12th century and is the patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a great time for pets to be “blessed”.  For more information, contact the church at


Saturday September 30, 2017 9am - 3pm

NH District UMW Fall Meeting

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Please join us for “Homelessness is No Laughing Matter”, the theme of our 2017 Fall Meeting.  Pastor Lena Mark from Peterborough UMC and a representative from Family Promise of Greater Concord will be our guest Speakers.  For more information and registration information, see the NHD UMW Fall 2017 Newsletter.

NEUMC UMW Aug 2017 Newsletter


October 5 - 31, 2017

Annual Pumpkin Patch

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

Pumpkin Patch Poster

Plans are under way for the 13th year of our annual Pumpkin Patch with 1,000 pumpkins covering our front lawn.  Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes … for all your needs!  Bring your family, neighbors and friends … take pictures! Proceeds from the pumpkin sales will go to support Friends of Forgotten Children, NH Food Bank and Disaster Relief.

Pumpkin Patch hours are Monday thru Friday from 2pm to 6pm, Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from noon to 5pm.

See you in the Patch!


Saturday October 7, 2017 9am - 3pm

NH District Resource Day

with Graham Standish

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

Graham Standish Poster

Creating a Spiritually Healthy Church

What exactly is a blessed church? It is a vision, a glimpse of a spiritually healthy church uniquely grounded in a relationship with God that allows blessings to flow through it.  A church with a vibrant sense of faith, hope, and love that embraces the sacred and is not afraid to serve God in its own way.

This workshop, based on Graham’s best-selling book, Becoming a Blessed Church, will help you become a spiritually deep congregation, one that is inwardly and outwardly healthy:  spiritually, psychologically, physically and relationally.

$12 per person includes meals

(payable at the door, scholarships available)

Group discount $10 per person (5 or more)


Please register by September 29, 2017

Contact the NH District Office at

603-225-3455 or



Second Friday of Each Month

Beginning Friday October 13, 2017 6pm - 9pm

Kids Night In - What an Adventure!

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

Parents, are you looking to enjoy some alone time?  Bow Mills UMC invites children and youth (K to 12th grade) to Kids Night in – What an Adventure!   Children and youth can stay for one hour, or two or three starting on October 13, 2017 from 6pm - 9pm continuing on the 2nd Friday of the month thru May 11, 2018.  All are welcome whether church participant or not.  There is no cost for this fun event.  Snacks will be provided along with games and other adventures.  To RSVP or for more information, contact the church at 603-224-0884 or


Saturday October 28, 2017

Bishop’s Day in the NH District

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Bishop's Day Poster

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar is making his annual visits to the districts!  These visits are an opportunity to share a meal and have holy conversation about our hopes for the New England conference.  All appointed pastors are expected to attend and are encouraged to bring at least five laity from each church.

This year we plan to have a potluck meal.  Kindly bring a dish to share, a main dish and salads are especially appreciated. The church will provide beverages and dessert.  Please tell the NH District Office the dish you plan to bring no later than October 20th so we can be sure we have an assortment.

Part of this time will be devoted to the Council of Bishops document Wonder, Love and Praise.  Please review this document prior to our gathering.  We will also be showing the introductory video from the Wonder Love and Praise study.  You can find all the videos in this series at the link.

The Anatomy of Peace by the Arbinger Institute is recommended by the Way Forward Commission.  Free video and study materials are available at the website.

2pm - 3pm    Bishop meets with the NH District Committee on Superintendency

3pm              Welcome and Worship with NH District Superintendent Taesung Kang

3:20pm         Teaching from Bishop Devadhar

                    Introduction to “Wonder, Love and Praise:  Sharing a Vision of the Church”

3:50pm         Discussion:  Gather feedback for the Way Forward Commission

5pm              Covered Dish Meal

RSVP to the NH District Office, by October 20, 2017


Saturday November 4, 2017 9am - 2pm

Yard Sale & Silent Auction

St. Paul’s UMC, 335 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH

There will be lots of treasurers at our “yard sale”, and don’t worry about the weather - it’s inside!  At the yard sale our Outreach Committee is conducting a silent auction with all proceeds going to Hope for NH Recovery.  Donations are welcome, please complete and return this form.  If you have any questions, please contact the church at 603-647-7322.


Saturday November 4, 2017 9am - 2pm

Annual Snowman Craft Fair

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH 

Snowman Craft Fair Poster

Bow Mills UMC invites you to come to our Snowman Craft Fair to enjoy the spirit of Christmas shopping.  Relax in the Tea Room either before or after you have enjoyed our fair. Enjoy new added menu items for the morning from 9am to 10:30am and lunch time, served from 11am - 1pm.

For your shopping pleasure, we will have rooms filled with holiday crafts, beautiful handmade items to wear or to use in your home, over 90 themed gift baskets, and special gifts for pet owners.  There will be delicious treats like homemade pies, candies, baked goods and much more at the Bakery Table, and our famous Cookie Walk will satisfy your sweet tooth. Bid on our Silent Auction items and plan to check out our jewelry table and The Christmas Elf Room for the kids.

Mark the date on your calendar – bring a friend, bring your family, and enjoy the day with us on November 4.