January 19, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church
Annual Meeting & Brunch 

The Annual Meeting will take place this Sunday, January 22 in the sanctuary
immediately following the 9:30AM service. We will be honoring retiring Vestry members Chris Cahill (Senior Warden), Reaney K unkler, Suzie Peregrine, Gary Stephans, and Jane Whitesides. 
  • Election of new Vestry and Jr. Warden
  • Presentation of the final 2016 Budget
A buffet brunch for everyone follows in the 
McClain Room.
Children go to their Church School classes and
afterwards attend the brunch.

2017 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 2017 Annual Parish Meeting.

Jr. Warden
Frances DeBlasio has been attending Christ Church since she moved to Winnetka with her son, Jack, in July 2010.  She has been involved in Sunday School, Benevolence, and the Youth Ministry Team.  She has made a career in finance, working for United Airlines, Baxter, Hospira, and now Ticketmaster/Live Nation, where she is currently the CFO of Ticketmaster Resale.  She received her BS in Finance from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and MBA from the University of Chicago (Go Maroons!).  She has two children, Sarah Elizabeth (age 24), who is an insurance broker and works in Chicago, and Jack (age 18), who is a freshman studying Engineering at Penn State University.  She also has two dogs, Samson (a Newfie) and Delilah (a Yellow Lab), who can't wait until the next Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
Erika Kreisa grew up in Glencoe as an active member of St. Elisabeth's Church where she sang in the choir, served as acolyte, and enjoyed many of their youth opportunities. Erika graduated from New Trier and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She worked in retail management and buying until she gave birth to her first child, Lucy, in 2000. As a member of Christ Church, she is actively serving on the Rummage Steering Committee and has been a Rummage Chairman of Infants, Boys, and now Sporting Goods. Erika also delivers meals for Meals At Home, serves as captain of A Just Harvest once or twice a year, and is a member of the Christmas Angel Committee by helping to purchase items for the church adopted families. She has also been a Sunday School teacher for her youngest son, Shea's class, for the past three years. Erika "finds my commitments to Christ Church fulfilling and joyful!"
Peter Macey grew up in Birmingham, MI and graduated from Boston University. After college Peter settled in San Francisco working in technology, advertising, and marketing. Peter met his wife, Dee, in NYC during his stint as an internet entrepreneur. Self described as a "zany" couple, Peter and Dee have two daughters, Lula and Amalie. In 2012, the Maceys moved to Hubbard Woods. Today, Peter is VP of Sales at Collective Media, a digital advertising and technology company. Peter coaches his daughters' basketball and softball teams. Lula (12) is a 7th grader at Washburne and Amalie (9) is a 4th grader at Hubbard Woods. The family enjoys spending time with Peter's mother in northern Michigan just outside of Frankfort, MI. Peter is active in Rummage, serves as an Usher and Verger. His daughters are acolytes and members of the Choir. Dee is active in Rummage and will be joining the Handbell Choir this year.

Erwin Mayer is the Executive Director of St. Leonard's Ministries which provides food, shelter, and supportive services to men and women (Grace House) exiting Illinois prisons. Erwin lives in Winnetka with his wife, Jennifer, and his three sons, Christopher, Matthew, and Timothy. Erwin has enjoyed serving in the Men's Department of Rummage and serving dinners at A Just Harvest. Erwin is also a faithful participant in the Friday morning Holy Caffeine Bible Study.
Claudia Montgomery is a 20-year parishioner of Christ Church Winnetka. Along with her husband Gordon and four children, Claudia has been a part of many mission and ministry initiatives as an active member of our church community. Most notably, Claudia has served as co-chair of the Rummage Tent Party for ten years, served on the Rummage Steering committee, taught church school for many years and served as a member of the Rector Search Committee that called Christopher Powell to Christ Church. Professionally, Claudia has her own consulting firm where she provides career and professional development consulting to clients. Prior to owning her own business, Claudia spent the bulk of her career with Chicago's three largest advertising agencies in marketing roles and ultimately led Human Resources, Operations, and Leadership Development for Foote, Cone and Belding. Claudia is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the vestry to continue to build and strengthen our faith community.
Parish News
Evensong - Sunday, January 29
The Christ Church Choir will sing Evensong at 4:00PM on Sunday, January 29 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Avenue in Evanston. We will be singing together with the St. Luke's Choir. Music for the service will include choral works by Stanford, Byrd, and our own Richard Clemmitt. Please join us for a lovely, peaceful service, sung in the gorgeous, cathedral-like worship space of St. Luke's.
ACS Church Life Phone App Updated
Church Life is the best way for Christ Church staff and members to stay connected on t he go. Send a text, call, or view a map for visiting homes. The updated app has been released to the app store and is available for downloading or updating.  Once installed, the app will remember credentials after first login. Click here to see Detailed instructions about how to set up.  
Our Women's Retreat will be February 10-11 at Techny Towers. Our theme is discernment and how to best navigate our lives in changing times.
We will gather at 5PM on Friday, with closing liturgy ending by 3PM Saturday. All private rooms and baths, $125 includes room and all meals, and scholarships are available. Our Retreat Leader is Deacon Heath Missner. For more info link here.
11 spaces still available, so register soon!
Save the Date
Youth & Children's News
Sunday morning faith formation for grades seven-twelve

All youth are invited to join Frances DeBlasio in the Recognize room on the nursery level to play and talk about how Jenga applies to our community.
Family Bowling Night: January 21, 7:30-9:30PM Wilmette Bowl
Bring the whole gang for pizza, pop, costumes, and bo wling! Entire families, confirmation mentors, friends-everyone is welcome! $15/person. RSVP to Melissa Durbin or Leah Romanelli .  Who will beat Christopher's high score this year?!
Acolyte Party - Sunday, January 22 from 3:00-5:00PM
We'd like to invite all the Acolytes to the Church on the Hill for a party! There will be good food as well as some acolyte training and other fun events! Not to mention, it'll also be led by the new and exciting, former-acolyte now youth ministry intern Tanner Walsh. Please RSVP to Leah Romanelli if you'd like to join!
Youth Mission Trip 2017 - July 9-17
All youth in rising 7th-13th grade students are invited to participate in this year's mission experience. Young adults between the ages of 18 and 20 are also welcome to participate as youth trip leaders. From July 9-12 we will work with our friends from Wicoti Tiwahe on the Rosebud Reservation here in Chicago. Learn more... 
Car Question 
If you could spend one year looking for one thing in the world, what would you search for?
Opportunities to Serve 
A Just Harvest Community Kitchen - Saturday, January 28 
We still need help!    
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith. 
Ways to Give
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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 are readily available to 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!

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