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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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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.

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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. 

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News

“Growing Our Faith through

Generosity”

Stewardship pledges due

this Sunday

Our Stewardship program, “Growing Our Faith through Generosity,” is now well underway. At a series of Cottage Meetings over the past two weeks, we have had an opportunity to ask questions and talk about our own experiences of growing our faith through generosity. Only two remain: a Christ Church gathering at the home of Lynda Swartz and Liz Malone, Saturday at 2 p.m.; and a Trinity Church cottage meeting at the home of Bob Main and Belinda Wilkes, Sunday at 4 p.m. By this Sunday, Nov. 18, we are asking that all who have not already done so please return their pledge forms either by mail, in the offering plate, or at one of our remaining Cottage Meetings. Those from whom we have not heard by Sunday will receive a gentle reminder call from a member of our Bishop’s Committee. To close the campaign, we are offering a “celebratory ingathering” at Christ Church. This single liturgy, a “wrap-around Eucharist” with soup and bread lunch, 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

What better day than

Thanksgiving to celebrate

Eucharist?

Please come join us in the Christ Church chapel at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, for a simple celebration of the Holy Eucharist to begin your Thanksgiving Day. Dress is casual and the time is just right to let you start your day with worship before you get to your afternoon Thanksgiving Day activities with family and friends. Given the name “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving,” what better day is there than Thanksgiving Day to start your day…giving thanks?

Christ Church Christmas Fair

planning continues

The Christ Church Christmas Fair is coming soon! We had a great planning meeting this past Sunday, and we’re looking for “all hands” to be on deck Friday evening, Nov. 30 starting at 6 pm for set-up and 8 am - 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 1 for the Fair itself.  Please remember that items you donate should be clean and in “gift-giving” shape.  Ask yourself: “Would I buy this item as a Christmas present?”  Please bring in any costume jewelry or any other accessories that might be useful for the sale, such as music boxes and jewelry boxes. And, of course, don’t forget cookies!  We have a great team of committed bakers, but will need everyone's dozens of goodies to make our cookie walk as successful as last year. Thanks to some outside vendors joining our own efforts, we will have a larger and better fair than ever – so join in and help us make it a success!

The holidays are coming and

the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund

needs your help 

With the arrival of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we come to the time of year when demand on the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund is the greatest. The money in this fund helps many people, both within but largely beyond our congregations.   Please make checks payable to your own church, with the memo, "Vicar’s Discretionary Fund." Any amount is appreciated. Thanks, on behalf of those you have helped, for your support.
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”

Stewardship pledges due

this Sunday

Our Stewardship program, “Growing Our Faith through Generosity,” is now well underway. At a series of Cottage Meetings over the past two weeks, we have had an opportunity to ask questions and talk about our own experiences of growing our faith through generosity. Only two remain: a Christ Church gathering at the home of Lynda Swartz and Liz Malone, Saturday at 2 p.m.; and a Trinity Church cottage meeting at the home of Bob Main and Belinda Wilkes, Sunday at 4 p.m. By this Sunday, Nov. 18, we are asking that all who have not already done so please return their pledge forms either by mail, in the offering plate, or at one of our remaining Cottage Meetings. Those from whom we have not heard by Sunday will receive a gentle reminder call from a member of our Bishop’s Committee. To close the campaign, we are offering a “celebratory ingathering” at Christ Church. This single liturgy, a “wrap- around Eucharist” with soup and bread lunch, 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

What better day than

Thanksgiving to celebrate

Eucharist?

Please come join us in the Christ Church chapel at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, for a simple celebration of the Holy Eucharist to begin your Thanksgiving Day. Dress is casual and the time is just right to let you start your day with worship before you get to your afternoon Thanksgiving Day activities with family and friends. Given the name “Eucharist” means “thanksgiving,” what better day is there than Thanksgiving Day to start your day…giving thanks?

Christ Church Christmas Fair

planning continues

The Christ Church Christmas Fair is coming soon! We had a great planning meeting this past Sunday, and we’re looking for “all hands” to be on deck Friday evening, Nov. 30 starting at 6 pm for set-up and 8 am - 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 1 for the Fair itself.  Please remember that items you donate should be clean and in “gift-giving” shape.  Ask yourself: “Would I buy this item as a Christmas present?”  Please bring in any costume jewelry or any other accessories that might be useful for the sale, such as music boxes and jewelry boxes. And, of course, don’t forget cookies!  We have a great team of committed bakers, but will need everyone's dozens of goodies to make our cookie walk as successful as last year. Thanks to some outside vendors joining our own efforts, we will have a larger and better fair than ever – so join in and help us make it a success!

The holidays are coming and

the Vicar’s Discretionary

Fund needs your help 

With the arrival of Thanksgiving and Christmas, we come to the time of year when demand on the Vicar’s Discretionary Fund is the greatest. The money in this fund helps many people, both within but largely beyond our congregations.   Please make checks payable to your own church, with the memo, "Vicar’s Discretionary Fund." Any amount is appreciated. Thanks, on behalf of those you have helped, for your support.