November 16, 2017
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Come learn about our new Peer Ministry program for our 7-12th graders at Faith & Practice. Here's what   Chad Senuta, Associate for Youth and Campus Ministry, from the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, has to say about it:  
"What I love about Peer Ministry is that it's so much more than just a resource or curriculum.  Peer Ministry produces leaders that embody the Good Samaritan story and follow Jesus' example of ministering to those in need every day, everywhere, and in every relationship."
Diane Krieman, Laura Sniader, and Emily Baillos will share more about the program and lead you through a few exercises to help experience the learning firsthand. Jen Baker is also on the Adult team.
2018 Annual Giving
Currently we have 126 families pledging $676,000. We are 61% of the way to our goal of $1.1 million for 2018.   
If you would like to print out a pledge form click Pledge Form 2018.pdf or pledge online. Thank you for your continued support of the mission of Christ Church. 
Tis The Season
Give Christmas Joy to Families in Need
The Christ Church Christmas Angels Program provides gifts, food, basic necessities -- and evidence of God's love in the world -- to families and individuals all over Chicago.  
We still have over 45 families to adopt!! 
You may select your family after this Sunday's services or 
We still need  funds to cover the cost of gifts for senior citizens,
Episcopal Agency residents and New Trier families.
Click here to donate funds.
Contact Julie Flood at 847-903-2390 or
Wrapping Workshops Start This Weekend
Be an Angel~We Need YOU!!
  • Saturday, 11/18 10am-2pm
  • Monday, 11/20 6-8pm
  • Tuesday, 12/5 5-7pm
  • Saturday, 12/9 10am-2pm
We will be wrapping presents in the Great Hall, 470 Maple, Winnetka for Christmas Angels. Children are welcome to attend with your supervision. 
Elizabeth Parkinson   847-910-8932
Margaret Lamason 847-997-3325
Feed My Starving Children - Dec. 9 - Sat. - 9:00-11:00AM
We still need 27 volunteers!!!
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 40 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
It's a rewarding and satisfying experience that will leave you wit h a sense of peace and gratitude - give it a try! We encourage all pari shioners - young and old - to get involved in this worthwhile and meaningful outreach.   
We need Two Cooks and a Salad Provider for November 25  
 Click here to SIGN UP ON Sign Up Genius to volunteer.  
Parish News
Thursday Evening Advent Programs
Sunday Worship in the Episcopal Church: How We Got Here  
6:15PM - Compline in Church
6:30PM - Supper
7:00PM - Program
7:45PM - Dismissal (in time for 8:00PM Choir Practice)
November 30 - Richard Clemmitt

Why We Sing What We Sing When We Sing
Richard will take us through the beginnings of liturgical music from before the time of Jesus through the modern day. Learn what we have adapted from the Temple in Jerusalem to the place of Gregorian Chant to ancient and modern Hymnody. It's no accident that we sing the hymns we do.

Christmas Pageant Sign-Up!
All children and youth are invited to join us for our Christmas Pageant, "The Nativity of Christ," to be performed Dec. 17 at the 9:30 service. Our beautiful and low-stress pageant requires no memorizing of lines, only one rehearsal for the older children, and no rehearsal at all for ages three through 2nd grade. We have roles to suit everyone: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angels, shepherds, sheep, and friendly beasts. Plus narrators, scene directors, and behind the scenes helpers. Costumes provided. Please sign up on our website or send an email with requested roles to
Ordination to the Diaconate
Saturday, December 16, 2017 , 11:00AM
Attached please find the invitation to the ordination to the diaconate.  I remain humbled by the formation and support I receive from this congregation. Please join me on the 16th as you have all along my path to ordination.
Thank you very kindly,
Shay Craig
Vestry Nominating Committee Receiving Names-Deadline is Dec. 1
Our parish by-laws require the Rector to appoint a committee of four retiring Vestry members and at least five other parish members to the parish Nominating Committee. They are to nominate a slate of four people for an upcoming Vestry term of three years each. This year we have an additional nomination to fill a one year unexpired term.  In addition, we need to nominate a Junior Warden for a term of one year to be followed by a year as Senior Warden.  If you have a nomination to make, please send that parish member's name to Office Manager Charlotte McGee.  Nominees must be 16 or older. Parish nominations close   Friday, December 1. The committee meets on Sunday, December 3.  

Wrap & Roll Caroling Party

December 10 - 4:00-7:30

It's (almost) that time of year! Mark your calendars and call your family and friends-the caroling party is around the corner. Thrown by the youth and parents of our congregation, we will wrap presents for the homeless, eat dinner (and Christmas cookies!) together, sing carols, and get a visit from Christopher-I mean St. Nicholas! It's a great time to celebrate with your church family and introduce your friends and relatives to our church community. There's a recommended donation of $15/person and $30 total per family, but no need to RSVP. The more the merrier, so save the date!
Youth & Children's News  

For 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. 
Calling all Christ Church Youth!  
Our Youth Ministry team is hosting our annual Elves off the Shelves baking event Saturday, December 2, 1:00- 3:00PM, at the home of the Walkers, 859 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka. We are baking Christmas cookies to send to our college students. Bring your friends too!
Families of college students, please send your student's address so they can receive a package of Christmas cookies in time for finals! Send to
Save the Date

Nov. 23 - Thurs. - No Bible Study 
Nov. 23 - Thurs. - Thanksgiving Service - 10:00AM
Nov. 24 - Fri. - No Holy Caffeine 
Nov. 30, 12/7, & 12/14 - Thurs. - Advent Program and Supper Series
Dec. 15 - Fri. - Christmas Open House at the Rectory 4-8:00PM  
Christmas Eve - Sunday - 12/24 Services
10:00AM - The Fourth Sunday in Advent
3:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Carols - Nursery is open
8:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Choir (Carols begin at 7:30PM)
11:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Choir (Carols begin at 10:30PM)
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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