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Stewardship Together in Faith

Stewardship kickoff

event Oct. 22 in Hobbs

Hall at Trinity

Our Stewardship Team has announced its theme for this year’s campaign: “Stewardship: Together in Faith.” Our goal this year, in addition to the usual raising of pledges to support our mission for the coming year, is to bring our two congregations together in an intentional way, including a joint worship opportunity, “Cottage Meetings” in parishioners’ homes to discuss ways of integrating our ministries more strongly, and continuing the building of a sense that we can accomplish more together than relying on each congregation’s resources separately. To “kick off” the campaign, we are offering a single liturgy for all in both congregations on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:45 a.m. in Hobbs Hall at Trinity. The liturgy, which will consist of breakfast and conversation in the context of a “wrap-around” Eucharist, will introduce not only the mission priorities established by the Bishop’s Committee, but information about the ministries we share.  To emphasize that this one gathering is for all, we are making this our only liturgy that weekend: there will be no 5:00 service Saturday evening and no 10:30 a.m. liturgy at Christ Church that day. Carpooling will be set up to help get as many from Christ Church as possible to this one gathering. The week after the gathering, a mailing will go out including this year’s pledge form and further information about ministry opportunities. The pledges will be gathered at a series of “Cottage Meetings,” similar to the ones that were so successful last year, in parishioners’ homes during the period of Oct. 30-Nov. 12. Be watching for further communications from our team. We are excited by the possibilities before us. Your Stewardship Team: J. R. Bridle, Suzanne George, Bob Main, Terri McDermot, Patrice Wood, Cindy Taylor, Fr. Chip Robinson

All Saints' Sunday: A

day to remember those

who have gone before

us in faith

All Saints' Day is an absolutely splendid occasion to sing some very stirring hymns, to renew our baptismal vows, and to dramatize the meaning of being "the communion of saints" as living members of the Body of Christ. On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 & 5, we will pray for the souls of those who have been buried from our congregation since All Saints' a year ago. If you would like the name of a loved one (whether or not from the last year) added to that list, e-mail it to Nita in the shared ministry office or call her at 926-5688 no later than noon, Wednesday, Nov. 1. Some have found this an occasion to make a thank offering to the congregation in memory of those so listed. You are invited and encouraged to do so. 

United Thank Offering

(UTO) Ingathering Oct.

22 & 29

UTO boxes are available in the Narthex at Trinity Church. Our annual UTO collection will be the last two Sundays of October. If you write a check, please write it to Trinity Church (with UTO on the memo line) to put in the collection plate, and we will add it to other congregations’ offerings during the annual Diocesan Convention, this year on Nov. 4. “Don't just count your blessings; make your blessings count.”

Gifts for ChIPs

Collection now through

Oct. 29

As Diocesan Convention approaches, we are given an amazing opportunity to reach out and help. Children of Incarcerated Parents (ChIPs) is a diocesan program that provides Christmas presents (toys and books) for children ages birth to 18 whose parents are in prison. Every age is important when it comes to this program, but we hold a special place for the teenagers, who often get overlooked when folks go toy shopping for this program. Gift cards are perfect for them! There is a collection box at each church just waiting for your gift. Thanks to the generosity of the people who donated to the Hampton Fire Dept. toy drive last spring, we have a great head start. We will be taking these donations to offer at Diocesan Convention.
Hampton, New Hampshire

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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.

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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 Wedsnesday at noon. 

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Guitarists Suzanne George and Jim Ashworth play at a recent Trinity Church picnic.
Copyright 2017 Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 High St., Hampton, NH  03842     603-926-5688   

News

Stewardship Together in Faith

Stewardship kickoff event Oct. 22 in

Hobbs Hall at Trinity

Our Stewardship Team has announced its theme for this year’s campaign: “Stewardship: Together in Faith.” Our goal this year, in addition to the usual raising of pledges to support our mission for the coming year, is to bring our two congregations together in an intentional way, including a joint worship opportunity, “Cottage Meetings” in parishioners’ homes to discuss ways of integrating our ministries more strongly, and continuing the building of a sense that we can accomplish more together than relying on each congregation’s resources separately. To “kick off” the campaign, we are offering a single liturgy for all in both congregations on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8:45 a.m. in Hobbs Hall at Trinity. The liturgy, which will consist of breakfast and conversation in the context of a “wrap-around” Eucharist, will introduce not only the mission priorities established by the Bishop’s Committee, but information about the ministries we share.  To emphasize that this one gathering is for all, we are making this our only liturgy that weekend: there will be no 5:00 service Saturday evening and no 10:30 a.m. liturgy at Christ Church that day. Carpooling will be set up to help get as many from Christ Church as possible to this one gathering. The week after the gathering, a mailing will go out including this year’s pledge form and further information about ministry opportunities. The pledges will be gathered at a series of “Cottage Meetings,” similar to the ones that were so successful last year, in parishioners’ homes during the period of Oct. 30-Nov. 12. Be watching for further communications from our team. We are excited by the possibilities before us. Your Stewardship Team: J. R. Bridle, Suzanne George, Bob Main, Terri McDermot, Patrice Wood, Cindy Taylor, Fr. Chip Robinson

All Saints' Sunday: A day to remember

those who have gone before us in faith

All Saints' Day is an absolutely splendid occasion to sing some very stirring hymns, to renew our baptismal vows, and to dramatize the meaning of being "the communion of saints" as living members of the Body of Christ. On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 & 5, we will pray for the souls of those who have been buried from our congregation since All Saints' a year ago. If you would like the name of a loved one (whether or not from the last year) added to that list, e-mail it to Nita in the shared ministry office or call her at 926-5688 no later than noon, Wednesday, Nov. 1. Some have found this an occasion to make a thank offering to the congregation in memory of those so listed. You are invited and encouraged to do so. 

United Thank Offering (UTO)

Ingathering Oct. 22 & 29

UTO boxes are available in the Narthex at Trinity Church. Our annual UTO collection will be the last two Sundays of October. If you write a check, please write it to Trinity Church (with UTO on the memo line) to put in the collection plate, and we will add it to other congregations’ offerings during the annual Diocesan Convention, this year on Nov. 4. “Don't just count your blessings; make your blessings count.”

Gifts for ChIPs Collection now through

Oct. 29

As Diocesan Convention approaches, we are given an amazing opportunity to reach out and help. Children of Incarcerated Parents (ChIPs) is a diocesan program that provides Christmas presents (toys and books) for children ages birth to 18 whose parents are in prison. Every age is important when it comes to this program, but we hold a special place for the teenagers, who often get overlooked when folks go toy shopping for this program. Gift cards are perfect for them! There is a collection box at each church just waiting for your gift. Thanks to the generosity of the people who donated to the Hampton Fire Dept. toy drive last spring, we have a great head start. We will be taking these donations to offer at Diocesan Convention.

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 Wedsnesday at noon. 
Guitarists Suzanne George and Jim Ashworth play at a recent Trinity Church picnic.