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

Service Times

Sundays
7:30 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel
9:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II in the Oval outside,
weather permitting (Virtual Service via ZOOM)

Monday through Friday
7:15 AM Morning Prayer Rite I in the Chapel

This Sunday

This Sunday is the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.
The liturgical color is GREEN.

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

A Historical Treat... The Need for Reperations is NOW!

Dear Saints of God:
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Christ.

I wrote this article from the historic town of "Sleepy Hollow," as I retreat with the members of the Diocesan Reparations Committee. This town and its surrounding neighborhoods were once a bustling area for the American slave trade, where many of my ancestors labored for merciless hours without compensation or care. Two such sites of historical interest are Philipsburg Manor and The Old Dutch Church, both of which were built by slave labor I would not have known about this part of American history without being involved in the ministries of the Diocese. I am grateful for this exposure, and the opportunity to explore the call for reparations with a group of energetic, passionate and faithful Christians.

The picture above has me standing at the foot of the pulpit in one of the oldest churches in America, one that people of my hue would never have been permitted to enter. Yet it was people of African Descent who labored to construct it more than 300 years ago, leaving a legacy of their worth. The sexton told us as we worshipped there for our first night, that they are still working to repair the pain and suffering experienced by the enslaved. In a historical journal entitled, "Tales of the Old Dutch Burying Ground," we are told the following: "The Old Dutch Church, officially organized as a congregation in 1697, became part of the Calvinist denomination of the Dutch Reformed Church (known since 1867 as the Reformed Church in America)."

To maintain its authentic historic character, The Old Dutch Church is still illuminated by candles. Yet it has a magnificent electric powered organ to accompany those who still worship there. This church built by slave labor, the town haunted by slave labor, and the opulence that still exists, speak to the urgency for the conversation about reparations to be advanced NOW. Why now? Because until we deal squarely with the legacy of slavery, it will haunt us as a nation. It was ungodly! It is evil! I am glad to be part of this band of Christians speaking the language of reparations for such a time as this.

Join us in telling the truth about slavery. Join us in the conversation that REPARATIONS cannot be delayed - we need it NOW!

Respectfully,
Fr. Trevor+
Rector

Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities

Six Women of the Old Testament

Led by Rich Whaley, Sundays at 2 PM..

Prayer Meetings...

...ending with Compline with Fr. Trevor+ Wednesdays at 7 pm. A reminder announcement is sent out every week with the details.

BIBLE STUDY

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 3 months. The calendar for July, August and September are on the bulletin boards in the parish hall.

Counters

We also must re-constitue 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 Philipsburg Manor in "Sleepy Hollow" New York had 23 slaves who worked and provided much wealth for the Philip and Rockefeller families.

Did you know that Ossining, New York was once a bustling slave trading town from the 17th Century to the late 19th Century.

Did you know that Coffee Hour is the 8th Sacrament of the church. This was revealed to a Bishop who asked a young girl to name the Sacraments of the Church.

Did you know that Reparation is about repairing something that has been broken or damaged. As it relates to slavery, it is about the psychological damage and brokenness endured by the slaves Now while money has been part of the conversation it is not the only thing reparations is about.

Upcoming Memorial Services

Services will be held at Christ Church

Carey Ellen Boone-Nelson
August 7, 2021 at 11 am.

Shirley Elfers
August 14, 2021 at 11 am.

Announcements

Laura Craig

Laura Craig was moved to Eger Nursing Home as of Thursday, June 24. When I visited her yesterday, she said she would be pleased if any CC parishioners visited or called her. She is in Room 627. Her phone number is 718-989-3557, but the phone is not always placed where she can reach it, or she might be at therapy when someone calls. How long she will remain at Eger is not known. 140 Meisner Avenue - at the bottom of Lighthouse Hill.

Coffee Hour Volunteers

Christ Church needs volunteers for coffee hour at this time for the next 3 months. The calendar for July, August and September is on the bulletin board also on the bulletin board across from the guild room.

TICK ADVISORY

Here on the North Shore, deer have been sighted in many areas including overgrown vacant lots near the ferry. Since ticks can live in trees, you are as likely to get tick bites in your gardens as on a hike so please wear dark clothing and socks tucked into your long slacks. Here are the best products to deal with this:

Sock Spray: you can buy clothes that have been pre treated with tick killing permethrin, or if you want to keep your wardrobe, you can buy a permethrin spray. (Sawyer products premium permethrin clothing insect repellent, $10)

Tick tweezers: While pointy tipped tweezers are also effective at removing ticks, this handy key attaches to your key chain to ensure you always have a removal tool close by. An internist Nadine Cohen says, "it works by sliding underneath the body of a tick." (The original Tick Key, $20)

Mosquitoes: Its true that mosquitoes are attracted to some people more than others, but scientists don't know yet how the insects decide who to nibble on. For that reason, scientist say the best way to avoid being bitten is to make sure there is no standing water anywhere near you.

Repellent Bracelets: To create a personal , portable protective shield, consider these mosquito - repellent bracelets, which Strategist writer Lisa Corsillo says survived days of gardening work in a damp paradise for mosquitoes. (Cliganic ten pack mosquito - repellent bracelets, $15)

Patches: A former travel writer said when she put these deet-free patches on her, "mosquitoes approach her, linger, and then buzz off." (Don't Bite Me Waterproof Patch-5 pack, $7)

Itch Eliminated: when it comes to caring for bites you couldn't avoid, check out this affordable gadget, which "acts as a suction device to extract saliva or venom -- the irritants that cause the itching, stinging and swelling." (Bug Bite Thing Poison - Remover Suction Tool, $10)

Hope these hints help....have a beautiful day..stay cool

SPECIAL THANKS!

To Kathleen Kestler for her July flower donations in memory of Harry & Frances Sigman

KNITTING GROUP & BIBLE STUDY

The Knitting Group and the Bible Study Group will be on hiatus until September.

FORWARD DAY BY DAY AUGUST - OCTOBER 2021

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.

Sunday Server Schedule

July 25, 2021
Lector Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Epistoler Bill Sherman
Crucifer Victor Stanwick
August 1, 2021
Lector Lisa Rhoades
Epistoler Willie Black
Crucifer Richard Zayzay
August 8, 2021
Lector Nick Dowen
Epistoler Shelley Heath
Crucifer Victor Stanwick
August 15, 2021
Lector Brianna Cooper
Epistoler Richard Zayzay
Crucifer Bill Sherman
August 22, 2021
Lector Kirstin Swanson-Basso
Epistoler Mary Larimer
Crucifer Willie Black
August 29, 2021
Lector John Gerney
Epistoler Susan Fowler
Crucifer Richard Zayzay

Parish Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Audrey Abrons, Shirley & Lasontha Alamby, Marcella Babb, Jacob Blake and Family, Deborah Broome, Gregory Brown, Jennifer Brumskine, Martha Catul, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Laura & Mark Craig, Mike Daversa, Marlene Elia, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Rev. Dagnall Free, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Robin Garber, Marian Grace & Family, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Anne Rick Jones, Michelle Lane, Sallie Beth Long, Eva McClary, William Marcus, Quinzel Mayers, The McIntosh Family, Kevin Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Debbie-Ann Paige, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Saint Maurice Phillips, Devon Roberson, Cherise Richards, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Larry Sears, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Vannie Stewart, Christopher Still, Brooke Sweeney, The Trapp Family, Lucille Williams, Arlin Wynn, Richard Zayzay, 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 J2A pilgrims.

We pray for the repose of the souls of Helen Tomlinson, Mary Eleanor Sealy, Muslin Gonzales, Angela Osbourne, George Yetter, Tim Collins and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.

We pray for all the nations that are currently suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

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 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: Jonathan Bauderau (Hodnik) (25), Jonas DelValle (25), Cora Gross (25), Barnett Shepherd (26), Brianna Cooper (27), Sydney McIntosh (27), and Titus Zayzay (30).

We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week: Peter & Andrea Raff (26), Fr. Trevor & Marcella Babb (30), Constance & Willie Black III (30).

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for The Scottish Episcopal Church.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; St. Ann’s Church, Bronx; St. James’ Church (Fordham), Bronx; St. James’ Church, Goshen; St. Paul’s Church, Bronx; St. Francis & St. Martha’s Church, White Plains; Hospitality Committees of the Diocese; and St. Paul’s Church, Poughkeepsie.