The Meriden Congregational Church, situated in the village of Meriden, New Hampshire, is an Open and Affirming member of the United Church of Christ. Founded in 1780, it has been a beacon of faith in this small community through the generations since.
We currently worship in a sanctuary built in 1898 after fire destoyed the previous building. As an Open and Affirming congregation, we welcome people of all ages, races, lifestyles, and sexual orientation. As our sign says, “All Are Welcome.”
Come worship with us Sundays at 10AM in our stone church at the top of the hill.
There was great food, energy, laughter and some intense bidding at the annual Silent Auction on Sunday, April 28. When the dust settled, members and friends had raised $7,367 toward the mission and ministry of our beloved church — blowing through the $5,000 goal. A special thanks to all those who made it possible: those who donated items, those who bid on those items, those who donated food and those who organized the event and made it work so smoothly. Come to think of it, that’s almost ALL of us — and that’s what makes the Auction so very special!
We took a “field trip” this Sunday as part of our unit on Heifer and Sustainable Agriculture. Mike Van Dolah took us down to the greenhouse at KUA and we visited the pigs and hens and saw where the windmill will be installed. Our field trip down to Heifer’s Overlook Farm in Massachusetts is coming up on Saturday, May 11th!
Our Silent Auction hopes to raise $5,000 for the mission and ministry of our church. Light lunch served and childcare provided. We have over 80 exciting items — vacation getaways in Maine and Prince Edward Island; all kinds of fabulous dinners and desserts; fun activities like sailing, flyfishing and a climbing wall lesson; handyman help in the garden and the home; artwork and antiques; Patriots tickets; and more. Something for everyone! For a complete list, updated with bid numbers click here: Auction List 4-27-13V2
On Sunday, March 17, worship was alive with plays, presentations, and music about Heifer International as we kicked off a several month learning effort for kids, youth, and adults around “sustainability”. This was followed by a delicious “sustainable” meal that also raised over $1,000 for the learning journey and Heifer! What a team effort!
Click this link for pictures courtesy of Evan Oxenham, which can be downloaded if desired: