Events Around the NH District

2017 Annual Conference

The 2017 Annual Conference is scheduled for June 15 - 17, 2017, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.  Click the link periodically for updates.

You will not be able to register as a Lay Member to Annual Conference or an Equalization Member unless we have you coded in the database. The District Office gets this information from the Local Church Leadership Report.  Please make sure yours is current.

The NH District should send about three dozen Equalization Members to annual conference.  We especially need youth and young adults.  See the link for a complete description of the requirements.

Those who attend annual conference enjoy a variety of meaningful experiences from worship services including Ordination, special speakers and presentations, legislative sessions, and opportunities to meet others from around New England.  Speak with your pastor or lay member of conference, and then, contact the District Office.


Volunteer Opportunity

Concord, NH Cold Weather Shelter 2017

The Concord Cold Weather Shelter is now open through the end of March at St. Peter’s Activity Center, 135 North State Street.  The Friends Program is managing the day to day operations and Terry Blake is the volunteer coordinator. Volunteers are the critical part of this operation.  Please click Concord 2017 Winter Shelter for the online signup. You can sign up for recurring shifts or simply pick and choose the shifts that fit your availability. Once you sign up, the system will send e-mail reminders directly to you for your upcoming shifts.

On call volunteers are also needed to assist when there are coverage gaps or late volunteer cancellations. If you are willing to be on call, please email Jerry Madden at and indicate which shifts and day(s) of the week you are available.

If you would like to speak with someone concerning volunteering at the shelter, please call 603-228-7620.


Organist Needed

Church of the Good Shepherd in Newport, NH, is in need of a church organist, to start January 8, 2017.  Please contact the church at or (603) 863-4590.


Monday January 16, 2017 10am

Health Kit Assembly Party

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, 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.

Health kits are distributed to individuals around the world at times of disaster such as earthquakes, floods, and devastating hurricanes.  Each kit, packed in a gallon-sized zip lock bag, includes personal care items (towel, washcloth, soap, toothbrush, etc).

These health kits must be completely uniform.  If you wish to help by donating money, you enable us to purchase supplies to assemble the kits to conform to international shipping regulations.  Any amount is a help.   Donations clearly marked “Health Kit Supplies” can be mailed to Bow Mills UMC, 505 South St, Bow NH 03304. Please make checks payable to BMUMC and marked “Health Kits”.

For more info, call 603-224-0884 or 603-219-0921.  Come and be part of the fun!  Read more about UMCOR health kits and this event here.


Tuesday January 17, 2017 9:30am

Bow Mills UMW January Meeting

Bow Mills UMC, 505 South Street, Bow, NH

Do you love talking about the weather?  Then this event is for you!  Our speaker for this gathering is Kevin Skarupa, meteorologist from WMUR, who was seven years old during the Blizzard of ’78 when schools were closed for three days and his young mind wanted to know how this snowstorm happened and whether it could happen again, possibly leading him to his chosen career path!

Kevin will present “Storms that Changed New Hampshire,” a fascinating slide show about the blizzards, hurricanes and floods that have impacted our state.  Following Kevin’s presentation, UMW will have a brief meeting, our installation of officers and then our brown bag lunch.  Everyone is invited!


Friday January 20, 2017 5:30pm - 8pm

Jesus’ Winter Wonderland

First UMC, 961 Valley Street, Manchester, NH

January Messy Church Poster

You are invited to join us for this month’s Messy Church event.  We’ll have an evening of fun for the whole family full of activities, music, crafts, dinner and worship.  It is a FREE event for children and adults of all ages.  Let’s get messy together!  If you have any questions, please contact John Young, Family Ministry Coordinator, or the Church Office at 603-622-8863 or


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.  Please contact the NH District Office by January 11, 2017 to reserve your place at this life-changing experience.