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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Shared Ministry

E-News

Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a Shared Ministry in November of 2011. The Shared Ministry E-News is typically sent out weekly on Thursday evenings.  If you are not yet receiving the E- News and would like to receive it please sign up through the “Join Our Mailing List” link. If you ever decide you no longer wish to receive the E-News there is a link at the bottom of the email “unsubscribe.” If you like it then please forward it on to your friends.

Content submission

We welcome submissions that have a connection to the ministry of our two churches. PIease email submissions to porthamp@gmail.com or mail to the Shared Ministry office at Trinity Church,  200 High St, Hampton, NH 03842. NOTE: The deadline to send a submission is Wednesday at noon. 

E-News archives

News

“Growing Our Faith through

Generosity” set as 2019

stewardship theme

Our Stewardship Team has announced its theme for this year’s campaign: “Growing Our Faith through Generosity.” We will “kick off” this campaign on Sunday, Nov. 4, All Saints’ Sunday, in both congregations. A mailing will outline some teachings of the Church on sound Christian stewardship, and will contain what is called a “narrative budget” – a summary of how your gifts are used, not through a line-by- line budget, but by telling the story, the narrative, behind our budget. Cottage Meetings in the subsequent weeks will allow all of us an opportunity to provide our own insights to that story, to ask questions and talk about our own experiences of growing our faith through generosity. To close the campaign, we are offering a “celebratory ingathering” similar to the liturgy offered last year at Trinity – only this time in the parish hall at Christ Church. This single liturgy, a “wrap-around Eucharist” with brunch, will be for all in both congregations on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. To emphasize that this one gathering is for all, we are making this our only liturgy that morning: there will be no 8:45 a.m. liturgy at Trinity Church that day. (For any from Trinity who cannot make that service, we suggest the 5:00 liturgy the previous evening.) Carpooling will be set up to help get as many from Trinity Church as possible to this one gathering. It is not pot-luck: sit back and relax and brunch will be served by a team of folks who have offered to provide hospitality.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

United Thank Offering

Ingathering Oct. 21 & 28

The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church supports projects that address poverty of women and children; that make significant impact; that demonstrate new and innovative work; and that are a part of a planned diocesan or provincial mission strategy. UTO works because women, men and children of the Church use a UTO “blue box.” As we recognize and name our many daily blessings, we put a small offering into the box. There are UTO boxes on the Guest Book tables at both churches. Take one home; make it a daily habit. We will have a UTO collection on the weekends of Oct. 20/21 and 27/28, and we will add it to other congregations’ offerings during the annual Diocesan Convention, this year on Nov. 3.

Gifts for ChIPs

ChIPS may very well be the most important outreach program of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire because it touches the lives of the people society would prefer to forget: incarcerated parents and their children. The program provides a book and a present for the parents to give to their children at the annual holiday party.   You may drop off gifts or monetary donations at your church. Our delegates to the Diocesan Convention will bring your gifts to the Convention on November 3rd where they will be transported to St. Paul’s School for sorting.
Copyright 2018 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842  

The Shared Ministry

E-News

Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a Shared Ministry in November of 2011. The Shared Ministry E-News is typically sent out weekly on Thursday evenings.  If you are not yet receiving the E-News and would like to receive it please sign up through the “Join Our Mailing List” link. If you ever decide you no longer wish to receive the E-News there is a link at the bottom of the email “unsubscribe.” If you like it then please forward it on to your friends.

Content submission

We welcome submissions that have a connection to the ministry of our two churches. PIease email submissions to porthamp@gmail.com or mail to the Shared Ministry office at Trinity Church,  200 High St, Hampton, NH 03842. NOTE: The deadline to send a submission is Wednesday at noon. 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

News

“Growing Our Faith through

Generosity” set as 2019

stewardship theme

Our Stewardship Team has announced its theme for this year’s campaign: “Growing Our Faith through Generosity.” We will “kick off” this campaign on Sunday, Nov. 4, All Saints’ Sunday, in both congregations. A mailing will outline some teachings of the Church on sound Christian stewardship, and will contain what is called a “narrative budget” – a summary of how your gifts are used, not through a line-by-line budget, but by telling the story, the narrative, behind our budget. Cottage Meetings in the subsequent weeks will allow all of us an opportunity to provide our own insights to that story, to ask questions and talk about our own experiences of growing our faith through generosity. To close the campaign, we are offering a “celebratory ingathering” similar to the liturgy offered last year at Trinity – only this time in the parish hall at Christ Church. This single liturgy, a “wrap-around Eucharist” with brunch, will be for all in both congregations on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. To emphasize that this one gathering is for all, we are making this our only liturgy that morning: there will be no 8:45 a.m. liturgy at Trinity Church that day. (For any from Trinity who cannot make that service, we suggest the 5:00 liturgy the previous evening.) Carpooling will be set up to help get as many from Trinity Church as possible to this one gathering. It is not pot-luck: sit back and relax and brunch will be served by a team of folks who have offered to provide hospitality.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

United Thank Offering

Ingathering Oct. 21 & 28

The United Thank Offering of the Episcopal Church supports projects that address poverty of women and children; that make significant impact; that demonstrate new and innovative work; and that are a part of a planned diocesan or provincial mission strategy. UTO works because women, men and children of the Church use a UTO “blue box.” As we recognize and name our many daily blessings, we put a small offering into the box. There are UTO boxes on the Guest Book tables at both churches. Take one home; make it a daily habit. We will have a UTO collection on the weekends of Oct. 20/21 and 27/28, and we will add it to other congregations’ offerings during the annual Diocesan Convention, this year on Nov. 3.

Gifts for ChIPs

ChIPS may very well be the most important outreach program of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire because it touches the lives of the people society would prefer to forget: incarcerated parents and their children. The program provides a book and a present for the parents to give to their children at the annual holiday party.   You may drop off gifts or monetary donations at your church. Our delegates to the Diocesan Convention will bring your gifts to the Convention on November 3rd where they will be transported to St. Paul’s School for sorting.
Dedication of the Ruth Power Memorial Pastoral Care Center  On Sunday, Sept. 16, members and friends of Christ Church, along with family members of our dearly beloved late pastoral care coordinator, Ruth Power, gathered to dedicate our new Pastoral Care Center in her memory.