NHCC - E-news September 27

New Hampshire Council of Churches E-News
September 27, 2013 

Rev. Dr. James Forbes
Medicaid Expansion
Faith and Innovation Summit
End The Death Penalty program
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Bread for the Body and Soul

  Hunger Awareness + Preaching in Advent 
a day of Workshops and Worship with The Rev. Dr. James Forbes former professor Union Seminary, distinguished Pastor Emeritus Riverside Church, NYC and President, Healing the Nation.  Register now!
November 2, 2013

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

  Grace Capitol Church, Pembroke
Registration fee: $15 

Co-sponsored by
The NH Bible Society
NH Council of Churches
Bread for the World

More information here. 

Medicaid Expansion

     We are reaching a critical point in the fight for Medicaid Expansion.  Having heard testimony and gathered data, the Medicaid Expansion Study Commission now is deliberating.  They are expected to vote on their recommendations at the end of September or in early October.  Their final report is due by October 15. 

     We need to do everything we can to make Medicaid Expansion a reality.  In that spirit, the Rockingham County Democrats will hold a visibility in Hampton on Saturday, September 28 to call on State Senator Nancy Stiles to support Medicaid Expansion.  The visibility will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon by the Bandstand/Gazebo on Route 1 (Lafayette Road), just south of the intersection with Route 27 (near the Old Salt Restaurant).  There will be signs there, but feel free to make and bring your own.

     Senator Stiles, who lives in Hampton, is a key vote on the Medicaid Expansion Study Commission.  It's essential that she hear loud and clear from the public about the need for Medicaid Expansion. 

     We need a big turnout.  Please plan to attend and bring as many people as you can.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

     Let's win this fight for the people of New Hampshire!

Larry Drake, chair

Rockingham County Democratic Committee

Tel: 603-373-8517 

Faith and Innovation Summit at
Rivier University -- Friday, October 4

     A one-day Faith and Innovation Summit, recognizing a new generation of faith leaders will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 at Rivier University, 420 South Main Street in Nashua, N.H.

Experience dynamic and passionate talks by some of the most pioneering innovators in the faith-based world, as well as practical seminars on the major technological issues facing organizations and individuals.  

     Speakers include Erik Goldschmidt, Director of the Church in the 21st Century Center at Boston College; Mikel Steadman of Christian Life Fellowship; Errik Anderson, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at biotech firm Adimab; Paul Reynolds, CEO of FableVision; New England based artist Jennifer Lamontagne; Associate Editor of The Jesuit Post Sam Sawyer; and more. Workshops will be held on social media, public relations, fundraising and going mobile.

     Registration opens at 9 a.m. and the Summit begins at 9:30 a.m. The $25 registration fee includes lunch. For event details, including a full list of speakers, and online registration, visit www.faithandinnovation.com.  

End the Death Penalty in NH in 2014
     An evening of information,
education and inspiration
Free and open to the public-Thursday, October 10
Featured speaker, Kirk Bloodsworth, Director of Advocacy and Witness to Innocence. Mr. Bloodsworth is an honorably discharged US Marine, who after 9 years in prison--2 years on death row--is the first person in the US to be exonerated by DNA testing.
Social time and light refreshment, 6:30
Main event, 7:00pm
University of NH, Memorial Bldg, Strafford Room 240
83 Main St, Durham, NH
Please, register@nhcadp.org  More info here.

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