October 4, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice  
Join us after the service, treats for the pets and coffee for the humans
in the Prevost Cloister. We'd love to have you with us! 

Pet Blessing

Sunday at Our 9:30AM Service
This Sunday, we will commemorate the feast of Saint Francis with a blessing of the animals at the 9:30AM service!  
All animals are welcome (Bring your humans too!) to sit with their families at this worship service. Owners: please keep dogs leashed and other animals caged as appropriate.  Favorite stuffed animals, and photos of pets who would rather not travel to church, are welcome too. 

A section of pews will be designated as a pet-free zone. The 8:00AM  service this day will be pet-free.  
Those who have lost a pet in the past year are invited to bring a favorite photo or memento for prayer and blessing. 
Parish News

Today! 94th Annual Rummage Sale 7AM - 3PM
We Invite You to Shop With Purpose! 
Celebrating its 94th annual fall sale with all 31 departments open, this is the longest running sale in Greater Chicago. Merchandise fills two buildings and multiple tents.  
 Come Rain or Shine!        Click HERE for more details. 
This Sunday - October Collection for NT Food Pantry 
We want to start this year off with a bang, so we encourage every family to contribute to the Pantry this month, either by bringing something or by purchasing items with cash at church that day. This month we are collecting: soups, chili, and crackers. Please bring your items to the Prevost Cloister on Sunday, October 7 and help us support the New Trier Township Food Pantry as they serve hundreds of our neighbors each month! 
Christ Church Fall Harvest Dinner 
Fall Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, October 16.
You are the means to our success.
Join us for dinner and an inspiring message from Bishop Jeff Lee.

Check your emails for your invite!
To RSVP and reserve complimentary childcare   contact the office 847-446-2850 or 
Christ Church Hosts Families
from Family Promise October 21-28
Christ Church is preparing to host a new group of transitionally homeless families here in Church House for the week of October 21-28.

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 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
Watch for More Information to Come
Soon we will provide more details about how you can help - make sure to watch for the Sign-up Genius. But for now, mark October 21-28 on your calendar now!
Christ Church Creative Dance 
Why should your kids have all the fun? 
Here's YOUR chance to dance!
Come join us for a fun, non-competitive dance class right here at Christ Church.  While  your kids are at choir or sports or some other activity, you can get your groove on with other adults in the community. Class will be held on Mondays, 4:45-5:45, October 8-Nov. 26.

We are ALL dancers - no experience required! Open to the community, so bring a friend!
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.
Youth & Children's News 
 Youth Ministry Brunch & Brainstorm - 
This Sunday
Please join us this Sunday, October 7 at 10:45AM in the McClain Room to eat and discuss everything youth ministry related. Youth, their parents, supportive adults, and families with rising youth are invited. (Pets are welcome, too!) If you are able to bring bagels, donuts, cream cheese, fruit, or juice, please let Megan Miller know: 
New Youth Events: 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 14 and 21. Then, help us sell the cards after worship on Sunday, November 4! 
Youth Service Opportunity: Family Promise
Youth will cook dinner and provide entertainment for our guests on the evening of Friday, October 26. Volunteer spots are limited. If you are would like to join us, please let Megan Miller know:  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org  or 917-930-7620.
Coffee, Christ and Donuts
F irst Wednesday of every month at 7:15AM -  November 7
480 Elder Lane, Winnetka, IL 60093
Opportunities to Help   
A Just Harvest - Needs Your Help 

October 9, 2018 - Tue. 5:00PM - 7:00PM

If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
A Just Harvest's 15th Annual Awards Dinner 
Wednesday, October 10 - 6:00PM
A Just Harvest, where Christ Church serves dinner twice a month, is having their annual awards dinner at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Avenue in Chicago. To purchase tickets go to their web site ajustharvest.org or call 773-262-2297.   
Click HERE for more information. 
Family Promise Chicago North Shore
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Family Promise is one of our all-parish outreach efforts and we look forward to hosting again on October 21-28 which is National Family Promise Week! For now we want to invite you to come to the kickoff event on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 3-5:00PM at Temple Jeremiah in Northfield. Family Promise proudly presents the award winning Acts of Kindness Cabaret in their hit show "A Little Help from My Friends." Go to their website to purchase tickets:   Click HERE for tickets.
Save the Date
Taiz√© - Sunday, October 14 at 5:30PM
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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