Although Jean O'Bresky has moved on to a new position, the NH Council of Churches office is still open! Carol Michael, the new office manager, welcomes your calls and/or emails if you need assistance. If she can't assist you she will connect you with someone who can. And if you're in Concord, please stop by and say hello!
The Boards of Directors of the New Hampshire Council of Churches and the New Hampshire Bible Society have formed a Search Committee to hire an Interim Executive Director for both organizations. More information will be available in the next newsletter.
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New Hampshire's 1st Immigrant Integration Conference
Saturday, April 14, 2012 * 8:00AM-5:00PM
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
This conference is for anyone working to help immigrants integrate into their new homes and communities - whether you are an employee of a community-based organization or service agency, work for local or state government, run a business that might hire newcomers, or are a volunteer working with an agency or faith-based organization.
You may have once been a newcomer yourself not long ago, or you may be a longtime local who regularly interacts with the newest immigrants to our State. Whoever you are, if you are interested in learning how to most successfully support newcomers as they make their new homes in our state, this conference will provide you with the information and resources you need to be most effective in your work.
For more information and to register for the conference:
After 20 years of offering sabbatical programs, Berakah is now transitioning to a center open to groups for a wider range of purposes beginning the Fall of 2012. This retreat/spirituality center will welcome groups seeking space and atmosphere for their meetings, conferences or simply a place of retreat and reflection. You can make it a day, a weekend or even a week-long event. Your group may bring its own facilitator and Berakah can provide the rest.
There is a fine dining room, several conference rooms, a chapel, enclosed porches and ample opportunities for reflection and walking. Located in picturesque Pittsfield, New Hampshire on lovely grounds, the center includes 29 bedrooms with individual sinks for those seeking overnight accommodations.
For more information, to have a brochure sent to you or to reserve your dates, contact :
With an overall theme of recognizing the degree to which torture has taken root in American culture and consciousness, NRCAT is highlighting the following aspects of our work as opportunities for congregations, religious organizations and people of faith to mark
Torture Awareness Month:
Push back against the public advocacy of torture with a faith-based response
PLYMOUTH - A group of people is working to bring a permanent home for veterans to the Plymouth area. The facility will be a product of the Soldier On non-profit organization, which has 15 sites in nine states and is considered the best in the business of caring for homeless veterans.
"It's the gold standard," Cathy Bentwood said about Soldier On. Read more here: Laconia Sun Article
"On any given night, more than 275,000 veterans can be found huddled on the streets and under the bridges of our country. One in five homeless Americans is a veteran..."