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

Sunday

This Sunday is the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.

The liturgical color is GREEN.

Godly Play, Rite 13 and J2A will not meet this week.

Childcare will be available 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, January 19:

Altar Guild

Bonnie Franz, Shelly Heath, Sheila Hewitt

8am Server Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
8am Lector Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
Ushers Star Sears, Nikki Johns, Brianna Cooper
Lector

Mary Larimer

Epistoler Sheila Hewitt
Intercessor ANdrea Morse-Raff
Crucifer Bill Sherman
LEM Victor Stanwick
Acolytes Luke Larimer, Jude Crewe
Verger Hueldine Webb
Counters Susan Fowler, Andrea Morse-Raff
Coffee Hour Diversity Sunday

From the Rector's Desk

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Ministry is a matter of team work and when all the parts are fully engaged and working together, ministry is life giving, life transforming and life affirming. Blessed St. Paul was sure about this truth when he wrote to the Christians in Corinth with these words, "As it is, there are many parts, yet one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you." On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable, and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honor to the inferior part, that there may be no dsicord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together." 1 Corinthians 12: 20ff.

Again in his letter to the Ephesians Paul writes, "And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry ... when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and upbuilds itself in love." Ephesians 4: 11ff

So, it is with profound gratitude that I say Thank You to all the ministry leaders who have worked to show love and build unity in the body of Christ. Thanks for all your support and sacrifice. Thanks to those who work behind the scenes and help to propel the ministry outcomes, your contribution does not go unnoticed. Thank You! Thank You!

May God, who has blessed us with this ministry, mission and vision for renewal and transformation in 2020, give us the resources to accomplish all that has been purposed. I encourage everyone to do your part to allow us to be a light shining in and through our community.       

In peace,

The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+
Rector, Christ Church New Brighton

Vestry Meeting Reminder

Members of the Vestry are reminded of our regular monthly meeting to be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Our guest will be Anna Opsha, who will present the details of our recent full audit. We look forward to your presence and participation.

Vestry Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee for Vestry Members (4) and Alternate delegates to Diocesan Convention (2) are:
1. William (Bill) Sherman
2. William Keck
3. Robert Long
4. Anne Devlin
5. Kristin Parrish

If you are interested in being a member of the vestry or an alternate delegate to Diocesan Convention, please speak to any one of the committee members.

Nomination forms are at the Usher's station in the back of the church. Please complete the form and give it to one of the Nominating Committee members.

Annual Meeting January 26, 2020

There will be ONE SERVICE on January 26 at 9AM.

All Committee Chairs must submit their respective annual reports to the parish office no later than January 15, 2020. Any reports received after January 15th will not be included in the Annual Report.

During the month of February there will be an Education series dealing with the issues of racism, slavery and religion in Staten Island. The format for the series will be fellowship, presentations and conversations with learned professionals who have studied this material and are able to help us better deal with these trigger issues. The schedule is as follows:

Date: Sunday, February 02, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Subject: Slavery, Religion, and Resistance on Staten Island, 1640 -1800.
Presenter: The Rev. Dr. George McClain
Date: Sunday, February 09, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Subject: Sundown Towns on Staten Island? A look at the past and present housing discrimination.
Presenter: The Rev. Dr. George McClain
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Subject: Slavery in Staten Island and its lasting legacy on race relations.
Presenter: Debbie-Ann Paige
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Subject: Frederick Douglas Cemetery
Presenter: Dwayne Felton

All are invited to share in this education series and to be informed about race and how we can be anti-racist in a culture of division. Updates will be made as are needed.

Liturgy & Worship Committee Meeting

Please Note Change of Date

Members of the Liturgy and Worship Committee are invited to a meeting on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Guild Room. Please make every effort to attend. If you have any concerns or any member has been omitted, please speak to Fr. Trevor+.

MEMBERS:

Fr. Trevor R. Babb+
Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
Hueldine Webb
Anthony Lamourt
David Wood
David Nygard
Alleida Mitchell
Constance Black
Willie Black III
Kristen Parrish
Paul Smith
Paige Gunther
Nick Lettiere

M.E.a.L.S. Program

The MEaLS Program resumes on January 16, 2020.

Sunday Servers Schedule for February & March, 2020

If you have any concerns please call Dr. Heuldine Webb at (718) 442 5420.

Date Lector Epistoler Intercessor Crucifer Acolytes LEM Verger
1/26 Carol Victor John Richard Z Kamali, Lucas Bill S Spider
2/2 Amy Richard Z Shelly Bill S Alidel, Damali Victor Spider
2/9 Spider Nick Andrea Richard Z Cora, Eva Bill S Spider
2/16 Roxanne Kristin John Bill S Zahra, Luke Victor Spider
2/23 Eva M Lisa Mary Lucas Kamali, Jude Richard Z Spider
3/1 Andrea Shelley David Lucas Alidel, Damali Bill S Spider
2/8 Susan Roxanne Brianna Bill S Cora. Zahra Richard Z Spider
3/15 Nick Kristin Eva M Victor Kimani, Luke Bill S Spider
3/22 Mary John Andrea Lucas Alidel, Damali Richard Z Spider
3/29 Marshall Carol Shelley Bill S Kimani, Cora Victor Spider

Save the Date

Event Date Time
Annual Parish Meeting
One Service
January 26 9 AM

Please always check the calendar on the bulletin board for more details or last-minute changes.

Stewardship for 2020

Pledge Goal $170,000.00
Pledges to Date 52
Pledge Amount $95,324.00
Pledge Goal Balance $74,676.00

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Derek Alvez, Fatu Barnes, Francis Batama, Jr., Deborah Broome, Carrol Burak, Robert Burak, Carolyn Burphy-George, Ryan Capasse, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Brianna Cooper, Zahra Cooper, Edward & Laura Craig, Eileen Devlin, Eugene Deluca, Marlene Elia, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Karmo Freeman, Ina Fried, Mary Gerney, Sandra Giambalvo, Bruce Gill, Darlene Gray, Ann Heather, Tea Rose Hill, John, Oneka (Nikki) Johns, Anne Johnson, Derrick Jones, Dr. Hannah Abeodu Bowen-Jones, Joseph Kormah, Elizabeth Lamadieu, Amanda Lovell, Jesse Luke, William Marcus, Martha, Kate Martin, Janet Massa, Rodney Mayers, Eva McClary, Alissa McGinley, Brian McGlynn, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Utopia Mennoh, John Mobley, Joyce Mobley, Mona, Olivia Rey, Emily David Russ, Renee Russell and family, Larry Sears, Donna Seese, Kevin Skinner, Roderic Oso-Smith, Aline Smith, Ashley Smith, Henrietta Smith, Marie Smith, Robert Smith, Joseph Speilman, Mary Thompson, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, and the people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home.

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 pray for Kirstin Swanson-Basso, now in the process as a Postulant for Ordination to the Priesthood.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Jill Kelly (20).

We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries this week.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the united Church of Bangladesh, The Most Revd Samuel Sunil Mankhin - Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Kushtia.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector, St. Joseph's Church, Bronx, Pilgrims to the Diocese of Cuernavaca, Mexico, Diocesan Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, Canterbury Downtown Chaplaincy, Manhattan, St. Paul's on-the-Hill Church, Ossining, The Conversion of St. Paul Youth Choristers of the Diocese.