March 28, 2023 | Volume 15 No. 13

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Come Back to Horton Center this Summer...

Everyone else is!

Once someone comes to Horton Center, they become part of our Horton Center family and always want to come back!!

Faith, Fun, and Friendship in the Fresh air of the White Mountains... why wouldn't you want to come back?!

Our summer registrations are still coming in faster than ever and we are almost at capacity on some camps so don't wait to sign up your favorite camper for their first-choice session. 

Check out what sessions are on offer here.

SAVE THE DATE: Horton Center Sunday is April 23rd! Be on the lookout for links to resources as well as a whole worship service recorded up on Chapel Rock last summer to share with your congregation to get them excited about coming to camp! 

NOTE: We are still looking for a NURSE for a few more of our weeks this summer so if you are an RN, LPN, or higher or know someone who is, please be in touch with Tim.

We can't wait to welcome you (back!) to Horton Center this summer!

For more info: www.HortonCenter.org

Shalom my friends, shalom.

Tivvi Pare - she/her/hers - Summer Director

ο»ΏTim Hughes - he/him/his - Executive Director

Horton Center, NHCUCC

As always you can contact Tim at: 603-545-9660 thughes@nhcucc.org

Facebook: HortonCenter

Instagram: @hortoncenter

Clergy Day Spring 2023

Why Stay in Ministry: Getting Ready for What's Next

Join members of Clergy Support Ministry on Tuesday, May 2nd as we welcome The Rev. Dr Sarah Drummond, Founding Dean at Andover Newton at Yale, for a time of exploration of what we need to be good leaders in the mid-2020s. How do we keep on keeping on? This is a hybrid event. We welcome you to join us in person at Community Church of Durham, NH or over zoom. Registration will open next week and close on Wednesday, April 26. Cost: $35.

Note: This event will count as 4 hours towards your clergy continuing education hours.

Immigrant Bond & Support Fund

In Urgent Need of Funds to Bond Immigrants Out of ICE Detention

Our unique NH Conference UCC Immigrant Bond and Support Fund needs an infusion of donations now so we can continue to heed the call of Jesus to "bring good news to the poor" and "proclaim release to the captives...and let the oppressed go free" (Luke 4:18) -- Donate Here to the "Immigrant Support Fund."

Please read on for details!

Christian Education & Formation

Education for all Ages and Stages

Read this newsletter to educate yourself and your church! Discover activities, articles, service projects, events, music, podcasts and more.

As our church populations change, so should we- we’re not just about Sunday mornings anymore!

March Newsletter

Clergy Convocation 2023

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for Clergy Convocation 2023.

September 18-20, 2023

Aren't we all dreaming of the beach?




Theater Improv

First Parish Congregational Church

April 22 from 9-2pm

Clergy Day

Community Church of


May 2, 2023

NEAUCE Conference

Swanzey, NH

May 4 - May 6, 2023

Learn More...

Registration Open Soon

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General Synod 34


June 30 - July 4, 2023

Clergy Convocation

Save the Date

September 18-20

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For the prophets in our midst. Holy One, we know we have much to learn. And we know that to do this learning we must begin to listen as much, or even more, than we speak. And so, we ask you to help us to listen, and then to hear deeply in our hearts and minds the prophets amongst us, prophets who speak the words that need to be spoken, words of justice, words of truth, words of love for your creation.


And God, we know that all too often people who speak from places of truth and justice face derision, hatred, and even violence. We pray for the safety of all who publicly proclaim your ways of love and your truth which seeks the healing of the world. We thank you for the many voices that stir our hearts to hear you, to be moved by you, to find new pathways of living into your kindom O God.  


O God, in your tender mercy, Hear our prayers




The Reverend Brian Donovan concluded his ministry as Pastor and Teacher of the First Congregational Church of Salem, UCC on Sunday, March 26th.




The United Church of Christ is holding an appeal to support earthquake recovery in Turkey and Syria. Checks may be sent to the Conference Office (140 Sheep Davis Rd., Pembroke, NH 03275) or donations made online. Please mark all donations "Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal".  

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Conference Center

Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Gordon Rankin

Conference Minister

Sara Marean

Associate Conference Minister

Cindy Bradley

Administrative Assistant

Diane Tinkham

Christian Formation Resource Specialist

Lydia Frasca

Finance Officer

Susanne McCarron

Search and Call

Tim Hughes

Horton Center Executive Director

Thaddeus Sieverding

CTE Specialist

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