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2022 Church Calendar:
The Life of the Church
Summer Study Series
After our very successful Lenten Study series, Steve will be leading another series of summer educational gatherings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm in the Parish Hall beginning on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The series will also be available on zoom – links are emailed out via eblast each week. Using scripture and story we will explore the vision and spirit of congregationalism and being a part of the United Church of Christ! Does this matter to our future? It does!!
Steve’s Installation Progress Report
A Service of Installation, a UCC gathering to confirm and celebrate a new pastor, is being planned for early fall to welcome and honor Steve’s new ministry in our midst. Steve is meeting with the Southwest Association Committee on Ministry in May. They will review our request and Steve’s credentials and set the date for a community wide celebration. Stay tuned for more details later in the summer.
The Horton Center is our UCC church camp located on Pine Mountain in Gorham, New Hampshire. The mission of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ Outdoor Ministries is to invite all God’s children to experience Christian community in the natural world. Steve has volunteered to be a camp counselor this summer. He is excited to experience the youth of our conference in this beautiful place and to bring that spirit back to our church family!
Let’s Welcome the Scouts!
The Trustees and Executive Circle have approved a request from Josh Levesque, the Scout Master of Jaffrey’s Troop 33 of the Scouts of America, to make First Church their home base. Regular meetings are held on Monday from 6-9 pm, with roughly 25 people (10 adults, 15 scouts) present. They will have space for meetings and storage in the lower level of the Parish Hall in areas that currently are not used by the church. The group may also use the Parish Hall and the Sanctuary for meetings and special ceremonies. This will be a one-year trial period by mutual agreement.
In return the Scouts will help with projects like the Fair and seasonal inside and outside cleanups. The trustees and other leaders unanimously agreed with Pastor Steve that this win-win partnership will nurture the church’s connections to local families.
Mark The Dates
|THE FAIR takes place this year on
August 3, 2022