Area Churches

May - June 2017 | Volume 10, Issue 3



Newsletter Schedule

Have we missed your group or event? Please let us know. Our purpose is to include as many Epping groups and events as possible.

The next issue (July-Aug) of this newsletter will be available in early July 2017. We will accept submissions through June 25, 2017 to be included in the next issue. Please send your content, including contact information, for consideration by using the CONTACT US section of our web site or by emailing us.

Epping Community Church

Our church worship service is at 9:00 am every Sunday morning in the sanctuary on the 2nd floor. We do have an elevator and also a handicap ramp for anyone in need. Following the service we have an hour of fellowship downstairs. We have coffee and juice and usually some kind of baked goodies to share. Sunday School is at 11:00 am for all ages including a adult class. We are located on the corner of Main and Pleasant Streets. For more information you can call the church at 679-5542 and someone will return your call. We have a new church website that we would like to share with Please go online and see what we are all about!!

On Saturday May 6th we will have a food pantry benefit breakfast from 8-10 am in memory of Linda Gauthier. She was a very important part of our food pantry and soup café. Admission is non-perishable food items or cash to be donated to the food pantry.

Our 3rd Saturday dinner will be May 20th and we will be offering a turkey dinner.  The menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and squash. The ladies of the church will be making the desserts which are always delicious! The dinners are always $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.  Thank you for all of your support and we hope to see you there!

The Memorial Day parade will be on May 29th. Our Ladies Aide will once again have a table set up on the church grounds. You can get coffee, water, hot dogs and lots of homemade baked goods. Come on over and see us while you enjoy the parade. 

June 7th we will have a potluck brunch immediately following our church service. This is a wonderful time of fellowship and a great time to meet your neighbors!

Our food pantry is open on Saturday from 8-10 am. Entry is through the side door off the driveway. We also continue to have our Soup of the Day Café every Thursday from 11-12:30. This is a free lunch open to all in the community.

June 17th we will once again be sponsoring a breakfast at the church for Project Graduation. The graduates show up by bus around 5:00 am and enjoy a home cooked breakfast before they head home to catch up on sleep after a busy chemical free evening provided by parents and friends of the graduates.

Also on June 17th is our 3rd Saturday dinner. It will again be a turkey dinner. This continues to be one of our most popular dinners. The menu and price will be the same as the May dinner.    

We are currently planning our church yard sale in June. This event is usually very large. You can come and browse outside and then come inside to find more treasures. Look for the date and time on our sign on the corner of Pleasant and Main Streets soon.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

208 Pleasant Street (Rt 27)
Epping, NH 03042
Office 679-8805

Mass schedule weekdays:

Mon 8:00 am Tues, Thurs, Fri. 7:30 am
Wednesday 7:00 pm Sat. 8:00 am

Mass schedule Weekend:

Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 10:30 am and 6:00 pm

Mondays – Adoration – Noon to 9:00 pm
May 5th – First Friday Adoration – 8:00 am-midnight
May 6th – First Saturday Adoration – midnight-8:00 am

Mondays – Adoration – Noon to 9:00 pm
June 2nd – First Friday Adoration – 8:00 am-midnight
June 3rd – First Saturday Adoration – midnight-8:00 am

If you have any questions, please call the Rectory Office 679-8805 or check our website at for further information.

Red Cross Blood Drive at St. Joseph

The spring American Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Tuesday May 16th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm at St. Joseph Church. Making appointments is recommended. To schedule an appointment, visit the Red Cross website at

Annual Motorcycle Blessing at St. Joseph

The Annual Motorcycle Blessing and Cookout at St. Joseph will be held on Sunday, June 4th beginning at 1:00 pm. The plan is to have registration and the cookout at 1:00 pm and the blessing about 1:45 pm.  There will be an optional group ride immediately after the blessing. There is a date change that should be noted. In the past the Blessing has been held in July, but this year it is being held in June.

For further information, please contact Tom Acerno at

Epping Bible Church

Epping Bible Church invites you to join them throughout the week at 243 Pleasant Street in Epping.

Our Sunday mornings begin with a full, free breakfast from 8:15 to 9:15 am, followed by Sunday School for all ages at 9:15 am. The Gathering, a time for announcements and to share, is at 10:05 am followed by morning service at 10:45 am. Sunday evening service begins at 5:00 pm. Families are welcome.

Their Bible Emphasis Groups feature classes for all ages, from 2 year olds all the way to adults. A free nursery for children – infants through four years – is provided during the morning and evening services. Children ages four through third grade are invited to Junior Church during the morning service after praise and worship time.

The AWANA program for children age 3 through sixth grade is held on Friday nights. It helps children learn about God’s Word. For details, please contact Dora Brown at 702-2650 or at

Epping Bible Church is located at 243 Pleasant Street in Epping. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ron Townsend at 247-0405 or Visit their website at

Providence Baptist Church

410 Pleasant Street, Epping, NH 03042
Phone: 679-8918

Weekly Schedule

Sunday Morning Service at 10:30 am

Wednesday Food Pantry begins at 10:00 am (for first time visitors, please have your photo ID and proof of residency with you)

Wednesday Time of Devotion and Prayer begins at 6:30 pm

(Check schedule for dinner nights!)

For small groups and other events, please check out our website at or contact us at

West Epping Quaker Meeting House

The West Epping Meeting grew out of the Seabrook Quarterly Meeting in the middle of the 18th century. Records show that Joshua Folsom was a recorded minister among Friends in the community in 1772 – though he may have commenced his activities even earlier. The present Meeting House was built in 1851. The surrounding tall pines, dating from this period, have been a distinguishing feature of West Epping Village.

West Epping Friends meet for silent worship at 10 am every first and third Sunday of the month. We welcome visitors to our meetings to join with us.