Worship Schedule

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

Thursdays
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 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green.  

Godly Play and Rite 13 One classes will assemble at the altar steps immediately after the reading of the Gospel at the 10 AM Service. These students will rejoin the Congregation at Communion. There will be no Rite 13 Two class this Sunday. Thank you!

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, November 11:

Altar Guild

TIna Colucci, Shelly Gayford, Sheila Swigert

Flower Guild
8am Server Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
8am Lectors Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
Greeter Siaber Zayzay
Ushers Dan Wood, David Wood, Kathy Galvez
Lector Roxanne Ingoe
Epistoler Amy Stambaugh
Intercessor Christine Gross
Crucifer Richard Zayzay
Eucharistic Minister Lisa Rhoades
Acolytes Kit Gerney
Verger Paul Smith
Counters John Gerney, Richard Zayzay
Coffee Hour Host

Stewardship! Stewardship! Stewardship!

It is time again! What time? Time to begin prayerfully and personally asking, what will my commitment be for the financial support of my church? This is a personal and spiritual decision to be made by each member of Christ Church New Brighton. May the Holy Spirit lead you to a just and maybe, even a sacrificial decision.

I hope by now you have received and read the special stewardship communique that was sent on Thursday. In it, we are clear as to what the needs are for us to do the ministry and mission we are called to. Please plan to do your part with grace and gratitude. Let me share with you what are seven (7) purposes of Stewardship (with commentary) as outlined in The Stewardship Study Bible. They are:

I. Our Unique Calling - This is a prompting toward fulfilling our unique role as stewards of what God has entrusted to you in time, talent and treasure. How will you share this in the Body of Christ?

II. Our Unquestionable Character - This is a prompting towards who we are called to be as individuals.

III. Our Unquenchable Compassion - This is a prompting towards placing others' needs before our own. This is becoming more and more a challenge within a culture that is so focused on individualism and demeaning of "otherness."

IV. Our Undying Commitment - This is a prompting towards obedience to God regardless of the cost. When narcissism and disregard for religion become cultural values, commitment to God becomes a secondary consideration and not a primary reason for being.

V. Our Unending Celebration - This is a constant expression of worship as God's stewards fulfill their calling. When society has become worldlier, and less religious, worship of God suffers, which we see through the decreasing numbers of persons who do not go to any religious assembly.

VI. Our Unparalleled Commission - This is a recognition of the privilege to share in the fulfillment of God's mission through the work of church through GIVING.

  1. Our Unwavering Conformity - This is a prompting towards conforming to God's will and desires. This is conformity that also lends itself to questions and doubt, while never losing faith and hope.

My prayer is that as we seek to live more faithfully to these seven (7) Cs: Calling, Character, Compassion, Commitment, Celebration, Commission and Conformity, that we prayerfully make our stewardship commitment in 2019 a priority for the sustainability of the ministry and mission here.

With gratitude I encourage your fullest consideration and participation. Be blessed!

The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+
Rector

Bake Sale

Pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale to benefit Christ Church. Sunday, November 18th after service. Donations of baked goods greatly appreciated as well as purchasers of said baked goods. Please call Rita McGough with donations at (917) 613-0035. Volunteers needed.

Stewardship Fellowship Sunday

Sunday, November 18, 2018 has been designated as "Stewardship/Fellowship Sunday." There will be one(1) service at 9;00 a.m. with a comprehensive fellowship about our 2019 pledge commitment. Details will be discussed in small groups on November 18, 2018. Please plan to be present.

Karlus Trapp — Hall of Fame

Christ Church's own Karlus Trapp is going to be inducted into the Curtis High School Hall of Fame on November 11th, 2018. The ceremony is at 1:00 pm for all those who would like to attend.

Stewardship 2019

The Theme for this Stewardship 2019 is "Shepherd of Souls!" Chairpersons are Barnett Shepherd and Elizabeth Gattullo. Please begin to prayerfully consider your pledge to the vision and mission God has entrusted to us.

Book Club Launch

The CCNB Book Club will hold its first session on Wednesday, November 28th at 7 pm to 8:30 pm. in the Guild Room. The discussion will focus on C.S. Lewis's work Mere Christianity.
The author provides the opportunity to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.

A light supper will be supper will be served. Please add your name to the list on the hall bulletin board or contact Cathy Romano 718-727-6100.

Tribute to Resilience

Tony Colucci and the Scout troops are heading to Beth Chaim Synagogue on Sunday, November 11th. There is a tribute Cantor David Wisnia who is a Holocaust survivor. Cantor Wisnia is 94 years old. From the age of 15, he lived in 3 different ghettos and 5 Nazi camps. His story is a part of history.  

Anyone interested is welcome to join the scouts on Sunday. The service begins at 10:00 a.m. at Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. 

If you would like more information, please call Tony Colucci at 718-420-0314.

Christmas Pageant

The annual Christmas pageant will be held on Sunday, December 16th during the 10 am service. The pageant is open to all children of the parish ages 3-11. If your child would like to participate, please let Paige Gunther know as soon as possible via email paigegunther@gmail.com or text 646-322-3546.

Rehearsals will be held on Sunday December 2nd and Sunday December 9th immediately following the 10 am Eucharist. A Saturday rehearsal will be held on December 15th at 2 p.m. in the Church. Anyone assigned a speaking role or major part must be present at all rehearsals. If you are unable to attend each rehearsal, please do not accept a major role.

Parent volunteers are needed to make the pageant a success! Volunteers are needed during rehearsals and on the day of the pageant to ensure the production runs smoothly. Please consider volunteering your time if you are able.
More information will be given to the children during this Sunday's Godly Play classes, and you may see Paige during coffee hour with any questions.

Thank you as always for your enthusiastic participation and support.

St, Nick's Planning Meeting

All those involved in this year's St. Nick's Fair are to meet this Sunday, November 11th at 9:15 a.m. in the Guild Room.

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:

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

For more information, please contact Bill Sherman.

Just Faith

JustFaith is a program of JustFaith Ministries that invites participants to live more simply and compassionately, and make a difference by responding to the needs of the world. This small group program is comprised of three phases that will help you explore today's issues through the lens of your faith, engage in dialogue around those issues, and formulate a personal/group response. Phases can be taken individually or together. We will be offering the first phase on Living Compassionately - Caring for the Poor at Christ Church New Brighton beginning October 16 at 7 pm. Additional meeting dates: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11. If you would like more information or would like to register for JustFaith contact Kirstin Swanson, (347)446-4870 or kireleason@outlook.com.

Flamingo Fund Raiser

Send Flamingos instead of Flowers! For a suggested donation of $25, 12 flamingos and the sign of your choice (Happy Birthday, Congratulations, or Happy Anniversary) will visit any lawn on Staten Island for 24 hours. Includes card to recipient. A fundraiser of the Christ Church Youth Group. To Flock a Friend, call or text: 347-886-0039.

Building Fundraising Project

We are raffling an LG 49" LED HD Smart TV. Proceeds be used for the ongoing repair and maintenance of our buildings. Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be Saturday, November 10, 2018 (winner need not be present). Please contact Beth McLean for tickets at 917-204-3709.

Special Events 2018

NOVEMBER   
3 Event Planning meeting 10 a.m.
4 Rite 13 Celebration
17 Belle Nuit-The Belle Nuit series at Christ Church presents La bohème in concert with orchestra. Performed by members of New York Concert Opera
14/15 Holiday food baskets

DECEMBER
1 St. Nick's Fair
8 Night of Elegance
19/20 Holiday food baskets
24  Christmas Eve Services - 4 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
25  Christmas Day Service 9:00 a.m.
31 Watch night service

St. Nick's Fair

Sheila Hewitt is now in the planning stage of the St. Nick's Fair on Saturday, December 1. We need everyone to help make this event a success. Please contact Sheila and let her know if you are able to help.

Thursday Morning Eucharist

Our Thursday morning Eucharist will resume on September 13th at 11:00 a.m. Please join us in the chapel for this extra opportunity to share in the Eucharist.

Sunday Morning Bible Discussion

Sunday Morning Bible Discussion
11:30 in the Vestry Room
All are welcomed.

Projects in the Works

This summer we are working on several upgrades and repairs to the Christ Church property. They are:

1. New carpet installation in the church offices.   
  (Completed)
2. Re-carpeting of Parish House hallways. 
  (Completed)
3. Repair and repainting of cloister between Rectory 
 and Parish House. (In process)
4. Replacement of the malfunctioning security system. (Completed)

Wherever possible, volunteers are helping to complete these projects. 

Our special thanks to those who have donated generous gifts to offset the costs of these projects.

Payer Ministry & Devotional Bible Study

Prayer Ministry and Devotional Bible Study meets on Wednesday nights at 7 pm in the Vestry Room. All are welcome to attend.

Our mission:

To provide a time of spiritual fellowship to be inspired and renewed through prayer, Scripture and devotion as we offer our praise and intercessions to the Lord.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Fatu Barnes, Shirley Black, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Marlene Elia, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Lee Ann Gattullo, Sandra Giambalvo, Darlene Gray, Tea Rose Hill, 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, Joann York, Connor, 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 office and speak to Cathy Romano, Parish Administrator. Thank you!

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Grace Hazelwood (12), Lester Jean (12), Tamara Christopher (13), Marlene Elia (13), Samolu Freeman (13), Sheila Hewitt (13), Jack Elia (15), Jonathan Elia (16)

The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Gerald Brusco.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for Episcopal Church of Cuba and The Right Rev. Griselda Delgado Del Caprio.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew,
+ Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, and The Diocesan Standing Committee.