About Us

Mission

The New Hampshire Council of Churches – with faith-filled witness and action, mutual respect, and understanding – unites for Prayer, Learning, Justice, Peace, and Stewardship of God’s Creation.

About the NHCC

The New Hampshire Council of Churches is a community of Christian denominations in New Hampshire. Through the Council, the denominations co-operate to promote Christian unity, prayer, interfaith dialogue, and the strengthening of Christian values in society.

One major work of the Council is the New Hampshire Women’s Prison Ministry.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Each member denomination places two representatives on the Board of Directors. Funding comes from our member denominations, grants and designated donations. Additional support comes from individuals, local congregations and foundations.

New Hampshire Christian denominations formed the New Hampshire Council of Churches (NHCC) in 1945. The NHCC traces its history back to the New Hampshire  Sunday School Association, formed in 1909, and to earlier 19th century efforts.

Values and Beliefs

These are the values and beliefs that underlie our work as a community of Christian denominations in New Hampshire. These values and beliefs guide us in making our decisions and allocating our resources. They are the foundation for our goals and actions.

Compassion

God cares deeply for all people. We bear witness to God’s compassion and forgiveness through our daily actions with others locally, statewide and globally. Christ’s commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves guides us.

Stewardship

We commit to thoughtful, responsible stewardship of God’s creation. Stewardship encompasses collective resources of people’s energy, time and money. We recognize that by working collaboratively we are more faithful servants.

Mutuality

As a Christian council of churches, one body in Christ, we live in a discipleship of equals. We appreciate, respect and honor the richness of our diversity. We strive to transcend the separateness of our individual denominations and create opportunities for dialogue, cooperation, collaboration and unity.

Inclusiveness

We see ourselves as members of God’s diverse human family. We strive to be sensitive and understanding of the beliefs of others beyond the boundaries of the Christian community. We look for ways to provide leadership and advocacy for cooperative action and dialogue.