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)

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

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Seventeenth 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

Parish Update Reminder—March 2020 to PRESENT!

Dear Saints of God:

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

What is Episcopal Futures? An Initiative for Collaborative Transformation! What this means is that "We are building Learning Communities throughout the Diocese for curious, imaginative teams. Together, we will listen, pray, imagine, and dream— what could our church be and do if we weren't afraid to change?"

Why are we doing this whole initiative? The vision of the Diocese of New York is to create a culture and a system that is healthier, more faithful, and more dynamic-- where we envision globally and work locally.

To help us engage this program, I have selected the following persons to work with me on the Christ Church team:
Catherine Barnett
David Nygard
Suzanne Guglielmi
Eva Black

The team will meet as a learning community for about three years, working in concert with the vestry and our commissions to develop and discern how we can respond to the pain points in our community.

Learning Communities will benefit from intentional time to plan, guidance from seasoned experts, encouragement from long-term coaches, and the ease of knowing that logistical concerns are taken care of. The first Learning Cohorts will officially begin in February of 2022.

As this program develops and gets going full steam ahead, we will keep you updated with our progress. Please keep the team in your prayers by using this prayer:

A Prayer for Episcopal Futures

Holy and living God, you planted a seed of your creative Spirit within us and inspired us to be bold and courageous in the work of Episcopal Futures. Guide us with your wisdom that we may discern your will wisely; open our hearts that we may hear your voice in one another; increase compassion and mercy in our differences; give us strength to be faithful in the face of obstacles; and help us carry out our mission in the spirit of collaboration and mutuality. Above all, may your will be done, and your name be glorified in the renewal and the resurrection of your churches in this Diocese as we bear the fruits of Episcopal Futures; through Jesus Christ who died and rose again and has given us a new and everlasting life. Amen.

Respectfully,
Fr. Trevor+
Rector

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).

Presenting The Rev. Deacon David Barr

Did You Know?

Did you know that a single sneeze travels 100 miles per hour and shoots 100,000 germs into the air?

Did you know that you are born with just 1 pint of blood, but by the time you are an adult you have 4 to 5 quarts?

Did you know that the human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap?

Did you know that humans are capable of echolocation (determining the location of objects using reflected sound), just like a bat or a whale?

Sunday School Classes Begin This Sunday

Classes will be held weekly at 10:30 a.m. in a hybrid format: in person and on zoom.
Godly Play: Kindergarten to 5th Grade
Rite 13: 6th and 7th grades
J2A: 8th and 9th grades
4Ward: 10th - 12th grades
The Pauli Murray Pilgrims will make their Pilgrimage Presentation on Sunday, October 3 after the 10 a.m. service.

Please contact Catherine Barnett for further information.

Announcements

PILGRIMS

The Pauli Murray Pilgrims will make their Pilgrimage Presentation on Sunday October 3 after the 10 a.m. service. Please contact Catherine Barnett for further information, at cgb1@hotmail.com, or 718-974-8197.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS WILL BEGIN in October.

Details to follow.

CONGRATULATIONS

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

Laura Craig

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.

SAVE THE DATE:

September 26 - Commission Leaders Meeting after the 10AM service.
September 29 - Prayer Ministry and Book Review, 7PM.
October 2 - Community Cultural Event, 10AM - 5PM.
October 16 - Commission Saturday, 10AM to 12PM.
October 17 - Virtual and in person tea party - musical entertainment by Mr. Jay Daniels.

FREE FIREWOOD

If you have a truck and a couple of able bodies, I have free firewood and kindling available. Call or email Kelly Collins at the Christ Church office.

KNITTING GROUP & BIBLE STUDY

The Knitting Group and the Bible Study Group will be on hiatus until September.

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.

Sunday Server Schedules

September 26, 2021
Lector Shelley Heath
Epistoler Bill Sherman
Crucifer Richard Zayzay

8 O'Clock Server Schedule

September 26 Victor Stanwick
October 3 Karen Johnson
October 10 Victor Stanwick
October 17 John Edwards
October 24 Victor Stanwick
October 31 Karen Johnson

Parish Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Shirley & Lasontha Alamby, Marcella Babb, Donna Barr, Jacob Blake and Family, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Jennifer Brumskine, Martha Catul, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Laura & Mark Craig, Vincent Cresci, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Mike Daversa, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Christy Mary Finlay, Denyse Gonzales, The Rev. Ivan Harewood, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Robin Garber, Marian Grace & Family, Leah Gunther & the Gunther Family, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Anne Rick Jones, Sallie Beth Long, Eva McClary, William Marcus, Quinzel Mayers, The McIntosh Family, Kevin Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Debbie-Ann Paige, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Saint Maurice Phillips, Linda Pinnock, Cherise Richards, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Larry Sears, Carol Tysen, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, Larry Stroud, 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 souls of Barbara Rowan-Allen and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.

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 in every nation.

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.

We pray for all of our young people as they start a new school year.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Willie Black IV (27), Judith Davis (Oct. 2).

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 Episcopal Church.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Christ Church, Poughkeepsie; Grace Church School, Manhattan; and All Angels' Church, Manhattan.