May 11, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Children & Youth Service   
Join our children & youth as they lead our service this Sunday!
From the communion bread to the flowers, from a children's sermon to the prayers of the people, our young people have prepared a thoughtful worship experience to share with all of us at 9:30. Join us afterward for a reception honoring our twelve newest confirmands as well as our many graduates, and the dedication of our acolytes.

We want to make sure that everyone who wishes to be involved in the service has a role. If your child would like to do something but does not yet have an "assignment", please contact Melissa or Leah.
Parish News
"Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive"
Sunday, June 4, 1:00-3:00PM, Chicago Botanic Garden Ni chols Hall
On Sunday, June 4, author Allison Gilbert will speak at the Chicago Botanic Garden about creative ways to keep the  memory of loved ones alive after a death. Nadia will be attending, along with any interested Christ Church parishioners. Admission is free, but advance registration is required, so if you'd like to attend with folks from Christ Church, contact Nadia by TODAY!

Click here for more info. 

Family Promise at Christ Church
We recently completed our second week of hosting families in the Family Promise  program. This wonderful program provides safe and welcoming housing for families that are temporarily displaced, allowing them to maintain their family units, continue in their schools, keep or search for employment and get back on their feet in a structured environment. Last October we hosted four families and another three in March. Scores of parishioners - young and not so young - took on the roles of dinner hosts, activity hosts, overnight hosts and a number of other key support roles to make these weeks enormously successful. Led by Elizabeth Parkinson, Robin Anstaett, Julie Flood, Suzie Peregrine, Nina Gray, Molly Hufton and Bob Spencer, our volunteers made great use of both our physical facilities and our warmth and generosity.
 
This program is meeting challenging needs with limited but faithful resources and succeeding, one family at a time. What a joy to be a part of it!
 
You can see some photos of our set up and some of the Family Promise guests at a housewarming party at the following LINK
Our Next Rummage Director Could be You!
We are beginning our search for a parishioner to become our new Christ Church Rummage Director. The Director job is a part-time church staff position which offers tremendous flexibility and the opportunity to be an integral part of our largest and longest running outreach ministry. The position is supported by the 10 member Rummage Steering Committee, an experienced group of volunteers who are involved in all major aspects of our two annual sales. Apply now! Interviewing on a rolling basis
Rummage Doors Close May 17 - June 5
Christ Church Summer Rummage Sale 
S aturday, June 3, 2017  8AM - Noon
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Saturday, May 27 
We need cooks (done in your home), servers (age 12+), and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."    Click here to learn more. 
Art Supply Drive
On May 14, Christ Church member Morgan Fisher will be hosting an art supply drive to benefit Family Promise, an agency we work with twice a year that provides temporary housing to homeless families. There is also a center in Evanston where the families stay during the day. This center is in desperate need of art supplies to keep the kids occupied. Remember to have your child bring up your supplies during the offertory at the 9:30 service on May 14.

Youth & Children's News
Register for the mission team - NOW!
2017 Youth Mission Trip - Dakota 
July 9-17
Chicago & South Dakota 
Register to be part of the mission team.
by submitting a $200 deposit and the packet of forms to Leah Romanelli.

Forms are available in the stairway on the Youth Ministry Credenza or  click here for pdf.

We Need YOU for the Mission Trip Support Team!
It seems like it's a long way away, but the mission trip is right around the corner and we need your help hosting our Lakota friends! If you have ANY free time between July 9-13, please head over to our sign up genius and lend a hand. We cannot do this without you!  https://goo.gl/pN9Q1U  
 
Please call/text/email Leah Romanelli with any thoughts or questions. 815.757.7567/leah@christchurchwinnetka.org


Car Question 
"I've conquered an empire, but I've not been able to conquer myself."
~ Peter the Great
What have you not been able to conquer?
Save the Date
  • May 11:'Sunrise' Eucharist-Sunrise Memory Care 11:15AM Led by Rod Quainton
  • May 21:  Teacher Recognition and reception - 9:30AM
  • May 21: Last Compline service until September
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:

 

Receiving Communion at Home
We have a group of trained lay chaplains within Christ Church who are happy to bring communion to you or someone you know at home, at rehab, or at any nursing facility. A friendly visit with a caring lay chaplain brings the warmth of Christ Church to you, when you need the extra care. Simply call the office to request communion, or contact Nadia Stefko 773-387-9128 or nadia@christchurchwinnetka.org.


Communications
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 rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org.

Christ Church Website
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