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
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)
10:30 AM Youth Formation Classes
Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent.
The liturgical color is BLUE or PURPLE.
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
Stewardship Campaign 2022!
Dear Saints of God:
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.
"Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above…" James 1:17, NRSV
Theme: EVERY PERFECT GIFT
Sunday, November 28, 2021 - Chair of Finance – Funding Allocations
Sunday, December 05, 2021 - Ingathering of Pledge Cards
Sunday, December 12, 2021 - Stewardship Committee Meeting Next Steps
Please note: This schedule may be subject to change.
Dr. Lester Blair,
Atty. Andrea Morse Raff,
Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities
Six Women of the Old Testament
Led by Rich Whaley, Sundays at 2 PM..
...ending with Compline with Fr. Trevor+ Wednesdays at 7 pm. A reminder announcement is sent out every week with the details.
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.
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).
Did You Know?
Did you know that Kleenex tissues were originally intended for gas masks?
When there was a cotton shortage during World War I, Kimberly-Clark developed a thin, flat cotton substitute that the army tried to use as a filter in gas masks. The war ended before scientists perfected the material for gas masks, so the company redeveloped it to be smoother and softer, then marketed Kleenex as facial tissue instead.
Did you know that The Statue of Liberty is NOT in New York?
If you want to start an argument between New Yorkers and New Jerseyans, bring up this bone of contention. Even though the U.S. Geological Survey has placed Liberty Island in New York's 8th Congressional District, the island actually resides in New Jersey's waters, and is much closer to Jersey's mainland than New York's.
Did you know that The # symbol isn't officially called hashtag or pound?
Its technical name is octothorpe. The "octo-" means "eight" to refer to its points, though reports disagree on where "-thorpe" came from. Some claim it was named after Olympian Jim Thorpe, while others argue it was just a nonsense suffix.
Save the Date
November 28 - December 5: Sale of Fresh Pine Christmas Wreaths
December 12: Tree Lighting Ceremony 4:00 pm
December 15: Christmas Food Basket Preparation
December 16: Christmas Food Basket Distribution 10 am-1 pm
December 19: Lessons and Carols 4:00 pm
For those who pledged: your pledge envelope boxes are available at the office.
please contact the office to let us know.
That you are stopping by. Thanks!
Mother Rhoda is at The Brielle at 14 Friendship Lane, room 173A, in hospice care. This means she can have visitors 24/7. She is often sleepy, but at other times coherent. She has joined in praying the Daily Office with many of us. She seems to look forward to anyone visiting. We are striving to keep her comfortable.
Thank you for supporting her in her final journey.
The nominating committee is seeking nomination of persons to serve on the Vestry in 2022 as follows:
- One Warden
- 4 Vestry Members
Nomination Forms are available in the office, or on the track table at the back of the church. Closing date for nomination is November 28th, 2021.
Members of the nominating committee are listed below:
- Michelle Heath (chair)
- Kathleen Galvez
- Eva Black
- Sheila Swigert
- Mary Larimer
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Please save the date to join us on the lawn on December 12, at 4:00pm, and enjoy beautifully pre-recorded Advent music, warm apple cider, hot chocolate, and homemade cookies.
The Fundraising Committee will once again usher in the holiday season with the tree lighting ceremony, on Sunday December 12, at 4:00 pm. The lights on the trees (three on the front lawn facing Franklin Ave, and five on the east lawn, facing Fillmore St.)will be switched on every evening for the remainder of the Christmas season.
Ornaments/lights are again being sold at $10 each. If you would like to make changes to the ornaments purchased last year or purchase additional ornaments, please contact Alleida Mitchell, at 917-514-2407.
Creating the ornaments will entail some time, so we ask that you start placing your orders NOW.
Checks or money orders should be made payable to Christ Church. Payments can also be made online at our web site, www.ccnbsi.org.
Alleida Mitchell will be selling fresh pine wreaths for the holidays (BY ORDER ONLY). These wreaths are usually sold at the St. Nick's Fair. The cost is $25 each. Pick up is scheduled at the parish office from Nov. 28th through Dec. 5th during the office hours. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Christ Church, with "wreaths written in the memo section. Payments can also be made online at our website: www.ccnbsi.org. Orders can be placed by calling
718-727-6100 or 917-514-2407.
The final day for placing orders is Wednesday, November 24th, 2021.
Needles & Hooks
Join the knitting club Sunday November 14th, during coffee hour in the Vestry Room. Bring your knitting needles, crochet hooks, embroidery needles, embroidery thread and hoops!
The piano in the auditorium is up for grabs! Contact Alleida at 917-514-2407 for more information.
Our Thanksgiving service this year will be virtual. Please use the link for our regular Sunday services. Details will be sent out during the week of Thanksgiving.
Fr. Trevor Babb+ will be on vacation from Tuesday November 9th until Saturday November 27th. During Fr. Trevor's absence, please contact the wardens for any pastoral emergencies. Fr. Ifeanyi Obiechefu+ will be the preacher and celebrant for the 8:00 am & 10:00am services on Nov. 14th and Nov. 21st. Please be present to welcome him!
We offer a warm Christ Church WELCOME! to Fr. Ifeanyi Obiechefu+ who will be the preacher and celebrant for the 8:00 am & 10:00am services on Nov. 14th and Nov. 21st.
FORWARD DAY BY DAY November 2021- January 2022
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.
Parish Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers: Marcella Babb, Gregory Brown, Deborah Broome, Jennifer Brumskine, Martha Catul, Rosa Carisino, David Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Iris Colbourne, Laura & Mark Craig, Kylon Craig, Vincent Cresci, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Marlene Elia, , Garfield Evans, Anthony Fulton, Sr. Deacon Fred Fausak. Anna Galvez, Denyse Gonzales, The Rev. Ivan Harewood, Marian Hamblin, Amelia, Jaime, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Colenthia Hunter, Jebbeh Jagaba, Eva McClary, Willie Marcus, Quinzel Mayers, The McIntosh Family, Kevin & Nathan Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Mary Nucci, Saint Maurice Phillips, Linda Pinnock, Mother Rhoda, Cherise Richards, Jason Rivera, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Barnett Shepherd, Bendu Sherman, Candy Tice, Carol Tysen, Lucille Williams, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Larry Stroud, Peggy Wilkerson, 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 repose of the souls of Keondre Adams and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
Altar flowers were donated by the sons of Ronald Bell in his loving memory
The Advent Wreath is donated in loving memory of Shirley Elfers and Daniel & Emma Lettiere.
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.
We pray for the people of Haiti and the people of Afghanistan.
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 give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Christine Szczepanik (30).
We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week: Stephen & Christine Gross (30).
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil.
In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Church of Saint Andrew, Staten Island; St. Andrew's Church, New Paltz; Brotherhood of St. Andrew; Diocesan Episcopal AIDS/HIV Committee; Iglesia San Andrés, Yonkers; St. Andrew's Church, South Fallsburg; Delaware Catskill Episcopal Ministry; St. Andrew & St. Luke Episcopal Church, Beacon.