February 28, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice - Learn about Family Promise

Family Promise has become an important ministry at Christ Church. It is a program that helps transitionally homeless families. Christ Church will be providing safe housing and food for our guests the week of March 10. Come and learn more about the program, how you and your family can get involved, and have a lot of fun doing it!! We also invite those who have participated to share their experiences.
All volunteers must attend an orientation. Please come to Faith & Practice which will be followed by more specific volunteer training at 11:30. Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Parkinson at 847-910-8932 or email.  
Middle and high school youth are invited to join Faith & Practice on Sunday as they will be present during the week of Family Promise to run the activities portion of each night. During the presentation they will also be making "Welcome" posters to decorate the rooms and hallways.  
Parish News
Our Next Collection for NT Food Pantry 
This Sunday, March 3
We will be collecting items most needed by the New Trier Township Food Pantry in Prevost Cloister following both services. This month we will be collecting: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, mouthwash, toothbrushes & granola bars. If you forget to add to your shopping cart, we always welcome cash donations. Thank you for your ongoing support of our 100+ neighbors who benefit from the Food Pantry each month!
Pancake Supper 
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-7:00PM  in the Great Hall at 470 Maple Street, Winnetka,
You may call it Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras or Shrove Tuesday; but any way you name  IT 
IT adds up to lots of Family FUN!

Join us for pancakes (including gluten and dairy free options) with tasty toppings, sausage, and bacon. Games, crafts, and children's activities, too.  Suggested donation is $5 per person, $20 max. per family.

March 6 - All Holy Eucharist Services 
7:00AM, 5:30PM (see below*), 7:30PM (full choir)  
 * SOMETH ING NEW AND DIFFERENT this year, we are offering a special service espe cially geared towards children from 5:30-6 pm. This is a great way to introduce your child to Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent. We will have songs, prayers, communion, and ashes, all in a child-friendly way, and all in only thirty minutes. Although designed with children in mind, others may come too, of course! Any questions, please contact Nadia at nadia@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Mark Your Calendar Now! 
Christ Church Will Host Families
from Family Promise March 10-17
This has become one of our most important parish outreach ministries. It's a special opportunity for everyone in our parish to work together to make a meaningful difference in the lives of transitionally homeless families in crisis. 
While they are with us, we provide these families safe shelter, healthy meals, hospitality and fellowship. And we will need lots of help!
Families, individuals and youth of all ages can sign up individually or in teams to help with:
  • Setup and Cleanup
  • Evening Meals
  • Evening Activities
  • Overnight Hosting
  • Fellowship and Hospitality
 Please contact Elizabeth Parkinson at  e3parkinson@gmail.com or Julie Flood at  jwflood@att.net
Estate Sale to Benefit Rummage Ministry - March 7, 8, 9
We're at it again! Rummage is executing another Estate Sale at 211 Glenwood Road in Lake Forest. We are hosting a Friends & Family Sale for Parishioners on Thursday, March 7 from 1-3pm. The Sale opens to the general public on March 8 & 9 from 9 am - 2 pm. 50% of all proceeds will be donated to Rummage. Come shop the excellent selection of furniture, hardware, games, puzzles, records, books, garden supplies, outdoor furniture and more! For questions, please email Annie Adams.  
Inquiring Minds Want to Know - Five Sundays March 10-April 28
Would you like to learn more about the Episcopal Church? Here is something just for you!
Starting Sunday, March 10, Christ Church is offering an Inquirers' Class, a comprehensive introduction to the Episcopal Church. The class consists of five sessions, each with a different topic.  
All classes will be taught by our Rector, The Rev. Christopher Powell, and will be held on Sundays, 4:00-5:15pm at the church (784 Sheridan Rd.) Dates are Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Apr. 7, Apr.14 and Apr. 28. As part of the class, we will be using the book A People Called Episcopalians. You don't have to purchase the book. We will have copies available.  
After the completion of the class, any participants who wish to do so may be confirmed or received into the Episcopal Church at Confirmation on May 7 at 7:30pm at Christ Church.  
Please register for the class with Charlotte McGee in the church office. Childcare is available. If you need childcare, please let Charlotte know when you sign up.  
Lenten Suppers & Program - Thurs. 3/14-4/10  
For five Thursday evenings in Lent (6-7:45PM) we will gather for Compline, supper, and a program. This year we will explore "The Way of Love: practices for a Je sus-centered life." Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is inviting
churches around the world to prepare for Easter by reflecting on seven practices that guide a life of discipleship in today's world. See Bishop Curry's introduction to the practices here.    
Please join us at the Church on the Hill (784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka) for Compline at 6:00pm, followed by supper at 6:15, and the program from 7-7:45. Children and Youth are invited to come to the Youth Room for a corresponding Way of Love program. The Nursery will be open all evening.  
Please join us for an evening of  guaranteed fun and scrumptious food as 
we gather in fellowship to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. 

Friendly Officers at Christ Church
From time to time, you may see a Winnetka Police officer sitting quietly at the back of our church, or walking around the building. That's because the police in our area are partnering with local schools and houses of worship so that they can become familiar with the buildings and meet some of the people, in order to be a visible, approachable and supportive presence in the community. We are grateful to them! Feel free to stop and say hello. 
Youth & Children's News 
Youth Art Workshop Series: March 10 CONSTRUCTION!
On March 10 we will use all those boxes we've been collecting to BUILD something inspired by the day's theme: Kindness, Generosity, and Faithfulness. Our construction workshop is part of a series in which we are exploring a variety of materials to make art inspired by Galatians 5:22-23. The workshop will culminate in an art gallery display on Sunday, May 12. Please let Megan know if you or your child would like to participate and/or be a curator.
All middle and high school youth are invited to participate. Friends and parents are always welcome! We meet the following Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:30AM in the Youth Room:
  • March 10: Construction and Paper Mache; inspired by Kindness, Generosity, and Faithfulness
  • April 28: Painting & Peace
  • May 5: Print-making, inspired by Gentleness & Self-Control
There are a few household items we could use YOUR help collecting! Please bring the following to the Youth Room (empty) by March 3:
  • SMALL- and medium-sized cardboard BOXES (i.e., from toothpaste, make-up, cereal - and especially, SHOE boxes)
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Newspapers
Pancake Supper: Sign-up to Help Host
Youth, parents, and adults who love youth or pancakes: we need your help! Please sign-up to help decorate, host the event, or donate an ingredient. We will start decorating on Sunday, March 3 at 5PM; pizza will be provided! We will need people to help cook, serve, manage activities, "sell" tickets, and clean-up from 4:00 to 7:30PM on Tuesday, March 5. 
Youth at Family Promise: Join us for Dinner & Lead an Activity
Each night of Family Promise, a couple of youth will have dinner with our guests and  lead the evening activity. We need middle and high school youth for the following six days from 6-8PM:  Monday, March 11; Tuesday, March 12; Wednesday, March 13; Thursday, March 14; Friday, March 15; and Saturday, March 16. 
Please use the Family Promise Sign Up Genius or email  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org the night you can be there and any activity ideas. Friends are welcome!
This Sunday, March 3, middle and high school youth are invited to join Faith & Practice. We will learn about how to best serve our guests, watch a video about Family Promise, and make "Welcome" posters to decorate the rooms and hallways. 
Coffee, Christ and Donuts - March 13
CCD is an opportunity for high-schoolers to get together, talk about whatever is on their minds, and have homemade breakfast before school. We meet one 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 she will make sure you get to where you need to be on time. Promise. 
When: Wednesday, March 13 at 7:15am. 
Where: 480 Elder Lane, Winnetka 
Who: All high school students! Bring your friends.
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 : Anyone starting 7th grade in the fall or older. 
Reduced Registration Fee: $795
If you have financial need, scholarship money is available. Inquire with Megan Miller.
Opportunities to Serve
We Need Volunteers
March 12, 2019 
(Tue. 5:00PM - 7:00PM)
We need cooks (done in your home), servers (age 12+), and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad.
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, February 28 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
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, March 1

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Sunday, March 3

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/Sunday School/Youth Group 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Monday, March 4

Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Tuesday, March 5

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
Pancake Supper - youth cook! 5:30 PM 7:00 PM Church House/McClain Room
Wednesday, March 6

Ash Wednesday

Service of Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes 7:00 AM 7:45 AM Church/Sanctuary
High Schoolers - Coffee, Christ & Donuts 7:15 AM 8:15 AM Frances DeBlasio's House: 480 Elder Lane, Winnetka, IL
Mather Worship 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Wednesday Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
Rummage Steering Co. Mtg. 1:15 PM 3:15 PM Parish House Library
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Children's Ash Wednesday 5:30 PM 6:00 PM Sanctuary
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Service of Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes with full choir 7:30 PM 8:30 PM Church/Sanctuary
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, March 7

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
Friday, March 8

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Confirmation Retreat (8th graders only) 7:00 PM 11:00 PM Church on the Hill
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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