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News

New music director

Brendan Battey begins

Sept. 3

I am pleased to announce that we have engaged a fine musician to become our new Director of Music for the Shared Ministry. Our search team has unanimously recommended Brendan Battey for the position, and he has accepted the offer to join our staff effective Sept. 3. Brendan is a life-long Episcopalian, and grew up at St. Matthew’s Church, Goffstown. He has been the organist and accompanist for the New Boston Community Church for the last six years, where he rehearsed weekly with the choir (except over the summers), prepared the weekly service music and hymns, and chose and prepared preludes and postludes. He has also accompanied quite a few musicals, and recently began music directing at UNH. He is currently music director for the youth program at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. He comes highly recommended not only by his Rector and the musicians with which he has worked, but by others who have known him and admired his dedication and talents. I wish to express my thanks to the excellent team that has prepared us for this call, developing a comprehensive job description, advertising the position in numerous professional publications, and conducting the interview and audition process. Kris Ebbeson, Suzanne George, Peter Monte, Cindy Robinson, Belinda Wilkes, Patrice Wood and I have put in countless hours over these past several months. Our entire team looks forward to welcoming him to our Shared Ministry, and believes you will join them in seeing him as a good fit for our musical program. Fr. Chip

Homecoming Sunday

cookout at Christ Church 

Sunday, Sept. 10

Date: Sunday, Sept. 10 Time: 10:30 a.m. (or whenever we’re ready to start!) Location: Weather permitting, the service will be held outdoors at Christ Church. Who’s Invited: Everyone from both churches! (There will be a said 8:45 a.m. service at Trinity for any who absolutely cannot come – but please, Trinity folks, consider this your “main service” for the day.) More Info: There will be a pot-luck cookout following the service. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert. Hamburgers, hot dogs and condiments, as well as beverages, will be provided. We especially need people to help set up before the service, and clean up at the end - but the most important part is this: invite someone you know, who you haven't seen in church in a while, to come!

Forming a stewardship

team

The time has come to form a Stewardship Team for this fall’s program. We’ve already gotten some terrific input on thematic possibilities – and last year’s Cottage Meeting format proved a success – so now all we need are some fresh faces to help us keep this ministry effective. If you can help us with this time-limited ministry, speak with Fr. Chip or one of the Wardens. We hope to meet shortly after the August Bishop’s Committee meeting (which is on Aug. 22).

Updating the phone book

I am updating the Shared Ministry phone book. If you have a picture of yourself that you’d like included with your information, please email your photo to me along with any changes to your contact information. The deadline for photos and updates is August 18. We are planning to distribute phone books after the Homecoming Sunday service. Thank you for helping to make this happen. Nita Niemczyk trinity55ad@gmail.com
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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Copyright 2017 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801     603-436-8842  

News

New music director Brendan

Battey begins Sept. 3

I am pleased to announce that we have engaged a fine musician to become our new Director of Music for the Shared Ministry. Our search team has unanimously recommended Brendan Battey for the position, and he has accepted the offer to join our staff effective Sept. 3. Brendan is a life-long Episcopalian, and grew up at St. Matthew’s Church, Goffstown. He has been the organist and accompanist for the New Boston Community Church for the last six years, where he rehearsed weekly with the choir (except over the summers), prepared the weekly service music and hymns, and chose and prepared preludes and postludes. He has also accompanied quite a few musicals, and recently began music directing at UNH. He is currently music director for the youth program at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre. He comes highly recommended not only by his Rector and the musicians with which he has worked, but by others who have known him and admired his dedication and talents. I wish to express my thanks to the excellent team that has prepared us for this call, developing a comprehensive job description, advertising the position in numerous professional publications, and conducting the interview and audition process. Kris Ebbeson, Suzanne George, Peter Monte, Cindy Robinson, Belinda Wilkes, Patrice Wood and I have put in countless hours over these past several months. Our entire team looks forward to welcoming him to our Shared Ministry, and believes you will join them in seeing him as a good fit for our musical program. Fr. Chip

Homecoming Sunday

cookout at Christ Church 

Sunday, Sept. 10

Date: Sunday, Sept. 10 Time: 10:30 a.m. (or whenever we’re ready to start!) Location: Weather permitting, the service will be held outdoors at Christ Church. Who’s Invited: Everyone from both churches! (There will be a said 8:45 a.m. service at Trinity for any who absolutely cannot come – but please, Trinity folks, consider this your “main service” for the day.) More Info: There will be a pot-luck cookout following the service. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert. Hamburgers, hot dogs and condiments, as well as beverages, will be provided. We especially need people to help set up before the service, and clean up at the end - but the most important part is this: invite someone you know, who you haven't seen in church in a while, to come!

Forming a stewardship team

The time has come to form a Stewardship Team for this fall’s program. We’ve already gotten some terrific input on thematic possibilities – and last year’s Cottage Meeting format proved a success – so now all we need are some fresh faces to help us keep this ministry effective. If you can help us with this time-limited ministry, speak with Fr. Chip or one of the Wardens. We hope to meet shortly after the August Bishop’s Committee meeting (which is on Aug. 22).

Updating the phone book

I am updating the Shared Ministry phone book. If you have a picture of yourself that you’d like included with your information, please email your photo to me along with any changes to your contact information. The deadline for photos and updates is August 18. We are planning to distribute phone books after the Homecoming Sunday service. Thank you for helping to make this happen. Nita Niemczyk trinity55ad@gmail.com

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