Religion notes and services
ALLAH PR AYER, 18 EASTMAN ST., CONCORD. A Muslim prayer meeting is Fridays from noon to 1 p.m.
Info: 568-9341 or 369-4350. The group meets at the East Concord Community Center.
BAHA’I FAITH, CONCORD AREA. The informal discussion group will focus on Baha’u’llah’s teachings on “Fellowship and Friendliness with the Followers of All Religions” 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.
There is a Christmas tree sale today and tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. John’s.
Deanery Penance Service will be tomorrow at 1:30 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. The Rev. Michael Lowry will preach. The service will include the lighting of the Advent Candle of Joy and special music by the choir. The First Christmas: A Children’s Christmas Pageant will be presented by members of the Sunday school. Children will make crafts after the pageant.
A luncheon and Christmas caroling will be after worship.
Nonperishable offerings will be collected for the food pantry. 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. Terri Young will preach “A ‘Look Up’ Call.” Sunday school will be available.
The Cold Weather Shelter will open today at 6 p.m.
The food pantry is 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 celebrate Holy Communion and preach.
Lectio Divina prayer group and potluck will be Wednesday at 5 p.m.
A free turkey dinner will be served Friday at 5 p.m.
Info: 224-2252 or graceeastconcord.org.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 68 N. STATE ST., CONCORD. Matins service tomorrow will be at 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a.m. Gingerbread house making and pizza will be at 1 p.m.
Greek Language School will be Monday at 4 p.m.
Small Paraklesis service will be Wednesday at 6 p.m. Adult education class will be at 7 p.m.
The Saturday before the Nativity of the Christ Divine Liturgy will be next Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Transfiguration Church in Franklin.
Info: holytrinitynh.org or 225-2961.
IMMANUEL COMMUNITY CHURCH, 5 GROVER ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. A potluck luncheon and Christmas gift exchange will be after worship.
A cookie walk and craft fair will be today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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, 97 HALL ST., CONCORD. Blended worship will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Rod Dulude will present an Advent message, “The Full Measure of My Joy,” based on John 17:13. A women’s ministry luncheon will be after worship. The women will continue their discussion of “Portrait of a Woman and Jesus.”
Info: sonlightchristian.org or 798-3112. The fellowship meets at the Best Western Inn.
SOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 27 PLEASANT ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 8 and 10 a.m. “Magnificat” based on Luke 1:46-55 will be presented.
Church school will be at 10 a.m. Rehearsal for Christmas Eve participants will be at 11:30 a.m. Tableau rehearsal will be at noon. Senior high youth group will meet for a Christmas party at 7 p.m. at the Bradley’s.
Shelter refresher course will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. Faith Formation will be at 6 p.m. Evening prayer will be at 6:15 p.m. Advent listening will be at 6:15 p.m. Lay ministry visitors will be at 7 p.m.
Morning prayer will be Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve reader rehearsal will be Thursday at 5 p.m.
Christmas caroling will be next Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The church shelter will open at 7 p.m.
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 and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel. Quiet hour with morning prayer will be Tuesday at 7:15 a.m. in the chapel.
Blue Christmas service will be next Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
A fellowship potluck will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Mustard Seed Preschool will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. Friendly Kitchen will be at 4:30 p.m. Advent discussion on Isaiah will be at 6 p.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. Al Galgalim preschool will be tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Religious school will be at 9 a.m. Adult education will be at 9 a.m. Rhythm and Jews A Capella concert will be at 11 a.m.
Religious school will be Monday at 5:30 p.m. “Building a Culture of Peace” film series, The Whale, will be 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.
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 will present “Out-Living Our Culture of Fear.” Religious education will be available. Round Two post-service discussion will be at noon. Boys & Girls Club gift collection and UU Friends of Refugee Giving Tree will be tomorrow.
“Building a Culture of Peace” film series will be Monday at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Jacob.
Poetry and spirituality will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Exploring Membership: Session Three will be at 6:30 p.m.
Musical sharing group will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. Worship will be at 2 p.m. at Havenwood.
Info: concorduu.org or 224-0291.
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 79 CLINTON ST., CONCORD. The Rev. Peter Hey will preach “The Prophetic Foundation: Ezekiel – Tragedy and Triumph” 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.
The children will rehearse the Christmas pageant next Saturday at 10 a.m.
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.
The food pantry will be open Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.
Info: westcongr.org or 224-4142.
BOSCAWEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 12 HIGH ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. David Randlett will preach “Jesus and the Rich Young Ruler.” The third Advent candle will be lit. 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.
“Stars” are available on the Angel Tree to purchase a gift for a needy child. Gifts are due back by Monday.
Hats and mittens will be collected for families in need through the Merrimack Valley Day Care this month.
A Blue Christmas service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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’s Gift” based on Matthew 1:18-25.
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. The Rev. Linda Spinella will preach.
CONGREGATIONAL-CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 25 S. MAIN ST., FRANKLIN. Worship with Sunday school will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. with the lighting of the third Advent candle. The Rev. Michael Carrier will preach.
Juliets will meet Monday at noon.
Romeos will meet Friday at 9 a.m.
Info: 934-3577 or 934-4242.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF FRANKLIN, 206 CENTRAL ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Abigail Stockman will present “Las Posadas.” Religious eduction will be available.
Santa Lucia Tea will be today from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Gingerbread house decorating will be next Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.
Info: uucfranklin.org or 934-2141.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY OF GILMANTON, MEETING HOUSE ROAD. The December Christmas church service will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Smith Meeting House. A French horn solo will open the service, played by Mary Sawyer. She will be joined by organist Harriet Coupal. Lainie Rosato will sing “Oh Holy Night.” The Rev. Sidney Lovett will preach.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HENNIKER, UCC, ROUTE 114. Jazz worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Sunday school will be available.
Sunday school children will have a live nativity tomorrow at 4 p.m. A free community dinner will be served 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 a service at 2:30 p.m. at Hillsboro House.
Info: 464-3529 or smithmemorialucc.org.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HOPKINTON, UCC, 1548 HOPKINTON ROAD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Sunday school students will present a Christmas pageant. The Rev. Gordon Crouch will preach “A Joyful Christmas.” An Advent family workshop will be after worship. Junior high youth Christmas party will be at 6 p.m. Senior high youth Christmas party will be at 6:30 p.m.
Benedictine Spirituality will be Wednesday at 7:30 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. A pageant will be performed at 10 a.m. in Great Hall.
Holy Eucharist will be Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Contemplative prayer will be Thursday at 5 p.m.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 33 STANIELS ROAD, LOUDON. Worship and Communion, Jr. Kids Church and Kidsville 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 “Best Gift Ever: The Things Angels Say.” 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.
Men’s breakfast will be today at 8 a.m.
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 “Why Do We Need An Everlasting Father?” based on Isaiah 9:6. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. The annual meeting and potluck dinner will be after worship.
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.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 24 MAIN ST., PITTSFIELD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. David Stasiak will preach. The Sunday school children will present a Christmas pageant.
Info: pittsfieldcc.com or 435-7471.
SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH, 13 FRANKLIN ROAD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Pastor Kerry Richardson will preach “Coming Home!” and a special presentation of music will be provided by the “Kids With Spirit.” Christmas carols will be sung after at the creche.
WASHINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, TOWN COMMON. Worship and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Peter Howe will preach “Rejoicing with Joy” based on Matthew 11:2-11.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WEBSTER, UCC, 1011 LONG ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Terry Ohlson-Martin will present “The Joy of Giving.” Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m.
The food pantry is open the first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 7 p.m.