NH Preservation Alliance Conference, Concord, NH on Friday, April 21st, 2017

The Conference began at 8:30 and continued until 6:00.

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch Roundtable Groups in our Sunday School


Lunch roundtables – Topics for discussion included:

religious properties, farms and barns,

heritage and historic district commission issues,

main street and downtown revitalization


Over 50 attended the lunch roundtable with four small groups

as part of this biannual conference.


Each year we donate to many local and church-related groups:

The Mother Church, Christian Science Visiting Nurse Service of NH, Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association, Longyear Foundation, Bible Lessons for Nursing Homes, NH Home for Christian Scientists (Tallwood), Sunday School Youth Activities (Discovery Bound and CS camps), Christian Science Monitor gift subscription to Concord HS and the Concord Public Library, Greater Concord Interfaith Council, Church Christmas Concert, Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, Friendly Kitchen, Capitol Region Food Program, Community Action Program (Meals on Wheels), and the Centerpoint Church Backpack Program (weekend food for elementary school children on the Free Lunch Program)


Principia Upper School Junior Class Trip (see more below)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
2:30 pm – 7:30 pm
70 people

Longyear Fall Tour
Session #1
Friday, September 15
40 people

Longyear Fall Tour
Session #2
Friday, September 29
40 people

Church Tour – New Hampshire Home for Christian Scientists in Concord is Hosting the Organization of Residential Homes, a national group having a conference in Concord, NH, September 28-30, 2017.  The visiting members will be touring the church on Thursday morning.

Principia Upper School Junior Class Annual Visit on May 19th, 2015 and May 24th, 2016, and again this May 23rd, 2017

Each spring the class visits New England as part of their History of Christian Science class sponsored and organized by Longyear Museum in Boston.  They visit The Mother Church in Boston, Longyear Museum, Mary Baker Eddy’s homes in Concord, North Groton, and Rumney, New Hampshire, and Amesbury, Chestnut Hill, Lynn, and Stoughton, Massachusetts. 

The visit to the Concord church includes a detailed tour of the church as well as an introduction to the 70 individuals who were in the last class Mrs. Eddy taught in 1898, held in Christian Science Hall in Concord on the site where the Concord church now stands.

Church members take part in the church visit and love their visit each year.

43rd Annual MARKET DAYS FESTIVAL,          June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2017

Our Reading Room has participated in Market Days for years and we are looking forward to this again.  We set up a small white tent on the street in front of the Reading Room with several tables with literature.  This year we will be having a table with donated books (duplicates of those in the Reading Room plus others) which we are offering for free.  We also provide small bottles of water and a dog dish of water.


June 5th, 2016  New Hampshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists Annual Meeting Recital

This recital featured Abraham Ross, quite a wonderful young organist who played seven pieces on our church organ.

June 17th, 2016 Longyear Spring New England Tour

This Longyear Museum tour of Mrs. Eddy’s homes and our church in the past has been an annual event.  However, this year there will also be a fall tour as well.


Concord Market Days Festival, June 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2016 

For many years the Reading Room has participated in Market Days with a small tent outside the Reading Room where periodicals are displayed, some free and some for sale.  Conversations are lively and afford opportunities to connect with many in the Concord community.


Daystar Foundation and Library visit, June 24th, 2015 and August 3rd, 2016 

Each year recently a group has visited from Daystar Foundation and Library in Oklahoma City, OK.  This year they will be coming on Wednesday, August 3rd.  They attend our Wednesday evening meeting and then stay for a tour.  Several have been especially interested in our organ and are given an extended musical introduction prior to the church tour.  We so love having them visit.

August 19th, 2016 Principia Life Long Learning Tour

This tour was a new one for us and we had such a fun and growing time.  The group especially loved the history, the transept windows, the organ, and the tower room where the tubular bells are played.


Concord’s 250-Year Anniversary Celebration

As part of this celebration includes the NH Women’s Heritage Trail Project by the NH Commission on the Status of Women.  Twenty-seven important New Hampshire women were chosen for this honor and Mary Baker Eddy is one of them.  All were recognized on March 26th, 2015. Each will have a plaque honoring their achievements in a significant place where each lived.


NH Preservation Alliance Statewide Conference in April 17th, 2015

The Concord Christian Science church hosted the conference along with the NH State Library and the Concord City Auditorium.   Three sessions were held in our Sunday school building followed by a tour of our church.  We were so grateful to be such an active participant in this important conference.


NH Visiting Nurse Service Annual Meeting, April 19th, 2015

This spring we again hosted this inspiring meeting which included a report by Pat Cameron, our visiting nurse.  Last year there was a panel of five who covered the many services the nurse provides.  This year we had an inspiring talk, Signs Following, by Concord church member and practioner, Kate Matteson.


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