Children present Christmas pageant in Alstead

ALSTEAD, N.H. -- The children of Third Congregational Church Sunday School in Alstead will present a Christmas Pageant during the regular 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Dec. 15. All are welcome to attend the service led by Pastor Maureen Lasell and stay for coffee hour.

Also, the church is participating in the Heifer International project, and is currently accepting donations toward an animal. Missions committee announced that enough has already been raised to buy a cow for the project.

After church on Dec. 29 the deacons will be in charge of "coffee hour" in the form of a pancake breakfast, to which all are welcome.

Eleanor Vanderpool and Patti French
to sing ‘Oh Holy Night’ on Sunday

BRATTLEBORO -- Worship this Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. celebrates the Third Sunday of Advent at First United Methodist Church with the theme, "Joy." The Rev. Cheryl Meachen will present "The Chrismon Tree," a description of the Christian symbols which make up the ornaments for this special decoration. Leslie Kramsky will read Matthew 11:2-11 and lead the congregation in creating a prayer chain as garland for the tree.

Holy Communion will be celebrated. Eleanor Vanderpool and Patti French will sing "O Holy Night."

Contact the church by e-mail fumcob@gmail.com or call 802-254-4218 or visit