An Invitation from Bishop Hirschfeld to Hear The Rev. Becca Stevens in Portsmouth

Dear Episcopal Church of New Hampshire,

I cordially invite you to join me in attending “Tea and Stories” with The Rev. Becca Stevens - author, humanitarian and nationally acclaimed speaker – who is being hosted by St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, Rye Beach at St. John’s Episcopal Church Meeting House (100 Chapel Street, Portsmouth, NH) on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Becca Stevens is visionary Christian leader from whom we can learn much about joining with God’s redemptive mission. She is an author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Thistle Farms employs residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio, Thistle Stop Café, and its new global initiative, Shared Trade. She demonstrates that love is good business and raises millions of dollars annually. Her newest book is, “The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History.” She lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons.

Seating is limited, please register at

Please announce this event to your congregations and I encourage your support of Becca’s ministry. To donate please go to or bring our donation to the event. To learn more about Becca and see her sermon at General Convention in Salt Lake City go to

I hope to see you there!

Yours in Christ, 

The Rt. Rev. Rob Hirschfeld

Bishop of New Hampshire