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Lee Crafters Pop Up Sale For Three Saturdays in December!

posted Dec 2, 2020, 11:49 AM by Lee Church

As many of you know, the Holiday Festival was cancelled for 2020. However, we have many crafts that are available for you to purchase at a pop up sale. Christmas masks, mugs with matching coasters, car seat blankets with match ing hats, apron sets, microwave bowls and so much more! Many things are one of a kind and lovingly made by local Crafters.

Where: The Coop/132 North River Road in Lee 
When: Saturdays 12/5, 12/12, and 12/19 
Time: 9am to 1 pm 

Come distanced and masked. We will be outdoors, so dress warm. This is rain, shine or snow! There is a roofed porch area if it rains or snows!

Microwave bowls, Child's handknit, seasonal masks
all available at the pop up sale Saturdays in December at the Coop/ 132 No River Rd Lee

 

Advent Begins - Virtual Worship Nov 29 at 9:30 AM

posted Nov 27, 2020, 3:16 PM by Lee Church   [ updated Nov 27, 2020, 3:33 PM ]

Join us for worship on November 29, at 9:30AM. We begin our journey through Advent this Sunday. Our focus is on Hope.

Meditation on Community Life: The Advent Wreath

The Advent Wreath, which in recent years has been adopted enthusiastically as a congregational ritual during public worship, actually began as an at-home devotional practice. As we worship virtually, we encourage your households to create an Advent Wreath in your own particular style and preferences. 

An Advent wreath has 5 candles arranged in a circle.  Candles may be tapers, or pillars:
           3 blue or purple, lit on 1st, 2nd and 4th Sundays
           1 rose or pink, lit on 3rd Sunday
           1 white or gold, placed in the center, to be lit on Christmas Eve. 

Or, fully embracing this time of change and emergence, you can adapt the wreath candles to colors that are special to you, signify the rainbow of diversity in our worlds, or just make you smile!

Surround the candles with evergreen boughs, or other decorative elements that speak to the season of the year. You may want to hold off on the reds and greens of Christmas; Advent is a celebration of anticipation, waiting, getting ready.

 Each week of Advent you may want to light the Advent wreath, lighting the appropriate candles, and reading scriptures and/or prayers from the Advent devotional resources.  This can be a moment to help you and/or your family reflect on the year past, with its trauma and displacements, in light of the scriptures that call us to faithfully get ready for a new moment in the coming of Christ.

Happy New Year as we enter into a new season in Christ!

Our service is streamed live on Pastor Larry's 'Larry Brickner-Wood' Facebook page, starting at 9:15 AM and will be posted right after the service on our Lee Church Congregational Facebook page.  Pastor Larry's page is   https://www.facebook.com/larry.bricknerwood and the Church page is   https://www.facebook.com/Lee-Church-Congregational-1381627758748473/ 

Links to the bulletin are posted below in both a scrolling version to read on your device and a print version which prints two pages per sheet of paper.  

To access the scrolling version to read on your device visit

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10RnD_k6afJWk__A4Wh4GiJfzYW3UmaBk/view?usp=sharing  

To print the bulletin at home (prints two pages per sheet of paper) visit

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JDR_7eUXGBpmUK4efyAaJTTPwd7hNHVG/view?usp=sharing

2021 Stewardship Campaign - Hope in a Time of Healing

posted Nov 20, 2020, 3:51 PM by Lee Church

We are holding our annual pledge drive throughout the month of November. We set a goal of $200,000 for 2021 - a flat budget from 2020. Fill out your pledge card online or the paper copy mailed out. Mail the paper copy to the Church Office.
Giving is an act of hope – hope that your gift will make a difference. Any gift will help. Please complete your pledge card promptly and either return it via mail or online.

Thanksgiving Sunday Virtual Worship Nov 22 at 9 AM

posted Nov 20, 2020, 2:28 PM by Lee Church   [ updated Nov 20, 2020, 3:51 PM ]

Join us for worship this Sunday, November 22, at 9:30AM. It is Reign of Christ and Thanksgiving Sunday. We welcome friends from The Waysmeet Center who will participate by bringing music and readings to our service! We also continue our focus on stewardship and hear from Shealyn Paré about her faith and belief in our community! 

Our service is streamed live on Pastor Larry's 'Larry Brickner-Wood' Facebook page, starting at 9:15 AM and will be posted right after the service on our Lee Church Congregational Facebook page.  Pastor Larry's page is  https://www.facebook.com/larry.bricknerwood and the Church page is  https://www.facebook.com/Lee-Church-Congregational-1381627758748473/ 

Links to the bulletin are posted below in both a scrolling version  to read on your device https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sjyK8YEof7gYVRxP3uAvbxkGIBxZepsQ/view?usp=sharing

and a print version to print a copy at home which prints two bulletin pages per sheet of paper https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i3FdOPcTUafXuCmvuNLzPiNBWRGoTaEc/view?usp=sharing

Veterans Sunday Nov 15 Virtual Worship Service 9:30 AM

posted Nov 12, 2020, 1:30 PM by Lee Church


Worship with us this Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 9:30AM. We will honor our Veterans this Sunday and we welcome members from the King Street Church, UCC, in Danbury, Ct.  (Rev. Paul Bryant-Smith) to our worship! Rev. Bryant-Smith and members of the King Street Church will be bringing their prayers and music to our worship.  We also continue our focus on stewardship and hear from wonderful members Jim Myers and Arthur Bradbury about their faith and belief in our community!   Please join us!

Our service is streamed live on Pastor Larry's 'Larry Brickner-Wood' Facebook page, starting at 9:15 AM and will be posted right after the service on our Lee Church Congregational Facebook page.  Pastor Larry's page is  https://www.facebook.com/larry.bricknerwood and the Church page is  https://www.facebook.com/Lee-Church-Congregational-1381627758748473/ 

Links to the bulletin are posted below in both a scrolling version to read on your device and a print version which prints two pages per sheet of paper. 

To access the scrolling version to read on your device visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wDujnS0e3K5m6NkCBef__xIEOcNZ7-wq/view?usp=sharing

To print the bulletin at home (prints two pages per sheet of paper) visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SSG0ScAv_WE3hLgR79JUl0_0i_ctEx6Q/view?usp=sharing

Stewardship Sunday Virtual Worship Service November 8 at 9:30

posted Nov 5, 2020, 2:18 PM by Lee Church

Worship with us this Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 9:30AM. It is Stewardship Sunday and we will welcome members from the Wakefield Congregational Church, UCC to our worship this week!    

Our service is streamed live on Pastor Larry's 'Larry Brickner-Wood' Facebook page, starting at 9:15 AM and will be posted right after the service on our Lee Church Congregational Facebook page.  Pastor Larry's page is  https://www.facebook.com/larry.bricknerwood and the Church page is  https://www.facebook.com/Lee-Church-Congregational-1381627758748473/

Links to the bulletin are posted below in both a scrolling version to read on your device and a print version which prints two pages per sheet of paper.

Lee Hill Early Learning Center Now Enrolling

posted Aug 17, 2020, 11:48 AM by Lee Church

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NOW ENROLLING!

Availability for children age 2 years through Kindergarten 

Lee Hill begins their school year on 08/31/2020. We can’t wait to welcome back our teachers and friends!

We are accepting new students for the 2020-2021 school year! 

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, and offer a variety of enrollment options to better serve the needs of your family;

  • ·       Half day or full day attendance
  • ·       Before & after school care
  • ·       Two, three and five day enrollment options 

We have enrollment opportunities in our 2 year old classroom, 3 year old classroom, and Pre-K/K classroom. 

We are located next door to Mast Way and can get your child on and off the bus or walk them over for hybrid kindergarten. 

We have limited spots from 7:30am-3pm and 8:30-4pm, so message us now before we fill up! 

You can email LeeHillCenter@GMAIL.com (please note new email address), or give us a call on our cell phone (New! So that we can be available for you during our Covid-19 related closure and beyond!) at 603 815 2741. After our reopening on 08/31, feel free to call our school line directly, at 603 659 3456. We look forward to hearing from you! 

We would love to have your child join our nature-based, play-based school, where we thrive on differentiated learning!

 

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!

A message from Lee Church regarding COVID-19

posted Mar 13, 2020, 7:21 AM by Lee Church

Greetings dear ones.  In this time of trial and tribulation, anxiety and worry, we wanted to reach out and keep you up to date as to our response as an organization and a community of faith to the novel Coronavirus and the disease known as COVID-19.  It is a frequent topic of conversation and discussion these days, and on all our minds.

We have been informed that a church attendee from last Sunday, March 8, 2020, has been advised by their employer that all of their employees are to work from home as two of the organization’s employees attended a conference where one person tested positive for COVID-19.  As a precaution, the organization (which is in Massachusetts) took the precaution of having all its employees work from home at this time.   Neither the two employees who attended the conference nor the person who attended our service have indicated any symptoms, but the organization is following protocols recommended by the CDC and others.  

Here at Lee Church, we are constantly monitoring changes and updates and instituting protocols and procedures as we need them.  First, we have increased our cleaning and disinfecting efforts and will continue that as we go forward.  Second, we are keeping abreast several times a day of changing conditions, guidelines and resources, and will continue to do so.  Third, we are all practicing our own personal health and hygiene guidelines. 

One of the best links to personal steps that each of us can take is the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.htmlAmong the several pieces of good information are these simple precautions:  First, stay home if you are sick, for your sake and for the sake of others.  Even a mild cold can be contagious and can have more severe impacts on those from vulnerable populations and/or compromised immune systems.  Second, wash your hands, at least for twenty seconds with soap and water, as often as you can and more often than that.  This is the preferred method of sanitizing, and more effective than hand sanitizer.  When washing of your hands is not readily available, use hand sanitizer, and as a supplement for washing your hands.   Third, use social distancing and avoid large gatherings, non-essential functions/meetings and do as much electronically and digitally as you can.  

We are looking at the modifications and steps we need to take within the church to keep our community safe and be responsible and caring stewards of our health and well-being.  We have cancelled the Corned Beef Supper for this Saturday night, we will not do the morning greeting at the opening of worship, have cancelled coffee hours and we are looking at other temporary changes that we will discuss at the Governing Board this Monday evening. Of course, if things change more before then, we will address the issues presented by these changes.  We will always err on the side of caution and the care and well-being of our community members and wider community, while being mindful and thoughtful not to over-react or create even more worry, anxiety and concern.  This is a journey, and we are on it together.

Please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss these issues further, offer any ideas, express concerns, and let us know how you and others are doing.  We are exploring ways to be even more creative electronically and expand and enhance ways we can keep in contact and in touch.  Each of you matter, each of you are a valuable part of our whole community, and we love you.  Even in what may feel like isolation and despair, you are never alone, and we are always here for you.  God is great, all the time, and all the time God is great, and the ways that we express kindness, compassion and love for each other illuminates that greatness.  God bless you all, and peace be always with you.

Kim Memmesheimer, Chair of the Governing Board

Larry Brickner-Wood, Interim Pastor

pastor@leechurch.org

603-659-2861

Rev. Larry Brickner-Wood Named as Interim Pastor

posted Dec 12, 2019, 1:58 PM by Lee Church   [ updated Dec 13, 2019, 8:53 AM ]

Rev. Larry Brickner-Wood  (Courtesy photo)
We are excited to announce that Larry Brickner-Wood has agreed be the Interim Pastor for our congregation beginning March 1, 2020.  Prior to joining us full-time in March, he will be providing us with some congregational care and support as needed, and will be filling the pulpit throughout Advent.  Larry is coming to us after twenty plus years of work at The Waysmeet Center and United Campus Ministry at UNH.

Our former pastor, Rev. Gail Kindberg retired in November after serving as pastor for 14 years.

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