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First Prize Chili:    Mary Flinn

People’s Choice:  Cindie Graham

First Prize “Chowdah”: 

 John Baxter

People’s Choice:   Jack Drouin

People’s Choice:    May Stewart

First Prize Chocolate:  

Lisa Drouin

People’s Choice:  Anne Colburn


People’s Choice:  Britta Mueller


Friday, March 20th - 6:00 p.m.

"End of Life Care With Hospice"

Jennifer Laramie, RN;   Hospice Director; Central NH VNA and Hospice

        Dinner by Ellie Murphy

$12.00 (checks made payable to Carolyn Ames) by Monday March 16

Donations to New Beginnings (Razors, laundry detergent, shaving cream, Clorox wipes, pillows) or to the Humane Society (dry cat or dog food; paper towels, etc) welcome!!


Thursday, March 26 at 5:30 p.m.  (notice change in date and time)

Captain Tim Dunleavy, head of State Marine Patrol, will present the plans for the site improvements and the new Marine Patrol headquarters in Gilford.

$12.00 Reservations and payment needed by March 23rd.  Call 524-6057.

Dinner by Ellie Murphy

All men in the Lakes Region invited.


The very popular St. Patrick's Dinner will be held at our church on Saturday, March 21st at 6:00 p.m.

The menu will feature corned beef and cabbage (simmered to Irish perfection), potatoes/carrots/onions, homemade Irish Soda Bread and homemade Carrot Cake.  Coffee and tea provided or bring your own beverage.

The charge is $12.00 per person  (children under 12 years, $5.00)

Reservations and payment needed before the event.  Call Eloise Post at 986-6723.

Let Eloise know if you can help to bake, cook, serve, set-up or clean-up.

There will be sign-up sheets at every coffee hour.

The snow date for this event, if needed, will be the next day, Sunday, March 22nd.

2014 Mission Trip: Detroit, MI

GCC Youth Group Music Video


Perhaps You Have Been Seeking a Place Where...............
Your desire to serve others will be stimulated....
Your need to laugh will be well-received and shared...
Your grieving is comforted...
Your sorrows are lightened...
Your doubts are respected...
Your children are received and welcomed...
Your talents are nourished...
Your love or art and music is expanded...
Your reasoning is appreciated...
Your friendships are strengthened...
Your personal conscience is treasured...
and you receive respect just for being who you are.

Message from Pastor Michael Graham...
Churches come in a variety of shapes and sizes; what makes each place unique is the people gathered.

Churches are one of the few institutions where people of all ages play an important role. We share life toge Pastor Michael Grahamther and make the passage from childhood to adulthood in the presence of others. How wonderful it is to make the passage through life with people who care for you.

I love the intergenerational flavor of the Gilford Community Church; where young and old regularly come together, where children aren’t spoken "to" but are invited to join in the wonderful conversation of faith. The enthusiasm of our children, the idealism of our youth and young adults, and the wisdom of our elders, all blend together to make this a vibrant, hope-filled community.

The first Sunday of every month Communion is celebrated during worship.  The first Sunday is also Food Collection Sunday.  Worship attenders are invited to bring non-perishable food with them to worship to donate to the Food Pantry in the foyer in front of the sanctuary.  Also, donations are taken to give to New Beginnings (needs for New Beginnings are listed monthly in the Sunday bulletin and the monthly newsletter).
The second Sunday of every month there is a Hymn Sing held in the sanctuary, before worship, at 9:40 a.m. (except the summer months).
Go to to access a Sunday School registration form and to read about upcoming youth group activities.

Telecoil Device in Our Sanctuary for the Hearing Impaired
This Device is On Your Own Hearing Aid!

Please note that the "telecoil" device noted on every Sunday bulletin as an aid to help the hearing impaired to hear the service more clearly, is a device available on your own hearing aid for you to activate yourself.  It is not a device that is available to be given to you in the pew. 

If your hearing aid does not have a "telephone mode" or "assistive hearing mode" for you to activate, consult your audiologist about acquiring such an accessory.

The church office is open from Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

In the event of inclimate weather, the church will close and the announcement will be on Channel 9 (WMUR).
Since there are no evening custodial services at the church, evening meetings and events scheduled at the church will also be cancelled at our discretion if the weather is questionable.
If the schools call a snowday, then it should be understood that all events held at the church involving students (scout meetings), will also be cancelled.

CARE AND CONCERN March Solicitation for Volunteers
People needed to help out our church family

Every Sunday in March the Care and Concern committee will be asking for volunteers to sign-up if they are willing to help out our congregation in their times of need: 

   * Providing and delivering an occasional meal

   * Visitation of those who cannot come to church

   * Transportation to medical or other appointments

   *  Light handyman assistance in the home

The forms are also in every Sunday bulletin and in the newsletter, as well as in the church office.

Questions?  Call Barbara Allard (279-1070) or Nancy Peterson (455-6675)

Order an Easter lily IN HONOR OF or IN MEMORY OF a loved one

Each year, the Flower Committee decorates  the sanctuary with Easter lilies and spring flowers.  Members and friends are invited to donate plants to decorate our sanctuary for Easter Sunday.  These plants are given in memory of or in honor of a loved one.  The list of donors will be included in the Easter Sunday bulletin.

The cost of each Easter lily is $10.00.  You may take your lily home after the Easter service or have it donated to a shut-in.

Forms are in the newsletter, the Sunday bulletin and available in the church office.  Orders must be in by March 30th. 

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