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 Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost. The liturgical color is GREEN.

Spiritual Formation Classes begin on September 15. Classes meet at the front of the sanctuary immediately following the Gospel. Children leave with their teachers and return in time to receive communion. Children and youth serving as Acolytes should also attend class and will return to the altar before communion.

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, September 15:

Altar Guild

Tina Colucci, Sheila Swigert, Shelly Gayford, Sheila Hewitt

8am Server Nancy Reiersen
8am Lector
Ushers John Gerney, Sheila Hewitt, Evangelina Colucci
Lector

Marcella Babb

Epistoler Amy Stambaugh
Intercessor Mary Larimer
Crucifer Richard Zayzay
LEM Bill Sherman
Acolytes Jude Crewe, Gianni Colucci
Verger Hueldine Webb
Counters Kathy & Arnold Galvez, Andrea Morse
Coffee Hour The Committee
Flower Guild Mother Nature

From the Rector's Desk

911 Memroial at RUMC

I was invited to the 911 Memorial Service at RUMC and witnessed a very moving tribute to those who lost their lives, and those who are still feeling the impact of one the most tragic days in American history. Speaker after speaker spoke about where they were 18 years ago, with memories as fresh as when it happened on that first day. President Trump in his memorial speech said, "It is an incident that has been seared into the soul of America that we will never forget... ."

I too remember vividly where I was on that day. However, what I remember most about 911 is that its impact compelled "All Americans" - immigrants, natural born, neutralized citizens: brown, black, white, to find brotherhood and sisterhood in each other as they walked the streets, especially after the towers fell. Churches were again places for solace and comfort; meditation and worship. Darkness was intended for that day, but by and through the actions of so many, light erupted from the North, East, West and South because of our individual and collective attitudes towards each other. Eighteen years ago, the United States of America was UNITED because of 911. What has become of that unity that soared after 911? Why is our nation so divided now and why is there so much acrimony existing among us? The answer is US!

At the 911 Memorial Ceremony at RUMC, I saw what could be and what was - people from all backgrounds gathered to salute those who perished and those who are still suffering. There is no reason for us as a nation or community to wait for another tragedy like 911 to recognize that we need each other and that "no man is an island." I hope that as we reflect on this tragic moment in our history, we will all strive to be more united and caring one to another. God bless New York City and God bless America!

May the souls of all the departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

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

Volunteers Needed for 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.

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

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

Bedroom

  • Bed linens
  • Blankets
  • Spreads
  • Cushions

Bathroom

  • 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

Electronics

  • 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

Knitting Ministry

The Knitting Ministry resumes as of September 12, 2019 and will meet every second and fourth Thursday in the Vestry Room from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Thursday Eucharist Resumes

Our Mid-Week Eucharist resumes on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:00 am. We invite all who are able to be part of this spiritual experience to join us. Also, please be reminded that there is healing service as part of our Eucharist every second Thursday.

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.

From Around the Deanery

  • Softball Game and BBQ - Sunday September 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 76 St. Alban's Place Staten Island, NY 10312. All are invited, especially our young people. Please speak to Catherine Barnett for additional information or read the flyer on the Community Bulletin board.
  • St. Paul's Church Dinner - Saturday, September 21st from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • A Taste of Spain Wine and Tapas - Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 347 Davis Avenue (corner of Davis and Castleton Avenues). RSVP by September 18th.
  • All Saints Church and Staten Island Supports Our Soldiers Inc. - Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm at 2329 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY. Cost is $60.00 per person. Contact Chris at 718-351- 8307/347-791-6385 for more details.

Parish Meeting

Parish meeting to be held in the Guild Room on Sunday, September 15, 2019, immediately following the 10:00 am service. This meeting will touch on matters of Parish Life and our Fiscal Status. All are asked to make a special effort to be present.

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!

Youth Sunday September 29, 2019

The Godly Play students with the assistance of teachers and parents will be leading our Youth Sunday on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at the 10:00 am worship. Youth Sunday is different in format and execution because it is the harnessing of the energy and creativity we use to help to shape the liturgy for that day. The Youth Community Choir will be singing and the students will dramatize the story of the Good Samaritan as the sermon presentation for this Sunday. Come join and support our children and youth on this third Youth Sunday! Speak to Lisa Rhoades, David Nigard or Catherine Barnett if you have any questions.

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 September, October, November

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

Date Lector Epistoler Intercessor Crucifer Acolytes LEM Verger
9/15 Marcella Amy Mary Richard Z Gianni Kirstin Spider
9/22 Kristin Greer Roxanne Lucas Kai Victor Spider
9/29
Youth Sunday
Marshall Andrea M-R Shelly Kai Kimani Bill S Spider
10/6 David Wood Shelly John G Lucas Kimani, Damali Richard Z Spider
10/13 Brianna Marshall Sheila H Bill S Zara, Gianni Kirstin Spider
10/20 Mary Nick Kirstin Eva Cora, Jude Bill S Spider
10/27 Paul Smith Roxanne Andrea M-R Kai Luke, Lucas Victor Spider
11/3 Lisa Sheila H Nick Lucas Cora, Eva Bill S Spider
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

Save the Date

Event Date Time
Dinner & Jazz September 21 6-10pm
Serious Fun Musical Evening October 5 6-9pm
Autumn Basket Auction October 18 6-10pm
Game Night October 26 6-10pm
Original Mixed Company Barbershop Quartet November 9 6-10pm
Voyces Concert & Reception November 17 3pm
Thanksgiving Service November 27 7:30pm
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 dmwood71@hotmail.com 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!)

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

Sincerely

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 Cohn, Ines Colbourne, Edward and Laura 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 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 soul of Ronald J. Mazzucco, who was the Parish Counsel for more than 20 years. May his 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 pray for all of our youth who have started a new academic year.

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

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Anniversaries this week: Susan Fowler & Victor Stanwick (17).

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the the Anglican Church of Tanzania, The Most Revd Dr Maimbo Mndolwa - Archbishop of Tanzania & Bishop of Tanga.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for + Michael our Presiding Bishop, + Andrew, + Allen, and + Mary, our Bishops; Trevor + our Rector; Christ Church Riverdale, Bronx, St. Peter's Church (Lithgow), Millbrook, St. Bartholomew's Church, Manhattan, Postulants and Candidates for the Priesthood, The Canon for Ministry, Diocesan Commission on Ministry, Saint Matthew, Church of St. Matthew & St. Timothy, Manhattan.