The Herald
News and Events at Christ Episcopal Church - Somers Point, New Jersey
May 4, 2018
In This Issue
Stewardship and Earth Day celebration, Sunday April 29


Brotherhood of Saint Andrew Sponsoring Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood Drive

American Red Cross


Wednesday, May 9, 2pm to 7pm in the Parish Hall


Mainland Coral Society Concert

Spring Concert

The Mainland Choral Society will present its Spring Concert, From Mozart to Webber, on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 PM, here at Christ Church.
The Choral Society, under the direction of Stephen A. Beddia, will be accompanied by Debra Roland on piano. The Atlantic Pops will also accompany the group. A free-will offering will be taken (suggested donation - $10).
A cookie and punch reception will follow the performance.

Christ Church- Social Justice and Outreach 

HR Recovery Initiative, Inc
     Human trafficking mostly remains a hidden crime due to the force, fraud and coercion traffickers employ over their victims. These victims will sometimes suffer for months and even years as a result of this egregious violation of their human rights. 

     HR Recovery Initiative, Inc. believes the fight against human trafficking can and should be a coordinated effort of all those who come in contact with victims over the course of this crime being perpetrated against them. 
     We also support the belief that survivors should be afforded the right to participate in the restoration of personal balance, dignity and freedom without due hardship or compromise. 
     During the course of services, the collecting and analyzing of data assists service providers to validate the need for and identify the ideal settings of the long term living environments that human trafficking victims' need for emancipation which is currently lacking in our national restorative services respectfully.
To provide intervention and recovery services to victims of all types of human trafficking in a safe, proactive, survivor-centered manner while supportively engaging ancillary service entities necessary to complete the self-determined, holistic recovery and prevent future victimization.     
Through combined research and service data collection efforts, our vision is to create a universal coordination of recovery services and legal statues on local, state, federal and international levels.  
TRE Program (Transitional Recovery Efforts)
Outreach Efforts
Self-Determined Case Management/Recovery
Trauma-Informed Therapeutic Services
PAR Prevention Services (Potentially at Risk)
Prevention of potential victimization through educational community and/or individualized services including:
HT 101:the basics  Awareness Efforts
Basic Needs/Daily living skills Trainings
 Peer to Peer Support Groups with a focus on trauma.
Human Trafficking is perpetrated against humans rights at all levels. HR Recovery believes that a holistic approach is the best way to treat and promote long term recovery from this crime. 
Body: Dignity and Worth Outreach Recovery Efforts that Break the Silence and seek out those that are enslaved by traffickers and to let them know that there is help available no matter what, no matter where. 
Mind: Rehabilitation and Personal Balance therapeutic services to help those who have been broken and torn from their own minds to help build them back up mentally on their terms, at their speed. 
Spirit: "Planting the Seeds of Restoration" plant/tree sale which our fundraising project to promote the spiritual growth of all those in need of restoration and for those who can affect that change... to let the victims and survivors know that no matter where you are, we are all working together to support your restoration by watering a dedicated tree or plant and provide thoughts and blessings for their emancipation and prosperity.
The HRRI Team thanks you for your support!!

To donate or contact Us:
Phone (609) 594-2341
Coming Soon...
Our website:                     

Meet and Greet!

Ascension Day Service

Rogation Sunday

Concert: Murdock Meistersingers

Food Bank

Sunday Coffee Hour!
Coffee Hour on Sunday after the 10am Eucharist is a meaningful experience for becoming better acquainted and a great opportunity to welcome those new attending Christ Church. Recently we have not been able to enjoy this gathering regularly as there has been no one setting it up. Therefor it would be greatly appreciated if individuals or groups of people would be kind enough to volunteer. There is a sign-up sheet in the Parish Hall.

Prayer List

Healing prayers offered for :
Anna Livia, Jennifer, Charlie, Jill, Edward, Ruth Ann, Rich, Christine, Ryan, Jaclyn, Donna, Michelle, Tara, Jeanette, Harry, Brittany, Brandon, Loretta, Dave, Edythe, Adrian, Beth, Warren, Ann, Martin, Bill, Leigh, Bobby, MaryAnn, Richard, Jessica, Mike , Ron, Judy, Harlan, Marty, Ralph, Father Julian, Mark, Odin, Heather, Jim, Ralph, Monica, Anne, Wally, Traci, Ray, Wilson

Prayers for the Homebound are offered for : Helen, Dorothy, Jean, Elsie, Irene, Lucy, Bob, Sally
For First Responders everywhere, especially for those in our parish family serving our local communities: Linwood, Mark, Michelle, Jim, Anthony, Stephen, Wally, Stephanie, Ward, Rachel, Charles, Rob, Catelyn, Michael
Prayers for all those in the Armed Forces and especially our parish family : 
Anthony, Glenn, Evelyn, Charles, Dominick, Morgan, Nicholas, Jessica Jesse, Keith, Andrew
This Week's Readings

Moments At Christ Church