Prayer Shawl Ministry
The prayer shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!
From October through May, the prayer shawl knitters meet the first Wednesday of the month in the Vestry. You do not need experience to knit a shawl. The knitters will teach you how. All are welcome.
For more than 10 years, The United Church of Christ in North Hampton has participated in the Ukama Partnership. This is a prayer partnership between local congregations of the New Hampshire Conference of The United Church of Christ (NHCUCC) and congregations of The United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe (UCCZ). UCC, North Hampton partners in prayer with the Emerald Church in Mt. Selinda, Zimbabwe. Over the course of our partnership, three members of UCC, North Hampton have been able to visit Emerald Church, and two members from Emerald Church have been able to visit UCC, North Hampton. These exchanges have added to our understanding of the life and faith of our brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe as well as enriching our own faith.
Seacoast Family Promise
SFP is a network of volunteers from various faith communities demonstrating their strength of compassion and generosity, putting faith into action. SFP provides a safe place for families to turn for food, shelter, and social services. Through donations of time and funds, participating congregations reach out to families in crisis offering guidance and encouragement while preserving the dignity of families as they take important steps to regain independence. We are glad to be a host church for three weeks in 2019.
End 68 Hours of Hunger
UCC, North Hampton is happy to be sharing with End 68 Hours of Hunger (beginning in 2012) to help alleviate hunger in school aged children. End 68 Hours of Hunger is a volunteer based private non-profit organization that holds as its mission to confront the approximately 68 hours of hunger experienced by children between school lunch on Friday and school breakfast on Monday morning. The program coordinates food and volunteers to deliver back-packs of nourishing child-friendly food to families in our area.