Ash Wednesday Taizé Worship Service, March 6, 2019
Congregational Church of North Barnstead (CCNB) cordially invites
you to attend a contemplative, Ash Wednesday Taizé worship service,
March 6 at 7:00 p.m.
is an informal, ecumenical prayer service focusing on
reconciliation, peace, and social justice. Prayers, sacred silence,
Scripture readings and songs encourage those gathered to enter
together into the mystery of God’s presence. Organist and vocalist
Cheryl Richardson will lead songs that are short and contain words
of Scripture. Sung communally and repetitively, they become a
unifying prayer and engender inner peace. For this service, the
ritual of “Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust” will lead
us into the Lenten season.
worship began 78 years ago in Taize’, a small village in the
Burgundy region of France. It has spread world-wide by those seeking
to promote peace and reconciliation where they live and work. Taizé
attracts over 100,000 people each year.
peaceful candlelight service lasts 45 minutes. CCNB, a beautiful
“year round” church built in 1820, is at 504 North Barnstead Road
(turn right at the end of Peacham). Please come and join in as we
begin the season of Lent. All are welcome!
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
on Friday, March 8th at 6pm for our exciting Teen Escape Room! Teens
in grades 6-12 can stop by or call the library to register. This
event is limited to 8 participants, so sign up now!
Adult Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7pm here
at the library. Join us for some great literature and stimulating
conversation. Copies of the current book are available at the
library. The next meeting is scheduled for March 6th.
Teen Writers Group will be meeting on Thursday, March 7th at 6:30pm.
This group meets at the library on the first Thursday of each month.
Teens 12-18 years are welcome to attend for sharing, discussing and
improving their writing.
Ellen Shannon, RYT offers two yoga classes at the library every
Tuesday afternoon, Simply Yoga at 4:15pm for beginners and an All
Levels Class at 5:30pm. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a
yoga mat. If you have blocks and straps, please bring those also.
Classes are by donation and all are welcome and encouraged to
attend, regardless of ability to donate. Mary Ellen is a resident of
Barnstead and has been a yoga practitioner for many years. If you
have further questions, please contact Mary Ellen at 269-5030.
call the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more information about our
programs or events. There is always something happening at the Oscar
Foss Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday:
10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday
and Monday: closed.
Barnstead Christian Church To Host Teen Challenge
Challenge, an addiction rehab center located in Manchester, NH, will
be at the Center Barnstead Christian Church, on Sunday March 3rd.
Teen Challenge is a Christian-based organization that first started
in New York City in the 1960’s and has expanded not only in the
United States but around the world. Teen Challenge’s vision is
“Freeing all people from life-controlling issues through the power
of Jesus Christ.”
According to the CDC, the overall drug overdose death rates in the
United States, increased by 21.5 percent in 2018. Teen
Challenge’s program, using their purpose-driven goals and
Christ-centered principles have seen their recovery rate
consistently exceed government and other private recovery programs.
Many of their recovering clients have continued working with the
organization as counselors and mentors.
join us on March 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM to hear testimonies of men that
were struggling with addictions of many kinds, but are now set free,
on a path that has given them a new life of hope and purpose.
Barnstead Christian Church is located next to the Town Hall. For more information please go to our website
or call the church at 603-269-8831.
Folks of Barnstead,
support and encourage voters to re-elect Ed Tasker to Board of
Selectman this March. I have lived in Barnstead these past 36+
years, taking note of tradition in a conservative republican. A
family legacy, being stoic and steadfast.
Tasker is a man that has fortitude with compassion serving his
community through his whole life. As well as a member of the
Historical Society, past Conservation, Budget, Zoning Committees and
Planning Board member, he has worked with people honorably, having
an open heart listening to his constituents.
Open-minded, thoughtful, and contemporary with the present problems
of the day, he is candid with ideas of candle power and luminous
intensity. Please vote for Ed Tasker, a patriot with reasonability
that “keeps-a-going” for our town.
Energy Solutions Meeting
solutions are the topic of discussion for the March 4th meeting of
the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and Alton. Henry
Herndon, the director of Local Energy Solutions for Clean Energy NH,
will discuss ongoing legislative energy issues relating to net
metering, municipal and community energy opportunities, and any
other pertinent energy issues. Herndon is committed to working with
New Hampshire’s cities, towns, and local energy committees to
advance 21st century energy solutions across the Granite State.
local Democrats and Independents are invited to attend March’s
meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead, Gilmanton, and
guest speaker will be followed by action items and community
organizing. These monthly meetings (typically the first Monday) give
you the opportunity to learn about local and state political issues
and how you can participate in making a difference. You will
share the evening with like-minded individuals and have the chance
to express your opinions and experiences. This is a great way to
take an active role in the committee work and strengthen the group’s
efforts in the coming two years leading up to the 2020 presidential
March 4th meeting will be held at the Alton Senior Community Center,
7 Pearson Road, Alton at 6:30 pm. Come for socializing and
potluck any time between 6:15 pm and 6:30 pm.
meeting is open to all residents of Alton, Barnstead, and Gilmanton
who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive Democrats
or like-minded Independents. Potluck items to share are encouraged
but not required. Email [email protected] for
– Maureen M. White, 76, of Bedford, formerly of Auburn, passed away
on Monday, February 11, 2019 following a lengthy battle with
January 28, 1943 in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late
John and Catherine (Tierney) Ritter.
worked for many years at General Electric until her retirement. She
enjoyed traveling with her late husband to wherever he would take
her, especially the beach. She also enjoyed cooking as well as time
spent with her grandchildren.
her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Roger White as well
as a brother, Thomas Ritter.
survived by her sons, Kevin Bernier and his significant other, Jana
Bunker and Robert Bernier; a sister, Nancy Parry and her husband
Michael and two brothers, Robert Ritter and his wife Diane and John
Ritter, three grandchildren, Michael Bernier, Julia and Colby as
well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Celebration of Maureen’s life was held on Friday, February 22nd in
the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom. To share a memory
or offer a condolence, please visit