Brookside Church suspends services and activities amid coronavirus concerns

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Brookside Congregational Church on Elm Street.

MANCHESTER, NH – Brookside Congregational Church will suspend services and activities amid the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, and will make more programming and content available online. The health and safety of our congregants and visitors is our priority in this decision.

Brookside Church has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and church leaders from around the country for guidance. As a result, we have taken several actions.

  • We are suspending services and activities at the church until further notice.
  • The church staff will be available for emergencies, but the office will be closed.  You may contact the church at (603) 669-2807 or at
  • We will move our programs online, sharing sermons and music available on the church website and Facebook page.

“We can trust that God accompanies us in the most uncertain and insecure times,” said Rev. Laura Biddle, interim minister at Brookside Congregational Church.  “Our faith upholds this promise. And Jesus preaches constantly about God’s love for human beings in all situations and at all times.”

We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed of any changes at

About Brookside Congregational Church

Brookside is an open and affirming congregation, embracing diversity and affirming the dignity and worth of every person. The church invites everyone to join in the common life and mission of reconciling community through participation and leadership in its congregation, and by fully sharing in the worship, rites and sacraments of the church. Brookside Congregational Church is a member of the United Church of Christ, the Hillsborough Association, the NH Conference, and United Church of Christ. For more information please visit

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