September 20, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Planning Your Funeral in Advance
(For the Sake of Those Who Remain )
One of the things we kept hearing from commentators during John McCain's funeral was that he had planned everything for the service prior to his death. Come join Christopher, Nadia, Rod, and Richard Clemmitt as we present the things you will need to plan your own funeral and answer your questions. We will provide you with enough to make those decisions after these two sessions.    
Parish News
Do We Have Your RSVP?

Buffet Dinner, Raffle, Live & Silent Auction

Tomorrow - Friday, September 21, 6:30PM
$40 per person
In the tent behind Maple St. Parish House
Dress - Casual  
Or call the Parish Office 847-446-2850
Before September 19

Complimentary Childcare Available

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.
We Always Need Many Volunteers! 
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
Can I Get An Amen! 
Book Room
Rummage Book Room Open
Wednesday, September 26, 6:00-9:00PM
Come and shop in our fabulously organized Book Room for a leisurely three hours prior to Sale Day. We will have wine and cheese. There will be a mark-up for early shopping! Sometimes the list of departments you want to shop on Sale Day just doesn't include time to look at books. We offer a solution!
A Just Harvest's 15th Annual Awards Dinner 
Wednesday, October 10 - 6:00PM

A Just Harvest, where Christ Church serves dinner twice a month, is having their annual awards dinner at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Avenue in Chicago. To purchase tickets go to their web site or call 773-262-2297.   
Click HERE for more information. 
October Collection for NT Food Pantry 
Our next Pantry Collection October 7, Sunday!!  We want to start this year off with a bang, so we encourage every family to contribute to the Pantry this month, either by bringing something or by purchasing items with cash at church that day. This month we are collecting: soups, chili, and crackers. Please bring your items to the Prevost Cloister on Sunday, October 7 and help us support the New Trier Township Food Pantry as they serve hundreds of our neighbors each month! 
Christ Church Creative Dance 
Why should your kids have all the fun? Here's YOUR chance to dance!
Come join us for a fun, non-competitive dance class right here at Christ Church. While your kids are at choir or sports or some other activity, you can get your groove on with other adults in the community. Class will be held on Mondays, 4:45-5:45, October 8-Nov. 26.
Our instructor is Christ Church parishioner and professional dance teacher Amanda MacDonald. Amanda teaches using Brain-Compatible Lesson Planning developed by a renowned dance educator (and New Trier graduate.) Each class includes a warm up, mini-combinations, improvisational exercises, and time for reflection. We'll include pop songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s as well as contemporary hits and Broadway. You'll also get tips for healthy alignment and well-being. Please wear comfortable clothes that allow you to stretch and bring a towel to sit on.
We are ALL dancers - no experience required! Open to the community, so bring a friend!
Click HERE for Amanda's professional bio and to register and pay for the class. Any questions, contact Amanda at or Melissa Durbin at

Christ Church Fall Harvest Dinner 
Please mark your calendars for the annual Christ Church Fall Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, October 16.
Details to Come!     

Youth & Children's News 
Flyover - Sign Up for a Shift! This Saturday
Saturday, September 22, 8AM - 2PM
470 Maple Street (parking lot), Winnetka, IL 60093
Acolyte Party!  This Sunday
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 or 917-930-7620. 
 Peer Ministry/Recognize - Starts this Sunday - NEW!
Starting at 10:40AM,there will be a NEW and IMPROVED group gathering for 7-12th 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 the 3rd & 4th grade
classroom). Food will be a part of the fun.
Coffee, Christ and Donuts
First Wednesday of every month at 7:15AM
Next CCD: October 3
480 Elder Lane, Winnetka, IL 60093
 Youth Ministry Brunch & Brainstorm
Please join us on Sunday, October 7 at 10:45AM in the McClain Room to eat and discuss everything youth ministry related. Bring your experiences, your ideas - and bagels, donuts, or fruit to share! 7th-12th graders, their parents, and any adult that has participated in or is curious about youth ministry is invited. All blessed animals are welcome, too (as this is Pet Blessing Sunday)! 
Playgroup on the Patio - Wednesdays  
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.
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
Stan Grace - Memorial Service is Wednesday, September 26 at 10AM.
94th Rummage Sale - Thursday, October 4 at 7AM-3PM
Pet Blessing -Sunday, October 7 at 9:30AM Service
Taizé - Sunday, October 14 at 5:30PM
Hosting Family Promise - October 21-28
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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