NH Council of Churches Newsletter December 2013

New Hampshire Council of Churches

New Hampshire Council of Churches
December 2013 

Remembering Newtown
Homeless Vigil
Domestic Violence Training
Call for Chairs
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 New Hampshire  

Council of Churches

A community of congregations representing ten Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant denominations


 Greetings from the New Hampshire   

Council of Churches




     These are exciting times for the NHCC. The interim season is drawing to a close and we are well into the search for a permanent executive director. This "in between time" has allowed us to engage in deep reflection, frank conversation, and shared prayer. Historical commitments, the desire to witness to our strong unity in Jesus Christ, as well as current contextual realities called us mightily forward.


   With enthusiasm the NH Council of Churches announces its new VISION STATEMENT:


The NHCC, with faith filled witness and action, mutual respect, and understanding unites for: 


     Peace and

Stewardship of God's Creation


REORGANIZATION: We have enjoyed a unique and happy relationship with the NH Bible Society for many years-sharing an executive director, office space, and at times programming. Going forward each organization will now call its own director, a change we believe will bring sharper focus to both mission and staff. (For now we will continue to share office space and programming.)


Your gifts to the NHCC now are more important than they have ever been. As we close out this year and begin a new chapter in 2014-we invite you to be partners in both prayer and financial support. Both keep our unique and expansive work strong. Please give. Thank you.

Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Resolve
Transform the Culture of Violence
Saturday, December 14, 2:00 pm
Asylum Hill Congregational Church (AHCC)
814 Asylum Ave. in Hartford
Remember and be consoled * Resolve to become involved

One year ago, many of us were awakened to our society'slong-standing problem of gun violence by the tragedy in Newtown. Many of us were silent or inattentive to this pervasive problem before last year. On Saturday, December 14 the church bell at AHCC will be rung for 60 seconds in memory of all victims of gun violence across our state and nation. We will resolve to remain silent no more, and strive to transform our society's culture of violence into a community that practices nonviolence and loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Homeless Memorial Day
Candle Light Vigil
Friday, December 20, 2013
4 pm
In front of the State House, Concord
Join us on the longest night of the year,
the first night of Winter, to honor our homeless brothers and sisters who died in 2013.

Non-perishable food items will be gratefully accepted, and donated to the Friendly Kitchen
Contact: David Keller davidandlindy@myfairpoint.net

 Faith Community Leader Training on Domestic Violence



Thursday, January 23, 2014, 10 am - Noon


Wesley United Methodist Church, 79 Clinton St.Concord, NH 03301
Training will be conducted by the Crisis Center with possible input by the NH Coalition against Domestic 



Training is open to all clergy and lay leaders interested in learning more about how to engage the topic of Domestic Violence in all its many forms in the congregation and how to respond when people begin to tell their stories. Please call Virginia Fryer  

at 603-224-0884, or by email at info@bowmillsumc.com  

Call For Chairs and Prayers  

     Pastor Promise Tshuma, Senior Pastor of The Overcomers Church of God, located in Concord, is in need of interlocking chairs if there is anyone with some not in use. We are looking at sitting about 60 people on a good day. We also request for prayers as we are going through financial challenges.


Pastor Promise can be reached at, 603 715 0866 or visit http://www.occofgod.org    

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