January 10, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Getting Connected at Christ Church
During Faith & Practice this Sunday, we will explore the many ways to get connected at Christ Church.  We'll hear from folks who went through the process of being new and are now involved in parish life in a variety of ways.
Parish News
The Annual Campaign for Christ Church

Currently we have 223 families pledging $1,125,000 .  
We are at 95% of our pledge goal of $1,190,000 for 2019. 
If you would like to print out a pledge form click Pledge Form 2019.pdf or pledge online. Thank you for your continued support of the mission of Christ Church.    
Taizé Service 5:30PM - This Sunday January 13
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 violin. We'll be holding Taizé services this season on the following second Sundays of the month at 5:30PM: January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12. Childcare is provided.

We'll be holding Evensong services this season on the following Sundays at 5:30PM: March 17 (in honor of St. Patrick). Our choir also will be participating in a beautiful festival Evensong at St. Luke's in Evanston on Sunday, January 27 at 4:00PM. We'll be singing together with the St. Luke's Choir.
Christ Church Creative Dance
Our winter session is starting Monday, January 14!     
Come join us for a fun, non-competitive dance class right here at Christ Church. This session, we will be learning folk dances from different countries! Some folk dances require lines and formations, so it will be more fun if we have a good number of participants. Interested dancers, please ask a friend to come too!  Class will be held on Mondays, 4:45-5:45, January 14-March 18, in the Guild Room at 470 Maple Street.  
Click HERE for more information and to register and pay for the class. Any questions, contact Amanda at abmacd53@gmail.com  or Melissa Durbin at melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.

3 Unique Ways You Can Help Our Rummage Ministry
  1. 95th Anniversary Task Force Team: It's a special year for us as 2019 marks a milestone for Rummage -- Year Number 95! So, we're rolling up our sleeves a little earlier than usual this year and are looking for volunteers to help us brainstorm and execute ideas designed to celebrate what's hands down, one of the best Sales on the North Shore! Please email Rummage Director, Annie Adams at rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org if you would like to be a part of the 95th Anniversary Task Force Team.
  3. Turn That Brown Upside Down: We're also adding a new Rummage capability to the mix -- furniture rehab!  Dubbed the Turn That Brown Upside Down!  initiative, the goal is to overhaul a handful of less attractive pieces and sell them for a higher markup during the Fall Sale.  Think paint, lacquer, and new hardware.  If you have a special interest in furniture, are skilled with a paint brush or wallpaper, or simple want to be a part of this new initiative, please email Annie -- rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org
  5. Rummage is expanding its Publicity Team! If you are interested in helping us spread the Good News of Rummage, don't think twice, please email Annie  --rummage@christchurchwinnetka.org
The Rummage Treasures Department is having an inventory clearance sale on Saturday, February 2 from 1 - 3PM
The Department is located in the Parish House, just off the Great Hall.  This is one sale you don't want to miss!

Photo Gallery

Click on the picture to view the gallery.    
Our Magi this year were Mason Werner, Abraham Ruiz and Grace Rempel.
Annual Meeting - Sunday, January 27, 2019
Our Annual Meeting will be after the 9:30am service on Sunday, Jan. 27. Please join us in the Sanctuary. The meeting will be followed by a parish-wide brunch in the McClain Room.
Youth & Children's News 
Invitation for Families with Young Children
Christ Church families with children ages 0-8, you are invited to a casual, post-holiday family gathering this Saturday, January 12, 4:00-6:00 in the McClain Room with supper for all and toys and activities for the children. Christopher will be there to speak with the group.
Whether you are brand new to the church or have been here for a while, please join us so we can all meet each other and have some fun!
RSVP to Catherine James, catherine.james64@me.com or Patty Lea, patty22brown@yahoo.com.  Hope you can make it!
 Youth GlowGolf Excursion
This Saturday, January 12 from 3-6PM, all 7th - 12th grade youth and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun at GlowGolf  in Vernon Hills. We will play glow-in-the-dark mini golf and laser tag and eat pizza from Rosati's. Meet in the parking lot of the Parish House at 470 Maple Street at 2:45PM. If you are able to join us as a driver and/or adult chaperone, please let Megan Miller know. The suggested donation is $15 per youth. Please bring a friend and/or family members!  
Sign-Up to Acolyte: January - March, 2019
The acolyte schedule for the next few months has now been posted. Please email megan@christchurchwinnetka.org the dates that work for your family. You may also sign-up online by submitting the form at the bottom of the acolyte web page.
Acolytes are lay worship leaders. They carry crosses, candles, and other items in procession. Becoming an acolyte is a great way for young people to participate in the service, see worship from a new perspective, and feel ownership and belonging in the community. Anyone that is in 5th grade and up can acolyte! If you need training or a refresher, we can teach you how to do it before worship.
Youth Art Workshop Series: Fruit of the Holy Spirit
Only 15 years after Jesus walked the earth, Saint Paul taught one of the first Christian churches: " the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23). What is "the Spirit"? Why are these nine things its "fruit"? Are "love... patience, kindness, generosity...and self-control" still things humans want and struggle with today?
Each Sunday following worship, the youth will study, reflect on, and create artwork inspired by the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The workshop will culminate in an art gallery display on Sunday, May 12. All middle and high school youth are invited to participate. Friends and parents are always welcome!
We will meet on the following Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:30AM in the Youth Room: January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10, April 14 and 28, and May 5. Please let Megan know if you or your child would like to participate and/or be a curator.
Youth Mission Trip to Detroit - June 15 - 23, 2019
This summer's youth Mission Trip planning is in the works! Please save the date: June 15 - 23, 2019We are excited to be of service in a variety of ways in Detroit, MI and see the city with the Knoer family! We will have the support of Motown Mission, which is a United Methodist organization established in Detroit.
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Needs Your Help 

Saturday, January 26 4:30-6:30PM   
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 . 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, December 10 Start Date Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 1/10/2019 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 1/10/2019 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 1/10/2019 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, December 11

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 1/11/2019 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, December 12

Youth Glo Golf & Laser Mase 1/12/2019 3:00 PM 6:00 PM Meet in Parking Lot of Parish House: 470 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL, 60093
Families with Young Children Supper 1/12/2019 4:00 PM 6:00 PM McClain Room/Kitchen
Sunday, December 13

Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 1/13/2019 8:00 AM

Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 1/13/2019 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 1/13/2019 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 1/13/2019 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Faith & Practice/Sunday School/Youth Group 1/13/2019 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Adult Choir rehearsal 1/13/2019 5:00 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Taize service 1/13/2019 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Church
Monday, December 14

Staff Meeting 1/14/2019 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Library
Friends in Faith 1/14/2019 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 1/14/2019 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 1/14/2019 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 1/14/2019 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Tuesday, December 15

Rummage Furniture Pick Up Day 1/15/2019

Handbell Choir 1/15/2019 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
Book Group 1/15/2019 1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 1/15/2019 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 1/15/2019 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Wednesday, December 16

Memorial Service - Alice Wirtz 1/16/2019 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Create & Connect Lunch 1/16/2019 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Parish House Library
Men's Lunch 1/16/2019 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Little Ricky's - Winnetka
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 1/16/2019 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 1/16/2019 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 1/16/2019 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 1/16/2019 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, December 17

Rummage Sorting 1/17/2019 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 1/17/2019 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 1/17/2019 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
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 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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