Important Updates:

Updated April 11, 2021

Due to the age and health concerns of the majority of the congregation there will continue to be no “in-person” INDOOR worship until at least the end of the summer.  At this time we are planning to hold OUTDOOR worship services, weather permitting, at 10:00am each Sunday beginning April 18, 2021. Participants are asked to bring a chair, beverage if desired, wear masks and maintain social distancing. Masks will be available for those who forget. At this time it is important to understand that people are in different stages of the vaccine process and many are not yet fully vaccinated. An “In-sanctuary” service to include music, lay readers and soloists will be recorded on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am during inclement weather and will be posted later in the afternoon each Sunday.  There will NOT be any recorded services if an outdoor worship service is held. You may visit our YouTube channel: “Chester Congregational Baptist Church” to view the service, or see the video below. Previous virtual services can be found by going the Worship tab, then the “Virtual Services” page, or our YouTube channel.

Food Pantry:

The Chester Community Food Pantry will be open on Saturday, April 24th from 9am to noon in the Church Vestry.

“Ringing in the Spring ~ Soup To Go”

Chester Congregational Baptist Church Vestry on Saturday, April 17th from 10:00am to noon. Cost is $10 and includes a choice of soup, herb roll and brownie. Click here for more information.

Bad Weather/Storm Cancellations:

During in-person worship, we will post Church service cancellations on WMUR. The information can be found on WMUR channel 9 or on the WMUR website.

4/11/2021

Today’s Scripture

John 20: 19 – 31

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Catch the Spirit!

Come and experience the love of God in Christian community and worship.

We are God’s people, gathered into a community of faith in the heart of our small town. We provide an open and welcoming physical and spiritual center for worship, fellowship, support, Christian education, service, and outreach to one another, the community, and the world. We celebrate the rich and varied religious heritage of our congregation, yet we are a united and caring church family, knit together in love by our common faith in Jesus Christ. We strive to embody Christ’s love and teachings in our living and being, and to share our faith, talents, and resources with others through our mutual ministry in His name.

Statements of Racial Justice

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

Click here for links to the UCC. Click here for links to the ABC VT/NH statements of racial justice.

Amazon Smile

We are linked to Amazon Smile, which provides an income opportunity for non-profit groups. Click here to start shopping! Thanks!

We are an Open and Affirming Church

“We are one body in Christ, and when one part of the body suffers, we all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.” (1 Corinthians 12:26)
Click the rainbow fish to learn more about our ONA statement.

Sunday Worship

Worship is at 10:00am. All are welcome! Feel free to join us for coffee hour after the service. We meet next door in the Vestry for an informal time of refreshments and conversation. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

Office Hours

Administrative Assistant: the office will be “remote” until further notice. Please email the office at chesterchurchoffice@gsinet.net; with any questions or concerns.
Pastor Linda Rackliffe is available by appointment.