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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.

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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. 

E-News archives

News

Bishop Hirschfeld to visit

Christ Church on Feb. 24th

We look forward to welcoming Bishop +Rob for his biennial visitation to Christ Church. This will be an opportunity for baptisms, confirmations, receptions into the Episcopal Church and reaffirmations of faith. If you are interested in any of those Sacraments, speak with Fr. Chip right away – and plan on joining our Inquirers’ Class (see below).

Inquirers’ Class is underway

Last fall, in preparation for Bishop Hirschfeld’s visit to Trinity Church, we offered an Inquirers’ Course for folks who are either new to the Episcopal Church or would like to learn more about it. We are now offering a class at Christ Church of a similar nature. If you would like to learn more about the Episcopal Church over the course of six weeks (Sundays after the liturgy), please join us. Our next two sessions are as follows: Feb. 17 – The Bible Mar. 3 – Church History Future sessions, all in March, will discuss the Book of Common Prayer and the Sacraments. The final session will be an Instructed Eucharist. – Fr. Chip

“Embracing Forgiveness”

Lenten program coming

This Lent, we will be offering a five- session program, Embracing Forgiveness, featuring renowned preacher, spiritual director, and author, Barbara Cawthorne Crafton. Crafton, an Episcopal priest, in addition to her duties as a parish rector in New York, has served as a chaplain to the maritime community on New York’s waterfront. Be watching for a full schedule of our program, which will be held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. beginning March 13 in Trinity Church, Hampton’s, Hobbs Hall.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Providing help to

furloughed Federal workers

While the government shutdown of late Dec. through late Jan. is thankfully over, it seems likely there will be no agreement to prevent a second shutdown after Feb. 15. Accordingly, Christ Church is continuing its participation in the Portsmouth Ministerium’s efforts to help potentially furloughed Coast Guard and other federal workers. The Portsmouth Ministerium, a gathering of local clergy and lay leaders representing a wide variety of faith traditions in the Seacoast area, has voted to enter into a partnership with Gather, Portsmouth's largest food pantry, in helping these furloughed Federal workers cope with lost paychecks during any renewal of the government shutdown. Area faith communities are being urged to collect food to help Gather reach out to those impacted by the shutdown. You may bring either non- perishable foods, gift cards of $20 or less each (Federal regulations prohibit larger amounts), or cash donations. If the shutdown returns in mid-Feb., we will extend the drive accordingly. If you are making a donation, mark it clearly for Gather so we can keep it separate from donations that might normally go to the Trinity pantry. We anticipate more Federal workers will benefit from Gather's effort, as the Gather pantry is conveniently located to Portsmouth, Newington and New Castle facilities affected by the shutdown.
Copyright 2019 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

Bishop Hirschfeld to visit

Christ Church on Feb. 24th

We look forward to welcoming Bishop +Rob for his biennial visitation to Christ Church. This will be an opportunity for baptisms, confirmations, receptions into the Episcopal Church and reaffirmations of faith. If you are interested in any of those Sacraments, speak with Fr. Chip right away – and plan on joining our Inquirers’ Class (see below).

Inquirers’ Class is underway

Last fall, in preparation for Bishop Hirschfeld’s visit to Trinity Church, we offered an Inquirers’ Course for folks who are either new to the Episcopal Church or would like to learn more about it. We are now offering a class at Christ Church of a similar nature. If you would like to learn more about the Episcopal Church over the course of six weeks (Sundays after the liturgy), please join us. Our next two sessions are as follows: Feb. 17 – The Bible Mar. 3 – Church History Future sessions, all in March, will discuss the Book of Common Prayer and the Sacraments. The final session will be an Instructed Eucharist. – Fr. Chip

“Embracing Forgiveness”

Lenten program coming

This Lent, we will be offering a five-session program, Embracing Forgiveness, featuring renowned preacher, spiritual director, and author, Barbara Cawthorne Crafton. Crafton, an Episcopal priest, in addition to her duties as a parish rector in New York, has served as a chaplain to the maritime community on New York’s waterfront. Be watching for a full schedule of our program, which will be held Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. beginning March 13 in Trinity Church, Hampton’s, Hobbs Hall.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Providing help to furloughed

Federal workers

While the government shutdown of late Dec. through late Jan. is thankfully over, it seems likely there will be no agreement to prevent a second shutdown after Feb. 15. Accordingly, Christ Church is continuing its participation in the Portsmouth Ministerium’s efforts to help potentially furloughed Coast Guard and other federal workers. The Portsmouth Ministerium, a gathering of local clergy and lay leaders representing a wide variety of faith traditions in the Seacoast area, has voted to enter into a partnership with Gather, Portsmouth's largest food pantry, in helping these furloughed Federal workers cope with lost paychecks during any renewal of the government shutdown. Area faith communities are being urged to collect food to help Gather reach out to those impacted by the shutdown. You may bring either non-perishable foods, gift cards of $20 or less each (Federal regulations prohibit larger amounts), or cash donations. If the shutdown returns in mid-Feb., we will extend the drive accordingly. If you are making a donation, mark it clearly for Gather so we can keep it separate from donations that might normally go to the Trinity pantry. We anticipate more Federal workers will benefit from Gather's effort, as the Gather pantry is conveniently located to Portsmouth, Newington and New Castle facilities affected by the shutdown.