Events Around the NH District

2016 NH District Church Conference Information


October 4 - 31, 2016

12th Annual Pumpkin Patch

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South St, Bow, NH

It's time once again for our annual celebration of your favorite gourd, the pumpkin!  With over 1000 to choose from, it’s quite a sight to see!  Stop by to take pictures and/or select that special one made just for you.

Hours are:

Saturdays 10am – 6pm

Sundays noon - 6 pm

Monday - Friday 3pm - 6pm

We still need people to help sell pumpkins.  Sign up for a shift here.

All proceeds go to support local food banks, Friends of Forgotten Children and church missions.  For more information contact the church at our website, 603-224-0884 or Susan at 603-224-5457. 


Friday October 28, 2016 6pm

Saturday October 29, 2016 Noon and 5pm

Murder - Mystery Dinner

Bow Mills UMC, 202 South St, Concord, NH

Religious leaders gather from around the world to bid for Dr. Stanley Rollingstone’s startling discovery of a Fifth Gospel which will change Christianity as we know it.  Come and see if you can solve the mystery of “who done it” before anyone else as we present a very exciting murder mystery - “The Fifth Gospel.”  Tickets, which include dinner, are $20 and may be reserved by calling Sharon Stewart at 603-623-3544 or by email at Reservation deadline is October 24th.


Friday October 28, 2016 3pm - 7pm

Saturday October 29, 2016 9am - 1pm

Fall Rummage Sale & Flea Market

Federated Church of Marlborough, 16 Pleasant St, Marlborough, NH

There will be lots of hidden treasures at our Fall Rummage Sale & Flea Market, held at the Community House.  Everything will be half price on Saturday with $2 bags at noon.  We will be open on Wed. October 26th from 9am - 6pm and Thursday October 27th from 9am - 3pm for donations of good clean clothes, toys, books and household items (no TV’s or computer components, please).  If you need something picked up, just call Larry at 603-876-4068 or the church office at 603-876-3863.  Any help will be appreciated on Wednesday and Thursday or clean up on Saturday at 1pm.  Call JoAnn at 603-876-4068 if you have questions.



Saturday October 29, 2016 9am - 4:30pm

Early Response Team (ERT) Training

Lake Sunapee UMC, 9 Lower Main St, Sunapee, NH

It’s hurricane season and winter storms will soon be upon us – are you ready to help your community or others in the event of a disaster? Those with training in the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)’s Early Response Team (ERT) process are a valuable community resource and you could be one of them! This training that will prepare ERTs to help.

Online registration and more information available here.


Sunday October 30, 2016 5pm - 8pm

Trunk or Treat

Moultonborough UMC, 1018 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH

Bring the kids to a safe trick or treat environment in our large parking lot.  We're grilling hot dogs and serving warm beverages.  Hot dogs, candy and fun or all!


Wednesday November 2, 2016 7pm - 8pm

“Adult Depression”

St. Paul’s UMC, 335 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104

Presenter: Dr. Ara Heghinian

Free and open to the public.  Please phone to register so that materials can be adequately supplied, 603-647-7322 or


Saturday November 5, 2016 9am - 2pm

Annual Snowman Craft Fair

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South St, Concord, NH

Snowman Poster

Enjoy the fun of Christmas shopping!  Rooms filled with holiday crafts, handmade items to wear or for your home, over 80 themed gift baskets and gifts for pet owners.  Satisfy your “sweet tooth” with our famous Cookie Walk and cookie decorating table and stop at our Bakery Table to check out our homemade pies, candies, baked goods and much more.  Bid on Silent Auction items, check our jewelry table and “The Christmas Elf Room” where kids can make their own ornaments.  Breakfast refreshments from 9am - 10:30am.  Lunch from 11am - 1pm.

Your help and donations of bakery goods make this event a success, so please consider baking.  Contact Rita Blackadar at 603-219-0921 for details about the bake table.   Any questions about the fair, please contact Joan Day, 603-228-1154.


Saturday November 5, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm

Enriching Our Prayer Life: A Retreat for Women

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

St. Paul’s Retreat Bulletin Insert

You are invited to join 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. Lunch is included. See the bulletin above for the details.  To register, contact Caroline Wiggin at 603-361-7451 or


Saturday November 5, 2016 5pm - 7pm

Roast Beef Dinner

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

Roast Beef Dinner Poster

A hot meal on a cold day - who could ask for more?  The menu includes roast beef with homemade grave, baked potatoes, butternut squash, cranberry relish, garden salad, dessert and beverage.  The cost is only $12 per person, $5 for ages 5 - 12 and free for children under age 5.  Take out is available and the church is handicap accessible.  For more information, contact Barbara t 603-863-4212.


Sunday November 6, 2016 4pm

Interfaith Community Choir

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Interfair Choir Poster

The Concord Light Opera Company (CLOC) presents the Interfaith Community Choir, a gathering of local faith community choirs joining in song for the benefit of the Family Promise Program of Greater Concord.  Each choir will present individual selections, concluding with all of the choirs singing together!  The mission of Family Promise is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit Family Promise. Plan to attend to hear the choirs from throughout the Greater Concord Interfaith area sing in support of Family Promise!


Saturday November 12, 2016 9am - 2pm

Holiday Bazaar

Plymouth UMC, 334 Fairgrounds Rd, Plymouth, NH

Holiday Bazaar Poster

Plymouth UMC is hosting their 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar.  This bazaar is held on both floors of the church, and features the Women's Fellowship COOKIE WALK, many vendors selling hand crafts, local non-profits showcasing their work, exhibitors, and a lunch café.  There is plenty of parking and the church is handicap accessible. For more information, contact Diane Tiffany at 603-536-2822.


Wednesday November 15, 2016 6:30pm - 8pm

“Stewardship of Life and Death”

St. Paul’s UMC, 335 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104

Presenters: Denis Metivier, Lambert Funeral Home and Rev. Amy Alletzhauser, Pastor St. Paul’s

Learn what information is needed for the funeral home and a Celebration of Life.  Prepare now and save your family the heartache at your time of death.

Please phone to register so that materials can be adequately supplied, 603-647-7322 or


Saturday December 3, 2016 9am – 12pm

Bishop’s Day in the NH District

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South St, Concord, NH

Bishop’s Day Poster

Please plan to join us for this visit from Bishop Devadhar.  The Bishop will meet with clergy and laity from 9am - 11am, and then with the NH District Superintendency Committee from 11am to noon.  Refreshments will be provided.  There is no cost for this event, however we request that you RSVP to the District Office if you plan to attend.