Christ Church New Brighton

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Staten Island, New York 10301
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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.

There will be a parent meeting to kick off the new year today, Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m.  All parents of current choristers and those who want to learn more are invited to attend.

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.

Save the Dates
Parish Picnic, Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Invite your friends and neighbors.  This is a great way to introduce somebody to Christ Church.

Jazz Dinner on Saturday, September 27, featuring Anne Sweeney.

Sunday School Registration
Registration for all Christian Formation classes -- Godly Play, Rite-13, and adult education -- will be held on September 7 at the parish picnic.

Classes for all ages start September 14.

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, Fr. Joseph Howell, 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: Evelyn Zayzay (2), Alayne Gilbert (3), Ela Seeley (4), Catherine Barnett (4).  We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries this week: John & Christine Szczepanik (31), Brian Basso & Kirstin Swanson (2).

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we are asked to pray for the Church of South America, The Most Rev. Hector Zavala Muñoz, Presiding Bishop of the Southern Cone and Bishop of Chile.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and all older adults in the diocese and those who work in older adult ministries.

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

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