January 18, 2017
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
 
2018 Budget 
This Sunday, our Treasurer, Dan George will lead us through a line-by-line discussion of the 2018 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 his presentation raises for you. This was put together by the Budget Committee (The Rector, Treasurer, Wardens, and Lawson Whitesides) and will be voted on by the Vestry at their meeting on January 22.
 
New Musical Composition by Richard Clemmitt
Our 9:30 service on Sunday morning will begin with a new musical composition by Richard Clemmitt. The piece, Meditation on an Irish Melody, is a short set of variations on the hymn "Be Thou My Vision." It is scored for double bass and piano and will be played by Daniel Meyers and Jay Peterson. Rod Quainton and Nanci Priest commissioned the new work as a gift for their sister-in-law, Susan Long Quainton, on the occasion of her 80th Birthday. She will be present along with her family.  Please join us on Sunday morning, promptly at 9:30 as we begin our worship together with this lovely new music.
Parish News
2018 Vestry Nominations
The Vestry Nominating Committee has submitted to the Vestry the following slate of Parish Members who are eligible and willing to serve as Vestry Members to take the place of those Vestry Members whose terms will expire at the January 2018 Annual Parish Meeting. Stepping off of the Vestry are Tika Walsh (Senior Warden), Lisa Bradner, Diane Fisher,Tom Tubekis, Todd Trubey and Susie Sprowl (Clerk).

 
Phil Krone - Junior Warden Nominee
Phil grew up in Winnetka and attended Crow Island, Skokie Jr. High, and New Trier. He graduated from Duke U. with a BA in Psychology and earned an MBA at Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He and his wife Dale joined Christ Church in the early 80's when they began to raise their family. He served on the Vestry and as Junior Warden at the time when Ned Prevost and Richard Clemmitt were hired. Phil is President of Productive Strategies, a sales process and marketing consulting he founded in 1993. He is on the Illinois Council of Feed My Starving Children and the Chicago Board of the Entrepreneurship Institute. Phil and Dale have three married daughters and four grandchildren who all live locally.

 
 
Jennifer Baker - Vestry Nominee
Grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and was a member of St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church. She graduated from Duke University and moved to Chicago in 1997. Jennifer began her career in advertising as an Account Executive at FCB Chicago, eventually becoming Vice President of Sales for FastChannel Network, an online media distribution network. She has been a member of Christ Church for five years and is an active member of the parish. Jennifer serves on the Rummage Steering Committee and is Co-Chair of the Rummage Book Department. She is one of the Co-Chairs of our Youth Peer Ministry education program and is also a Co-Chair of the Youth Minister Search Committee. Jennifer has been married to Cass Baker for sixteen years; together they have 2 boys who are active in our Acolyte program and Rummage. She is honored to serve on the Vestry of Christ Church, which has become a very important part of her life, faith and community.

 
Stephanie Emrich - Vestry Nominee
Inspired by her grandfather's ideals at his Disney World-area hotel, Stephanie's guest service and customer communication journey began at the front desk of Chicago's Drake Hotel. With years of international and domestic client interactions in an array of complex and mundane situations, she founded ServiceSpeaks. She uses her "Be My Guest" mantra in every form of communication, a skill required by every Les Clefs d'Or Concierge. As Founding President of the National Customer Service Association (NCSA) Chicagoland, every day centers on the culture of service and communication. Stephanie is ready to roll up her sleeves, having served on The Art Institute of Chicago Auxiliary Board, the Junior League of Chicago and the Chicago Architecture Foundation Board of Directors. 

 
Mary Jo McMillin - Vestry Nominee
Born into a church focused home, Mary Jo was active in the Presbyterian Church until she experienced Episcopal Church liturgy and music during college years. She joined Holy Trinity Church, Oxford Ohio, twenty years later. 2008 brought a move to Wilmette to be near her children and their families. Mary Jo discovered Christ Church at a summer beach service, and when Carol Schroeder asked if she'd like to join the choir, she was all in. Mary Jo has two adult children, twin teen aged grand daughters and an active 4-year old grandson who greets you here at Christ Church.
 
Following a career as a caterer, restaurateur, food writer and teacher, Mary Jo now bakes CC altar bread and cooks for many of our church events. She has two published books: Mary Jo's Cuisine: A Cookbook (Orange Frazer Press 2007) , detailing her 18 years as a restaurateur and The Njombe Road (Glass Lyre Press 2017), a memoir describing life in rural Tanzania in the early 1960's. Mary Jo has written for newspapers, NPR and blogs at:  www.mjcuisine.wordpress.com

As we seek peace, justice and environmental sustainability, Mary Jo believes our stewardship often begins on our plates-what we plant, what we buy, what we feed ourselves and what we waste.

  
Elizabeth Parkinson - Vestry Nominee
A life-long Episcopalian, and has been a member of Christ Church for 22 years since she moved to Winnetka with her husband, Andrew, and their sons. She is a member of Rummage Steering, Local Outreach, Christmas Angels, Altar Guild, the Funeral Reception Committee and chair of Family Promise. She has taught church school and attended several choir trips with her sons. Professionally, Elizabeth has taught elementary and high school and recently retired as an instructor in Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy. Elizabeth enjoys traveling with her family, playing paddle tennis, and, occasionally, bridge. She hopes to bring the spirit of her high school motto to her work on the Vestry: What We Keep We Lose, Only What We Give Remains Our Own.
 
   
  
Debbie Ross - Vestry Nominee
Has lived in Winnetka for 40 years and has been a member of Christ Church for seven years. At Christ Church, Debbie has been on altar guild and flower guild, served as a captain for Just Harvest, worked at rummage and serves as a mentor at Grace House. At her previous parish, Debbie taught Sunday school and served on the parish council.
 
She has a BA in philosophy from Manhattanville College and attended Fordham School of Social Work before leaving to get married. Debbie has been a social worker, real estate agent and the owner of a paperback book company.
 
Debbie has served as president of her garden club and on national committees for the Garden Club of America and as former chair of the Winnetka Environmental Commission.  She is currently an honorary trustee of the Josselyn Center, a member of the Northwestern Women's Board, a member of the Women's Board of the Field Museum and a photography judge for Garden Club of America.
 
Married to Jeff, they are the parents of four grown children and eight grandchildren.   

The Christ Church Legacy Society
 
"A Gift that Endures Creates a Church that Endures"
 
Have you remembered Christ Church in your will or estate plan?  Over 20 
parishioners have informed us they have.  Will you consider joining them?
A gift from your estate is a gift that continues to benefit the mission of Christ Church beyond your lifetime. We all want the parish to grow and thrive beyond our lifetimes; an enduring gift helps fulfill that hope.  
 
Please Join Us at Our Inaugural Dinner
 
Wednesday, February 7, 2018  
6:00PM
Skokie Country Club
500 Washington Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois
 
  
"Be Still": Cultivating Hope in a Busy World
Women's Retreat Day: Saturday February 10--Register Now!
 
Christ Church's 6th annual winter women's retreat will be Saturday February 10, 2018. Women of all ages and life stages, members of any church or none, are warmly welcome. The Rev. Nadia Stefko will facilitate the retreat, with help from an amazing planning team of Christ Church women.
 
We'll gather at Church House from 8:00AM to 3:30PM for fellowship, reflection, stillness, and worship.
 
Cost: $40 per person, $42 with credit card (Scholarship help available--contact Nadia)
 
Need help with a ride or child care in order to attend? Just let us know on the registration page.
 
Questions? Contact Nadia Stefko: nadia@christchurchwinnetka.org .
 
For more info and to RSVP Click Here.
Youth & Children's News
Peer Ministry Training for Grades 7-12
Our next class is this Sunday following the 9:30 service. It is not too late to join the program! Please contact Jennifer Baker, Diane Krieman, Laura Sniader or Emily Baillos with any questions.
 
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wed. Feb. 7, 7:15am at Walker Brothers in Wilmette. Your host is Frances DeBlasio and maybe a surprise guest too! Breakfast is on us and rides to school are available.
Opportunities to Serve 
 
Saturday, January 27
Please Sign Up to Help
   
 
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 . 
Save the Date

January 28 - Annual Meeting & Brunch
Ash Wednesday - Feb. 14
Lenten Suppers & Program - Thursdays from Feb. 22 - March 22 - 6:00-7:45pm
 
Communications
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