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May 31 Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday Virtual Worship

posted by Lee Church   [ updated ]

Greetings friends!  This Sunday is Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday. We encourage you to wear red as a symbol of the joy and the fire of the Holy Spirit.
Our virtual worship this Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. will be via zoom.  Included below is the link for that.  You can access zoom via a computer, i-pad or smart phone, or via regular phone by calling in on the numbers listed.  We are using zoom this Sunday as it is Pentecost Sunday, and we are celebrating our Confirmation Class of Mac Harmon, Sarah McTague, and Hayden Spires.  We have a lively service full of wonderful music, and active participation from our confirmands and their mentors and guides, Sheila Bennion, Katherine Moore, 
Jill Paré and Rick Smith.  We hope you will join us.  The link to the service will be on our Lee Church web site  www.leechurch.org, and our Lee Church Congregational FB page if you lose track of this e-mail.  All are welcome, please come as you are, and if you want, you can choose to shut down the video portion of the zoom if you do not want to be seen.

 Pastor Larry will open up the call about 9:15 a.m. if you want to come early and chat and get comfortable, and prelude music will dart at 9:25 a.m. and Praise Team music at 9:30 a.m.  Pastor Larry will go over some zoom protocols right at the beginning of the service.  We will also keep the call open at the end of the service until about 11:00 a.m. to have a virtual coffee hour after the service so folks can greet and talk to each other, our confirmands and mentors.  

 We are looking forward to a great Sunday service, and hope you can join us.  If you have any questions contact Pastor Larry at pastor@leechurch.orgEnjoy your weekend!

 

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Time: May 31, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Memorial Day Sunday Worship May 24

posted May 22, 2020, 12:22 PM by Lee Church   [ updated ]

All are welcome to worship with us virtually on Sunday, May 24.
The New Hampshire Council of the United Church of Christ has encouraged churches to give pastors a “Sunday off” from having to plan worship during these taxing days and Lee Church Governing Board voted to approve this. Pastor Larry will be taking Sunday, May 24 off. The Council of Conference Ministers invites you to worship with them on May 24th. There is a communion element to this service; you may wish to have the elements of communion prepared prior to starting the video. As this is a pre-recorded event, feel free to watch at your convenience.
View the worship video through this link. A copy of the bulletin can be downloaded at this link

Wilkinson Food Pantry Open today (May 18) 6-7 PM

posted May 18, 2020, 12:38 PM by Lee Church

The Pantry is open from 6-7 PM today (May 18) - We will be using a walk-up window for ordering and delivery curbside for a contact-less visit with you. 

We serve residents from the towns of Lee, Durham, Madbury, Newmarket and Nottingham. 
We distribute some USDA foods which requires filling out a form. All information is kept confidential
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May 17 Eastertide: Earth Justice Worship at 9:30 AM

posted May 16, 2020, 12:08 PM by Lee Church

Welcome to our next Virtual Worship Service this Sunday, May, 17 at 9:30 from Pastor Larry Brickner-Wood's Facebook page.  It is the sixth Sunday in Eastertide, and we will continue our celebration of Earth and Earth Justice.  We will have some wonderful music from Dana Cunningham, Lauren Best, Rev, Craig Werth, and Cynthia Chatis. All are welcome or you can check it out on our Lee Church page right after the service.   Attached below is the bulletin for this Sunday's virtual worship service.   

Earth and Christianity Reading List

posted May 8, 2020, 1:06 PM by Lee Church

During this time of Covid-19 and stay-at-home orders, perhaps you're finding more time to read.  If you're looking for ideas, Barb Wauchope of Inside<<.>>Outside has compiled a great list of environmentally-themed books:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BKSlr5NCQC2IeHgenHOysDPFN3Zy3QbG

 Stay safe and well everyone!

One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

posted May 8, 2020, 11:53 AM by Lee Church

"You are God's field; God's building."

Through the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering, we are planting seeds of new life. Together, we are investing in communities worldwide: providing education to girls and boys, empowering communities through vocational training, supporting microcredit lending and seeing people through to self-sufficiency, empowering families with skills to support themselves and their neighbors, and participating in sustainable solutions that offer dignity to all.

These are just a few ways the OGHS offering touches God’s children, in addition to disaster relief and refugee initiatives.

Through your generosity, the world is a better place. But more is needed. Today, you have an opportunity to plant seeds into the lives of others. Be a co-worker with God. Building, planting, watering…and trusting that God gives growth to all good gifts shared in faith. Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for your generosity.

Donate using your credit/debit card through Lee Church website
leechurch.org, click the donate button on the left side of the home page and add OGHS in the Special Instructions. Or donate by mailing a check to Lee Church and add OGHS on the memo line. Your support is needed and appreciated. Thank you.

For more information or to make an online donation directly to the UCC, visit: https://www.ucc.org/oghs

 

May 10 Mother’s Day Sunday & Eastertide 5 Worship at 9:30 AM

posted May 8, 2020, 11:41 AM by Lee Church

Welcome to our next Virtual Worship Service this Sunday, May, 10 at 9:30 from Pastor Larry Brickner-Wood's Facebook page.  It is the fifth Sunday in Eastertide, and we will be celebrating Mother's Day and our Mother Earth, telling stories of sacred places and sacred lands.  We will have some wonderful music from Hilary Justice, Lauren Best, Rising Appalachia, David Ripley and Sacred Earth Drummers, and prayers for and from the earth.   Join us in celebrating all the mother's in our lives, our mother earth, and the healing power of the Holy Spirit, Mother of us all, as we gather together across this virtual landscape.   All are welcome or you can check it out on our Lee Church page right after the service.   Attached below is the bulletin for this Sunday's virtual worship service.   

Confirmation Class Mission Project:

posted May 6, 2020, 12:11 PM by Lee Church

Our confirmation class is supporting foster children and their families this year. We are working with Ascencia Care Alliance who support foster children from ages 0-18 years. Ascencia also helps foster families and birth parents to provide nurturing homes for the children.

 Before the pandemic forced a shut down, we had focused on collecting for teens in foster care, whose needs are often overlooked.  We received some nice donations for that, but our further efforts have been hindered due to the pandemic.  At this point, we are asking for donations directly in the form of cash or gift cards.  These can be sent to the Church or made directly and securely on-line at www.leechurch.org.  These donations will allow us to complete our project and help support the important work of Ascentia.

 Check out the great work of Ascentia at https://www.ascentria.org/.

 Thank you for your support and for all of your generosity and contributions!

May 3 Worship 9:30 am Celebrating our Farms & Communion

posted May 2, 2020, 11:28 AM by Lee Church

Greetings folks—attached is the bulletin for this Sunday's virtual worship service.  It will be on Facebook Live on Pastor Larry's page (Larry Brickner-Wood) which you can access even if you are not on Facebook.  You can also link to it through our Lee Church Facebook page.  During the service, feel free to comment, say hello, to offer prayers that you would like lifted up, and gratitude sharing you want us to see, and anything else you care to proclaim!  This week is Communion Sunday and we will be celebrating our farms with music you can sing along with. All the lyrics are in the bulletin (attached below). Please feel free to sing along at home, and to do the responsive litany even though I can't hear you, except from the heart.

God bless you all, and I hope to see you on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.--and the service will stay up on our Lee Church page and Pastor's Larry's page after that so you can listen in at any time. 

Rise up!  Jesus Lives!

Pastor Larry

 

April 26 Earth Day Sunday 9:30 Worship on Facebook Live

posted Apr 24, 2020, 10:47 AM by Lee Church

Greetings folks—attached is the bulletin for this Sunday's virtual worship service.  It will be on Facebook Live on Pastor Larry's page (Larry Brickner-Wood) which you can access even if you are not on Facebook.  You can also link to it through our Lee Church Facebook page.  During the service, feel free to comment, say hello, to offer prayers that you would like lifted up, and gratitude sharing you want us to see, and anything else you care to proclaim!  This week we will have lots of music you can sing along with. All the lyrics are in the bulletin (attached below). Please feel free to sing along at home, and to do the responsive litany even though I can't hear you, except from the heart.

God bless you all, and I hope to see you on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.--and the service will stay up on our Lee Church page and Pastor's Larry's page after that so you can listen in at any time. 

Rise up!  Jesus Lives!

Pastor Larry

 

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