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.
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
Brookside Congregational Church will host a “Living Nativity” event at Stark Park on Saturday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m. Community Christmas caroling at the bandstand follows with the Friends of Stark Park at 4 p.m. READ MORE
Brookside Thrift Shop opened the doors to its new expanded location March 2 in the carriage house behind Brookside Congregational Church. The church’s historical building in the North End will now allow for a broader offering for one of the largest populations in need – children and families. READ MORE