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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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Elected at Annual

Meeting

On Sunday, Jan. 28, Trinity Church held its Annual Meeting, and we added two new members to our Bishop's Committee: J. R. Bridle, who was elected to succeed Wesley Rowe; and John Kristiansen, who will fill the unexpired term of Bob Main, who was elected Trinity’s new Senior Warden. We also added new members to Trinity’s diocesan delegation: Delegate Sandi Nickerson and Alternate Gordon Lane. Our congratulations to all of these dedicated people. J. R. Bridle    John Kristiansen    Bob Main Fr. Chip presides at the meeting  

Discernment Committee

issues final report

Last spring, Bishop Hirschfeld appointed a team of nine people to “explore how we can more joyfully pursue God’s mission” in our Shared Ministry. The committee, whose names you’ll find in the report linked below, had eight meetings between March and October. The first six meetings were focused on information gathering. The final two focused on drawing conclusions based on the information gathered over the first six months. Items considered included finances, our physical facilities, a “ministry inventory” describing what we do and with what impact, worship options available to us, governance, membership trends, and, as an overarching question, “What is God doing in the Seacoast region?” In December, the committee, along with Bishop Hirschfeld, met jointly with our Bishop’s Committee to present its findings and commend to us a path forward. Click here for a copy of the Discernment Team’s final report.

Lenten plans in our Shared Ministry

This year, instead of offering a single Lenten series with sessions in both congregations, we are offering two Lenten programs, one a series on Wednesday evenings; the other a “half-day of reflection” on a Saturday morning. Both are open to all from both congregations. Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 21: A five-part series, The Crucified Life, a devotional program based on Jesus’ final words from the cross. As we consider Jesus’ words, we understand and identify with his suffering in a way that challenges us, transforms us, and ultimately brings us hope. This video-based program, produced by the Rev. Charles Holt of Church of St. John the Divine in Houston, Tex., provides in-depth Biblical teaching and an opportunity for open discussion. As in past years, we will begin the evening with a simple soup and bread supper at 6:00; the teaching follows at 6:45. It is our hope that we can strengthen the bonds of community by offering this jointly rather than as a “Trinity- only” group. On Saturday morning, Mar. 10 from 9:00 – noon, we will offer  our second program, Spirituality and Racial Justice, a half-day of reflection being offered in the Chapel at Christ Church. Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, through a series of four video talks, provides a sobering yet hopeful outlook on both the sin and reconciliation of racial justice. He describes the racial turmoil of our age as being, in many ways, rooted in spirituality and only best addressed by reassessing our spiritual understandings. With his typical wisdom and humor, he walks us through ways we can embrace a deeper justice in seeking racial understanding. These are two of several studies around our area. Click here to learn about the other Lenten offerings around the Seacoast.
Copyright 2018 Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 High St., Hampton, NH  03842     603-926-5688   

News

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 Wedsnesday at noon. 
Hampton, New Hampshire

Elected at Annual Meeting

On Sunday, Jan. 28, Trinity Church held its Annual Meeting, and we added two new members to our Bishop's Committee: J. R. Bridle, who was elected to succeed Wesley Rowe; and John Kristiansen, who will fill the unexpired term of Bob Main, who was elected Trinity’s new Senior Warden. We also added new members to Trinity’s diocesan delegation: Delegate Sandi Nickerson and Alternate Gordon Lane. Our congratulations to all of these dedicated people. J. R. Bridle    John Kristiansen    Bob Main Fr. Chip presides at the meeting  

Discernment Committee issues final

report

Last spring, Bishop Hirschfeld appointed a team of nine people to “explore how we can more joyfully pursue God’s mission” in our Shared Ministry. The committee, whose names you’ll find in the report linked below, had eight meetings between March and October. The first six meetings were focused on information gathering. The final two focused on drawing conclusions based on the information gathered over the first six months. Items considered included finances, our physical facilities, a “ministry inventory” describing what we do and with what impact, worship options available to us, governance, membership trends, and, as an overarching question, “What is God doing in the Seacoast region?” In December, the committee, along with Bishop Hirschfeld, met jointly with our Bishop’s Committee to present its findings and commend to us a path forward. Click here for a copy of the Discernment Team’s final report.

Link to our Calendar

Click here to see our calendar of events

Lenten plans in our Shared Ministry

This year, instead of offering a single Lenten series with sessions in both congregations, we are offering two Lenten programs, one a series on Wednesday evenings; the other a “half-day of reflection” on a Saturday morning. Both are open to all from both congregations. Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 21: A five-part series, The Crucified Life, a devotional program based on Jesus’ final words from the cross. As we consider Jesus’ words, we understand and identify with his suffering in a way that challenges us, transforms us, and ultimately brings us hope. This video-based program, produced by the Rev. Charles Holt of Church of St. John the Divine in Houston, Tex., provides in- depth Biblical teaching and an opportunity for open discussion. As in past years, we will begin the evening with a simple soup and bread supper at 6:00; the teaching follows at 6:45. It is our hope that we can strengthen the bonds of community by offering this jointly rather than as a “Trinity- only” group. On Saturday morning, Mar. 10 from 9:00 – noon, we will offer  our second program, Spirituality and Racial Justice, a half-day of reflection being offered in the Chapel at Christ Church. Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, through a series of four video talks, provides a sobering yet hopeful outlook on both the sin and reconciliation of racial justice. He describes the racial turmoil of our age as being, in many ways, rooted in spirituality and only best addressed by reassessing our spiritual understandings. With his typical wisdom and humor, he walks us through ways we can embrace a deeper justice in seeking racial understanding. These are two of several studies around our area. Click here to learn about the other Lenten offerings around the Seacoast.