If you would like to have flowers placed on the altar in honor or memory someone please contact Jaime Koladish ('603 435-0544 ).  A single bouquet is $30.00 and double bouquet is $50.  If you wish to purchase your own flowers you may do so but please notify Jaime in advance so she can plan accordingly. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Grief Support and Video Series
Altar Flowers
History of the First Congregational Church

Larry Berkson has researched, written and published a two volume History of The First Congregational Church. He has very generously donated the results of his endeavor to our church so that anyone wishing to own these volumes may do so. All proceeds will be deposited in the newly established Quintin B. Berkson Memorial Fund at First Congregational. The interest from this account is to be used for the benefit of the church. This fund is in memory of Larry and his wife Susan’s son Quintin, who passed away at a young age.

The two-volume set will be sold at $35 and can be purchased after church during Fellowship Hour or by contacting Susan Bleckmann to reserve your copies. Ω

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

The first Sunday of the month features a potluck brunch. Third Sunday of the month is hosted by the Dorcas Guild.  Coffey and punch will be provided on the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays. Of course food items will always be welcome.  Cleanup help following fellowship is always needed and appreciated.  Ω

Fellowship

The Grief Support Group will reconvene beginning Tuesday, September 19 at 11 a.m. in the vestry. Grief encompasses many life crises, i.e. death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job and even a home. It has to do with attachment and separation.

“Serious Answers to Hard Questions” is a 10-part video series – Bible Study/Discussion group, which will begin September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pilgrim Room.

If you are interested in either the support group or video series or have questions, please speak to Rev. Dave. Ω

Hat and Mitten Tree

Our hat and mitten tree in front of the sanctuary is ready for your donations of warm knitted items for the area’s children. The Dorcas Guild will collect hats, gloves, mittens and scarves to give to children at Pittsfield Elementary School, Blueberry Express Daycare and Barnstead Elementary School. Place your items on the tree or give to any member of the Dorcas Guild through December for distribution in January. We have some remaining mittens and hats from our fair available in the vestry. As always, the Dorcas Guild sincerely appreciates your warmhearted support of this aspect of their ministry for community children. Ω

Sunday, December 24, 7:00 PM

Note of Thanks

the Sunday School offers its sincere thanks to the congregation for all the donations for the Thanksgiving baskets. There are several families in town that received everything needed for a Thanksgiving dinner. It was a blessing to have these contributions. Ω