Durham Houses of Worship

 A progressive United Church of Christ congregation, where all are welcome.  Our history is rich, and dates back to the early colonial period as one of the many congregational churches that dotted the New England landscape.  Over the centuries, as new challenges and opportunities arose, the congregation sought to engage with the times, while being committed to its Christian heritage.

 

Today, we celebrate the inclusive nature of the gospel and the call to welcome, love and serve others.  We value a thinking faith that is grounded in both the rich traditions of our past, while being informed by the intellectual, political, and social dynamics of our times.  Through worship, education, service to others, and responsible stewardship, we seek to model a community of hospitality that engages hearts, hands and minds in the pursuit of justice, peace and wholeness for all creation.

We believe in the church universal, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and of which all believers in Christ are members. We also believe the local church, God’s visible assembly in a community. The local church exists for the glory of God and its mission is to make mature disciples of Jesus through worship, community and the proclamation of the Gospel both locally and globally.

In response to God through Jesus Christ, St. George’s sustains a sanctuary of worship and a spiritual home in the Episcopal tradition.

We believe in guiding people on their journey in faith and in their relationship with Christ by and through worship. We offer the best of our hearts, hands and minds in worshiping God in the beauty of holiness. We believe that transforming this world, so that it becomes the kingdom of heaven on earth, is best accomplished by people who are spiritually nourished in worship on Sundays and then sent forth to do God’s work during the week.

We, the Catholic community of St. Thomas More, called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit, commit ourselves to the Mission of Jesus Christ which has been entrusted to us: to worship as one Body; to proclaim the Gospel in word and action; to build a just community without boundaries; and to stand with the poor in solidarity.

Over 100 years ago, the founders of Temple Israel came together, and we are the beneficiaries of their brave vision. Since then this Temple has evolved with the times, with each generation taking the necessary steps to enable us to thrive in Portsmouth, NH. 

 

Temple Israel is a house of learning at all levels. A beit kadosh, a holy place. A place where everyone is welcome and has a Temple family to share both simchas and sorrows. 

 

We can take great pride and satisfaction that we Jews have survived 5,000 years, in good times and bad. We are also proud that Temple Israel continues to thrive in its second century as a Jewish home in the New Hampshire seacoast area.

 

Temple Israel is here for you when you need it, whatever the need. We look forward to welcoming you.

The real test of our religion is the way we live our lives. The Durham Unitarian Universalist Fellowship affirms the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism. We seek to be a place in which each person’s unique worth and beliefs are acknowledged and respected and where each person’s voice may be heard – a place in which each may freely explore     his or her own spiritual path. We join with others in reaching out to make the world more just, and commit ourselves to caring for the earth and all that makes up the web of life. We strive to be a source of inspiration, a forum for intellectual exchange, a wellspring of comfort to those in need, and a nurturing, supportive community for each other and our children.

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