Area Churches

Nov-Dec 2017 | Volume 10, Issue 6



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 (Jan-Feb) of this newsletter will be available in early Jan 2018. We will accept submissions through December 21, 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

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the McPhee and Weaver families and their crew for putting on our October dinner. We served over 110 people at the fish fry. They did a fantastic job and everyone left happy and full!!  Great job to all!!

We will be very busy for the next couple of months at the church. On November 10th, the ladies of the church will be going on an excursion to L.L. Bean and then have lunch somewhere! Our last trip to King Arthur Flour in VT was fabulous. We’ll all carpool so if you want to come and not have to drive... we can make it work!

Our 3rd Saturday dinner will be on November 18th from 5:00-6:30 pm. This will be a turkey dinner with all the fixings including various homemade pies for dessert. The dinner is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.  Thank you for all of your support and we hope to see you there!

We have once again been asked to join in the Thanksgiving Eve service at the Danville Union Church. Our bell choir will be part of the service. It is at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22nd. This is a beautiful, historical church and all are invited.

We will be providing a free Thanksgiving Day dinner at the church from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The meal is served family style and everyone is invited to come. Kevin Murphy heads up this fabulous meal with lots of volunteers. We also can deliver a meal to anyone in need - just call the church at 679-5542 and make a request. If you would like to come and get a meal to take home we can do that, too!

In December we will have our Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7:00 pm. This is a beautiful service upstairs in our sanctuary. We are handicapped accessible by the side entrance and the elevator is located to the left when you enter. We would love to see you all. 

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. We offer two different kinds of soup, salad and dessert every week.  We are just beginning our 9th year at the Soup Café and we love seeing old and new friends. You can even get soup to go! We have gently used warm winter outerwear available for anyone in need. These are available on Thursday or Saturday.

Our Search Committee worked diligently to search for a new pastor to lead our church. We are happy to announce that Paul Leonard and his wife Ruthanne will be joining us on October 29th. We will have an ordination service that will be followed by a potluck brunch on that day.  We are very excited that our congregation had a unanimous vote to accept the Search Committee’s recommendation. We welcome the Leonards from San Diego, CA as they settle in. Please pray for a mild New Hampshire winter as they ease into our changing seasons.

St. Joseph Catholic Church

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

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

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.