October 18, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Alonzo Pruitt to Preach and Lead Faith & Practice  
Alonzo Pruitt is a retired Episcopal priest serving with Christopher on the St. Leonard's Board.  He is a Chicago native and a graduate of Seabury Western and also has an advanced degree in social work. In addition to serving churches in Richmond, VA, Brooklyn, and Chicago,  Alonzo completed his full time ministry as a Lt. Col in the Army Reserve, serving for twelve years Chief of Chaplains. Most recently, he was the chaplain of the second largest state prison in Richmond, VA and currently serves as the Vicar at St. Andrew's Chapel at St. Leonard's. His work with the incarcerated has garnered widespread attention.  He credits much of his ministry to becoming sober 23 years ago.  "I feel very fortunate to have escaped the mean streets and, a day at a time, be winning the battle of addiction," Pruitt says.
"I think being open about my brokenness invites people to see that I'm not reaching down to them, I'm reaching across."
Parish News
Christ Church is Debt-Free!!!
Tuesday night at our Fall Harvest Dinner, announced that we have fully paid off our loan on the Schroeder Building.  In 2006, we took out a $1.1 million dollar loan to renovate the building for our commercial tenants and for Rummage support.  Over time, through various means, we have chipped away at the principal.  Six weeks ago, with a remaining balance of $188,000, donors came forward and offered to give us $100,000 if we could raise the additional $88,000.  Thanks to a generous group of parishioners, we met our challenge goal and have now reduced our outstanding debt to zero!!  Deepest thanks to our generous donors through the years who have made this possible.  We are now able to eliminate our line item for interest expense in our operating budget, a savings in 2019 of $12,500.  Thanks be to God!!!
Starting This Sunday 
 Desperately Seeking Volunteers
Christ Church Hosts Families
from Family Promise October 21-28  
THIS SUNDAY , October 21, Christ Church will welcome 3-4 families from Family Promise, who will be our overnight guests at Church House all of next week.  We still need many volunteers to help us provide meals, activities, and hospitality while they are here.
Specifically, we are looking for:
  • 5-6 people for both setup and cleanup -- Sunday morning before church on 10/21 and 10/28.
  • 5 Evening Hosts -- to welcome our guests each evening and share a meal with them.
  • 6 Overnight Hosts -- to stay overnight (in your own room).
  • Saturday Breakfast Hosts -- to cook and serve a hot breakfast.
  • Saturday Dinner Hosts -- to cook and serve dinner.
  • 4 Activity Hosts -- to provide activities for the children.
  • 4 Youth Hosts -- to welcome our youth guests, share a meal with them and help entertain them.
This is an inspiring, hands-on opportunity for us to make a difference to these families by keeping them together while they get back on their feet. Please visit the Signup Genius here for more details. Or better yet -- signup!

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Parkinson at e3parkinson@gmail.com or Julie Flood at jwflood@att.net
God Wants More Than a Coffee Cup and a Dinner Party!
Please join us on Sunday, October 28 for Faith and Practice.  The 2040 Committee, as part of our efforts to consider leading thought leaders, is hosting Beth Newman to discuss hospitality in relation to our faith and worship.  Beth is a Professor of Theology and Ethics at the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA.  Her book, Untamed Hospitality - Welcoming God and Other Strangers was the inspiration for inviting her.  The book is a cultural and theological look at hospitality, not as a superficial commodity that can be bought to throw a dinner party, but within God's story, as displayed most fully in Jesus Christ.
This is guaranteed to be a thought-provoking discussion which we hope you all can join and benefit from. Beth will be visiting our parish for a few days. If you have an interest in spending time with her please feel free to reach out to Molly Hufton or Peter Macey.
Christmas Wreath Sale
Our Youth Choir once again is sponsoring a wreath sale to help support its tour fund.

In August of 2019 our choristers will travel to England to sing at Lincoln Cathedral.
The wreaths must be ordered, with payment, by Thursday, October 25. They will be available for pick-up on the patio at the Church on the Hill on Sunday, November 25 (or later, if you prefer to make a pick-up after that date).
To print out a Wreath Order Form Click Here . Deliver this order form together with your check (made payable to Christ Church, memo:wreaths) to the church office by Thursday, October 25.
All Saints - Remember Your Loved Ones
Join us at 9:30AM on November 4 when we will feature some beautiful choral works accompanied by oboe, trumpet, and organ. Music will include a new anthem by Richard Clemmitt composed in memory of Steve Shapiro and a new arrangement for treble choir. You are invited to support our music program by offering a gift as a memorial or in thanksgiving. Your text will be listed in our All Saints' Sunday bulletin, November 4.

After submitting the form you can donate
online or send a check with "All Saints Music" written on the memo line to the parish office with your memorial or in thanksgiving information before Monday, October 29.
Thank you for supporting our Music Program, and especially our festival music on All Saints' Sunday, November 4. - Richard Clemmitt

Winnetka Historical Society Fall Event: History of Our Churchyard On Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2-4PM the WHS will be hosting their fall fundraiser "History on the Hill: A tour of the Christ Church Churchyard" in the McClain Room. Winnetka historian and cemetery researcher Ted Smith will present the history and tour of the churchyard. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres. $40 single/$75 couple. To purchase tickets go to: whsadmin@winnetkahistory.org.
Youth & Children's News 
Note Card Making for Christmas Angels
This year the youth will make and sell note cards to raise funds for Christmas Angels. Please help us create the cards at 10:40AM on Sunday, October 21. Then, help us sell the cards after worship on Sunday, November 4! 
Youth Service Opportunity: Family Promise
Friday, October 26 
Youth will cook dinner and provide entertainment for our guests on the evening of
Friday, October 26.  Volunteer spots are limited. If you would like to join us, please let Megan Miller know: megan@christchurchwinnetka.org  or 917-930-7620.
There are opportunities for families and youth to volunteer all nights of the week. 
Have fun in a youth Halloween-themed Scavenger Hunt on Sunday, October 28! We will gather in the Youth Room at 10:40AM (following worship service) and eat donuts before we begin the competition. All middle and high school students are invited. Bring friends!
Coffee, Christ and Donuts
CCD is an opportunity for high schoolers to get together, talk about whatever is on their mind, and have homemade breakfast before school. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7:15AM at Frances DeBlasio's house, a block from New Trier's main campus.  If you are a New Trier freshman or attend another high school, let Megan Miller know and we'll make sure you get to where you need to be on time.
When: Wednesday, November 7 at 7:15AM
Where: 480 Elder Lane 
Who:  All high school students! Bring your friends.
Opportunities to Help  
Volunteer Center's 16th Annual Make A Difference Day
It's time again for Spring Cleaning in the Fall - the Volunteer Center's 16th Annual Make A Difference Day one morning recycling for 15 nonprofits. Please drop by the Indian Hill Train Station on Saturday morning, October 27, and drive through any time between 9AM and noon with your gently used items. What we collect that morning goes directly to the clients of the nonprofits. In addition to coats and boots for refugees, clothing for low income families, we also collect nonperishable food, infant formula, size 1 diapers, dog and cat food, pet toys, old towels and newspapers for animals up for adoption. We can never do enough recycling!  There is a requested list of items by the nonprofits on our website,   www.VolunteerCenterHelps.org. - questions? Contact Barb Tubekis or Julie Flood via our email - info@volunteercenterhelps.org 
Drop by and see us Saturday morning the 27th! 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, October 18 Start Time End Time Location
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, October 19

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Sunday, October 21

Family Promise

Church House
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 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Youth: Note card making for Christmas Angels 10:40 AM 11:30 AM
WHS - Wine & Cheese/on Churchyard 2:00 PM 4:00 PM McClain Room
Monday, October 22

Family Promise

Church House
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Christ Church Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Great Hall, Parish House
Tuesday, October 23

Family Promise

Church House
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
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Wednesday, October 24

Family Promise

Church House
9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room and Patio
Rummage Leader Luncheon 12:00 PM 2:00 PM The Rectory
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
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, October 25

Family Promise

Church House
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 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 rena@christchurchwinnetka.org 

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

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