Area Churches

May - June 2018 | Volume 11, 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 - August) of this newsletter will be available in early July 2018. We will accept submissions through June 25, 2018 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 invite everyone to come and join our Sunday morning worship service at 9:00 am upstairs in our sanctuary. We have an elevator for those that don’t want to climb all the stairs! Our new Pastor Paul Leonard leads our service every Sunday. Come and listen to God’s word and share the joy that Christ is Risen!!! We have a time to get together in Fellowship Hall downstairs after our service. There are always goodies with coffee, tea and juice that are shared. We’d love to have you join us! After fellowship at 11:00 am, we offer Sunday School for all ages.

Bible Study is every Wednesday at 7 pm and everyone is welcome... the content is a technical and historical study of the text focused on “what does it actually say.” This group enjoys learning about the Bible and some lively discussion. Can’t make 7 pm?... There is also a prayer group and Bible study on Thursday morning at 9:30 until 11:00 am.

On Sunday, May 5th we will be having our 4th annual food pantry benefit breakfast in memory of Linda Gauthier. We’ll have eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, pancakes, fruit salad and muffins. The cost is a donation or non-perishable food items. We really appreciate all of the people that have supported this event and our Epping Community Care food pantry program!! The breakfast is from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Immediately following at 10:00 am, there will be a volunteer group including our local Girl Scouts doing lawn repair, aerating, seeding and planting around the church. We will gladly accept any new volunteers to help garden... bring your gloves and gardening tools!!

On Friday, May 18th, the ladies of the church will be going to Pickety Place for lunch together. They try to do something every month... sometimes lunch and sometimes dinner. We’ve been to King Arthur Flour Company in Vermont and also to L.L. Bean.  Marian Steimke has been heading up these adventures and it’s always a lot of fun.

Our 3rd Saturday dinner will be May 19th and we will be offering a ham and bean dinner.  The menu will be ham, beans, potato salad, coleslaw and biscuits, followed up with brownies and ice cream for dessert. The dinners from 5:00 to 6:30 pm are always $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.  The proceeds from this dinner will go to Christine Baker who had a terrible fall Christmas Eve, 2016 and broke her femur. Through further testing a tumor was found, thankfully benign. She’d had over a year of recuperation when it was decided to do another surgery on her leg. She is doing well and is home!!! We are hoping to help defray some of the mounting medical bills that she has. Come and help us celebrate the amazing progress that Christine has achieved!!! We will also have a 50/50 raffle that night!!

The Memorial Day parade will be on Monday May 28th. Our Ladies Aide will once again have a table set up on the church grounds. You can get coffee, water, soda and lots of homemade cookies and muffins. Come on over and see us while you enjoy the parade.

On Saturday, June 16th, we will once again be sponsoring a breakfast 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.

The 3rd Saturday dinner is also on June 16th from 5-6:30 pm. It will be a turkey dinner with all the fixings. This continues to be one of our most popular dinners. The cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids. We start to prep for this dinner at 8:00 am and volunteers are always welcome to come and help!!

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. Come and enjoy a bowl of soup with salad and a dessert. In the middle of summer we will switch to various salads for lunch. This is a free lunch open to all in the community.

During the week, Meals on Wheels operates out of our church to serve clients in their homes. They also serve any that would like to come to the church for lunch.  If you know a senior that would like to come to church for lunch, they offer a van that will pick up and bring the senior back home after the meal. Call the church at 679-1609 and speak with either Sherry or Lisa... they’ll be glad to help you out.

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.

Kids Fishing Derby

The Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Parish in Epping will be holding their Annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday May 5th. The Derby will be held at the Town Conservation Pond on Towle Road in Epping. We will post signs from the area of the Town Hall leading to the pond.

Registration will be at 7:30 am with the first cast at 8:00 am, no preregistration required. No artificial lures or bait are permitted, but we will supply worms for all participants. The Derby is open to all children 12 years of age and younger.

Contact Tim Acerno at 496-2697 or for additional information.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Parish in Epping will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday May 15th from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. The Drive will be held at St. Joseph Church on Pleasant Street in Epping.

Make an appointment to donate blood or platelets by downloading the free Red Cross app, by visiting or calling 1-800-733-2767.   Refreshments will be served.

Motorcycle Blessing and Cookout

The Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Parish in Epping will be holding their Annual Motorcycle Blessing and cookout on Sunday June 3rd. The Blessing will be held at St. Joseph Church on Pleasant Street in Epping with the cookout starting at 1:00 pm, the Blessing at approximately 2:00 pm and an optional group ride through Rockingham County immediately following. All riders young and old are invited to attend. Contact Tim Acerno at 496-2697 or for additional 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.