January 17, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Our 2019 Budget
This Sunday, our Treasurer, Dan George will lead us through a line-by-line discussion of the 2019 Christ Church budget. This is your opportunity to see how your pledge money is invested in the Kingdom for the coming year. You are encouraged to come and ask any questions that this presentation raises for you. This was put together by the Budget Committee and will be voted on by the Vestry at their meeting on January 21. 
No Sunday School classes after the service today due to Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend. Our two younger classrooms, the Good Shepherd Atrium and True Vine Atrium, will be having class as usual from 9:30-10:10. 
Parish News
The Annual Campaign for Christ Church

Currently we have 233 families pledging $1,142,000.  
We are at 96% of our pledge goal of $1,190,000 for 2019. 
If you would like to print out a pledge form click Pledge Form 2019.pdf or pledge online. Thank you for your continued support of the mission of Christ Church.    
Silence the Violence - Film Screening & Discussion
Sunday, Feb. 10 - 4:15PM
A portion of our Prayers of the People each Sunday is the jarring part where we list the names of those shot and killed in Chicago each week. Join us for a firsthand look into the realities of gun violence in Chicago. Participants from the Family Matters' Boys-to-Men Program-young men who have been directly affected by gun violence- have made a short film called Silence the Violence. They speak to their reality and offer insights on ways to promote peace. We will watch the film in the sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4:15. It will be followed by a panel discussion with some of the participants in Boys-to-Men.  
This event will be followed by the monthly Taizé service at 5:30PM.
Register for Christ Church Women's Retreat Day: 
Saturday February 23 - Register Now!  
"Holy Solitude": A pre-Lenten retreat with
(and for) saints, hermits, prophets, and rebels.
Christ Church's 7th annual winter women's retreat will be Saturday February 23. Women of all ages and life stages, members of any church or none, are warmly welcome. Renowned author The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp will be our guest presenter, with our own Nadia Stefko facilitating parts of the day. (Learn more about Heidi here.)

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

Cost: $45 per person (Scholarship help available--contact Nadia).
Send checks/cash to Christ Church, 470 Maple, Winnetka, IL 60093, Memo - Women's Retreat . Register Online
Tuesday Book Group
We have decided on our next book: The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest, author and teacher. This is the first time we will be reading something specifically about the Trinity. Won't you join us? We meet every Tuesday at 1:00 in the McClain Room. Questions? Contact Melissa Durbin, melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org

The Rummage Treasures Department is having an inventory clearance sale on Saturday, February 2 from 1 - 3PM
The Department is located in the Parish House, just off the Great Hall.  This is one sale you don't want to miss!

3 Unique Ways You Can Help Our Rummage Ministry
  1. 95th Anniversary Task Force Team: It's a special year for us as 2019 marks a milestone for Rummage -- Year Number 95! So, we're rolling up our sleeves a little earlier than usual this year and are looking for volunteers to help us brainstorm and execute ideas designed to celebrate what's hands down, one of the best Sales on the North Shore! Please email Rummage Director, Annie Adams at rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org if you would like to be a part of the 95th Anniversary Task Force Team.
  3. Turn That Brown Upside Down: We're also adding a new Rummage capability to the mix -- furniture rehab!  Dubbed the Turn That Brown Upside Down!  initiative, the goal is to overhaul a handful of less attractive pieces and sell them for a higher markup during the Fall Sale.  Think paint, lacquer, and new hardware.  If you have a special interest in furniture, are skilled with a paint brush or wallpaper, or simple want to be a part of this new initiative, please email Annie -- rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org
  5. Rummage is expanding its Publicity Team! If you are interested in helping us spread the Good News of Rummage, don't think twice, please email Annie  --rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org
Creative Dance
We are having a blast learning folk dances from around the world! Amanda MacDonald, fellow parishioner, is our professional instructor and she's really keeping us moving. We meet on Mondays, 4:45-5:45 in the Guild Room, 470 Maple St. Our winter session goes through March 4. Sign up and pay online or at class. 
Click HERE for more information and to register and pay for the class. Any questions, contact Amanda at abmacd53@gmail.com  or Melissa Durbin at melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 27
Our Annual Meeting will be after the 9:30am service on Sunday, Jan. 27. Please join us in the Sanctuary. The meeting will be followed by a parish-wide brunch in the McClain Room.
Youth & Children's News 
Parents: Let's go together! Dinner & FAN Interfaith Speaker
On Wednesday, January 30, the Family Action Network is having Dr. Eboo Patel speak on "Religious Diversity and the American Promise." Let's go together! We will have dinner at 5:30PM in Evanston and then go to the talk at 7PM in the Evanston Township High School Auditorium. For more information on the speaker, see the flyer Family Action Network is having Dr. Eboo Patel pdf. 
If you would like to join us, please let Megan Miller know: megan@christchurchwinnetka.org or 917-930-7620. Bring a friend or your teen!
Youth Art Workshop Series: Fruit of the Holy Spirit
Only 15 years after Jesus walked the earth, Saint Paul taught one of the first Christian churches: " the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23). What is "the Spirit"? Why are these nine things its "fruit"? Are "love... patience, kindness, generosity...and self-control" still things humans want and struggle with today?
Each Sunday following worship, the youth will study, reflect on, and create artwork inspired by the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The workshop will culminate in an art gallery display on Sunday, May 12. All middle and high school youth are invited to participate. Friends and parents are always welcome!
We will meet on the following Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:30AM in the Youth Room: January 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10, April 14 and 28, and May 5. Please let Megan know if you or your child would like to participate and/or be a curator.
Grow in Faith & Friendship: Register for this  
summer's Youth Mission Trip!
This summer the youth are going on the road to be of service in the city of Detroit! If you will be starting 7th- 12th grade in the fall of 2019, we need YOU! Please register using the form on our website. 
When : Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 22, 2019
Where : Detroit, MI
What : Direct Service through Children's Camps and/or Food Kitchens & Greening and Light Construction to Clean Up the Streets of Detroit
Who : Youth starting 7th- 12th grade in the Fall of 2019
Registration Fee: $875
If you have financial need, scholarship money is available. Inquire with Megan Miller.
Sign-Up to Acolyte: January - March, 2019
The acolyte schedule for the next few months has now been posted. Please email megan@christchurchwinnetka.org the dates that work for your family. You may also sign-up online by submitting the form at the bottom of the acolyte web page.
Acolytes are lay worship leaders. They carry crosses, candles, and other items in procession. Becoming an acolyte is a great way for young people to participate in the service, see worship from a new perspective, and feel ownership and belonging in the community. Anyone that is in 5th grade and up can acolyte! If you need training or a refresher, we can teach you how to do it before worship.
Opportunities to Serve
MLK Day, Monday, January 21, 1-4PM Winnetka Community House.   
Have the day off on Monday? Gather your children, grandchildren, and friends and head over to The Winnetka Community House from 1-4pm. You can make a difference for over a dozen nonprofits with hands-on projects sponsored by The Volunteer Center and The Kindness Connection. Projects range from making beaded bracelets for women and children in domestic shelters, valentines for veterans, banners and no-sew blanket making for the homeless, etc.
There are no fees or reservations to attend, BUT... All project materials are provided except those wishing to make blankets please bring 4 yards of fleece fabric and fabric scissors. A donation of laundry detergent for the NTT Food Pantry clients, and gently used warm coats and umbrellas for all ages are also welcome for veterans and children and adult refugees.

Questions:email: barb@VolunteerCenterHelps.org 
A Just Harvest  
Needs Your Help 

Saturday, January 26 4:30-6:30PM   
Christ Church serves twice a month at A Just Harvest, a community kitchen,   in Rogers  Park, serving dinner 365 days a year to anyone in need. This is a great family  opportunity to "reach out." We need cooks (done in your home), servers (age 12+), and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, January 17 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Family Promise Co. Meeting 7:00 PM 8:00 PM McClain Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, January 18

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, January 19

Memorial Service - Roxann Stoutner 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Church/Sanctuary/McClain Room
Sunday, January 20

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
Faith & Practice- Parish Budget Presentation 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Monday, January 21

Office Closed - MLK Day

Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Vestry Meeting 7:00 PM 9:00 PM McClain Room
Tuesday, January 22

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, January 23

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, January 24

Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
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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