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The Presbytery of Northern New England (PNNE) is a mid-council of the Presbyterian Church (USA). PNNE consists of all the ministers and churches in New Hampshire, Maine, most of Vermont and northeastern Massachusetts. A formal description of the PNNE boundaries is found in the PNNE Bylaws, Article I.C.
At the end of 2021, 28 PNNE member congregations and one fellowship reported 2,259 members. You can view a list of our churches on our CHURCHES page. A significant strength lies in our approximately 115 active and retired Ministers of Word and Sacrament. The PNNE is one of the 19 presbyteries in the Synod of the Northeast.
Bedford PC, NH, Choral Workshop, April 1
HONE YOUR CHORAL SKILLS!
April 1, 10 AM
Do you like to sing? Want to join the BPC Choir? Feel you want to hone your vocal skills? Well, this is the workshop for you! Join renowned singer/artist Christina DeMaio on Saturday, April 1, 10 AM–12 PM and learn how you can improve your choral skills. A light lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Free and open to the community, sign up today!
PCUSA Mid-Council Relations
Mid Council Leader Orientation, Spring 2023 Cohort
Week of March 20
Presbytery Leader Formation Residency
Worship & Music Conference
June 18–23 and June 25–30
Mid Council Leader Orientation, Fall 2023 Cohort
Week of September 18
Polity, Benefits, and Mission Conference
Moderators’ Conference 2023
The Short-Term Mission Trip Toolkit from Presbyterian World Mission offers insightful resources and practical tools to plan, prepare for, lead, and participate in short-term, cross-cultural trips with humility and an openness to learn and grow. Free online resources are available. Click the button below.
Planning a mission trip in 2023?
Lent, Feb 22-Apr 8
Click the picture on the right to be taken to the PCUSA Store Lent 2023 resource guide! You’ll find everything you need to fully honor and experience the season of Lent. If you view the guide on your computer or other device, you can click on any title or cover to be taken to the product page on PC(USA) Store. Also, look for the dark blue blocks to download resource samples throughout. You can also email or print this to use for personal research or with committees.
NH Council of Churches
Saturday, May 6, 10AM
Wesley United Methodist Church, Concord, NM
The Reverend Laurel Cockrill will be installed as the pastor of Old South PC, NewburyPort, MA, on May 7, 2023. Tentative time is 4pm. Watch this space for updated information.
Montreat Conference Center
Women’s Connection 2023
August 11–13, 2023
Women’s Connection 2023 will be a time for women to connect with old and new friends; a time to care for yourself; a time for space and Sabbath. As in years past, we will do this together through powerful and authentic worship led by women, space for honest and faithful conversation, and allowing time for discernment and renewing rest. Our hope is you will experience spiritual nourishment, inspiration, and discernment.
Keynote speaker Kate Bowler is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and an associate professor of American religious history at Duke University.
In August of 2023, the Parliament of the World’s Religions returns to the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement after 30 years away to celebrate 130 years of history in the city of Chicago. Parliament Convenings attract participants from more than 200 diverse religious, indigenous, and secular beliefs and more than 80 nations.
Registrants enjoy access to all the plenary sessions, hundreds of breakout sessions, art & cultural exhibits, performances, a film festival, and countless opportunities to connect with individuals and organizations committed to justice, peace, and sustainability.
The 2023 Parliament of the World’s Religions will be hosted in McCormick Place Lakeside Center from August 14-18, 2023.
Ongoing Care for Ukraine
Composer and conductor John Rutter writes: "‘How can a composer respond to a global tragedy? By writing music is the most obvious thing. Like everybody, I’ve been shocked and dismayed by the events of recent days, and the first thing I wanted to do was write some music that would respond in my own way." Thus was born this new setting of A Ukrainian Prayer —
Боже, Україну храни
Дай нам силу, вірі, й надії
Отче наш, Отче наш
A literal translation of the text is:
Good Lord, protect Ukraine.
Give her strength, courage, faith, hope. Amen.
Read more from Rutter. The score is available for free by submitting this form. You are welcome to duplicate the score for the sole use of your own choir. You may like to make a donation to a Ukrainian relief charity, perhaps equivalent to the approximate cost of the copies had you purchased them. If you wish, you are free to make an audio or video recording of the piece without a special license to do so.
For every contribution to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 17% of designated gifts are allocated for PCUSA operational services, and the remaining 83% goes directly to the emergency response, in this case to organizations working directly with those fleeing Ukraine. Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with "DR000156-Ukraine" on the memo line.
Mail to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264.
The church is to be a community of faith, entrusting itself to God alone, even at the risk of losing its life.
The Book of Order