November 8, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
A Look Ahead
Christopher, our Rector, will lead a presentation and discussion about what's ahead for Christ Church in the near term and the longer term.  There will be a chance for you to offer your thoughts, too, about what you would like to see happen in the future in our parish.    
Parish News
Cornerstone Sunday
We are grateful for your continued support of Christ Church. Please return your pledge card to the church by mail, or by bringing it to worship on Cornerstone Sunday, November 11. That day, all will be invited to walk forward as part of the offertory procession, and we'll place our pledge cards in a central basket. You may also pledge online on our website. (Online pledgers can participate in the Cornerstone Sunday procession too! Keep an eye out for "I pledge online" cards, available in church November 11.)  
Taizé Service this Sunday at 5:30PM
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 violin.We offer the service of Taizé on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 5:30PM. 
Looking to Make a Difference to Someone in Need This Christmas?
Tis the Season for Christmas Angels!
The Christ Church Christmas Angels Program is one of our largest and most important outreach ministries.  This year we will provide food, basic necessities and gifts for: 
  • 110 families with little or no income
  •  55 low-income senior citizens, most living alone with no family
  • Over 150 residents of Episcopal agencies, like St. Leonard's Ministries, Grace House and Primo Center for Homeless Women and Children
  •  50 homeless men and women
  • Several families in desperate circumstances living here in New Trier Township        
How Can You Help?
  • You can adopt a family
Sign up here online, or come to the Prevost Cloister after the 9:30 Sunday service to select a family.  
  • You can donate funds
 Click here to donate funds , or send a check to the Parish Office clearly labeled "Christmas Angels".  These funds will be used to cover the cost of gifts for senior citizens, Episcopal Agency residents, and New Trier families.  
Questions? Contact Julie Flood at 847-903-2390 or
Wrap & Roll Caroling Party
December 2 - 4:00-6:00PM
It's (almost) that time of year! Mark your calendars and call your family and friends-the caroling party is around the corner. Thrown by the youth and parents of our congregation, we will wrap presents for the homeless, eat dinner (and Christmas cookies!) together, sing carols, and get a visit from St. Christopher-I mean St. Nicholas! It's a great time to celebrate with your church family and introduce your friends and relatives to our church community. There's a recommended donation of $15/person and $30 total per family, but no need to RSVP. The more the merrier, so save the date!
Christmas Pageant Sign-Up!
All children and youth are invited to join us for our Christmas Pageant to be performed Sunday, December 16 at the 9:30 service. Our beautiful and low-stress pageant requires no memorizing of lines, only one rehearsal for the older children, and no rehearsal at all for ages three through 2nd grade. We have roles to suit everyone: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angels, shepherds, sheep, and friendly beasts. Plus narrators, scene directors, and behind the scenes helpers. Costumes provided. Primary Choir and Third Grade Choir do not need to sign up, they automatically have a role.
Please sign up on our website or send an email with requested roles to or
 The youth are baking Christmas cookies 
to send to our college students.
Families of college students, please send students address to or fill out the online form. They will receive a package of Christmas cookies in time for finals!

Wednesday 11/7 & 11/21 - 12-1:00PM NEW GROUP
We meet in the Library of the Parish House (470 Maple) on the first and third Wednesday of every month to share a brown-bag lunch, work on kitting, needlepoint, quilting, sock-darning, jewelry making, or a project of your choice. No project is an option too! Simply bring your lunch and join the group. No need to RSVP. Just come when you are able. Questions? Contact Charlotte McGee at
Save the Date:
Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat
February 8-9, 2019  
The 18th Annual Episcopal Men's Pre-Lenten Retreat for the Diocese of Chicago will be held at the DeKoven Center in Racine, Wisconsin.   
Learn more and register using the attached form.  
Save the Date:
2019  Women's Gathering & Retreat  
  February 23, 2019   
Location: Church House
Our guest presenter will be The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp. She is an author, preacher, retreat leader, spiritual director, and an Episcopal priest, among other things.  CLICK HERE for more info.

Youth & Children's News 
Cook for A Just Harvest & Make Posters for Wrap N Roll    
This Sunday, November 11 after worship (10:40-11:30AM) the youth (7th-12th graders) will gather in the McClain room for a special hour of service. We will be cooking a pan of chili for A Just Harvest AND making posters about Wrap N Roll. Please join us and bring friends - we need your creativity in the kitchen or on the posters!  
As always, donuts will be provided. If you are able to bring a  chili ingredient , please email Megan Miller ( ) to let her know.  
Elves off the Shelves
Calling all 7th-12th graders! Sunday, November 25 is our annual Elves off the Shelves baking event! We will meet in the Youth Room after worship (about 10:40AM) and walk over to the Walkers' house together: 859 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka. Feel free to meet us there - and bring friends! We are baking Christmas cookies to send care packages to our college students. If you have a child in college, please email their name and address to Megan Miller.  
Or fill out the info ONLINE
Serve on the Altar: Acolyte
All 5th-12th graders are invited to sign up to acolyte - whether they have done it before, it's been a while, or they've never done it! We can train them anytime - even Sunday morning. Acolytes are lay worship leaders that guide the procession with a cross, carry the Gospel, and light the torches. It is a great way to participate in the service, see worship from a new perspective, and feel ownership and belonging in the community. Acolytes are recognized for their level of service with crosses and ribbons, which hang in the Acolyte Room by name. For more information or to sign up, visit our Acolyte webpage or email Megan Miller: .
Youth: Global Ministry Guest Speaker & Activity
John Robertson, who leads the Global Mission Committee on our vestry, will be joining us in the Youth Room after worship on Sunday, November 18. Learn about what you can do throughout the Advent season to contribute to Episcopal Relief & Development. Youth will make collection boxes and decide which "Gifts for Life" they would like to give. Plus - DONUTS!
Youth making Advent Candle Wreathes
After worship on Sunday, December 2, all 7th-12th graders are invited to the Youth Room to make an advent wreath. We will talk about the season of advent and our tradition of lighting candles, while making our own wreath. Join us and bring a friend! There will always be DONUTS!
Opportunities to Help  
A Just Harvest Needs Volunteers
Tue. 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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." To learn more go to: .

This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, November 8 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM West Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
"Sunrise" Worship 11:15 AM 11:45 AM Sunrise Memory Care - Wilmette
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, November 9      
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Sunday, November 11      
Corner Stone Sunday      
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM    
Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Youth cooking in McLain Room kitchen for A Just Harvest 10:40 AM 11:30 AM  
Adult Choir rehearsal 5:00 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Taize service 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Church
Monday, November 12      
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 12:30 PM 3:00 PM West Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Christ Church Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Guild Room
Vestry Meeting 7:00 PM 9:00 PM McClain Room
Tuesday, November 13      
Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
Book Group 1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Wednesday, November 14      
Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
Mather Worship 10:30 AM 11:00 AM  
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, November 15      
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM West Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room

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 

Sunday Bulletin Announcements - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon
To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee

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