One of our greatest joys is being a part of teens, adults and kids meeting Jesus for the very first time. If you've given your life to Jesus, and you've ever been baptized, we encourage you to sign up for our Baptism Sunday on May 20 at our locations. Baptism is such a special way to share the life change you have experienced with your friends and family. And if you're interested in being baptized, but maybe you have a few questions, or aren't sure what to expect, don't worry. Once you sign up, you will be contacted by one of our staff who will walk you through the process, answer any questions, and help you discover if this is something you should do right now. You can sign up here.
Have you started attending Restoration Church within the last three months? This is an opportunity for you!
On February 18, we will be having a lunch for you to meet the pastors, staff, and Circle (our small groups) leaders. This is a great chance to get to know the mission and vision of Restoration Church and what we're all about, in a casual setting. You are encouraged to bring your family along for the lunch, so come hungry! Don't delay - sign up today.
Here at Restoration Church we have a discipleship training we call Follow. This training allows you to do one-one meetings with a coach who will help you walk through some foundational Christian beliefs and practices. If you have never been through the Follow training and you would like to, you can find out more information and sign up here.
If you have gone through the Follow process and you are ready to become a coach, we are having an hour and a half training session on Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 PM. Becoming a coach is an integral part of keeping Follow moving forward and allowing more people to go through Follow. If you are attending the coaching, please sign up here.
Join us for a special Sunday where we will hear Pastor Nate speak on what God has given him for a vision for our church. It's a great Sunday for first-time guests to hear the vision and mission of Restoration Church as we remember what God has done for us over the years, and dream of what else He could do.
Join us on Sunday, December 24 at one of our locations for one of our Christmas Eve services. Each service is about 60 minutes long, and there will be cookies, eggnog, hot chocolate and other treats before each service so make sure to come a few minutes early. Our building will be decorated for the season, we will sing Christmas songs together and there will be a special Christmas message. Admission is free, but we are expecting a packed house so make sure to get in early and bring your whole family! This event is for all ages, and family-friendly.
DOVER: 9:30AM, 11:15AM, 2:00PM. 80 Rutland St. Dover, NH
PLYMOUTH: 10:30AM. 319 Highland St. Plymouth, NH
It's been said that prayer moves the hand of God, and even God's Word says when a group agrees together in His name that He will be with them (Matthew 18:20). Join us as we come together for one night in the Plymouth location to pray, sing, and believe together for God to move on their upcoming launch Sunday (November 5).
October is Pastor Appreciation month, and one of our deacons, Larry, is hosting a party at their home in honor of our pastors. Here are a few things you need to know:
- Able bodied should park at Barrington Evangelical Free Church (118 Church St.) and walk (less than a ¼ mile)
- For those who have trouble walking, there will be marked parking in front of the house
- All are welcome to drop off their families and things at the house and then go park
- Everyone should bring a dish or dessert to share
- Drinks, paper goods, utensils, cups are provided
- Deacons are purchasing a cake to share
What to Bring
- Yard and board games to share with others
- A lawn chair or blanket
You are invited to join us for some barbecues happening throughout the summer! This is a great and easy way to get connected with people from the church in a casual and fun setting. There is one happening in each month of the summer - June, July and August - and you are invited to sign up for as many as you'd like. Bring your family, some lawn chairs, and your own meat and we'll see you there! Sign up online here.
As a church we are collecting school supplies to donate to families who need it. Our focus is the apartments across the street from our church, called Rutland Manor, but we will also give to families within our church who are in need of school supplies, if they let us know ahead of time. Currently, we have requests from kids in pre-k through high school. This is an opportunity to show love to our community, so we want to be sure we get all the supplies we need in time! The following is an example of a list of items that we'll need to be brought in to the church by Sunday, August 13th.
- packs of pencils
- colored pencils
- one-inch binders
- pencil sharpeners
We've said it before, our volunteers are the heartbeat behind what happens at our church. And we want you to know how much we appreciate everything you do. To show our appreciation we are hosting a volunteer appreciation barbecue on July 16 at 4:30 PM at Millennium Park in Somersworth for all of our volunteers and their families. We'll be having a BBQ and playing some games together. If you're interested in participating in some field games, come dressed accordingly. If you can make it, please let us know by signing up here so we can plan for you. Hope to see you there!
Restoration Church's children's ministry, RKIDS, is bringing in a free petting zoo to close out their sermon series, On the Farm. There will be 50+ live animals (such as llamas and goats and alpacas!) at the church for families to come see and pet after our 9:30am and 11:15am services. See you this Sunday!
Having a baby is something to celebrate and we want to celebrate with you! On May 28 we will be having an opportunity for you to dedicate your baby in our service. This is basically a chance for you to commit to being godly parents for your child and for the church to commit to coming behind you as a support team as your raise your baby. If you have a son or daughter that you would like to dedicate on that day, please sign up here.
One of the most important things to us here is investing in the next generation and making sure that no student ever leaves our doors without having an opportunity to experience God. In April, U-turn will be taking a number of teenagers to attend Youth Convention in Waterville, ME. Youth Convention is a three-day-long event filled with relevant preaching, exciting times of worship, and meaningful conversations between teenagers and their leaders. Many of our students that have gone have come back having experienced God in a way they never have before and as a result, their lives were changed. This year, there are a number of students that are wanting to go, but cannot afford the cost of the trip ($125).
If you are a parent of a student attending Youth Convention, permission slips and information packets will be sent home from U-turn a few weeks prior to the event. Permission slips will need to be returned to U-turn prior to the trip date. Sign up for Youth Convention here.
Uturn is holding its first danceathon. Competitors don't have to be the best dancer, they just have to keep dancing! The last dancer standing will win 50% of all entry fees! Price is $10 to dance and $1 if you want to stay the night and cheer on your friends. In addition the refueling station will be selling snacks throughout the night. Participants and spectators must be 6th-12th grade and have a signed permission slip from a parent/guardian. To print a permission slip click here.
If you are planning to lead or host a Circle for the next semester, or are just curious about what that would look like if you were to do so, this is your opportunity. Pastor Nate will be doing a training at the church for all future or inquired Circle leaders or hosts, and you're invited! If you attend and feel like this is not something you want to do, you have the option to opt out, no problem. Sign up if you'd like more information.
Looking for some fun family friendly events happening in Dover, NH? Look no further - we have 5 right here for you!
Luke's Lights - A Christmas light display in Dover, NH with over 8,500 lights synchronized to music. This display will begin in late November and go through Christmas. Come see the fun! Private message Luke's Lights for more information.
The Night Before - This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the holidays and create new traditions with your loved ones. When you join us here at Restoration Church, you can expect to see a live band playing some old Christmas music in a new and creative way, hear a rendition of The Christmas Story, and a powerful message. Plus, as an added bonus, we will have some homemade Christmas cookies, coffee, eggnog and hot chocolate for you to be able to enjoy throughout the night in our lobby. Tickets are FREE, so be sure you grab yours while they last!
Dover Main Street - Stroll the streets of our quaint downtown to the beautiful sounds of caroling and live music. indulge in delicious sweets and cocoa while you select unique gifts from the carefully curated selections in our shops. Many shops will offer activities for the kiddos throughout the night, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be celebrating with you. Celebrate the magic of the holidays in your hometown.
Dover Middle School Holiday Concert - Check out the holiday concert at the Dover Middle School with your family! Maybe you know someone in it. Click the link and look on the right hand side of your browser for more information.
Pictures with Santa - Located right here at Restoration Church on Sunday, December 18th following the service at 11:45 am. Come by with your kids for a FREE picture!
Every year the ladies from our church get together for a couple days for a time of fellowship and worship. Moms, this is a great way for you to get away with your friends and have fun without the kids! The trip this year is going to be on November 10-13 at Attitash Grand Summit in the White Mountains of NH where the ladies have rented a vacation home as accommodation.
The total cost is $75 for students or moms with pre-k children, and $100 for others. This cost includes the entrance fee for the conference, most workshops, as well as the house, but does not include food and additional workshops.
The first seventeen people who register and pay the registration fee secure a bed, so sign up today! Click here to sign up or pay for your deposit.*
*Note that there will be additional paperwork to fill out for the conference after signing up online. See Guest Services on Sunday for the paperwork.
At Restoration Church we want to make a difference in our city. We don't want to simply exist in our city. We want to be FOR our city. Apple Harvest is one way we can support our city and let them know we are here. We need everyone to volunteer for this. We will have our Bread Sled, a couple of games, candy for kids, and invites to our annual Fall Fest event. Even if you can only commit to 30 mins we want you there. Together let's show our city who Restoration Church is.
To Sign Up Click Here
We believe that every Christian should be a part of a local church. This means really partnering with the church through serving, giving and participating in the church community. And becoming a partner is really easy. On September 7 at 6:30 pm we will be offering our partnership class. The Belong class is about an hour and a half long and basically teaches about the history, beliefs, and mission of Restoration Church. Pastor Nate will talk about what it means to be a partner and at the end of the class you can decide if you partner with us at this time. If you’re interested in finding out what partnering with Restoration Church looks like for you, sign up for our partnership class here.
One of the most important things to us here is investing in the next generation and making sure that no student ever leaves our doors without having an opportunity to experience God. This July 25-29, Uturn will be taking a number of teenagers to attend Summer Camp in Rumney, NH. Summer Camp is a four-day long event filled with relevant preaching, exciting times of worship, creative games and meaningful conversations between teenagers and their leaders. If you are a parent of a student interested in attending Summer Camp, you can sign up here.
As a church, our mission in reaching Just One More for Christ goes beyond those in our own cities and backyard, but also across the globe. This is why we are sending a team this July to Tanzania, Africa to help and work at the orphanage our church supports. The cost for each person is not cheap, and so our team has partnered with Savers to do a fundraiser. You can help our team by donating old clothes, shoes, toys, books, and other small household items. Savers is willing to pay per pound for the items, so the more they get, the more our team is able to raise! You have anytime between today until June 4 at noon, to bring your items to the church.
One of the most important things to us here is investing in the next generation and making sure that no student ever leaves our doors without having an opportunity to experience God. In April, U-turn will be taking a number of teenagers to attend Youth Convention in Biddeford, ME. Youth Convention is a three day long event filled with relevant preaching, exciting times of worship and meaningful conversations between teenagers and their leaders. Last year our church sent 70 students to convention and for many of these students, it was an event that changed their lives. This year, there are a number of students that are wanting to go, but cannot afford the $130 registration fee on their own. If you are interested in helping sponsor a teenager, you can so here. If you are a parent of a student attending Youth Convention, permission slips and information packets will be sent home over the next few weeks.