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

This Sunday

This Sunday is The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green. 

There will be no spiritual formation classes this week so that all of our children and youth can enjoy the CCCYC and Ukelele Ensemble performance.

Childcare begins at 9:45 a.m. in the nursery

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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, October 21:

Altar Guild

Tina Colucci, Shelly Gayford, Laura Kennedy

Flower Guild  
8am Server Karen Johnson
8am Lectors Karen Johnson
Greeter Dan Wood
Ushers Laster Blair, Nikki Johns, Brianna Cooper
Lector Shelly Gayford
Epistoler Andrea Morse-Raff
Intercessor Charlotte Hewitt
Crucifer Greer Gerney
Eucharistic Minister Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Acolytes Luke Larimer, Brianna Cooper
Verger Paul Smith
Counters John Gerney, Richard Zayzay
Coffee Hour Host Shelly, Leila, & Luke Gayford

Reflections From the Rector

Meet the Rite 13 Candidates

Lucas Delvalle Lucas and his family came to Christ Church earlier this year. Lucas, who turned 14 on August 16 is the oldest of four children (his brothers Noah and Jonas and his baby sister, Michaela who was born this year and baptized a few months ago at Christ Church).

The family moved to Staten Island from Brooklyn in 2006 but continued to attend services at Christ Church in Bay Ridge until his parents, Heather and Daniel, discovered Christ Church New Brighton while looking for a new parish home that would also provide the type of Christian education for their children that was lacking at their current church. That was a lucky day for us all.
Lucas is a Freshman at St. Peter's High School here on Staten Island - in addition to his class and study schedule and a member on the swim team, he has also participated in several Community Service projects at the school. In his spare time he enjoys playing video and board games as well as bowling and ping pong.

Lucas is becoming more involved in the activities at Christ Church and is one of our junior Lay Readers. Our Rite 13 program has enabled him to learn more about himself and his current and future role in the church and the community and he is looking forward to the formal Rite 13 Service in November.

Gianni ColucciGianni and his family (his parents, Anthony and Tina, and his sisters Evangelina and Annabella) have been long-time members of the Christ Church family. Gianni has always been an active member of this parish since he made one his first "public appearances" at the keyboard during a Diversity Day celebration. Since that time his interests have changed a bit and he's been actively involved in a local Soccer League here on Staten Island since he was 7 years old. Gianni is also a member of the Scout troop that meets here at Christ Church, where his dad, Anthony, Charlotte Hewitt and Elizabeth Gattullo are troop leaders. His mom, Tina, is well-known for her tasty soups and other culinary contributions to our fund raising events and Gianni has learned a great deal from her when helping in the kitchen.

Gianni, currently attends IS 51 here on Staten Island and has been actively involved in the life of our parish as an acolyte and a volunteer at our many fund-raising and social events. He finds the Rite 13 classes fun and interesting and enjoys learning more about himself and his role in the church from his teacher, Catherine Barnett.


Youth fellowship group at the Wightman's Farm corn maze.


Godly Play students experiencing the story of The Great Family.

 

The Rev. Trevor R. Babb+

Read Bishop Dietshe's Letter on the Policy of Separating Families.

Listen to Fr. Babb's Easter Day sermon here.

'Click here for pictures of Fr. Trevor's Institution Ceremony

Bake Sale

Pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale to benefit Christ Church. Sunday, November 18th after service. Donations of baked goods greatly appreciated as well as purchasers of said baked goods. Please call Rita McGough with donations at  (917) 613-0035. Volunteers needed.

Community Youth Choir & Uksters

The Christ Church Community Youth Choir and the Christ Church Ukulele Ensemble will be singing and playing at the 10:00 a.m. service on Sunday, October 21st. Please plan to attend the service and support our youth ministry.

Anniversary Celebration

I will go unto the Altar of God
Even unto the God of my joy and gladness

Your prayers and presence are requested at

A Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving
Honoring the Fortieth Anniversary of the Ordination of

The Reverend Frederick W. Schraplau

to the Sacred Order of Priests in
Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

 

Saturday, 27 October 2018
at 11:00 o'clock in the forenoon

Saint Paul's Memorial Church
225 St. Paul's Avenue
Stapleton, Staten Island, New York

Reception to follow in Parish Hall

Clergy: Choir Dress, Red Stoles
Clergy RSVP: 718-981-9629

No gifts, please.
Your presence is gift enough

 

Stewardship 2019

Stewardship 2019 will be launched on Sunday.  The Theme for this year is "Shepherd of Souls!"  Chairpersons are Barnett Shepherd and Elizabeth Gattullo.  Please begin to prayerfully consider your pledge to the vision and mission God has entrusted to us.

Book Club Launch

The CCNB Book Club will hold its first session on Wednesday, November 28th at 7 pm to 8:30 pm. in the Guild Room. The discussion will focus on C.S. Lewis's work Mere Christianity.
The author provides the opportunity to hear a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.

A light supper will be supper will be served. Please add your name to the list on the hall bulletin board or contact Cathy Romano 718-727-6100.

Spiritual Formation Classes

Sunday was filled with God's loving and exuberant presence.  The youth and children rocked Youth Sunday--offering up their talents and tackling a difficult text.  

The Rite 13 One class had a fun afternoon at Snug Harbor getting to know each other and their leaders better. Rite 13 Two went out for Mini Golf.

Godly Play and Rite 13 One MEET this week. Students should gather with their teachers following the Gospel reading and will return in time for Communion.  Rite 13 Two is OFF.

Rite 13 will begin to collect your thoughts and words of wisdom this week at coffee hour. Bring your favorite quote or advice to share.

Mass for LGBTQ+ JUSTICE

On the 20th anniversary of the martyrdom of Matthew Shepard in remeberance of all LGBTQ+ victims of hate crimes.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church
347 Davis Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310

Friday, October 19th
7:00 PM
Rt. Rev. Mary Glasspool, Celebrant
Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of New York
A church where ALL God's children have a place at the table.

Parish Update

There will be a comprehensive parish update on Sunday, October 21 after the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  Please make every effort to attend.

As leaders of the parish, all Vestry Members are invited to make every effort to be present.

School Supplies

School supplies are needed for EES/EHS in Liberia

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

Just Faith

JustFaith is a program of JustFaith Ministries that invites participants to live more simply and compassionately, and make a difference by responding to the needs of the world.  This small group program is comprised of three phases that will help you explore today's issues through the lens of your faith, engage in dialogue around those issues, and formulate a personal/group response.  Phases can be taken individually or together.  We will be offering the first phase on Living Compassionately - Caring for the Poor at Christ Church New Brighton beginning October 16 at 7 pm. Additional meeting dates: 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 12/4, 12/11.  If you would like more information or would like to register for JustFaith contact Kirstin Swanson, (347)446-4870 or kireleason@outlook.com.

Flamingo Fund Raiser

Send Flamingos instead of Flowers! For a suggested donation of $25, 12 flamingos and the sign of your choice (Happy Birthday, Congratulations, or Happy Anniversary) will visit any lawn on Staten Island for 24 hours. Includes card to recipient. A fundraiser of the Christ Church Youth Group. To Flock a Friend, call or text: 347-886-0039.

Building Fundraising Project

We are raffling an LG 49" LED HD Smart TV.  Proceeds be used for the ongoing repair and maintenance of our buildings.  Tickets are $5 each.  The drawing will be Saturday, November 10, 2018 (winner need not be present).  Please contact Beth McLean for tickets at 917-204-3709.

Special Events 2018

OCTOBER     
2    Chili Cook-Off            
13    High Tea
26   Project Hospitality Music & Fellowship

NOVEMBER    
3  Event Planning meeting 10 a.m.
4  Rite 13 Celebration
17 Belle Nuit-The Belle Nuit series at Christ Church presents La bohème in concert with orchestra. Performed by members of New York Concert Opera
14/15 Holiday food baskets

DECEMBER
1  St. Nick's Fair
8  Night of Elegance
19/20  Holiday food baskets
24   Christmas Eve Services - 4 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
25   Christmas Day Service 9:00 a.m.
31  Watch night service

Day of Relaxation & Movie Night

Our Day of Relaxation invites you to step away from your busy life to enjoy peace, and serenity. With a Facial or Back Massage starting at 25.00, the day will include a light lunch with a variety of teas and juice and soothing music. Join us on Saturday, October 27th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please contact Shelly Heath Gayford for more information and to make your reservation at 917-345-6709.

Join us on Saturday, October 27th for Movie Night. We will be show Nosferatu, a silent horror film released in 1929.  In the movie, the mysterious Count Orlok summons Thomas Hutter to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains. Admission is $5 per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase after the movie in the Guild Room.

St. Nick's Fair

Sheila Hewitt is now in the planning stage of the St. Nick's Fair on Saturday, December 1.  We need everyone to help make this event a success.  Please contact Sheila and let her know  if you are able to help.

Thursday Morning Eucharist

Our Thursday morning Eucharist will resume on September 13th at 11:00 a.m. Please join us in the chapel for this extra opportunity to share in the Eucharist.

Sunday Morning Bible Discussion

Sunday Morning Bible Discussion
11:30 in the Vestry Room
All are welcomed.

Projects in the Works

This summer we are working on several upgrades and repairs to the Christ Church property.  They are:

1.  New carpet installation in the church offices.       
     (Completed)
2.  Re-carpeting of Parish House hallways. 
     (Completed)
3.  Repair and repainting of cloister between Rectory 
     and Parish House. (In process)
4.  Replacement of the malfunctioning security system. (Completed)

Wherever possible, volunteers are helping to complete these projects. 

Our special thanks to those who have donated generous gifts to offset the costs of these projects.

Payer Ministry & Devotional Bible Study

Prayer Ministry and Devotional Bible Study meets on Wednesday nights at 7 pm in the Vestry Room. All are welcome to attend.

Our mission:

To provide a time of spiritual fellowship to be inspired and renewed through prayer, Scripture and devotion as we offer our praise and intercessions to the Lord.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Fatu Barnes, Shirley Black, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, Marlene Elia, Rev. Dr. Abner Flowers, Lee Ann Gattullo, Sandra Giambalvo, Darlene Gray, Tea Rose Hill, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Alissa McGinley, Brian McGlynn, Andrea McIntosh, Fran Milauskas, Mabassi Paasewe-Totiment, Marilyn Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Denny Seese, Donna Seese, Henrietta Smith,  Joseph Spielman, Mary Thompson, Marsha Wynter, Barbara Yatsevitch, Joann York, Connor, and the people of St. Vincent's.

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 office and speak to Cathy Romano, Parish Administrator. Thank you!

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: John Gerney (22), Deborah Lindsay (23), Edward Craig (24), Hueldine Webb (26), Catherine McGough (27).

The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Bill Beveridge and Helen Gherzo.

Your prayers are asked for the repose of the soul of Dominique Smith. May his soul and all the faithful departed rest in peace. 

We pray for Gianni Colucci, Lucas Delvalle, Alice Green, Eleanor Larimer, Angela Lindsay, Kai Mackey, Calvin Morse and Asha Smith, as they prepare for their Rite 13 ceremony.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Church of the Province of West Africa and The Most Rev. Dr. Daniel Sarfo.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector, and Christ Church, Red Hook.