August 30, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Last Park Service of the Summer

8:00AM Holy Eucharist at
Church On the Hill   
9:30AM Summer Worship at
Maple Street Park
If the weather turns bad, the 9:30AM service will occur at the Church on the Hill 784 Sheridan Rd.  Just look for our signs  
in front of the church and at the entrance to the park.     
Office Closed on Labor Day
Parish News
New Trier Township Food Pantry - This Sunday
This is our final summer collection as we will return to our regular program-year collection of goods in October.
  • Donate cash to the pantry jar during the service at Maple Street Park so the Pantry staff have reserves to buy what they need when the shelves get low.
  • Bring produce from your garden to Church at the Park. If your garden bounty is more than you can eat, share some produce with those in need!  (Please wash the produce and place root vegetables in re-sealable plastic bags once dry at the request of the Pantry)
Remember, you can also drop off excess garden bounty any time Monday through Wednesday at the New Trier Township Food Pantry, 739 Elm Street, Winnetka (again, please wash the produce and place root vegetables in re-sealable plastic bags once dry). Thank you as always for helping support the ~100 families the Pantry serves each week!
Welcome Back Leslie Hunter
Sunday, September 9  
The Reverend Leslie Hunter, Chaplain at Holy Family School, will be with us on Sunday, September 9th to preach at both the 8 & 9:30 services. Leslie has been here frequently in the last few years both preaching and speaking at our Annual Campaign dinner. His combination of original poetry, storytelling, and insight into the Gospel make him a remarkable witness and teacher.
Welcome Back Brunch - Sunday, September 9 
Following the 9:30AM Service
Following the September 9, 9:30AM service, our first back in the sanctuary, join other parishioners as we bring local farmers market seasonal produce to our church table with a return to simplicity and earth mindfulness. We will refrain from disposables and will compost our leftovers. We will be generous and green. Join us to share a meal and stay on to visit. See you on the patio!

Please consider bringing a plate of cookies, brownies or cupcakes to share and email Darlene to let her know what you're bringing at
Taizé Service on Sunday, September 9
If you are in need of an hour of quiet prayer and meditation, please join us for a time of grace and peace.  This candlelit, contemplative service will include readings, prayers,  and silence interspersed with tuneful chants accompanied by oboe and keyboard. The nursery will be open.
Christ Church offers Taizé worship on the  
second Sunday of every month at 5:30PM 
Christ Church Annual Tent Party
Please mark your calendars!  
Friday, September 21,6:30PM
Buffet Dinner (with whole hog roast), Raffle, Auction
Official invite coming soon!
Rummage Donations
General Donation Doors are open through September 9 
As KC & The Sunshine Band says, "Keep It Coming Love!"

We are still accepting donations for all Departments EXCEPT FURNITURE.  Complimentary pickups are on hold until November 20.  To reserve a spot, please email a photo  of your items to .
We cannot accept donations between September 10 and October 28!  
Doors reopen on October 29 
We invite you to Shop With Purpose on October 4 between 7:00AM and 3:00PM.  
Weekly Groups 
Friends in Faith
The Friends in Faith discussion group will resume meeting on Monday, September 10, from 10:30-11:30AM in the Lea Room at the Church House. Each Monday we begin our time together by praying for the people on the church prayer list. We then share in ten minutes of silent meditation followed by lively conversation of a spiritual nature based on a different topic each week. Feel free to join us each week or just once in a while when your schedule allows. 

Contact Elizabeth Clemmitt with any questions at
Book Group
Our first fall meeting will be Tuesday, September 11 at 1:00PM in the McClain Room. We are currently deciding on our first book and will announce it next week. We are always happy to welcome new members so please think about joining us! Any questions, contact Melissa,
Centering Prayer
The Centering Prayer group will resume meeting on Tuesdays starting September 4, from 2:00-3:00 in the Lea Room of the Church House. Centering Prayer is a Christian method of silent meditation which deepens our experience of God's presence within us and around us and also helps alleviate stress and focus the mind. Please join us for twenty minutes of peaceful meditation followed by discussion and readings about Centering Prayer. Feel free to come occasionally or come every week. 

Contact Elizabeth Clemmitt with any questions at

Visitors and newcomers are warmly welcome.
Youth & Children's News 
CCD: Coffee, Christ, and Donuts   
Calling all high schoolers! First Wednesday of every month, starting September 5, 7:15AM at the DeBlasio home at   480 Elder Lane,Winnetka.  

We talk, laugh, and eat homemade pancakes - what could be a better way to start your day? New Trier is just a short walk away!
Questions? Contact Megan Miller: 917-930-7620.
Church School Classes September 9
Welcome back, children and youth of Christ Church! Classes start for ages 3 through 2nd grade September 9 at 9:30. Children re-join their parents at the Peace. No classes after the service on September 9 due to the Welcome Back Brunch.  Classes for our older children, 3rd grade through teens, start on September 16, after the 9:30 service.  We can't wait to see everyone!

7th & 8th Graders
Attention all 7th and 8th graders and their parents and mentors! We will be having a large group gathering to start this year's Confirmation program on  Sunday, September 9 from 4:15-5:15PM. We are excited to see you there. Food will be provided! the whole group is encouraged to join us for Taize following the meeting at 5:30PM. 
The confirmation program more 
Acolyte: Sign-up & Party!
The Sign-Up Genius for Acolyting September 9 through November 11 is available! We still need a crucifer on September 9 and a crucifer and book/plate carrier for September 16 and 23!   Please sign-up HERE.
Experienced, new, and returning acolytes:  
Please come to our Acolyte Kick-off Party on Sunday, September 23 at 4PM at the Church on the Hill! We will:
  • recognize the "levels" of and award ribbons to current acolytes.
  • train or provide a refresher to new and returning acolytes.
  • eat pizza and have fun!
In addition to helping serve on the altar, acolytes earn increasing levels of achievement, displayed in their crosses and ribbons. If you are interested or plan to attend the party on September 23rd, please contact  Megan Miller at or 917-930-7620. 
Youth Making Ornaments
On Sunday, September 16 at 10:40AM, 7th - 12th graders will create ornaments to sell to raise funds for the Christmas Angels program. This will be the first youth service event of the year! Please join us and bring a friend!

Questions? Contact Megan Miller at or 917-930-7620. 
Playgroup on the Patio - Wednesday  
We have had a wonderful summer at playgroup! Children and their parents or caregivers met every Wednesday morning this summer. We will be meeting in the McClain Room and the adjoining patio from 9:30-11:00 for some fun playtime. We will have lots of toys, a simple snack, and coffee for the grown-ups!  Friends are welcome. Questions? Contact Melissa Durbin, or   Patty Lea.
Yes, we will be continuing into the fall! 
Attention Church School Parents
Now is the time to register children and youth for Church School and family events this coming fall. Here are 3 reasons why:
1. To update our information on allergies and special needs/requests.
2. To get accurate classroom numbers so we can plan accordingly.
3. Because we are super excited to have your children at Christ Church and we can't wait to see who's coming!
This is for all children and youth from the Nursery through 12th grade. Any questions, please contact:
  • Melissa Durbin + Director of Children's Ministries + (847) 309-5834
  • Megan Miller + Director of Youth Ministries + (917) 930-7620
Keeping God's People Safe,
Saturday, September 29, 9-11AM
Christ Church will be conducting a training session for Keeping God's People Safe, the Episcopal program to prevent child and youth sexual abuse. This is for anyone holding a leadership position in our children's and youth ministries, as well as Christ Church staff. If you will be in one of these positions in the upcoming year, and you were trained more than five years ago, or are new to this kind of position and have not yet been trained, we will be contacting you to sign you up for the training.
Parishioners from other nearby churches will be attending as well. We will meet in the McClain Room.
Any questions, please contact Melissa Durbin, or Megan Miller, Thank you!
Opportunities to Help   
A Just Harvest - Needs Your Help 

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."

If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
Save the Date
Men's Lunch Group - Wednesday, September 19 - 12:30PM
Flyover - Wednesday, September 22 - 8:00AM-2:30PM
Flyover, Part II - Thursday, September 23 - 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Stan Grace - Memorial Service is Wednesday, September 26 at 10AM.   
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 

Sunday Bulletin Announcements - Deadline is Tuesday at Noon
To have information listed in Sunday's Bulletin, send to Charlotte McGee

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