Events Around the NH District

Summer Meetings with the DS

It is time once again to begin the preparation for pastor one-on-one meetings with the District Superintendent this summer.  Please review the Letter from the Interim DS discussing the new assessment format.

The 2017 NEAC Pastoral Conversation Form is due not later than two weeks before the pastor’s meeting with the DS, but we encourage you to complete and return this form as soon as you can.  Please keep in mind that Bishop Devadhar reads every one of these.  We will begin scheduling the one-on-one meetings when Taesung arrives on July 1st.

The 2017 NEAC Shared Ministry Assessment (formerly called the "Congregational and Pastoral Evaluation Form") is due back no later than two weeks before the pastor’s meeting with the DS, but we encourage you to submit it as soon as you can.  If your pastor is changing appointments this year, please submit the completed form to the DS by June 12, 2017.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the District Office.


Preachers’ Aid Society Job Opportunity

Director of Clergy Family Services - Southeast Region

The Director of Clergy Family Services reports to the Executive Director of the Preachers' Aid Society and serves under the direction of the Executive Director and the Director of Pastoral Care Ministries as the staff liaison to the Society's Pastoral Care Committee. The Director shall serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week). Work from home traveling across the Boston area, Cape Cod and Rhode Island to meet with clergy and their families.

The target start date is June 26, 2017.  Applications are due by May 15, 2017.  Read the full job description here


Saturday May 6, 2017 8:30am - 5pm


Sunday May 21, 2017 1pm - 3pm

Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Basic Course Registration Form

We will have five lessons with a nice break on Saturday when you will be asked to write your faith story.   Please think about your story and the way in which the information you receive from the course might add to it.  Session 5 asks you to move into the world to fulfill the Great Commission.  We hope you will share your faith story with someone else and receive some feedback.  The final session, entitled “Into the World” will be a reporting of how you used the information of the class in your daily life. 

Registration will open at 8am.  The cost of the class is $35 which will cover your book and the food that will sustain you through the program. Once we receive your registration we will mail a book to you.  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Pam Maden at 508-423-1454.


Annual Conference Promotion

Jewelry for Youth

For the past three years Prema Devadhar has led a promotion to sell new and gently used jewelry to benefit Imagine No Malaria at the Annual Conference.  We hope you had a chance to visit this display.  Due to the success of this endeavor, now that the INM promotion is done Prema would like to continue these jewelry sales with the proceeds benefiting youth and young adult ministry programs such as Taizé.

Please post this flier in your church and get the word out about this project.  If you would like to donate any jewelry, please send it to the District Office by June 1 and we will see that it gets to Prema.  Thank you so much for your support.


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.


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.


Monday April 24, 2017 11am

Health Presentation

Tilton-Northfield UMC, 440 W. Main Street, Tilton, NH

Health Presentation Poster

Please join us for two presentations on matters of health that might concern you.  Tobias of the Franklin VNA & Hospice will present “Living with Caregiver Strain”.  Wayne and Carissa from ServiceLink will present “Choices for Independence:  Tools to stay in the home you love”.  If you have any questions, please contact the church at 603-286-4443.


Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:30am

Community Luncheon

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

Backyard Birds

The Bow Mills United Methodist Women will host a Community Luncheon featuring Hilary Chapman, a Naturalist with the NH Audubon Society, who will speak about Backyard Birds and Why They Matter.   In this program, we will learn about the diversity of bird life in our backyard, how these winged treasures help us, and what you can do to help them and attract them to your yard.  Reservations are required by April 19th.   Please call 603-717-5141 or 603-228-1154.


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

Please contact the NH District Office to register.

See the Conference Events Calendar for dates and locations of

Transition Workshops in other districts.


Saturday May 6, 2017 8:30am - 2pm

Spring Rummage Sale

Hampton UMC, 525 Lafayette Road (Route 1), Hampton, NH

Come on down to our Spring rummage sale!  There will be spring and summer clothing, toys, books, games, furniture, shoes, small appliances, and household items for sale at very reasonable prices.  Get some great bargains and help the church support its mission projects in the community.  For more information, call the church at 603-926-2702, MWF from 9am - 3pm.


Wanakee Summer Camp

Online registration is now open for Summer Camp 2017.  See the Wanakee Summer Program Guide for more details.

Wanakee Work Days 9am - 3pm

Saturday May 6, 2017

Saturday June 3, 2017


Sunday May 7, 2017 11am

Service of Consecration

First UMC, 38 Summer Street, Claremont, NH

FUMC of Claremont has a new home, and we invite you to join us as we dedicate it to the glory of God and to the service of our community!  Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar will be leading us in worship that day, and afterwards everyone is welcome to stay for a cold luncheon.  Please RSVP to or 603-542-5783 if you plan to attend so we may plan seating and refreshments accordingly.  We look forward to sharing this special day with as many of our wider Christian family as possible!


Sunday May 7, 2017 2pm

Special Spring Concert

Hampton UMC, 525 Lafayette Road (Route 1), Hampton, NH

The Portsmouth Music and Arts Center presents the New Horizons Band in concert at the Hampton UMC.  The New Horizons Band is a community band that combines new and returning adult players who are reconnecting with the instrument of their youth. The performance will include a variety of marches, classical and popular band music.

The concert is free but donations to support Seacoast Family Promise and the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center community education program are welcome. PMAC is a 501(c) nonprofit organization serving the seacoast region providing music and art education for community members of all ages.


Sunday May 7, 2017 3pm

Granite State Ringers

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

Retrospective Poster

The Granite State Ringers present a Dance and Celebration, premiering “Retrospective” the commissioned work of Jason W. Krug in honor of their 10th anniversary.  Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased through the St. Paul’s office or at the door.


Tuesday May 16, 2017 6pm

43rd Annual Banquet

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

You are invited to join the Bow Mills United Methodist Women as they hold their 43rd Annual Mother, Daughter, Sisters and Friends Banquet.  We will begin with entertainment by the Bow Mills “Not So Ready for Prime Time” Players under the direction of Hugh Dykens.  “Relive” selected passages/stories from the Bible with a humorous and playful light.  Following the program, we will enjoy a roast pork dinner by Chef Ryan Smith and the men of the church.    The cost for this evening of food, fun and fellowship is only $8 for adults and $4 for children aged 6 to 12.  Children under 5 are free.  Plan to attend and enjoy a delightful time with our Bow Mills players and a delicious dinner.  Please call for reservations by May 7th, 603-717-5141 or 603-228-1154.


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

“The Bride of Christ, the Lamb’s Wife Dressed and On Fire”

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

Cheryl Grayson Poster

Grayson Registration Form

International speaker, author and pastor Cheryl Grayson’s preaching and teaching reaches people where they are, transcending cultural, generational and denominational boundaries.

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.

(Due to unforeseen circumstances Daphne Delay will not be able to join us, however, we are very excited to see how God will bless us using Cheryl with her unique style and ministry.)


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

Please contact the NH District Office to register.

See the Conference Events Calendar for dates and locations of

Pre-Conference Briefings in other districts.


  Wanakee Expo Camp & Open House

Saturday June 24, 2017 9am - 3pm

Wanakee Expo Camp

Wanakee Open House