Wednesday Worship Service, March 1, 2017
Congregational Church of North Barnstead (CCNB) cordially invites the
public to attend a Taize’ Ash Wednesday Worship Service, March 1 at 7:00
peaceful service is in candlelight and lasts 45 minutes. CCNB, a “year
round” church built in 1820, is at 504 North Barnstead Road. Please come
and join in as we begin the season of Lent. All are welcome!
Congratulations to Kathryn McGinnis of Ctr. Barnstead, who has been
named to Husson University’s Fall 2016 President’s List for the Fall
a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s Bachelor of Science in
Healthcare Studies / Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program.
who make the President’s List must carry at least 12 graded credit hours
during the semester and earn a grade point average of between 3.80 to
4.0 during the period.
Valley Sno-Riders Poker Run, Saturday, February 25. Registration at
Tilton Hill ball field from 9:00-11:00am. Parking available for
68 Hours Of Hunger With The Funky Divas Of Gospel!!
Divas of Gospel are teaming up with our community to raise funds to “End
68 Hours of Hunger”. As you may know, “End 68 Hours of Hunger” is a
school-based program to provide weekend food for school children in
need. Bags of food that are nutritious, child friendly and easy to
prepare are assembled and given to children as they head home for the
weekend. This weekend food, along with school lunches, ease kid’s
anxiety, reduces absenteeism and improves attention span and school
Divas of Gospel is a seven-piece group who perform regularly in the New
Hampshire area, sharing their hard rockin’, reflective, toe tapping,
hand clapping, harmonious gospel and roots music. The Funky Divas’
performances are suitable for all ages and the group regularly performs
at a variety of theaters, entertainment venues and churches.
Recently after attending a Funky Divas of Gospel concert, a reporter
wrote, “All bluegrass, soul and gospel fans be forewarned: if you miss
this funky group (to paraphrase a line in one of their songs) “…it ain’t
nobody’s fault but yours.” The Congregational Church of North
Barnstead is hosting the concert at 504 North Barnstead Road – up the
hill from Locke Lake! In addition, baskets will be available as
you enter the concert for anyone who would also like to bring food
donations for the Barnstead Food Pantry.
suggested donation is $7 per person. For more information about
the show, to donate to “End 68 Hours of Hunger,” to reserve tickets, to
purchase tickets to donate so others may attend, or to purchase tickets
for yourself, please contact Chris Bonoli at
email@example.com or call
603-340-1468. For information about The Funky Divas visit their website
www.funkydivasofgospel.com or find them on Facebook
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Meet the Candidates
Candidates Night will be held Friday, February 24th at the Barnstead
Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. The Oscar Foss Memorial Library is pleased
to sponsor this event. All candidates for Town and School offices have
been invited to participate. Bring along your questions and have a
chance to hear the candidates speak on the issues. There is parking at
the Town Hall and also parking behind and beside the Library.
February Vacation Closing
The Oscar Foss Memorial Library will close
during February vacation week, 2/28 – 3/5, so we can spruce up for our
Centennial! Any library fees accrued at that time will be waived. During
the week, we will be painting, cleaning the floors, and rearranging our
layout to make it easier to find what you need. Stop in after March 7th
to see our exciting new updates!
We are looking for volunteers to
assist us with moving and re-shelving books. If you would like to help
out, please contact the library at 603-269-3900, or email us at
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
Ever ask the questions or maybe thought to yourself, how
could a “Loving God” send people to hell? Why does a “loving God” allow
suffering? Can one religion be “right” and the others “wrong”? Maybe you
thought but never dared to ask, what gives God, the right to tell me how
to live or why is the church responsible for so much injustice.
If you have ever had these questions or other questions about God,
then we would invite you to our 6-week class entitled “The Reason for
God” based on the New York Times bestselling book “The Reason for God:
Belief in an Age of Skepticism” by Timothy Keller.
The classes begin
on Sunday, March 5th at 4:30 PM and will run until Sunday, April 9th.
The classes are free, the materials are $10 per person or $15 per
couple. The classes will be held at the Center Barnstead Christian
Church located across from the Barnstead Town Hall.
To order the
class materials or to have any questions answered please call the church
at 603-269-8831 or go to our website
“Twink” Merrill, 83, of Bow Lake Road, died February 16th at the Concord
Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born
in Lexington, MA, the son of Harvey and Helen (Hutchinson) Merrill. He
was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. He was an Army Veteran having
served in Japan and he was a member of the Barnstead American Legion
Post. He retired after 40 years from the NH State Fish & Game Department
of Fisheries. He was a member of the Barnstead Historical Society. He
cleaned and maintained all the “old” cemeteries in town for many years.
He had compiled a genealogy and published a book on the old early
Barnstead families. He loved everything involving the outdoors.
survived by his wife Grace (Higgins) Merrill and a daughter Diane F.
Merrill, both of Barnstead, a brother Douglas Merrill and wife Nancy of
Englewood, FL, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister,
no visiting hours. At his request, a private scattering of remains, in
the woods, will be scheduled in the spring.
in his memory may be made to The Barnstead Historical Society C/O
Treasurer, Jean Terry, 76 Maple St. Center Barnstead, NH 03225
Funeral Home, David Pollard, Director, assisted the family with