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Disaster Relief for Hurricane Victims – find out how our Brookside community can help out. We have listed a number of ways to donate and support those in need. Please share with friends.


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CONSIDER PROVIDING ALTAR FLOWERS Honor or remember a loved one or special event! To learn more, please call Donna Moody at 695-4128.

NEW PROCEDURE FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR CLEAN-UP The Council of Ministries has changed the way that we coordinate the clean-up of Fellowship Hour. Chris Taylor has agreed to serve as coordinator to organize and manage the sign-ups for this weekly task; we ask that individuals/families from the church volunteer to do this just once or twice a year. If you are willing to help ensure that this community-building tradition continues, please say “yes” when Chris asks you.

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Brookside Congregational Church Upcoming Events

All of our events are open to everyone, not just Brookside Members, they include Potluck Suppers, Study Groups, “No Green Bananas”, Free Flu Shot Clinic, and groups like the Brookside Women’s Union.

View our online calendar for all events by clicking here. If you have any questions about our events, please do not hesitate to contact the church office, 669-2807.

Monday Matters – Lenten Bible Study

Join us for a Lenten Bible Study about the Parables of Jesus on Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in the parlor of Manning House. Here is our schedule:

February 19th
Parable of the Mustard Seed
Luke 13:8-9

February 25th
Parable of the Lost Sheep
Luke 15:1-7

March 5th
Parable of the Lost Coin
Luke 15:8-10

March 12th
Parable of the Lost Son
Luke 15:11-32

March 19th
Parable of the Sower
Matthew 13:1-9

NAACP – Mayor Joyce Craig

Come and join the Manchester NAACP in the Manning House Parlor of Brookside Congregational Church, UCC Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Manchester’s first female mayor, Joyce Craig, will be the speaker. This will be a time to engage and dialogue with our new mayor in an intimate setting.

Brookside 101 – Join Us February 25th

Have you been visiting Brookside and wanted to learn more? Are you considering church membership? Then join us in the Manning House of Brookside Church at 11:30 AM for “Brookside 101” to learn more about Brookside. Already a Brookside member? This is a great fellowship event to help others connect with this congregation. So, please do invite friends, family, and others to attend. Please RSVP by February 20th by calling the Church Office x100 or e-mailing to register.

Prepared To Serve 2018

The NH Conference’s premiere annual event for Lay Leaders and Clergy alike, will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, NH. Prepared to Serve is really valuable for new church members, new committee and board members and anyone looking for inspiration and joy. To see the complete listing of workshops and to register, log on to The deadline to register online ($40) is February 14. Day of registration will be $50.

Delegation from Zimbabwe Coming in October 2018!  

The Ukama Mission Group of the New Hampshire Conference UCC is planning to bring a delegation from the United Church of Christ in Zimbabwe to NH in October 2018.  Let Jean Dickson know if you would like to host a delegate from Zimbabwe.

Potlucks with Pastor Eric

Enjoy a great meal and get to know Pastor Eric and members of the Brookside Church family better. Hosts are still needed. Available dates are posted in Fellowship Hall along with sign-up sheets for those events already scheduled.

Parish Nurse, Every Thursday, 10-11:30am, Room D

Parish Nurse program is temporarily cancelled. It will resume later in February or early March.  Learn more about this program by logging on to

“No Green Bananas”

This group of retired Brookside men meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 9 AM at Blake’s Restaurant (Maple & Webster Streets) to enjoy breakfast and discussion. Join them for good food and company. If you have any questions please call the church office, 669-2807.

Men’s Barbershop Quartet

6:30 PM on every Monday evenings.  Except Christmas Day.

Brookside Women’s Union

All women are invited to join our meetings/dinner in Fellowship Hall. For the upcoming 2017/2018 year the Women’s Union will plan to meet 4 times. For more details about these meetings, please call the church office 669-2807.

October & December meetings are planned for Saturday afternoons, with March planned on a Saturday evening. Annual Meeting will remain on the third Thursday Evening of May.

The cost of $5.00 per person per meeting will be used to buy food, paper products, supplies, pay presenters for their time & talents, and, when needed, pay a dishwasher. Any money left over is used to offset costs of our Annual Meeting and various donations.

MARCH 17, 2018 5:00 – 8:00 pm Fellowship Hall
PROGRAM: Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
Open to family & community participation as a church-wide activity & fundraiser to support the youth group

MAY 17, 2018 5:30 – 8:00 pm Manning House
PROGRAM: ANNUAL MEETING in Manning House Dining Room
DINNER: Catered – cost to be determined