July 21st Weekly Word
Worship Service This Week

Please join us in the sanctuary or online for the
Ninth Sunday of Pentecost

The service will also be live-streamed through Facebook Live here or on 3CX here. We hope you will join us in person or online.
A Word about Masks

We are no longer requiring mask-wearing during Worship and Coffee Hour, given the high percentage of people who are vaccinated in New Hampshire, and because COVID-19 transmission has significantly fallen.

As community risk from COVID-19 has decreased, the NH Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) now recommends that asymptomatic persons can choose to go without face masks in most indoor and outdoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. However, face masks are still generally recommended for anyone who desires maximal protection for themselves (or household contacts who are medically vulnerable or unvaccinated), and for persons who are immunocompromised.

Therefore, we recognize that some may still prefer the comforting qualities that mask-wearing offers. We encourage you to do what makes you feel comfortable, and we support you in that!
Is your garden producing crops you can share?

If you have extra crops from your garden you would like to share with other church members and help an amazing cause, please bring them to the foyer of Hadley Hall when you come for Sunday Service!

For those who would like these fresh items, feel free to take as many as you'd like. If you'd like to make a donation, all proceeds will go to RIP Medical Debt. Donations can be placed in the lock box on the wall or the basket at the service.
Thank you from Isaiah 58 for Ice Cream Social Funds
An Update from Judy Dobson

Dear friends, I cannot thank you enough for the support and generosity you have extended to me during this difficult time. I am simply overwhelmed with the caring and love you continue to offer!

The fire was terrifying and the loss significant; however, my neighbors and I are safe...and that is what really matters.

With a great deal of help from my family, I have been moving through the many steps that have to be taken right away. At this point the building has been cleared...and the demolition and new construction will hopefully begin soon. Much has been lost...but much can be cleaned and salvaged as well. I am very fortunate!

Right now I am living in a hotel in Manchester where I am beginning to "settle in" to my new reality. I confess that my mind is still kind of "muddled", but I am "getting there" and hope to be back in church with all of you very soon.

Thank you again...from the bottom of my heart! Judy Dobson
Coffee Hour Continues

Please consider joining us after this Sunday's service.

If you want to take charge of the food items for one Sunday or more, please contact the Church Office or sign up after service.
Rides Needed To Sunday Services
Looking for Rides on
August 1st

Erin McCune has offered to provide some of the rides for some HCC members that wish to come to Church services but are no longer driving. We could use others to help too. Erin cannot provide rides on 8/1.

Consider putting on your 'Taxi Cap' and driving a member or two. Be it for one Sunday or more! It will be greatly appreciated.

Please reach out to our office at 603-329-6985 or at hcc1752@gmail.com.

These members will be so happy to be able to come to a service. Thank you.
Are You Looking for a
Part-Time Position?

We are seeking a part-time Sexton (Custodian) to manage the cleaning and care of our historic sanctuary building and fellowship hall.

The Sexton assures the cleanliness and routine maintenance of the buildings, helps with setup and logistics for worship services and special events.

Contact Chris McCune, Chairperson Operations or contact the Church office.
Scam Emails

Emails are often sent, saying they are from Pastor Kathy or another staff member. She (or the HCC staff) will never send out a generic email--she'll address it to your name. She will never ask you for money/gift cards over email.

Also, any email from Pastor Kathy will always have her signature line on the bottom with her phone number/address.

If in doubt, please call the church or send an email to pastorkathyucc@gmail.com.
Office Hours for the Summer
Now thru August 27th, the Church Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-12 Noon.
Pastor Kathy Summer 2021 Plans
While Pastor Kathy is out on leave, please note the following pastoral coverage:

Rev. Ruth Gallot will provide pastoral coverage now - August 1 (ph. 603-483-8578).

In addition, Pastor Kathy will be traveling to Wisconsin in late August for her mother's memorial service. Rev. Linda Lea Snyder will be providing pastoral coverage from August 16 - August 29 (ph. 203-927-5387).

Upper Room Devotional

We have a couple of copies of the July/August Upper Room devotional available in the foyer to Hadley Hall. If you need a copy mailed to you, please contact the main office.
Bible Study Is Meeting Weekly
All Are Invited!

Right now we are studying the parables of Jesus. This study will take readers back in time to understand how the original Jewish audience heard the stories.

We meet every Thursday at 10 am at Jeanne Stalker 's home.

For more information, or to get the address to attend, contact Linda Tilden at latdet50@comcast.net or call 978-973-7681.
Notes from the Music Director . . .
Sharing some interesting stories and facts with you about famous composers.
Rage Over A Lost Penny

Beethoven was desperately messy and the smell coming from his lodgings wasn’t too good either,. Uneaten trays of food piled up in the corner, right next to his manuscript paper.

Unsurprisingly, he was always at odds with his landlords, though, from their point of view, his squalid lifestyle was possibly the least of his faults.

People complained he kept odd hours and played the piano too loudly. Worst of all, he had a habit of shouting at his servants for stealing from him. The Rondo a capriccio of 1795 later gained the nickname Rage Over A Lost Penny because on the night he was writing it, the composer was sure a maid had stolen his gold penny and he turned his entire apartment over looking for it.
Missions Opportunities:
Current Food Pantry Needs:

  • boxed crackers
  • individually wrapped crackers
  • cereal
  • pancake mix and syrup
  • salad dressings
  • boxed pasta salad mixes
  • granola bars
  • barbecue sauce
Food Drive to Support
Saint Anne Ecumenical Food Pantry
Thank you ALL for your generous donations to our continuous drives!! 

For July and August, we are going to focus on the needs of St. Anne’s Food Pantry. 
Thank you again for all your support!

Please drop off any donations in the foyer of Hadley Hall

This month we help serve on Wednesday, July 28th. You can sign up here.
Volunteer @ Soup Kitchen
The Sonshine Soup Kitchen needs volunteers to prepare and package the food for "To Go Meals." We partner with Atkinson Congregational Church once a month on the 4th
Wednesday of the month to help out from 3-6pm.

Blankets for Project Linus
For those of you who have been busy sewing, quilting, knitting, or crocheting, we have an new opportunity to donate those handmade items!

We located a national organization that has local chapters called Project Linus (https://www.facebook.com/projectlinussouthwestnewhampshire/). This organization's mission is "to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans". Blankets are given to children in need through NH.

*We welcome all styles of blankets made in child-friendly colors/prints. 
*Crocheted, knitted, quilted (100% cotton or flannel), fleece….you don’t have to be an expert! 
*Blankets must be NEW, HANDMADE and WASHABLE. 
*Fabric blankets can be quilted by machine, hand or tied. If you are tying the blanket make sure the ends are trimmed to 1” and the knots are secure. 
*Please do not add any embellishments to the blankets such as buttons that could be swallowed by a child. 
*If you are using a no-sew fleece pattern, please be sure to trim off both selvages FIRST. Not sure what selvages are? Ask the clerk who is cutting your fleece to please show you, they’re those odd looking edges at the top and bottom of the piece you have, sort of raggy looking.
*We accept all sizes of blankets. We donate to children, infants through teen years, so any size is appropriate. Baby blankets are typically 36”X36” or 36”X42”, toddler-pre-teen are typically about 40”X60”, and teen blankets are at least 60"X72".

Blankets can be dropped off in the entry way of Hadley Hall.

Thank you for your support of this project!
Connect on Facebook
Are you on Facebook? Do you follow Hampstead Congregational Church? Please like our page to know about all the great events in the church. Liking also supports our church when people check us out. If you are already connected, share our good news!

Rev. Kathy also has a page for all who are interested to follow.

We are now on Instagram!
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Want to get the word out about what’s happening at HCC? If you want to publicize your event or remind the congregation about something, please email the office (hcc1752@gmail.com) by Wednesday at noon so that your information can be included in that week’s Weekly Word. Feel free to send in information up to three weeks in advance of an upcoming event. We want all of the congregation (not just the Team leaders) to be empowered to get the word out about all the activities that are happening at Hampstead Congregational Church!
Our Mailing Address:
61 Main Street
Hampstead, NH 03841

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