October 12, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice  
Come learn more about the powerful work of St. Leonard's Ministries, in a conversation led by Christ Church parishioners Erwin Mayer and Carmen Wilcox. Christ Church's relationship with St. Leonard's and Grace House is deep and rich; could there be a role for you?  
St. Leonard's Ministries empowers formerly incarcerated men and women to overcome traumas endured both inside and out of prison, and address barriers to health, housing, and employment. With the support of holistic services including housing, mental and physical health care, education, employment and life skills training, our program participants achieve successful re-entry and work to improve critical areas of their lives. St. Leonard's serves 400+ men and women from across Chicago each year through five key programs: St. Leonard's House and Grace House (men's and women's emergency housing), St. Andrew's Court and Harvest Commons (permanent supportive housing), and the Barlow Center for Education and Employment.
Compline Service 5:30PM  
Parish News
 Saturday, October 14 ~ 9 - 11AM
Used Book Sale: Such Treasures! We had so many great  
books left after the sale we wanted everyone to take another look!   
Cash Only
Please join as we celebrate
Christ Church's Past, Present & Future at the
Annual Campaign Dinner
Tuesday, October 17 6:30-9:30PM
The Great Hall, 470 Maple Street, Winnetka
To RSVP and reserve complimentary childcare contact the office 847-446-2850 or 
'Sunrise' Eucharist - Thurs., Oct. 12 - 11:15AM
We offer a monthly Communion Service (second Thursday of every month) for the families and residents of Sunrise Memory Care in Wilmette. Led at 11:15AM by Rod Quainton with support from choir members.  
Wine & Cheese Party at the Rectory
Friday, October 27
Are you new to Christ Church, or still feeling a bit new? Then please join us for wine and cheese at the Rectory Friday, Oct. 27, 6:00-8:00PM, hosted by our Welcoming Ministry. We'd love to get to know you a little better! RSVP to Mary Downie at mary.downie@gmail.com. The Rectory is at 458 Maple Street, just south of the Parish Hall and church offices.
Opportunities to Serve
It's Time to Sign Up as a Family Promise Volunteer October 22-29
Christ Church is getting ready to host a new group of transitionally homeless families in Church House the week of October 22-29 - and we need lots of help!
This has has become one of Christ Church's most important outreach ministries. By providing these families a safe place to sleep, healthy meals, hospitality and fellowship, we play a critical role in keeping them out of shelters while they work with Family Promise to create a pathway to permanent self-sufficiency and stability.
We need volunteers of all ages to help with:
  • Setup and Cleanup
  • Evening Meals
  • Evening Activities
  • Overnight Hosting
  • Fellowship and Hospitality
If you have questions, please email Elizabeth Parkinson at e3parkinson@gmail.com or Julie Flood at jwflood@att.net.

Grace House Residents Perform "The Power of Grace!" 
You are invited to attend the Opening Night of "The Power of Grace!" November 1 at 7PM at the Church on the Hill. A reception will follow the
In conjunction with Stillpoint Theatre Collective, the women of Grace House have created a powerful and compelling theatrical experience - "The Power of Grace!"
Told in poetry, rap and chorus, "The Power of Grace!" tells of their lives and struggles, and the transformation they have experienced leaving the prison system.
Grace House, a program of St. Leonard's Ministries, is an important ministry of Christ Church and our Mentoring Group, led by Carmen Wilcox and Nadia Stefko.
This is an adult/late teen production and is not suitable for children. While the production is not overly coarse, some of the language and situations described are intended for mature audiences.
To order tickets, go to brownpapertickets.com, (800-838-3006) or order tickets for "will call" the night of the performance by contacting Carmen Wilcox, carmenwilcoxconcierge@gmail.com, or 847-471-3501. Tickets are $10 each and $25 for a family.
If you are unable to attend and wish to make a donation, please send a check made payable to Christ Church and mark "Grace House" on the memo line.
Youth & Children's News  

Youth Save the Date
Oct. 21, 3:00PM Inspiration Café Lori Burck & Frances DeBlasio 
Oct. 22, 3:00PM  Holy Improv with Second City
Alison Walker & Jim McGee
Oct. 28, 4:00 - 7:00PM  Confirmation group at A Just Harvest 
Save the Date

Oct 28, Sat. - Shirley Petry, Memorial Service - 2PM  
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:
Lay Chaplains: Bringing the Warmth of 
Christ Church to You
Trained parishioners visit those who are homebound, ill, or facing a time of grief or crisis. Lay Chaplains provide companionship and support, and may pray with you, or share communion (from the reserved sacrament) if desired. The chaplains serve under the training and leadership of our clergy. To request a visit, just call the office or contact Nadia 773-387-9128 or nadia@christchurchwinnetka.org.

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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