Christ Church hosted a Cuba Night on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The evening included an authentic Cuban Pig Roast, tended by the Reverend Mark Pendleton, as well as traditional Cuban fare, fellowship and education. The evenings proceeds benefited our companion parish in Cardenas, Cuba.
OUR MISSIONARY IN PUERTO RICO
Lydia Pendleton, daughter of Mark and Leslie, has been chosen to participate in Young Adult Service Corp for the 2018-2019 placement in Puerto Rico, helping with disaster prevention.
“I feel blessed that this position will allow me the opportunity to visit communities and churches throughout the island, including the islands of Vieques and Culebra where there is much recovery work to be done. It will be a true gift to build relationships with so many of our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico. You can find more information on my blog, which you can also follow by email. I look forward to keeping you all updated regularly as I learn more about my role as a YASC missionary in Puerto Rico.”
“Please subscribe to my blog by email to learn more about the hurricane relief ministry REDES (Respuesta Episcopal ante Desastre) and to receive updates on my adventures in Puerto Rico.” https://yasclydia.wordpress.com/
Thank you for everyone’s support and prayers as I begin this journey as a Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) missionary in the diocese of Puerto Rico!
Youth Mission Trip to Cuba April 2019
Christ Church is planning a youth focused trip during public school break in April 2019 to our companion parish in Cardenas, Cuba. We will fly from Boston to Miami the evening of Easter Day, April 21 and then to fly to Cuba the following morning. We will join our companion parish for Sunday services on April 28 and then fly home Monday April 29.
Hurricane Recovery funds reached Cuba: What follows is an update from Fr. Leandro who lives in the one of the hardest hit areas on the northern coast. Christ Church was able to send $800 to him the week after the hurricane from our special Sunday offering.
“The recovery of our people is very slow, even the electricity service has not stabilized and there is much destruction, lack of resources and some in the church who have lost everything. The roof of the church of Esmeralda had serious damages which we will repair little by little when we find the necessary funds.. We have had a special celebration of thanksgiving for life and I have told the congregation that we must be a light of hope, faith and charity in the midst of the disaster, the desperation and sadness that most people believe that is our fundamental mission as a church now. Our church has given a strong and good testimony of help and solidarity in the midst of disaster and that is the result of a great impact and recognition in the community thanks to God and to you for your generosity and great support. Here I send you pictures of the things we bought and distributed with the money you sent. We remain united in brotherhood and prayer.” LEANDRO.
Companion Parish Relationship with Cuba
On September 14, 2015 the Vestry approved a companion parish relationship with Iglesia Episcopal San Francisco de Asís (St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church) in Cardenas, Cuba for the next three years.
Our companion parish in Cuba. Deepening their faith.
“Foto del primer grupo de graduados de la Clase 101 “Descubriendo mi membresí”
Translation: Photo from the first group of class 101 graduates “Discovering my membership”
- Rev. Mark Pendleton’s thoughts on the death of Castro
- Seacoast Online – Cuba trip leaves deep, lasting impression
- Seacoast Online – Cuba Night & Trips in 2016
- Seacoast Online – Christ Church mission group is Cuba-bound
- Christmas in Havana op-ed, Seacoast Online
- NH1 Coverage, Video
- WMUR Coverage, Video
How to Install a Water Purification System in Cuba – Notes from the March 2015 Mission Trip
As a reference for future mission trips to Cuba, here are the “how we did it” notes from our March 2015 trip: