April 27, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Faith & Practice 
"Unholy Trinity: The Intersection of Racism, 
Poverty and Gun Violence"  
Nadia, Rod, and Nanci Priest will share what they learned--and how they were challenged--by attending last week's conference by that title, sponsored by Bishops United Against Gun Violence. Come join the conversation. 
Parish News
BENITO BONANZA ... DOS!
Thursday May 4, 6PM, McClain Room

Please register and order today.  
Orders close April 30

Celebrate with Bishop Benito, wife Angelica and son Eigner. Join us next Thursday for an authentic Mexican meal - taco or tamale platters. It's the cuisine of Chef Inez, from the super popular Tamale Express at the Evanston Farmer's Market. We'll hear remarks from Bishop Benito and a speaker from the Latino Union.
 
Help achieve our goal - ALL sharing the same meal in companionship with our friends in SE Mexico.
  • Can't make dinner at Church on the Hill?  Buy the same meal for take-out.
  • Want to surprise someone? Gift a meal to a parishioner.  Purchase as many meals as you wish.

  • Don't miss ordering the irresistible Youth Group salsa - ole!
 
Two ways to register and order:
 
  Bring or mail your check with "Benito" on memo line to the church office.
   
¡Hola Guapa! Salsa is back! 
Our youth and their grown-ups worked hard chopping veggies to create this year's batch of ¡Hola Guapa! Salsa. Jars will be for sale online through the Bishop Benito Bonanza Dos starting May 1 and in the Prevost Cloister starting May 7. $10/jar, with the proceeds benefiting SE Mexico and the Youth Ministry.

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.
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 bases. 

Rummage Doors Close May 17 - June 5
Christ Church Summer Rummage Sale Summer Sale 
S aturday, June 3, 2017  8AM - Noon
Graduate Recognition
Sunday, May 14 During the 9:30AM Service
It's time to put together our graduate bulletin! If you or a loved one is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school, please send the following information to:  leah@christchurchwinnetka.org by Sunday, May 7:
 
1. Name of school from which you're graduating
2. Any awards/scholarships
3. Future plans (college/gap year/employment)
 
High School Graduates should also include a recent photo and the activities in which they participated at Christ Church.

College and Graduate School Graduates should also include the names of their degrees.
 
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Tuesday, May 9
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.
Youth & Children's News
Recognize
Sunday morning faith formation for grades Seven-Twelve 
Meet up with Leah in the McClain Room to put the finishing touches on our second annual batch of Hola Guapa salsa, which we'll sell to benefit SE Mexico and the Youth Ministry.
Confirmation - Wednesday, May 3, 2017
C onfirmands arrive at 6:30PM to meet with Bishop Lee! Coffee will be provided for parents & family attending. We will have 12 Confirmands and 4 Confirmation Mentors participating from Christ Church. Reception follows. 

Confirmands will be recognized during the Children and Youth Service at 9:30 Sunday, May 14.
Calling All Acolytes!
May 14 will be Acolyte Recognition during the 9:30 service. Please attend so that you can receive your "level up" on your acolyte cross and plan to stay for 20 minutes afterward so that we can take some team pictures!
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.

Car Question 
"Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." -Thomas Edison
Share a time you worked hard at something and achieved a goal. How did you feel?
Save the Date
  • April 28: Progressive Dinner - Tomorrow - 6:00PM
  • May 3: Confirmation - Wednesday - 7:30PM
  • May 14: Children & Youth Service and Acolyte, Confirmand and Graduate recognition and reception - 9:30AM
  • 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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Christ Church Episcopal
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784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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Tel:  (847) 446-2850
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