Copyright 2018 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842     christportsnh@comcast.net
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.

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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

Special meeting to be held

this fall — be watching for

the date

At the June Bishop’s Committee meeting, there was a good discussion on how best to bring our discernment process to a fruitful conclusion. After reviewing the recent congregational meetings and responses to tour recent survey, it was agreed that we would call a special meeting in each congregation this fall, at which a motion to review and extend our current Covenant would be offered. Included within that review would be provisions for our succession plan upon Fr. Chip’s retirement. A letter, including results of the survey, was sent to all households July 9 to explain the actions being proposed.

We’re looking for some

help at the altar

With fall already poking its head around the corner, the time has come to start recruiting some new Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Acolytes for both of our churches. If enough people step forward for training, we can lessen the burden on all who serve in this capacity, as our ranks are presently thin enough we often have to schedule folks more often than once a month, which would be the ideal. Interested? Speak with Fr. Chip or our Bishop’s Committee Worship liaison, Sarah Wolf.

Getting our church ready

for fall

September is a key time for “church shoppers” who are looking for a new spiritual home. That makes it especially important to be sure our churchis clean, bright and attractive for when these guests arrive. For the most part, we already are, thanks to the generous help of those who clean, garden, and help maintain our property. There are always, however, tasks to be done: bushes to trim, windows to wash, details to attend to. On the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9, we invite volunteers to come down to the church prepared to take care of some of these items. Those who prefer inside work might bring window cleaning supplies or whatever is needed to make our church sparkle. Those who prefer outside work might bring hedge trimmers or other such tools to tackle those tasks. Even a few minutes spent will help a lot – and, as the old saying goes, many hands make light work. Come join us!

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events
Looking ahead toward fall…

Inquirers’ class being

formed; starts Sept. 10

Are you new to the Episcopal Church? Perhaps you’re a long-time member who could use a brush-up on the things that make us who we are as Episcopalians/Anglicans. If so, we invite you to a seven-week Inquirers’ Course we’ll be offering this coming fall, Monday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 10. This course presents an overview of our Christian Faith, as well as how this faith has been preserved and practiced within the Anglican tradition, of which the Episcopal Church is a part. While offered to prepare candidates for Confirmation or Reception into the Episcopal Church at this year’s Bishop’s visitations (Oct. 28 at Trinity Church; Feb. 24 at Christ Church), it can also serve as a refresher for long-time members or as an introduction to Christianity for those who have not belonged to a church and wish a deeper understanding of what Anglican/Episcopal Christians believe. All sessions, unless scheduled otherwise to meet the needs of participants, will be held on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m., alternating between the Narthex at Trinity Church, Hampton and the Ruth Power Pastoral Care Center at Christ Church, Portsmouth. If all participants come from only one of the churches, we will consolidate meetings at that church. Be watching for a full schedule of this program later this summer. Whether or not you wish to be Confirmed or Received, you will find this a helpful step in your spiritual journey.
Members of Christ and Trinity Churches enjoy our annual joint outdoor Eucharist and cookout on Aug. 5, hosted this year by Liz Malone and Lynda Swartz of Hampton Falls.
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

Special meeting to be held

this fall — be watching for

the date

At the June Bishop’s Committee meeting, there was a good discussion on how best to bring our discernment process to a fruitful conclusion. After reviewing the recent congregational meetings and responses to tour recent survey, it was agreed that we would call a special meeting in each congregation this fall, at which a motion to review and extend our current Covenant would be offered. Included within that review would be provisions for our succession plan upon Fr. Chip’s retirement. A letter, including results of the survey, was sent to all households July 9 to explain the actions being proposed.

We’re looking for some help

at the altar

With fall already poking its head around the corner, the time has come to start recruiting some new Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Acolytes for both of our churches. If enough people step forward for training, we can lessen the burden on all who serve in this capacity, as our ranks are presently thin enough we often have to schedule folks more often than once a month, which would be the ideal. Interested? Speak with Fr. Chip or our Bishop’s Committee Worship liaison, Sarah Wolf.

Getting our church ready for

fall

September is a key time for “church shoppers” who are looking for a new spiritual home. That makes it especially important to be sure our churchis clean, bright and attractive for when these guests arrive. For the most part, we already are, thanks to the generous help of those who clean, garden, and help maintain our property. There are always, however, tasks to be done: bushes to trim, windows to wash, details to attend to. On the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9, we invite volunteers to come down to the church prepared to take care of some of these items. Those who prefer inside work might bring window cleaning supplies or whatever is needed to make our church sparkle. Those who prefer outside work might bring hedge trimmers or other such tools to tackle those tasks. Even a few minutes spent will help a lot – and, as the old saying goes, many hands make light work. Come join us!

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events
Looking ahead toward fall…

Inquirers’ class being formed;

starts Sept. 10

Are you new to the Episcopal Church? Perhaps you’re a long-time member who could use a brush-up on the things that make us who we are as Episcopalians/Anglicans. If so, we invite you to a seven-week Inquirers’ Course we’ll be offering this coming fall, Monday evenings at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 10. This course presents an overview of our Christian Faith, as well as how this faith has been preserved and practiced within the Anglican tradition, of which the Episcopal Church is a part. While offered to prepare candidates for Confirmation or Reception into the Episcopal Church at this year’s Bishop’s visitations (Oct. 28 at Trinity Church; Feb. 24 at Christ Church), it can also serve as a refresher for long-time members or as an introduction to Christianity for those who have not belonged to a church and wish a deeper understanding of what Anglican/Episcopal Christians believe. All sessions, unless scheduled otherwise to meet the needs of participants, will be held on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m., alternating between the Narthex at Trinity Church, Hampton and the Ruth Power Pastoral Care Center at Christ Church, Portsmouth. If all participants come from only one of the churches, we will consolidate meetings at that church. Be watching for a full schedule of this program later this summer. Whether or not you wish to be Confirmed or Received, you will find this a helpful step in your spiritual journey.
Members of Christ and Trinity Churches enjoy our annual joint outdoor Eucharist and cookout on Aug. 5, hosted this year by Liz Malone and Lynda Swartz of Hampton Falls.