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News

Stewardship Together in Faith

Stewardship kickoff event

Oct. 22 in Hobbs Hall at

Trinity

Our Stewardship Team has announced its theme for this year’s campaign: “Stewardship: Walk Together in Faith.” To “kick off” the campaign, we are offering a single liturgy for all in both Christ Church, Portsmouth and Trinity Church, Hampton on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:45 a.m. in Hobbs Hall at Trinity. The liturgy, which will consist of breakfast and conversation in the context of a “wrap-around” Eucharist, will introduce not only the mission priorities established by the Bishop’s Committee, but information about the ministries we share.  To emphasize that this one gathering is for all, we are making this our only liturgy that weekend: there will be no 5:00 service Saturday evening at Trinity and no 10:30 a.m. liturgy at Christ Church that day. Carpooling will be set up to help get as many from Christ Church as possible to this one gathering. The week after the gathering, a mailing will go out including this year’s pledge form and further information about ministry opportunities. The pledges will be gathered at a series of “Cottage Meetings,” similar to the ones that were so successful last year, in parishioners’ homes during the period of Oct. 30-Nov. 12. Your Stewardship Team: J. R. Bridle, Suzanne George, Bob Main, Terri McDermot, Patrice Wood, Cindy Taylor, Fr. Chip Robinson
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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. 

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United Thank Offering

(UTO) Ingathering Oct. 22 &

29

UTO boxes are available on the hallway table at Christ Church. Our annual UTO collection will be the last two Sundays of October. If you write a check, please write it to Christ Church (with UTO on the memo line) to put in the collection plate, and we will add it to other congregations’ offerings during the annual Diocesan Convention, this year on Nov. 4. “Don't just count your blessings; make your blessings count.”

Gifts for ChIPs Collection

now through Oct. 29

As Diocesan Convention approaches, we are given an amazing opportunity to reach out and help. Children of Incarcerated Parents (ChIPs) is a diocesan program that provides Christmas presents (toys and books) for children ages birth to 18 whose parents are in prison. Every age is important when it comes to this program, but we hold a special place for the teenagers, who often get overlooked when folks go toy shopping for this program. Gift cards are perfect for them! There is a collection box at each church just waiting for your gift. Thanks to the generosity of the people who donated to the Hampton Fire Dept. toy drive last spring, we have a great head start. We will be taking these donations to offer at Diocesan Convention.

All Saints' Sunday: A day to

remember those who have

gone before us in faith

All Saints' Day is an absolutely splendid occasion to sing some very stirring hymns, to renew our baptismal vows, and to dramatize the meaning of being "the communion of saints" as living members of the Body of Christ. On Sunday, Nov. 5, we will pray for the souls of those who have been buried from our congregation since All Saints' a year ago. If you would like the name of a loved one (whether or not from the last year) added to that list, e-mail it to Nita in the shared ministry office or call her at 926-5688 no later than noon, Wednesday, Nov. 1. Some have found this an occasion to make a thank offering to the congregation in memory of those so listed. You are invited and encouraged to do so. 

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events
Copyright 2017 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842  

News

Stewardship Together in Faith

Stewardship kickoff event

Oct. 22 in Hobbs Hall at

Trinity

Our Stewardship Team has announced its theme for this year’s campaign: “Stewardship: Walk Together in Faith.” To “kick off” the campaign, we are offering a single liturgy for all in both Christ Church, Portsmouth and Trinity Church, Hampton on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:45 a.m. in Hobbs Hall at Trinity. The liturgy, which will consist of breakfast and conversation in the context of a “wrap- around” Eucharist, will introduce not only the mission priorities established by the Bishop’s Committee, but information about the ministries we share.  To emphasize that this one gathering is for all, we are making this our only liturgy that weekend: there will be no 5:00 service Saturday evening at Trinity and no 10:30 a.m. liturgy at Christ Church that day. Carpooling will be set up to help get as many from Christ Church as possible to this one gathering. The week after the gathering, a mailing will go out including this year’s pledge form and further information about ministry opportunities. The pledges will be gathered at a series of “Cottage Meetings,” similar to the ones that were so successful last year, in parishioners’ homes during the period of Oct. 30-Nov. 12. Your Stewardship Team: J. R. Bridle, Suzanne George, Bob Main, Terri McDermot, Patrice Wood, Cindy Taylor, Fr. Chip Robinson

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

United Thank Offering (UTO)

Ingathering Oct. 22 & 29

UTO boxes are available on the hallway table at Christ Church. Our annual UTO collection will be the last two Sundays of October. If you write a check, please write it to Christ Church (with UTO on the memo line) to put in the collection plate, and we will add it to other congregations’ offerings during the annual Diocesan Convention, this year on Nov. 4. “Don't just count your blessings; make your blessings count.”

Gifts for ChIPs Collection now

through Oct. 29

As Diocesan Convention approaches, we are given an amazing opportunity to reach out and help. Children of Incarcerated Parents (ChIPs) is a diocesan program that provides Christmas presents (toys and books) for children ages birth to 18 whose parents are in prison. Every age is important when it comes to this program, but we hold a special place for the teenagers, who often get overlooked when folks go toy shopping for this program. Gift cards are perfect for them! There is a collection box at each church just waiting for your gift. Thanks to the generosity of the people who donated to the Hampton Fire Dept. toy drive last spring, we have a great head start. We will be taking these donations to offer at Diocesan Convention.

All Saints' Sunday: A day to

remember those who have

gone before us in faith

All Saints' Day is an absolutely splendid occasion to sing some very stirring hymns, to renew our baptismal vows, and to dramatize the meaning of being "the communion of saints" as living members of the Body of Christ. On Sunday, Nov. 5, we will pray for the souls of those who have been buried from our congregation since All Saints' a year ago. If you would like the name of a loved one (whether or not from the last year) added to that list, e-mail it to Nita in the shared ministry office or call her at 926- 5688 no later than noon, Wednesday, Nov. 1. Some have found this an occasion to make a thank offering to the congregation in memory of those so listed. You are invited and encouraged to do so. 

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events