Photo taken at the Easter Sunrise Service, April 20, 2014
Serving the Rochester, NH community since 1731
A member of the United Church of Christ
A progressive Christian voice on the NH Seacoast
We affirm all people are created in God's own image regardless of race, gender, religious background or sexual orientation
Rev. Eliza reflects on Jacob's dream and God's presence in our midst.
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In recent days, the flag which hangs over the First Church front entrance has disappeared on more than one occasion. This flag is a symbol of First Church's affirmation that wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. We are grateful that replacement rainbow flags are on their way from NH, ME, DC, KY, and CT., at last count, and best wishes and support have come from even farther places around the world.
Rev. Eliza recently said we are "Hopeful that this low-level harassment will open our hearts to those who live in constant fear for their safety and their lives, simply because of who they are.
"Hopeful that our witness brings hope to those who despair.
"Hopeful that we may embody, as a church, the perfect love that drives out fear, and become a place of safety for all of God's children.
"May we always be a church and a people of the Gospel, serving Christ as we serve our neighbors: the hungry, the homeless, the imprisoned, the despairing, the fearful, the hurting, the abandoned."
Every Thursday at 3:00 pm
Prayer Shawl Ministry.
If you like to knit and/or crotchet or would like to learn
why not join this wonderful group who make prayer shawls for people in particular need?
Every second Saturday
Pink Cadillac on Route 11
Saturday, August 2- Blueberry Fest 7:30am-1pm
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