Religion notes and services
THE REV. ERIC JACKSON HAS BEEN CALLED TO SERVE as pastor and teacher at Smith Memorial Congregational Church in Hillsboro. He will begin his duties tomorrow. Pastor Jackson comes to the church from New York City. Prior to coming to the church, he has provided congregations with pastoral leadership for six years. His ministry honors the voice of tradition and the zest of modernity and has taken him beyond the local parish to 40 states, three continents, the White House and a variety of settings to serve the wider world.
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 on “Five Aspects of Spirit” will be Tuesday at 1 p.m.
The second devotional of the month will be Friday at 6:30 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and tomorrow at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church.
The fourth annual Christ the King Parish Mass will be tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in the gym at Bishop Brady High School. An outdoor barbecue and activities will be after Mass.
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 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.
Holy Hour will be Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. John’s.
Eucharist Adoration will be Monday through Friday from 6 to 8 a.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.
CONCORDIA LUTHERAN CHURCH, 211 N. MAIN ST., CONCORD. Worship will be tomorrow at 8 and 10 a.m. Pastor Jonathan Hopkins will preach. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary and adult forum will meet in the parsonage.
Info: 224-0277 or concordialutheranchurch.org.
EAST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC, 51 MOUNTAIN ROAD, EAST CONCORD. Children’s Sunday service will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Michael Lowry will lead a special “kid-friendly” service. An ice cream social 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 and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday. The Rev. Emilia Halstead will preach “It Only Takes a Spark.” A family fellowship luncheon will be after worship.
The food pantry will be open 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 preach and celebrate.
Info: 224-2252 or graceeastconcord.org.
HOLY TRINITY GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 68 N. STATE ST., CONCORD. Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday. Matins service will be at 8:30 a.m. Divine liturgy will be at 9:30 a.m. There will be a kneeling service at the end of Divine Liturgy.
Monday of the Holy Spirit, Feast Day of the Holy Trinity Church Divine Liturgy will be Monday at 9:30 a.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. There will be a graduate blessing at all Masses.
Daily Mass will be Monday through Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Holy Day Masses will be at 9 a.m. and 12:10 and 7 p.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.
A Red Cross blood drive will be Monday from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
OCIA will be tomorrow at 9:40 a.m.
Prayer for Healing will be Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Men’s morning prayer will be Tuesday at 6 a.m. Baptism parent class will be at 7 p.m. Family Promise will meet at 7 p.m.
Respect Life will meet Wednesday at 7 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 “We’re Never Alone” based on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 and Acts 2:1-21.
Sugar is suggested 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. Tony Limanni will present a Pentecost message, “Holiness,” based on 1 Peter 1:16. Donations will be collected for the Loudon Food Pantry.
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 Confirmation Sunday. The confirmation class will present “A Tapestry of Highlights from the Year.” Confirmation breakfast will be at 9 a.m.
Summer office hours begin Monday. The church office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The oversight committee will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. Genesis Circle dinner out will be at 6 p.m.
Tuesday evening prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.
Morning worship will be Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. Staff year long planning session will be at 9 a.m. at Rev. Jed Rardin’s. Welcoming Workshop with the Rev. Keefe will be at 5:30 p.m.
Junior High Youth group end-of-year meeting will be Thursday at 7 p.m.
Bee Keepers will meet Friday 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. Children’s chapel will be during the 10 a.m. service.
Holy Eucharist will be Tuesday and Thursday at 12:10 p.m.
Good News Parish Magazine editorial meeting will be Monday at 5:30 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. 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 will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger will preach “Let Your Heart Be Staid.” All are invited to bring a flower to share during the intergenerational Flower Communion. A spring picnic will be at noon.
The nonviolence study group will meet Monday at 7 p.m.
Meditation will be Tuesday at 7 p.m.
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. A free cookout and games will be at 1 p.m. in the park across the street.
Info: unbapch.net or 224-7755.
WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 79 CLINTON ST., CONCORD. The Rev. Peter Hey will preach “Vital Church: Mission” at both 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 the Senior High Sunday school will be at 10:30 a.m. Worship and Wonder will be at 10:45 a.m. A luncheon will be at noon.
Lydia Circle will meet Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Disciple I will meet Tuesday at 7 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 “The Weight of the Spirit.”
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. Betsy Woodman will speak. 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. Pentecost and Children’s Sunday will be celebrated. The children will lead worship and deliver the morning message “Old Testament Drill.”
The Alpha program will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
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 9 a.m. The Rev. Virginia Fryer will preach.
The sixth annual strawberry festival will be June 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vacation Bible School will be July 21-25. Info: email@example.com.
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 “Happy Birthday Gifts” based on Acts 2:1-21, Galatians 5:22-23b and John 7:37-39, 16:7-11. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m.
Info: contoocookumc.org or 746-4894.
UNITED CHURCH OF DANBURY, 37 ROUTE 104. Worship will be tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Henry Frost will preach.
Info: unitedchurchofdanburynh.com or 768-3451.
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.
Office hours will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at Thompson Hall.
Romeos will meet Friday at 9 a.m.
Men’s breakfast will be next Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
Info: 934-3577 or 934-4242.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HENNIKER, UCC, ROUTE 114. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m.
The 13th annual golf tournament, putting contest and barbecue will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Angus Lea Golf Course in Hillsboro.
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. Eric Jackson will preach.
The Open Door will be tonight at 7.
RBA will meet Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. InCasts will meet at 7:15 p.m.
Prayer shawl will meet Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Judy Hatfield’s house. Starlighters women’s study group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Dubben house.
Info: 464-3529 or smithmemorialucc.org.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HOPKINTON, UCC, 1548 HOPKINTON ROAD. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. “Celebration of Youth Sunday” will be tomorrow with the theme of “Home.” A senior high youth group barbecue fundraiser will be at 11:30 a.m.
Stephen Ministry will be Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Benedictine Spirituality will be Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Morning book group potluck lunch will meet Thursday. Church council will meet at 7:15 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. Search committee focus group will meet at 9 a.m. A parish picnic will be at 11 a.m.
Executive committee will meet Monday at 4:30 p.m. Men’s group will meet at 6 p.m.
Search committee will meet Thursday at 7 p.m.
FAMILY BIBLE CHURCH, LOUDON RIDGE ROAD, LOUDON. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. There will be a special time for children during the service. A prayer circle will be at 9 a.m.
A free community supper will be next Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
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.
NEW BEGINNINGS CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 33 STANIELS ROAD, LOUDON. Worship with Pastor Joshua Johnson, Junior Kids Church (ages 3-K) and Children’s Church (grades 1-4) will be tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible studies and Sunday school 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 9 and 11 a.m. Signing for the deaf will be available 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 “Stolen Witness.” 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 continue his sermon series based on the Book of Romans, picking up with chapter eight. Sunday school for all ages will be at 9:30 a.m.
A 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. Pastor Jerry McCann will continue the series “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” with the sermon “The Only Thing That Counts” based on Galatians 5:1-26. Tomorrow is Children’s Sunday.
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. JuBellation Handbell Choir will provide special music.
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 “Winds of Change.” There will be special music and a play by Kids with Spirit.
WASHINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, TOWN COMMON. Worship and Sunday school will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. Peter Howe will preach “One Spirit” based on Acts 2:1-21, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 and John 7:37-39.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WEBSTER, UCC, 1011 LONG ST. Worship will be tomorrow at 10 a.m. The Rev. David Richardson will bring the message. Sunday school is at recess for the summer.
The food pantry is open the first Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.