December 19, 2019   
Annual Campaign Update 

Currently we have 215 families pledging $1,188,000. We are at 99% of our goal of $1,200,000 in pledge income for 2020. We are looking for 100% participation from the 250 families who pledged last year. Also, if you are pledging online, please let us know what your pledge plans are for 2020.   
 
If you would like to print out a pledge form click   Pledge Form 2020.pdf  or 
pledge online. Thank you for your continued support of the mission of Christ Church.  
Parish News 
Christmas Pageant 
  "The Nativity of Christ"
Photo Gallery

Thank you to all of the dedicated families, children,
and adults who made the Christmas Pageant a success. 
Christmas at Christ Church
 
Christmas Worship Services
On Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 
 
11:00AM - Holy Eucharist with Carols - Similar to 3PM but a bit shorter
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)
 
 
Note: No Morning Eucharist on Wednesday, December 25
Doggie Lunch Play Group - Tomorrow

Please bring your "user friendly" doggie and your brown bag lunch to the Great Hall (Parish House-470 Maple) every other Friday from 12:30-1:30PM for romping (for the four-legged ones) and chatting (for the two-legged ones). The Great Hall is totally enclosed and completely tiled which makes it the perfect place to let our beloved doggies burn off some steam. Please invite your friends.
Rummage has a New Leader!
 
The Rummage Steering Committee is thrilled to announce the appointment of our next Rummage Director! Please join us in welcoming Tika Walsh as the next leader of our largest outreach ministry.
 
Tika has been an active member of Christ Church since the age of 3. Most recently she served as Warden of the church under Christopher and is currently a member of the choir, the handbell choir and the Benevolence Committee. Tika's Rummage experience runs deep, having served as co-chair of the Women's Department for the past 9 years.  Prior to that she was co-chair of the Curtain Department (yes, there used to be such a thing!) for two years. 
 
Tika has significant experience leading and working collaboratively with groups of volunteers, not only at Christ Church but with other organizations within our community. Tika's professional career is that of Registered Nurse, which is reflected in her calm, caring demeanor and passion for service that makes a difference. We know that this experience will serve her well as she joins the Rummage team and Christ Church staff on January 1, 2020.
 
Tika and her husband, Kevin, live in Wilmette. They have raised three wonderful sons at Christ Church: Tanner (23), Reilly (20) and Cam (19).
Connections - January 9 - Second Thursday
 
"Windows into Heaven" 

Icons are sometimes called "Windows into Heaven" or "the Gospel in color." They have the capacity to draw us deeper into relationship with God. In this presentation we will contemplate several important icons and let them lead us into prayer. The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee is the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Chicago serving since February 2008. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Nashotah House Seminary. He and his wife, Lisa Rogers Lee, have two children, Katherine and Jonathan.

Second Thursday Evenings at Christ Church
5:30-6:15pm - Supper in the McClain Room
6:15-7:15pm - Program/Discussion in the Lea Room

Childcare provided for all ages of children.

Christ Church Women's Retreat: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 

Christ Church's 8th annual winter women's retreat will be Saturday February 1, 2020. Women of all ages and life stages, members of any church or none, are warmly welcome. Renowned author and spiritual leader  Vinita Hampton Wright
 will be our guest presenter, on the theme of
 Spiritual Confidence: How to Recognize God's Movement in Your Life.

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

Cost: $45 per person (includes breakfast and lunch). Scholarship help available. Childcare provided as needed.  Sign Up Here

Last year's retreat sold out...Secure your spot now!
Calling All Grand Receipts - Deadline for 2019 is Dec. 23
 
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 2019 receipts can be submitted after January 5. Therefore, we ask you to turn in all receipts by December 23 for processing. Receptacles for receipts are located in the Prevost Cloister and the Parish Office. Thank you!
Give The Gift of Giving This Year With A Rummage Gift Card!

Sold in increments of $25, they are ideal for everyone on your list.  They are fabulous as stocking stuffers but are also perfect for teachers, pet walkers, bus drivers, crossing guards, mail carriers, babysitters and cleaning ladies.  You can pick them up in the office.  For more information, please email  Annie Adams.
 
The 2040 Committee's discernment process started and ended with asking how God is calling CCW to be a community of faith in the Episcopal tradition. 

The Committee concluded that God is calling on CCW's abundance, to bear witness to God's presence in our lives and to take action to ensure our vitality and long-term sustainability. To support this call to action the committee created CCW Guiding Principles for a vital way forward for our parish. Click here for more details.
 
Save the Date: Please join us on Tuesday, January 7 at 7PM in the Chapel at 470 Maple for additional details.
Youth & Children's News  
Winter Wonderland Potluck!
 
Date: Sunday, January 12
Time: 4:00 - 5:30
Location: Christ Church, 784 Sheridan Rd., in the McClain Room
Who: Families with children age 0-8
 
After the holiday rush, let's get together for an early evening of Winter Wonderland fun, with a potluck dinner, activities for the children and conversation for the adults!
                 
(A-H: Dessert, I-P: Main Dish, and Q-Z: Side Dish)
 
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - We Need Two Cooks! 
 
Saturday, December 28
If you have any questions please contact Suzie Peregrine or Jenny Smith.
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, December 19 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 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Choir Room
Friday, December 20


Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Doggie Lunch Play Group 12:30 PM 1:30 PM Parish House Great Hall
Sunday, December 22


Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM

Full Choir rehearsal 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Choir Room
Holy Eucharist with Choir 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Monday, December 23


Rummage Sorting 11:30 AM 2:00 PM Schroeder Building
Tuesday, December 24


RUMMAGE DROP OFF CLOSED


Holy Eucharist with Carols 11:00 AM

Holy Eucharist w/th Carols - Nursery Care 3:00 PM

Full Choir rehearsal 6:30 PM 7:15 PM Church
Holy Eucharist with Choir - Caroling at 7:30 8:00 PM

Holy Eucharist with Choir - Caroling at 10:30 11:00 PM

Wednesday, December 25


Christmas - Office Closed


RUMMAGE DROP OFF CLOSED


Thursday, December 26


Office Closed


RUMMAGE DROP OFF CLOSED


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.

Christ Church Website
Our website is constantly evolving. Please share your ideas. Send changes or updates to rena@christchurchwinnetka.org.
  
 

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