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 Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost. The liturgical color is GREEN.

Godly Play and J2A classes will meet this Sunday, October 20th. Rite 13 classes will not meet.

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, October 20:

Altar Guild

Tina Colucci, Shelly Gayford, Sheila Hewitt

8am Server Nancy Reiersen
8am Lector Nancy Reiersen
Ushers Lester Blair, Roxanne Ingoe, Nikki Johns

Mary Larimer

Epistoler Nick Dowen
Intercessor Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Crucifer Eva Gross
LEM Bill Sherman
Acolytes Cora Gross, Jude Crewe
Verger Hueldine Webb
Counters John Gerney, Steve Gross
Coffee Hour Morse-Raff-Stambaugh Family
Flower Guild

From the Rector's Desk

Domestic Violence

Part 1
One of the most explosive issues facing the criminal justice system today is how to react to and control interpersonal violence. Until recently, primary attention was placed upon the control of violence committed by strangers. Such acts were properly seen not only as inflicting serious harm, if not fatalities, on their victims but also as challenging the essence of a public order committed to nonviolent resolution of disputes.

Within the last two (2) decades, attention has also focused on what is statistically the greater problem: violence within family structures. As awareness grew of previously unreported incidents of brutal attacks upon intimates and elderly relatives, concerns that first arose over abused children were expanded to encompass other family members.


It is a pattern of intentional coercive behavior, which serves to maintain power and control over family/household members, including children, intimate partners or ex-partners. This pattern may include physical, emotional, psychological, economic, and/or sexual abuse and may escalate in frequency and severity over time. Coercive behavior can include criminal acts such as assault, sex crimes, stalking offenses, property crimes, and child endangerment. Conduct that is not considered criminal in nature by itself may nevertheless form a basis for criminal charges when the behavior instills fear of injury, harm, or is intended to annoy, intimidate, or alarm the person over a period of time. Domestic violence is not usually and isolated incident, but rather a pattern of abuse."

Article copied from Police Student's Guide on Domestic Violence.

For the past three weeks, every Tuesday evening along with more than 50 others, I have been a student of the Fall 2019 Citizens Police Academy in Queens, NY where we are experiencing, while not as rigorous, the same training Police Officers go through before they are released on the streets to protect us as citizens. This week I was moved by the testimony of a few, in particular, the instructor who herself was a survivor of domestic violence. I have chosen to highlight this crisis in our nation, as women and men are suffering through systematic, appalling abuses. The abuser's need for power and control causes them to harm the human being(s) with whom they are related or intimately involved.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and I invite any who may be in such a relationship to speak out and call for help. I will have some resources available to share so that you can get the help you need if so desired. Every Borough in New York has a Domestic Violence Unit and Coordinator and assistance is available when needed. Information can be found online at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/ocdv/index.page.

I urge anyone who is experiencing Domestic Violence (DV) not to stay silent.
Call 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) for help today!

Next week, Part 2 I will speak to Domestic Violence Facts. Stay tuned...

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


The Curtis High School Association of Alumni and Friends will honor our own Shirley Elfers at their 2019 Annual Homecoming Fundraiser luncheon.

The event will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at LiGreci's Staaten, 697 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY.

Tickets are $85.00 and will include a buffet, carving station, open bar, live music, and lots of reminiscing!

Shirley Palmer Elfers is 99 years young! She graduated in the class of 1936, and is a board member, benefactor of the CHSAAF-- still going strong!

Wellness Workshop

Our own Loria Trapp is offering a wellness workshop called The Five Tibetan Rites on Saturday, October the 26th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Relax On Cloud Nine Spa, 694 Clove Road, SINY 10310.

The cost for Christ Church participants is $30, of which half will be donated to the J2A pilgrimage in 2021.

The Five Tibetan Rites are the five energetic exercises taught to us by The Tibetan Monks and brought to the west by a military admiral many decades ago. These Rites reduce the aging process, increase stamina, vitality and deeper sleep while boosting your physicality. They have been adapted for every fitness level and they can even be executed in a chair.

To read more go to:

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 there are 77 Police Precincts in New York City's five (5) Boroughs?
  • Did you know that Domestic Violence like racism is a learned behavior?
  • Did you know that while most survivors of domestic violence are women, the number of males experiencing Domestic Violence is increasing?
  • Did you know that each Police Precinct has a Domestic Violence Unit?
  • Did you know that Joe Torre opened a home for children of domestic violence because he experienced it as a child growing up?
  • Did you know that the saying "rule of thumb" evolved from a rod which was the circumference of one's thumb and used to beat another?

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

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 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
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
Original Mixed Company Barbershop Quartet November 9 6-10pm
Christ Church Book Club November 12 7-8:30pm
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

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!)

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., Carrol 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, Jacob 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, Trish Mackey, William Marcus, Martha, Janet Massa, Eva McClary, Alissa McGinley, Brian McGlynn, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Utopia Mennoh, Mona, Xavier Ojeda, Virginia Peel, 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 soul of Jeanne Arlene Anderson-Frimere. 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: Nathaniel Seeley (21), Daniel DelValle (22), John Gerney (22), Deborah Lindsay (23), Edward Craig (24), Hueldine Webb (26).

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

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church in the Province of the West Indies.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary, our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; St. Paul's Church, Poughkeepsie; St. George's Church, Newburgh; St. Luke's Church, Bronx; Diocesan Committee for Campus Ministry; Diocesan Disaster Response Team; St. John's Episcopal Church, Kingston; Diocesan Committee on the Diaconate.