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 discussion and prayer group will focus on “Racism: America’s Most Vital and Challenging Issue” 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.
Info: 224-0516, email@example.com or bahai.org.
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 211 N. MAIN ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 8 and 10 a.m. Pastor Jonathan Hopkins will preach.
Weekday Lenten activities will continue on Wednesdays leading up to Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Soup and bread will be at 5:30 p.m. A Taize worship will be at 6:30 p.m. Bible study will be at 7 p.m. During Lent, the Book of Proverbs is being studied.
Info: 224-0277 or concordialutheranchurch.org.
EAST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 51 MOUNTAIN ROAD, EAST CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Tomorrow is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. The Rev. Michael Lowry will continue his Lenten sermon series, “The Heart of Jesus,” with the message “Jesus Showed Anger,” based on John 2:13-25.
The 2014 One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be tomorrow. 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 and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Terri Young will preach “True Blindness.” Tomorrow is the Fourth Sunday in Lent.
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. The Rev. Jason Wells will celebrate Holy Communion and preach.
Holy Communion will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Guest speakers on poverty will be Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Info: 224-2252 or graceeastconcord.org.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 68 N. STATE ST., CONCORD. Tomorrow is Fourth Sunday of Great Lent and Sunday of St. John of the Ladder. Matins service will be at 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy will be at 10 a.m.
Greek Language School will be Monday at 4 p.m.
Compline service will be Monday at 7 p.m.
Pre-Sanctified Liturgy will be Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. There will be a Lenten potluck supper and Lenten lecture.
Akathist hymn and tea social will be Friday at 7 p.m.
Info: holytrinitynh.org or 225-2961.
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHURCH, 180 LOUDON ROAD, CONCORD. Masses will be today at 4:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 8 and 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Daily Mass will be Monday through Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Pray the Rosary will be Monday through Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation will be Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. or by appointment.
Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be in the St. Padre Pio Chapel.
The Deanery Penance service will be tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.
Edge service Project 2 will be today at 8 a.m.
First Communion parent/student meeting will be tomorrow at 9:15 a.m. Faith Formation (Pre-4) will be at 9:30 a.m. OCIA will be at 9:40 a.m. Edge Core team meeting will be at 5:15 p.m.
Disciples class will be Monday at 9:35 a.m. Prayer for Healing will be at 5:30 p.m. Parish Retreat Week 4 will be at 7 p.m.
Men’s morning Mass will be Tuesday at 6 a.m.
Little Flower will be Wednesday at 1 p.m.
Stations of the Cross will be Friday at 5 p.m. Lenten soup supper will be at 5:45 p.m.
Info: ihmnh.org or 224-4393.
IMMANUEL COMMUNITY CHURCH, 5 GROVER ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Randy Thompson will preach “You Shall Not Steal,” based on Exodus 22:1-15 and Isaiah 1:10-17.
The Lent book study “Making All Things New” will continue today and next Saturday at 10 a.m.
Spaghetti sauce is needed 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.
SONLIGHT CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 97 HALL ST., CONCORD. Blended worship will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Marlene Friedrich will present “The Meaning of Lent.”
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. Tomorrow is the Fourth Sunday of Lent. Tomorrow is “Puttin’ On the Ritz” and Dedication Sunday. The Rev. Jed Rardin will preach “Find Out What is Pleasing to the Lord” based on Psalm 23 and Ephesians 5:8-15.
Church school will be at 10 a.m. Senior high youth group will be at 7 p.m.
New member exploration class will be Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday evening prayer will be at 6:15 p.m. Giving ministry will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. Worship and Spiritual Life ministry will be at 7 p.m.
Morning worship will be Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. Faith in Action ministry will be at 6 p.m. Spiritual practice workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Confirmation class will be at 7 p.m.
Info: 224-2521 or southchurchconcord.org.
TEMPLE BETH JACOB, 67 BROADWAY, CONCORD. Religious school will be tomorrow at 9 a.m. Adult education will be at 9 a.m. Sixth-grade family education will be at 11 a.m.
Religious school will be Monday at 5:30 p.m. Gesher High School will be at 7 p.m.
Torah study will be Wednesday at noon.
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 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning classes will be at 9:30 a.m.
Adult Bible study and teen and children’s ministries are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Info: tbcnh.org or 225-3999.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, 274 PLEASANT ST., CONCORD. Worship and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger will present “Freedom Part 4: The Freedom of Compassionate Communication.” Round Two post-service discussion will be at noon.
Caring for Aging Loved Ones support group will be at 7 p.m.
Meditation will be Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Concord Light Opera Company will perform Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Three Principles: The Missing Link to Innate Wellness will be next Saturday at noon.
Info: concorduu.org or 224-0291.
UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH, 39 FAYETTE ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Denis will present the message.
Lectio Divina (praying the scriptures) will be Tuesday at 6:45 a.m.
Info: unbapch.net or 224-7755.
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 79 CLINTON ST., CONCORD. The Rev. Peter Hey will preach “The Way: Calming the Storms” 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.
Disciple I will meet at Tuesday 7 p.m.
The New England Conference youth event featuring the Andy Needham Band will be next Saturday from 2:30 to 6 p.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 “You’ll Know It When You See It.”
“What’s Great About West Church: Part 1” will be tomorrow at 11:30 a.m.
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 Lama Samten will preach. Nonperishable food items are collected every Sunday for area food banks. An adult education class will be at 9:45 a.m.
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 “How People Disregard God: Part 2.” 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. Sunday school for all ages will be at 9:15 a.m.
A Lenten Retreat Series will be Wednesdays through April 9. There will be a potluck dinner at 5:45 p.m. with the program from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Canned goods and nonperishable food items are being collected during the 40 days of Lent.
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. The Rev. Sue Job will preach “Tension” based on John 9:1-12 and Romans 5:1-5. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m.
Info: contoocookumc.org or 746-4894.
ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 270 STARK HIGHWAY NORTH, DUNBARTON. Holy Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday in Lent will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld will preach.
The Lenten series with a light supper of bread and soup will be Tuesday at 6 p.m.
CONGREGATIONAL-CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 25 S. MAIN ST., FRANKLIN. Worship and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Michael Carrier will preach. Sunday school will study the Seder meal.
Info: 934-3577 or 934-4242.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF FRANKLIN, 206 CENTRAL ST. Andrew Moeller will present “The Question of Sin” tomorrow at 10 a.m. Religious education will be available.
Info: uucfranklin.org or 934-2141.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HENNIKER, UCC, ROUTE 114. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Adult Christian education and Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m.
Introduction to Meditation will be Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Men’s breakfast will be next Saturday at 7:30 a.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. Charlie Barnes will preach.
Info: 464-3529 or smithmemorialucc.org.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HOPKINTON, UCC, 1548 HOPKINTON ROAD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. New members will be received. The Rev. Gordon Crouch will preach “Speaking Humbly.” Sunday school will be available. AED demonstration will be at 11:30 a.m. Junior high youth will meet at 3:30 p.m.
Prayer shawls will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Metzgers’.
Morning book group will meet Thursday at 9:30 a.m. CE planning for Bethlehem Inn will be at 6:30 p.m. All board night will be at 7 p.m.
Info: fcch.org or 746-4235.
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY, 172 PLEASANT ST., LACONIA. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Guest speaker Abigail Stockman will preach “Taking Our Measure.” Music will be provided by the UUSL double quartet. Children’s religious education will be at 10 a.m., directed by Erinn Bownes.
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.
Overcomers group will meet tomorrow at 5 p.m.
Men’s group will meet Monday at 7 p.m.
Home Life Groups will meet Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m.
Prayer and outreach ministries are ongoing.
Info: 267-7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOUDON CENTER FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 433 CLOUGH HILL ROAD, LOUDON. Worship will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.
A caregivers support group meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6 p.m.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 33 STANIELS ROAD, LOUDON. Worship with Pastor Joshua Johnson, Junior Kids Church and Children’s Church will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school and adult Bible study groups will be at 9:15 a.m.
Nursing home service will be tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Pleasant View Center in Concord.
Wisdom Seekers gathering with the pastor will be tomorrow at 5 p.m. Controversial topics will be discussed and compared to scriptures.
Info: LNBnazarene.org or 224-1311.
GRACE CAPITAL CHURCH, FOURSQUARE, 542 PEMBROKE ST., PEMBROKE. Sunday celebration worship will be tomorrow at 9 and 11 a.m. Signing for the deaf will be at the 11 a.m. service.
The Laconia campus service will be at 9 and 11 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 “Mountain Move: Fathers Love and Fearless Faith.” Children’s ministry 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 continue his series on the Book of Romans. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m.
A men’s breakfast will be next Saturday.
Info: hillsidebaptistnh.org or 224-6972.
UNITED CHURCH OF PENACOOK, 21 MERRIMACK ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jerry McCann will continue his series, “CSI: Christ and Scripture Investigated,” with the sermon “Pleading Innocent” based on Romans 3:10-24. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m.
The craft fair will be today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A potluck supper and auction to benefit the Children’s Coins for Camp Fund will be tonight at 5:30.
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. Special music will be provided by New Song.
A Red Cross blood drive will be next Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WASHINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, TOWN COMMON. Worship and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Peter Howe will preach “Half Way There” based on John 9:1-41.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WEBSTER, UCC, 1011 LONG ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Dorothy Haskins will present “Before and After.” 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.