“This is the first Sunday of Advent and the traditional kick-off to the holiday season,” said Pastor Michael Graham. who said the holidays are a special time at Gilford Community Church. “The inclusive spirit of our church is especially renewed during the holiday season.”
GCC’s holiday celebrations continue with the Annual Christmas Fair on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Highlighted by a Christmas raffle, the fair will feature everything from seasonal ‘white elephant’ items to holiday greens and baked goods.
“It’s always nice to see people there for their bargains,” said GCC member Steve Melbourne, whose initial experiences at the church were as a fair volunteer. “There are a lot of good folks who come here.”
GCC is currently accepting donations of non-electronic items for the fair. Items may be dropped off at the church at 19 Potter Hill Rd. in Gilford.
Located in Gilford, NH, Gilford Community Church (GCC) is an inclusive, open community with a broadly ecumenical spirit that welcomes people from all denominational and cultural backgrounds. Sunday service takes place at 10 a.m. at 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, NH and is also available on a livestream feed on GCC’s Facebook page.