SPRING LUNCH AND SPEAKER SERIES: Lenten Luncheons 2019 *60th Annual Gathering
You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Lenten Luncheon series sponsored by the Greater Concord Interfaith Council. The Council has sponsored the Lenten Luncheons since 1959, and is pleased to continue offering this historic series as an opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth.
Dates/Times: Thursdays: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11*** Time: 12:00 noon-1:00pm (April 11 til 1:30) Luncheon Location FOR ALL MEALS: Bow Mills United Methodist Church*, 505 South St., Bow, NH. Ticket Price Per Luncheon: $7.00 per person Proceeds To Benefit area non-profits, see below
Thursday, March 14 The Rev. Jason Wells: New Directions at the New Hampshire Council of Churches Rev. Jason Wells is the executive director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches. Prior to this position he served Episcopal congregations in New Hampshire for 13 years after his ordination in 2004. Jason is also a board member of the ACLU-NH, former president of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council and has served on the Episcopal Church's committee on ecumenical and interfaith relationships. Jason lives in Pembroke with his wife Courtney and their daughter Lydia. Beneficiary: The Crisis Center of Central New HampshireMeal Preparation: South Congregational Church Thursday, March 21 Phil and Eleanor Kimball: The Ethics of Dissent The Rev. Eleanor Kimball, is a retired U.C.C. pastor and member of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council. Phil Kimball serves on the Board of Directors for the NH Council of Churches. Both are members of First Congregational Church, UCC, in Concord. For more than a decade, they have attended Chautauqua Institution to expand their knowledge about a variety of issues. Last summer, they attended a week exploring “The Ethics of Dissent.” They will offer reflections from that week. Beneficiary: Family Promise of Greater Concord Meal Preparation: Concordia Lutheran Church
March 28 Bob and Joyce Ray: Living Sustainably at Japan’s Asian Rural Institute Bob and Joyce Ray, members of the First Congregational Church of Dunbarton, UCC, recently returned from their third volunteer assignment at the Asian Rural Institute in Japan. Learn about this working organic farm, its unique training program for South East Asian and African rural leaders, and the rewards of volunteering as short-term missionaries. Beneficiary: Concord Coalition to End HomelessnessMeal Preparation: Christ the King Parish April 4 Rev. Beth Richeson: Experiencing God at the NH Women’s Prison Rev. Beth Richeson serves as the chaplain at the NH Correctional Facility for Women now in Concord, NH. She was called into this ministry in 2005, while she was in seminary at Andover Newton Theological School. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA, Beth continues to be humbled in experiencing God in the midst of women in prison. Beneficiary: Friends of Forgotten ChildrenMeal Preparation: First Congregational Church Concord, UCC
April 11 Rabbi Robin Nafshi: Interfaith Seder (12:00—1:30pm) Rabbi Robin Nafshi (known as Rabbi Robin) was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2005. She joined Temple Beth Jacob in July of 2010. Before that, she served as the Assistant Rabbi at Temple Emeth in Teaneck, NJ and the Associate Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, NJ. Rabbi Robin sees her two primary roles as a teacher and as a provider of pastoral counseling. Rabbi Robin was born and raised in northern New Jersey and attended New York University and Cornell Law School. After moving to San Francisco, she worked as an attorney, and as a legal author and editor. In 2000, Rabbi Robin began her studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem. Beneficiary: Families in TransitionMeal Preparation: Temple Beth Jacob
*Directions to Bow Mills: South of the Concord/Bow town line at 505 South St. on the left; just north of Exit 1 off I-89 on the right. Entrances (main entrance and accessible entrance) are at the back of the church.
International Day of Peace / Piece of Pizza for Peace Day - Friday, September 21st, 2018 CROP Walk - Saturday, September 29th 2018 Thanksgiving Service - Sunday, November 18th 2018, 5-6pm, Temple Beth Jacob World AIDS Day Service - Sunday, November 25th, 2018, 6-7pm, Wesley United Methodist Church Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - Monday, January 21st, 2019 (Time and Location TBD) Lenten Lunches - Thursdays @ Noon (March 14th, 21st, 28th, April 4th, 11th, 2019), Bow Mills Methodist Church Interfaith Passover Seder - April 11th, 2019, Bow Mills Methodist Church Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 14th-20th, 2019
Monthly Council Meeting Location (2018/2019)
We meet the last Tuesday of the month.
(September 25th - Temple Beth Jacob, Concord October 30th - South Congregational Church of Concord November 27th - First Congregational Church, Concord (as of the meeting on 10/30/18) [3rd Tuesday] December 18th - Islamic Society of Concord January 29th - Wesley United Methodist, Concord (as of the meeting on 10/30/18) CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW STORM February 26th - Christ the King Parish, Concord March 26th - Concordia Lutheran Church, Concord April 30th - Boscawen Congregational Church May 28th - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Concord June 26th - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints