Events Around the NH District


Please welcome our recently appointed NH District Director of Lay Servant Ministries - Cheryl Nolan from Milan UMC.  Cheryl is also the NH District Co-Lay Leader .  We appreciate your willingness to take on another position, Cheryl, and wish you well!


Bishop’s Day

Saturday October 28, 2017 3pm

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Bishop’s Day Poster

It’s time to register for Bishop’s Day on the NH District!  Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar is making his annual visits to the districts.  This is an opportunity to share a meal and have holy conversation about our hopes for the New England conference.  This year we plan to have a potluck meal.  Kindly bring a dish to share. The church will provide beverages and dessert.   Please let us know the dish you plan to bring so we can be sure we have an assortment.

RSVP to the NH District Office, or 603-225-3455 by October 20, 2017.



Free Items

The Wakefield, NH Historical Commission is trying to find a good home for a pulpit and matching communion table.  Please contact the chair of the commission, Pam Wiggin, at or by phone at 603-387-3698.


White Mountain Hub Update

Cleaning Buckets Roll In From Around the District

The outpouring of generosity from churches, organizations, and individuals has been heartwarming.  Material aid continues to fill the storage area of the White Mountain HUB located at the Plymouth UMC. We’re also excited to have Plymouth State University students volunteering as we verify each of the delivered kits.  To date we have 77 completed Cleaning Kits (plus 21 partials), and 2,046 completed Hygiene Kits!

Please remember that UMCOR has set specific requirements for each of its kits. Any non-conforming items that are turned in at the HUB are held aside to be donated to the Salem Economic Ministry in Maine or to local charitable organizations, and replacement items must be purchased or solicited. As we know you are intending for your giving to go directly to hurricane-affected areas, we invite you to refer to our brochure for handy shopping and gathering lists.

The White Mountain HUB continues to be open for drop-off or volunteering on Monday nights from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Saturday mornings from 9am - noon, and other times by appointment.  If anyone attending the NH District Resource Day with Graham Standish in Bow Mills on Saturday October 7 drops off UMCOR kits, we will make arrangements to pick them up.

White Mountain HUB Contact Info:

Site Manager, Pat Williams

Volunteer Coordinator, Melissa Furbish

HUB Phone: (603) 254-7337  


Facebook: White Mountain HUB



October 5 - 31, 2017, Annual Pumpkin Patch

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH, Pumpkin Patch Poster



The Kempters are in NH!

Wednesday October 18, 2017 7:00pm

(Pulled Pork Dinner at 5pm)

Durrell Memorial UMC, 2057 Main St., Bethlehem, NH


Monday October 23, 2017 7pm

Richmond Community UMC, 11 Fitzwilliam Rd, Richmond, NH

The Kempters are a multi-talented family of six bringing their own brand of vintage gospel music all the way from Slapout, Alabama.  They have crisscrossed this beautiful country sharing the Good News, and pray that the smiles on the outside will be a testimony to the joy on the inside. It is truly our joy to share the faith and hope we all have in Christ Jesus!


Friday October 20, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Old Fashioned Hymn Sing

S. Tamworth UMC, 8 Union Hall Rd, S. Tamworth, NH

You’re invited to join us and raise your voice in praise and song to the Lord.  We’ll sing together the old traditional hymns, accompanied by piano and organ with Kris Newcomb, Carol Nystedt and David Nystedt.  Fellowship and refreshments will follow.


Saturday October 21, 2017 9am - Noon

Keeping Our Children Safe

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South St., Bow, NH

This one-day workshop will be led by Nicole Petrin of the Merrimack County Advocacy Center, part of the Granite State Children’s Alliance.  It will include training in the supervision of children, youth, and vulnerable adults, and in the identification, recognizing and responding to signs of potential abuse or neglect, as well as guidelines for reporting abuse.  This workshop is free and open to anyone who is interested in attending and involved in the care and responsibility of children and youth in classrooms, camp settings, congregations, and retreats.  To register or for more information, call the church at (603) 224-0884.


Saturday October 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Roast Beef Supper

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

Roast Beef Supper Poster

Do you enjoy eating out?  Then join us for a Roast Beef Supper - no tax, no tip, and best of all, no dishes to do!  The menu includes roast beef au jus, mashed potatoes, green beans, Harvard beats, beverage and dessert.  The cost is only $12 per person, $10 for seniors 60+, and $5 for children under 12.  And don’t forget to stop by the UM Women’s baked goods table to purchase some treats to go!  For more information, contact the church at 603-647-7322.


Saturday October 21, 2017 5pm - 6:30pm

Harvest Supper

First UMC, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, NH

Harvest Supper Poster

Bean Hole Beans are back, along with corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes and homemade pies!  The cost is only $15 for Adults and $7 for kids under 12.  They sell out fast, so call now, 603-524-3289, to reserve your seat.


Friday & Saturday, October 27-28, 2017

Fall Rummage Sale & Flea Market

The Community House, 160 Main Street, Marlborough, NH

The Marlborough Federated Church is hosting their Fall Rummage Sale & Flea Market on Friday October 27th from 3pm - 6pm and Saturday October 28th from 9am - 1pm.  Everything will be half price on Saturday with $2 bags at noon.

Donations of good, clean clothes, toys, books and household items (no TV’s or computer components) will be accepted on Wednesday from 9am - 6pm and Thursday from 9am - 3pm.  Call Larry Robinson (603-876-4068) or the church office (603-876-3863) if you need something picked up.  Help is appreciated any time from Wednesday through Saturday.  Just come in and someone will put you to work!  Call JoAnn at 603-876-4068 if you have a question.


Friday November 3, 2017 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Church Audit Training

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Audit Training Flyer

Does your church struggle to get the required annual financial audit accomplished, or worry if it is done correctly?  This training will help you prepare for and complete an audit accurately and easily.  See the flyer for details or contact Bonnie Marden 978-846-1260 or Sandra Bonnette-Kim 978-604-043 if you have questions.


Saturday November 4, 2017 9am - 3pm

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 donation form.  Complete and keep this donation receipt form for your records.  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.


Saturday November 4, 2017 5pm - 7pm

All-You-Can-Eat Roast Beef Dinner

Church of the Good Shepherd, 11 Park Street, Newport, NH

Roast Beef Dinner Poster

After the yard sales, craft fairs or educational presentations, have dinner out with us!  Enjoy roast beef with homemade gravy, baked potatoes, butternut squash, cranberry relish, garden salad, dessert and more.  The cost is only $12 for adults, $6 for ages 5 - 12, and under 5 eat free.  Take-out is available after 5:15pm.  For more information, call Barbara at 603-863-4212.


Second Friday of Each Month

Next Friday November 10, 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 November 11, 2017 9am - 2pm

Christmas Fair

Sanbornville UMC, 173 Meadow Road, Sanbornville, NH

Christmas Fair Poster

Start your Christmas shopping early, we’ll have unique handmade crafts, homemade baked good and lots of special finds at Grandma’s Treasures.  Veteran’s get a free cupcake.


Saturday November 18, 2017 8:30am - 3:30pm

A Retreat for Women

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

Enriching Our Prayer Life

You are invited to join with the women of St. Paul’s UMC for a time of Spiritual Renewal.  Our day will be devoted to different aspects of prayer and how it enriches our relationship with God.  This retreat is designed for all women regardless of how you pray or how often you pray.  Please dress comfortably and bring your Bible, a pad of paper and a pen/pencil.

The cost of the retreat is $30 for the day (checks payable to St. Paul’s UMC), this includes lunch.  Space is limited to 24 women.  To register, contact Caroline Wiggin at or 603-361-7451 or call the church at 603-647-7322.  Sorry, there is no child care, however two scholarships are available, ask Caroline.