April 25, 2019   
This Sunday at Christ Church
Faith & Practice    
Earth Day Discussion - An Idea to Share
Under the leadership of Nadia Stefko a trial group of parishioners recently participated in a pilot program called "Eating Together Faithfully". Join us in the choir stalls after the 9:30 service on Sunday to learn about the program and how you might apply it to your home life. We offer this now living with the concept that EVERY day is Earth Day.  
The Primary Choir Sings at 9:30 this Sunday!  Arrive on time so you don't miss our first and second grade singers.
Parish News
  Saturday, April 27  
Hymnathon Announcement
Hymnathon Announcement
This is the biannual fundraiser for the Youth Touring Fund which supports the choir's upcoming August trip to England and the 2020 domestic choir trip. Throughout the day youth and adult choristers will sing the first verse of all 720 hymns in our hymnal. The event kicks off with a parish-wide Waffle breakfast (see below.)
How can you help? 
  • Say YES when a chorister asks you to sponsor them (either by the hymn or a lump sum donation).
  • Click HERE to donate/sponsor a chorister.
  • Follow along on our Facebook Live stream from 8:30AM-6:30PM!
  • Join us for breakfast.
       Waffle Breakfast 
Sat., April 27 - 8:00-9:00AM
Yummers! Join us for breakfast to kick off the Hymnathon. We are serving hot waffles with lots of toppings and lots of bacon. Adults $5/Children $2/Family Maximum $15. Hymnathon participants eat for free! Come to the sanctuary and help support our music program or donate below. Gluten Free options will be available.
Wow! Come be a part of the fun.  
Food Pantry Sunday
Sunday, May 5 is our next collection date for the New Trier Township Food Pantry.   Please help us supply the following items from the Pantry's Priority Needs list:
  • Pancake mix & Syrup
  • Soups & Chili
  • Coffee & Tea (smaller sizes)
As usual, we always have some items purchased in advance, so your donations to help offset this cost are appreciated if you don't remember to add to your grocery shopping that week!   Get your kids involved - we welcome all donations of quarters, nickels, dimes & pennies!  Thank you as always for helping the 100+ food insecure families in New Trier Township that the pantry serves each month.
2040 Committee Open Forum - Monday, April 29
Please join the 2040 committee at the Chapel, 470 Maple Street, for an update on the trends and vision to continue as a vital parish in the year 2040. After months of meetings, research, and consideration the committee will be hosting an open forum to share our current findings and roadmap to the 2040 recommendations.
Please join us Monday, April 29th at the Chapel (470 Maple Street) from 6:30PM to 7:00PM for drinks and conversation with a presentation and discussion from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. 
Please feel free to reach out to Molly Hufton  or Peter Macey with questions.  We hope to see you there.  
College & High School Graduate Recognition
Info Due by noon on May 2
It's time to put together our graduate bulletin! Let Megan know if you or a loved one is graduating from high school, college, or graduate school. Please send Megan the following by noon on Thursday, May 2. 
High School Graduates, please send:  
    1. Picture of graduate
    2. Name of school graduating from
    3. Future plans (i.e., college, major, etc.)
    4. Involvement in Christ Church during high school (i.e., choir, acolyting, service, Mission Trips, etc.)  

College and Graduate School Graduates, please send:
    1. Picture of graduate
    2. Name of school graduating from and degree
    3. Future plans 

A Friday Fiesta - Friday, May 10, 6:00-8:00PM
The Vestry welcomes you to celebrate spring. Please join your Christ Church Friends for sparkling conversation at Laura Zung and Nat Roberts' home ( 730 Walden Road, Winnetka).
Please bring an appetizer or bottle of wine to share. Festive non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.
Christ Church Babysitters and Pet Sitters are Ready to Work for You!
Are you in need of a babysitter or pet sitter? 
Christ Church youth are ready to help out!Thanks to Sarah Generes, Vestry rep for Hospitality, we now have an updated babysitter list and a newly created pet sitter list. You can access these from the LinkedIn Christ Church Group OR ask Megan or Melissa to send you the lists.

Join the Christ Church LinkedIN Group
In response to parishioner suggestions, the Vestry has created a private LinkedIn group to allow Christ Church parishioners to connect professionally.  On LinkedIn, search "Christ Church Winnetka" and click on our group name to request membership.  We encourage our younger parishioners who are away at college or who have recently graduated to join as well since many parishioners have expressed interest in mentoring others interested in their fields.
Please feel free to share job postings, professional development opportunities and your own posts that you would like to share to the group.  We will be adding some resources to the documents in the coming weeks.
If you do not have a LinkedIn Profile and would like help creating a basic profile to allow others to connect with you for professional advice, please contact Sarah Generes at sgeneres@gmail.com  or 847-609-6098 for assistance.
Youth & Children's News 
Families with Young Children Event -  This Sunday
Christ Church families with children ages 0-8, we are having a casual potluck family gathering Sunday, April 28, 4:00-6:00PM in the McClain Room. We will have dinner for all, and toys and activities for the children.
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@me.com  or Patty Lea, patty22brown@yahoo.com. Hope you can make it, and please let us know what you would like to bring!
Paint Peace this Sunday, April 28
As part of our youth art worship series on the Gifts of the Spirit, we will PAINT PEACE ( εἰρήνη)  this Sunday, April 28 from 10:45-11:30AM in the Youth Room. All 5th - 12th graders and their friends are invited. Paintings will be displayed in our Youth Art Show on Sunday, May 12. 
Youth Serving Lunch at Hymnathon!
Help feed our hard-working choir members on Saturday, April 27! If you are not in the choir, we still need you at the Hymnathon! Please come help us serve our singers lunch or bring a sweet treat. Sign-up using the  Hymnathon Sign-Up Genius or email  megan@christchurchwinnetka.org .
Children & Youth Sunday - May 12
It is not too early to be thinking about our annual Children & Youth service on Sunday, May 12!  Please let Megan or Melissa know what role your child would like, and if YOU could be a helper!
Roles available:
Chalice Bearers
Prayer leaders
Artists to create art for that morning's bulletin
Decorators to decorate the worship space for that morning
Bakers (communion bread)
Flower arrangers
Human Foosball Tournament: Saturday, May 11
Christ Church youth in 5th to 12th grade will host and compete in a human-sized foosball game! Youth groups from all over the city are invited to join us - so bring friends! We will play from 11:30AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, May 11. Lunch will be provided.To RSVP email Megan. Use Sign-Up Genius to bring a drink or dessert.
Trevian Treasures: Introducing the Youth-Run Rummage Department!
For our June 8 Rummage Sale, the youth will run their own department: Trevian Treasures! They will sell New Trier gear, hip t-shirts, and crafts. If you are in 5th-12th grade, we need your help preparing and staffing the department. Sign-Up today to help us prep on Saturday, May 11 from 10-11AM
Friday Night Live!
Come do IMPROV with friends! All 5th - 8th graders are invited for an evening of fun and team building. On Friday, May 31 from 6:00-7:30PM at 784 Sheridan Road, Winnetka, a priest-and-improv actor-team will lead a spiritual worship on the theatrical technique of improvisation. Pizza provided!

Opportunities to Serve
Please consider serving/cooking for
A Just Harvest on Tuesday, May 14
(5:00PM - 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, and people to provide milk, fruit, and salad each time we are "on deck."   To learn more go to: 
This Week at Christ Church
Join Us and Bring a Friend!
Thursday, April 25 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, April 26

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

Waffle Breakfast 8:00 AM 9:00 AM Church/Sanctuary
Hymnathon 8:30 AM 6:30 PM Church/Sanctuary/McClain Room
Sunday, April 28

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
Faith & Practice/Sunday School/Youth Group 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
Inquirers' Class 3:00 PM 4:00 PM Lea Room/McClain Room
Young Family Potluck 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Church on the Hill
Monday, April 29

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
2040 Presentation 6:30 PM 8:30 PM Chapel
Tuesday, April 30

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, May 1

High schoolers - Coffee, Christ & Donuts 7:15 AM 8:15 AM 480 Elder Lane, Winnetka, IL 60093
Wednesday Playgroup 9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room
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, May 2

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:
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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