October 3, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Pet Blessing - All Varieties Welcome
Sunday, October 6, 9:30AM

Bring your dog, cat, gerbil, etc. to Church for a blessing and brief service. Even much-cherished stuffed versions will find a place here. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors. After the service during coffee hour, our Youth are having a Pet Treat Bake Sale, with proceeds going to PAWS.

Church School classes will meet as usual for ages 3 through 4th grade, 9:30 until right before Communion.
This Week at Christ Church 
TODAY -  Fall Rummage Sale
Thursday, October 3, 2019  7AM - 3PM
Celebrating our 95th annual fall sale. 

This is not your grandmother's yard sale! 31 departments! Come check it out. You can find everything for every room in your house and everybody in your family. Tell your friends and neighbors too! At our Fall Rummage Sale, 
First Fridays Potluck
October 4 from 6-8PM
We gather to worship, volunteer, serve, and plan. How about getting together just to have fun and get to know each other  better?? Come join us this Friday for dinner and fun. The purpose of these First Fridays is entirely social-an informal time to get together and enjoy the company of other church members. Our first gathering will be at the home of Nat Roberts and Laura Zung at 730 Walden in Winnetka from 6-8PM. Bring a dish to share and they will provide beverages. Please park in the driveway or on the east side of Walden.   
First Friday Faves for 5th-8th graders is from 6-7:30 the same evening so if you have children in this age group, bring them to the McClain Room, then go to the Potluck! First Friday Faves details in Youth & Children's News, below.

Connect with God, Each Other, and New Ideas 
Thursday, October 10  

"Christ on the Move in the Middle East Today and among Muslims Worldwide"

The events of September 11, 2001 rocked the Muslim world as much as it did the Christian or Western world. In recent years, Muslims have become either more radical, moderate or have chosen to leave Islam and practice another religion or no religion at all. The Arab Spring is just one example of Muslims and Arabs crying for more freedom and independence. Currently, there is unprecedented growth of the Church in Egypt and Iran. For the past 19 years, Dan McNerney has led church groups to the Middle East, supporting indigenous Christian communities in many of the Arab and Farsi speaking countries. He has also become actively involved in creating peaceful, bridge-building relationships between churches and mosques throughout the Chicago area and elsewhere in our country.
Join fellow parishioners on Thur., Oct. 10 for supper at 5:30PM in the McClain Room followed by Dan's talk from 6:15-7:15PM. Complementary nursery care is provided.
Sign Up to Help Host  
Family Promise - October 13-20 
Christ Church is getting ready to host a new group of transitionally homeless families in Church House, and we need lots of help!
This has become one of Christ Church's most important outreach ministries. By providing these families a safe place to sleep, healthy meals, hospitality and fellowship, we play a critical role while they work with Family Promise to create a pathway to permanent self-sufficiency and stability.
We need volunteers of all ages to help with:
  • Setup and Cleanup 
  • Evening Meals 
  • Evening Activities 
  • Overnight Hosting
  • Fellowship and Hospitality
To volunteer, visit the  Christ Church website , where you'll find the  Signup Genius  under Serve/Local Outreach or click HERE.
If you have questions, please email Elizabeth Parkinson at  e3parkinson@gmail.com  
Creative Dance Starts October 7!

Christ Church Creative Dance is back!  Once again our fabulous instructor is parishioner and dance professional Amanda MacDonald, and our fall theme is "Inspired by Art & Poetry."  Our fall session starts Monday, Oct. 7, 4:45-5:45 in the Guild Room, 470 Maple St. and runs for eight weeks, ending Nov. 25.
The cost is $80 for the eight-week session or $15/class on a drop-in basis. If you have questions please contact Melissa Durbin or Amanda. We have several members from the wider community so please grab a friend and join us!
Taizé (teh-zay) Service 5:30PM - Octobe r 13
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 flute. We'll be holding Taizé services this season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: October 13, November 10, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 8, May 10. Childcare is provided.

Join us as we welcome back our dear friend Bishop Joseph Atem of our Companion Diocese of Renk, South Sudan. 

We'll gather at the Rectory for dinner featuring cuisine from South Sudan and hear news of Renk and our companion parish in Paloch.     
Bishop Joseph will also tell us about an exciting new partnership with Five Talents, which has developed programs in Renk that focus on literacy, economic empowerment, and trauma healing for women and youth affected by war, all critical elements to a lasting peace.

6:00PM - Gather at the Rectory, 458 Maple Street
6:20PM - Prayer
6:30PM - Dinner featuring cuisine from South Sudan
7:15PM - Presentation by Bishop Joseph with time for questions

Please RSVP to Lisa Kerpan at lskerpan@kerpan.com by October 11.  Thank you!       
Welcoming New Members! Sunday, November 3
Are you new or new-ish at Christ Church? Then we invite you to participate on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 3, in a special, brief Liturgy of Belonging to be held at both the 8:00 and 9:30 services, after the announcements. Following the 9:30 service there will be special coffee hour welcoming new members.
The Liturgy of Belonging offers an affirmation of membership in Christ Church. Two additional opportunities follow later this year: Inquirers Class in March-April, and the Confirmation service on May 5, during which those who wish to do so may be confirmed or received into the Episcopal church by the Bishop.
If you would like to participate in the Nov. 3 Liturgy of Belonging please RSVP to Nadia or Melissa. We look forward to your participation!
This Fall Marks the 95th Anniversary of Rummage at Christ Church 
Thanks to all!

Rummage, with all that it does for so many people and agencies across the Chicago area, is one of the most rewarding experiences for those who volunteer their time and their talents. At the same time, the process and mechanics of this year-long ministry can also be thankless.

Today we give thanks for those who dedicate so much of their time, and heart, and passion to continue this great tradition; and to help it evolve as the needs of those it serves evolve.

"We are thankful for   ... click here to find out the rest!                             
Bishop Search Survey

Take the online surveyThe Bishop Search & Nomination Committee encourages all laypeople and clergy in the diocese to take a brief online survey. Survey results will help guide the committee as they write our diocesan profile, a detailed description of the Diocese of Chicago that helps those who may be discerning a call to be our next bishop learn more about our diocese and its people.

Coffee Hour Hosts

Two parishioners/families host our coffee hour after the Sunday 9:30AM service. We provide the coffee and the set up. You provide simple treats and welcome fellow parishioners to an hour of fellowship.  Coffee Hour Host Guidelines pdf.

Youth & Children's News  
First Friday Faves - October 4 from 6-7:30PM 
All 5th through 8th graders and their friends are invited to our next First Friday Fave! We are excited to play games, make pet treats for The Pet Treat Bake Sale to benefit PAWS. (The Pet Treat Bake Sale will be at the St. Francis Pet Blessing Coffee Hour on October 6 after the 9:30AM service.) Our October First Friday Fave's theme is Unconditional Love (AGAPE / αγάπη). Thank you to Emily Horvath and Laura Roche for helping host this month's event. Please RSVP to megan@christchurchwinnetka.org or just show up! Dinner is provided. See you on October 4 from 6-7:30PM in the McClain Room at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka!
Second Sunday Soul Fuel 
Our next high school youth group meeting is Sunday, October 13 from 4-5PM. This month our focus is SERVICE. We will:
  • Make Christmas ornaments to sell at the All Saints coffee hour on November 3 to raise money for our Christmas Angels program that benefits people in need over the holiday season.
  • Talk about WHY MISSION TRIPS are so important to our church, formation, and the world and discuss locations & dates. 
On October 13, we will meet in the Art Room (because Family Promise will be using the Soul Fuel Room); it's on the same level as the Acolyte Room and Nursery. Please 
RSVP, just show up, and/or bring a friend!
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Tuesday, October 8 
We Need Cooks, Servers, & Shoppers
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 150-175 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.
Questions? Contact Jenny Smith or Suzie Peregrine for more information and/or to volunteer.
Most volunteers leave the kitchen with the sense that they have personally gained more than they have given. Come see for yourself.   
 Please Click HERE to Sign Up  
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, October 3 Start Time End Time Location
Fall Rummage Sale 7:00 AM 3:00 PM
Friday, October 4
Rummage Drop off Closed
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
First Friday Faves 5th-8th Grade 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Church on the Hill
First Friday Open House-Host:Zung/Roberts Family 6:00 PM 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 5
Rummage Drop off Closed
Rummage Flyback 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Sunday, October 6
Rummage Drop off Closed
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 10:30 AM
Pet Blessing 9:30 AM 9:30 AM
Special Coffee Hour for Pet Blessing 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Monday, October 7
Rummage Drop off Closed
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Guild Room
Tuesday, October 8
Rummage Drop off Closed
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
Wednesday, October 9
Rummage Drop off Closed
Mather Worship 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
Rummage Steering Co. Mtg. 1:15 PM 3:15 PM Parish House Library
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, October 10
Rummage Drop off Closed
Womens Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Connections - Dan McNerney  5:30 PM 7:15 PM McClain Room/Kitchen/Lea Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 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 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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