Stratham Community Church completes fundraising campaign
STRATHAM – Stratham Community Church has successfully completed its fundraising campaign.
The campaign called âCandle in the Windâ started in 2017 and continued until the end of 2020.
The campaign was launched to fund the many major repairs to church buildings dating back to 1837. An ambitious goal for the fundraising effort was $ 325,000 and the congregation raised over $ 344,000. During the last year of the campaign, the church called on the entire Stratham community to participate.
âAs an indication of the wonderful community we live in, the response from the community has been very strong,â church officials said in a press release. âThe tremendous support from the community confirms that Stratham values ââSCC’s outreach and service programs. He encourages the church to provide future opportunities for the community. The church thanks members, friends and the community of Stratham as a whole for their continued support of CSC.
Stratham Community Church has always been an active community organization. They host American Red Cross blood drives, Boy Scout meetings, community suppers on Saturday nights, as well as the operation of the Clothes Attic (thrift store) and Stratham Circle Learning Center (kindergarten). They support the St Vincent de Paul Pantry, End 68 Hours of Hunger, the Crop Walk and the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen to name a few. While in-person services have been suspended during the pandemic, the church remains active with Facebook Live and YouTube services on Sunday morning.
Stratham Community Church was founded in 1716 in the very spot where it resides today. He is a member of the New Hampshire Conference of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The church has been an integral and active part of the Stratham community for over 300 years.
To learn more about the church, visit www.strathamchurch.org.