Friday, July 25, 2014

Blueberry Festival at the Bean Hole Bash this Saturday!

Just a reminder, tomorrow is Northwood's annual Bean Hole Bash and to start it off is a Blueberry Breakfast here at our church!  Have a yummy blueberry breakfast for only a suggested donation of $5.00.  Also available will be freshly picked blueberries for just $4.00 per quart.  Hope to see you all there!

~ Mona

Announcements for our fourth week of July 2014

Gayle is on vacation.

Gayle is on vacation through July 28th.  The phone is still being checked daily, so if you need anything, please leave a message and someone will get back to you soon.  A special thank you to Tom Masison for leading worship last Sunday.  This Sunday, the 27th, Margie Nickerson will be leading worship.


Margie Nickerson

Sunday's worship is being led by Margie Nickerson.  She and husband William have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.  Margie serves on our Mission Committee as well as working with the Lay Preachers. She also serves on the Boards of 2 missions who serve the poor in the Dominican Republic. Let's all encourage Margie as she leads worship on Sunday.  :)


Outdoor Worship on August 3rd

Next Sunday, our worship will be held outdoors.  Please remember to bring chairs for yourself and your family members.


Blueberry Breakfast at the Bean Hole Bash

Don't forget!!  Northwood's annual Beanhole Bash starts off Saturday morning with a Blueberry Breakfast here at our church.  The suggested donation for breakfast is only $5.00.  There will also be freshly picked blueberries for sale for just $4.00 per quart.  YUM!


Have a great week everyone!!  ~ Mona

Friday, July 18, 2014

Announcements for our third week of July 2014

Gayle is on vacation.

Just a reminder to all that Gayle is on vacation through July 28.  This Sunday's worship will be led by Thomas Masison.  Worship on the 27th will be led by Margie Nickerson.


Tom Masison

Sunday’s worship is being led by 20-year-old Northwood resident Thomas Masison.  Tom is a Biomedical Science major at UNH and also serves on the UNH Red Cross student organization.  His hobbies include:  playing the guitar, fish-keeping, and reading.  Let’s all encourage Tom as he leads our worship Sunday.  :)   


99th Birthday Celebration

Marion Schroeder has moved to The Edgewood Center in Portsmouth, NH.  Her 99th birthday is coming up on July 22nd.  If you remember her, please feel free to send her a birthday card.  It will help her feel connected to the people she has known.


Volunteers Needed for the Blueberry Festival

The annual Blueberry Breakfast at the Bean Hole Bash will be held on Saturday, July 26.  Volunteers are needed for picking blueberries, cooking and serving, and for baked goods.  If you are able to help out, please add your name to the sign-up sheet, on the table outside Fellowship Hall.


Have a wonderful week everyone! ~ Mona


Friday, July 11, 2014

Announcements for our second week of July, 2014

Gayle is on vacation.

Gayle is on vacation from July 14-28.  The phone will be checked daily, so if you need anything, leave a message and someone will get back to you soon.  Next Sunday, July 20, Thomas Masison will lead worship and the following week, July 27, it will be Margie Nickerson.


Hello and Goodbye

Today, both Victoria Marcotte and Mona Kennedy will be at coffee hour.  Please come down to thank Victoria for her amazing leadership, and to welcome Mona.  You are the best perk of their job, so please introduce yourself. 


Volunteer Opportunity in Madbury
The Madbury Union Church is planning for their 100th Anniversary   dinner on August 9.  They are in need of 6 volunteer servers, youth or adult, to work for a few hours that Saturday serving tables family style.  This will suffice for school Community Service hours. 
If interested, please contact:  Reverend Maren Tirabassi via email at:


Have a wonderful week everyone!!  ~  Mona

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Announcements for our first week of July, 2014

Our Summer Mission for July and August will be Fruits of the Garden - Gifts of the Spirit.

Our summer mission will be about sharing your garden overflow.    Consider sharing your bounty from First Fruits to the overabundance of your flower, fruit, and vegetable gardens.  Through the summer please bring your garden’s bounty to church to share with others.  We will have your donations on display during coffee time following the service for others to purchase.  All monies will go to the local food pantry.  Items that do not sell will be used for the Monday night free meals,  and/or for the Thursday free Soup lunch.


Horton Center Experience Week ~ July 27 - August 2

Journey to the mountains for a day, a few days, or the whole week in late July.  It’s a perfect mini-vacation to attend by yourself or with the entire family.  The Horton Center experience week will give you a taste of camp, yet will differ from the usual programming.  You will have the choice of what programming you want to join in on!  You can help plan and lead worship services, go rock climbing with friends, play kickball as a family, do trail work on our Chapel Rock Trail, hike, bike or  another adventure, and come back to a bed and homemade meal.  The opportunities are vast as is the mountain view.  Prices are:  $60 per  person, per night, or $275 for the entire week.  Meals and programming are included.  Register online at: 


Upcoming Sunday of Interest:

July 13th  ~  Blessing of the Animals.
Bring your animals in to receive a blessing. We have found that most animals do well in worship, but if you are concerned your animal will not do well, bring a picture for blessing. It is a wonderful celebration of all of God’s creatures.


Welcome back to Ruth Bencal

Ruthie will be back as our organist for the summer months.  Ruthie brings great skills as a musician and it is a delight to have her leading worship.


Have a great week everyone!!  ~  Mona