News and Announcements at Holy Trinity

Faith & Service Scholarship

Holy Trinity will be awarding the “Faith & Service Scholarship” to a graduating senior on Sunday, June 7. Criteria for awarding of the scholarship involve being active at Holy Trinity and serving the church and community. Please contact Helen Goransson if you have any questions.

We will also be recognizing all high school seniors and graduates. We hope you will join us!

Tanzania 2015

Please join in prayer for the Holy Trinity team that will depart on Sunday evening, June 21 for a visit to our partner parish, Isimani, Tanzania.

Kurt and Dorothy Kasik will lead the team which includes Ron and Madeline Berneche and Pastor Rhoades.

The team will be centered in Iringa, but will be spending time with Joe Lugalla while in Tanzania. Also, the team will be visiting with Russ Hilliard and Jo Whiting, who will be working in Iringa for Bega Kwa Bega. The team will also visit with the Massai tribe on this trip.

Pastor will preach the sermon for the Isimani congregation on June 28.

The team will depart from Dar Salam, Tanzania on July 5.

Thank you in advance for your prayers.

Nursery Attendants Needed

If you're in grades 8-12 and would like to serve in the nursery, please contact Lynne Clement at 603-742-4501 or via email

All attendants must complete a babysitting training course.

Graduate Recognition

High School

Alex Bock~ Graduating from Portsmouth HS. Will be attending Tufts University.

Katherine Clement~ Graduating from Dover HS. Will be attending Plymouth State University.

David Leatherbee~ Graduating from Exeter HS.

Shelby Leatherbee.~Graduating from Exeter HS.

Josie Tarbell~Graduating from Portsmouth Christian Academy. Will be attending UNH and studying Anthropology.

Post-High School

Emily Beliveau~ Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Department Honors and received the Outstanding Research Award. Interning this summer with Applied Geo Solutions.

Kaitlin Carson ~ George Washington University, Washington DC with a Masters in Anthropology and a concentration on International Development. Looking for employment that will allow her to see even more of the world!

Sarah Gianino~ Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA with a B.A. in Mathematics. Will be in the Technical Development Program at Liberty Mutual.

Mike Hanck~ Trinity Lutheran Seminary School, Columbus, OH. Awaiting a call in the Northwest Ohio Synod - ELCA. Just married!

William Janakis~ Thomas College, Waterville, ME with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Has been accepted to the Maine Police Academy.

Megan Long ~ Southern NH University Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Childcare Psychology. Will be continuing Masters in Child Psychology at Southern NH University.

Sean McKenna~ Bates College, Lewiston, ME. Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in History. Will be with Liberty Mutual’s Analyst Development Program in Boston.

Ariana Refsdal~ Graduated Cum Laude from Southern NH University with a B.S. in Psychology. Looking for work opportunities in California.

Beth Reny Rice~ Master of Liberal Arts, Extension Studies, from Harvard University, with a concentration in English. Has launched her own publishing company, Blue Anchor Editorial, specializing in college textbooks.

Emily Reny~ Master of Education – Elementary Education from UNH. Will continue her career in education.

Meghan Richter~ Luther Seminary with a Master of Divinity. Working splendidly for us!

Ben Rideout~ UNH with a B.A. in Anthropology. Attending Yale next year for a Master in Archaeology.

Talent Auction A Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Youth Talent Auction last month!  It was a huge success not only because we were able to raise over $7,000 but because relationships were strengthened and because our youth were able to see how supported they are by our congregation. 

The money that was raised is being set aside for Confirmation Camp and the National Youth Gathering this summer as well as for retreats for our kids. 

We are so thankful for your generous hearts and for the ways that you care for our youth!