July 19, 2018
This Sunday at Christ Church
8:00AM Holy Eucharist at
Church On the Hill   
9:30AM Summer Worship at
Maple Street Park
If the weather turns bad, the 9:30AM service will occur at the Church on the Hill 784 Sheridan Rd.  Just look for our sandwich boards in front of the church and at the entrance to the park.    
Parish News
Christopher Returns to Christ Church this Sunday 
Dear Friends at Christ Church,
The picture above shows me with Colombian friends celebrating my birthday at the end of April in Envigado, Colombia outside of Medellin. People there were kind enough to brave the threat of a large fire due to so many candles on the cake in order to show me, as they did so often, the grace of welcoming a stranger and student. I am so grateful to Christ Church for the time away and for the exercise of trying to take on an enterprise (learning Spanish) that was completely new to me. This sabbatical from daily parish life opened my eyes to a variety of new opportunities, spiritual and otherwise, that I look forward to sharing with you in the near future.
I spent ten weeks in Medellin, a week visiting my sons, a week of vacation watching baseball, and a week of work here in the parish with long planned liturgies and a few pastoral visits. My time away was full,  but full of different kinds of things than my normal routine in Winnetka. Read more...
Weekly Groups Update
  • Holy Caffeine will not meet the rest of the summer but will resume in September.
  • Centering Prayer group has decided to take a break during the month of August.
Youth & Children's News 
Treats for the Park   
An important part of our children's program at the Maple Park services is having a delicious snack after the service. The children really look forward to gathering around the snack table afterwards for lemonade and a yummy treat. While Dunkin' Munchkins are a big favorite, we would love to offer homemade treats whenever possible. Would some of our talented Christ Church bakers be willing to bring something one Sunday morning this summer? If so, we love you and thank you. Please contact Melissa to sign up, melissa@christchurchwinnetka.org.
Playgroup on the Patio - Wednesdays    
Parents and caregivers, you and your little ones are invited to a weekly Christ Church playdate! Every Wednesday morning this summer, we will be meeting in the McClain Room and the adjoining patio from 9:30-11:00 for some fun playtime. We will have lots of toys, a simple snack, and coffee for the grown-ups!  Friends are welcome. Questions? Contact Melissa Durbin, or Patty Lea.  
No need to RSVP, just stop in if you can!
Opportunities to Help  
We Need Volunteers for Saturday, July 28, 4:30-6:30PM  
Megan Miller our
new Youth Minister has signed-up!
Come meet her! 
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 220-300 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.  Please click on this link (website) or contact Jenny Smith or Suzie Peregrine for more information and/or to volunteer.   
Please consider helping with this worthy cause!
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:
Save the Date
Paddie H. Brennen & Harriet Hahn - Memorial Service is Saturday, July 21 at 3PM.


 Onnie Darrow - Memorial service is Saturday, August 11 at 3PM. 

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