December 13, 2018  
This Sunday at Christ Church
Christmas Pageant
  "The Nativity of Christ"  
this Sunday During the 9:30 Service!  
There will be one rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal, this Saturday, December 15 from 9-11AM. The little sheep, shepherds and angels do not need to attend this dress rehearsal. On Sunday, all Pageant participants please arrive at 8:45!  Any questions, contact Melissa Durbin or Megan Miller.

After the service on Sunday, please join us for a Christmas cookie and hot chocolate reception honoring our Pageant participants in the Prevost Cloister.
Parish News
The Annual Campaign for Christ Church


Currently we have 185 families pledging $920,000.  We are at 77% 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.  

Tonight - Thursday Evening Advent Series - 
Starts at 6:00PM   
"What's The Deal with the Book of Revelation?"
Please join us for our annual Advent Series with supper. This Advent our clergy will be delving into the book of Revelation.
  • Dec. 13 - The second half of Revelation with key passages and themes as well as a message of hope for the future.
6:00PM - Compline in Church
6:15PM - Supper
7:00PM - Program
7:45PM - Dismissal (in time for 8:00PM Choir Practice)
 
Childcare provided including a homework and craft table for older children. 
Christmas Open House at the Rectory
Tomorrow - Friday, December 14
 
Christopher Invites You to Join Him for Some 
Early Christmas Cheer. 
 
Libations & Appetizers
5:00 to 8:00PM
 RSVP

Christmas Gifts for Flowers  
and Music 
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.  
 



The Christmas Angels committee is still collecting
the following NEW items for the men of St. Leonard's and St. Andrew's Court, who recently left prison with only the clothes on their backs -- and have no warm clothes for the winter.   
  • Sweatshirts and Sweatpants -- Sizes XL, 2X and 3X 
  • Thermal Underwear sets (tops & bottoms) -- Sizes XL, 2X and 3X 
  • Warm TWIN Blankets
We need 82 of each!    That's a lot of warmth!
 
3 Ways to Donate
 
 
Bring them to church THIS SUNDAY
  • Drop them off at the Church Office in Parish House before December 14
  • Don't Have time to shop?  No problem --  you can make a financial donation.  We have elves who will shop for you.  Donate Online or send a check to the office labeled "Christmas Angels".
Questions?  Call Julie Flood at 847-903-2390
Calling All Grand Receipts - Deadline for 2018 is Dec. 27
Thank you all very much for our robust collection of receipts from The Grand. Each year we raise a good sum of money for our Youth Ministry. The Grand does have a strict deadline that no 2018 receipts can be submitted after January 4. Therefore, we ask you to turn in all receipts by December 27 for processing. Receptacles for receipts are located in the Prevost Cloister and the Parish Office. Thank you!
Youth & Children's News 
Baby News 
On November 30, Henry David Roberts was born to Nicole and David Roberts.  Big sister  Vivienne and big brother David are super excited! 
We welcome Henry and we congratulate the whole family!
 
 
In this space, with the family's permission, we are going to 
start welcoming new babies born in our Christ Church community.
Christmas Pageant This Sunday 
          Not Too Late to Sign Up
Our pageant will be performed Dec. 16 during the 9:30 service. We still have some roles available. Just let Melissa or Megan know what your child is interested in. Rehearsal is Sat. Dec. 15, 9:00-11:00, but only for 3rd grade and up PLUS Primary Choir.

Youth Giving a "Gift for Life" in Advent - This Sunday
This Sunday, December 16 we will be gathering all donations collected for a "Gift for Life." Please bring your "Hope Chest" or donation with you to the 9:30AM service. If you are at the 8AM service, please label your donation "Episcopal Relief and Development" and put it in the offering plate. Episcopal Relief and Development helps people around the world with gifts that will improve their lives through self-sufficiency. 

Youth Mission Trip - Vote on a Date!
This summer's youth Mission Trip planning is in the works! Please help us choose a date that works for your family by filling out this Doodle poll. We 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.
Save the Date - Youth GlowGolf Excursion
Mark your calendar:  Saturday, January 12, 3-6PM . All 7th - 12th grade youth and their families are invited to join us for an afternoon of glow-in-the-dark mini golf and laser tag in Vernon Hills.  RSVP to megan@christchurchwinnetka.org .
Invitation for Families with Young Children
Christ Church families with children ages 0-8, please put this on your calendar now! We are having a casual, post-holiday family gathering Saturday, January 12, 4:00-6:00 in the McClain Room with refreshments 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@gmail.com or Patty Lea, patty22brown@yahoo.com.  Hope you can make it!
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Needs Holiday Help 

Saturday, December 22
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith . 
Save the Date
Christmas Eve - Monday, December 24
3:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Carols - Nursery is open
8:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Choir (Carols begin at 7:30PM)
11:00PM - Holy Eucharist with Choir (Carols begin at 10:30PM)
 
Childcare offered at 3PM
 
Note: No Morning Eucharist on Tuesday, December 25
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, December 13 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
Advent Supper & Program 6:00 PM 7:45 PM McClain Room & Lea Room
Adult Choir rehearsal 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Choir Room
Friday, December 14
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Holiday Open House - Rectory 5:00 PM 7:00 PM Rectory
Saturday, December 15
Pageant Rehersal 9:00 AM 11:00 AM Church/Sanctuary
Sunday, December 16
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  & Childrens Christmas Pageant 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Pageant Reception 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Church House McClain Room
Monday, December 17
Rummage Sorting 12:30 PM 3:00 PM Schroeder Building
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Tuesday, December 18
Handbell Choir 9:15 AM 10:30 AM 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, December 19
Mather Worship 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
Men's Lunch 12:30 PM 2:00 PM Little Ricky's - Winnetka
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, December 20
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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