February 1, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice  
Two Part Series: February 4 & 11 
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 1, February 4, focuses on information about the different advance directives in Illinois.  Part 2, February 11, focuses on practical tools for starting these important conversations, whether you are 18 or 80.  Both sessions will provide plenty of time for questions and conversation. The presenter is Paul Goodenough, the Chaplain Fellow at Bishop Anderson House in Chicago. 
Parish News
The Christ Church Legacy Society
"A Gift that Endures Creates a Church that Endures"
Have you remembered Christ Church in your will or estate plan?   
Over 20  parishioners have informed us they have. Will you consider joining them?
A gift from your estate is a gift that continues to benefit the mission of Christ Church beyond your lifetime. We all want the parish to grow and thrive beyond our lifetimes; 
an enduring gift helps fulfill that hope.  
Please Join Us at Our Inaugural Dinner
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:00PM 
"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.
Teddy Bear Sunday - February 11

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!
Evensong - Sunday, February 11

Please join us at 5:30PM on 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!
February 14, 2018
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
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.
Super Bowl Party - Sunay at 5:00PM
Frances DeBlasio is hosting a Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 4 beginning at  5:00PM. Please bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to share. The address is 480 Elder Lane,Winnetka.
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts 
Calling all high schoolers. The next CCD is Wed. Feb. 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 
Saturday, February 13 
Please Sign Up to Help 
This is a great family  opportunity to "reach out." 
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
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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