Area Churches

May-June 2019| Volume 12, 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 August 2019. We will accept submissions through June 25, 2019 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

We have lots of things going on at the Epping Community Church.  Our Sunday service is at 9:30 am in the sanctuary upstairs. We are handicapped accessible including a wheelchair ramp on the side of the building and a elevator to the 2nd floor. Every week there are different offerings that may include our chancel choir, bell choir and praise band.  We are so blessed with many talented musicians!  Sunday School is at 11:00 am. There is a prayer group and Bible study that meets every Thursday from 9:30-11:00 am.  Everyone is welcome to attend and then join us at the Soup Café after.

On Saturday, May 4th we will have our annual Food Pantry benefit breakfast in memory of our dear friend Linda Gauthier.  We’ll have eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fruit salad and homemade muffins or breads. Admission is a donation of food or money for our Food Pantry. The breakfast will be from 8:00-10:00 am.

Our 3rd Saturday dinner will be May 18th from 5:00-6:30 pm. This will be a turkey dinner with all the fixings. If you want to take your dinner home we can package it up for you. The dinners are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

During the Memorial Day parade our Ladies Aide will once again have a table set up on the church grounds. You can get coffee, water, sodas and lots of homemade baked goods. Come on over and see us while you enjoy the parade.

June will once again be a very busy month for us.  On Saturday June 15th we will be hosting a breakfast at the church for the graduating seniors at the end of their Project Graduation adventure. The graduates show up by bus around 5:30 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.

In lieu of a 3rd Saturday dinner in June there may be a special burger or taco night that Pastor Paul will be hosting.  Look for more information to come on this.

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.

Meals on Wheels is located at our facility. They provide a wonderful meal for seniors to enjoy every day at the church or in their homes. Their recent Birthday Bash was amazing and included four decades of seniors from 60 to 90 plus! They really do a great job providing fun and food!  Call them at 679-1609 to get more information.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

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

Mass schedule weekdays:

Mass schedule Weekend:

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

Annual Kids Fishing Derby

The Knights of Columbus with St. Joseph Church will be holding our Annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 4th. The Derby will be held at the Conservation Pond on Towle Road from 8:00 to 10:00 am. The Derby is open to all children 12 years old and younger. No artificial bait or lures will be allowed, so worms will be provided to make it fair for everyone.  All children must be accompanied by an adult, but the adult does not need a NH Fishing License.  We will have help there for adults who do not know how to fish and need some help.

There will be trophies and prizes awarded at the end of the Derby. No preregistration required.  I can be contacted for more information or questions at 496-2697.

Submitted by Tim Acerno

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 8:00 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. Evening services are the last Sunday of the month and begin at 5:00 pm.

Families are welcome. The 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 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 will begin again in September. The weekly Friday night meetings help 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.