The Rev. Dick Dutton will lead a worship service starting at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, July 23 at the church. Missy Owen will provide music for the service.
Annual Community hymn sing
Margaret Doody will lead the annual Community Hymn Sing starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Reprising his role in 2022, Henry Danaher will accompany the hymns selected and sung by the audience.
Rebecca Rule Program
Sunday June 11. New Hampshire's favorite storyteller regaled an audience of more than 40 people with funny and poignant tales. Several members of the audience also shared their stories.
With contractors on site, working on Phase One of the restoration of the 1829
North Wilmot Church, the North Wilmot Union Meeting House Society (NWUMHS) board
was not sure whether it would be feasible to schedule events in 2022.
The Rev. Dick Dutton was flexible and adjusted his schedule so he could lead an ecumenical, non-denominational service on Sunday, September 18. Work on the foundation at the front of the church wasn’t complete. People who attended the service came into the church through the back door and climbed the steep set of stairs to the sanctuary. Dick led an enthusiastic group of more than 40 people in worship. The contractor, John Thompson, had reinstalled many of the sanctuary windows. This allowed people to see several of the restored, 16-over-16 windows in place. Fred Ogmundson played the piano for the hymns and other music during the service.
The following Sunday, September 25, Margaret Doody led the annual community hymn sing. She chose some of the hymns and read a selection of inspirational readings. Henry Danaher, director of music at the Church of Christ at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, filled the sanctuary with fabulous, energetic music as he accompanied the singers on the piano.
Fellowship after the service and hymn sing allowed people to learn about the restoration of the church and catch up with friends.
The NWUMHS board will announce a schedule of programs in late spring 2023.
Please check the website for details.
Photo of the church taken in May 2023 shows the church, shutters removed.