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Posted By: chestnutmare New Hampshire? - Thu Feb 12, 2004 8:04 PM
Perhaps there aren't any reformed churches in the southwest corner of New Hampshire, or the southeast corner of Vermont, or the north central part of Massachusetts but perhaps somebody knows of a bible study group in this area that might develop into a church. Any ideas?
Posted By: Theo Re: New Hampshire? - Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:41 AM
Friend,

What about Merrimack, New Hampshire? This church looks good: http://www.fccmerrnh.org/

"Jason1646", one of our posters here, attends that church.

May God bless--

Theo
Posted By: James Re: New Hampshire? - Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:02 AM
Try this OPC
JAFFREY, meeting at the Cutler Memorial Building, corner of Main and School Streets http://www.jaffreyopc.org/
Mail: 14 School Street, 03452
603/532-4381
Pastor: Stephen A. Migotsky migotsky.1@opc.org
Service: 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

Two Conservative Congregational Churches

New Ipswich Congregational Church http://www.ni-cc.org/
603-878-2698
156 Main St New Ipswich NH 03071
Stephen J Sebastian

Trinity Evangelical Church
603-924-6438 (fax-603-924-6438)
P O Box 763 Rt 101W Peterborough NH 03458
http://www.trinityevchurch.org/

I can also offer churches in Gardner, Greenfield, Millers Falls and Winchendon in MA if they would be closer.

In Christ,

James.
Posted By: chestnutmare Re: New Hampshire? - Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:01 PM
I emailed Jason from the Merrimack church but, that is too far unfortunately. I will look into Trinity as it is only 45 minutes away. What have you found in Winchendon? it is also 45 +/- from here. Jaffrey is an hour on a good day (i.e. not in winter).
Posted By: Jason1646 Re: New Hampshire? - Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:13 PM
Pilgrim has planted a church in New Hampshire before, perhaps he would like to start one in Keene? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

What do you say, Pilgrim? We could hold the ordination ceremony on top of Tuckermine ravine and race down afterwards. <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/giggle.gif" alt="" />

~Jason
Posted By: Pilgrim Re: New Hampshire? - Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:55 PM
That's almost tempting! But I'd be hard pressed to choose which would be most frightening; 1) Returning to N.H. to plant another church? or 2) Strapping on a pair of skiis and screaming down Tuckerman's Ravine? <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/rofl.gif" alt="" />

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Posted By: James Winchendon - Mon Feb 16, 2004 9:38 AM
Here you go. The pastor has links with the New England Reformed Fellowship. 45 minutes isn't too bad.

In Christ,

James.

Winchendon
Bethany Bible Chapel
bchapel@rcn.com
Paul Stenstrom (Pastor)
(978) 297-3951
Andy Sweet (Elder)
asweet@gis.net
(978) 297-3995
Posted By: Jason1646 Re: New Hampshire? - Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:58 PM
Hello again Patrice,

I believe that I have found that Reformed church near you, with the pastor who was recommended to me by another pastor whose opinion I highly regard. Here it is:

Westmoreland Reformed Bible Church

Denomination: Independent Reformed Indexed: Sun Dec 21 09:02:42 2003
Address: Route 12
Mail Address: 33 Capron Rd
City: Westmoreland, State: Nh. Zip: 03467
Pastor: Ken Sanders E-mail: kcsrbc@hotmail.com
Phone: 603.399.7213
Information: Amillennial eschatology - Ruralcongregation,manyhomeschooling

It's only about 11 miles from Keene. May the Lord bless your search.

~Jason
Posted By: chestnutmare Re: New Hampshire? - Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:04 PM
Thank you very much. I sent him an email and look forward to finding out more about this church. I've also contacted the reformed baptist church in Winchendon. So, now even though its a bit of a drive, there are at least some possibilites. Thanks.
Posted By: chestnutmare Re: New Hampshire? - Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:57 AM
I can't tell you just how happy I am that I was directed to the Westmoreland Reformed Bible Church. Thanks to this church locator here, I have found a church that has become my church home. Thank you and thanks to God for His providence in leading me to this church. I have been attending since last winter and have found the teaching to be faithful to the word of God and the fellowship warm and sweet. It is a real joy to worship with these folk.

We are located in the heart of New England so if you happen to be visiting in the area, please do join us for worship. You may just want to stay.
Posted By: MarieP Re: New Hampshire? - Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:45 PM
Patrice,

Praise God for providing you with a good church home. In the past, I've known the feeling of not having one all too well. I'm rejoicing with you!
Posted By: chestnutmare Re: New Hampshire? - Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:13 AM
Today, I was going through some old emails and I came across one that I wrote on February 16, 2004 to the church that I am now attending and as of today am starting the process of becoming a member. It is thanks to this forum that I found this church. The Lord has provided a wonderful church and I am blessed for having become part of it. I look forward to becoming a member of the Reformed Bible Church in Westmoreland, NH.
Posted By: Pilgrim Re: New Hampshire? - Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:22 AM
That's wonderful news! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/joy.gif" alt="" /> And thanks for taking the time to return to this thread with an update on how God providentially provided for your heart's yearning. [Linked Image]
Posted By: MarieP Re: New Hampshire? - Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:48 AM
I'm so happy for you, sis <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

May God grant you many opportunities to serve in your new church, and may the Lord grant to you and your new church wisdom and unity as you covenant together to glorify God and build one another up in love.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New Hampshire? - Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:03 AM
If I ever get to your corner of New Hampshire do you think I could find a Dispensational church in that neck of the woods? I remember what Oswald T. Allis said in his book, Prophecy and the Church 1943, '...dispensationalism is legion today...'. However I don't know if that is true now especially in your part of New Hampshire. I might be disappointed to find none of them around.
Posted By: chestnutmare Re: New Hampshire? - Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:54 PM
No, that was my problem for years, I was disappointed to find so many dispensational churches around. It was hard to find a church with good doctrine and not caught up in such heresies. There are many churches in "my neck of the woods" but most are apostate. Thankfully, I was able to locate this small reformed church in Westmoreland, NH.
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New Hampshire? - Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:27 PM
Since I am dispensational, does that mean I am a heretic? And if yes, does that mean I am bound for Hell? And if yes, then think of the company I'll have: all the Ceasars, the Pharoahs, Napoleon, Hitler, the Mormons, Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and probably Mark Twain. Wow I would love for Julius Caesar to recount the Gallic wars for me and how he was able to win his battles when outnumbered five to one. And then I might not have the luxury of having that society to talk to because I might be bound in chains alone on a hot lava rock that sizzles. My only company might be Satan and his demons who occasionally come down to Hell to visit its inhabitants and tell them of his victories. I'm sure I would be uncomfortable, hot and thirsty. I might even try to bargain with Satan to get a respite from that place but to no avail. Then I would think of why I am down there, and that it wasn't fair. I got a raw deal and so on and so on.... But of course I would think of my family and pray and hope that none of them would ever come here, at least to stay....
Posted By: Anonymous Re: New Hampshire? - Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:17 AM
I notice that I am the last poster on a lot of these threds. At that rate I'll shut the whole chat board down!
Either people think I am too obnoxious or just plain boring.
Anyway I guess it forces them to pick another topic. Variety is the spice of life!
Posted By: J_Edwards Re: New Hampshire? - Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:27 AM
No, being dispensational does not mean that you are necessarily a heretic, lost, or bound for hell. It simply means you have not come to a fuller revelation of the truth of the "whole" counsel of the Word of God and are presently embracing error which you can not prove as truth.

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I notice that I am the last poster on a lot of these threds. At that rate I'll shut the whole chat board down!
Either people think I am too obnoxious or just plain boring.
Anyway I guess it forces them to pick another topic. Variety is the spice of life!
Your post here is under Church Locater and thus no one probably answered it because it went [Linked Image]. The Head Honcho dosen't like that .... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/nope.gif" alt="" />

However, if you feel the need to defend your dispensational views please begin a new thread and then get ready ... [Linked Image]
Posted By: chestnutmare Re: New Hampshire? - Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:13 PM
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I notice that I am the last poster on a lot of these threds. At that rate I'll shut the whole chat board down!

No WMW, I have been away to attend to my mother who recently experienced heart failure. She is in CT so I left for a few days and didn't have a chance to get back to you.

I am sorry if I have offended you. I made a quick post and certainly didn't mean to offend anyone. It is true that I had struggled for years to find a reformed church and when I didn't find it, I went to a variety of churches to check them out and was deeply disappointed that most were very liberal, not holding to the inerrancy of the scriptures. This was one of the low points in my life, not having a church that I felt was faithful to the scriptures. A little over a year ago, I found a wonderful little reformed church which I have been attending since that time. I am starting membership classes as I feel that I have finally found my church home. So, whatever I said was not to attack you. I do hope and pray that you do know the Lord as your savior and that your recent post was in jest. If not, I hope that we might be able to encourage you. It sounds like you have been through many difficult times and if you don't have a good church to attend it must be a terribly trying time for you and you do need support.

I hope that you will accept my apology and sincere desire to give you encouragement in Christian love.

Patrice
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