South Church welcomes Daniel Adam as settled pastor — his ministry began on March 7. READ Daniel's personal biography.
Steppin' Up to End Violence
March 30 to May 15
Join or support the South Church Steeplechasers team in Turning Points Network's virtual Steppin' Up to End Violence annual fundraiser.
Safe Masking Tips
If you enter the building, please remember that proper masking is always required. Learn how to improve your mask...
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 during the pandemic and are broadcast on NCTV Channel 10.
Guidance for Indoor Worship
April 10, 2021
Although statewide vaccination is well underway (with a new site in Newport), the NH UCC cautions churches against indoor worship through the end of April. South Church has made plans for distanced, in-person worship when conditions allow (see South Church tab below), and the Reopening Committee and Deacons have begun testing those plans. In addition, the church will be upgrading and installing equipment needed to continue offering our services through NCTV after in-person worship resumes.
The NH Department of Health & Human Services displays the most recent reported cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, with further demographic detail. For town-level detail use its interactive maps feature.
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. The conference minister's guidance for local churches is updated every 4–6 weeks.
The South Church Reopening Committee has created its own COVID-19 monitoring report for the church's membership area and will help us determine when distanced, in-person services might be offered as a Sunday worship option. Learn more about the Committee's plans using the button below.
The church building is temporarily closed to visitors, but our staff is available to help — contact us.