DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

August 15, 2013

Churches hold Old Home Day service


Derry News

---- — LONDONDERRY — As part of this year’s Londonderry Old Home Day Celebration, several area churches will again be holding an annual Londonderry Old Home Day Community Worship Service. This joint gathering will be held Sunday, Aug.18, from 11 a.m. to noon on the Londonderry Town Common.

A picnic and musical concert will follow. All are invited.

Londonderry was founded by a band of Scotch-Irish Christians who settled an area they called “Nutfield” and which currently makes up Derry, Londonderry and parts of Windham, Salem and Manchester. The building of a meetinghouse used for worship services was among these pioneers’ first acts. This year’s Londonderry Old Home Day gathering of churches commemorates this aspect of Londonderry’s history and heritage.

The worship service will include music, prayer for the community and an encouraging message. For those interested, a free picnic will follow accompanied by musical entertainment from the Londonderry Community Jazz Band (12:15 to 1 p.m.) and One Spirit, One Voice (members of the N.H. Christian Musicians Network, 1:15 to 1:45 p.m.).

A prayer tent will also be available for those desiring prayer for any need.

No offering will be taken, but an opportunity will be presented to contribute nonperishable food items to St. Jude’s Food Pantry.

Folding chairs will be provided, but attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Location in case of inclement weather will be Orchard Christian Fellowship, 136 Pillsbury Road.

Any and all are encouraged to be a part. Visit the Facebook page: Londonderry Old Home Day Community Worship Service and Picnic/Concert 2013.