Nov. 1: 2020 Spirit of Unity celebration

(Pictured: the Council-sponsored Immigrant Solidarity Walk, this year with masks and social distancing.)

Click here to download our press release for this announcement (PDF).

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, November 1, 2020! The NH Council of Churches invites you to commit to showing a short video highlighting the work of the Council and recognizing our Work of the People awardee, Arnie Alpert.

Please use this 4-minute video in your worship services on November 1 or on another Sunday of your choosing. You can use these links to include in Zoom streaming, to drop into prerecorded worship videos or to share on your social media:

Please make a donation online or by check to support our work in 2021 on our website:

Rev. John Sawyer, pastor of Bedford Presbyterian Church and NHCC board member, says this about the Council’s work:

In the spirit of unity…

…we foster interfaith conversations and cooperation.
…we support churches in the COVID-19 pandemic with up-to-date information on state guidelines for religious gatherings.
…we support churches on ministering during our opioid crisis.
…we advocate for our immigrant neighbors who have settled in our state, seeking a better life.
…we foster discussions around race and race relations in our state.
…we foster good stewardship of creation.
…we work together on behalf of the prisoner, the marginalized, and the oppressed.

And, in the spirit of unity, we are praying for you…

In the spirit of unity, we invite you to join us in this important work through your prayers, your involvement, and your financial support.

Please make a donation online or by check to support our ongoing work on our website:

Work of the People Award Honoree: Arnie Alpert

The board of the NH Council of Churches is excited to name Arnie Alpert as the 2020 recipient of their annual Work of the People award. Arnie Alpert recently retired from the American Friends Service Committee after 39 years. As he retires, New Hampshire celebrates Arnie’s work on the repeal of the death penalty, advocacy for peace and non-violence and his work for racial and economic justice.

The NH Council of Churches interviewed Arnie about his decades-long work with churches and other faith communities, as well as the power of sacred story and singing in both worship and in advocacy movements. See and share the Youtube video below: