Events Around the NH District

UMCOR Cleaning Buckets

First UMC, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, NH

Deadline Extended

In response to the recent events, the First UMC of Gilford is serving as a drop off site for the collection of disaster relief supplies to prepare UMCOR Cleaning Buckets.  The Mission Committee will provide 5-gallon buckets.  Click the link above for a list of items that are needed.

Items may be dropped off at the church.  The deadline for collection of the disaster relief supplies is 1pm on December 18th.  The cleaning buckets will be filled and then brought or shipped to a larger receiving site maintained by UMCOR for distribution.  Please call 603-524-3289 with questions. We appreciate your efforts in teaming with us and UMCOR to assist people in need throughout the world.


Wednesday December 14, 2016 7pm

Blue Christmas Service

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Concord, NH

Blue Christmas Poster

Bow Mills UMC will be holding our Blue Christmas service again this year.   We understand there are folks for whom this Christmas will be a difficult one, either because they have had a death in the family, a loss or broken relationship or because of painful memories of Christmases past.  Please join us for a time of special music, scripture, silent reflection and healing prayer.  Light refreshments will be offered after the service.  For more information, call the church at 603-224-0884.


Friday December 16, 2016 5:30pm - 8pm

Jesus Birthday Bash

First UMC, 961 Valley Street, Manchester, NH

December “Messy Church” Poster

At “Messy Church” this month we will spend an evening together celebrating the birth of Jesus in a fun and exciting way. There will be food, music, crafts, activities, and - of course - Birthday Cake! This is a FREE event for children and adults of all ages. Bring a new friend to Messy Church!  For more information, contact John Young (Family Ministry Coordinator) or the Church Office at or 603-622-8863.


Saturday December 17, 2016 3pm

Annual Christmas Cantata

St. Paul’s UMC, 35 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH

Christmas Cantata Poster

Please join us for a celebration of the sounds and stories of Christmas.


Sunday December 18, 2016 7pm

2016 Holiday Concert

First UMC, 18 Main Street, Littleton

Please join us for Dennis Hartwell’s 2016 Holiday Concert.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16.  All proceeds to benefit the General Fund of First UMC, Littleton.  Contact Debbie Alberini at 603-444-5567 (church office) or 603-444-6052 (home).


Wednesday December 21, 2016 7pm

Blue Christmas Service

Sanbornville UMC, 173 Meadow Street, Sanbornville, NH

Some of us who have experienced loss find it difficult to share in the joy of the Christmas season.  Nights are usually the hardest and the winter solstice is the longest night of the year.  Please consider joining us for our Blue Christmas Service where you can acknowledge and recognize your pain in a safe place, surrounded by others who are experiencing similar feelings.   It will be a service of comfort where you can cry, laugh or meditate quietly.  Bring a picture of your loved one to display on the altar as we honor your feelings of loss so you can more fully celebrate the holidays. 


Monday January 17, 2017 Time TBD

Health Kit Assembly Party

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Concord, NH

In conjunction with the Martin Luther King Day of Service, BMUMC will host a health kit assembly party on Monday, January 16th.  This effort to produce 1000 kits is being spearheaded by John Blackadar.  Come and be part of the fun!  Read more about UMCOR health kits and this event here.


Save the Date!

Saturday January 21, 2017 9am - 4pm

NH District Resource Day


Rebekah Simon-Peter

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

Platinum Rule Flyer

The Platinum Rule for Thriving Congregations

"Treat others the way they want to be treated."  What a difference. The Platinum Rule accommodates the feelings of others.  The goal of The Platinum Rule is personal chemistry and productive relationships. You do not have to change your personality. You do not have to roll over and submit to others. You simply have to understand what drives people and recognize your options for dealing with them.

Your $15 registration fee includes with unlimited access to post-workshop learning and a notebook filled with useful information.

It is essential that you pre-register for this workshop so you can take the Everything DiSC Workplace profile prior to attending and so we have enough notebooks.  Space is limited, so please contact the NH District Office by January 11, 2017 to reserve your place at this life-changing experience.