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 Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
The liturgical color is Green.

Godly Play and Rite 13 will not meet this week. The J2A class is hosting coffee hour.

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 10:

Altar Guild

Roxanne Ingoe, Mary Larimer, Bonnie Franz

8am Server Victor Stanwick
8am Lector Victor Stanwick
Ushers Lester Blair, Roxanne Ingoe, Bill Sherman
Lector

John Gerney

Epistoler Carol Bratton
Intercessor Shelly Gayford
Crucifer Kai Mackey
LEM Richard Zayzay
Acolytes Damali Browne, Gianni Colucci
Verger Hueldine Webb
Counters Kathy & Arnold Galvez
Coffee Hour J2A
Flower Guild Nick Lettiere

Thanksgiving Meals

The Christ Church Coffee Hour Committee would like to host a soup kitchen for Thanksgiving.

Date: Thursday, November 28

Place: Christ Church

Time: 4 - 6 p.m.

Number of people to be served: Approximately 50.

Menu: Turkey, Mac and Cheese, Rice, and String Beans.

Dessert: Will be donated.

Volunteers: Members from church as well as young children (will receive community service hours).

Who will be Coming: Local Senior Citizens, but will be open to the community.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Chloe Lee at 347-485-6711 via text message with your name, and how much time you can volunteer.

Will start accepting donations 11/10/19.

THINGS WE NEED:

Materials
Cooking pans: 10
Plates: 70 (Already Donated)
Utensils: 100
Cups: 100
Tablecloths: 10 (6 already donated)

Food
Turkeys: 5 (Already Donated)
Number 35 Elbow Noodles: 10 Boxes
Sharp Cheddar Cheese: 6 bars
Carnation Whole Milk: 5 cans
Bag of Parboiled Rice: 1 bag
String Beans: 6 cans

From the Rector's Desk

Hope and Courage

Sarah Young writes, "Hope and Courage go hand in hand. When you are waiting, waiting, waiting for longed-for answers to prayer, it takes courage to continue hoping in God. The world, the flesh, and the devil all tell us it is easier to just give up and give in to dull disappointments. In a sense, this is true. To keep praying with positive expectation requires a lot of effort and perseverance; giving up is momentarily easier. However, resigned, I-give-up attitude is always hurtful in the long run... So it is well worth the effort to keep hope alive.

Courage comes from the French word for "heart." ... So stand firm in God's strength, beloved, refusing to give in or give up. God takes pleasure in you always, but especially when you are steadfastly hoping in His steadfast love."    

Scripture is replete with words of hope and courage. Here are a few that I hope will encourage you even when the going is tough and sometimes insane:

"Be strong and of good courage,
 do not fear nor be afraid... for the Lord your God,
 He is the One who goes with you.
 He will not leave you nor forsake you."
 Deuteronomy 31:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

"I pray also that the eyes of your heart
 may be enlightened in order that you may know
 the hope to which He has called you, 
the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints,
 and His incomparably great power
 for us who believe." 
Ephesians 1:18-19

"The Lord takes pleasure 
in those who fear Him, 
in those who hope
 in His steadfast love." 
Psalm 147:11, English Standard Version

I pray that these words of scripture and the wisdom of Sarah Young inspire us to know that no matter what life may throw at us, we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. May our courage help us to see hope not as a destination, but as a journey toward peace and goodwill.

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

HONORING SHIRLEY ELFERS

Shirley Elfers at the Staaten with friends and family as she is the honoree at the Curtis High School Alumni Luncheon.

Christmas Wreaths

Alleida Mitchell will be selling (by order only) fresh pine wreaths for the holidays. These are wreaths that are usually sold at the St. Nick's Fair. The cost is $20 each. Pick up is slated for December 3rd thru 8th.

Make checks payable to Christ Church.

Place your order by calling the office at 718-727-6100 or 917-514-2407. Final date for placing orders is Wednesday, November 27.

Alleida Family & Friends Alaska Cruise

Fundraising Committee Raffles - Drawing Dec. 22, 2019

The winner of the 40" TV at the recent Autumn Auction has donated the TV back to us.

Starting Sunday, November 3, the FRC will be selling raffle tickets for this item and 2 other items. The drawing will take place on Sunday December 22 during Coffee Hour.

1st prize: 40" TV
2nd prize: Liquor basket
3rd prize: Basket of Christmas ornaments and a 300 string of Christmas lights

Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Envelopes containing 10 tickets each are available for anyone who would like to assist with the selling of tickets.

Holly Ball

The Holly Ball Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the Journal, decorating, set up, etc.

Please speak to Roxanne Ingoe, Mary Larimer or Beth McLean, Co-Chairs.

Did You Know?

  • Did you know that the indentation at the bottom of the bottle strengthens the structure of the bottle, but also is there to trap the sediments?
  • Did you know that to prevent crying when you cut an onion, cut it under a running tap of cold water? You can also put the onion in the freezer for ten minutes before you cut it.
  • Did you know that it is an offense for a supplier to sell goods which do not comply with product safety legislation?
  • Did you know that the hippo is the third biggest land animal, slightly smaller but heavier than a white rhino - the elephant is the biggest. But no animal has killed more people than the hippo.
  • Did you know that the bee is a remarkable insect - flowers are pollinated mostly by bees. Bees do not have ears, but they have an excellent sense of smell with chemoreceptors in their antennae.

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.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR EES/EHS IN LIBERIA

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:

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.

Bill Sherman
Senior Warden

Christ Church Fall Book Club

On Wednesday, November 13th, from 7-8:30, our book club will meet in the vestry room to discuss Ibram X. Kendi's new book, "How to Be an Antiracist." Kendi's concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America. He suggests new ways of thinking about ourselves and others and how we can play an active role in building an antiracist society. A light supper will be served.

Volunteers Are Needed for the Christ Church Feeding Ministry

The Feeding Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. We need help with food preparation and servers. Please contact us here at Christ Church via phone or email for further details.

Help Needed for Godly Play, Rite 13, and 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, Catherine Barnett or David Nygard as soon as possible. Thanks for your help in advance!

Thursday MEaLs Resumes

The M.E.a.l.s ministry program will resume on Thursday, October 03, 2019. Be part of a delightful series of organ recitals and stimulating conversation over light snacks. Join us!

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.

Clothing Collection

Kim Alfaro, a long-time member of the Staten Island CSA, is collecting new or lightly used, white-only, cotton men's T-shirts, tank tops, boxers, and briefs for men in prison. You can drop them off on Sunday morning or call Kim at 917 213-2999.

Sunday Servers Schedule for November & December

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

Date Lector Epistoler Intercessor Crucifer Acolytes LEM Verger
11/10 John G Carol Shelly Kai Damali, Gianni Richard Z Spider
11/17 Mary Amy Sheila H Richard z Luke, Kimani Kirstin Spider
11/24 Richard Z Susan Roxanne Bill S Zara, Lucas Victor Spider
12/1 Lisa Kristin Andrea Lucas Kimani, Damali Richard Z. Spider
12/8 Marshall Shelly John Kai Cora, Eva Bill S Spider
12/15 Mary Sheila H. Roxanne Lucas Gianni, Zahra Victor Spider
12/22 Eva-Marie Andrea Carol Kai Luke, Damali Richard Z Spider
12/29 Paul David Susan Lucas Jude, Kimani Bill S Spider

Save the Date

Event Date Time
Original Mixed Company Barbershop Quartet November 9 6-10pm
Christ Church Book Club November 13 7-8:30pm
Church of Laugh Live November 16 7-9pm
Voyces Concert & Reception November 17 3pm
Thanksgiving Service November 27 7:30pm
Organ Re-Dedication December 8 3-6pm
Holly Ball December 14 6-11pm
Fundraiser Meeting 2019 December 22 Coffee Hour

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.

All Saints Day

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, Francis Batama, Jr., Carol Burak, Robert Burak, Carolyn Burphy-George, Ryan Capasse, Scarlette Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Harvey Cohn, Ines Colbourne, Brianna Cooper, Zahra Cooper, Edward & Laura Craig, Eugene Deluca, Marlene Elia, The Rt. Rev. Peter Fenty, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Karmo Freeman, Ina Fried, Mary & John Gerney, Sandra Giambalvo, Bruce Gill, Darlene Gray, 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, Janet Massa, Rodney Mayers, Eva McClary, Alissa McGinley, Brian McGlynn, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Utopia Mennoh, Mona, Xavier Ojeda, 1st Sgt. Liliana Plymale, 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 the repose of the souls of Virginia Peel, mother of Janet Schneider.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

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: Marlene Elia (13) and Sheila Hewitt (13).

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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Lusitanian Church (Extra-Provincial to the Archbishop of Canterbury), The Rt Revd Jorge Pina Cabral - Bishop of the Lusitanian Church.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School, Manhattan, St. James' Church (Fordham), Bronx, Holyrood Church, Manhattan, New York Service & Justice Collaborative and The Episcopal Service Corps, St. Martin's & St. Luke's Church, Manhattan, Sisters of St. Margaret, St. Margaret's Church (Longwood), Bronx.