February 8, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Teddy Bear Sunday

2017 Teddy Bear Sunday Video

Please bring a new (or gently used) teddy bear to church on Sunday, February 11. Teddy bears will be blessed at both services - 8:00AM, 9:30AM - after which, they will be donated to the Department of Children and Family Services. Your donated teddy bears will serve as gifts for abused or displaced children.

If you do not have a teddy bear to donate you can buy one at Christ Church! Bears are between $5-25.  Thank you for your support.

Let's bring or buy lots of teddy bears Sunday the 11th to make it a special day for many needy kids!
Faith & Practice 
The End is Where We Begin: 
Facing health care conversations with 
clarity and confidence.

Join us to learn about the importance of making advance directives for ourselves and for the people we care for. Part 2, February 11, focuses on practical tools for starting these important conversations, whether you are 18 or 80. He will provide plenty of time for questions and conversation. The presenter is Paul Goodenough, the Chaplain Fellow at Bishop Anderson House in Chicago.

February Food Pantry


We will be collecting items for the New Trier Township Food Pantry on
Sunday.  The pantry is currently in need of the following items:


* Canned Fruit

* Cookies, crackers, granola bars, nuts, raisins & other healthy snacks

* Cooking oil, salad dressing, condiments

* Soups & Chili


If you forget to grab something extra at the store this week, you can purchase items at church on Sunday.  Thank you for your support of this ministry that helps ensure that all our neighbors have a full pantry at home!

Please join us at 5:30PM this Sunday, February 11 for Evensong featuring our Youth and Adult Choirs. Featured will be some beautiful music our singers are preparing for their tour to Atlanta the following weekend. After Evensong, you also would be welcome to stay for a delicious dinner upstairs in the McClain Room. We'd love to have you with us!
Parish News
"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.
February 14
7:00AM, 12:00PM, 7:30PM Holy Eucharist 

Thursday Evenings in Lent 
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Genesis Matters:
Five Moments in Genesis that Anticipate
Jesus Christ and Why Every Christian Should Know Them

Taught by The Rev. Christopher Powell
Taizé Service-Sunday, February 25
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.
Calling All Artists!
Christ Church will be hosting our first-ever art show this spring with the theme "The Passion of Art," to celebrate God's gift of creative expression.  All artists--adults, teens and children--are invited to exhibit their work. We already have seven artists signed up! Will you be joining us? Please submit your name to Heather Campbell, heather3520@gmail.com.
Youth & Children's News
Peer Ministry Training for Grades 7-12
Our next class is February 11 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 Wednesday March 7, 7:15AM at the DeBlasio home at 480 Elder Lane,Winnetka. Your host is Frances DeBlasio and maybe a surprise guest too! New Trier is just a short walk away.
Opportunities to Serve 
We Desperately Need Cooks for AJH - Tuesday, February 13 
We are in immediate need of four additional cooks 
to fulfill our commitment to A Just Harvest.
Please go to our website to sign up or contact Alison Walker at 262-565-3136.
Save the Date

  • John Straub - Memorial Service is Saturday, February 10 at 4PM
  • Ash Wednesday - Feb. 14 - Services 7:00AM, 12:00PM, & 7:30PM
  • Lenten Suppers & Program - Thursdays, Feb. 22 - March 22 - 6:00-7:45PM
  • Family Promise - March 11-18
  • Joe Varley - Memorial Service is Thursday, June 7 at 3PM
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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