End 68 Hours of Hunger

End 68 Hours of Hunger will meet on Thursday, March 20. We pack at the First United Methodist Church, 129 Miller Ave. Portsmouth and we meet at 6 PM. This program is designed to provide food for children in need that would sustain them for the weekend when school is not in session. For more info, please contact Kathy McKenna or Lauren Gianino.

Lenten Meals & Holden Evening Prayer

Lenten Meals will be served every Wednesday evening during Lent, beginning at 5:30pm, followed by Holden Evening Prayer at 6:30pm. Soup will be available for adults, and Mac & Cheese will be served for young children. We will be using offerings from our Lenten meals to fund our commitment to provide scholarships to several students from Isimani to continue their education, as we have done in the past. There will be a display for those who wish to donate or pledge support for a student once the Lenten season begins.

Dress a Girl Around the World

Make a dress or two for a girl at Calumet on Monday, April 1 from 8:30 – 3 PM. Bring a sewing machine & cotton fabric if you have it. Pastries & breakfast are provided. Lunch is $12. Please see Leslie Darling if you are interested in joining her. A full-page flyer with more information is located on the rolling kiosk. Leslie can be reached at 603-767-8918.

New Member Class

Are you interested in becoming a “member” at Holy Trinity, or curious about what “membership" means? There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area for you to express your interest. Pastor Tim will then contact you to have conversations about who we are as Holy Trinity, the ELCA and what it means for our lives.

First Communion

Are you or your child interested in learning more about communion and what happens when we receive the bread and the wine? Please sign-up for communion classes in the Gathering Area. Dates are not set yet for the classes. It will depend on who and how many people are involved. Please see Pastor Tim for additional information or questions.

The Women's Retreat

The Women's Retreat will be March 8-10th this year. The theme is Fruits of the Spirit based on Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)

The cost for the weekend for those staying the entire weekend is $165 per person. For those coming on Saturday only, breakfast is $8, lunch is $12, and dinner is $18. Sign up information and rooms available will be up later in February. Renovations to the upstairs rooms are not complete so I don't have confirmed rooms/occupancy numbers yet. If you have any questions or would like to help out contact Jill Schock

Calumet Spring cleanup Weekend May 3-5

Enjoy friendship and fellowship for a weekend at Calumet. For your work on Saturday and some on Sunday, your lodging for two nights and five meals is covered. Families are welcome and there is a job for everyone. In the past we have raked leaves, cleaned dishes, dusted chairs, reorganized the snack shack and helped clean up their trails. The adults help the kids and then we have plenty of free time to get to know each other better. Ages of those attending last year spanned three generations. It is a great way to introduce your kids to Calumet and many have attended that summer. You can also just come up on Saturday. When making the reservation, indicate whether you would like to stay in the Conference Center or the Village Cabins. Please call Calumet directly to reserve your spot 1-603-539-3223 or contact through email to alice@calumet.org. Questions: Leslie Carson at carsonsl@maine.rr.com.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Christmas season is the time of year when you ask: what can I give a family member or friend who is experiencing a difficult time? A prayer shawl might be the answer to your question. Not only will it provide warmth but it will be a comfort, knowing that prayers and loving, healing thoughts are in every stitch, a reminder of God's love. Shawls can be found on a shelf in the library. If you have any questions, contact Julie Kath.