Summer Preaching Series

Church Opens Doors to Guest Speakers in the Summer

To present a wide range of views from the pulpit, Community Congregational Church will offer a special eight-week Sunday morning series of guest preachers in the summers of 2017-2019

In 2017, guest clergy shared how they live their respective faiths. The theme of the series, “Living Our Faith,” embraced the United Church of Christ (UCC), other Christian denominations, the Jewish faith, a life with an acceptance of God by other interpretations, and an ethical life. Topics ranged from serving as missionaries in other countries to being stewards of the earth. The guest preachers were:

June 25 – Rev. Jeanne Pocius-Dorismond, Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church

July 2 – Rev. Sandra Pontoh, Indonesian UCC, Madbury

July 9 – Rev. Robert Thompson, African Methodist Episcopal Church

July 16 – Rev. Maren Tirabassi, UCC

July 23 – Rabbi David Ross Senter, Temple Israel, Portsmouth

July 30 – Rev. Gray Fitzgerald, UCC, Topic: Creation Care & Climate Change

August 6 – Rev. Dr. Jeff Evans, UCC and former pastor of Community Congregational Church

August 13 – Rev. Christopher Lanzara, UCC and former Chaplain at Portsmouth Regional Hospital