Events Around the NH District

Special Announcement

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar has announced the appointment of Rev. Taesung Kang as District Superintendent of the NH District, effective July 1, 2017.  Read the full letter of announcement here.

We hold Rev. Kang and his family, our Interim District Superintendent Gwen Purushotham, as well as the church currently served by Rev. Kang and our District in our prayers during this time of transition.

The Bishop also announced the appointment of two other District Superintendents.  Read more here.


Celebrating the Genius and Courage of Martin Luther and the

500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Movement

Presented by Rev. Dr. Virginia Jones-Newton

Martin Luther Poster

Theologian Martin Luther (1483 - 1546) forever changed Christianity when he began the Protestant Reformation in 16th century Europe.

Rev. Dr. Virginia Jones-Newton, a retired UMC Elder living in Center Sandwich, NH, had the opportunity in 2014 to tour parts of Eastern Germany with the Road Scholar Program.  While she knew something about the Reformation Movement, she learned so much more about Martin Luther, his times and the social and educational reforms he made to assure the Protestant Reformation would continue for generations to come.

2017 is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Movement.  Rev. Jones-Newton has put together a wonderful slide show presentation of her travels and the fascinating stories she learned about Martin Luther and his life.  She is available to give this presentation at churches in NH and surrounding states and asks only for mileage and a modest fee.

Contact Rev. Dr. Virginia Jones-Newton today at or

603-284-6288 to make arrangements for her to come to your church.


2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for June 15 - 17, 2017, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.  Registration is now open, and the draft schedule is available.  The NH District Office has funds available for scholarships.  Please contact us before you register.


Thursdays Thru April 6, 2017 7pm

Lenten Study

First UMC, 961 Valley Street, Manchester, NH

Lenten Study Poster

 “The Gratitude Path”, by Kent Millard, is a 5 session study guide designed to help churches grow in generosity by focusing on gratitude for God’s blessings. It is a Christ-centered approach that promotes spiritual health for both donors and the church. Chapters conclude with questions for personal reflection and devotion.

The discussion will be led by Rev. Dr. David Abbott.  The cost is a $5 donation for the book.  To sign-up or for more information please contact the church office at 603-622-8863 or


Thursdays Thru April 6, 2017 Noon - 1pm

2017 Lenten Luncheons

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

You are invited to attend the 2017 Lenten Luncheon series sponsored by the Greater Concord Interfaith Council.  We will have a different speaker each week.  Tickets are $7 for each lunch and available at the door.  The proceeds will benefit the Friends of Forgotten Children, a local charity that assists families and individuals in Greater Concord with food, clothing, household goods, furniture, and holiday gifts.


March 23 - Rev. Carlos Jauhola-Straight, Minister of Spiritual Growth at South Congregational Church, UCC, (Concord, NH). 

March 30 - Jazz Sanctuary, a ministry of First Congregational Church (Concord, NH).

April 6 - Rev. Clement Kigugu, pastor of Over Comers Church, provides a spiritual home for refugees who have resettled in Concord, NH.  

For more information, contact Bow Mills UMC at 603-224-0884.


Fridays Thru April 7, 2017 11:30am - 1pm

Lenten Chowder Lunch

First UMC, 18 Main Street, Littleton, NH

Chowder Lunch Poster

Chowder Lunch Take-Out Menu

Enjoy fish or corn chowder, delicious sandwiches and mouthwatering homemade pie.  Delivery is available.

Financial help is always welcome too! If you aren’t able to come and would like to support the fundraiser, you may send your donation to First UMC.  We also have gift vouchers so someone else can have a meal. Offer a homeless person a chance for some nice warm chowder on a cold day! Vouchers are available in the church office, just $8 for chowder, sandwich and a piece of pie!


Saturday April 1, 2017 9am - noon

Rummage Sale

Contoocook UMC, 28 Maple Street, Contoocook, NH

White elephant, jewelry, clothing, shoes, books, toys and more!  Don't miss out!  White elephant and clothing items can be brought to the church the week before.  Bag sale starts at 11am.  Help is needed for sorting throughout the week, working the sale, cleanup at noon as well as trucks to deliver remaining items to final destinations. Contact the church if you have any questions, or 603-746-4894.


Saturday April 1, 2017 5pm & 5:45pm

Family Style Church Supper

Suncook UMC, 152 Main Street, Suncook, NH

Suncook Supper Poster

The menu will feature roast turkey and all the fixings including stuffing, potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce and homemade pies.  Seatings will be at 5pm and 5:45pm. Take out is available at 5:15pm.  The cost is only $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 through 12.  Children 5 and under eat free!  10% of the profits will be donated to a local charity. For more information, call 603-485-9707.


Saturday April 1, 2017 5pm & 5:45pm

Bean Supper

Union Hall, Route 125, South Tamworth, NH

Bean Suppers are back at the South Tamworth UMC - a tradition for over 75 years!  The cost is still $8 for adults, children much less!!  No reservations are required, but you may need to show up early!  If you have any questions, contact Pastor Nickerson at  


Saturday April 15, 2017 10am

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Please join us for Wesley’s Annual Easter Brunch Hanna Hall. Following the brunch there will be an Easter Egg Hunt. All are invited to attend!


Friday April 21, 2017 5:30pm - 8pm
Celebrate Jesus
First UMC, 961 Valley Street, Manchester, NH

Messy Church Poster

Please join us for an evening of fun for the whole family.  This month’s “Messy Church” will be full of activities, music, crafts, worship and includes dinner!  It is a free event for children and adults of all ages.  Let’s get messy together!  For more information, contact John Young or the church office at 603-622-8863 or

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 3pm

NH District UMW Spring Meeting

Lebanon UMC, 18 School Street, Lebanon, NH

“Spring Fling Tea”

We will enjoy breakfast goodies and opening worship in the Fellowship Hall led by our Spiritual Leader Ruthie Page. President Linda Theriault will lead us in some mixer games and then we will parade in our Easter Bonnets to the sanctuary to hear our Keynote Speaker Jeanne Childs, a chaplain at the Aging Resource Center in Lebanon, inspire us to find happiness and purpose as we age. Find more details in the Spring NHUMW Newsletter.  Please register by April 13, 2017.


Monday May 1, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Stewardship Update with Ken Sloane

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Ken Sloane Poster

“Mission Shares are changing our local and global neighborhoods in transforming ways.”

Laity and clergy are invited to this open conversation about stewardship, generosity and mission shares with Ken Sloane, the Director of Stewardship and Connectional Ministries at Discipleship Ministries for the United Methodist Church.

Ken has a great presentation on how Mission Shares are figured, how they are distributed, and the impact they have across the world and in the local church.  He is also very wise in the area of stewardship.  

Ken was here a few years ago and people were surprised at how empowering and engaging his information was.  One person, after hearing him talk, said they couldn’t believe how excited they were about mission shares!

There is no charge for this event, but please let us know you will attend for planning purposes. 

Contact the NH District Office to register or


Made possible through a partnership of United Methodist Communications,

the United Methodist Foundation, and the New England Annual Conference.


Saturday May 6, 2017 1pm - 4pm

NH District Transition Workshop

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

See the Conference Events Calendar for dates and locations of

Transition Workshops in other districts.


Saturday May 20, 2017 8:30am - 5pm

Facing the Mirror Together

American Legion Hall, 538 West Main Street, Hillsboro, NH

Facing the Mirror Poster

Facing the Mirror Registration Form

Come hear national speaker, author and pod-cast host Daphne Delay.  Sponsored by the Hillsboro UMC.

When you look in your mirror, do you like what you see? Or, are you like most people who avoid their mirror to mask the reminders of their mistakes, or the scars of their experiences. Even though trials are unavoidable, they don’t have to define us.

In her book, “Facing the Mirror:  Finding a Self to Live With”, author Daphne Delay shares the valuable lesson she learned in front of her own mirror and how she was able to teach it to her son a few years before a tragic car accident left him scarred from third-degree burns.

Daphne will discuss ways you can learn to see yourself as God sees you and also discover the truth about God. You will learn the truth about the lies and deception that have held you back and be taught how to live in the freedom that God intended you to have!

Seating is limited, so please register by May 1st.  Send your check for $20 ($25 after May 1st) to the Hillsboro UMC, PO Box 692, Hillsboro, NH 03244.  Contact Diana MacDonald if you have any questions at or 603-729-6327.


NH District Pre-Conference Briefings

Saturday June 3, 2017 1pm - 4pm

First UMC, 18 Main Street, Littleton, NH


Sunday June 4, 2017 1pm - 4pm

Tilton-Northfield UMC, 400 West Main Street, Tilton, NH

See the Conference Events Calendar for dates and locations of

Pre-Conference Briefings in other districts.



Save the dates for these upcoming events at Wanakee United Methodist Center in beautiful Meredith, NH.


Wanakee Work Days 9am - 3pm

Saturday May 6, 2017

Saturday June 3, 2017


Saturday June 24, 2017 9am - 3pm

Wanakee Expo Camp

Wanakee Open House


Wanakee Summer Camp

Online registration is now open for Summer Camp 2017.  Discounts apply through February and March.  See the Wanakee Summer Program Guide for more details.





The Year’s at the Spring

by Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

The year's at the spring,
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hill-side's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in his Heaven— 
All's right with the world!