October 24, 2019   
This Week at Christ Church 
Invite, Welcome, Connect Seminar    
This Saturday, October 26 from 9AM-3PM
Church on the Hill -  The McClain Room

Join us this Saturday, October 26, from 9-3 at the Church on the Hill to learn more about Invite, Welcome, Connect. This ministry was developed to help Episcopal Churches utilize tools to grow numerically and spiritually. Our facilitator, Mary MacGregor, from Houston and the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, will spend the day showing us how to make Christ Church more "sticky" for people who visit us and will teach us the power of sharing our faith with others in a comfortable way. High school youth are invited to participate in this great leadership training opportunity as well! 
Mary spent her ministry on the Bishop's staff leading Congregational Development. Since retiring, she has traveled the country meeting with Episcopal Churches to help them develop the skills to be more hospitable to visitors by training existing members in the areas of invitation, welcome, and connection. We had ten people attend this seminar at the Cathedral in June and afterwards, everyone agreed we should bring Mary here to introduce this to our parishioners.  
You can register below. Lunch and  childcare will be provided.
Please join us for the Annual Campaign Dinner for Christ Church       
Please mark your calendars for the Annual Campaign for Christ Church Dinner on Tuesday, October 29 from 6-9PM. If you haven't already received your electronic invitation, please let us know so we can add you to our email database.  You can also RSVP here.

Our Keynote speaker will be the Bishop of Chicago, the Right Reverend Jeffrey Lee.  With his retirement next August, this will be his last keynote address for this event as Bishop. 
Primary Choir this Sunday

Primary Choir to Sing this Sunday, October 27 at 9:30AM. Under the able leadership of Elizabeth Clemmitt, they will make their seasonal debut. Not to be missed!
First Friday Potluck - Fri. Nov. 1 - 6:00-8:00PM

Dale & Phil Krone are hosting the next First Friday Potluck at their home located at 330 Poplar in Winnetka. Bring a dish to share at this purely social evening and they will provide beverages. On the same evening, First Friday Faves is happening for 5th-8th grades from 6:00-7:30. If you have children in this age group, bring them to the Great Hall at 470 Maple St. and then go have fun at the Potluck!
An Evening with C.S. Lewis          

C.S. Lewis, a Christian writer from the 1940's-60's, is a widely appreciated author on the subject of Christianity.  Though many of his books are over 70 years old, most are still in print.  Fifteen of us are studying his
Screwtape Letters Fridays at Holy Caffeine from 8:30-9:30AM in the Lea Room.
David Payne portrays Lewis and captures the essence of the man and his path from atheism to Christianity in a fascinating show spanning the adult years of his life and featuring his friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien.      
A group of Christ Church parishioners is planning to attend the showing on Saturday, November 2 at 8PM at the Broadway Theatre downtown.  Come join us!!  Get your tickets on your own at broadwayinchicago.com and email christopher@christchurchwinnetka.org if you would like to get together for dinner as a group beforehand.  
Christmas Wreath Sale - The wreaths must be ordered, 
with payment, by Friday, November 1
Our Youth Choir once again is sponsoring a wreath sale to help support its tour fund.

Our choristers will be traveling to Nashville this February to sing at St. George's Church and Christ Church Cathedral.
They will be available for pick-up on the patio at the Church on the Hill on Sunday, November 24 (or later, if you prefer to make your pick-up after that date).

Order using this form: Christmas Wreath Sale 2019. You can deliver or mail this sheet together with your check payable to "Christ Church" (memo: Wreaths), to the church office by Friday, November 1. The address to use for mailing your check is: Christ Church, Christmas Wreath Sale, 470 Maple Street, Winnetka, IL 60093.
All Saints - Remember Your Loved Ones 
Due by Monday, October 28

Join us at 9:30AM on November 3 when we will feature some beautiful choral works accompanied by oboe, trumpets, and organ. You are invited to support our music program by offering a gift as a memorial or in thanksgiving. Your text will be listed in our All Saints Sunday bulletin, November 3.

After submitting the form or entering
Send a check with "All Saints Music" written on the memo line to the parish office before Monday, October 28.  
Thank you for supporting our Music Program, and especially our festival music on All Saints Sunday, November 3. - Richard Clemmitt
On All Saints Sunday, We Read the Names of the Faithfully Departed
We pray for all that have died, that they may have a place in God's eternal kingdom.  Please list the names of those you wish prayed for on November 3.

At the 8:00AM service we will read the names of those who have been buried at Christ Church since All Saints Day 2018.
At the 9:30AM service we will read the entire necrology (fancy name for this list) as a group. Each parishioner will be given a list which we will read at the same time. We call it "Pentecost" style.
At the 5:30PM Evensong we will read each name individually. This service is followed by a parish-wide dinner.

New Trier Township Food Pantry
On All Saints Sunday, we will also be collecting items and cash donations for the New Trier Township Food Pantry which serves those who are food insecure in New Trier Township.  We are focusing our November donation on the following items most needed by the Pantry at this time:
  • Paper Goods (Kleenex, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper)
  • Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, and Baggies
  • Diapers (Smaller Sizes)
  • Baking Goods (Muffins, Cake Mixes, Brownies)  
Please bring your items or donations to the Prevost Cloister following both services on Sunday, November 3.  Thank you for your generosity to our neighbors who are struggling!
Attention Christ Church Women: Save the Date for the 
2020 Christ Church Women's Retreat!
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Church House 

Theme: "Spiritual Confidence: How to Recognize God's Movement in Your Life"

Our guest presenter will be renowned author and retreat leader Vinita Hampton Wright More details and registration to come. Questions? Email Nadia.
Youth & Children's News  
Bake Sale for our Game Room this Sunday

Please join us for coffee, conversation and treats after worship this Sunday, October 27! Walt McAlexander, a member of our high school youth group, is raising money to renovate our Game Room for his Eagle Scout project. Please stop by his Bake Sale to purchase treats or make a donation! He will be at a table outside the McClain Room before and after the 9:30AM service. 
Calling All Families With Young Goblins and Ghosts!
Please join us for a spook-tacular Halloween Potluck Dinner, Sunday October 27, 4:00-6:00PM in the McClain Room at the church, 784 Sheridan Road. 
Come if you dare - with a dish to share!
(A-I: Entree, J-R: Side Dish, and  S-Z: Dessert)
Costumes encouraged, but not required. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Lea or Catherine James.
8th Grade Confirmation Gathering

Our next large group meeting for all 8th graders in Confirmation is on Monday, October 28 from 6-7:30PM. We will explore one unique and important aspect of being Episcopalian: The Book of Common Prayer (BCP). We will hear from Christopher, play games, and do activities to learn about the BCP. Dinner will be provided. If you are a parent that can help serve dinner or contribute a dessert, please let us know. RSVP regrets only to megan@christchurchwinnetka.org.
First Friday Fave - November 1 

All 5th through 8th graders and their friends are invited to First Friday Faves - an evening of fun, games AND service! This month we will be making Christmas ornaments and cards to sell to raise money for our Christmas Angels program. High school students needed as leaders! Email  Megan or call 917-930-7620 if you can come or volunteer, or just show up!
With the change of the seasons, we need more indoor space and will meet this month in the Great Hall at 470 Maple, Winnetka on Friday, November 1 from 6-7:30PM. After you drop the kids off, parents are invited to the First Friday Open House hosted by the Krone family.
Nov 3 All Saints Coffee Hour 

On All Saints Day Nov. 3, after the 9:30 service, please join us in the McClain Room for a festive coffee hour featuring delicious seasonal refreshments, activities and crafts for the children, and a chance to mingle and meet our newest parishioners! 

Plus, please come ready to start your Christmas shopping! Christmas ornaments for Christmas Angels are back! The All Saints coffee hour will be your first chance to purchase youth-made Christmas ornaments, with all proceeds going to our Christmas Angels program for the needy.
Opportunities to Serve
A Just Harvest - Saturday, October 26  
We Need Cooks, Servers, & Shoppers
DID YOU KNOW that our Parish serves approximately 150-175 hungry patrons each month at A Just Harvest Community Kitchen in Rogers Park.  We'd love to have you join this ongoing ministry.
Questions? Contact Jenny Smith or Suzie Peregrine for more information and/or to volunteer.
Most volunteers leave the kitchen with the sense that they have personally gained more than they have given. Come see for yourself.   
 Please Click HERE to Sign Up  
This Week at Christ Church
Thursday, October 24 Start Time End Time Location
Rummage Drop off Closed
Womens Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 PM Choir Room
Friday, October 25
Rummage Drop off Closed
Holy Caffeine Bible Study 8:30 AM 9:30 AM Church House/Lea Room
Saturday, October 26
Rummage Drop off Closed
Invite, Welcome, Connect - Seminar 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Church/Sanctuary/McClain Room
Sunday, October 27
Rummage Drop off Closed
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 & Primary Choir 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
Young Family Potluck 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Church on the Hill
Monday, October 28
Friends in Faith 10:30 AM 11:30 AM Lea Room, Church House
Youth Choir: 4th-6th grade 4:30 PM 5:30 PM Choir Room
Creative Dance 4:45 PM 5:45 PM Guild Room
Confirmation Large Group--8th Grade 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Church on the Hill
Tuesday, October 29
Rummage Drop off Closed
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
Annual Campaign Dinner-Speaker: Bishop Lee 6:00 PM 9:00 PM Parish House Great Hall
Wednesday, October 30
Rummage Drop off Closed
Wednesday Playgroup  9:30 AM 11:00 AM McClain Room 
Primary Choir: 1st-2nd grade 3:45 PM 4:30 PM Parish House
Club 56 (5th-6th Grade Class) 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Church on the Hill
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, October 31
Rummage Drop off Closed
Womens Bible Study 9:30 AM 11:00 AM Parish House Library
Adult Choir rehearsal 7:30 PM 9:00 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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