Racial Justice...The March Goes On
On Saturday, June 6, Concord High students rallied together in a powerful and peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. The event was a remarkable coming-together of a diverse group of individuals, marching and gathering in solidarity and respect with black and brown people from across New Hampshire.  Racism, discrimination, and injustice have no place in a country grounded in the ideals of liberty and justice for all. Many South Church members joined the protest  against police brutality and racial injustice. Here are some photos of the day.
Vacation Bible School
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Virtual Bible School (First Edition) is a fun filled adventure for the entire family geared for children entering kindergarten through fourth grade.  VBS 2020 will explore five bible stories: Boaz Shares with Ruth; Joseph and his Brothers; Parable of the Mustard Seed; Jesus the Vine; and Jesus Enters Jerusalem.  The lessons will include scripture lessons, videos, crafts and activities.  We will be preparing VBS kits for each child and they will be available for pickup at the church the week of Monday, June 29 during the church office hours.  If you are interested in receiving a VBS kit for your child/children, please email Alison.
Bibles for Fourth Graders
Here at South Church, we believe that fourth graders are at a point in their spiritual development where they can understand and truly appreciate the Bible. We give them their own Bible to use during class and to keep for their own. If your son/daughter is interested in receiving a Bible, please contact Alison .
Summer Reading Recommendation
This summer grab a copy of  The Book of Longings  by Sue Monk Kidd.   Kidd tells the story of Ana, a woman raised in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee.  Ana is rebellious and ambitious, with a brilliant mind and a daring spirit. She engages in furtive scholarly pursuits and writes narratives about neglected and silenced women. Ana is expected to marry an older widower, a prospect that horrifies her. However, an encounter with Jesus changes everything.  Grounded in meticulous research and written with a reverential approach to Jesus's life that focuses on his humanity.  This novel is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. A copy of the book is available online or at the local bookstore.  If you are interested in participating in a book discussion (possibly this Fall) or have any questions, please contact Alison.
Juneteenth 2020...And Still We Rise
Juneteenth marks the official "end" of slavery in the U.S. on June 19, 1865, and celebrates African-American history and heritage. Join the United Church of Christ for moments of remembrance, education, celebration and calls to action.   In this moment we are witnessing public lynchings and state sanctioned violence against black bodies. Together we must stop the murders of people of African descent. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd are the latest victims of state sanctioned militarism. White racists have invoked the  “Stand Your Ground”  law in order to justify lethal gun violence against African Americans.  The UCC invites you to register and join the live webinar, Juneteenth 2020 on Friday, June 19 at 12 noon until 1:30p.m. Click here for more information or to register.  
Covid-19 Recommended Guidelines
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Over the past couple of weeks, the state of New Hampshire has opened more facilities, offices, stores and resources to the public.  At South Church, we continue to navigate our journey with Covid-19.  We share with you the recommended guidelines from the New Hampshire Conference from our Conference Minister Rev. Gordon Rankin.  Throughout the summer, we will continue to worship virtually and hope to see one another in the Fall.  
Celebrations
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On June 10, Marion Frost celebrated her 100th birthday. We at South Church join together in celebrating you, Marion! Thank you for being such a wonderful, spirited presence in our lives.                   
 
Our Choir Director, Sue Berlenbach ,   has been named the NH Music Educators Association Distinguished Music Educator of the Year.  Thank you for sharing your voice, your teaching gifts and your joy with so many people. We are blessed to have you in the South Church family!
Save the Date
The Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire's 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is going virtual! Starting Wednesday, October 7 and running through Sunday, October 11 , you are invited to end domestic and sexual violence one step at a time.
Summer Office Hours
Monday & Tuesday 7am to 2pm
Wednesday 8am to 4pm
Thursday 9am to 3pm

While we are working in the building, the office will remain closed to the public to ensure everyone's safety. We will be responding to emails and phone calls. 
Feel free to contact us.