NHCH Membership Information

NHCH Membership Requirements

Membership in NHCH implies agreement with the following:

  1. Statement of Faith (Apostles’ Creed)
  2. Rules for Use of Contact Information
  3. Code of Conduct For Field Trips and Group Events
  4. NHCH Homeschool-Specific Email List
  5. NHCH Bulletin Board Email List ("Bboard")
  6. Membership Discounts
  7. Application

NHCH membership may be revoked pending determination of the NHCH Board of Directors that membership qualifications are not met.

NHCH Statement of Faith

NHCH affirms the Apostles' Creed, here stated:

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth:

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

NHCH Rules for Use of Membership Directory

Upon membership, each member provides contact information to NHCH.  One of the most valuable resources of our group is our member directory.  With the permission of the members, we include some personal information in the directory.  The terms of use of the directory are as follows:

  1. The member directory is only to be used by other member families for the purposes of making homeschooling connections.
  2. The directory, as well as any private information contained within it, is not to be shared with non-members.
  3. Members are asked to please refrain from using the member list for the purposes of soliciting business contacts.

NHCH Code of Conduct for Field Trips & Group Events

  1. Members are at all times responsible for the behavior of their own children.
  2. We are expected to uphold group standards and be an effective witness for Christ and for homeschoolers.
  3. A child's maturity regardless of age should determine participation in certain activities.
  4. In the event that conflicts among NHCH members arise, they will be addressed according to Matt. 18:15-17 in which case the parties concerned should confer privately first.

NHCH Rules for Use of nhch@yahoogroups.com

NHCH utilizes an email list service (nhch@yahoogroups.com) to facilitate the informal dissemination of information among NHCH members. Subscription to this list is restricted to members and is automatic upon acceptance into NHCH. Members can un-subscribe at any time.

The un-moderated email list is provided as a vehicle for members to send information directly to other members. It is expected that members will communicate on this list in a way that is respectful and an effective witness for Christ and for homeschoolers.

Email traffic to this list is un-moderated; which is to say that any messages posted to this list will go immediately to all subscribers. However, the list administrator will loosely monitor the list for relevance. When posting items to the list, please be sensitive to others’ time and views. Appropriate examples of list use follow:

  • Informational announcements (Events such as concerts and classes, legislative updates)
  • Questions (homeschooling in this area; homeschooling in general; curricula and resources; used curricula/materials to buy/sell/share

To post messages to the NHCH e-list, send email to nhch@yahoogroups.com.  Only registered members can post information.  Members may register multiple email accounts by requesting that upon membership or by sending an email to nhch-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

To unsubscribe from the NHCH e-list, send email to nhch-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.

Members can always access an archive of past messages by visiting http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NHCH/.

NHCH Rules for Use of nhch-bboard@yahoogroups.com

NHCH provides a second optional email list called the bulletin board or "BBoard" (nhch-bboard@yahoogroups.com).  This purpose of this email list is for our members both to promote community within the group and to provide a means for sharing information that is not necessarily homeschool related. 
What kind of things might be posted on the BBoard?  Such items could include things like:

  • signing a petition for a non-homeschooling political issue/opportunity
  • promoting a relevant fund-raiser or soliciting sponsors
  • advertising an item you have to sell, that isn’t homeschooling curriculum
  • sharing information about a home business or business opportunity
  • asking what is everyone's favorite local pool and what the rates are
  • announcing that your child will be involved in the most fabulous production of...

Please refrain from forwarding jokes and other emails that might be classified as spam.

This list is available only to NHCH members, but it is by request only.  If you do not request subscription, you will not be subscribed. This is out of respect for those who feel they get enough email already.  You may unsubscribe (and re-subscribe) at any time if you are a current NHCH member. 

To subscribe, send email to nhch-bboard-subscribe@yahoogroups.com  

To post messages on the BBoard, send email to nhch-bboard@yahoogroups.com

Since traffic on this list (or others) may get high, you may want to change your own email delivery options.  Every YahooGroups list subscriber can choose to receive email messages "immediately" or via a"daily digest".  (For more info on this, go to YahooGroups, click on "My Groups", click on "Edit My Groups".)  A "digest" is a collection of all email received that day, bundled together in a single message, delivered to you as a regular (somewhat larger) email.

NHCH Membership Discounts

Membership in NHCH entitles you to a card identifying you as a member. You will receive this via email and can print it out and use it to verify that you are homeschooling.  This card will afford you access to many area teacher discounts.  Some of the stores that offer teacher discounts are Barnes & Noble, Staples, Office Max, Jo-Ann Fabric and Michaels.  THis is not a complete list.  Feel free to ask stores if they offer teacher discounts.  Each store has a different policy and may require some additional registration, but the rewards are significant and worth requesting.

NHCH Membership Application

If you are interested in joining NHCH for the first time and you agree with our above statement of faith and rules of conduct, please copy and paste the following information into an email.  After filling in the blanks, please email your application to info@nhchweb.org with MEMBER APPLICATION in the Subject Line.  You can need to update your contact information, you may email the same address with CONTACT INFO UPDATE in the Subject Line.
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