Summer Hours Begin Sunday
Introducing our new Sunday School Coordinator
Katie Mize, who has been the choreographer for our Pine Street Players for the last few years, will be joining our staff August 1 as part-time Sunday School Coordinator.
Currently a teacher in the Bedford, NH school system, Katie has taught for more than three years in Roman Catholic parochial schools in Rhode Island and New York and has received instruction in religious education and teaching.
Katie earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology from Stonehill College, where she also worked as the campus ministry liaison. She has a Masters degree in Literacy from Providence College.
It is the Vestry's goal to reenergize our faith formation for children and youth this fall, as we continue to regather as a community after these two(+) years. We will be relocating and redesigning Sunday School rooms downstairs over the summer, and moving to a 9:45 a.m. start time in September that will have children join the congregation at the Peace each Sunday. Welcome Katie!
Join us this Sunday for Worship
8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Masks Optional (and Welcome)
Download the Sunday bulletin HERE
Preaching: The Rev. Mark Pendleton
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To add a name to our ongoing prayer list, please send it to Darla Watt in the office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Frederick Kollmorgen Rest in Peace+
Frederick Kollmorgen, a long-time member of Christ Church, died this week. A service is planned for July 6. We keep Diane in our prayers.
Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord: And let perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Education/Faith Formation @ Christ Church
The Vestry and Rector are gathering interested folk to dream, discuss and plan for adult education and faith formation programing in the upcoming program year. Small groups, Forums, Inquirers' Classes to name a few formats. We want to build on the momentum of the recent Lenten Forum series. Do reach if you'd like to get involved! email@example.com
We are building up our Usher/Greeter & Lector teams. Join our teams to enrich our worship and community.
- GREETERS: Can you serve as a friendly, welcoming face? Click HERE to sign up.
- LECTORS: Would you like to read a lesson at the 8 or 10 AM service? Sign up HERE and see Mark for instructions.
- HOSPITALITY: Sign up to help with Sunday morning Hospitality HERE. If we have someone to host, we can gather in the Hall!
Safe Church Ministry
Over the last three years, Wendy Gladstone and Sue Ingram have served as our Safe Church Ministers. They are both rotating out of these roles this month. We thank them both for their service!
What is Safe Church?
The Safe Church Program of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire has three major components – policies, training, and background checks. Church leaders are responsible for knowing and following these policies.
The Episcopal Church is deeply committed to fostering communities and congregations that are safe spaces for all people, particularly those who may be vulnerable in some way, to worship and minister generously, free of any form of harassment, bullying, abuse, or exploitation.
Please see Mark if you are interested in learning more about this ministry and possibly serving as our Safe Church minister.
Honoring Graduates June 12
IS SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY GRADUATING from high school or an institution of higher learning? We would like to list them in the bulletin and celebrate with them on June 12th at the 9:30 a.m. service. Please submit the following form (information) to: Darla at firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that the deadline is June 5. Please share name, name of parents, school or college and degree.
Snapshots from our Annual Picnic
Thanks to all who helped make it a wonderful day!
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Church Office Hours and Website
Monday 9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Tuesday 9 am - 12 Noon
Wednesday 9 am - 4 pm
Thursday 9 am 12 Noon
OFFICE IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS
Rector's Office Hours: Over the last two years, Mark has adapted to more remote work during the week. He is regularly in the office Tuesdays and Wednesday and is available all days minus Friday, his day off. You can email him at email@example.com or call his cell at 860 490-8544 for more urgent matters or to make an appointment.
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