February 16, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Faith & Practice 
Adults and youth are encouraged to join Local Outreach Committee members at Faith & Practice this Sunday after the 9:30 service.  We will hear from parishioners who volunteered when we hosted our first group of families in October.  You'll learn why Family Promise is so successfully keeping families together and preventing chronic homelessness.  And you'll understand why we have committed to being a Family Promise Partner. 
Put Your Faith Into Action - Volunteer to Help with Family Promise  Christ Church will host another group of Family Promise families the week of March 12-19 -- and we are seeking lots of volunteers from parishioners of all ages.
Volunteer NOW! Visit the Christ Church website, where you'll find the Sign-Up Genius under " Serve/Local Outreach".  If you can't volunteer, but would like to contribute to this all-parish effort, you can also make a cash donation to help cover expenses like breakfast, snacks and supplies.
Church School classes for age 3 through 2nd grade from 9:30 until The Peace, as usual. After the service, no Church School classes due to President's Day Weekend. Recognize students (7th-12th grade) are encouraged to attend Faith & Practice.
Parish News
For Our Little Ones - A Soft Space
What is a "Soft Space?"
It is a special area at the front of the church designed for children who wish to experience more fully our worship service. Sometimes it's hard to sit through the service in a pew, with a sea of heads blocking your view! Our soft space is near the baptismal font, with an area rug, quiet toys, books and coloring pages. Families will decide if the space is the right place for their children. Don't worry, this does not replace Church School classes for our younger children. They will still attend class and when they come up, going to the soft space can be an option.  

The Church Office will be closed on Monday for the Presidents' Day Holiday.
See you on Tuesday!
Join us on Shrove Tuesday (a.k.a. Fat Tuesday - the evening before Ash Wednesday) for a pancake supper at the Parish House, 470 Maple St., in the Great Hall. We will have pancakes (gluten free too), bacon, sausage, and refreshments from 5:00-7:30PM! All are welcome! Freewill offering. 
Help Welcome Our Guests From the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Reservation!
Between July 8-12 we will host our friends from South Dakota during the first portion of our mission trip this year. We need all kinds of support, from cooking and cleaning, to driving and chaperoning, and hosting a Chicago themed movie night. Please sign up at the following link to be part of our support team! https://goo.gl/szXVGm  
For those interested in sponsoring a specific event, we welcome donors to underwrite the following: Click Here

  • February 25: 4:30-8:00PM Inspiration Cafe (high school)
  • February 28: Pancake Supper
  • March 4: 6:00-8:00PM Escape Chambers (7th-12th grade)
  • March 12-19: Family Promise
  • March 19: 6:00PM Evensong 
  • April 28: Progressive Dinner
Youth & Children's News
Sunday morning faith formation for grades seven-twelve 
All youth are encouraged to participate in Faith & Practice today so that we can be ready for our roles as Youth Hosts when Family Promise comes to Christ Church in March.
Inspiration Cafe 
Our next day to serve is Saturday, February 25. We'll leave the Oak St. parking lot at 470 Maple at 4:30 PM and return by 7:30 PM. We can take up to ten people, so invite your friends and sign up with Leah today!
Escape Chambers - Moved! We'll be going on Saturday, March 4 in order to not conflict with Trevapalooza!
All youth and their friends are invited to a retreat to Escape Chambers on Saturday, March 4 at around 6PM. We should be returning around 8 so feel free to join! Price is $40/person, RSVP to Leah Romanelli by Wednesday, March 1 in order to participate!
Car Question 
If you could choose one symbol for your family crest, what would it be and why?
Opportunities to Serve 
A Just Harvest Community Kitchen 
Saturday, February 25 4:30-6:30PM 
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith. 
Grace House Valentines Day 2017
Ways to Give
Choose Your Favorite Way to Give
You've got options when you're deciding how to give at Christ Church. Click here to learn more! 
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:
Thank You
If you have items to include in our Weekly News or on the website, please submit them to Rena Kowalski by  Tuesday at noon. Thank you!

Christ Church Episcopal
Worship: Church on the Hill
784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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Winnetka, IL 60093

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