Events Around the NH District

Lay Servant Courses

Saturdays August 12 & August 26, 2017 9am - 2pm

Two Advanced Lay Servant Courses

Tilton-Northfield UMC, 400 W. Main Street, Tilton, NH

 

Bible Telling Workshop, led by Lauretta Phillips

Bible Telling Workshop Registration Form

The ancient art of storytelling and telling Bible stories is the focus of this course. We will learn to cherish the awesomeness of God as He reveals Himself in His own tales.  We will define Bible Telling and discuss how to be successful at it as we guide participants through various methods for learning a Bible story.

This training will equip you to tell Bible stories for Sunday School and Church as well as learn to tell sacred stories to audiences of all ages in different venues. You will also learn what makes a good story, discover your own style as a storyteller and study the techniques of effective storytelling.

By the end of the course you will be able to share at least one Biblical story by heart. You will have shared at least one story in small group sessions and to the whole group. You will learn to find stories in scripture that fit the need of the message you wish to convey and how to tell these stories without memorization and still hold true to the text.

The cost for the Bible Storytelling class is $45 and includes a book and lunch.  Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited to 16 people so please register early.  If you have any questions or need more information, contact Lauretta Phillips lphillipstale@comcast.net.  Please return the registration form as soon as possible or email Lauretta directly to register.

 

Leading in Prayer, led by Rev. Pam Maden

Leading in Prayer Registration Form

This course will strengthen your ability to lead prayer wherever you are asked to serve.  In this course you will prepare Prayers of Praise, Thanksgiving, collects, confessions, pastoral prayers, intercessions and laments.  As part of a group you will prepare and conduct a worship service and craft many different prayers. 

Prayer is a vital part of any worship experience and your leadership needs to be bold, filled with authority and grounded in belief. This is not a lecture course, it is a hands on experience.  This course is good for those who have never crafted a prayer and for those for whom prayer is established discipline. If you sign up quickly, I will get you the book “Let the Whole Church Say Amen” so you can get started in crafting prayers.

The cost for Leading in Prayer is $25 which includes a book and lunch.  If you have any questions or need more information, contact Pam Maden at canam3@aol.com.  Please return the registration form as soon as possible.

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For Rent

Moultonborough UMC Parsonage

129 Blake Road, Moultonborough, NH

MUMC would like to offer their parsonage for rent to a retired clergy person, a youth leader, or someone else in the ministry who would both take care of the property and continue to qualify them for tax exemption.  This could include someone in the ministry of a denomination other than UMC.  For more information, please contact the pastor, Rev. Robert K. Schneider, at 603-915-1047.

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White Mountain UMCOR HUB

Plymouth UMC is excited to announce they recently joined the Mission Central network of relief supply depots by establishing the White Mountain HUB, which serves as a gathering place to connect resources with human need.  By making kits for UMCOR, they'll replenish the material aid our disaster relief depot has used to meets the needs of people affected by unplanned challenges.

To learn more about how you or your organization can be part of this hands-on ministry, contact the HUB at thewhitemountainhub@gmail.com.

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Help Wanted

NH Council of Churches (NHCC)

Executive Director

The NHCC is seeking an Executive Director (ED) who will work closely with the NHCC Board of Directors to develop a continuing vision of the organization and expand the Council’s role in the State. The ED is integral to implementing a strategic plan to bring new energy and life to the work of the Council – increasing a spirit of unity and ecumenism within the member judicatories and local churches. The position is based in Pembroke, NH, but requires travel throughout the State, including attendance at some evening and weekend events. This is currently a part-time position, but the Board is open to negotiating the possibility of making it a full-time position.  See the full job description and how to apply here.

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Volunteers Needed

Friends of Forgotten Children

224 Bog Road

Concord, NH 03303

Can you spare a few hours to help out?  Is your teen looking for community service opportunities?  The Friends of Forgotten Children is looking for volunteers.  Check out all the opportunities here.  If you are willing and able to volunteer your time, please email them at volunteers@fofcnh.org, call Linda Abbott, the Volunteer Coordinator, at 603-753-4801 or use the information request form.

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Summer Sermon Series and Book Study

“If the Church Were Christian”

by Phillip Gulley

Summer Book Study Poster

Wesley UMC and Bow Mills UMC invite you to join us this summer as we explore the book, “If the Church Were Christian” by Phillip Gulley.   Each Sunday during worship the sermon will flow from one of the ten chapters of this book, followed by a discussion of the book and the sermon.

The first five Thursday book study sessions will be at Wesley UMC beginning June 29 to July 27 from 7pm - 8:30m. The last five Thursday book study sessions will be at Bow Mills UMC beginning August 3 to August 31 from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Arrangements have been made with Gibson’s Bookstore to have copies of the book available for purchase. You can also find it for Kindle through Amazon.   All are welcome to join us!   Further info contact Wesley UMC at 603-224-7413 or Bow Mills UMC at 603-228-1154.  

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Mission Opportunities

October 28 - November 5, 2017

Guatemala Grace

Guatemala Trip Poster

Rev. Sharon Lovejoy, pastor of Brunswick UMC, Brunswick, ME, and Rev. Mike Davis, a retired Elder living in Wells, ME, will be leading this mission trip to Guatemala.  You don’t need any experience or special gifts to be on this team.  There is work for everyone.   We will be working on facilities for Salud y Paz used to provide medical care and education. We will have work for persons of all skill levels.  It is truly a transforming experience.  The total cost is $2,000.00 per person, which includes airfare, room, food, transportation in country, interpreters, etc.  You can read the travel log from previous teams, get more information, or find an application on our website, Guatemala Grace.

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Events

Saturday July 29, 2017 5:30pm - 7pm

Blueberry Supper

Asbury UMC, 504 Route 63, Chesterfield, NH

We continue our long tradition of church suppers with the ever popular Blueberry Supper!  Those who choose to attend will be treated to generous helpings of ham and baked beans, potato and pasta salads, coleslaw, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth rolls, and an eye-popping selection of homemade blueberry desserts. The buffet-style dinner is served in the Town Hall and seating is limited. The cost is only $10 for adults and $6 for children.  This is good, clean, old-fashioned Saturday evening fun, and we even do the dishes!  We hope to see you there.

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Beginning Saturday Aug 5, 2017 8am - 4pm

North Country Recovery Coach Training

N. Haverhill UMC, 2900 Dartmouth College Hwy, N. Haverhill, NH

  Recovery Coach Training Poster

See the poster for details.

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Saturday August 12, 2017 9am - 3pm

Old Fashioned Church Fair

Alexandria UMC, Washburn Road, Alexandria, NH

Church Fair Poster

There’ll be lots to do and see at our Old Fashioned Church Fair!  Browse the bake sale, flea market and vendors, listen to live music, take a pony ride and much more!  We’ll even have a silent auction featuring gift certificates from local vendors.  See you there!

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Saturday August 19, 2017 9am - 1pm

Community Yard Sale

First UMC, 18 Wesley Way, Gilford, NH

The Missions Committee of First UMC is hosting a Community Yard Sale rain or shine to provide funds for the church’s many mission projects.  Inside space with tables provided is available for $20.  Inside tables may be set up the day before.  Outside space, about 8’ x 10’, is available for $10 with nothing brought to the church beforehand.  Please reserve your space by August 14th.

Donations for the church tables are welcome through August 13th.  This should be typical yard sale items - no clothing or shoes, electronics, items needing repair or soiled items will be accepted.  There will also be a bake sale and refreshments will be available.  For more information or to reserve a space, please contact the church office at 603-524-3289 or office@nhlakesumchurch.org.

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Saturday August 19, 2017

Registration Start at 7am, Race at 9am

5th Annual Wanakee Wilderness 5K

Wanakee, 75 Upper New Hampton Road, Meredith, NH

Wanakee 5K Poster

Grab your running shoes and head to Wanakee - it’s time for the 5th Annual Wanakee Wilderness 5K!  The cross country course begins at the Farmhouse, then transitions to dirt paths and hiking trails that traverse the hills and fields around Wanakee, ending back in main camp. This is a hilly course that climbs over 300 feet in elevation, be sure to look around and enjoy the beautiful views!

The registration fee is $25 for all participants who register from June 1 until August 18. Race day registration will be $30. The first 150 registrants will receive an exclusive race t-shirt. All fitness levels are welcome. this event is designed for the whole family to enjoy! Register online or by downloading a registration form.

In addition to the 5K, the day’s events will include music, family fun, hiking, games, swimming and canoeing at our waterfront (with certified lifeguards on duty), a silent auction, and our Annual Homecoming Chicken BBQ (starting at 11:30am). The cost of the BBQ is $10 Adults/$5 for 12 and under/FREE for children five and under.  Proceeds from this event go toward our facility major improvements projects and camp scholarships.

All race participants and supporters are invited to join us for the awards ceremony immediately following the finish of the race and Wanakee’s Annual Homecoming BBQ.  Wanakee Wilderness 5K is a USATF sanctioned event and part of the 2017 Meredith Harvest 4-Way Race Series - 4 Races, 4 Months, 4 Good Causes.  We’ll see you there - rain or shine!

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Saturday August 26, 2017 9am - 2pm

Church Yard Sale

South Tamworth UMC, 8 Union Hall Road, S. Tamworth, NH

Join us on the “green” for our Church Yard Sale fundraiser.  Proceeds will benefit the Union Hall Association and the Dan Schall Student Scholarship fund.  Donations are welcome, please bring your clean, usable, interesting and crafty items to the church starting August 20th.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept electronics such as TV’s or VCR’s, tires or batteries that are ready for recycling.  Items can be picked up with advanced notice.  For more information, call Bev at 603-323-7048 or 603- 651-7662 or Pastor Murray at 603-651-8922.

 

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Saturday September 9, 2017 3pm

NH District Superintendent Installation

Plymouth UMC, 334 Fairgrounds Road, Plymouth, NH

Please join us for the Installation Service of Rev. Taesung Kang
as the New Hampshire District Superintendent. 

We will show Taesung and his family a warm New Hampshire welcome
and praise God for the gifts they bring to the mission and ministry of the NH District

as we continue our journey together. 

RSVP to nhdistrict@neumc.org so we will know how many to plan for.

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Save the Dates!

Saturday October 7, 2017 9am - 3pm

NH District Resource Day

with Graham Standish

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

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Saturday October 28, 2017 1pm - 4pm

Bishop’s Day in the NH District

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

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