On Sunday, June 12, we gathered to pray and re-dedicate the BCC Food Pantry (Hilda's Pantry) after much-needed attention, repairs and renovations were done. It's simply sparkling and reconfigured for improved use of space and accessibility! May God increase His presence here and bless this ministry done in His name so that it can be the hands and feet of Jesus to the hungry people of Boscawen.
Boscawen Church Park to be Logged This Spring
After meeting and touring seven logging companies through the Boscawen Church Park, the Boscawen Congregational Church is pleased to let everyone know that we have decided to hire Whyte’s Logging and Contract Cutting to log our 17-acre parcel. Boscawen Church Park is located at the junctions of Routes 3 & 4 in downtown Boscawen and is the home field for the Boscawen Men’s Softball league, the youngest members of the Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball and Softball League and the Boscawen Congregational Church Co-ed team. Boscawen’s High Street Coffee House also uses this venue for their outdoor summer music concerts.
The Church is pleased to have hired local, as Whyte’s Logging and Contract Cutting is owned and operated right here in Boscawen by John Whyte. Whyte’s will be removing 50% of the trees in the park with a goal of making the park more visible, improving ventilation (which we hope cuts down the mosquito population), remove dead trees, and push back the tree line along the perimeter of the ball fields.
John expects the project to take less than two weeks and will start in the next week or so. As logging projects are invasive, the Church has worked with leadership from the Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball and Softball League and the Boscawen Men’s Softball league to minimize the impact on their playing season. The kids have been relocated to other fields for this summer, and we look forward to their return in 2023. Stay tuned everyone!
37th ANNUAL CROP HUNGER WALK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021
The Boscawen Congregational Church was one of 13 faith communities from the Greater Concord Interfaith Council participating in this year's 2.5 mile walk to raise money to fight hunger, locally and around the world. Our team raised $860! UPDATE - Final team total was $905.50
Thanks to all who made donations towards our team of walkers. The final walk total will be posted here when all the money has been collected, but we expect it will be over $10,000! Church World service will return 25% of that total to the Greater Concord Interfaith Council for local distribution. Our food pantry was one of 14 programs that received a check from the 2020 "virtual" walk. UPDATE - Final walk total was $11,266.44
Check out our church Facebook page for more pictures from the walk.
WE WELCOMED NINE NEW MEMBERS INTO THE CHURCH FAMILY
During the month of October, 2020, The Boscawen Congregational Church was thrilled to welcome nine new members into our church family! The photo to the left as taken after a brief ceremony in Church as we celebrated this occasion. (Left, top to bottom) Janice Bresnehan, Ken Forcier, and David & Donna Bostwick. (Right top to bottom) Gabrielle & Larry Gregoire, Nancy Towle, Rosemary Chabot, and Dianne McAnallen.
CHURCH RECORDS NOW ONLINE AT THE NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
The church loaned our records to the New England Historic Genealogy Society last year. They filmed and digitally copied all the records. One of the digital copies was placed at the Boscawen Historical Society with a second set at church. The NE Historical Geneological Society indexed the records and now will be making them available to their members for genealogical research! Thank you Ron Reed for making this happen! https://dbnews.americanancestors.org/.../boscawen-nh.../