Religion notes and services
ALLAH PR AYER, 18 EASTMAN ST., CONCORD. A Muslim prayer meeting is Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.
The group meets at the East Concord Community Center.
Info: 568-9341 or 369-4350.
BAHA’I FAITH, CONCORD AREA. A workshop on the Right of God will be today.
“The Mandate to Educate All Children” will be Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Introductory classes on the Baha’i faith, the importance of daily reading of the Holy Writings, Prayer and Life after Death are held regularly and open to all.
Info: 224-0516, email@example.com or bahai.org.
CHRIST THE KING PARISH (ST. PETER’S CHURCH, 135 N. STATE ST.; SACRED HEART CHURCH, 52 PLEASANT ST.; AND ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, 72 S. MAIN ST.), CONCORD. Weekend Masses will be today at 4 p.m. and tomorrow at 9 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church and tomorrow at 7 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church.
Daily Masses will be Wednesday and Friday at 7 a.m. at St. Peter’s, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart and Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:10 p.m. at St. John’s.
Sacrament of Reconciliation will be today from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at St. Peter’s and Tuesday and Thursday before Mass from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. at Sacred Heart.
Miraculous Medal Novena will be Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s.
Eucharistic Adoration will be Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 a.m. at St. John’s.
Holy Hour with Benediction will be Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. John’s.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is open Monday from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at St. Peter’s. Info: 225-4331. Hours at St. John’s include Monday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Info: 225-1122.
EAST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 51 MOUNTAIN ROAD, EAST CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Tomorrow is New Member Sunday. The Rev. Michael Lowry will preach “Coming Attractions” based on Luke 21:5-19. Children will stay in the worship service until after the children’s message and then the teachers will guide them to church school classes using the new “Faith Weaver Now” curriculum.
Nonperishable offerings will be collected for the Thanksgiving baskets. Aluminum cans and clean aluminum pieces will be collected for the Love Offering. Used ink cartridges for recycling will also be collected.
Info: 224-9242 or eastchurchucc.org.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 177 N. MAIN ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Tim Wildman will preach “A Change is Gonna Come: Living on the Edge with Hope.”
Sunday school will be available.
The food pantry will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Info: 225-5491 or concordsfirstchurch.org. class="CM_ReligionNotesSlug">
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 30 EASTMAN ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 8 and 10 a.m. Father Jason Wells will preach and celebrate Holy Communion.
Info: 224-2252 or graceeastconcord.org.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 68 N. STATE ST., CONCORD. Tomorrow is the Ninth Sunday of Saint Luke. Matins service will be at 8:45 a.m. Divine Liturgy will be at 9:45 a.m. There will be a one year memorial service for Spiro Nakuci.
A Vespers service will be Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Feast of the Presentation of the Theotokos in the Temple Divine Liturgy will be Thursday at 10 a.m.
Kali Parea Senior Group lunch will be Thursday at noon at the Windmill Restaurant.
Info: holytrinitynh.org or 225-2961.
IMMANUEL COMMUNITY CHURCH, 5 GROVER ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m., followed by a congregational meeting and potluck lunch. Church members will participate in the NACCC Thanksgiving service at 2 p.m. at the Pittsfield Congregational Church.
The Ladies Guild will meet for lunch Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Windmill Restaurant.
The suggested donations for the month are food or cash for Thanksgiving baskets and spaghetti sauce for the Friendly Kitchen.
OVERCOMERS CHURCH, 211 N. MAIN ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Women’s fellowship is Saturdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Info: 224-2252 or graceeastconcord.org.
SONLIGHT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 26 COMMERCIAL ST., CONCORD. Worship in song will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Ross Jutsum, founder of State of the Heart Ministries, will preach. A concert of praise will be at 1:30 p.m.
Info: sonlightchristian.org or 798-3112. The fellowship meets at Horseshoe Pond Place.
SOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 27 PLEASANT ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 8 and 10 a.m. Tomorrow is the Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Rev. Jed Rardin will preach “When the Power Goes Out” based on Isaiah 12 and 2 Timothy 1:3-10. Church school will be at 10 a.m.
Photos for the church directory will be taken at 11 a.m. A presentation from “The Struggle of Palestinians Under Israeli Occupation” by the Revs. Faye and John Buttrick will be at 11:30 a.m.
The art and Bible study group will go to the Currier Museum of Art with Alison Nyhan today at 12:30 p.m. The senior high youth group will meet for Operation Santa Claus shopping at 7 p.m. at Target.
Information for e-Lation! is due Monday by 9:30 a.m.
Nooma movie series will be at 7 p.m.
Evening prayer will be Tuesday at 6:15 p.m.
Morning prayer will be Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
Christmas caroling rehearsal will be Thursday at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Info: 224-2521 or southchurchconcord.org.
ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 21 CENTRE ST., CONCORD. Holy Eucharist will be celebrated today at 4:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:45 a.m. Confirm, not Conform and senior high youth will meet at 11:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist will be Tuesday and Thursday at 12:10 p.m. in the chapel.
A fellowship potluck will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Mustard Seed Preschool will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Friendly Kitchen will be Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Safe church training will be next Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
The food pantry and Chapter II Thrift Shop will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Info: stpaulsconcord.org or 224-2523.
TEMPLE BETH JACOB, 67 BROADWAY, CONCORD. Religious school will be at 9 a.m. Adult education will be at 9 a.m. Grade 6 Family Education will be at 11 a.m. Hadassah dinner and movie will be at 4:30 p.m.
Religious school will be Monday at 5:30 p.m. Building a Culture of Peace film night will be at 7 p.m. In the Light of Reverence will be shown.
Torah study will be Wednesday at noon. Shapiro Family Lecture will present Rabbi David Wolfman, “The Crossroads of American Judaism: Where Are We Going?” at 7 p.m.
Shabbat evening service will be Friday at 7 p.m.
Shabbat morning service will be next Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with grade 7 participating. A potluck luncheon (dairy/parve) will follow.
Info: tbjconcord.org or 228-8581.
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH, 80 CLINTON ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Sunday morning classes will be at 8:45 a.m.
Teen and children’s ministries are Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Info: tbcnh.org or 225-3999.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, 274 PLEASANT ST., CONCORD. Worship and religious education will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger and intern minister Lyn Betz will preach “In Our Backyard: Facing Homelessness.” Round Two post-service discussion will be at noon. Laughter Yoga will be at noon. Dances of Universal Peace will be at 7 p.m. Shelf stable vegetables will be collected for the Thanksgiving food drive.
The Three Principles will be today at noon.
Poetry and Spirituality will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. A forum on the future of coal-based power generation in New Hampshire will be at 8 p.m.
A worship service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Havenwood.
A Thanksgiving dinner will be Friday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance at the church office.
Info: concorduu.org or 224-0291.
UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH, 39 FAYETTE ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert Fisher will present the message.
Lectio Divina (praying the scriptures) will be Tuesday at 6:45 a.m.
ESL homework help and tutoring will be Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Info: unbapch.net or 224-7755.
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 79 CLINTON ST., CONCORD. The Rev. Peter Hey will preach “Non-Violent Communication: Compassionate Spirituality” at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Sunday school for all ages will be at 9 a.m. Worship and Play Preschool Class and Senior High Sunday School will be at 10:30 a.m. Worship and Wonder will be at 10:45 a.m. Church Reads book discussion will be at noon.
Info: concordwumc.org or 224-7413.
WEST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 499 N. STATE ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Amanda Wagner will preach “An Expectant Hope.” There will be Thanksgiving baskets sign ups.
The food pantry will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Info: westcongr.org or 224-4142.
KEARSARGE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, ROUTE 11, ANDOVER. Worship and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Bill Nelson will preach. An adult education class will be at 9:45 a.m. Nonperishable food items are collected every Sunday for area food banks.
Info: kuufnh.org or 526-8213. The fellowship meets at Proctor’s Stone Chapel.
BOSCAWEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 12 HIGH ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. David Randlett will preach “Christ’s Mission, Teaching and Laborers.” The children will begin the morning in worship before going to their classes.
The food pantry will be open Monday from 11 a.m. to noon and Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Info: boscawencongregationalchurch.com or 796-2565.
BOW MILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 505 SOUTH ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 8 and 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Virginia Fryer will preach. Sunday school for all ages will be at 9:15 a.m. Acolyte training will be at noon. Disciple 2 will be at 6 p.m.
United Methodist Women will hold its monthly brown bag meeting Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
United Methodist Men’s annual Christmas dinner will be Dec. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Olive Garden in Concord.
Items are being collected for Thanksgiving baskets and are due by Nov. 24.
For Christian care, call John or Roseann Nee, Stephen Ministry leaders, at 428-3282.
CONTOOCOOK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 24-28 MAPLE ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. The Rev. Sue Job will preach “God of the Living” based on Luke 20:27-38.
Info: contoocookumc.org or 746-4894.
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 270 STARK HIGHWAY NORTH, DUNBARTON. Holy Eucharist will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Tomorrow is the 26th Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Linda Spinella will preach.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HENNIKER, UCC, ROUTE 114. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Sunday school will be available.
A free community dinner will be tomorrow at 5 p.m.
Info: hennikerchurch.org or 428-3747.
SMITH MEMORIAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 30 W. MAIN ST., HILLSBORO. Worship will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Charles Barnes will preach. There will be another conversation after worship.
The community Thanksgiving service will be Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.
Info: 464-3529 or smithmemorialucc.org.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HOPKINTON, UCC, 1548 HOPKINTON ROAD. Worship and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Gordon Crouch will preach “Be Bold.” New members will be received. Junior Sacred Dance will be at 9 a.m.
Benedictine Spirituality will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Info: fcch.org or 746-4235.
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 354 MAIN ST., HOPKINTON. Holy Eucharist will be tomorrow at 8 and 10 a.m. Breakfast will be at 8:45 a.m.
Holy Eucharist will be Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Imagining the Future of the Church will be tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
The New Testament without Fear will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY, 172 PLEASANT ST., LACONIA. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Andrew Moeller, minister, will present “Thanksgiving: Are We There Yet?” Children’s religious education will contribute music and activity to the service.
Info: uusl.org or 524-6488.
FAMILY BIBLE CHURCH, LOUDON RIDGE ROAD, LOUDON. Worship will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. There will be a special time for children during the service.
Prayer and outreach ministries are ongoing.
Info: 267-7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 33 STANIELS ROAD, LOUDON. Worship and Communion, Jr. Kids Church (ages 3-K) and Kidsville (grades 1-4) will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Joshua Johnson will preach. Sunday school and adult Bible study groups will be at 9:15 a.m.
Info: LNBnazarene.org or 224-1311.
GRACE CAPITAL CHURCH, FOURSQUARE, 542 PEMBROKE ST., PEMBROKE. Sunday celebration worship will be tomorrow at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Signing for the deaf will be at the 10:30 a.m. service.
The Laconia campus service will be at 9:30 a.m. at 4 Beacon St. East.
The Manchester campus service will be at 10:30 a.m. at 1066 Front St.
The sermon title will be “Wordstories: Saving my Life.” Children’s ministry for ages 2 through fifth grade will be available.
Info: gccnh.com or 415-4000.
HILLSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 547 PEMBROKE ST., PEMBROKE. Worship will be tomorrow at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Jim Robertson will preach. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m. A packing party to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, followed by a Thanksgiving luncheon, will be tomorrow.
Info: hillsidebaptistnh.org or 224-6972.
UNITED CHURCH OF PENACOOK, 21 MERRIMACK ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Jerry McCann will preach “Content Whatever My Circumstances” based on Philippians 4:10-13. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m.
Clean up day will be today at 9 a.m.
The food pantry is open Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Open Door Community Kitchen is open Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Info: ucpnh.org or 753-4072.
SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH, 13 FRANKLIN ROAD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pastor Kerry Richardson will preach “A New Beginning.”
WASHINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, TOWN COMMON. Worship and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Peter Howe will preach “Digging Deep” based on Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WEBSTER, UCC, 1011 LONG ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. David Pearson, interim minister, will preach “Giving the Day to God.”
Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m.
The food pantry is open the first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.