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Worship Schedule

7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II

11:00 AM Healing Service & Holy Eucharist with interactive Scripture Conversation

Monday through Friday
7:00 AM Morning Prayer in the Chapel

Christ Church

Mailing address:
Christ Church New Brighton
76 Franklin Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-727-6100
Fax: 718-727-6101 
Email: Fr. Trevor R. Babb+
Email: Parish Administrator

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The liturgical color is green.

There will be no Godly Play and Rite 13 classes this Sunday. Childcare begins at 9:45 a.m. in the nursery.

I Want to Help

Use the Donate button (above) to make donations to Christ Church to help us in our ministries to the community. You can also use this button to pay for tickets to various events or to make your weekly pledge payments. Yes, that's right—you can now keep up your pledge amount without even leaving the comfort of your home!

Server Schedule

Sunday, Fegruary 17:

Altar Guild

Tina Colucci, Shelley Gayford, Sheila Swigert

Flower Guild
8am Server Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
8am Lector Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
Ushers Lester Blair, Roxanne Ingoe, Kathy Galvez
Lector David Wood
Epistoler Eva-Marie Black
Intercessor Greer Gerney
Crucifer Bill Sherman
Eucharistic Minister Hueldine Webb
Acolytes Eva Gross, Eleanor Larimer
Verger Paul Smith
Counters Lester Blair, Kathy & Arnold Galvez
Coffee Hour Host Scout Sunday

A Note from the Rector

Welcome New Vestry Members!

Last Sunday, we commissioned our vestry members and wardens for this calendar year. Below are profiles of our new junior warden and vestry members, written by our roving reporter, Nancy Reiersen-Scromo. Many thanks to Nancy for her ministry!

Susan Fowler, Warden

Susan Fowler
Susan and her husband, Victor Stanwick, have been an integral part of Christ Church since they made their first visit here back in 1993. It's close to impossible to name all of the areas to which she's lent her time and talent, but it's safe to say that she's been involved in at least 90% of our committees, activities and outreach ministries!

Her talents are many and her enthusiasm permeates whatever assignment or task she takes on. She has chaired committees, Fairs, served as a Vestry member, a lay reader, and counter. She currently organizes the counters' schedule, and helps to lead the weekday Morning Prayer services in the chapel. Susan is a faithful volunteer at the Second Saturday Feeding Ministry at Trinity Lutheran (Staten Island), and supports the CSA, the Christ Church Food Pantry and any other project that involves feeding and helping those less fortunate.

Susan has worked for City Harvest for the past several years and she currently serves as Staten Island Healthy Neighborhood Manager at City Harvest.

As Christ Church continues to grow, transition and expand to meet the needs of our parishioners and outlying community, Susan is eager to take on the challenges and rewards of the job of Warden.

Eva-Marie Black, Vestry 2019-2021

Eva-Marie Black

Eva hopes to continue the family tradition of Vestry service, following in the footsteps of her grandfather, Willie Black, Jr. and her dad, Willie (Buster) Black, III who both served as Vestry members and Wardens here at Christ Church.

Eva has been an Episcopalian since birth (now 23 years old) and was confirmed at age 13 at the Cathedral of St John the Divine. She was actively involved with our Youth Group and has represented Christ Church in various capacities, including serving as a representative on our Indaba team, visiting different parishes in the Diocese to learn more about each other. In addition to being a member of our choir, a lay reader, a server and a volunteer at multiple Christ Church fundraisers, Eva is currently a member of the Security Committee and recently served on the organist search committee.

Eva is a graduate of LaGuardia HS in Manhattan - her proficiency on the violin is proof of a job well done. She went on to complete her undergraduate studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, graduating with a BA in Forensic Psychology in 2018

Eva currently works at the Center for Human Development and Family Services (CHDFS), providing social services to youth with emotional disturbances. She also works with children in our community through United Activities Unlimited (UAU). She will be returning to John Jay this year to pursue her masters in Forensic Psychology and Law, with the ultimate goal of becoming a forensic behavior analyst with the FBI.

Eva looks forward to serving on the Vestry and continuing to be a voice of the youth in our parish, to continue the growth of future generations within Christ Church.

Kathy Galvez, Vestry 2019-2021

Kathy Galvez

Kathy and her husband, Arnold, made their first visit to Christ Church in 2014 and after attending several services and coffee hours, made the decision to become members of our parish. We are very glad they did!

Kathy is a native of Chicago and came to Staten Island in 1968. She recently retired from her job at the College of Staten Island where she served as their in-house counsel.

Kathy was nominated and served a three-year term on the Vestry from 2015 through 2017 and has become involved in the many activities at Christ Church since that time.

She currently serves as a member of the Ushers Guild, Counters Guild, and the Altar Guild and has been involved with our St. Nick's Fair as well. She also enjoys attending our Sunday Morning Bible Study.

Shelley Gayford, Vestry 2019-2021

Shelley Gayford

Shelly and her family (husband Luke and 5 year-old daughter, Leila) have been coming to Christ Church for the past three years. Since that time, they have immersed themselves in our worship services and activities, whether it's hosting a coffee hour, helping out at fairs and community events, or supporting our fundraisers.

Shelly is a lay reader, and a member of the Altar Guild and the Evangelism Committee.

Shelly has been a nurse for the past 28 years, working in every area from the Emergency Room to the Intensive Care Unit as a supervisor and team leader. She's the author of "7 Principles to Become Your Own Superhero!" and in her "spare" time, she is also a motivational speaker, poet, actress, director and producer.

Shelly looks forward to putting her enthusiasm and talents to work on Vestry, as she generate new ideas and add more members to our growing parish family.

Mary Gannon Larimer, Vestry 2019-2021

Mary Larimer

Mary and her family (husband Kevin, and their two children, Eleanor and Luke) have been worshiping at Christ Church since 2007. Although Mary and Kevin were not raised in the Episcopal faith they started worshiping in an Episcopal church in Greenpoint, Brooklyn because they felt the teachings and practices of the Episcopal Church matched their shared beliefs and religious upbringings (Catholic and Lutheran) most closely. It was a good day for us when they moved to Staten Island and discovered Christ Church.

Mary currently serves as the Executive Director of The Community of Literary Magazines & Presses [CLMP], a 50-year-old nonprofit organization that provides technical assistance, financial support, and advocacy for literary publishers. She is also a published journalist and poet. She and Kevin (who also works in the literary field) are currently co-authoring a book on publishing, which is slated for release next year through The Avid Reader press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Mary served as a Godly Play teacher for about 5 years, and was also the Godly Play Coordinator for two years. She headed up the Carpenter's Kids program for a few years and is a member of the Altar Guild

Christ Church is an important part of the lives of the Larimer family and serves as a sacred space and a religious and spiritual community. Mary is looking forward to serving on the Vestry and utilizing the skills she has developed in her professional life-- project management, fundraising, and strategic planning.

The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+

Epiphany III

Sharing the Love

Members of our Rite 13 classes were sharing lots of love last Sunday! Several of them hosted Coffee Hour, preparing and serving delicious treats for Valentine's Day.

Cupcakes for coffee hour

Later that afternoon, they walked over to Harbor Terrace to assist with our monthly service. they also provided gifts for the residents.

Harbor Terrace volunteers

Christ Church Book Club

The second session of the Book Club will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Vestry room. The group will discuss "The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels" by Jon Meacham, 2018. Please register on the sign up sheet on the bulletin board. Come early! Come one and all! A light supper will be served. It would be helpful to have a copy of the book with you, but it is not necessary to read the book to participate in the discussion.

Thank You!

Thank you for your 2019 pledge! If you have pledged for 2019, your box of pledge envelopes will be in the back of the church with your name on it. If you have not yet pledged, please see Beth McLean.

Youth Sunday Survey

In 2018, we introduced Youth Sunday on the 5th Sunday of the month (when applicable). We held Youth Sunday on April 29, July 29, and September 30.

The 2019 Youth Sunday dates will be March 31, June 30, and September 29.

We will be circulating an evaluation form during Sunday's service, to get feedback on Youth Sunday. Please take a moment to complete it and drop it in the collection plate. The Youth Christian Formation team will receive and review the surveys. Thank you!

Parish Updates

Copies of the Annual Meeting Booklet are available at the back of the church. Many thanks to all of the Heads of Ministries for compiling the reports in the booklet. Please take some time to review all of the good work that is being done here at Christ Church, and lend your time and talents!

The 2019 parish directory is now available. Updated copies will be in church this Sunday, or contact the parish office at

718-727-6100, or

Calendar of Activities

15 Scouts Blue & Gold Dinner, 6:30 PM
17 Scout Sunday at Christ Church
23 Voyces Concert at CCNB, 7 PM
24 Black History Celebration at CCNB
24 Stay at Home Tea, 5 PM

School Supplies

School supplies are needed for EES/EHS in Liberia

The Episcopal Elementary School and the Episcopal High School that Christ Church sponsors in Liberia is in need of school supplies for their students. So when you are shopping for our children's back to school supplies, please purchase some extra items to be sent to the EES & EHS School in Liberia.

Needed items are:

Loose leaf paper
Notebooks (composition, one subject, 5 subject)
Reading books for all ages

For more information, please contact Bill Sherman.

Sunday Morning Bible Discussion

Please note: There will be no Bible Discussion Forum this Sunday.

We will resume the Sunday Morning Bible Discussion in February in the Vestry Room.

All are welcomed.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Fatu Barnes, Shirley Black, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Harvey Cohn, Ines Colbourne, Edward Craig, Eugene Deluca, Marlene Elia, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Lee Ann Gattullo, Johanna Gilbert, Sandra Giambalvo, Darlene Gray, Tea Rose Hill, Anne Johnson, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Alissa McGinley, Brian McGlynn, Andrea McIntosh, Fran Milauskas, Mabassi Paasewe-Totiment, Marilyn Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Denny Seese, Donna Seese, Henrietta Smith, Joseph Spielman, Mary Thompson, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, and the people of St. Vincent's.

The Prayer List is intended to uphold and encourage those who are in need of healing prayers. If persons have been fully recovered and no longer need to be lifted up in this way, please let us know so that we can make room for others. If you need a loved one or friend to remain on the list, please call the parish office. Thank you!

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Malik Mitchell (17), Alleida Mitchell (22), Carlos Rivera (22).

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of Central Africa, The Most Revd Albert Chama-Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for + Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, St John's Church, South Salem, and St. Simon's Church, Staten Island.