Barnstead NH News

April 12, 2017


Join Us For Holy Week And Easter Services At CCNB (And An Egg Hunt Too!)


Join us 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.


On Sunday, 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. 


CCNB is located at 504 North Barnstead Road, at the north side of Center Barnstead. 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 @, or on Facebook at “The Congregational Church of North Barnstead, United Church of Christ.”



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
April is National Poetry Month!


Celebrate 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, or by dropping it off at the library during open hours.


Peeps Diorama Contest!
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!


Contest Rules:
• Box must be approximately the size of a shoebox.


• Name 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 appropriate.


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 or by calling 603-269-3900.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( 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.




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Peter E. Bartlett


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 loving years.


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 family. 













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