May 27, 2022

A Moment to Honor Each Life Taken in Uvalde

As we gather for Sunday morning worship this Sunday at 10AM, we will first gather on the church steps to publicly acknowledge and honor each life lost to the mass shooting in Texas. We will name the victims and their families as we toll the church bell for each beloved innocent soul lost. We will pray together and stand together in grief and mourning. We will pray for strength and courage to take action for change in this world.

We will then move into the sanctuary to continue the Sunday worship service. All are welcome to participate in both the shared moments outside on the front steps as well as inside the sanctuary for the whole service.

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May 23, 2022

Some Family History 
Life was not easy for my sister Sue, not easy at all. It became clear at an early age that she learned differently than other students and at that time, she was not supported in a way that she needed to thrive academically, socially, or emotionally. Sadly, alcohol addiction and mental health disorders run strong in my family and Suzie was not spared in the family lineage. In adulthood she struggled a great deal in this way and it hurt her and the people she loved in so many ways. To say my relationship with her was complicated is an understatement. It has always eaten away at me that while in my ministry I could help many people in many ways, I could never help my own sister. 

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May 13, 2022

Join Us this Sunday and Stay in Love with God!
We’ll finish our Living Faith series as we reflect on James 5:13-20; pray when you’re sad, pray when you’re filled with joy, pray, pray, pray! Pastor Patty returns home from Guatemala in the early hours of Saturday morning filled with fresh inspiration and energized by the Spirit. This was her first trip back to Guatemala since January 2020. 

Come and be inspired, come to find peace, come to re-center and share some time with your friends at NCC.

Immediately following the service, you are invited to join in for coffee and just-out-of-the-oven blueberry pound cake in the Fellowship Hall. 

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April 21, 2022

Feeding Families:

NCC is hosting Seacoast Family Promise from Sunday May 8th through and including Saturday May 14, 2023.  We will be providing meals for the families currently residing at Joshua House in Greenland, NH.

We’ll also be working on Newmarket Cares Day, a community day-of-service in which Newmarket Jr./Sr. High School students team up with adults from the community to help clean and perform minor landscaping work at various locations in town.

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April 14, 2022

Holy Week 2022 at NCC

Want to take your experience of Holy Week to a deeper level? We hope you’ll join us for the services and events that work best for you: 

  • Holy Thursday — a candlelit Tenebrae Service 7PM on April 14th
  • Prayer Vigil — 58 hours of prayer both in the sanctuary and remote, beginning at 8PM on April 14th through 6AM on April 17th
  • Easter Sunrise Service at Schanda Park (behind the church, alongside the Lamprey river) 6:30AM on April 17th
  • Easter Breakfast downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at 7:15AM on April 17th
  • Easter Service in the Sanctuary at 10AM on April 17th

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April 7, 2022

It’s Palm Sunday!

Join in at 10AM this Sunday to remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, riding a donkey and welcomed by the joyful and hope-filled shouts of Hosanna! Come to wave your palm frond just as the crowds did for Jesus; we’ll share joyful music, words of hope, and prayer to begin Holy Week 2022. 
Everyone is invited to join in for coffee and conversation immediately following the service in the Fellowship Hall. 

Also: LGBTQ+ Parents’ Group meeting, a discussion of how to end human trafficking, tips on how to keep vigil in the Garden of Gethsemane this Easter season, and an invitation to SoulFest!

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