Church News


 Great Work “Quilters for the Homeless” who have recently completed these beautiful quilts which will be donated to the Homeless Shelter in Augusta.

 

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News from the annual Diocesan Convention

Liz Hall, our Senior Warden, was elected to be a delegate to the National Convention which will be held in Texas in 2018.  Then Liz was elected to be the Chair of the Maine delegation.  CONGRATULATIONS, LIZ!

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Wednesday Bible Study at Christ Church

10:30 am – noon in the Library

Bible studay resumes September 20 

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St. Francis Pet Pantry at Barks in the Park

It was a wonderful Saturday at the annual  BARKS IN THE PARKS.  All kinds of dogs, both large and small were there, getting along together and participating in lots of fun activities for our four-legged friends.  St. Francis Pet Pantry had a presence, spreading the word about our ministry of collecting food, and other necessary supplies for pets in need.  Lots of people stopped by our table, learned about what we do and made contributions to our cause.  Thank you Henri and Jess.

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Henrietta and Jess at the Waterfront Park

 

 

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Welcome Fr. Steve Muncie, our new Priest-in-Charge

Fr. Steve has joined us as halftime Priest in Charge.  Steve has recently retired and moved to Freeport.  He was at Grace Church Brooklyn Height, Brooklyn, N.Y, and  before that he  served on the Bishop’s staff in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, a position much like that of Canon Michael Ambler.  He has the ability to look at us through a candidate’s eyes and help us be the best Church we can be.

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Christ Church walks for Rosette
Saturday, May 14, 10AM

This Saturday four members of our Christ Church family will be participating in the annual Konbit Sante walk around the Back Cove in Portland to raise money to support our Sister Parish in Morne Resette, Haiti.  This is our biggest fund-raiser of the year to help the people of Rosette.

in 2002 Christ Church became the 12th Episcopal Church in Maine to form a partnership with a village in Haiti.  Rosette has a population of around 3000 people and is located about 15 (very bumpy) miles from the nearest city,  Port au Paix, on the north coast of the island.  We’ve had some good years and some “not-so-good” years supporting Rosette.  In 2004 and 2005, Deacon Gary Drinkwater, Ann Chase and Dale Morgan visited Rosette and helped with installing new water lines and spigots, and brought school and medical supplies.

This cinderblock building is the school where classes K thru 6th grade are held teaching about 150 kids in Rosette, Haiti

This cinderblock building is the school where classes K thru 6th grade are held teaching about  150 kids.  For the past several years we have concentrated on helping this school mainly by paying teachers salaries  so they are not forced to leave and find paying jobs elsewhere.  The school has an annual budget of about $9000 which includes salaries, school supplies, and medical care.    It is so important that this school remain open because if these kids cannot get an education,  chances for a better life form them are slim.

If you have not already made a pledge to one of our walkers,  we hope you will do so.  Checks should be made out to Christ Church and put “Haiti fund” in the lower left corner.   Let’s all work together to try to make life better for all the good people of Rosette!

Children standing outside their school in Rosette, Haiti.Children in their classroom in Rosette, Haiti.