Christ Church New Brighton

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Staten Island, New York 10301
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Welcome to Christ Church
From the Rector
Our tower renovation and repair project is underway!  When you next come to church, you'll notice that a security fence has been placed around the tower and a safety bridge has been built over the chapel entrance. The scaffolding will be erected this week.

Soon you will see framed drawings posted in the parish hall, which will show that parts of the tower to be rebuilt and the parts to be repointed and repaired.

Scaffolding goes up around the tower.

As always, we remember that today is the anniversary of the terror attacks of 2001, and we remembered the victims at this morning's services of Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist.

Fr. Chuck

Save the Dates
Jazz Dinner, Saturday, September 27 featuring Anne Sweeney, vocals, Vinny Ruggieri, keyboard, Pat Lynch, bass.

Family Boo Bash, Friday, October 31, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Youth Group Picnic
The Rite 13 class will have a picnic this Sunday, September 14, 3:00 p.m. at the home of Amy Stambaugh.
Adult Education
Learning about our faith is a life-long process. This fall we are offering a five week class, beginning September 21, The Episcopal Tradition.  Each session of this video series includes an introduction, a presentation by Frank Wade, a respected priest and teacher, and discussion questions.  The class will be led by the rector.
Acolyte Training
There will be an one-hour acolyte training on Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. at church.  This training is for all current acolytes and those who are interested in becoming an acolyte.
Three new Episcopal Recovery Team Staten Island (ERTSI) interns have come to to do Hurricane Sandy recovery work.  They are Celeste Finet, Micah Bouchard, and Amelia Watkins.  They will be living in the St. Paul's rectory and working with Darrell Hayes, the diocese's Recovery Coordinator for Staten Island.

Dane Miller, one of last year's interns, will continue to live in the St. Paul's rectory, but his year will be working with Episcopal Relief and Development in Manhattan.  Heather Krulewski, another of last year's interns, will work for the diocese this year as the Associate Director of the New York Disaster Response Program.

We will be making a special effort to invite the ERTSI interns and associates to all our events, so, when you see them, be sure to welcome them and thank them for their work on Staten Island.

Christ Church Community Youth Choir
The Christ Church Community Youth Choir is about to start its fifth season.  After four years of inspirational leadership, Beth Johanning, founding director, has decided to step down.

Our new director is Jana Ballard, a parishioner and the vocal music teacher at LaGuardia High School.  The assistant director is Kristin Reiersen Parrish, well known to all of us as a daughter of Christ Church and a section leader and soloist in the adult choir.

The Christ Church Community Youth Choir and the Christ Church Community Youth Drummers comprise our after school arts enrichment program.  The Choir and Drummers are open for free to Staten Island children.  The program is funded by the Staten Island Foundation, Episcopal Charities, and private donations.

Tower Chimes
This Sunday, September 14th is the deadline to submit articles for the Tower Chimes.  Please submit information to Nancy Reiersen-Scromo at or in the Tower Chimes mailbox in the parish office.
Coffee Mugs
The Evangelism Committee now has coffee mugs to give to visitors to Christ Church.  Each mug will contain information about our church and will be a lasting reminder of their visit.

Mugs are available to parishioners for purchase for only $5.00.

Thank You
Thank you to Sheila Siwgert, members of the Fundraising Committee, and everyone who contributed time, food and money to help defray the cost of our first Parish Picnic.

Check out pictures of the picnic see the slide show at the top of thispage.

Updating the Parish Prayer List
We are updating the parish prayer list.  If you would like a name to remain on the list below, please email or cll the parish office: or call, 718-727-6100.
Parish Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers: Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Charles W. Blake, Gregory Brown, Patricia Brown-Prestia, Fr. Steve Challman, Jessie Cinelli, Gilbert Cocks, Inez Colborne, Laura Craig, Gerri DiFonzo, Ruth DiToro, Marlene Elia, Gary Ellengold, Billy Fowler, Amanda Freeman Taylor, Barbara Finnerty, Christina Gialombardo, Tina Grosick, William Johnson, Michelle Lane, Nancy LeClair-Mortimer, Robert Leverock, Jessie Luke, Joyce Mandel, William Marcus, Donna Marlak, Janet Massa, Sunitha Massey, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh, Sr., Linda Messermer, Anthony Mobilia, Lynne Morishita, Juan Negron, Cecily Nordstrom, Linda Oppenheimer, Nicholas Panetta, Ryan Perrotta, Catherine Pupello, Jayme Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Phil Francis Scalcione, Ann Sohm, David Spitz, Edna Swanson, Evelyn Tuthill, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, Roberta Wagner, Robert Wandlaincourt, Laura Wyss, and Eileen Elliott Yates.  For the people of Liberia and West Africa that they may be relieved and protected during the Ebola epidemic.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Linda Reiersen (15), Claire Kennedy (16), David Reiersen (18), Nancy Reiersen-Scromo (20).  We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries this week: Susan Fowler & Victor Stanwick (17).

We pray for the repose of the souls of Antoinette and Thomas Bonamoin whose memory the Altar Flowers are presented to the glory of God. 

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church of  Tanzania, The Most Rev. Jacob Erasto Chimeledya, Archbishop of Tanzania and Bishop of Mpwapwa.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and on Holy Cross Day we pray for the faith to take up our cross daily.

We pray for the continued growth of the Carpenter's Kids Program.

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