Local Missions


The Claremont Soup Kitchen is open from 4:00 pm–5:30 pm, Monday through Friday serving dinners and giving food boxes from the food pantry to those in need. The Soup Kitchen serves all of Sullivan County and served a total of 562,812 meals to 30,257 individuals in 2014. The Soup Kitchen gives over 300 food boxes to needy families each month and gave 808 Holiday Baskets this past December. Recently they have added a medical clinic offering free health screenings and flu clinics twice a month to those without health insurance. Medical students from Dartmouth College volunteer along with a nurse practitioner and doctors from Good Neighbors Health Clinic. They also work with a volunteer attorney from Legal Aid and a representative from Service Link to offer free legal counsel once a month to those in need.


CMI is an independent non-profit organization that owns and operates two non-commercial Christian radio stations, The Light and Air1 in the state of Vermont, and surrounding communities in New York, New Hampshire and Canada.

CMI’s mission is to present the truth of the Gospel and the Christian worldview in music and the spoken word. As a listener supported radio station, The Light offers some of the best Christian programming available. Between a live morning show to contemporary Christian music to (popular) Christian teaching programs, there exists something designed to bless, inspire and strengthen listeners in their walk with Christ. For more information go to http://thelightradio.net/


Joshua Generation

Joshua Generation is a 16 day summer missions trip for youth ages 12–19. It consists of a 6-day training "boot" camp and a 10-day outreach, this year to N.Y.C.

During boot camp each student will be involved in learning either Hip-hop dances or a street Drama, or both, as tools to bring crowds together on the streets to witness to.


Our hearts are burdened for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. During JG outreach we do our best to preach the Gospel where people are overlooked. We love heading to the difficult areas in cities where no one will go to and bringing the love of Christ to the broken people there! Last year we saw over 1,300 people give their lives to Christ in New York City and we are expecting great things next year too!

Being a part of Joshua Generation will bring you closer to the "Lord of the Harvest" as you experience the Joy of bringing a lost son or daughter to the arms of their loving Creator. Come join us next year and become the answer to the prayer Jesus prayed in Matthew 9:38: "therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

Mission Adventures is the Full Service short-term Outreach Ministry for Groups.

YWAM covers all the bases—food, housing, transportation, ministry planning, translation, supplies and everything else so you can actually be a pastor instead of an administrator.

Mission Adventures Means Ministry Training

You won’t go unprepared. Our experienced missionaries will equip you and your team with proven tools so you can express the Gospel across cultures. Not only will we prepare your hands, our camp-like training will prepare your hearts for all that God intends to do in and through your group.

For more information go to http://www.ywamboston.org/


His Mansion Ministries is a Christ-centered healing community that is focused on discipleship. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the loving accountability of Christian community, we serve men and women (aged 18-35) who desire to grow into a deepening relationship with God. Many of our residents struggle with all manner of life-controlling issues, however, our focus is never on the problem behavior(s) but rather on formation of identity in Christ. His Mansion is not a rehab facility. We are a discipleship ministry and we serve those who see themselves as broken, dirty, unwanted, unacceptable, rejected, hopeless, unloved, and unlovable—and we offer them the only hope we have: the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Resident Program at His Mansion is one year long and residents who are accepted into the Program commit to stay for at least a year. For more information go to http://hismansion.com/


Joni and Friends, where the joy of the Lord is our Strength!

For 35 years, Their mission has been to communicate the Gospel and to equip Christ-honoring churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities. Through ministry programs like Family Retreats and Wheels for the World, Joni and Friends serve the global disability community in Christ’s name.

A life of mobility is a life full of possibility! Since 1994, Wheels for the World ministry program has been demonstrating Jesus’ love by delivering wheelchairs and Bibles in developing countries. The Gospel message is shared with every recipient and their family.

At Family Retreat, families affected by physical and invisible disabilities enjoy a week full of fun and fully-accessible, age-appropriate activities, Christ-centered worship and teaching, and practical seminars that address family life and issues related to life with a disability.

For over 30 years, the Joni and Friends radio program has inspired millions of listeners. In each program, Joni gives a biblical perspective on real-life topics, tackles issues related to disability awareness, and shares encouraging personal insights into some of life’s toughest questions.

Joni and Friends, a television program hosted by Joni Eareckson Tada, highlights a refreshingly honest approach to people’s toughest questions about the goodness of God in a world shattered by pain and suffering. For more information go to http://www.joniandfriends.org/welcome/


“Come see what God can do!”

Mountainside Communicty Church in Newport, NH is a young, but Biblically passionate congregation, wanting to serve others with excellence … just like Jesus. Find Mountainside Community Church on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mtnside


There are ministries and individuals who do not have the means to purchase the Scripture materials they need. Many turn to the NH Bible Society for assistance, many others do not know they are there to help. NHBS provides bibles and other materials to prisons and hospitals: to men, women and children newly arrived to our nation: to soldiers serving this country overseas, and to emerging and growing churches. NHBS does so at no or limited cost to those who carry out these necessary ministries. They never profit financially on these materials.

Christ calls us to serve those who are sick, in prison, and strangers to our land. Not all of us are in a position to answer that call directly but all of us can help those who are on the front lines of delivering the Good News to the “least of these.” You can help by making a donation to the NHBS. By partnering with us, you become a partner with those whose ministries directly benefit our communities and our state. Recovery bibles used in prisons and hospitals lead to healthier lives and lowered rates of recidivism. Bibles in other languages improve self-esteem and help teach the English language as many are printed in parallel languages.

Since our founding in 1812, the NHBS has relied on the generosity of those who believe the Good News of Christ makes a difference in the lives of others and in their own life. We invite you to join with the NHBS in getting the word out about us as we continue to get the Word out about Christ. A donation of any size helps and if that is not possible for you, please consider telling others of the ministries at work with the help of the NHBS and encourage them to use our services. And as always, keep us and our partners in your prayers. For more information go to http://www.biblenh.org/


Open Hands Mission in Claremont serves a fresh, hot (or cold!) community meal from 4–5pm Friday through Sunday, in the basement of the First Congregational Church on Pleasant Street. Open Hands Mission also gives food boxes and toiletries to those in need.


The Pregnancy Center of the Upper Valley offers the resources and information needed when facing decisions around unexpected pregnancy and sexual activity. The staff will help guide those in crisis through options and provide support tailored to each unique situation. The Pregnancy Center of the Upper Valley ministers to the mother, the father and the child offering counseling and many other professional services. For more information go to http://www.pregnancycenteruppervalley.com/


Shoes That Fit is part of Families in Transition serving Claremont and surrounding communities. They provide new shoes, boots and socks for children in need.


St. Vincent dePaul Society in Claremont is open each week on Mondays at 2 pm at the St. Mary Chapel on the corner of Central and Pearl Streets and ministers to Claremont residents with emergency needs not met by other social service organizations. They offer a food pantry consisting of nonperishable foods as well as some frozen products. They have a supply of health care products, gas vouchers for doctor appointments and clothing vouchers as well. St Vincent dePaul is able to help with a portion of past due utility bills and rent expenses. Each person’s need is considered on an individual basis and many families have received help and encouragement during times of difficult life situations. Grace River was able to donate $1,500 towards the Society’s general emergency help fund this past year and have assisted numerous families in getting the help that they need..


Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey was one of the first Teen Challenge ministries founded in the United States. Ministry throughout New England emanated from the first center located in Boston established in 1964. A strategic expansion from 1999 to 2007 established sites in all six states of New England and in New Jersey.

Life-changing residential recovery programs provide a faith-filled approach for helping drug addicts and alcoholics transform their lives. More than 400 adult men and women can be cared for in the Teen Challenge homes. A unique Teen Challenge program also exists in the Dartmouth House of Corrections in Massachusetts.

Vibrant outreach ministry into jails, prisons and needy communities are conducted year round. Drug prevention programs are available for public and private schools. The Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey Choirs can be found ministering hope, healing and encouragement in area churches each week.

For more information go to http://tcnewengland.org/