November 2, 2017
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
This Sunday, Nov. 5, Brings us a  
Special Guest with a Special Story
Christopher's two sons, Nick and Martin, have a good friend named Elliot Varney. They  grew up together.  Elliot is a second year medical student at University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.  A few years ago, Elliot was driving home, sober and without texting, when he hit and killed a Jackson City policeman who had wandered too far onto the highway while stopping another motorist. Elliot's experience of resilience, vulnerability, mercy, and faith has changed the way he is looking at the rest of his life. He will share that story with us this Sunday at 10:45AM in the church. 
We will have Church School classes as usual this Sunday.
This is Cornerstone Sunday
We appreciate (and rely) on your generous support of the mission of Christ Church.  Please return your pledge card by bringing it to worship on Sunday when all will be invited to walk forward as part of the offertory procession, and we'll place our pledge cards in a central basket. Or, click here to submit your pledge online. (Online pledgers can participate in the Cornerstone Sunday procession too! Keep an eye out for "I pledge online" cards, available in church on Sunday) Thank you.
All Saints Evensong & Parish Dinner  
Sun. Nov. 5 - 5:30PM
Please join us at 5:30PM on All Saints Sunday, November 5 for Evensong featuring our Youth and Adult Choirs. Music for this lovely, peaceful service will include choral anthems by Barnard, Brewer, and Gramann and organ music by Honegger and Telemann. During the service, we will pray aloud for departed friends and loved ones whose names you have submitted to us.
After Evensong, all are invited to participate in a delicious, festive parish dinner in the McClain Room. We'd love to have you with us!
Parish News
Food Pantry First - This Sunday
Our next date for donating to the New Trier Food Pantry is Sun., Nov. 5 when we will be collecting: diapers, personal hygiene products, and cleaning products. Please remember to add an extra item or two to your shopping cart this week and bring the items to church. If you forget your items, we'll have extras you can purchase in the Prevost Cloister after each service. Questions? Please see Nancy Challenger, Sarah Generes or Debbie Ross. 
Book Group
We have selected our next book: The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings, by respected spiritual leader, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell. Please join us-or re-join us-- for this exciting read! Book Group meets every Monday morning 11:00-12:00 in the McClain Room. We typically read one chapter per week. Any questions, please contact Melissa Durbin,
Contemplative Outreach Chicago's  
Fall Workshop on November 4  
Featuring Heath Missner 
Heath Missner is coming back to the Chicago-land area to be a presenter at the Annual One-Day Fall Workshop held by Contemplative Outreach Chicago at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, on Saturday, November 4.
Click here for more information:
Opportunities to Serve  
Tis the Season!
Are you looking to make a difference in the life of someone in need this Christmas? Now you can be an Angel!  
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 6 Episcopal agencies
    • 50 homeless men and women
    • 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 this Sunday's service.
You can donate funds
These funds will be used to cover the cost of gifts for senior citizens,
Episcopal Agency residents and New Trier families.
Contact Julie Flood at 847-903-2390 or
Donate it to Christmas Angels. We will put it to good use making yummy gifts for the seniors, Agency residents and homeless individuals. Just drop it off at the Parish Office, 470 Maple Street.
Feed My Starving Children   
Turn Hunger into Hope with  
Your Own Two Hands
Saturday, December 9, from 9AM to 11AM, Christ Church will travel to Libertyville, Illinois to help Feed My Starving Children. We have decided to carpool instead of spending the money on tour buses.  We will gather in the parking lot of Christ Church behind the 470 Maple Street address at 7:45AM. We will leave promptly at 8AM.  We will return at noon. We committed to bring 80 people.
Sign Up Today! Email Phil at

More importantly for us, they accept volunteers as young as 5 when accompanied by an adult.  This means that for families with small children, this can be an event that everyone can participate in together.   
A Just Harvest
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: .
Youth & Children's News  
Peer Ministry Training for grades 7-12
Next class will be Sunday, Nov. 12. It is not too late to join the program! Please contact Jennifer Baker, Diane Krieman, or Laura Sniader with any questions.
High School Students: Dec. 6, 7:15AM  
CCD at Walker Brother's 
Join Frances DeBlasio and perhaps a surprise guest, breakfast is on us! We will provide rides to school if needed. 
Save the Date

Nov. 3 - Fri. - Bishop's Ball
Nov. 17-18, Fri. & Sat. - Diocesan Convention
Nov. 23 - Thus. - Thanksgiving Service - 10:00AM
Nov 30, 12/7, & 12/14 - Thurs. - Advent Program and Supper Series
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:
Lay Chaplains: Bringing the Warmth of 
Christ Church to You
Trained parishioners visit those who are homebound, ill, or facing a time of grief or crisis. Lay Chaplains provide companionship and support, and may pray with you, or share communion (from the reserved sacrament) if desired. The chaplains serve under the training and leadership of our clergy. To request a visit, just call the office or contact Nadia 773-387-9128 or

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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Worship: Church on the Hill
784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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