MANCHESTER — The Rev. Dr. Jack L. Daniel has been named the new pastor of Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Road.

A Massachusetts native, Daniel graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass., and received his master of divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Mass. He is an ordained United Church of Christ pastor and also has a doctor of ministry degree in pastoral counseling and clinical studies from Andover-Newton Theological School.

Previously, he served as senior pastor of the Free Christian Church (Congregational) of Andover/North Andover, Mass., for 35 years. Now living on Pleasant Pond in Richmond, Daniel is also involved in several mentoring initiatives to equip and encourage pastors in small Maine churches, according to a news release from the church. He and his wife Kathy, a freelance editor of science curriculum materials, raised three daughters, now married.

He succeeds Pastor Donald S. Davenport, who recently retired after four years at the Manchester church and 44 years of pastoral ministry.

Sunday worship services and Sunday school begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.manchestercommunitychurch.com.

Heavenly Sounds

to give concert

MANCHESTER — Heavenly Sounds will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Manchester Community Church, 21 Readfield Road.

The group plays Christian music in contemporary, worship, Celtic and traditional styles.

An offering will be taken to benefit the Mission Outreach Fund. All are welcome.

Refreshments and fellowship will follow.

Gospel concert

set for Wednesday

WINDSOR — A gospel concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Windsor Memorial Baptist Church, 9 Reed Road.

Dan Schall Ministries will share the word of God through music and testimony. Schall will perform old time country music, blues and contemporary gospel.

An offering will be taken. For more information, call pastor Jeremy Hiltz at 620-2548 or Dick West at 462-4384.