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New music director

Brendan Battey begins

Sept. 3

I am pleased to announce that we have engaged a fine musician to become our new Director of Music for the Shared Ministry. Our search team has unanimously recommended Brendan Battey for the position, and he has accepted the offer to join our staff effective Sept. 3. Brendan is a life-long Episcopalian, and grew up at St. Matthew’s Church, Goffstown. He has been the organist and accompanist for the New Boston Community Church for the last six years, where he rehearsed weekly with the choir (except over the summers), prepared the weekly service music and hymns, and chose and prepared preludes and postludes. He has also accompanied quite a few musicals, and recently began music directing at UNH. He is currently music director for the youth program at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. He comes highly recommended not only by his Rector and the musicians with which he has worked, but by others who have known him and admired his dedication and talents. I wish to express my thanks to the excellent team that has prepared us for this call, developing a comprehensive job description, advertising the position in numerous professional publications, and conducting the interview and audition process. Kris Ebbeson, Suzanne George, Peter Monte, Cindy Robinson, Belinda Wilkes, Patrice Wood and I have put in countless hours over these past several months. Our entire team looks forward to welcoming him to our Shared Ministry, and believes you will join them in seeing him as a good fit for our musical program. Fr. Chip

Cold Spring Harbor to

perform again at Hobbs

House Saturday, Aug. 5

Cold Spring Harbor, a Billy Joel tribute band, will be here for a return engagement at the Hobbs House Community Center, 200 High St. in Hampton, on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly show for all ages, and a portion of the proceeds will go to meet local outreach needs. Great evening, great music, free hot dogs and a chance to do some good! Tickets are $12, and may be purchased in advance by clicking here or at the door. For more about Cold Spring Harbor, go to coldspringharbortributeband.com/.

Outdoor Eucharist and

cookout Sunday, Aug. 6 at

Trinity Church

Summer is at last here – and it’s time to enjoy food and fellowship on the lawn! On Sunday, August 6, Trinity Church will host an outdoor Eucharist and cookout for members of both congregations. The service will be at 11:00 a.m. in the shaded courtyard of the church. The cookout will follow. Bring your lawn chair and a side dish or dessert to share. Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP indicating how many from your household are coming to trinity55ad@gmail.com. This will help our food and set-up crews in their planning. Oh, and as for a rain date...we won't need one. We’ll just do what we did last year and come inside Hobbs Hall.   For those of you who cannot (or prefer not) to come to the outdoor service, there will be a Morning Prayer service at Christ Church that morning at the usual 10:30 a.m. There will not be an 8:45 a.m. service at Trinity that morning.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a new model of 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.

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Copyright 2017 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842  

News

New music director Brendan

Battey begins Sept. 3

I am pleased to announce that we have engaged a fine musician to become our new Director of Music for the Shared Ministry. Our search team has unanimously recommended Brendan Battey for the position, and he has accepted the offer to join our staff effective Sept. 3. Brendan is a life-long Episcopalian, and grew up at St. Matthew’s Church, Goffstown. He has been the organist and accompanist for the New Boston Community Church for the last six years, where he rehearsed weekly with the choir (except over the summers), prepared the weekly service music and hymns, and chose and prepared preludes and postludes. He has also accompanied quite a few musicals, and recently began music directing at UNH. He is currently music director for the youth program at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. He comes highly recommended not only by his Rector and the musicians with which he has worked, but by others who have known him and admired his dedication and talents. I wish to express my thanks to the excellent team that has prepared us for this call, developing a comprehensive job description, advertising the position in numerous professional publications, and conducting the interview and audition process. Kris Ebbeson, Suzanne George, Peter Monte, Cindy Robinson, Belinda Wilkes, Patrice Wood and I have put in countless hours over these past several months. Our entire team looks forward to welcoming him to our Shared Ministry, and believes you will join them in seeing him as a good fit for our musical program. Fr. Chip

Cold Spring Harbor to

perform again at Hobbs

House Saturday, Aug. 5

Cold Spring Harbor, a Billy Joel tribute band, will be here for a return engagement at the Hobbs House Community Center, 200 High St. in Hampton, on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This is a family-friendly show for all ages, and a portion of the proceeds will go to meet local outreach needs. Great evening, great music, free hot dogs and a chance to do some good! Tickets are $12, and may be purchased in advance by clicking here or at the door. For more about Cold Spring Harbor, go to coldspringharbortributeband.com/.

Outdoor Eucharist and

cookout Sunday, Aug. 6 at

Trinity Church

Summer is at last here – and it’s time to enjoy food and fellowship on the lawn! On Sunday, August 6, Trinity Church will host an outdoor Eucharist and cookout for members of both congregations. The service will be at 11:00 a.m. in the shaded courtyard of the church. The cookout will follow. Bring your lawn chair and a side dish or dessert to share. Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP indicating how many from your household are coming to trinity55ad@gmail.com. This will help our food and set-up crews in their planning. Oh, and as for a rain date...we won't need one. We’ll just do what we did last year and come inside Hobbs Hall.   For those of you who cannot (or prefer not) to come to the outdoor service, there will be a Morning Prayer service at Christ Church that morning at the usual 10:30 a.m. There will not be an 8:45 a.m. service at Trinity that morning.

The Shared Ministry

E-News

Christ Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, NH and Trinity Episcopal Church in Hampton, NH entered into a new model of 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