Wednesday, May 31, 2023

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Alice Gilchrist on May 29th.   Her family was with her at Concord Hospital as she passed on to eternity.  Alice’s family and friends are in our prayers during this time of deep sorrow.

Friends and Family may call from 5:00 -7:00 pm on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Rd (Rt. 4), Barrington, NH.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30 on Friday, June 2, 2023 at The Third Baptist Church, 53 Strafford Rd (Rt. 202) Strafford, NH with Pastor Harold Muzzey, officiating. Interment will be at the Veteran's Cemetery, in Boscawen, NH at a later date.

Please click on the link below to see Alice’s obituary in its entirety.

Friday, May 19, 2023

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, our Missions Deacon, Shelley Frost, has been in touch with the school counselor from Northwood School, who requested mental health-related games (see examples below) to support the middle school students. If you would like to help Northwood's students, please click on this link: and select the option that you prefer or in person at this Sunday's Service. We will then make purchase according to the donations received. A Card and Marble Plunk Game to Focus on Mindfulness During a Pandemic, Self-Actualization & Paying it Forward, Self-Care, Empathy for Self & Others A Feelings Game for Kids That Develops Emotion Regulation and Explores Anger, Sadness, Fear and Joy : Toys & Games Multiplayer up to 6 Players, 4 in a Row Connect Game Fostering Conversation and Relationship Building : Toys & Games


Are you in need of gifts for friends, employees/staff, grandparents, children or grandchildren?  Here is a perfect way to get someone a gift and help the church at the same time!  Please go to and place your order for an ecard.  Or place an order for a regular gift card with Terri at or text 603-828-4778.  The church receives a percentage from each card sale. The more gift cards we order, the more money the church receives!  Feel free to email or text Terri with any questions.  Terri will be submitting the order on June 5th and will contact anyone who placed an order once the gift cards come in.

Thursday, May 18, 2023


Our monthly pot luck dinner has been cancelled for this month.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to see you next month!

Monday, May 15, 2023

Guest musician Joyce Andersen joins Pastor Renee for a Mother’s Day service

We hope you enjoy this video of the wonderful music provided by Joyce Andersen, accompanied by Pastor Renee Rouse on Mother's Day. Please join us on Sunday, June 11th, at 9:30 for another beautiful performance by Joyce Andersen. You won't be disappointed!

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Service and Reception for Jean Hunter


At the request of Jean Hunter’s family, we are posting this to inform the Northwood Community of her recent passing.  Jean was very active in her community and church and the family is extending the invitation to those who knew and loved her.  A graveside service honoring Jean will be held on June 3 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception at The Red Blazer Restaurant, 72 Manchester Street, Concord, NH at 12:00 noon.  Everyone is welcome to both the graveside service and to the restaurant.  Please let us know if you are able to join us at the restaurant to ensure we provide enough seating for all. Call the church at 603-942-7116 and leave a message as to whether you will be able to join the family at the restaurant.  Please include your name, a number where you can be reached, and the number of people in your party.  We will update this information once we confirm which cemetery the services will be held.


Save the Date!
Please join us on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14th, as we celebrate the Joy of Life for Anna Carlson during Fellowship time.  All are welcome!  We will share stories about Anna, giving flowers in honor and memory of Anna just like she did every Mother’s Day for years.  Brunch will be served as well.  Please contact Amy Lindsay at 603-942-5482 and leave a message and she will return your call if you are able to bring something to share for the brunch.

We will have a special musician joining us as well.  Joyce Andersen (pictured below), violinist, guitarist, fiddle player will perform our worship music on Mother’s Day.  

Also on Mother’s Day, we will celebrate our graduates! 

Wednesday, May 3, 2023


In recognition of Memorial Day we are honored to welcome members of VFW Post 7217 at our Sunday morning, May 28th, service starting at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Renee Rouse and Rev. Rebecca Mancini of North Barnstead Community Church of North Barnstead will be doing a pulpit exchange that day as well.  All are welcome to come and honor our fallen veterans. 

In addition, VFW Post 7217 will be using our Church grounds on Memorial Day, Monday May 29th as they honor our fallen heroes, veterans, and current military in the Northwood Memorial Day Parade starting at 10:00 a.m.