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Shorty's Fair Share Day
Special Mission Project
Building a Culture of Peace & Nonviolence
Brookside Christmas Fair

Souper Bowl Drive Update



Building a Culture of Peace & Nonviolence

May 10th at Brookside Congregational Church


John Dear is the Keynote Speaker for this event. John Dear is a peace activist, organizer, lecturer, retreat leader and author/editor of 28 books on peace and nonviolence, including Living Peace, published by Doubleday. Archbishop DesmondTutu has nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize. Dear’s new book is The Nonviolent Life.  The day will include a theatrical production of My Name is Rachel Corrie, lunch and afternoon workshops on issues of nonviolence, justice and peace.                 

Registration for afternoon workshops will begin at 9:30am with coffee being served.


Seating is limited so please register early.  Click here for the registration form and more information about this event.


This event is sponsored by NH Peace Action, Campaign Nonviolence, Peace with Justice Advocates of the NH Conference, UCC, and Plymouth State University Peace & Social Justice Council.



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Shorty's Fair Share Program
4th Sunday of the Month

Come have lunch or dinner at Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse in the Northside Plaza, 1050 Bicentennial Drive, Manchester. This is for dine-in or take out. 15% of your receipt will go to the Brookside Congregational Church Organ Restoration Fund. Be sure to hand in your receipt at the end of your meal. If you need to keep your receipt, ask for a duplicate receipt so that you can put that in the basket marked Brookside Organ Restoration Fund. Thank you for your support.  Upcoming dates are April 27 and May 25. For more information, please click here.

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Souper Bowl Drive - Brookside Wins It!

The Faith Communities of Manchester are challenging each other to a SouperBowl Drive the weekend of February 1 & 2. Who will score with the most soups gathered? Come on Brookside, join the challenge on February 2 for our Loaves and Fishes and bring in canned soups, many canned soups! We will collect soups all during January until February 2.   Please make sure that the cans you hand in are not expired. We cannot accept expired canned soups.

** Final tally: Brookside collected 713 cans; First Congregational Church came in second with 575. Good work by all the participating teams! The ultimate winners are those who will have delicious soup to eat instead of going to bed hungry.

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Special Mission Project

Focuses on Needs of Homeless


In partnership with South Congregational UCC and First Congregational UCC of Concord, our Mission Project for this winter will be providing Care Kits for the homeless of Concord. There are no overnight shelters in Concord.




On March 19th 60 care kits were delivered to the South Congregational Church in Concord. Many thanks to those who donated kits and those who made generous donations to fill these kits with the needed items.


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Thanks to the help of nearly 75 volunteers, the 2013 Christmas Fair was a big success.  We loved seeing returning vendors and meeting new ones. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2014 Christmas Fair - the date is November 8, 2014.

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