September 27, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Financial Update

After next Sunday's 9:30AM service Dan George, our Treasurer, will bring everyone up to date on the parish's current financial status YTD. Please get some coffee in the Prevost Cloister and join us in the choir stalls.
Parish News

We Always Need Many Volunteers! 
New to Rummage? Looking to get more involved? Volunteer 10 or more hours between now and October 2 and work a shift on Sale Day, and we'll grant you early shopping access during the Pre Sale on October 3. To explore how you can help,   click HERE.  
Questions?  Please email me at
Can I Get An Amen! 
Blue Light Special in Aisle Four 
Shop in Men's - October 3 - 6:00-7:30PM
Special Pre-Sale in the Rummage Men's Department will be running an evening Pre-Sale session on Wed., October 3 from 6:00-7:30PM. On the corner of Maple & Cherry. We believe there are parishioners whose work commitments prevent them from making it to the sale itself but would benefit from the excellent merchandise we have on hand. Come check out our suits, outer wear, and top designer labels. See what has your name on it in our boutique. Pre-Sale pricing will be in effect; there will be a 25% surcharge on all items.
  October Collection for NT Food Pantry 
Our next Pantry Collection October 7, Sunday!!  We want to start this year off with a bang, so we encourage every family to contribute to the Pantry this month, either by bringing something or by purchasing items with cash at church that day. This month we are collecting: soups, chili, and crackers. Please bring your items to the Prevost Cloister on Sunday, October 7 and help us support the New Trier Township Food Pantry as they serve hundreds of our neighbors each month! 
Sunday, October 7 - 9:30AM
On Sunday, October 7, we will commemorate the feast of Saint Francis with a blessing of the animals at the 9:30AM service!  
All animals are welcome (Bring your humans too!) to sit with their families at this worship service. Owners, please keep dogs leashed and other animals caged as appropriate.  A section of pews will be designated as a pet-free zone. The 8:00AM  service that day will be pet-free.  
Those who have lost a pet in the past year are invited to bring a favorite photo or memento to the service. 
Christ Church Creative Dance 
Why should your kids have all the fun? Here's YOUR chance to dance!
Come join us for a fun, non-competitive dance class right here at Christ Church. While your kids are at choir or sports or some other activity, you can get your groove on with other adults in the community. Class will be held on Mondays, 4:45-5:45, October 8-Nov. 26.
We are ALL dancers - no experience required! Open to the community, so bring a friend!
Click HERE for more information and to register and pay for the class. Any questions, contact Amanda at or Melissa Durbin at

Christ Church Fall Harvest Dinner 
Please mark your calendars for the annual Christ Church Fall Harvest Dinner on Tuesday, October 16.
Details to Come! Check your emails for your invite!

A Just Harvest's 15th Annual Awards Dinner 
Wednesday, October 10 - 6:00PM

A Just Harvest, where Christ Church serves dinner twice a month, is having their annual awards dinner at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Avenue in Chicago. To purchase tickets go to their web site or call 773-262-2297.   
Click HERE for more information. 
Family Promise Chicago North Shore
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Family Promise is one of our all-parish outreach efforts and we look forward to hosting again on October 21-28 which is National Family Promise Week! For now we want to invite you to come to the kickoff event on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 3-5:00PM at Temple Jeremiah in Northfield. Family Promise proudly presents the award winning Acts of Kindness Cabaret in their hit show "A Little Help from My Friends." Go to their website to purchase tickets:   Click HERE for tickets.
The New Trier Multifaith Alliance Seeks Representatives  
This group (formerly The Winnetka Interfaith Council) met on September 17 to discuss plans for the Thanksgiving Service which will be held at Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity. The choir is composed of the members from all 12 of the faith communities, including Christ Church, which has been a long-time participant.
The Board Members announced they presently request that each faith community select two (2) additional representatives to join the NTMA. The Alliance meets four times a year from 7:00-8:30PM. The meeting are held at one of the faith communities.
Youth & Children's News 
 Peer Ministry/Recognize - NEW!
All 7th-12th graders are welcome to join us after worship on Sundays in the youth room (previously referred to as Peer Ministry or Recognize). We promise to have donuts and a fun activity in a comfortable environment. 
Coffee, Christ and Donuts
First Wednesday of every month at 7:15AM
Next CCD: October 3
480 Elder Lane, Winnetka, IL 60093
 Youth Ministry Brunch & Brainstorm
Please join us on Sunday, October 7 at 10:45AM in the McClain Room to eat and discuss everything youth ministry related. Youth, their parents, supportive adults, and families with rising youth are invited. (Pets are welcome, too!) If you are able to bring bagels, donuts, cream cheese, fruit, or juice, please let Megan Miller know: 
New Youth Events: Note Card Making & Selling for Christmas Angels
This year the youth will make and sell note cards to raise funds for Christmas Angels. Please help us create the cards at 10:40AM on Sunday, October 14 and 21. Then, help us sell the cards after worship on Sunday, November 4! 
Playgroup on the Patio - Wednesdays  
Children and their parents or caregivers meet every Wednesday morning in the McClain Room and the adjoining patio from 9:30-11:00 for some fun playtime. We have lots of toys, a simple snack, and coffee for the grown-ups!  Friends are welcome. Questions? Contact Melissa Durbin, or   Patty Lea.
Opportunities to Help   
A Just Harvest - Needs Your Help 

October 9, 2018 - Tue. 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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
Taizé - Sunday, October 14 at 5:30PM
Hosting Family Promise - October 21-28
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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