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As we worship from home in order to stay healthy, please join us on our Facebook page at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings for worship. Bulletins will be posted here, as well as hymns (according to copyright law). You do not need to have a Facebook account in order to watch and participate, it is available to anyone who wishes to worship with us. If you do have a Facebook account, please share our worship service on your own page, as your friends may appreciate worshiping from home as well. We do recommend that you worship with us online for the time being. Thank you!

COMMUNITY SUPPERS are postponed for the time being.

Welcome and thanks for visiting our website. You’ll find information here about our history, what’s happening now, and what we hope for the future.

We are located at 33 Concord St, Peterborough, NH 03458. Our office phone number is 603-924-3272.

We worship at 10 a.m. from September through June, and at 9:30 a.m. from July through the last Sunday before Labor Day. We provide nursery care for children up through age 4, and K-12 Sunday school.

We’re a “come as you are” congregation, so whether you’re in jeans or a suit and tie, come on in, find a pew you like and make yourself comfortable.

We are also an Opening and Affirming congregation. Here’s our Open and Affirming Covenant of Welcome:

Jesus accepts all people. We aspire to follow his example. We gladly invite and welcome all persons into the life and ministry of this faith community and to full participation in all the sacraments and rites of this church. Since we believe that all people are created in the image of God and are loved by God, we welcome those of every age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, faith background, national or ethnic origin, physical and mental ability, kind of family, socioeconomic status, and physical appearance. Seeking justice for everyone, we promise to offer intentional and extravagant welcome to all God’s children.

Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here!

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WELCOME TO THE PETERBOROUGH, NH,      UNION CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

Want to know more? Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter, the Communicon. And visit us on Facebook!

Upcoming Events

Our church building is currently open only to essential personnel. When we open our doors again for community events, they will be posted here. Please stay home, and stay safe and healthy.

For a complete schedule of events, and a quick list of events that occur on a regular schedule, like our Community suppers, AA meetings, and SNHS/WIC, visit the Calendar of Events page.

Calendar of Events

Clicking on a calendar event reveals more information. If you prefer to see a traditional calendar format, click on on the “Month” tab. You can return to the “Agenda” view or select the “Week” view. (To see photos from recent events, visit us on Facebook!)

Would your group like to reserve space at Union Congregational? Please download our Building Use Request Form on our Building Use page. (We are currently suspending building use.)

Events that happen on a regular schedule:

A.A. meetings – Thurs. at 7:00 p.m. (Please check as to how meetings are being held.)

The Communicon deadline – The 20th of the month, for the next month’s issue.

Community Suppers – These are currently on hold.

Red Cross Blood DrivesVisit the Red Cross to confirm dates (at 03458).

SNHS (Southern New Hampshire Services). Food deliveries are still being made monthly.

Worship Services

Virtual Worship – Tune in every Sunday morning on our Facebook page

Attendance – In order to keep accurate numbers for our records, please sign in every week anonymously.

Sunday, August 2, 2020 – Communion

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sunday, July 19, 2020 – Hymn Sing

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020 – Father’s Day

Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Graduation Sunday

Sunday, June 7, 2020 – Trinity Sunday

Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Pentecost

Sunday, May 24, 2020 – Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension

Sunday, May 17, 2020 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 10, 2020 – Fifth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 26, 2020 – Third Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 19, 2020 – Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29, 2020 Here is the link for this Sunday’s worship service. The video has been saved for you.

Sunday, March 22, 2020 I just realized that I never posted last Sunday’s worship service! That’s what happens when the world shuts down and your kids get to “help” you at work.

Sunday, March 16, 2020 You should be able to watch this Sunday’s service even if you are not a Facebook user. Just follow the link to our page Sunday mornings. We will also post the service here by Monday morning.

Church and Community Programs

  • Social Events – Programs to include all families of the church are planned by the Christian Education Committee or Women’s Fellowship and scheduled throughout the year.
  • Women’s Fellowship – All women members of Union Congregational Church are automatically members of the Women’s Fellowship and are invited to join in its programs and activities. The Steering Committee plans several gatherings throughout the year for all women. The women support numerous local agencies and UCC outreach missions.
  • Free Community Suppers – Volunteers serve a meal every Monday at 5:30 p.m. from September through mid-June. Approximately 100 people from the area attend each week. See the menu here.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry – Women of the church knit handmade shawls to be given to members and friends of the church as needed in times of illness, stress, or grief, or to celebrate joyous occasions.
  • Paint Night – These monthly classes offer fun, refreshments, and fellowship. Each class is limited to 12, and everyone paints the same painting, led by pastor and artist Bob Marrone. For dates, see our calendar. To register, contact the office at 924-3272. All are welcome, though children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Visit our Paint Night page for more information.A volunteer gathers peanut butter for End 68 Hours of Hunger
  • End 68 Hours of Hunger – Visit our End 68 Hours of Hunger page to see how the church is providing food to students in the ConVal school district who otherwise would have insufficient food for the weekend.

Music

Still a choir during Stay-at-Home orders!

Worship and Music

Music shapes the worship life of the church with liturgical and theological relevance, celebration, reverence, variety and enthusiasm.

World music is a growing and vital part of our music ministry.

The Music Committee sponsors special concerts or programs throughout the year.

Choirs: Mary Ann Fleming, Organist/Director

  • For Adult Singers: The Senior Choir rehearses Thursdays at 7:30 pm. They sing on most Sundays.
  • For Young Singers: The Junior Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 6:30 pm and usually sings on the first and second Sundays of each month.
  • Intergenerational Singers are gathered to rehearse and sing at occasional services.
  • Instrumental groups and soloists take part in services as scheduled by our organist and choir director.

 Handbell Choir: Carele Mayer, Director

  • The Tower Bellringers rehearse Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and play monthly.