February 2, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church 
Faith & Practice 
How Should the Church Respond to Current Events in America?  
Please join us at 10:45AM on Sunday morning in the church for Faith & Practice.  We'll devote that time to having a conversation with each other about current events.  Share your thoughts with the clergy and each other as we move into our future as a parish and a country.
No 6PM Compline this Sunday  
Food Pantry First 
Thank you to everyone who contributed last month! This coming Sunday we will c ollect salad dressings, condiments, and cooking oils. We also gladly accept cash donations which will be used to purchase fresh produce.
Parish News
Super Bowl Party! Sunda y, February 5, 5:0 0PM  
The Youth Ministry Team led by Frances DeBlasio invites you and yours to a Super Bowl party at the DeBlasio home. Please bring a snack to share. We'll have games and great food for those less inclined to watch football, and a variety of crafts and service projects. All ages welcome; if possible, please RSVP to Leah Romanelli so we can get a general head count (if you won't know until the last minute-just show up!)
Our Women's Retreat will be February 10-11 at Techny Towers. Our theme is discernment and how to best navigate our lives in changing times.
We will gather at 5PM on Friday, with closing liturgy ending by 3PM Saturday. All private rooms and baths, $125 includes room and all meals, and scholarships are available. Our Retreat Leader is Deacon Heath Missner. For more info link here.
4 spaces still available, so register soon!
Please bring a new (or gently used) teddy bear to church on Sunday, February 12. 
Teddy bears will be blessed at all three services - 8:00AM, 9:30AM and 6:00PM - after which, they will be donated to the Department of Children and Family Services. Your donated teddy bears will serve as gifts for abused or displaced children.

If you do not have a teddy bear to donate you can buy your teddy bears at Christ Church! Bears are between $5-25.

Save the Date
  • February 9: Sunrise Center Worship 11:15AM
  • February 18: 6:00-8:00PM Escape Chambers (7th-12th grade)
  • February 25: 4:30-8:00PM Inspiration Cafe (high school)
  • February 28: Pancake Supper
  • March 12-19: Family Promise
  • April 28: Progressive Dinner
Youth & Children's News
Sunday morning faith formation for grades seven-twelve

All youth are strongly encouraged to participate in Faith & Practice this Sunday and sit with their parents or Leah Romanelli. We will be discussing how should the church respond to current events in America? Your thoughts are important and should be included in the discussion, so please participate!
Youth Mission Trip 2017 - July 9-17
All rising 7th-12th grade students are invited to participate in this year's mission experience. Young adults age of 18-20 are also welcome as youth trip leaders. Learn more... 
Car Question 
If you could, in retrospect, add one thing to your childhood, what would it be?
Opportunities to Serve 
 Exciting News From Grace House
Residents of Grace House will be featured on Channel 32 (FOX) News in a story by Larry Yellen on Wednesday, February 8 at 9:00PM and on Thursday, February 9 at 8:15AM.
The women courageously share their journey from incarceration through the transformative support they are receiving now at Grace House. Our parishioner Erwin Mayer, St. Leonard's Ministries Executive Director, and Holly Christian, Program Director, are also interviewed to offer insights.
Please tune in to hear the stories of the women we support with our prayers and mentoring ministry!
A Just Harvest Community Kitchen - Tuesday, February 14 
We still need 4 pans of chili & rice
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith. 
Ways to Give
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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:
Thank You
If you have items to include in our Weekly News or on the website, please submit them to Rena Kowalski by  Tuesday at noon. Thank you!

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Worship: Church on the Hill
784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, IL

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