NH Council of Churches - NH Religious News February 14, 2011

Three Great Workshops Sponsored by The NH Council of Churches


"Ministry to NH Military Families"
A workshop offered at Prepared to Serve
Saturday February 26
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Pembroke Academy
209 Academy Rd
Pembroke, NH


"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 

Immigration Workshop Registration 

"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
8:30 am to 5:30 pm 
NH Council of Churches
140 Sheep Davis Rd.
Pembroke, NH 
****Registration Deadline February 22****
Click here to read more about these workshops.
Web Resource for Military Ministry 

Military Ministry has spiritual resources for churches specifically for the pastoral care of members of the military and their families.  Resources include bibles, books and videos as well as ministry tools.  Click here for more information 

How to do Ecumenical and Inter-Religious Worship Well


Think MLK Day, Thanksgiving, Holocaust Remembrance Day, local celebrations and public memorials- how do you craft a worship service that includes a diversity of faith traditions in your celebration?  The New Hampshire Council of Churches will be sponsoring a workshop on ecumenical and inter-religious worship on November 4th, 2011, location TBA.

This workshop will be led by the world-renowned Rev. Dr. Christopher Duraisingh, Otis Charles Visiting Professor in Applied Theology and Faculty Emeritus of the Episcopal Divinity School.  Rev. Duraisingh has served with the World Council of Churches for many years and has published essays in the Dictionary of Third World Theologies and the International Review of Mission.

Last Chance! Save!  60% off!!!  Biggest NH Bible Sale ever!  Ends February 28th. 

bible stockEnd of the year Bible inventory sale: ALL EDITIONS, TRANSLATIONS, GLOBAL LANGUAGES. GOOD NEWS - prices on all Bibles, commentaries and dictionaries on hand are 60% off retail price!!!

For example, NIV Learning Bible, $60.00 retail - Sale $24.00.  Contact us to see what's in stock.  Quantities are limited and sold on a first come first served basis. 

Gerhard Weinberg to Speak at Keene State College 

Respected holocaust historian Gerhard Weinberg will present the first annual Zeta Chi Rho Lecture (Honors Society in Holocaust & Genocide Studies) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 February, in Centennial Hall of the Alumni Center at Keene State College.  His topic is "Pope Pius XII and the Second World War."


Click here for more information. 

Author and Holocaust Survivor Alan Rosen to Speak in Manchester - March 6


Alan Rosen will be speaking on: My Speech Lifts, My Speech Sings:  Writing During the Holocaust at the Jewish Federation of NH in Manchester on March 6.  This event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of NH and the Cohen Center for Holocaust and genocide Studies.  There is no charge for this event , but reservations are required.  Please call the Federation at 603-627-7679 or email:  office@jewishnh.org


For more information on this event you can download a pdf of the flyer click here.

Ecumenical Advocacy Days slated in DC March 25-28  


Following the State of the Union and as the new 112th Congress gets underway, Christian advocates from across the country are planning to voice their concern for development, security and economic justice, especially for women and girls.


Over 700 persons of faith from across the country will visit Capitol Hill March 25-28, 2011, for the ninth annual Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice Conference.


For more information click here.  To download a copy of the event's brochure click here.

Dan Meyers Available to Perform in New England 

Dan Meyers singer/songwriter/storyteller desires to engage his audiences by combining these three elements into an experience where they are entertained, challenged and provoked to think differently regarding their own lives and the world in which they live.  Outreach to military personnel is a calling especially close to Dan's heart.


A tour for Dan is a varied experience that encompasses not just interaction with the troops themselves, but of equal importance, ministry to their families.  Working with chaplains around the world, Dan has performed outreach concerts, chapel services and house concerts.  He also conducts devotions with small groups and preaches on Sunday mornings; he performs and speaks at women's and youth events; and in some cases, he even ministers to troops in forward areas of deployment. If you are interested in inviting Dan to your community for a concert or workshop check out his website at www.danmeyers.com

Nominate a Volunteer for the 2011 Vaughan Awards 

EngAGING NH and the NH State Committee on Aging are pleased to announce that they are soliciting nominations for the annual Joseph D. Vaughan awards.


This is a joint effort to recognize individuals or couples over the age of 60 who demonstrate outstanding leadership or meritorious achievement as volunteers on behalf of New Hampshire's older citizens.  Nominees must be residents of New Hampshire whose volunteer work is in New Hampshire.  Click here for more information and to download a nomination form.

NH Cares Update is Now Active 

During the NH State Budget cycle, NH CARES meets weekly in Concord. The network also meets outside of the budget cycle when a need arises.  They post updates of the budget process weekly on their website www.nhcares.net.  Come check it out! 

Enough For All:  Discussion Guide for People of Faith 


Start a conversation about the meaning and reality of the phrase, "Enough for All" with a new discussion guide created by A Minnesota Without Poverty.  This six-session interfaith discussion guide focused on topics including the basics in life, creation and the environment, economy, equality and community, and time.  Download the guide here.  Questions about the contents of this discussion guide may be directed to info@mnwithoutpoverty.org.

Lenten Devotional Booklet


We've a Story to Tell

Lenten Devotional Program


The Society of St. Andrew is known for providing nutritious fresh produce to feeding agencies across the United States is offering a daily devotional booklet called We've a Story to Tell. The devotions are inspired by the Christian journey and its impact on our personal lives. These daily devotions were contributed by a variety of writers from different denominations who share how their personal walk with Jesus impacts their lives.All materials for the Lenten devotional program are free from the Society of St. Andrew.  For a church sample kit or a personal packet, order online: www.endhunger.org/lent.htm; by phone: 800-333-4597; or by email: church@endhunger.org.

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