GILMANTON — The First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will hold its next service on Sunday, July 21, at 4 p.m. at the Smith Meeting House on Meeting House Road, not July 14 as was incorrectly reported in a press release which ran in Saturday's edition.
The Reverend Sidney Lovett of Holderness, will officiate and Harriet Coupal is the organist. Refreshments will be served after the service in the meeting room downstairs which is naturally air conditioned and there is plenty of parking.
The Smith Meeting House is the oldest church in Gilmanton and is named in honor of the first minister to serve there, Reverend Isaac Smith. The First Congregational Society was formed in 1774 and maintains the Smith Meeting House and all four buildings on the grounds which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Restoration work has begun on the School House building, and two monuments between the church and the school were moved back to provide a larger space for tents and festivities. The proceeds from Old Home Day go towards maintaining these historic buildings and grounds.