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 Twenty-Second 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
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, October 17, 2021 - Launch and Announce Committee –
Chair Introduces Theme and Committee
Sunday, October 24, 2021 - Stewardship Committee Meeting
Sunday, October 31, 2021 - Youth Sunday
Sunday, November 07, 2021 - Stewardship Sermon and Distribution
of Pledge Cards.
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - Senior Warden's Pitch for Stewardship
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - Junior Warden's Pitch for Stewardship
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,
Christ Church New Brighton
Accepts $10,000 Grant
for Two Liberian School Complexes
During civil wars that started in 1989 and ended in 2003, many Liberians left their homes and immigrated to the United States. A large Liberian community took root on Staten Island; the strong presence of the Episcopal Church in Liberia created an influx of Liberians to Episcopal churches here.
Christ Church New Brighton (CCNB) developed a relationship with the Episcopal Elementary School and the Episcopal High School in Cape Mount County, and St. Agnes School and St. Augustine School in Lofa County, thanks to the leadership of Richard Zayzay and William Sherman. Their passion convinced CCNB to stand with them to rebuild these schools. See http://ehsees.org and https://www.bolahunworldwideusa.org/ for more about their work.
Christ Church New Brighton asked the Episcopal Diocese of New York's Sustainable Development Goals Fund for a $10,000 grant to purchase and install solar streetlights at the two sets of schools. The total cost is $15,002--the alumni groups were able to raise an additional $5,000 for the project due in large part to the extraordinary support of Christ Church members.
The new streetlights will make it possible for townspeople and the teachers, many of whom stay overnight at the schools, to move through the complexes safely at night and prevent vandalism and theft—particularly of zinc roof panels and planks, which thieves take to roof their own homes.
On October 10, Bill and Richard were awarded a $10,000 grant at the Sustainable Development Goals conference at St. John the Divine Cathedral. Christ Church will hold and pay out the monies to the contractors and suppliers in Liberia. Our congratulations to the
EHS-EES Alumni Association and the Bolahun Worldwide Organization!
Thanks to Susan Fowler for her relentless efforts in pursuing funds through grants and other funding streams to support this mission to Liberia. Fr. Trevor+ continues to work with the chairpersons, Bill Sherman and Richard Zayzay, to gather resources and supplies to take on our trip there, we hope, in 2022. Let us uphold the children and this mission in our prayers.
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.
Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
On the passing of Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State
My heart is heavy today with the news of the death of Colin Powell, former secretary of state, four-star general, and lifelong Episcopalian. I pray for his family and all his many loved ones, and I give thanks for his model of integrity, faithful service to our nation, and his witness to the impact of a quiet, dignified faith in public life.
Powell also dedicated himself to service in his retirement. I recall fondly having breakfast with him a couple years ago. He became energized and passionate about his work with the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, which is part of his alma mater, The City College of New York.
He cared about people deeply. He served his country and humanity nobly. He loved his family and his God unswervingly. As Jesus says in the New Testament, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
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 you shed about a pound and a half of skin a year? You shed skin nearly constantly, and your entire epidermis completely regenerates approximately every 27 days. And those cells you lose add up. While the amount varies greatly per person, the loss of an average of 1.5 ponds of skin cells a year means that you will most likely shed at least half your body weight in skin cells throughout your entire life.
Did you know that parts of Albert Einstein's brain are on display in a museum? If you visit the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you can see one of the world's greatest minds on display - literally. After Albert Einstein died in 1955, the pathologist on duty at the hospital removed his brain without permission from his family - an act which remains a subject of controversy to this day. Einstein's oldest son eventually gave him permission, on the condition that the brain was used only for scientific study.
Did you know that wearing headphones for just an hour could increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times? The rule of thumb is to limit the amount of time you have headphones in your ears. The risk of ear infections in your ears are greatly increased with time and can cause permanent damage to your hearing. Keep those headphones off!
Save the Date
October 24: Evensong & Benediction 4:00 pm
October 31 is Youth Sunday at Christ Church.
It is also Halloween. We will be hosting a Trunk Or Treat and a Halloween themed coffee hour. If you would like to decorate your car trunk, donate candy or funds towards this event, or help with planning, please contact Heather DelValle, Nicole Haylock or Carol Bratton.
November 14: Virtual and in person tea party - musical entertainment by Mr. Jay Daniels.
November 17: Thanksgiving Food Basket Preparation
November 18: Thanksgiving Food Basket distribution
10 am–1 pm
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
The Daffodil Project
The Daffodil Project has honored the victims of 9/11 with the largest living memorial for 20 years. Each year, the Daffodil Project gives out bulbs for free to plant in public spaces across all five boroughs. This year, Christ Church has obtained 500 of these bulbs. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the planting. If you are available to help, please contact Nick Dowen, or leave a message in the parish office.
Monday, October 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm. Please collect your Vestry packets from your mailboxes after service on Sunday.
If you receive emails from email@example.com or any other email that suggests it is from Fr. Trevor+ other than firstname.lastname@example.org, do not open or reply.
FOR THOSE WHO MISSED LAST WEEK'S CONCERT
For guitar and keyboard, you can find it here: https://youtu.be/E0PMq5effAo
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS WILL BEGIN
in October. Details to follow.
PRAYER MINISTRY AND BOOK REVIEW
Has resumed, every Wednesday at 7:00 pm. We are reviewing the book "Begin Again, James Baldwin's America and its Urgent Lessons for Our Own", by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
To Nastassia "Star" Sears on her graduation from Naval School. She now begins the second part of her training at Fort Lee, Virginia.
Laura Craig has come back to her home from Eger! Her home phone is 718-442-5008, and she would love to hear from any and all.
CHRIST CHURCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
For Coffee Hour 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.
If you have a truck and an able body, free firewood and kindling are available. Call or email Kelly Collins at the Christ Church office.
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.
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, Frank & Jane Cangemi, Rosa Carisino, David Clark, Marcia Clendenen, Sandra Cocks, Ines Colbourne, The Rt. Rev. Clarence N. Coleridge, Ruby Cooper, Laura & Mark Craig, Kylon Craig, Vincent Cresci, Carnetta & Athelridge Cumberbatch, Marlene Elia, Adriana Erazo, Garfield Evans, Sheila Ferguson, Christy Mary Finlay, Jan, Mark, Tom & Joy, Anthony Fulton, Sr., Matthew Gill, Denyse Gonzales, Marian Grace & Family, The Rev. Ivan Harewood, Tamiko Harris, Bishop Jonathan B. Hart, Ann Heather, Deacon Colenthia Hunter, Jebbeh Jagaba, Anne Rick Jones, Sallie Beth Long, Eva McClary, William Marcus, The McIntosh Family, Kevin Meighan, Nathan Meighan, Dudley Menzies, Debbie-Ann Paige, Deacon Dianne Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Susan Peterson, Linda Pinnock, Cherise Richards, Jason Rivera, Joyce Rowan, Huguette Sauer, Bendu, Julia, Nancy & T. Siafa Sherman, Larry Sears, Tonisia Williams-Sealy, Barnett Shepherd, Vannie Stewart, Rob Tucher, Carol Tysen, Peggy Wilkerson, Lucille Williams, Arlin Wynn, 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 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 the people of Haiti and Afghanistan.
We pray for the repose of the souls of General Colin Powell and all the faithful departed. May they rest in peace.
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. Also, David Barr in the process of ordination to the Diaconate.
We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Hueldine Webb (26), Nicole Haylock (27), Amber James (29), Hugo McIntosh Sr. (30).
We give thanks to God for the individuals who are celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week: Michael & Amy Mazziotti (28).
In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Extra-Provincial Churches.
In the Diocese of New York, we pray for +Michael our Presiding Bishop; +Andrew, +Allen, and +Mary; our Bishops; Trevor+ our Rector; Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Manhattan; St. Luke's School, Manhattan; St. John's Church (Getty Square), Yonkers; Corporation for the Relief of Widows/Widowers and Children of Clergypersons of The Episcopal Church in the State of New York; St. Simon the Cyrenian Church, New Rochelle; Diocesan Disaster Response Team; Parish Stewardship Committees; and Parish Treasurers & Financial Administrators of the Diocese.