NH Council of Churches - Three Great Seminars

We are sending out this special edition of our newsletter to tell you about three events that the New Hampshire Council of Churches will be sponsoring in the months of February and March.  These are events you do not want to miss!

Immigration, the Church and the Bible
Friday - March 11 
"Immigration, the Church, and the Bible"
A day-long workshop for clergy and lay leaders 
Friday, March 11, 2011
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wesley United Methodist Church
114 Main St. Worcester, MA 
Presenter: Professor M. Daniel Carroll R., Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, Author of Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible
Cost of registration: $20 includes lunch and a copy of Strangers in the Land, the 6-week devotional guide on immigration from the editors of Sojourners based upon Carroll's book "Christians at the Border." Scholarships are available.
Why attend? You can help shift the conversation about immigration reform. We need to know what our Bible says about this contentious topic. We believe that local congregations can be centers of respectful, honest, biblically-grounded conversation about hard issues. Like most hard choices, there is no room for cheap grace; there is a path to costly discipleship. This workshop and the resources that follow can help.
A flyer with registration form is available here.  Please share this with your networks*. Send a team from your church. We encourage Pastor and lay leaders to come together. All participating congregations will be acknowledged in the workshop materials.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions- 603-224-1352 or email at info@nhchurches.orgWe look forward to seeing you in Worcester.


Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters
Friday - Saturday   March 18-19

Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters

A two day long workshop for clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals and CISM trained crisis responders.

Friday March 18 and Saturday March 19

8:30am -5:00pm

NH Council of Churches

140 Sheep Davis Rd.  Pembroke, NH 



Presenter: Bob Miller, D.Min.  Bob is an approved instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF).  He serves as Master Chaplain with the International Conference of Police Chaplains and as Crisis Response Chaplain with the American Association of Christian Counselors.  He is also a member of the American Association of Trauma Specialists. 


Cost of Registration:  $100.00 includes CEU's, workbooks, handouts and snacks.


This is an advanced level course to enhance your skills in providing effective emotional an spiritual care (ESC) to meet the disaster-related needs of first responders and individuals within disaster operations.  This course builds on the crisis intervention principles taught in the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) core courses to effectively integrate these principles within ESC teams for appropriate care throughout the disaster continuum from the immediate to long-term recovery process.


Suggested but not mandatory prerequisites:  Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support; Group Crisis Intervention; Pastoral Crisis intervention.


Click here to download registration materials.


This event is co-sponsored by the NH Council of Churches and New Life Church of the White Mountains.


Ministry to NH Military Families
Saturday February 26 
Ministry to NH Military Families

A Workshop offered at Prepared to Serve

2:15 - 3:45 


Pembroke Academy

Pembroke, NH



Welcome them home and help them heal! The NH National Guard currently has the largest deployment to the Middle East in history. Before and during deployment, community and church help is needed. After deployment, church outreach could save lives and marriages of our citizen soldiers.


  • Come and learn how you and your Faith Community can help.
  • Learn about the unique challenges military families face during deployment.
  • Learn about military culture so you can better assist military families.
  • Learn about existing support programs that need volunteers.


Presented by National Guard Chaplains and family members of deployed soldiers.


At Prepared to Serve - a training event for all church members in the N H Conference, UCC. 


Program material can be downloaded by clicking here. 


Ministry to NH Military Families Workshop will be from 2:15 to 3:45 PM.


Bring "Ministry to NH's Military Families" to your area or religious event. Contact the NH National Guard Chaplain, Cpt. Brent A. Boorsma, NHNG, Full-Time Support Chaplain, 603-227-1560, brent.boorsma@us.army.mil