November 15, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice
Please join us in welcoming Bishop Benito and Angelica Juarez to Christ Church at this Sunday's 9:30AM service.  Our friends from our Companion Diocese of Southeast Mexico will be in town for our Diocesan Convention and asked if they could include a visit to our church while they are in town.  We have been a partner parish to Jesus de Nazareth in La Esperanza, Oaxaca, Mexico since 2005; the Bishop and his family have been to Christ Church numerous times during our relationship.  

Bishop Benito will be retiring mid-2019.  This may be the last time you'll get to see him before he steps down from his 20 year leadership of the Diocese of Southeast Mexico.  
The Bishop and his family are good friends of Christ Church Winnetka.  
Wish them well on their next life journey.    
Parish News
The Future We Shape


Currently we have 123 families pledging $644,000.  We are 54% of our goal $1.190,000 million 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.  

T hanksgiving Choral Eucharist 10:00AM on November 22
Give Christmas Joy to Families in Need
Christmas Angels is the parish-wide ministry that provides gifts, food, basic necessities to families and individuals in need all over Chicago.  This is your chance to make a difference -- and spread the Gospel of hope -- this Christmas!
We still have over 45 families that need to be adopted!! 
This is a great project to share with your family over Thanksgiving!

You can pick a family after the 9:30 service on Sunday, or  Sign up here online.

We also still need cash donations! 
These are used to purchase gifts for hundreds of senior citizens, 
Episcopal Agency residents and needy families in the New Trier Township
Click here to donate funds , or send a check to the Parish Office. 
Questions? Contact Julie Flood at 847-903-2390 or
Vestry Nominating Committee Receiving Names
Deadline is Friday, November 30
Our parish by-laws require the Rector to appoint a committee of the four retiring Vestry members and at least five other parish members to the parish Nominating Committee. They are to nominate a slate of four people for an upcoming Vestry term of three years each for our election at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  In addition, we need to nominate a Junior Warden for a term of one year to be followed by a year as Senior Warden.  If you have a nomination to make, please send that parish member's name to Office Manager  Charlotte McGee.  Nominees must be 16 or older. Parish nominations close Friday, November 30. The committee meets on Sunday, December 2.  
Help Wrap Gifts for Christmas Angels
Kick off the Christmas season at our Holiday Workshops,  where we will assemble and wrap gifts for seniors and Episcopal Agency Residents.    Children are welcome to attend with your supervision.   All workshops will take place in the Great Hall of the Parish House. Use the 470 Maple Street entrance and go down the stairs. No need to RSVP. Simply come and enjoy!
Monday, November 19, 6-8PM

Tuesday, November 27, 5-7PM. Wine & Cheese will be served!

Saturday, December 1, 10AM-1PM

Children are welcome to attend with your supervision. 
Questions?  Elizabeth Parkinson   847-910-8932
Margaret Lamason 847-997-3325

Wrap & Roll Caroling Party
December 2 
4:30PM Wrapping, 5:15PM Dinner & Caroling
It's (almost) that time of year! Mark your calendars and call your family and friends-the caroling party is around the corner. Thrown by the youth and parents of our congregation, we will wrap presents for the homeless, eat dinner (and Christmas cookies!) together, sing carols, and get a visit from St. Christopher-I mean St. Nicholas!  It's a great time to celebrate with your church family and introduce your friends and relatives to our church community. There's a recommended donation of $15/person and $30 total per family, but no need to RSVP. The more the merrier, so save the date!
Christmas Open House at the Rectory

Christopher Invites You to Join Him for Some 
Early Christmas Cheer. 
Friday, December 14
Libations & Heavy Appetizers
5:00 to 8:00PM

Christmas Pageant Sign-Up!
All children and youth are invited to join us for our Christmas Pageant to be performed Sunday, December 16 at the 9:30 service. Our beautiful and low-stress pageant requires no memorizing of lines, only one rehearsal for the older children, and no rehearsal at all for ages three through 2nd grade. We have roles to suit everyone: Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angels, shepherds, sheep, and friendly beasts. Plus narrators, scene directors, and behind the scenes helpers. Costumes provided. Primary Choir and Third Grade Choir do not need to sign up, they automatically have a role.
Please sign up on our website or send an email with requested roles to or
 The youth are baking Christmas cookies 
to send to our college students.
Families of college students, please send students address to or fill out the online form before November 25. They will receive a package of Christmas cookies in time for finals!
Christmas Gifts for Flowers and Music  Christmas flowers
Please click on the link below and return with a check to the Parish Office. Gifts received by December 16 will be listed in the Christmas printed program.  

Wednesday 11/21 - 12-1:00PM NEW GROUP
We meet in the Library of the Parish House (470 Maple) on the first and third Wednesday of every month to share a brown-bag lunch, work on kitting, needlepoint, quilting, sock-darning, jewelry making, or a project of your choice. No project is an option too! Simply bring your lunch and join the group. No need to RSVP. Just come when you are able. Questions? Contact Charlotte McGee at
Youth & Children's News 
This Sunday -  Global Ministry Guest Speaker & Activity
John Robertson, who leads the Global Mission Committee on our vestry, will be joining us in the Youth Room after worship on Sunday, November 18. Learn about what you can do throughout the Advent season to contribute to Episcopal Relief & Development. Youth will make collection boxes and decide which "Gifts for Life" they would like to give. Plus - DONUTS!

Elves off the Shelves
Calling all 7th-12th graders! Sunday, November 25 is our annual Elves off the Shelves baking event! We will meet in the Youth Room after worship (about 10:40AM) and walk over to the Walkers' house together: 859 Sheridan Rd., Winnetka. Feel free to meet us there - and bring friends! We are baking Christmas cookies to send care packages to our college students. If you have a child in college, please email their name and address to Megan Miller.  
Or fill out the info ONLINE
Serve on the Altar: Acolyte
All 5th - 12th graders are invited to sign up to acolyte - whether they have done it before, it's been a while, or they've never done it! We can train them anytime - even Sunday morning. It is a great way to participate in the service, see worship from a new perspective, and feel ownership and belonging in the community. 
Acolytes have a cross and ribbon hanging for them by name in the Acolyte Room. The color and cross changes as their level increases. They increase a level every year they serve, training/party they attend, or 8 times they serve. Triple points are awarded for being an acolyte on holidays or at the last minute!
For more information or to sign up, visit ourAcolyte webpage or email Megan Miller: .
Youth making Advent Candle Wreathes
After worship on Sunday, December 2, all 7th-12th graders are invited to the Youth Room to make an advent wreath. We will talk about the season of advent and our tradition of lighting candles, while making our own wreath. Join us and bring a friend! There will always be DONUTS!
Opportunities to Help  
A Just Harvest Needs Volunteers
Saturday 4:30PM - 6:30PM

It's a rewarding and satisfying experience that will leave you with a sense of peace and gratitude - give it a try! We encourage all pari shioners - young and old - to get involved in this worthwhile and meaningful outreach.  
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This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, November 15 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM West Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, November 16

Diocesan Convention

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, November 17

Diocesan Convention

Sunday, November 18

Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM

Youth Choir: 4th-8th grade trebles 8:30 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir  9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Monday, November 19

Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 12:30 PM 3:00 PM West Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Christ Church Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Guild Room
Tuesday, November 20

Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM McClain Room
Book Group  1:00 PM 2:00 PM McClain Room
Centering Prayer 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Church House - Lea Room
Youth Choir: 3rd grade 5:00 PM 5:40 PM Choir Room
Wednesday, November 21

Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
Create & Connect Lunch 12:00 PM 1:00 PM Parish House Library
Men's Lunch 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Little Ricky's - Winnetka
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade  7:00 PM 8:00 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade trebles 7:30 PM 8:45 PM Choir Room
Youth Choir: 7th-12th grade low voice boys 8:00 PM 9:15 PM Choir Room
Thursday, November 22

Office Closed - Thanksgiving

Full Choir rehearsal 9:30 AM 10:00 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 10:00 AM 11:00 AM Church
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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