November 14, 2019   
Annual Campaign Update 

Currently we have 97 families pledging $573,000.  We are at 48% of our goal of $1,200,000 in pledge income for 2020.     
If you would like to print out a pledge form click   Pledge Form 2020.pdf  or 
pledge online. Thank you for your continued support of the mission of Christ Church.  
Connections - November 14 - Second Thursday

"Finding God in the Practice of Law"
Tom Kuhns is a 1980 graduate of Northwestern University Law School. Upon graduation, he clerked for Judge James Hunter III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. In 1981, Tom joined the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis as a trial lawyer where he spent the next thirty years trying civil cases across the United States. In 2012, Tom was appointed General Counsel for the firm and has held that position for the past 7 years. Tom and his wife, Dr. Amy Kuhns, moved to Northfield in 1989 and have been members of Christ Church since 1990.

Second Thursday Evenings at Christ Church
5:30-6:15PM - Supper in the McClain Room
6:15-7:15PM - Program/Discussion in the Lea Room
(The nursery will be open from 5:15-7:30.)
This Sunday at Christ Church
Sunday November 17: Coffee Hour Chat on Faith & Workers' Rights with The Rev. Dr. Joy Rogers
What do our scriptures and Christian tradition have to say about the relationship between faith and the rights of working people-particularly the working poor? Come to the Lea Room during coffee hour on Sunday Nov. 17 for a conversation with The Rev. Dr. Joy Rogers to find out! Joy is the former dean of St. James Cathedral in Chicago, and a member of the Board of Directors of ARISE Chicago-an interfaith partnership of faith communities and workers advocating for the dignity and rights of all working people, in Chicago and beyond. Learn more at   
Questions? Contact Nadia
Kids Connection - November 17
Kids Connection is a monthly program for all 3rd and 4th graders to get together and connect with their faith and each other. The next Kids Connection is Sunday, November 17, 4:00-4:50PM. We will prepare to celebrate the season of Advent and the joy of the coming of Jesus by learning about one of our Advent saints, St. Nicholas. We will make mini-Advent Wreaths and create a boat from out of a refrigerator box to be used at Wrap N Roll on December 8.

Christmas Angels Sign Up

Are You Looking to Help Someone in Need This Christmas?

Christmas is a time of celebration and joy for most of us at Christ Church, but for those living in poverty it's their most challenging time of year. We can help.
The Christ Church Christmas Angels Ministry connects us with people in need all over Chicagoland. It's one of our most important outreach ministries because it's an opportunity for us to come together as a community and express our faith by being generous.  Questions? Email Julie Flood or 847-903-2390.
You Can Adopt a Family

You Can Donate Funds

Venmo: Type the user name@CCWGiving, enter Christmas Angel and hit "Pay".
Join in Wrapping Gifts for Christmas Angels  
Kick off the Christmas season at our Holiday Workshops. We will assemble and wrap gifts for seniors, residents at St. Leonard's, St. Andrew's and Grace House and the moms and kids at the Primo Center. Children are welcome to attend with your supervision. All workshops will take place in the Great Hall of the Parish House. Use the 470 Maple Street entrance and go down the stairs. 
No need to RSVP. Simply come and enjoy! Bring a friend!
Sunday, November 24 3-5PM  
Tuesday, December 3 5-7PM Wine & Cheese will be served! 
Saturday, December 7 10-1PM  
Monday, December 9 5-7PM Wine & Cheese will be served! 
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Parkinson 847-910-8932 or 
 Margaret Lamason 847-997-3325.
Thank You & Farewell to Rummage Director Annie Adams
We want to share with you the news that Annie Adams has announced her resignation as Rummage Director effective the end of this year. Annie shared that her decision was prompted by irreconcilable schedule conflicts with both sale days in 2020, the heavy demands of caring for aging parents, and 2 very busy teenagers at home.
Annie's fierce dedication to Christ Church rummage and the people whom it benefits has been a shining example to all. Her endless creativity and resourcefulness has enhanced this ministry in ways that will continue to bear fruit for years to come. Thank you for your service and for your commitment to this amazing outreach ministry.
We hope you will take time in the coming weeks to join us in thanking Annie for her phenomenal work at the helm of this ship over the past 2 years.
Churchyard Rates to Increase on December 1
Just a friendly the end of September we sent out a letter to the parish about the fact that the cost of spaces in our lovely Churchyard were going up on Dec.1, 2019. It has been a dozen years since we have done this. If you are interested in purchasing space, just contact our Parish Administrator, Charlotte McGee, at 847-446-2850 or

Join us on Thanksgiving Day
We gather to give thanks for the year's blessings through word and song, offering our prayers for the world. 

Thanksgiving Choral Eucharist 10:00AM, November 28.
Our Choir to Sing at Village Tree Lighting  
Friday, December 6  
Our choir will be leading carols at the Winnetka Tree Lighting and Holiday Market! Come and sing along with us! The event starts at 4:15 and our choir will be singing at 5:15. The event is in Dwyer Park which is behind the Winnetka Post Office.
First Fridays continue in December on...the First Saturday!
December 7 - Christmas Open House at the Rectory
This year, the Christmas Open House at the Rectory (458 Maple Street) will be on Saturday, December 7 from 6-8PM.  This will take the place of our First Friday social evening.  No need to bring a dish-just bring yourself and, as always, a friend.  Christopher will provide various Merry Goodies for the season.  Come join the fun and enjoy the company of your friends at Christ Church!  Almost Tasteful Lawn Art of the Season included at no additional cost. Please RSVP here or call the office at 847.446.2850 .
Complimentary childcare in the Parish House.
Christmas Gifts for Flowers and Music Christmas at Christ Church

Please click on the link below and return with a check to the Parish Office. Gifts received by December 13th will be listed in the Christmas printed program.  

Vestry Nominating Committee Receiving Names
Deadline is Friday, November 29
Our parish by-laws require the Rector to appoint a committee of the four retiring Vestry members and at least five other parish members to the parish Nominating Committee. They are to nominate a slate of four people for an upcoming Vestry term of three years each for our election at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 26, 2020.  In addition, we need to nominate a Junior Warden for a term of one year to be followed by a year as Senior Warden.  If you have a nomination to make, please send that parish member's name to Office Manager Charlotte McGee. Nominees must be 16 or older. Parish nominations close Friday, November 29. The committee meets on Sunday, December 1.   
Youth & Children's News  
Youth-made Christmas Ornaments for Christmas Angels

Looking for Christmas gifts that make a difference? Look no further than our next coffee hour! Outside the McClain Room, the youth are selling ornaments they made to raise money for Christ Church's Christmas Angels program, which helps the needy during the holiday season. We will continue to sell them through Christmas, while supplies last! Thank you to all who have already supported the youth and Christmas Angels by purchasing an ornament!
Christian Formation Summit - Friday - 6:00-8:30PM
Do you care deeply about passing on the faith to our children and youth?  
Then please join us for the Children's and Youth Formation Summit on Nov. 15! With the help of Ministry Architects, we will create a formation plan that spans birth to graduation from high school and includes what we want our young people to learn, feel and do. We are inviting all interested parishioners to share their priorities, values and experiences to inform our master plan for formation. You do not need to have a child currently involved in children's or youth ministries to participate. We want to hear from many voices and many perspectives!
We will meet in the Chapel at 470 Maple, Winnetka for dinner and discussion. Childcare provided. Please RSVP to Melissa or Megan.
Thank you!
Mission Trip Info Meeting - November 18

Why do youth go on mission trips? How is it beneficial to both the community we visit and those on the trip? How does a mission trip change a person? Why do colleges and employers value it so much?
Mission trips get at the heart of what it means to be a Christian and connect us to the work of Jesus' disciples. Mission trips give youth the chance to:
  • Focus on helping others.
  • Learn from people with cultural differences, in an unfamiliar place.
  • Reflect on their faith, talents, and community.
All current 8th through 12th graders, their parents, and friends are invited to a Mission Trip Information Meeting on Monday, November 18 from 6-7PM at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka. We will talk about where we are going, why that location needs our help, and all the kinds of fun stuff that will be a part of our trip! We'll have pizza for dinnerPlease  RSVP - or just show up!
Christmas Pageant Sign-Up!

All children and youth are invited to join us for our Christmas Pageant to be performed Sunday, December 15 at the 9:30 service. Our beautiful and low-stress pageant requires no memorizing of lines, only one rehearsal for the older children, and no rehearsal at all for ages three through 2nd grade (except for Primary Choir, who will attend rehearsal.) 

The role of Mary is already taken for this year, but we have plenty of additional roles to suit everyone: Joseph, Baby Jesus, angels, shepherds, sheep, and friendly beasts. Plus narrators, scene directors, and behind the scenes helpers. Costumes provided. Primary Choir and Third Grade Choir do not need to sign up, they automatically have a role. 

Our one rehearsal is Saturday, December 14, 9:00-11:00 for all cast members age third grade and up AND Primary Choir choristers.

Please sign up on our website or send an email with requested roles to or

Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - November 23
We Need Cooks, Servers, & Shoppers
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 150-175 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.
Questions? Contact Jenny Smith or Suzie Peregrine for more information and/or to volunteer.
Most volunteers leave the kitchen with the sense that they have personally gained more than they have given. Come see for yourself.   
 Please Click HERE to Sign Up  
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, November 14 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Womens Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Connections 5:30 PM 7:15 PM McClain Room/Kitchen/Lea Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Choir Room
Friday, November 15
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Ministry Architects Christian Formation Summit 6:00 PM 8:30 PM Chapel, 470 Maple St, Winnetka
Saturday, November 16
Children & Youth Leadership Team: Christian Formation Summit Session 2 9:30 AM 1:00 PM McClain Room, 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
Sunday, November 17
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM
Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
The Rev. Joy Rogers - ARISE-Chicago Faith/Labor Coalition 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Kids Connection 3rd-4th Grade 4:00 PM 5:00 PM Church on the Hill
Monday, November 18
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:30 AM 2:00 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Guild Room
Mission Trip Meeting 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
Tuesday, November 19
Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
Book Group  1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Wednesday, November 20
Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
Men's Lunch 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Little Ricky's - Winnetka
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Club 56 (5th-6th Grade Class) 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Church on the Hill
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade  7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, November 21
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Womens Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Choir Room
Pastoral Care
If you are facing illness, a life transition or challenging circumstances, please contact one of our clergy. We are available when you  nee d us for a hospital, home, or office visit. Christ Church has many lay volunteers who also provide meals and rides as needed. Please reach out to the clergy through the office at (847) 446-2850, or on their cell phones:
Thursday Weekly News - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon  
Email Rena Kowalski at 

Sunday Bulletin Announcements - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon
To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee

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