Join Us For
Holy Week And Easter Services At CCNB (And An Egg Hunt Too!)
for worship during Holy Week and Easter at Congregational Church of
North Barnstead, UCC.
Thursday evening, April 13th at 7pm we gather
for the Maundy Thursday and Tenebrae service, remembering Jesus’ last
night with his disciples. On that night, Jesus washed the feet of his
disciple and said, “Love one another as I have loved you”. We will
receive communion and all are welcome at the communion table. We then
move into the service of Tenebrae, the Latin word for shadows as we hear
about Jesus’ betrayal, arrest, passion, trial, death and burial with a
gradual extinguishing of lights.
This is powerful service that draws
us into the events that surrounded Jesus in his last days and hours,
preparing our hearts us for the resurrection to come.
April 16th, the joy of the resurrection will resound at our 10 am
worship service, with brass and hymns and the blessed Easter story told
for all ages. After worship there will be coffee hour and an Easter Egg
Hunt for children.
located at 504 North Barnstead Road, at the north side of Center
From Alton, take 28S toward Barnstead. Turn left onto Peacham Road.
Going north from Barnstead on Rte. 28, turn right on Peacham Road,
travel to the end of the road, and turn right on North Barnstead Road.
The church is ¼ mile on the left. Parking is on the street; there is a
drop off area in front of the church and accessible parking. We are
child friendly and welcome the joyful noise of young children.
Questions? Call our pastor, Rev. Nancy Talbott at 724-4293. Find us on
the web @ ccnorthbarnstead.com, or on Facebook at “The Congregational
Church of North Barnstead, United Church of Christ.”
Memorial Library News
April is National Poetry Month!
National Poetry Month by writing us a haiku about your favorite book.
Haiku is a Japanese poem of 17 syllables formatted in 3 lines. The poem
should have 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second, and 5 in the
last line. We will display all haikus that are submitted in a scrapbook
at the library! You can submit your haiku online at oscarfoss.org, or by
dropping it off at the library during open hours.
Create a shoebox diorama of your favorite book using
marshmallow Peeps! Entries are due by April 15th and will be on display
at the library for voting until April 22nd. The winner will be notified
on April 26th and will receive our giant basket of candy!
• Box must be approximately the size of a shoebox.
of the book represented should be prominent and your name should be
marked somewhere on the box. An entry form will need to be filled out at
the circulation desk with your name, email and phone number so we can
contact the winner.
• Any materials can be used for construction and
design, but the characters must be made out of Peeps. Please keep
entries PG, they will be on display at the library and need to be child
Afternoon Tea & Movie
Join us at the library on
Saturday, April 22nd at 3pm for an afternoon tea and showing of “To Walk
Invisible: The Bronte Sisters”. We will serve tea, pastries and finger
sandwiches. Feel free to bring along your favorite tea cup! Registration
is required and space is limited. Please register online at
oscarfoss.org or by calling 603-269-3900.
Please call the library
(269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information
about any of our programs or events. There is always something happening
at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and
Wednesday: 10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm,
Sunday and Monday: closed.
Peter E. Bartlett of Barnstead, NH passed away peacefully on
March 17, 2017, gently holding the hands of loved ones, after a
courageous battle with cancer.
Peter was born May 1, 1966 in
Pittsfield, MA to the late Hank and Gertrude “Tiny” Bartlett. He was
preceded by his beloved companion, Gwen Colvin with whom he spent 20
Peter worked as a foreman for American Fence in
Hooksett, NH. He loved motorcycles, watching the Patriots and Red Sox,
and his pup, Patches. He also enjoyed watching the red cardinals
and humming birds at his many feeders around his property. Peter
was a good man, a hard worker and an even better friend. He will be
greatly missed by his family and friends.
Peter is survived by his
daughters Ashley Goodnow and Sarah Bartlett of Pittsfield, MA and Amanda
Colvin of Manchester, NH, and three grandchildren. A celebration of life
will be held at the Alton American Legion on Wolfeboro HWY on April 15th
from 5 to 8 PM. Loved ones and friends are encouraged to Join Peter’s