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News

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 23, 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 sleep a bit late and 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?

Celebrating the Holidays

New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert NHGMC is offering its 20th Anniversary Holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at Christ Church, Portsmouth. There are additional performances in Nashua, Concord, and Manchester.  To reserve or purchase “will call” tickets go to NHGMC’s Tickets page www.nhgmc.org/tickets .  There are two prices: adult (ages 13 - 64) – $20; senior (ages 65+) and veteran – $15. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets are always also available at the door.
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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Christ Church Christmas Fair

Saturday, Dec. 2  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Preparations are underway for the 2017 Christmas Fair (8 am - 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 2).  Please remember that items you are donating should be clean and in relatively good 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 please keep baking your 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. We will be setting up for the fair Friday, December 1 at 6:00 for anyone who can join us.

Joint Advent Festival of

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 – Christ Church, Portsmouth The joint choir of Christ Church and Trinity Church, under the direction of Music Director Brendan Battey, will lead the Shared Ministry community in a special Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church. The service will include the music of J. S. Bach, Claude Goudimel, Robert Powell, Thomas Hawais, Melchior Teschner, the Taizé community, and traditional and plainsong arrangements. This inspiring Anglican tradition features beautiful sacred selections from a variety of periods in church music. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message. Unlike the Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols, this service features music of the Advent season, and places its focus on the lessons themselves, enveloped in choral music and hymns. The lessons trace the journey of humanity’s relationship with God through history. Lessons are read by different members of the Shared Ministry community. A festive reception in the Marshall Room will follow. This wonderful event is free and open to all.  

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Christmas flowers  

We’d love your help in adorning our altars for Christmas by purchasing a Poinsettia. This year there are two size choices: 6 ½" at $ 6.75 or 7 ½" at $12.50 and the color choices are: White, Red, Burgundy, and Pink.   Envelopes for ordering poinsettias are  in the hallway at Christ Church.  Please fill out the information on the envelope, then place it with your payment, marked "flowers," in the offering plate, give it to Liz Malone or snail-mail it to the Shared Ministry Office.

Salvation Army Giving Tree at

Christ Church

Tags for children of various ages will be placed on our Giving Tree again this Advent.  Please help brighten a child's Christmas by taking a tag of your choice and returning it by Sunday, Dec. 17.  Each gift is to be placed in a gift bag, with the tag on the outside.  We usually include a toy along with something such as hat and scarf, or pajamas, for a child.
Copyright 2017 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842  

News

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 23, 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 sleep a bit late and 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?

Celebrating the Holidays

New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert NHGMC is offering its 20th Anniversary Holiday concert Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. at Christ Church, Portsmouth.  There are additional performances in Nashua, Concord, and Manchester.  To reserve or purchase “will call” tickets go to NHGMC’s Tickets page www.nhgmc.org/tickets .  There are two prices: adult (ages 13 - 64) – $20; senior (ages 65+) and veteran – $15. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets are always also available at the door.

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

Christ Church Christmas Fair

Saturday, Dec. 2  8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Preparations are underway for the 2017 Christmas Fair (8 am - 2 pm on Saturday, Dec. 2).  Please remember that items you are donating should be clean and in relatively good 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 please keep baking your 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. We will be setting up for the fair Friday, December 1 at 6:00 for anyone who can join us.

Joint Advent Festival of

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 – Christ Church, Portsmouth The joint choir of Christ Church and Trinity Church, under the direction of Music Director Brendan Battey, will lead the Shared Ministry community in a special Advent Festival of Lessons & Carols on Sunday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church. The service will include the music of J. S. Bach, Claude Goudimel, Robert Powell, Thomas Hawais, Melchior Teschner, the Taizé community, and traditional and plainsong arrangements. This inspiring Anglican tradition features beautiful sacred selections from a variety of periods in church music. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message. Unlike the Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols, this service features music of the Advent season, and places its focus on the lessons themselves, enveloped in choral music and hymns. The lessons trace the journey of humanity’s relationship with God through history. Lessons are read by different members of the Shared Ministry community. A festive reception in the Marshall Room will follow. This wonderful event is free and open to all.  

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Christmas flowers  

We’d love your help in adorning our altars for Christmas by purchasing a Poinsettia. This year there are two size choices: 6 ½" at $ 6.75 or 7 ½" at $12.50 and the color choices are: White, Red, Burgundy, and Pink.   Envelopes for ordering poinsettias are  in the hallway at Christ Church.  Please fill out the information on the envelope, then place it with your payment, marked "flowers," in the offering plate, give it to Liz Malone or snail- mail it to the Shared Ministry Office.

Salvation Army Giving Tree at

Christ Church

Tags for children of various ages will be placed on our Giving Tree again this Advent.  Please help brighten a child's Christmas by taking a tag of your choice and returning it by Sunday, Dec. 17.  Each gift is to be placed in a gift bag, with the tag on the outside.  We usually include a toy along with something such as hat and scarf, or pajamas, for a child.