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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Shared Ministry

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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

Joint information session

set for June 3 at Christ

Church

Our “TIGER Team” (To Information Gather, Engage and Respond) has been hard at work researching answers to the questions members submitted at and following our Annual Meeting. They are also taking into account other correspondence we have received, and have submitted to Diocesan House the questions that relate directly to our relationship with the larger Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. This past Sunday, the second of our two individual informational sessions was held at Trinity Church. We now come to the third of our discernment conversations, a joint session at which we can discuss the possibilities ahead of us across congregational lines. At the Christ Church session earlier this month, we flipped a coin to determine the site of this joint conversation. It will be held on Sunday, June 3. The coin came up “heads” and Christ Church was chosen as the venue. The meeting will be from 12:15-1:45 p.m. that day, following the 10:30 service. To encourage members of both churches to participate, we will not have a service at Trinity that morning. (There will be a 5:00 service at Trinity Saturday evening, June 2.) As with our first two sessions, this is designed to be a “Holy Conversation” and not a “debate” or legislative discussion. As this is not a formal parish meeting, no motions will be entertained – this is a time for listening and learning, not making formal proposals or actions. Your Bishop’s Committee Time and Talent drive to be held in June On Sunday, June 3, Time and Talent Pledge Packets will be distributed to all in attendance at our joint discernment conversation (see article above). The next day, packets not taken that day will be mailed to all remaining households. After you have reviewed the list of possibilities, please fill out one form for each member of your household who plans to serve in some capacity in the program year to come (July 2018-June 2019). The deadline for returning forms in Sunday, June 17. After results are collated, you'll be contacted by a Bishop’s Committee member or ministry chair.  Your Bishop’s Committee

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Altar flower donors needed

at Christ Church

Giving the Altar flowers is a special way in which to remember a loved one, to give thanks or to celebrate, and always for the glory of God. There are many open Sundays throughout the rest of the year. If you would like to donate flowers for a particular Sunday, please check the sign-up poster in the Marshall Room and enter your name against the date you would like. The suggested donation is $45 per vase for a two-vase display (one on either side on the Retable) or $65 for a single-vase arrangement placed in the center.

Christ Church to serve as

gathering spot for Black

Heritage Trail trolley tours

This Summer, the Sankofa Scholars will present a series of trolley tours highlighting stops along the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. As one of the stops, the small African burying ground behind the Rectory, is right here at Christ Church – and, unlike downtown, we have abundant free parking – we have agreed to allow Christ Church to be the gathering spot for these tours. Well-trained and experienced Sankofa Scholars narrate an hour and a half tour of sites that tell the stories of Black people from the time they arrived on the colonial-era wharves lining the waterfront, to laboring in the local maritime-related industries, until New Hampshire joined the Union by adopting the MLK Holiday in 2000. These stories shatter the false impression that New Hampshire has no Black history, that slavery didn’t happen here, that there was no Civil Rights Movement here, or that it’s too cold for Black people here. See where real history is still being made and reflect at the cemeteries where many of the named and unknown have been laid to rest, including a stop at the 18th century African Burying Ground and Memorial. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. The fare is $25 pp. Trolley tours depart at 2pm. Dates this summer are June 24, July 22, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. More information can be found at 603-380- 1231, or nhblackhistory@aol.com
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

Joint information session set

for June 3 at Christ Church

Our “TIGER Team” (To Information Gather, Engage and Respond) has been hard at work researching answers to the questions members submitted at and following our Annual Meeting. They are also taking into account other correspondence we have received, and have submitted to Diocesan House the questions that relate directly to our relationship with the larger Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. This past Sunday, the second of our two individual informational sessions was held at Trinity Church. We now come to the third of our discernment conversations, a joint session at which we can discuss the possibilities ahead of us across congregational lines. At the Christ Church session earlier this month, we flipped a coin to determine the site of this joint conversation. It will be held on Sunday, June 3. The coin came up “heads” and Christ Church was chosen as the venue. The meeting will be from 12:15-1:45 p.m. that day, following the 10:30 service. To encourage members of both churches to participate, we will not have a service at Trinity that morning. (There will be a 5:00 service at Trinity Saturday evening, June 2.) As with our first two sessions, this is designed to be a “Holy Conversation” and not a “debate” or legislative discussion. As this is not a formal parish meeting, no motions will be entertained – this is a time for listening and learning, not making formal proposals or actions. Your Bishop’s Committee Time and Talent drive to be held in June On Sunday, June 3, Time and Talent Pledge Packets will be distributed to all in attendance at our joint discernment conversation (see article above). The next day, packets not taken that day will be mailed to all remaining households. After you have reviewed the list of possibilities, please fill out one form for each member of your household who plans to serve in some capacity in the program year to come (July 2018-June 2019). The deadline for returning forms in Sunday, June 17. After results are collated, you'll be contacted by a Bishop’s Committee member or ministry chair.  Your Bishop’s Committee

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Altar flower donors needed at

Christ Church

Giving the Altar flowers is a special way in which to remember a loved one, to give thanks or to celebrate, and always for the glory of God. There are many open Sundays throughout the rest of the year. If you would like to donate flowers for a particular Sunday, please check the sign-up poster in the Marshall Room and enter your name against the date you would like. The suggested donation is $45 per vase for a two-vase display (one on either side on the Retable) or $65 for a single-vase arrangement placed in the center.

Christ Church to serve as

gathering spot for Black

Heritage Trail trolley tours

This Summer, the Sankofa Scholars will present a series of trolley tours highlighting stops along the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. As one of the stops, the small African burying ground behind the Rectory, is right here at Christ Church – and, unlike downtown, we have abundant free parking – we have agreed to allow Christ Church to be the gathering spot for these tours. Well-trained and experienced Sankofa Scholars narrate an hour and a half tour of sites that tell the stories of Black people from the time they arrived on the colonial-era wharves lining the waterfront, to laboring in the local maritime-related industries, until New Hampshire joined the Union by adopting the MLK Holiday in 2000. These stories shatter the false impression that New Hampshire has no Black history, that slavery didn’t happen here, that there was no Civil Rights Movement here, or that it’s too cold for Black people here. See where real history is still being made and reflect at the cemeteries where many of the named and unknown have been laid to rest, including a stop at the 18th century African Burying Ground and Memorial. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are strongly encouraged. The fare is $25 pp. Trolley tours depart at 2pm. Dates this summer are June 24, July 22, Aug. 19 and Sept. 16. More information can be found at 603-380-1231, or nhblackhistory@aol.com