John Monroe-Cassel, Interim Minister
January 31, 2021
Hear ye, hear ye... The annual meeting of South Congregational Church, UCC, will be held (online) on January 31, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to hear reports and vote on a proposed 2021 budget. Links to annual reports and the Zoom meeting will be emailed on January 29.
January 17, 2021
Our MLK service was planned by the Board of Outreach and followed at 11:30 by a Zoom discussion. Visit our Racial Justice page for recommended online and print resources.
New Settled Pastor
January 15, 2021
The South Church congregation has called Daniel Adam as the 28th settled pastor in its 242 year history. Daniel's ministry will begin on March 7. More to follow...
An open & affirming congregation
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Organized in 1779, South Congregational Church, UCC, of Newport, New Hampshire, welcomes members, friends, and visitors from towns throughout the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. All are welcome to join in the life of South Church.
The church is located at the corner of South Main and Church Streets in Newport, New Hampshire. Sunday services, normally held at 10 AM, have been moved online and broadcast on NCTV Channel 10.
What ever happened to in-person worship?
The acceleration in new COVID-19 cases statewide has prompted NH UCC to caution its churches against holding in-person worship at this time. A South Church committee has drafted plans for distanced, in-person (and online) worship for use after COVID-19 infection rates decline. In the meantime, you may find tools described and linked below helpful in monitoring current conditions. See the "South Church" tab to learn more about our specific plans.
ActNow uses five indicators (new cases, infection rates, positive test rates, ICU capacity, and contact tracers) to track overall COVID risk, which is categorized into one of four levels from critical to low. Indicators can be displayed over time for both states and counties.
This tool synthesizes reported COVID-19 geographic case data and rapidly evolving scientific research to help you ballpark how much risk this disease poses to you.
The NH United Church of Christ offers resource pages for its churches. Portions of the site are updated infrequently, but the conference minister's guidance for local churches has been updated regularly since October.
The South Church reopening committee has created its own COVID-19 monitoring report for the church's membership area. Updated weekly, it will help us determine when to consider offering distanced, in-person services as a Sunday worship option. Learn more about the committee's recommendations using the button below.
The church building is temporarily closed to visitors, but our staff is available to help — contact us.