September 6, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Welcome Back Leslie Hunter
The Reverend Leslie Hunter, Chaplain at Holy Family School, will be with us on Sunday to preach at both the 8 & 9:30 services. Leslie has been here frequently in the last few years both preaching and speaking at our Annual Campaign dinner. His combination of original poetry, storytelling, and insight into the Gospel make him a remarkable witness and teacher.
Parish News
Welcome Back Brunch - Sunday, September 9 
Following the 9:30AM Service
Following the September 9, 9:30AM service, our first back in the sanctuary, join other parishioners as we bring local farmers market seasonal produce to our church table with a return to simplicity and earth mindfulness. We will refrain from disposables and will compost our leftovers. We will be generous and green. Join us to share a meal and stay on to visit. See you on the patio!
 
Please consider bringing a plate of cookies, brownies or cupcakes to share and email Darlene to let her know what you're bringing at darlene0611@gmail.com.
Taizé Service This Sunday, September 9
If you are in need of an hour of quiet prayer and meditation, please join us for a time of grace and peace.  This candlelit, contemplative service will include readings, prayers,  and silence interspersed with tuneful chants accompanied by oboe and keyboard. The nursery will be open.
 
A printable poster for you to use in helping us advertise this ongoing opportunity can be found here .
Buffet Dinner, Raffle, Live & Silent Auction
September 21, 6:30PM
 
$40 per person
 
In the tent behind Maple St. Parish House
Dress - Casual
 
  RSVP On-Line
 
Or call the Parish Office 847-446-2850
Before September 19

Rummage Donations
General Donation Doors are open through September 9 
As KC & The Sunshine Band says, "Keep It Coming Love!"
 
We are still accepting donations for all Departments EXCEPT FURNITURE.  Complimentary pickups are on hold until November 20.  To reserve a spot, please email a photo  of your items to  rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org .
 
We cannot accept donations between September 10 and October 28!  
Doors reopen on October 29 
 
We invite you to Shop With Purpose on October 4 between 7:00AM and 3:00PM.  
Teamwork makes the dream work -- especially at Rummage!   
We need eager, energetic volunteers to help with  Flyover, which takes place  Saturday, September 21 from 8:00AM - 2:30PM & Sunday, September 22 between 9AM - 4PM.  Whether you have 1 hour or 10 hours, opportunities to volunteer abound.  Please indicate your availability via the link below.
 
New to Rummage? Looking to get more involved? Volunteer 10 or more hours between September 21 and October 2 and work a shift on Sale Day, and we'll grant you early shopping access during the Pre Sale on October 3. To explore how you can help, click here.  
 
Questions?  Please email me at  rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Can I Get An Amen! 
Annie
Weekly Groups 
Friends in Faith
The Friends in Faith discussion group will resume meeting on Monday, September 10, from 10:30-11:30AM in the Lea Room at the Church House. Each Monday we begin our time together by praying for the people on the church prayer list. We then share in ten minutes of silent meditation followed by lively conversation of a spiritual nature based on a different topic each week. Feel free to join us each week or just once in a while when your schedule allows. 

Contact Elizabeth Clemmitt with any questions at elizabeth.clemmitt@gmail.com.
Book Group
Our first fall meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 1:00pm in the McClain Room. We are excited to announce our fall book: Reading the Bible Again for the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously but not Literally, by Marcus Borg, one of our favorite authors.  We are always happy to welcome new members so please think about joining us! Any questions, contact Melissa, melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.

Visitors and newcomers are warmly welcome.
Youth & Children's News 
Church School Classes September 9
Welcome back, children and youth of Christ Church! Classes start for ages 3 through 2nd grade September 9 at 9:30. Children re-join their parents at the Peace. No classes after the service on September 9 due to the Welcome Back Brunch.  Classes for our older children, 3rd grade through teens, start on September 16, after the 9:30 service.  We can't wait to see everyone!
 
This Sunday
7th & 8th Graders
Attention all 7th and 8th graders and their parents and mentors! We will be having a large group gathering to start this year's Confirmation program on  Sunday, September 9 from 4:15-5:15PM.
We are excited to see you there. Food will be provided! Then the whole group is encouraged to join us for Taize following the meeting at 5:30PM.  
 
Save the Date:  Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 8th graders will meet with the bishop at 6:30PMthen be confirmed  at 7:30PM.
 
Youth Making Ornaments
On Sunday, September 16 at 10:40AM, 7th - 12th graders will create ornaments to sell to raise funds for the Christmas Angels program. This will be the first youth service event of the year! Please join us and bring a friend!

Questions? Contact Megan Miller at megan@christchurchwinnetka.org or 917-930-7620. 
Acolyte: Sign-up & Party! This Sunday 
The Sign-Up Genius for Acolyting September 9 through November 11 is available! We still need a crucifer and book/plate carrier for September 16 and 23!  
 
Please sign-up HERE.
 
Experienced, new, and returning acolytes:  
Please come to our Acolyte Kick-off Party on Sunday, September 23 at 4PM at the Church on the Hill! We will:
  • recognize the "levels" of and award ribbons to current acolytes.
  • train or provide a refresher to new and returning acolytes.
  • eat pizza and have fun!
If you are interested or plan to attend the party on September 23, please contact  Megan Miller at megan@christchurchwinnetka.org or 917-930-7620. 
 "Peer Ministry/Recognize" - all NEW! 

Starting on Sunday, September 23  at 10:40AM, there will be a new and improved group gathering for 7th-12th graders after worship service in the room previously referred to as Peer Ministry or Recognize. Be a part of this new and exciting development (which needs YOU to help come up with a new name)! After worship service, go to the youth room in the lower level (by the Acolyte room and between the Nursery and 4th Grade rooms). Food will be a part of the fun.

Playgroup on the Patio - Wednesdays  
We had a wonderful summer at playgroup and we will be continuing into Fall! Children and their parents or caregivers meet every Wednesday morning in the McClain Room and the adjoining patio from 9:30-11:00 for some fun playtime. We have lots of toys, a simple snack, and coffee for the grown-ups!  Friends are welcome. Questions? Contact Melissa Durbin, or   Patty Lea.
 
Keeping God's People Safe,
Saturday, September 29, 9-11AM
Christ Church will be conducting a training session for Keeping God's People Safe, the Episcopal program to prevent child and youth sexual abuse. This is for anyone holding a leadership position in our children's and youth ministries, as well as Christ Church staff. If you will be in one of these positions in the upcoming year, and you were trained more than five years ago, or are new to this kind of position and have not yet been trained, we will be contacting you to sign you up for the training.
 
Parishioners from other nearby churches will be attending as well. We will meet in the McClain Room.
 
Any questions, please contact Melissa Durbin, melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org or Megan Miller, megan@christchurchwinnetka.org. Thank you!
Opportunities to Help   
A Just Harvest - Needs Your 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
Men's Lunch Group - Wednesday, September 19 - 12:30PM
Stan Grace - Memorial Service is Wednesday, September 26 at 10AM.
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:
Communications
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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