March 15th Weekly Word

One Great Hour of Sharing

For the next few weeks, we are collected monies to be given to the UCC special offering, One Great Hour of Sharing, which helps people in deep need. When you give, you help families around the world become stronger, healthier and better equipped to address hardships and catastrophes that would otherwise leave them destitute and hopeless. 

HCC will be receiving donations for One Great Hour of Sharing through March 26th. You can put money in the special offering envelopes at worship, or make checks out to the church (designating “One Great Hour of Sharing”). Thank you, as always, for your continued support of these important mission opportunities.

To learn more about OGHS, watch the video below or visit, here.

Welcoming Our Newest Members

On Sunday, March 12th, we welcomed four new members to our HCC community!

Let's give them all a warm welcome!!

From left to right, Janet Kliska, Judy Ross, Lynn D'Adamo & Paul D'Adamo

Lynn & Paul D'Adamo

Paul & Lynn moved to Hampstead, NH from North Attleboro, MA in February 2020.

Paul and Lynn have been married since 1986 and have two children, Elise (and husband Aaron) in Bedford, NH and Alan in Nashville, TN. They are the proud grandparents of Lydia and Emily, children of Elise and Aaron.

Paul & Lynn were members of the Four Corners Community Chapel (Congregational Church) in Cumberland, RI for over 30 years, serving on several Boards and Committees including Stewardship, Missions, Deacons, Church Communications, and Church Council. 

We look forward to participating in all aspects of Hampstead Congregational Church and the Hampstead community. 

Janet Kliska

I'm originally from Methuen, MA. I have one sister Kathryn who lives in Pelham.

Don and I have been married for 52 years and have 3 sons, 4 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

I worked for our family business from the time I was 15 to when I retired at 62.

I have been a Methodist all my life and the last 35 years or so have regularly attended two UCC churches.

We have lived in Hampstead for 5+ years.

Don and I have enjoyed many years of traveling, including boating and RVing. We also both enjoygolf and day trips around New England.

Judy Ross

Judy lives in Hampstead with her dog, Teddy. She has two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren.

Several years ago she attended Hampstead Congregational with her friend, Juanita, who most of you know.

She looks forward to Pastor Kathy's Sunday sermons, as they are relevant and uplifting in difficult times.

Members of the congregation are most welcoming and dedicated to supporting the church. Judy is happy to become a member of Hampstead Congregational.

Worship This Week

Please join us in the Sanctuary

at 10am on Sunday for the

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Madison Claire Wuzzardo Baptism

Please join us for a coffee hour after the service.

We hope you will join us in person or online.

The service will be live streamed through

Facebook Live here

or on 3CX here

artwork: "Child of the Universe" © Mary Southard Used with permission.

Out of Office

Pastor Kathy will be on vacation starting on Monday, March 20th through Sunday, March 26th.

Rev. Linda Lea Snyder will be providing pastoral coverage during these dates (ph. 203-927-5387). 

Rev. Lois Pinton will celebrate worship with HCC next Sunday, March 26th in the sanctuary.

Looking for Tech Volunteers

Do you like to work with technology?

Then we need you!

We are looking for a few more people to volunteer on Sunday mornings to livestream our services.

After 2-3 days of training, the volunteer position would be a 3-hour commitment one Sunday morning a month, or more if feasible.

If you are interested, please contact the church office @ 603-329-6985.

Please come and support NuDay Syria.

Missions could use your help making brownies.

Contact the office if you can provide some for the event.

Open Clerk Position at HCC

Is writing notes an interest of yours?

Our congregation is looking for someone to fill the position of clerk. Primary responsibility is to take notes and participate at the monthly Ministry Oversight meetings and at the annual congregational meeting. Interested? Please let our Moderator, Fred Malcolm, or Pastor Kathy know.

Our conference is helping us to think about doing church differently in our changing world.

They are offering three workshops for us to explore.

Several church members are planning to attend the workshop on Saturday, April 22. Would you come too? If we get six people to come, we're able to attend free! If you're interested, please let Pastor Kathy or the office know.

We Would Love More Pictures

We are looking for pictures, either candid or planned, of our HCC community.

If you take pictures at any of our many services or events, please send them to Maria at

We would love to include them in our Weekly Word and other media. Thanks!

Farewell to Jane Conradsen

Jane has moved on to the next stage of her life. March 5th was her final service at HCC. We appreciate all her ministry with and to us these past 20+ years. She will be greatly missed.

As of 4/1/23, her new address will be: 7 Fox Run Lane, #22, West Lebanon, NH 03784. Her phone number will remain the same.

Good luck and Godspeed, Jane!

Scam Emails & Texts

Emails and Texts 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/text--she'll address it to your name. She will never ask you for money/gift cards over email nor via a text.

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

If in doubt, please contact the church office or Pastor Kathy.

A Word from Peace and Justice

Here is the final report about the Tea Talks as well as a preview of the Juneteenth Celebrations This summer.

Here are the full descriptions of this year's Tea Talks and links to watch recordings of them here.

This year's BHTNH Juneteenth Celebrations will be held June 10, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2023 and includes a Shaker Village tour, a panel discussion, a Reggae festival, a gospel choir concert, African drumming, and more…

A calendar of events can be found here.

Cuteness Overload!

Barbara & Andy Wallack's two year old granddaughter Zoey

is ready for school with her school backpack, new boots and a big smile!

If you'd like to share pictures of your families, please send them to!

Music Corner by Herb Tardiff

Franz Schubert, January 31st, 1797– November 19th, 1828

Franz Schubert was one of the most prolific composers in the history of classical music and is credited as one of the early pioneers of the Romantic Era in music.

In addition to his contributions in writing lieder, Schubert wrote a number of chamber works for string quartet and quintet, solo piano pieces, and symphonies that are still regularly performed today.

Schubert's last two requests before he died were that he hear a performance of Beethoven's String Quartet #14 one last time and that he be buried next to Beethoven after he passed. Both wishes were fulfilled. 

By the time Schubert had died at age 31, he had written over 1,000 pieces of music.

Light the Steeple!

Light our steeple to honor a loved one.

Perfect for memorials,

weddings, birthdays,

anniversaries and more.

Visit our website for more information

or call the office at 603-329-6985

March Birthdays

Tom M. 03/13 

Chloe S. 03/19 

Chris M. 03/23 

Dave C. 02/12 

Tom S. 03/25 

Al L. 03/26 

Herb T. 03/27

If you would like your birthday recognized, please call the office to make sure we have it in our records!

New Hampshire Conference UCC Weekly News

We thought you might enjoy reading the NH Conference UCC weekly newsletter. You can read it with this link.

3/14/2023 Newsletter

Each week, we will update this section of our Weekly Word with the new link for the current newsletter.

Missions Opportunities:

Food Drive to Support

Saint Anne Ecumenical

Food Pantry

 Grated cheese, salad dressing, pasta sauce, quick bread/muffin mix,

hearty/meaty soups (Chunky, Progresso), boxed crackers, hot cocoa,

cereal (Cheerios & Multigrain Cheerios).

Please drop off any donations in the foyer of Hadley Hall

Please, no expired items.

Thank you for all your support!

To sign up for the next volunteer opportunity click here. If you are interested in volunteering contact Jane DeRosa via email at

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 ( 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!
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