February 14, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Stained Glass COH

Join us for coffee, tea, and conversation in the Prevost Cloister.   
There is no formal presentation this morning.
We'd love to have you with us! 
No Sunday School Classes after the Service. 
Age 3 - second grade have class as usual at 9:30.
The Church Office will be closed on Monday for Presidents' Day 
Parish News
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.)  Heidi's book, Holy Solitude, is not required for the retreat.

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
Christ Church Creative Dance
President's Day Dance Special!
Christ Church Creative Dance is offering a special "deal" for Monday, Feb. 18! Since the schools are closed, come dance with us and bring your child(ren) age 5 and up, they can dance for free! Children younger than 5 can play in our Nursery which will be open and professionally staffed. 
Christ Church Creative Dance is on Mondays, 4:45-5:45 in the Guild Room at 470 Maple Street.
We are learning folk dances from around the world, it's easy and fun. Our professional instructor is parishioner Amanda MacDonald who brings us her wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for all forms of dance. Sign up and pay online or just come a little early to class and pay then. Any questions, contact Amanda at abmacd53@gmail.com or Melissa Durbin at melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org. 
Pancake Supper 
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30-7:00PM  in the Great Hall at 470 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL, 60093
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 activities, too.  Suggested donation is $5 per person, $20 max. per family.
If you are willing to loan us your electric griddle for the event, please email megan@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Join Our Hospitality Team
The Hospitality Committee organizes social events such as receptions, brunches, suppers, dinners and parties. Working in teams of 2 to 4 people we arrange the set up, shopping, cooking or purchasing food, serving and clean up. New members are paired with experienced workers. Meet new people and enjoy the company of those you know in a fulfilling and fun manner. We are seeking new members so be a part of the social scene at Christ Church and please, join us. No time to spare? Add your name to our "Refreshments Registry" e-mail list and donate foods when needed for an event. Contact Darlene McKinney, darlene0611@gmail.com or 847-922-8053.
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
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. 

 Update your Contact Information
Please help us keep our records current. Let us know if you move, get a new phone number, change your email address or have a different way you wish to be contacted. 
We try to keep up, but sometimes the only person to tell us about these changes is you.  If you would like to update your information online go to our secure site:  Link Here or send the changes to Rena Kowalski by email or call the office at 847-446-2850.
Youth & Children's News 
Confirmation Bowling Night - Saturday, February 23, 7:00-8:30PM
All 7th and 8th graders and their families are invited to an evening of fun at Wilmette Bowl! This is an opportunity for the Confirmation youth and their families to get to know each other. We will bowl, eat pizza, see friends, and make new friends. Please RSVP to megan@christchurchwinnetka.org. All youth and friends are welcome!
Youth Art Workshop Series: Feb. 24 PUPPET-MAKING!
On February 24, we will use a variety of materials to create PUPPETS, inspired by PATIENCE.  Our puppet-making 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:
  • February 24: Puppet-making inspired by Patience
  • March 3 & 10: Construction, Paper Mache, and Painting our Sculptures; 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
This year on  Tuesday, March 5  the youth will help host the Pancake Supper. If you are willing to flip a pancake, serve dinner, lead a game, or speak about the significance of Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Lent; please sign-up for a time slot! Two shifts are available: 4:30-6PM and 6-7:30PM. Use the Sign-Up Genius or email megan@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Youth at Family Promise: Join us for Dinner & Lead an Activity
Each night of Family Promise, two to four 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. 
Email  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org the night you can be there and any activity ideas. Friends are welcome!
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
Reduced Registration Fee: $795
If you have financial need, scholarship money is available. Inquire with Megan Miller.
Opportunities to Serve
We Need Volunteers
February 23, 2019 
(Sat. 4:30PM - 6:30PM)
 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 14
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, February 15
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Sunday, February 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 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Monday, February 18
President's Day - Office Closed
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
Tuesday, February 19
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
Benevolence Co. Meeting 6:30 PM 8:00 PM Parish House Library
Wednesday, February 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
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
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Thursday, February 21
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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