January 12, 2017 
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
 
Come to Faith and Practice this week to hear a detailed explanation of the 2017 budget along with a summary of how we ended 2016.

If numbers are not your thing, please join others in the McClain room for a fun and exciting service project in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Da y!
We will be writing messages and drawing pictures to welcome the families of Family Promise who will be joining us in March! To celebrate all the things that makes each of us unique, we will also be making a Diversity Quilt. Think of something that makes you different (Hobbies, Likes/Dislikes, anything!) and draw a picture of it! At the end, we'll put all of the drawings together to create one big wall of diversity. Hope to see you all there!
 
No Church School Classes today so that all the children may participate in the service project.
Taizé Service this Sunday at 6:00PM
If you are in need of an hour of quiet prayer and meditation, please join us f or 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. 
Parish News
2017 Vestry Nominations
The Vestry Nominating Committee has submitted to the Vestry the following slate of Parish Members who are eligible and willing to serve as Vestry Members to take the place of those Vestry Members whose terms will expire at the January 2017 Annual Parish Meeting. Stepping off of the Vestry are Chris Cahill (Senior Warden), Reaney Kunkler, Suzie Peregrine, Gary Stephans, and Jane Whitesides.

Jr. Warden
Frances DeBlasio has been attending Christ Church since she moved to Winnetka with her son, Jack, in July 2010.  She has been involved in Sunday School, Benevolence, and the Youth Ministry Team.  She has made a career in finance, working for United Airlines, Baxter, Hospira, and now Ticketmaster/Live Nation, where she is currently the CFO of Ticketmaster Resale.  She received her BS in Finance from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and MBA from the University of Chicago (Go Maroons!).  She has two children, Sarah Elizabeth (age 24), who is an insurance broker and works in Chicago, and Jack (age 18), who is a freshman studying Engineering at Penn State University.  She also has two dogs, Samson (a Newfie) and Delilah (a Yellow Lab), who can't wait until the next Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.
 
Erika Kreisa grew up in Glencoe as an active member of St. Elisabeth's Church where she sang in the choir, served as acolyte, and enjoyed many of their youth opportunities. Erika graduated from New Trier and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She worked in retail management and buying until she gave birth to her first child, Lucy, in 2000. As a member of Christ Church, she is actively serving on the Rummage Steering Committee and has been a Rummage Chairman of Infants, Boys, and now Sporting Goods. Erika also delivers meals for Meals At Home, serves as captain of A Just Harvest once or twice a year, and is a member of the Christmas Angel Committee by helping to purchase items for the church adopted families. She has also been a Sunday School teacher for her youngest son, Shea's class, for the past three years. Erika "finds my commitments to Christ Church fulfilling and joyful!"
 
Peter Macey grew up in Birmingham, MI and graduated from Boston University. After college Peter settled in San Francisco working in technology, advertising, and marketing. Peter met his wife, Dee, in NYC during his stint as an internet entrepreneur. Self described as a "zany" couple, Peter and Dee have two daughters, Lula and Amalie. In 2012, the Maceys moved to Hubbard Woods. Today, Peter is VP of Sales at Collective Media, a digital advertising and technology company. Peter coaches his daughters' basketball and softball teams. Lula (12) is a 7th grader at Washburne and Amalie (9) is a 4th grader at Hubbard Woods. The family enjoys spending time with Peter's mother in northern Michigan just outside of Frankfort, MI. Peter is active in Rummage, serves as an Usher and Verger. His daughters are acolytes and members of the Choir. Dee is active in Rummage and will be joining the Handbell Choir this year.

Erwin Mayer is the Executive Director of St. Leonard's Ministries which provides food, shelter, and supportive services to men and women (Grace House) exiting Illinois prisons. Erwin lives in Winnetka with his wife, Jennifer, and his three sons, Christopher, Matthew, and Timothy. Erwin has enjoyed serving in the Men's Department of Rummage and serving dinners at A Just Harvest. Erwin is also a faithful participant in the Friday morning Holy Caffeine Bible Study.
 
Claudia Montgomery is a 20-year parishioner of Christ Church Winnetka. Along with her husband Gordon and four children, Claudia has been a part of many mission and ministry initiatives as an active member of our church community. Most notably, Claudia has served as co-chair of the Rummage Tent Party for ten years, served on the Rummage Steering committee, taught church school for many years and served as a member of the Rector Search Committee that called Christopher Powell to Christ Church. Professionally, Claudia has her own consulting firm where she provides career and professional development consulting to clients. Prior to owning her own business, Claudia spent the bulk of her career with Chicago's three largest advertising agencies in marketing roles and ultimately led Human Resources, Operations, and Leadership Development for Foote, Cone and Belding. Claudia is looking forward to the opportunity to serve on the vestry to continue to build and strengthen our faith community.
Evensong - Sunday, January 29
The Christ Church Choir will sing Evensong at 4:00PM on Sunday, January 29 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Avenue in Evanston. We will be singing together with the St. Luke's Choir. Music for the service will include choral works by Stanford, Byrd, and our own Richard Clemmitt. Please join us for a lovely, peaceful service, sung in the gorgeous, cathedral-like worship space of St. Luke's.
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.
11 spaces still available, so register soon!
  RSVP 
Youth & Children's News
Recognize
Sunday morning faith formation for grades seven-twelve

See you at the service project this Sunday!
Family Bowling Night: January 21, 7:30-9:30PM Wilmette Bowl
Bring the whole gang for pizza, pop, costumes, and bo wling! Entire families, confirmation mentors, friends-everyone is welcome! $15/person. RSVP to Melissa Durbin or Leah Romanelli .  Who will beat Christopher's high score this year?!
Acolyte Party - Sunday, January 22 from 3:00-5:00PM
We'd like to invite all the Acolytes to the Church on the Hill for a party! There will be good food as well as some acolyte training and other fun events! Not to mention, it'll also be led by the new and exciting, former-acolyte now youth ministry intern Tanner Walsh. Please RSVP to Leah Romanelli if you'd like to join!
Save the Date
Saturday, January 28: 4:30-8:00PM Inspiration Cafe (high school)   
Sunday, February 5: 5:00-???PM Super Bowl Party (all youth, families, and friends)
Saturday, February 18: 6:00-9:00PM Escape Chambers (7th-12th grade)
Saturday, February 25: 4:30-8:00PM Inspiration Cafe (high school)
Sunday, July 19-17: Youth Mission Trip 2017 Chicago & South Dakota!  
Car Question 
If you could relive a single day from your past exactly as it was the first time, what day would you choose to experience all over again?
Opportunities to Serve 
Serve Others and Speak Out on MLK Day! Monday, January 16
Christ Church families and youth groups: Please join The Volunteer Ce nter and The  Kindness Connection. Drop by any time between 1pm - 4pm at The Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka , to help over a dozen nonprofits with 10 different fun and helpful projects for all ages and abilities.  A variety of hands-on projects for the homeless, vets, children, refugees, animals and more. 

There are no fees or reservations to attend. All project materials are provided except those wishing to make blankets must bring 4 yards of fleece fabric and fabric scissors. A donation of laundry detergent is also welcome for the NTT Food Pantry clients. More info: www.VolunteerCenterHelps.org
A Just Harvest Community Kitchen - Saturday, January 28 
We still need lots of help!    
 
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith. 
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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 are readily available to 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
Rena
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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