NH Church Council News April 2012

Council Updates...  

The Job search for the Interim Director is underway. The Search Committee will be meeting next week to review applications and schedule interviews. If you would like more information, please contact Carol at the NHCC office.
 Phone: 603 224-1352 




We are are slowly (but successfully!) moving forward 

with our new website and greatly appreciate your patience with all of this. 


We have learned that technology is

great but if not updated in a timely manner, eventually things crash. By starting fresh, and with a new server, we will now have the support we need for future updates and maintenance. 


NCC Eco-Justice Programs 

 Earth Day is this Sunday April 22, 2012


The NCC Eco-Justice Program in consultation with the NCC Eco-Justice Working Group protects and restores God's creation by providing opportunities for member communions to work together, equipping congregations and religious leaders, and empowering the faith community to raise the Christian voice in the public arena on eco-justice concerns.


The list of resources can be found on their website:



Annual Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 2012 



New Hampshire Institute of Politics 
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102 
David Lamarre-Vincent will be presented with the Governor Badger award at this meeting.
Free admission and open to the public. 

RSVP to Selina Taylor, Community Organizer by email at  staylor@nodeathpenaltynh.org.


Keynote speaker is Dale Recinella who was a Wall Street lawyer who began ministering to the approximately 400 men on Florida's death row and found it to be a life-changing experience for him. 


     You, Your Life, Your Earth 
      ...for Junior & Senior High Youth
What:  Meet new and old friends for a day of sharing ideas, conversation, music, delicious local food, playing and
experiencing community gardening.  We'll explore together how our faith and love of the earth can bring joy, purpose and happiness to our lives.
earth stewardship
Who:  Jr. & Sr. High Youth
When: May 5, 2012; 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
WhereBrookside UCC in Manchester, NH
Why: The people and creatures of the earth need our hands, hearts and minds to create and build a wonderful future.
Sponsored by:  The "Spirituality & Earth Stewardship" Committee & Youth Leaders of NHCUCC
 Register Now for May 9th Workshop! 
and Mental Illness 
On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 9am-3pm, the Spiritual Care Department at New Hampshire Hospital is offering a FREE workshop for all clergy on Congregations and Mental Illness.
If you have questions or would like to register for this workshop please contact:

Patience Stoddard - Patience.Stoddard@dhhs.state.nh.us

Rachael Keefe - Rachael.Keefe@dhhs.state.nh.us 


Phone: 603 271-5413


National Religious Campaign Against Torture (
NRCAT)June is "Torture Awareness" Month 


Dear Friends,


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
  • Repeal indefinite detention
  • End prolonged solitary confinement
  • Combat anti-Muslim bigotry
  • Pursue accountability for U.S.-sponsored torture

You'll find ways to get involved in one or more of these areas on NRCAT's
 Torture Awareness Month webpage.

New England's Premier Christian Music Festival
GILFORD - "SoulFest" August 4 -11


SoulFest is designed to bring people into a deeper love with God as we endeavor to celebrate God's love for all.  


For more information go to:  thesoulfest.com  or call 978.346.4577.

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NH Council of Churches Needs You!


The New Hampshire Council of Churches, as the state's ecumenical vehicle for unity and inter-religious actions, needs your support:
  • Prayers.
  • Sharing our concerns and your concerns with each other.
  • Funds to continue incarnating God's annunciation of the Good News.
Please send checks made out to: 
New Hampshire Council of Churches 
NHCC, PO Box 1087, Concord NH 03302
Thank you!

New Hampshire Council of Churches 
125 Airport Road                                 PO Box 1087 
Concord, NH  03301                Concord NH  03302
Office hours:  Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm