Outdoor Service Sunday, September 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Please join us this Sunday for an outdoor worship service! Bring a lawn chair, a mask and your Bible. We ask you to please wear your mask and practice social distancing. If it is raining or there is impending bad weather, the outdoor service will be cancelled. We will stream the service on Facebook Live either way, so if you're not comfortable attending, you can still enjoy the service from home. We hope to see you there!
A warm welcome to the Stratham Community Church, United Church of Christ!
We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, and we offer an extravagant welcome to everyone, believing that each one of us is beloved by God, who gives us grace and mercy. We, the members of this church, in turn, are called to extend grace and mercy to others. All are welcome.
We are a church which glorifies God in worship and nurtures faith development in the members of our congregation. We value mission, as we strive to respond in compassion to meet the needs of the world. We value community as we honor all generations, welcoming people of all ages and family configurations, and embrace people of diverse human experiences.
No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
If you need a place to be welcomed, to ask questions, to learn what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ, please contact us.
We hope you will plan to visit the Stratham Community Church. It would be a joy to welcome you.
Our worship service begins at 10:00am and is held in our beautiful 250-seat Sanctuary every Sunday morning. Regular attendance is around 65 parishioners. Summer services begin at 9:30 am and are usually shorter, and more casual, without a choir. Dates for the transitions are well-publicized.
Stratham Community Church Sunday School strives to:
- help individuals development of a basic knowledge of the Bible.
- encourage a deeper faith through stimulating, thought-provoking and engaging discussions and projects.
- offer opportunities to be Disciples of Christ.
Using fellowship, mentors, mission and outreach, we will transform our deeper faith into actions that we take with us into the week and the world. We will explore the essential stories from the Bible, thus strengthening our faith and maturing our youth into responsible Disciples of Christ.
Sunday School schedule
Sunday School if for youth between the ages of three and twelve. Sunday school is during the church service. Our youth director, Lily, will invite everyone to come to Sunday School during the worship service. Children can be picked up at coffee hour after worship is over.
If you have a child younger than the age of three, please speak to a deacon or any church staff and a nursery attendant will be available to watch your young one during the church service.
Lily Nutt is our Youth and Family Christian Education Director. Lily has been with us for four years and loves working with all age groups. Lily is a Member in Discernment with the UCC and currently in seminary at Iliff School of Theology. When she is not in school, Lily enjoys painting, laughing, and playing ukulele. Youth group is held on Sundays from 4 – 5:30 pm. Church Camp is also available for all age groups. For more information about Confirmation, Church Camp, Sunday School, or Youth Group contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who we are:
We are middle and high school youth that come from local UCC churches. Lily Nutt from Stratham Community Church and David Hayes From Exeter Congregational Church are the youth leaders.
When we meet:
Sunday afternoons 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Where we meet:
The Exeter Congregational Church, 21 Front Street, Exeter NH 03833
What we do:
We provide the necessary time and space for teens to explore their spirituality and moral values. Youth Group is a safe community for all. We play games, go on trips, go to the movies, volunteer, and talk about faith. All are welcome in our small group that has a lot of fun!
Prayer is a fundamental part of our faith journey. We express our concerns, worries and blessings in our conversations with God. Our church community is here to pray with you. If you’d like to share your prayer requests, please email our church office at email@example.com.
Bible Study/Book Groups
We regularly have groups participate in Bible study and book discussions. The schedule varies throughout the year. Past groups have studied Lent, advent season, restorative justice, spiritual books and the Bible. The groups are listed on this page when scheduled — check back for upcoming groups! We welcome any suggestions you may have or if you would like to lead a group, please email our church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
In the case of inclement weather, our pastor and deacons will make the best decision for the safety of our congregation. If we close, it will be posted with WMUR. Stratham Community Church will be on the scrolling list at the bottom of the screen on TV (WMUR Channel 9) or on their website at https://www.wmur.com/weather/closings
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Stratham Community Church, UCC
6 Emery Lane
Stratham, NH 03885
We are located just off Routes 108/33 on Emery Lane in Stratham – right across from the Stratham SPCA, and just South of the Stratham Traffic Circle.