Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Sacred Ally Quilt Exhibit


Northwood Congregational Church will be hosting the Sacred Ally Quilts from August 7-14, 2022. These 10 quilts were lovingly made by 9 UCC churches in New Hampshire to memorialize the last words of George Floyd as he lay dying on the street with a police officer kneeling on his neck. They are traveling around the state, the nation, and will go international soon but we are blessed with the opportunity to exhibit them here for one week.



Public Viewing dates and times:


Sun 8/7, 2-5pm

Mon 8/8, 6-8 pm 

Tues, 8/9, 6-8 pm

Wed, 8/10 5-7 pm

Thurs, 8/11, 6-8 pm

Fri, 8/12, 6-8 pm 

Sat, 8/13, 10 am -1 pm

Sat, 8/13, 6-8 pm

Sun, 8/14, 1-3 pm

Sun, 8/14, 6-8 pm

Blessing Bag Summer Donation Mission


For our summer ‘donation’ mission, see our newsletter for a list of items you can gather and bring to church for blessing bags for the homeless (leave in the old vestry on the seats under the tables). After we fill the bags we will divide them between us and distribute.


The missions this summer is to create and give out blessing bags. While you can do this at home alone (and report back during church!) I’m asking for you to bring some contents over the next month and a half for a blessing bag filling extravaganza at the end of September.  What is a blessing bag? It is a gallon-size Ziploc® bag that contain snacks, travel-size toiletries, socks, a bottle of water, grooming supplies and other useful items.

See the list below!



Gallon Ziplock bags

First-aid kit with single-dose packs of Advil, band-aids, and antibiotic ointment

Facial Wet Wipes

Lip balm

Toothbrush and toothpaste


Face towel

Hand lotion

Hand sanitizer






Hand Warmers

Bag of Quarters


individually wrapped snacks

Breakfast/cereal/granola bars

Instant Coffee/Cider/Cocoa


Peanut butter crackers

Single packaged nuts/trail mix

Tuna packs

Single-serving apple sauce and fruit cups

Canned soup

Beef Jerky

Paper towels


Prepaid phone card,

Restaurant gift card



Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Veterans Dinner

 We are hosting a Veterans Dinner on June 26 from   4 - 6 pm in our Fellowship Hall. The address is 881 1st NH Tnpk. We hope to see you there!

Festival and Yard Sale July 23


Breakfast, Beans, Blueberry and Bluegrass festival

with our annual Church Yard Sale

Saturday, July 23

9 am - 2 pm


Breakfast  9 am - 11 am

Lunch, serving homemade beans and hot dogs  11 am - 2 pm

Fresh Blueberries and some baked goods will be available for sale with both breakfast and lunch


Live music by the Fretbenders, Diane and Bob Kordas and friends 9 am - 1 pm


 Friends of the Northwood Library Book sale 9-2


Vendors are welcome, please email if you are interested in selling your hand-crafted items at this festival. 


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Stewardship Sunday - May 15, 2022



Stewardship Sunday, also known as Giving Sunday, will be on Sunday, May 15. 
You should have received a letter from the stewardship team. It includes a form that you can complete and turn in on stewardship Sunday during our church service. 
If you will not be there on that day, please mail it to the church or email or text your information to Mary Ann Wareing. 
Please prayerfully consider your pledge for this year. 

Thank You - The Stewardship Team
Michael Moore, Peggy Kofer, Shelly Perry, and Pastor Renee. 

Galatians 6:2 says:  Carry each other’s burdens so you will fulfill the law of Christ. 

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Movie Night


April 25 - Racial Justice is hosting the movie "Dawnland", a documentary focusing on Native Americans. Beginning at 7pm. Please use the link below to join via Zoom:

Potluck Dinner

We will be hosting a potluck dinner April 22 from 6-8 PM in Fellowship Hall. Bring salad or dessert and a friend. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

New Start Time


Beginning the Sunday after Easter we will be returning to a start time of 9AM.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Crank Up The Heat Chili Cookoff - Saturday April 9


Crank Up the Heat Chili Cook Off

Saturday April 9 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will either serve a cup of chili or provide a taste of each chili donated by local restaurants participating in the contest. 
This is a fundraiser to help the church pay for the added cost of heating the building this year and also for our mission fund to help those in need pay for their heating bills this year. 

The following businesses have agreed to provide Chili for the Cook Off:
Wendy's of Epsom
Mr Sippy BBQ of Rochester
Northwood Diner
Cooper Hill Pizza
Blue Bowl of Deerfield
We will charge $10 for a sampler from the businesses that are part of the cook off if you would like to vote.
If you would like a whole bowl of chili provided by our members (not part of the cook off), it would also be $10. Both would include cornbread.
The Northwood Recreation quilts that are being raffled for a fundraiser will also be on display

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

February Mission


Greetings! The deep cold and snow of January has us at Northwood Congregational Church dreaming of spring, flowers and gardens! To celebrate the coming of spring, we will hold a Seed Exchange in the Fellowship Hall (lower level of the church) on Sunday, February 13th at 11 a.m.  Bring seeds to share, wear your face masks and for admission, bring an item that's in good condition to help keep the homeless warm. Hope to see you there! 

Sound and Service Updates, Zoom Links to Current and Past Services



*We made some equipment changes for the sound this week and believe the service experience will be much improved.*

 Our service now begins at 9:30 AM. We will be wearing masks and staying in the sanctuary to help maintain social distancing.

You may access past services by using this link:

For this Sunday, you may click on this link to connect by video.

Zoom Call In and ID #:
Meeting ID# 5671566234

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

2022 Epiphany Arts Festival Submissions

 Here are a few recent submissions to our 2022 Epiphany Arts Festival:

We have moved the submission deadline to January 26th so be sure to submit your work - we would love to see it!

"New Gate To The Far Field"  
Leigh English

"Hosta Haven"
Leigh English

"Salmon Falls"
Leaded Stain Glass
Susan Pratt-Smith

Susan Pratt-Smith

Susan Pratt-Smith

Leigh English

A Poem by Neil English:

"Dear Santa"

                                   Dear Santa

On Omicron

On Delta

On Covid

And Vixen . . .  


All we want

For Christmas

This year

Is some

Serious fixin’.


                                                 With love,

                                                 your friend 


PS    Your cookies and carrots will be on the red table by the door.  

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

2022 Epiphany Arts Festival



Northwood Congregational Church

Epiphany Arts Festival January 6 through February 27

Northwood Congregational Church



 The Northwood Congregational Church Epiphany Arts Festival for 2022 is back by popular demand. Again this year, due to COVID safety concerns, we will be celebrating it online.


The Epiphany Arts visual and performance arts festival will be displayed on Facebook and on our website



Epiphany is also known as Three Kings Day and commemorates the day that the three kings arrived at the birthplace of baby Jesus after having followed the star in the Eastern sky for many days. They showered the infant Jesus with the gifts they had bought, gold and frankincense and myrrh and so we, to honor the occasion and celebrate the season of Epiphany, will showcase the artistic gifts of our church family including but not limited to: photographs, sculpture, paintings, poetry, jewelry, drawings, wood work, pottery, calligraphy, needlework, knitting, quilting etc.


To enhance the Epiphany Arts Festival, the church is also accepting videos in place of the annual  coffee house.  Church family and friends can share their gifts of music and writing by recording those performances and sending a video.  


Please send all photos or art work and videos of songs or spoken performances to Please email the photos. The videos will need to be on youtube in order to share with others. 


The deadline for your submissions will be January 19.


Thank you!




Sunday, January 2, 2022

Time Change For Sunday Services

 Services will start at 9:30 on Sunday mornings rather than 9:00 am for the winter. 🕤 We will let you know when that changes.