Welcome to Christ Church New Brighton, Staten Island, New York

A Warm Welcome Awaits You

Our mission statement: FELLOWSHIP and COMMUNITY OUTREACH based on real need that encourages participation and a sense of belonging:

  • Traditional Anglican faith-based WORSHIP with an emphasis on music
  • Loving and compassionate PASTORAL CARE focussed on real need
  • Encouraging the participation and understanding of belonging for our CHILDREN & YOUTH

Service Times

Sundays
7:30 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I in the Chapel
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Nave
(Virtual Service via ZOOM)
10:30 AM Youth Formation Classes

Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost.
The liturgical color is GREEN.

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!

From the Rector's Desk

Stewardship Campaign 2022!

Dear Saints of God:

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.

"Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above…" James 1:17, NRSV
Schedule
Theme: EVERY PERFECT GIFT
Sunday, October 17, 2021 - Launch and Announce Committee –
Chair Introduces Theme and Committee
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - Stewardship Committee Meeting
Sunday, October 31, 2021 - Youth Sunday
Sunday, November 07, 2021 - Stewardship Sermon and Distribution
of Pledge Cards.
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - Senior Warden's Pitch for Stewardship
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - Junior Warden's Pitch for Stewardship
Sunday, November 28, 2021 - Chair of Finance – Funding Allocations
Sunday, December 05, 2021 - Ingathering of Pledge Cards
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - Stewardship Committee Meeting Next Steps
Please note: This schedule may be subject to change.

Respectfully,
Fr. Trevor+
Rector

Dr. Lester Blair,
Stewardship Co-Chair

Atty. Andrea Morse Raff,
Stewardship Co-Chair

Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities

Six Women of the Old Testament

Led by Rich Whaley, Sundays at 2 PM..

Prayer Meetings...

...ending with Compline with Fr. Trevor+ Wednesdays at 7 pm. A reminder announcement is sent out every week with the details.

BIBLE STUDY

Led by The Rev. Anthony Lamourt. The class had been studying the Book of Isaiah, but is currently on summer hiatus until September.

Please call the office at 718-720-6100 if you have any questions about any of the above information.

Christ Church Needs Volunteers...

...for coffee hour for the next several decades. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the parish hall near the main entrance.

Counters

We also must re-constitute our Counters Guild. If you had been a member of the Counter Guild before the pandemic and would like to resume this vital ministry, or if you've never done it before asnd would like to learn how, please contact Susan Fowler or call Kelly in the church office (718-727-6100).

Did You Know?

Did you know that 70% of the Book of Common Prayer comes directly from the Bible? Worshipers in the Episcopal Church hear more Holy Scripture on Sunday that can be heard in most other denominations.

Did you know that we now have dogs sniffing for Covid-19? Recently, at Miami Airport, dogs were introduced as another measure of combating Covid-19 by sniffing the masks of passengers before boarding flights. One of the dogs named Cobra has proven to be 98.4% accurate in her sniff. My advice, PLEASE GET VACCINATED! Your life, and that of your neighbor, can be saved.

Save the Date

October 16: Commission Saturday, 10am - 12pm
October 17: Virtual and In-Person Tea Party & Musical
October 24: Evensong & Benediction 4:00 pm
October 31 is Youth Sunday at Christ Church.
It is also Halloween. We will be hosting a Trunk Or Treat and a Halloween themed coffee hour. If you would like to decorate your car trunk, donate candy or funds towards this event, or help with planning, please contact Heather DelValle, Nicole Haylock or Carol Bratton.
November 14:  Virtual and in person tea party - musical entertainment by Mr. Jay Daniels.
November 17:  Thanksgiving Food Basket Preparation 7:30 pm
November 18:  Thanksgiving Food Basket distribution 10 am–1 pm
November 28 – December 5: Sale of Fresh Pine Christmas Wreaths
December 12:   Tree Lighting Ceremony 4:00 pm
December 15:   Christmas Food Basket Preparation 7:30 pm
December 16:   Christmas Food Basket Distribution 10 am-1 pm

The Daffodil Project

The Daffodil Project has honored the victims of 9/11 with the largest living memorial for 20 years. Each year, the Daffodil Project gives out bulbs for free to plant in public spaces across all five boroughs. This year, Christ Church has obtained 500 of these bulbs. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the planting. If you are available to help, please contact Nick Dowen, or leave a message in the parish office.

Announcements

VESTRY MEETING

Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm. Please collect your Vestry packets from your mailboxes after service on Sunday.

HARBOR TERRACE

Has been cancelled for this week.

FOR THOSE WHO MISSED LAST WEEK'S CONCERT

For guitar and keyboard, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/E0PMq5effAo

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS WILL BEGIN

in October. Details to follow.

PRAYER MINISTRY AND BOOK REVIEW

Has resumed, every Wednesday at 7:00 pm. We are reviewing the book "Begin Again, James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own", by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

CONGRATULATIONS

To Nastassia "Star" Sears on her graduation from Naval School. She now begins the second part of her training at Fort Lee, Virginia.

GOOD NEWS

Laura Craig has come back to her home from Eger! Her home phone is 718-442-5008, and she would love to hear from any and all.

CHRIST CHURCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

For Coffee Hour for the next 3 months. The calendar for July, August and September is on the bulletin board also on the bulletin board across from the guild room.

FREE FIREWOOD

If you have a truck and an able body, free firewood and kindling are available. Call or email Kelly Collins at the Christ Church office.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY AUGUST - OCTOBER 2021

WE HAVE SEVERAL COPIES AVAILABLE (small print) PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE A COPY. Please let us know if you would like to pick one up or if you prefer that we mail it to you.

Parish Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Shirley & Lasontha Allamby, Marcella Babb, Donna Barr, Jacob Blake and Family, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Jennifer Brumskine, Martha Catul, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Rosa Carsino, David Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Ruby Cooper, Laura & Mark Craig, Kylon Craig, Vincent Cresci, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Mike Daversa, Marlene Elia, Adriana Erazo, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Christy Mary Finlay, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Robin Garber, Matthew Gill, Denyse Gonzales, Marian Grace & Family, Leah Gunther & the Gunther Family, The Rev. Ivan Harewood, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Deacon Colenthia Hunter, Jebbeh Jangaba, Anne Rick Jones, Sallie Beth Long, Eva McClary, William Marcus, Quinzel Mayers, The McIntosh Family, Kevin Meighan, Nathan Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Debbie-Ann Paige, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Saint Maurice Phillips, Linda Pinnock, Cherise Richards, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Barnett Shepherd, Bendu, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Larry Sears, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, Larry Stroud, Rob Tucher, Carol Tysen, Peggy Wilkerson, Lucille Williams, Arlin Wynn, Marsha Wynter, and the people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home.
 
Please Note: 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. This list will be updated every three months unless otherwise notified. If you need a loved one or friend to remain on the list, please call the parish office. Thank you!
 We pray for the people of Haiti and the people of Afghanistan.
 We pray for the repose of the soul of Mr. Valentine Anyanwu and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
 We pray for all the nations that are currently suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.
 We pray for all of the frontline and essential workers in our parish, and around S.I. and the world. 
 We pray for those who are suffering from the physical, mental or economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
 We pray for those who are suffering from the impacts of systemic racism, and for those who are committed and working towards change, unity and equality for all peoples.
 We pray for Kirstin Swanson-Basso, now in the process as a Postulant for Ordination to the Priesthood; David Barr as a Postulant for Ordination to the Diaconate.
 We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Carol Bratton (17), Heather Ortiz DelValle (19), Nathaniel Seeley (21), Daniel DelValle (22), John Gerney (22), Deborah Lindsay (23).
 We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week.
 In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church in the Province of the West Indies.

 In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Church of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Manhattan; St. Luke's Church, Bronx; St. Luke's Church, Somers; St. Luke's Church, Katonah; Hospital Chaplains of the Diocese; Postulants and Candidates for the Vocational Diaconate; and the Diocesan Committee on the Diaconate.