Barnstead NH News

November 21, 2018


The Barnstead Historical Society will be holding their 3rd annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 8th at the Barnstead Town Hall from 9am-1pm. We are looking for crafters and vendors. If you are interested in renting a table, please call Jeannie at 269-5441.



Christmas Tea For All Ladies At Center Barnstead Christian Church


Christmas is in the air and we would like to invite ladies to join us for a time of peaceful reflection on the true meaning of Christmas.  Center Barnstead Christian Church will be hosting a Christmas Tea on Saturday December 1st at 6pm.  This will be a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.  


Please join us for delicious food, wonderful company, beautiful decorations and a reverent reading of the Nativity Story.  This is an event planned with every adult lady in mind, so feel free to bring a friend!  We are the church located next door to the Town Hall and we look forward to your being with us for this delightful Christmas Tea.  


Center Barnstead Christian Church will also be hosting “All is Bright” a Christmas show created and performed by students from the Word of Life Bible Institute, the following Friday, December 7th at 7pm.  This show is for the whole family and is free! Join us at Prospect Mountain High School for a night of festive worship as we sing your favorite Christmas songs, tickle your funny bone and present the true meaning of Christmas.  For more information on these events, the link to reserve free tickets for “All is Bright” and our Sunday worship and Kids for Christ Program, please visit our website at or call us at (603) 269-8831.



Oscar Foss Memorial Library News

Holiday Craft Buffet!


On Thursday, November 29th we will be filling our meeting room with crafting supplies so you can create holiday gifts! Join us for crafting, snacks, and conversation from 5-8pm. Feel free to bring along your own supplies to share as well. All ages are welcome to attend.


Read With Mack!

Need a little practice reading or just love dogs? Register to read to Mack our very special Reading Therapy Dog. Mack will be at the library on Wednesday, December 5th from 3-4pm. Sessions will run for 15 minutes per family. Come in to the library or call 269-3900 to sign up for a session. 


Holiday Hours

The library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.


Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website ( for more information about 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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Barnstead Pack and Troop 43 would like to thank all those Barnstead residents who contributed to our annual Scouting For Food Drive. We collected over 500 items which were delivered to the Barnstead Food Pantry.



Advent Make and Take Family Event


Looking for a new activity to get into the Christmas spirit? The Congregational Church of North Barnstead is offering a Sunday afternoon Advent Family Event on December 2nd.  


Stop in anytime from 1 pm to 3 pm. There will be craft stations to create cards, an advent wreath, and other Christmas decorations. There will be music, cider, and Christmas snacks and cookies. Everyone is welcome! 


The Congregational Church of North Barnstead, UCC is located at 504 North Barnstead Road, in Ctr. Barnstead.


Worship is every Sunday at 10 am with programming for children and youth followed by coffee hour. 


CCNB is Open and Affirming (LGTBQ+) and Accessible to All with physical challenges. 


Join us!



A Holiday Celebration

Prospect Mountain Chamber Singers offer Community Concerts, December 1st and 6th.


Prospect Mountain High School’s excellent chamber choir, directed by Wesley Raines, will offer two community concerts to kick off the holiday season, one in Alton and another in North Barnstead. 


“A Holiday Celebration” will feature the music of Alfred Burt, Stephen Foster, and Russ Robinson.


Performances are on Saturday, December 1st at 7 PM at the Alton Community Church at 20 Church St., and Thursday, December 6th at 7 PM at the Congregational Church of North Barnstead, UCC, at 504 North Barnstead Road. 


No admission: Donations are accepted at the door to support the Prospect Mountain High School Music Program.  













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