October 17, 2019   
This Week at Christ Church 
Invite, Welcome, Connect Seminar    
Saturday, October 26 from 9AM-3PM
Join us on Saturday, October 26 from 9-3 at the Church on the Hill to learn more about Invite, Welcome, Connect. This program was developed to help Episcopal Churches utilize tools to help Churches grow numerically and spiritually. Our facilitator, Mary M ac Gregor, from Houston and the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, will spend the day showing us how to make Christ Church more "sticky" for people who visit us.  High school youth are invited to participate in this great leadership training opportunity, as well!  Lunch will be provided as will childcare if requested.
Mary spent her ministry on the Bishop's staff heading up Congregational Development. Since retiring, she has traveled the country meeting with Episcopal Churches to help them develop the skills to be more hospitable to visitors by training existing members in the areas of invitation, welcome, and connection. We had ten people attend this seminar at the Cathedral in June and afterwards, everyone agreed we should bring Mary here to introduce this to our parishioners.  
You can register for the day, which includes lunch, here.  
SAVE the DATE !!       

The Annual Campaign for Christ Church Dinner
Please mark your calendars for the Annual Campaign for Christ Church Dinner on Tuesday, October 29 from 6-9PM. If you haven't already received your electronic invitation, please let us know so we can add you to our email database.  You can also RSVP here.

Our Keynote speaker will be the Bishop of Chicago, the Right Reverend Jeffrey Lee.  With his retirement next August, this will be his last keynote address for this event as Bishop. 
Christ Church Estate Sale
We're at it again! Rummage is executing another Estate Sale

50% of all proceeds will be donated to Rummage for distribution to those in need. Come shop the excellent selection of  china, holiday decorations, kitchenware, art, furniture, garden supplies, toys, sporting goods and more!  Cash only. All items must be removed the day of purchase. Shoppers are responsible for moving their own purchases. No early birds please. For questions, please email Annie Adams .  

When? Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19 from 9AM-2PM
All Saints - Remember Your Loved Ones 
Join us at 9:30AM on November 3 when we will feature some beautiful choral works accompanied by oboe, trumpets, and organ. You are invited to support our music program by offering a gift as a memorial or in thanksgiving. Your text will be listed in our All Saints Sunday bulletin, November 3.

After submitting the form or entering
Send a check with "All Saints Music" written on the memo line to the parish office before Monday, October 28.  
Thank you for supporting our Music Program, and especially our festival music on All Saints Sunday, November 3. - Richard Clemmitt
On All Saints Sunday, We Read the Names of the Faithfully Departed
We pray for all that have died, that they may have a place in God's eternal kingdom.  Please list the names of those you wish prayed for on November 3.

At the 8:00AM service we will read the names of those who have been buried at Christ Church since All Saints Day 2018.
At the 9:30AM service we will read the entire necrology (fancy name for this list) as a group. Each parishioner will be given a list which we will read at the same time. We call it "Pentecost" style.
At the 5:30PM Evensong we will read each name individually. This service is followed by a parish-wide dinner.

New Trier Township Food Pantry
On All Saints Sunday, we will also be collecting items and cash donations for the New Trier Township Food Pantry which serves those who are food insecure in New Trier Township.  We are focusing our November donation on the following items most needed by the Pantry at this time:
  • Paper Goods (Kleenex, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper)
  • Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, and Baggies
  • Diapers (Smaller Sizes)
  • Baking Goods (Muffins, Cake Mixes, Brownies)  
Please bring your items or donations to the Prevost Cloister following both services on Sunday, November 3.  Thank you for your generosity to our neighbors who are struggling!
Christmas Wreath Sale  
Our Youth Choir once again is sponsoring a wreath sale to help support its tour fund.

Our choristers will be traveling to Nashville this February to sing at St. George's Church and Christ Church Cathedral.
The wreaths must be ordered, with payment, by Friday, November 1.
They will be available for pick-up on the patio at the Church on the Hill on Sunday, November 24 (or later, if you prefer to make your pick-up after that date).

Order using this form: Christmas Wreath Sale 2019. You can deliver or mail this sheet together with your check payable to "Christ Church" (memo: Wreaths), to the church office by Friday, November 1. The address to use for mailing your check is: Christ Church, Christmas Wreath Sale, 470 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL 60093.
An Evening with C.S. Lewis          

C.S. Lewis, a Christian writer from the 1940's-60's, is a widely appreciated author on the subject of Christianity.  Though many of his books are over 70 years old, most are still in print.  Fifteen of us are studying his
Screwtape Letters Fridays at Holy Caffeine from 8:30-9:30AM in the Lea Room.
David Payne portrays Lewis and captures the essence of the man and his path from atheism to Christianity in a fascinating show spanning the adult years of his life and featuring his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien.      
A group of Christ Church parishioners is planning to attend the showing on Saturday, November 2 at 8PM at the Broadway Theatre downtown.  Come join us!!  Get your tickets on your own at broadwayinchicago.com and email christopher@christchurchwinnetka.org if you would like to get together for dinner as a group beforehand.  
Youth & Children's News  
Calling All Families With Young Goblins and Ghosts!
Please join us for a spook-tacular Halloween Potluck Dinner, Sunday October 27, 4:00-6:00PM in the McClain Room at the church, 784 Sheridan Road. 
Come if you dare - with a dish to share!
(A-I: Entree, J-R: Side Dish, and  S-Z: Dessert)
Costumes encouraged, but not required. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Lea or Catherine James.
Kids Connection 
This is our monthly program for all 3rd and 4th graders to get together and connect with their faith and each other. The next Kids Connection is Sunday, October 20, 4:00-4:50PM. We will continue to celebrate the church season of Ordinary Time and the joys of everyday life. We will decorate a cookie haunted house and have an indoor scavenger hunt. Then we'll go to our brand new Game Room!
Future Kids Connection dates are Nov. 17, Mar. 15, Apr. 19 and May 17. We meet in the Children's Chapel Room at the church, 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka. Children's Chapel is located on the Nursery level in the back left corner of the hall. Please RSVP to Melissa Durbin + Director of Children's Ministries.
8th Grade Confirmation Gathering

Our next large group meeting for all 8th graders in Confirmation is on Monday, October 28 from 6-7:30PM. We will explore one unique and important aspect of being Episcopalian: The Book of Common Prayer (BCP). We will hear from Christopher, play games, and do activities to learn about the BCP. Dinner will be provided. If you are a parent that can help serve dinner or contribute a dessert, please let us know. RSVP regrets only to megan@christchurchwinnetka.org .
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Saturday, October 26  
We Need Cooks, Servers, & Shoppers
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 150-175 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.
Questions? Contact Jenny Smith or Suzie Peregrine for more information and/or to volunteer.
Most volunteers leave the kitchen with the sense that they have personally gained more than they have given. Come see for yourself.   
 Please Click HERE to Sign Up  
This Week at Christ Church

Thursday, October 17 Start Time End Time Location
Family Promise
Rummage Drop off Closed
Womens Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Youth Leadership Committee Meeting 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Lea Room, 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Choir Room
Friday, October 18
Family Promise
Rummage Drop off Closed
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, October 19
Family Promise
Rummage Drop off Closed
Sunday, October 20
Rummage Drop off Closed
Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM
Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Kids Connection 3rd-4th Grade 4:00 PM 5:00 PM Church on the Hill
Monday, October 21
Rummage Drop off Closed
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Guild Room
Tuesday, October 22
Rummage Drop off Closed
Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
Book Group  1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Wednesday, October 23
Rummage Drop off Closed
Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Club 56 (5th-6th Grade Class) 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Church on the Hill
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade  7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, October 25
Rummage Drop off Closed
Womens Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Choir Room
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 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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