ATKINSON, N.H., June 24, 2021 – Atkinson Congregational Church has scheduled two outside, in-person Sunday worship services in July, which will also be broadcast on Zoom and Facebook, where all Sunday services are available regularly. On July 4 (Independence Day!) and July 11, weather permitting, all are welcome to attend worship in the outdoor sanctuary, adjacent to the church. Social distancing will continue to be recommended, and if you’re fully vaccinated, masks will be optional.
Communion will be offered July 4, with in-person attendees receiving individual, pre-packaged, juice and bread. When attending services in the church’s outdoor sanctuary, congregants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. A schedule will be announced for in-person services in August, as the month approaches.
Atkinson Congregational Church, affectionately known as the Light on the Hill, has been welcoming all people since 1772, when Stephen Peabody, brother-in-law to John Adams, became the church’s first pastor. Today, Jim Thomas serves as pastor and spiritual leader. Behind-the-scenes work also takes place at the church, such as being a collection point for local food pantries. Currently, an underwear drive (yes, you read that right) for local shelters is taking place through Aug. 5, 2021, which is National Underwear Day. Please consider dropping off new underwear of any size in the shopping cart on the church’s front porch.
Regular Sunday services at Atkinson Congregational Church are held at 10 a.m., online via Zoom and Facebook, with occasional outdoor worship options announced in advance. Sunday services may also be viewed on the Atkinson Community Television channel (ACTV) at 5 p.m. Sundays, 7 a.m. Tuesdays and 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays. In addition, services can be found on YouTube. For more information on the church; how to view services online; or how to receive the church’s weekly e-newsletter, please visit atkinsoncc.org or call 603-362-5519.