South Church welcomes Daniel Adam as settled pastor — his ministry began on March 7. He keeps regular office hours at the church if you would like to schedule a visit. 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.
Canoe Trip News
April 24, 2021
Due to the ongoing global pandemic and closure of the Canadian border, with regret and disappointment we must cancel the Canoe Trip for 2021.
Inside the church, please mask, distance, and limit your time in unventilated spaces. Learn how to improve your mask below...
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
May 16, 2021
Although vaccination is well underway and COVID cases are declining in our area, the NH UCC has not issued new guidance on indoor worship. Nevertheless, South Church has been testing procedures for distanced, in-person worship, and we hope to open safely on June 6. (See South Church tab below for more details.)
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 Cabinet has voted to resume in-person worship services on June 6. Those who wish to attend a Sunday service must pre-register online or by phone before noon on Thursday. Masks and distancing are still required indoors regardless of vaccination status.
The church office is open for brief visits on weekday mornings, excluding Fridays — please contact our staff in advance. Proper masking and distancing is required at all times.