January 31, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church
  New Parishioner Kevin Dawson to Speak at  
Faith & Practice this Sunday   
Kevin Dawson is WBEZ's Managing Director, Content Development. He is responsible for leading the creation of on-demand content and podcasts at Chicago Public Media. Kevin and his wife Hilary and their daughter Martha, who is a freshman at New Trier, have lived until now in the UK and have attended St. Alban's Cathedral there.  They have come to live in the U.S. together for the first time.   
Parish News
Food Pantry First - This Sunday
We will be collecting donations for The New Trier Food Pantry on Sunday, February 3.  We had a wonderful response for our January collection - we filled the back of Debbie Ross's car!  Let's see if we can fill the car again this month!
The Pantry has asked for the following items this month:
* Paper Goods (Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Kleenex)
* Pasta Sauce
* Juice and Juice Boxes
Please bring your donations to the Prevost Cloister following both services on Sunday, February 3.  As always, cash donations are also very welcome!!

Thank you for supporting this vital ministry in our community!
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   
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 Christ Church Winnetka Rummage, takes place in the basement of the Parish House at 470 Maple Street in Winnetka. A ccess the Treasures Department via the Maple Street entrance.  40% OFF EVERYTHING including silver plate, copper and crystal! 100% of net proceeds will be distribute to those in need so you can feel good that your purchase is contributing to the well-being of others. Can I Get An Amen!
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
Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Comes to St. Leonard's!!
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Thursday, January 17, Joe and Jaye Maddon and the Respect 90 Foundation hosted their annual "Thanksmas" dinner at St. Leonard's Ministries.
The Grand's Grand Total Contribution in 2018: $5,391!
Thank you to everyone who has given Christ Church a Grand receipt! When you give us your grocery receipt, The Grand Food Center donates 3% of your total to our Youth Mission Trip fund. In 2018, The Grand gave us $5,391 as a result of the receipt program! As a result, we are able to reduce our trip registration fee and make scholarship funds available for those who need it. Please keep bringing in your receipts! There are collection cans at the Church on the Hill and the Parish Office.
Member Information Update Request
Please help us keep our records current. Let us know if you move, get a new phone number, change your email address or have a different way you wish to be contacted. 
We try to keep up, but sometimes the only person to tell us about these changes is you.  If you would like to update your information online go to our secure site:  Link Here or send the changes to Rena Kowalski by email or call the office at 847-446-2850.
Youth & Children's News 

Episcopal Relief & Development Organization Video - Click on the picture.

Youth's Gifts for Life: "Pork Chop" & "Billy"
Thank you for contributing, collecting, and rolling coins so that the youth of Christ Church could give two community-sustaining Gifts for Life through Episcopal Relief and Development. The youth raised  $180 and voted on what they would purchase: "Pork Chop" the pig and "Billy" the goat.
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 3 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!
Youth Art Workshop Series: COLLAGE!
This week we will explore PAPER. We will discover not-so-common ways of creating art with this common medium. Then, we will use a variety of shapes and colors to create a collage on this week's "fruit of the Spirit": JOY.

Our collage workshop is part of a series in which we are exploring a variety of materials to make art inspired by Galatians 5:22-23. 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.
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 (empty):
  • SMALL- and medium-sized cardboard BOXES (i.e., from toothpaste, make-up, cereal - and especially, SHOE boxes)
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls
  • Styrofoam trays (what meat and some vegetables are sold on)Example link.
  • Jars
  • Egg cartons
  • Newspapers
All middle and high school youth are invited to participate. Friends and parents are always welcome! We meet the following Sunday mornings from 10:45-11:30AM in the Youth Room: February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10, April 14 and 28, and May 5.
Youth Hosting: Pancake Supper - Get Involved!
This year on March 5 we celebrate what has been called Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, or PANCAKE Tuesday. It is a day to indulge in sweets and all kinds of fun before we enter into the reflective season of Lent the following day (Ash Wednesday). We are putting together a team of youth to host this celebratory event. If you can flip a pancake, grill bacon, or lead a game, we need YOU! Email megan@christchurchwinnetka.org if you want to join the team - and the fun!
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
Reduced Registration Fee: $795
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 31 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, February 1

Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Sunday, February 3

Holy Eucharist - 784 Sheridan Rd 8:00 AM

Holy Eucharist with Full Choir 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Church on the Hill
Faith & Practice/Sunday School/Youth Group 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Super Bowl Party - Youth 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
Monday, February 4

Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Rummage Sorting 11:45 AM 2:30 PM Schroeder Building
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Parish House Guild Room
Tuesday, February 5

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, February 6

Coffee, Christ, and Donuts for High Schoolers 7:15 AM 8:00 AM Frances DeBlasio's House: 480 Elder Lane
Rummage Steering Co. Mtg. 1:15 PM 3:15 PM Parish House Library
Legacy Dinner 6:00 PM 8:30 PM Skokie Country Club
Thursday, February 7

Rummage Sorting 9:15 AM 11:30 AM Schroeder Building
Women's Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Jean Peterson Memorial Service 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Church/Sanctuary/McClain 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:
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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