Ukama Sunday Set For October 25
The New Hampshire Conference will celebrate our partnership with the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe on Sunday, October 25. We give thanks for the relationship we have with our spiritual family in that country. Download resources for observing this celebration that take into consideration the various ways we are worshiping this fall.

Also, the Ukama Mission Group has issued an appeal for support of a project addressing food insecurity in Zimbabwe. The situation in that country has grown increasingly desperate as a multi-year drought, economic collapse, and political upheaval combine to create grave conditions for the people. Download the flier describing the appeal.

10-B
Free Online Concert with Singer - Songwriter Reggie Harris
November 6, 2020 - 7:00 to 8:30 PM
In the midst of challenging times, the New Hampshire Conference United Church of Christ Economic Justice Mission Group & Racial Justice Mission Group offer an unforgettable evening to help us all Repair, Restore, and Renew.

Reggie Harris is an acclaimed, sought-after musician known for his songs and stories of inspiration and transformation. As we face the wounds of a pandemic, ongoing racial and economic injustice, and election 2020, we offer this free concert of HOPE.


Registration is required at:
10-A
Finding Home: Portraits and Memories of Immigrants
Hosted by the Seacoast Interfaith Sanctuary Coalition and sponsored by the NH Conference United Church of Christ Immigrant and Refugee Support Group.

Sindy Rios Montenegro spent her childhood years with her grandparents and their nineteen children near the ocean in Colombia. At twenty-two, she came to New Hampshire on a fiancé visa. How difficult has it been for Sindy to go from living in a community of friends and relatives to living in a state with snow and starting a restaurant?

Join us on Oct. 18, 2020, 4-5pm via Zoom for Finding Home: Portraits and Memories of Immigrants as photographer Becky Field and Sindy share how dance has been a thread that keeps her heritage alive.


Meeting ID: 883 1014 1419
Passcode: 658168
Phone: 1 929 205 6099

For more information about Becky Field’s work and her publications, visit http://differentrootsnh.com/

All net profits from book sales go to nonprofits that support immigrants and refugees.
10-B
Did You Miss One of the Annual Meeting Connecting Sessions? Watch a Replay!
Racial Justice Theological
Roundtable
Budget Hearing
Ministry to/with/for Our
Communities
Lake Institute & the UCC Offer Free Webinar Series to Inspire Engagement and Generosity
The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the United Church of Christ Office of Philanthropy, Technology, Identity, and Communication (OPTIC) are joining forces to offer four free webinars to help craft a communications strategy to inspire engagement and generosity.

  • Planning the Annual Communications and Development Calendar - October 7, 2020, 4-5pm EDT
  • Strategic Communication for Mission Advancement - October 28,2020, 4-5pm EDT
  • Gratitude and Nurturing Generosity - November 18, 2020, 4-5pm ET
  • Digital Strategies for Reaching new Communities - December 9, 2020, 4-5pm ET

10-A
Horton Center Update: "If You Can't Come to the Mountain, We'll Bring the Mountain to You"
We adopted a new motto this summer, "If you can't come to the mountain, we'll bring the mountain to you". As we developed HC@home we kept coming back to the question, "how can we bring campers the most important parts of camp this summer?" Now, we are turning our attention towards the fall and winter but our motto remains applicable. We want to bring Horton Center to YOU through either HC@church (a free, awesome, day-long camp-like experience for your church's youth group) or through a virtual church visit! Give us a call and let us know how we can bring the mountain to you! Yet another exciting offering we are starting in a few short weeks is, due to popular demand, our camp store will be available ONLINE! More information on how to order all the best Christmas gifts for your loved ones will be coming soon! Until then, stay healthy and safe!

Shalom, Tim and Tivvi

As always you can contact Tim Hughes, Executive Director, Horton Center, with any questions at: thughes@nhcucc.org or 603-545-9660
10-B
Implicit Bias Training
October 28, 2020 - 9 AM to 1 PM Via Zoom
For Authorized Ministers, Members in Discernment, and Conference Leaders
Join the Racial Justice Mission Group on October 28 to take another step in the journey towards becoming more racially just leaders and an inclusive church as we Repair, Restore, and Re-New. Come to an understanding of implicit bias and how systemic oppression and ideology have led to and created biases. Find your own place in a racial identity model. And build relational bonds of trust and collaboration among us. 
 
The program facilitators are Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson and Rev. Eric Jackson (download the event flyer to learn more). This program qualifies for clergy continuing education hours.
 
Register at events@nhcucc.org (with a subject line of Implicit Bias Training) by October 25. The program is paid for by the Racial Justice Mission Group, but registration is limited by the Zoom format.

Zoom credentials will be sent to each registrant before the program.
09-E
Please Remember in Your Prayers...
This week, as we prepare for the 219th Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ, let us hold in our prayers our Keynote Speaker, the Reverend Michael Caine, our technical support experts and our technology stewards, the Annual Meeting Planning Commitee, our Conference Officers, and our Conference Staff. 

O God, in your tender mercy,
Hear our prayers!

Across Our Conference
The Rev. Mark Brockmeier has been called as the Designated-Term Pastor of the Community Congregational Church of Greenland. His first Sunday "in the pulpit" will be October 25th.

The Rev. Rebecca Maccini has tendered her resignation as Designated Term Pastor of the Congregational Christian Church, United Church of Christ, of West Franklin. Her ministry at Franklin will conclude on October 31, 2020.
 
The Rev. Dr. Peter Lovett has accepted the call of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, of Meredith to be their Pastor and Teacher. Peter will begin his ministry at Meredith on November 1, 2020.  

The Rev. Ruth Martz has tendered her resignation from her position as Pastor and Teacher of the Congregational Church of Sanbornton, United Church of Christ, effective November 30, 2020, and is retiring from active ministry. Ruth’s last Sunday at Sanbornton will be November 15. 

The Rev. Damon Anderson has announced his resignation from the First Congregational Church of Swanzey at the end of the year. Rev. Anderson's last Sunday leading public worship with be November 15th.

The Rev. Sharon van der Laan will retire and conclude her ministry as Pastor and Teacher of the Lancaster Congregational, United Church of Christ, on November 22, 2020.
Conference Minister
Sunday Schedule: October 18, 2020
The Rev. Gordon Rankin will be worshiping with our NHCUCC congregations via computer from his own home. 
Weekly News
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