Life is better when we’re laughing. Charlie Chaplin said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charles Dickens said, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” Lesser known, but still wise, Dr Madan Kataria said: “I have not seen anyone dying of laughter, but millions are dying because they are not laughing.” READ MORE
A reception will be held immediately following in the church Fellowship Hall. The service is open to the public. Clergy guests are invited to wear a robe and red stole and participate in the processional of the service.
Symbolically, Palm Sunday is a declaration of victory over sin. It marks the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry as, this week would be his last week before dying on Good Friday. All of the events of Holy Week would be understood more clearly after Christ’s resurrection, Sunday morning. Palm Sunday was a procession of a king of another kind. One that would die to save His people, and die to pay for the sins of the whole world. READ MORE
Christian activist and author Shane Claiborne will speak about abolishing the death penalty, and his book, Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us, Nov. 11 in Manchester. READ MORE
This summer, Roca partnered with multiple churches and Southern NH Services to do ‘Roca in the Park.’ From July 21 – 25, the same demonstration of love from Thursday nights was put into a five-day summer program in Sheridan-Emmet Park in Manchester. READ MORE
Prior to joining Brookside Church, Rev. Eric Jackson served as pastor of Smith Memorial Church, United Church of Christ, in Hillsborough. Prior to that, he served as community minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. While in this position, he was introduced to the United Church of Christ denomination and found a spiritual home within it because of its commitment to theological diversity, democratic church governance, and social change. He began his career as the associate pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church in New York, NY. READ MORE