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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 is the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost. The liturgical color is GREEN.

There will be no Formation classes on Sunday. Wishing everyone a safe and blessed summer break.

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, August 18:

Altar Guild

Tina Colucci, Sheila Swigert, Shelly Gayford, SHeila Hewitt

8am Server Victor Stanwick
8am Lector Danforth Prince
Ushers John Gerney, Claire James

Nick Dowen

Epistoler Sheila Hewitt
Intercessor Andrea Morse-Raff
Crucifer Richard Zayzay
LEM Willie Black, III
Acolytes Damali Browne
Verger Hueldine Webb
Counters Lester Blair, John Gerney
Coffee Hour Zayzay Family
Flower Guild Nick Dowen, Barnett Shepherd

Back to School Prep

My Christian Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings. As we approach and prepare for the reopening of the 2019 school year, I wish all of us God's blessings and protections for our children in those buildings and playgrounds where we will not be present, but He will surely be there for them.

Finally, please remember our 2020 mission to Liberia. We need your prayers and support. We are also collecting school supplies which you can see in the list below. May God bless us all.


St. John's and House of Bethany Epsicopal High School and Elementary School

The Episcopal Elementary School and the Episcopal High School that Christ Church sponsors in Liberia are 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 Schools 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.

Bill Sherman
Senior Warden

Autumn Basket Auction: Please Consider Donating!

Alleida Mitchell, our amazing fundraising head, is running a basket auction (previously called a Chinese auction) on the evening of Friday, October 18, from 6 to 10 pm.

The last time we held one was 2010, and it was successful and relatively easy to put on. A basket auction is similar to the raffles we've had at the Spring Fair and St. Nick's Fair, except that many more items are available. People buy tickets for various categories of items, then put their tickets in buckets in front of each basket or item that interests them. At the end of the night, a church representative pulls the tickets and the winners take home the items. Food, soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages are also available. Children under 12 aren't admitted.

We need your help
To keep costs down, the wardens and Alleida would like to invite you to donate new items for the baskets. Here are the categories and the items we need for each one.

You'll see that some items are cheap and others expensive, but you can also donate cash that Alleida will use to buy high-ticket items. Please make checks out to Christ Church New Brighton and put "Basket Auction" in the memo.

Small appliances and household items

  • Toaster oven
  • Air fryer
  • Crock pots
  • Hand mixers
  • Electric can openers
  • Pots and pans
  • Kettle
  • Tablecloths


  • Bed linens
  • Blankets
  • Spreads
  • Cushions


  • Bathroom sets
  • Shower curtains and liners
  • Bath mats
  • Anything for the bath

Bath & body products

  • Victoria Secret body care products
  • Any other body care products


  • Tablets
  • Laptop
  • Computer
  • TV

Other suggestions

  • BBQ grill
  • Patio furniture
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Toys for boys and girls
  • Gift sets
  • various Lottery tickets
  • Handbags
  • Various gift certificates
  • Various bottles of wine, beer, liquor
  • Non-perishable food items

Variety of paper goods--napkins, plates, cups, etc.

Susan Fowler
Junior Warden

Help Needed for Godly Play, Rite 13, & J2A

In preparation for the fall program start of our Christian Formation programs we need at least five (5) volunteers to assist with Godly Play, Rite 13 and J2A. If you feel called to this ministry and are willing to give of your time to support the education of our children, please speak to Lisa Rhoades or Catherine Barnett or David Nygard as soon as possible. Thanks for your help in advance!

EES-EHS Conference August 30 - September 3

Fr. Trevor+ has been invited to be the keynote speaker at the 21st gathering of the Episcopal Elementary School Episcopal High School Alumni Association (EESEHS) in Dover, Delaware - August 30th to September 2nd, 2019. As we develop our mission to Liberia 2020, please keep the association and other organizations committed to the education of Liberian children in your prayers. Our own Bill Sherman, Senior Warden is the Chairman of the reconstruction project for the schools.

Sunday, September 8 — Homecoming, Parish Picnic, Grandparents & Friendship Sunday

On Sunday, September 8th, 2019, the chancel choir returns. It is also Homecoming, Friendship and GrandParents Sunday, as well as our Parish Picnic.

Please be ready to re-engage in the ongoing ministries of the parish as we live our mission and engage our vision.

You can speak with our Wardens, Susan Fowler and Bill Sherman, to find out how you can support our Homecoming Parish Picnic. Let's worship and then enjoy some fun with the whole family. Save the date - Sunday, September 8th, 2019!


The M.E.a.L.s ministry will be on break from June 28th and will resume on Thursday September 12, 2019. This includes Thursday Eucharist, Organ Recital and the Lunch served after. Thanks to everyone who has participated over the past six (6) months.

Memorial Fund for Alayne and Victoria Gilbert

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for Johanna Gilbert's daughters, Alayne and Victoria Gilbert. If you would like to contribute, please Click Here.

Sunday Servers Schedule for August

The schedule for worship participants at the 10:00 am service for the months of JULY & AUGUST.

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

Date Lector Epistoler Intercessor Crucifer Acolytes LEM Verger
8/11 Marshall Brianna Marly L Bill S Eleanor & Gianni Richard Z Victor
8/18 Lisa Sheila H Andrea M Richard Z Cora & Eva Wilie III Spider
8/25 Nick D Marcella Shelly Eva G Damali & Kai Kirstin Spider
9/1 Kirstin Carol Susan Bill S Damali Richard Z Spider
9/8 Nick D Shelly Sheila H Richard Z Cora Lisa Spider
9/15 Marcella Amy Mary Richard Z Gianni Kirstin Spider
9/22 Kristin Greer Roxanne Lucas Kai Victor Spider
Youth Sunday
Marshall Andrea M-R Shelly Kai Kimani Bill S Spider


Save the Date

Event Date Time
Chancel Choir Meeting August 24 11am
Lay Assistant Rehearsal August 24 12pm
Women & Men of Faith August 25 2pm
Homecoming, Grandparents/Friendship Sunday, Parish Picnic September 8 All Day beginning at 8am
Dinner & Jazz September 21 6-10pm
Serious Fun Musical Evening October 5 6-9pm
Autumn Basket Auction October 18 6-10pm
Original Mixed Company Barbershop Quartet November 9 6-10pm
Voyces Concert & Reception November 17 3pm
Organ Re-Dedication December 8 3-6pm

Donation of Used & Unused Items to the Church

We are always grateful to the kind gestures of everyone who wants to donate items - used and unused to the parish. However, in order to fully clean and update our spaces we are unable to receive any donations until further notice.

If you have a donation, please speak to Fr. Trevor+ or in his absence to our Junior Warden, Susan Fowler before delivering any donations. Your cooperation in this matter is most appreciated.

Altar Guild Members Needed

The Altar Guild of Christ Church seeks additional volunteers to join its ranks. There are four teams (one for each Sunday of the month) which do cleaning, polishing and setting up for services (on either Friday or saturday morning, depending on the team) as well as clearing and washing up after Sunday services.

Please see David Michael Wood, Altar Guild Directress, on Sunday or contact him at (718) 816-5831 or to become a part of the Altar Guild Ministry.

Saturday Walk, Jog with Fr. Trevor+!

Join Fr. Trevor+ in West Brighton Park off Henderson and Broadway every Saturday from 7:00 am to 8:00 am to walk or jog around the tracks. This will be a great hour workout that will give you renewed energy for the day. Let's get moving!!!

Join Reach Out and Touch Ministries Kingdom Leadership for their 5K run and walk on Saturday, August 24th, 2019. Registration starts at 9:30 am. (Fr. Trevor+ will be away from August 5th, however join Shelly Gayford on the Saturdays and keep moving!)

Supply Clergy

During Fr. Trevor's+ vacation - August 5-22, Fr. Mark Brown will celebrate and preach at both services on August 11th and 18th. Please plan to be present to welcome him.

Special Welcome!

Special welcome to Mr. Jay Daniels who will be our supply musician for this Sunday while our Music Director and Organist is on a short break. Mr. Daniels is Choir Director and Organist at The Church of the Incarnation in Yardley, PA.

6th Annual Evening of Dinner & Jazz

July 22, 2019

Dear Friend of Christ Church:

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, The Fundraising Committee of Christ Church New Brighton is again hosting its 6th Annual Evening of Dinner and Jazz.

The proceeds from this event are used to offset expenses related to our various outreach programs, some of which include our feeding ministry, preparation and distribution of our Holiday food baskets, the availability of our facilities to the cub scouts Troop 76, community youth choral choir, free after school tutoring in steelpan music, Djembe drumming and playing the ukulele. We also support our local farmers through purchasing of shares for fresh fruits and vegetables.

In an attempt to make this event a success, we are soliciting sponsors of 'cash or in-kind' as follows, to be included in our event Journal.

Inside front or back cover plus table for 10 $625
Center page ad plus table for 10 $600
Full page ad plus table for 10 $575
Half page ad plus table for 10 $550
Quarter page ad plus table for 10 $500

Additional sponsorship options are available as follows:

Inside cover - front or back (full page) $200
Center page (full page) $150
Full page (within the Journal) $125
Half page (within the Journal) $ 50
Quarter page (within the Journal) $ 25

Please complete the attached form and return it by Tuesday, September 10 along with your check or money order, made payable to Christ Church. All donations are tax deductible as allowed under the law for 501c organizations.

We look forward to seeing you at Dinner & Jazz 2019


Alleida Mitchell - Event Chair & Outreach Co-ordinator

Sunday Morning Bible Discussion

Please note: The Bible Discussion Forum will meet this Sunday in the Vestry Room.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Derek Alvez, Fatu Barnes, Carrol Burak, Robert Burak, Carolyn Burphy-George, Scarlette Clarke, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Harvey Cohen, Ines Colbourne, Edward Craig, Emily David Russ, Eugene  Deluca, Marlene Elia, The Rt. Rev. Peter Fenty, Lucinda Flower-Watson, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Jacob Fried, Sandra Giambalvo, Bruce Gill, Darlene Gray, Dr. Hannah Abeodu Bowen-Jones, Tea Rose Hill, Anne Johnson, Derrick Jones, Jesse Luke, Karen Luke, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Eva McClary, Alissa McGinley, Brian MGlynn,  Andrea McIntosh, Utopia Mennoh, Xavier Ojeda, Roderick Oso-Smith, Virginia Peel, Olivia Rey, Donna Seese, Kevin Skinner, Aline Smith, Ashley Smith, Henrietta Smith, Marie Smith, Robert Smith, Joseph Speilman, Mary Thompson, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, The people of St. Vincent's Girls' Home, the people of Sri Lanka, and the children of Mississippi.

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 the repose of the souls of those gunned down at the Garlic Festival in California, in El Paso, Texas, and in Dayton, Ohio, and for all victims of gun violence. May their souls, and all the faithful departed, rest in peace. 

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Joseph Zayzay (15), Miles Rivera (15), Lucas DelValle (16), Luke Larimer (21).

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

We pray for The Rt. Rev. Andrew Dietsche on sabbatical as he and Mrs. Dietsche explore historic buildings and places in Spain and Germany.   

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. The Most Revd Thabo Makgoba - Archbishop of Capetown and Primate of Southern Africa.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for  + Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, Pilgrims with Bishop Dietsche to the Holy Land; Grace Church, La Gracia, White Plains; Christ Church, Bronxville; National Association for Episcopal Schools; The Canon for Transition Ministry; Interim Pastors and Search Committees of the Diocese; and St. Bartholomew's Church, White Plains.