January 24, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church
Annual Meeting & Brunch  
The Annual Meeting will take place this Sunday, January 27 in the church   immediately following the 9:30AM service. We will be honoring retiring Vestry members Frances DeBlasio (Senior Warden), Mary Jo McMillin, John Robertson, Mary Downie, John Gude.
  • Election of new Vestry and Jr. Warden
  • Presentation of the final 2019 Budget
A buffet brunch for everyone follows in the McClain Room.
 
 
Children go to their Church School classes and  
afterwards attend the brunch.
Parish News
The Annual Campaign for Christ Church

Currently we have 240 families pledging $1,156,500.  
We are at 97% 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.    
2019 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 2019 Annual Parish Meeting. Stepping off of the Vestry are Frances DeBlasio (Senior Warden), Mary Jo McMillin, John Robertson, Mary Downie, John Gude.

 
Laura Zung  - Junior Warden Nominee
Laura was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in English. She also earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University. She is CEO of the Lancaster Health Group, a family business that owns and operates sub acute rehab facilities and a memory care assisted living. She and her husband, Nat Roberts, joined Christ Church seven years ago when they moved from Florida to Winnetka (for the weather). Laura has chaired the Youth Ministry Team, Co-chaired the Youth Minister Search Committee, and is a current co-chair of the Legendary Tent Party. She is a dedicated Rummage schlumper, and so far, she has avoided promotion to management. Laura and Nat are parents of the recognizable, red headed acolyte team, Brinton, William, and Isabel (who has moved to the choir).
 
 
Regan Christopoulos  - Vestry Nominee
Regan grew up in the small town of New Roads, Louisiana where she attended St. Paul's Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ole Miss and earned her Medical Degree at LSU. She then moved to Chicago to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois. She now lives in Highland Park with her husband Nikos, and their 2 children, Lucas and Daphne. She first discovered Christ Church on a Sunday in June when they first moved to Highland Park and were "church shopping". The seersucker suits reminded her of home and she has been a parishioner ever since.
 
She has enjoyed participating in Rummage as a sporting goods chair and on the tent party committee; she has helped plan the Progressive Dinner Party and currently teaches Sunday School.
 
She practices Internal Medicine in Gurnee through Northshore University Health System. The Episcopal Church has always been an important aspect of her life and she is excited to be able to "give back" by being part of this vestry ministry.
 
Sarah Generes - Vestry Nominee
A 3rd generation cradle Episcopalian from Hot Springs, Arkansas, Sarah and her two girls, Maddie & Lily, joined Christ Church in 2015.  Currently the Director of Development for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Sarah was a music/theater producer in Chicago for twenty years before moving to fundraising, working at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Ravinia Festival booking concerts and developing new musical and theater works for the stage with artists from across many genres.
 
Before joining Christ Church, Sarah attended The Episcopal Church of St. James the Less in Northfield where she served two different terms on the Vestry, the second time as Junior/Senior Warden during the retirement and subsequent interim period & search following the retirement of the previous rector.  
 
At Christ Church, Sarah leads the New Trier Township Food Pantry Ministry, serves as a Confirmation mentor, participates in Family Promise and Christmas Angels, and sings in the choir.
 
A lifelong musician, Sarah graduated from Vanderbilt University with degrees in English and Music.  She has sung in choirs since her first church choir experience at the age of 7 (her piano skills, however, are far less impressive).  A passionate advocate for the power of music and the arts to heal and to connect, Sarah is happy to jump on her soapbox at any moment to testify to the importance of arts in education and in business. "When words fail, music speaks" is a guiding principal that has proven itself time and again in Sarah's life, and she hopes to be a part of bringing that experience to others.
 
Patrick Rooney - Vestry Nominee
A native Californian, Patrick moved to Chicago in 2001. Patrick, his wife Katie and their three children joined Christ Church in 2015, and he currently serves as a confirmation mentor.
 
Professionally, Patrick has more than 20 years experience of starting, leading and growing companies. He has founded and sold a marketing services firm and a technology company and is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Click Boarding, an onboarding technology company.
 
Patrick, Katie and their three children live in Northfield. Patrick holds a BA in Political Science and MBA from San Jose State University.   
   
Scott Peters - Vestry Nominee
Scott (pictured on the right) grew up in Wilmington, Delaware before attending Dartmouth College and the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago, where he met his wife Cynthia, a Wilmette native. After a few years as a librarian at the University of Chicago, Scott attended law school there. After a 31-year legal career, he recently retired from Exelon Corporation, where he was an assistant corporate secretary and advised senior management and the board of directors on securities law and corporate governance.  
 
Scott and Cynthia were married at Christ Church in 1980, but Scott didn't become active in the parish until about 2002. Scott has taught church school and is a lector and intercessor, and he has served on the Benevolence Committee for over ten years. Scott joined the board of Tutoring Chicago, a 50 year-old organization providing one-on-one tutoring for elementary school children at four sites in Chicago, after reviewing its grant application for the Benevolence Committee, and he now serves on the executive committee and as the secretary to its board.
 
In retirement Scott is catching up on decades of books collected but not read, riding his bicycle, and walking Xoco (pictured on the left). Scott's son is a graphic designer with a small firm in Brooklyn. Scott's younger brother was ordained last month and is now a Missional Priest at Christ Episcopal Church in the little town of Bethlehem, CT.
Evensong this Sunday at St. Luke's
The Christ Church Choir will sing Evensong at 4:00PM. on Sunday, January 27 at  
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 939 Hinman Avenue in Evanston. We'll be singing together with the St. Luke's Choir. Music for the service will include choral works by Dyson, Barnard, 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.
The Christ Church Legacy Society
 
"A Gift that Endures Creates a Church that Endures"
 
Have you remembered Christ Church in your will or estate plan?  
Over 25  parishioners have informed us they have.  Will you consider joining them?
A gift from your estate is a gift that continues to benefit the mission of Christ Church beyond your lifetime. We all want the parish to grow and thrive beyond our lifetimes; an enduring gift helps fulfill that hope.  
 
Please Join Us at Our Second Annual Dinner
 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019   
6:00PM
Skokie Country Club
500 Washington Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois
 

Scrambling to pull together your  
game-day meal plan?  
Don't fumble around with your Super Bowl menu.  Score a touchdown simply by elevating everyday classics with serving pieces purchased at the Treasures Department Blow Out Sale on February 2 from 1:00 - 3:00PM.  The sale, hosted by Rummage, takes place in the basement of the Parish House at 470 Maple Street.  40% OFF EVERYTHING including sterling, silver plate, copper and crystal!  
Silence the Violence - Film Screening & Discussion
Sunday, Feb. 10 - 4:15PM
A portion of our Prayers of the People each Sunday is the jarring part where we list the names of those shot and killed in Chicago each week. Join us for a firsthand look into the realities of gun violence in Chicago. Participants from the Family Matters' Boys-to-Men Program-young men who have been directly affected by gun violence- have made a short film called Silence the Violence. They speak to their reality and offer insights on ways to promote peace. We will watch the film in the sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4:15. It will be followed by a panel discussion with some of the participants in Boys-to-Men.  
 
This event will be followed by the monthly Taizé service at 5:30PM.
Register for Christ Church Women's Retreat Day: 
Saturday February 23 - Register Now!  
"Holy Solitude": A pre-Lenten retreat with
(and for) saints, hermits, prophets, and rebels.
Christ Church's 7th annual winter women's retreat will be Saturday February 23. Women of all ages and life stages, members of any church or none, are warmly welcome. Renowned author The Rev. Heidi Haverkamp will be our guest presenter, with our own Nadia Stefko facilitating parts of the day. (Learn more about Heidi here.)

We'll gather at Church House from 8:00AM to 3:30PM for fellowship, reflection, stillness, and worship.

Cost: $45 per person (Scholarship help available--contact Nadia).
Send checks/cash to Christ Church, 470 Maple, Winnetka, IL 60093, Memo - Women's Retreat . Register Online
Youth & Children's News 
Parents: Let's go together! Dinner & FAN Interfaith Speaker
On Wednesday, January 30, the Family Action Network is having Dr. Eboo Patel speak on "Religious Diversity and the American Promise." Let's go together! We will have dinner at 5:30PM in Evanston and then go to the talk at 7PM in the Evanston Township High School Auditorium. For more information on the speaker, see the flyer Family Action Network is having Dr. Eboo Patel pdf. 
 
If you would like to join us, please let Megan Miller know: megan@christchurchwinnetka.org or 917-930-7620. Bring a friend or your teen!
Youth Art Workshop Series: On Galatians   
This week CLAY and PAINT
Only 15 years after Jesus walked the earth, Saint Paul taught one of the first Christianchurches: " the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23). Are "love... patience, kindness, generosity...and self-control" still things people want and struggle with today?
 
Each Sunday following worship, the youth will study, reflect on, and create artwork inspired by Paul's Letter to the Galatians. Using the elements of art, we will explore a variety of materials to create pieces with clay, paint, fabric, and paper.  
 
When we do construction and printmaking, there are a few household items we could use YOUR help collecting! Please bring the following to the Youth Room:
  • Styrofoam trays (what meat and some vegetables are sold on)
  • Cardboard boxes: If they are large, please flatten them. If they are smaller, like cereal or toothpaste boxes, please keep them intact.
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Egg Cartons (empty)

The workshop will culminate in an art gallery display on Sunday, May 12. Please let Megan know if you or your child would like to participate and/or be a curator.
 
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 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10, April 14 and 28, and May 5.
Super Bowl Party - Sunday, February 3 at 5:00PM
All 7th - 12th graders, their families, and "the young at heart" are invited to our annual youth Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 5 at 5PM at Frances DeBlasio's house: 480 Elder Lane, Winnetka, IL, 60093. While we watch the Super Bowl, we will decorate cookies and create cards for Valentine's Day care packages for our college students. We will also eat lots of tasty Super Bowl food! Please sign-up to bring something: chili, sandwiches, side, dessert or a sweet for the care packages!
Grow in Faith & Friendship: Register for this  
summer's Youth Mission Trip!
This summer the youth are going on the road to be of service in the city of Detroit! If you will be starting 7th- 12th grade in the fall of 2019, we need YOU! Please register using the form on our website. 
 
When : Saturday, June 15 - Saturday, June 22, 2019
Where : Detroit, MI
What : Direct Service through Children's Camps and/or Food Kitchens & Greening and Light Construction to Clean Up the Streets of Detroit
Who : Youth starting 7th- 12th grade in the Fall of 2019
Registration Fee: $875
 
If you have financial need, scholarship money is available. Inquire with Megan Miller.
Sign-Up to Acolyte: Now through Holy Week!
 
The acolyte schedule through Holy Week is available. Sign-up to acolyte on Easter! 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 needed, we can provide a training or a refresher before worship.
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest  
Needs Your Help 

Tuesday, February 12 5:00-7:00PM   
 
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 . 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, January 24
Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder 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, January 25


Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Sunday, January 27


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
Annual Meeting & Brunch 10:30 AM 11:30 AM
Sunday School/Youth Group 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Evensong at St. Luke's Evanston 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Monday, January 28


Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Tuesday, January 29


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, January 30


Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
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, January 31


Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder 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

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:
Communications
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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