December 26, 2019   
Parish News 
Epiphany Celebration, Sunday, January 5
At Christ Church, we conclude holiday festivities with our annual Epiphany Celebration, Sunday, January 5.  
We will have special music and a visit from the Three Kings, who each process up the aisle bringing their gift and then sing a solo from the pulpit. The Three Kings are played by high school choristers who wear royal costumes and gem studded crowns. A beloved Christ Church tradition, this is not to be missed!
We invite all interested children to accompany the Three Kings up the aisle as their entourage. The children will dress in costumes and carry gifts, which will be food items for the Food Pantry, wrapped in silver and gold. This is the perfect opportunity for any children who were not able to participate in the Christmas Pageant, or for those who did participate and are ready for another dramatic occasion!
After the service the celebration continues with King's Cakes and other goodies.  Children finding a jelly bean in their piece of cake get to wear (and keep) a golden, jewel-encrusted crown. We'll have crown-themed crafts and an Epiphany Photo Booth. The Three Kings will be circulating as well.
If your child would like to be in the procession, let Melissa Durbin
know. We also need Confirmation and high school youth to help with costuming and wrapping gifts and to be photographers in the photo booth; let Megan Miller know if you can help.  
The 2040 Committee's discernment process started and ended with asking how God is calling CCW to be a community of faith in the Episcopal tradition.    
Please join us on Tuesday, January 7 at 7PM in the Chapel at 470 Maple

The Committee concluded that God is calling on CCW's abundance, to bear witness to God's presence in our lives and to take action to ensure our vitality and long-term sustainability. To support this call to action the committee created CCW Guiding Principles for a vital way forward for our parish.

CCW Guiding Principles
Support our Members - An Inward Focus on the People Who Sustain our Core

Serve as Ministers  - An Outward Witness to the presence of a Living God

Grow our Church - An Essential Christian Mission is to Share the Love of Christ
With these new Guiding Principles as our core focus, how can CCW reimagine our Episcopal community and use our abundance of resources in new ways to enable a faithful and engaged community?
Connections - January 9 - Second Thursday
"Windows into Heaven" 

Icons are sometimes called "Windows into Heaven" or "the Gospel in color." They have the capacity to draw us deeper into relationship with God. In this presentation we will contemplate several important icons and let them lead us into prayer. The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee is the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Chicago serving since February 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Nashotah House Seminary. He and his wife, Lisa Rogers Lee, have two children, Katherine and Jonathan.

5:30-6:15pm - Supper in the McClain Room
6:15-7:15pm - Program/Discussion in the Lea Room

Childcare provided for all ages of children.

shop with purpose!

Looking forward to seeing you at our January Charity Estate Sale! The homeowner has an excellent collection of furniture, rugs, Native American pottery, books, collectibles, sporting goods and more! 50% of proceeds will be donated to Christ Church Winnetka for distribution to those in need via Benevolence Grants. Charities we support include Erika's Lighthouse, St. Leonard's, Curt's Cafe, A Just Harvest, Gift of Adoption, etc. Click  here for a complete list of 2019 recipients. For more information, please email Annie Adams Eternally grateful for your support!
315 Woodley Road
Winnetka, IL 60093

Friday, January 10: 9AM - 2PM
Saturday, January 11: 9AM - 2PM

Christ Church Women's Retreat: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 

Christ Church's 8th annual winter women's retreat will be Saturday February 1, 2020. Women of all ages and life stages, members of any church or none, are warmly welcome. Renowned author and spiritual leader  Vinita Hampton Wright
 will be our guest presenter, on the theme of
 Spiritual Confidence: How to Recognize God's Movement in Your Life.

We'll gather at Church House from 8:00AM to 3:30PM for fellowship, reflection, stillness, and worship.

Cost: $45 per person (includes breakfast and lunch). Scholarship help available. Childcare provided as needed.  Sign Up Here

Last year's retreat sold out...Secure your spot now!
Our next pantry collection date is Sunday, January 5.
Our next pantry collection date is Sunday, January 5.  Please help us provide the following items in support of those in our community who rely on the pantry to provide for their families.
We will be collecting the following items in the Prevost Cloister following both services on Sunday, January 5.  We will also be collecting cash donations for the Pantry.
  • Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, and Baggies
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cookies, Crackers, Granola Bars, Nuts, Raisins and Other Healthy Snacks
  • Juice and Juice Boxes
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Toothbrushes
  • Paper Goods (Kleenex, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper)
  • Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Salmon)
Thank you for your support of this ministry!
Youth & Children's News  
Winter Wonderland Potluck!
Date: Sunday, January 12
Time: 4:00 - 5:30
Location: Christ Church, 784 Sheridan Rd., in the McClain Room
Who: Families with children age 0-8
After the holiday rush, let's get together for an early evening of Winter Wonderland fun, with a potluck dinner, activities for the children and conversation for the adults!
(A-H: Dessert, I-P: Main Dish, and Q-Z: Side Dish)
Youth Mission Trip
We are excited to announce our mission trip destination this summer is APPALACHIA. It is a region rich in beauty and culture, but suffering in rural poverty. We will help and learn from local Appalachians, while taking in the treasured mountainous terrain. We will stay at and work under the guidance of the expansive and established Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky, which is located in the midst of Daniel Boone National Forest. Accommodations include air-conditioned dorms, a cafeteria, and outdoor and indoor common spaces. There will be four work days , during which we will complete a repair or rebuild project (Click here for daily schedule). On the drive down and during free time, we will explore with fun excursions. Dates: June 13-20, 2020. We hope you will join Megan Miller and Christopher Powell for what will be a meaningful and memorable journey. For more information or if you would like to sign-up, contact

Soul Fuel - January 12
Soul Fuel is our high school youth group. It meets the second Sunday of every month at 4pm. Our next meeting is on January 12. In celebration of the new year, we'll be reflecting on what really matters to us and the ways we "let our light shine" in our lives. RSVP to Megan or just show up - and bring a friend! We will meet in the Soul Fuel room on the second floor of the church, 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka.
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, December 26 Start Time End Time
Office Closed


Friday, December 27


Sunday, December 29

Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Tuesday, December 31


Wednesday, January 1



Thursday, January 2



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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