Christ Church parishioners building holiday baskets on Wednesday, November 18, in the parish house.
We put together several hundred holiday baskets, each one capable of feeding a family of four. A turkey or ham with all the fixings.
The Christ Church Community Youth Choir promoted several of its choristers to positions of prominence.
The Christ Church Community Youth Choir promoted several of its choristers to positions of prominence.

Worship Schedule

7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II

Second Sunday of each month
11:15 AM Healing & Anointing

11:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I
The second Thursday of each month
includes Healing & Anointing

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

Christ Church

Mailing address:
Christ Church New Brighton
76 Franklin Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: 718-727-6100
Fax: 718-727-6101 
Email: Interim Pastor
Email: Parish Administrator

This Sunday

This Sunday, November 22:
the Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King

Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

This Sunday is the Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. The liturgical color is green.

The service music for the fall months of Pentecost Season is Gloria (Glory to God in the Highest) S278; Sanctus (Holy, Holy Holy) S 127; Agnus Dei (O Lamb of God), S-169.

Godly Play classes (age 3-5th grade) should receive Communion with their teachers immediately after the choir receives, and then accompany their teachers to the classrooms.

At 12:10 p.m. a Godly Play teacher will ring a bell on the first floor, indicating that parents should go to the Godly Play classrooms to pick up their children.  Parents must sign their children out of Godly Play.

Rite 13 class begins at 11:30 a.m. in the second floor J2A classroom.

Childcare begins at 9:45 a.m. in the nursery.

Adult Education will continue to meet on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in the Vestry Room.  Please continue to read the NRSV Daily Bible.  All are welcome to attend.

If you are new or visiting us today, Welcome to Christ Church. Please join us for coffee and refreshments in the parish house following the ten o'clock service.

Meetings & Events

Week ending November 30:

Christ Church Community Youth Choir, Thursday, November 19, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Christ Church Community Youth Drummers, Friday, November 20, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Cub Scouts, Friday, November 20, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 21, 10:00 a.m. Able bodied persons to help move rock salt delivery into the basement.

Stewardship Sunday & Commissioning of Ushers
 Sunday, November 22.

Ukulele lesson, Monday, November 23, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Christ Church Community Youth Drummers, Friday, November 29, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

November 22 Server Schedule:

Altar Guild Elizabeth Gattullo, Bonnie Franz, Eileen Zanelli, Paige Gunther
8 AM Server Hal Reiersen
Flower Guild Nick Lettiere
Ushers John Gerney, Connie Black, Utopia Mennoh
Lector Andrea Morse-Raff
Epistoler Kristin Parrish
Intercessor Sheila Hewitt
Chalice Richard Zayzay
Acolytes Angela Lindsay, Amy Stambaugh
Verger Paul Smith
Counters Lester Blair, Hal Reiersen
Coffee Hour Host Stewardship & Evangelism Committees
Greeter Laura Craig

Urgent Request

The church ordered a palette of calcium chloride to prepare for the winter storms.  We have arranged delivery for Saturday, November 21 at 10:00 a.m.  We need volunteers to help stack the bags in the basement.  Please let Cathy Romano know if you are available.  Call 718-761-6100 or email

Christmas Flowers & Greens

Parishioners may make donations towards Christmas altar decorations in memory of loved ones or in honor of or thanksgiving for family, friends, special occasions, etc.

Please use envelopes placed in the pews during Advent, giving name(s) or other information or mail to Altar Guild, Christ Church New Brighton, 76 Franklin Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Names will be included in the Christmas service bulletins.  The deadline is Sunday, December 20.

Holly Ball Honorees

This year our Holly Ball Honorees are Elizabeth Gattullo and Anthony Colucci.  Tickets will be available soon.  Please join us for an evening of great food, music and dancing on Saturday, December 12th.

Keeping the Faith

This has been a difficult year at Christ Church. The death of our much loved Rector, Father Chuck, was a heavy blow. We continue to mourn his loss. Father Chuck brought Christ Church to where it is today, a thriving parish, diverse in age, income, ethnic background and personal choice. But we also know that Father Chuck would be the first to say that Christ Church is about so much more than one person. Christ Church is a faith community and a family. We are called to continue our ministry here on Staten Island, responding, as always, to the community's deepest needs with good works inspired by the Gospel. 

For many reasons, the theme of this year's stewardship campaign is "Keeping the faith", inspired by Father Chuck's life and ministry and the words of 2 Timothy 4:6-8:

 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I  have kept the faith.

Last year the stewardship committee asked all of you to reach deeply, and you joyfully and generously answered that call. The number of pledges increased by more than ten percent, and the total dollar amount pledged increased by more than fifteen percent to $148,000.

In order to balance the budget for 2016, we need $192,000 in pledges.  We need another $44,000 in pledges to end the budget deficit and corresponding drain on our endowment.

We are at the threshold of change here at Christ Church. Our Interim Rector Mother Tori celebrated with us on November 1, 2015, and will continue to serve here until we are ready to call a new settled Rector.  We will continue to fight the good fight, we will finish the race, and we will keep the faith.

Please continue your pledge and prayerfully consider an increase of as much as you can. Thank you so much. 

We will welcome your cards at church on Sunday, November 22.

If you did not receive a Stewardship letter in the mail, please call Cathy Romano in the church office at 718-727-6100.

Save the Date

Stewardship Sunday, November 22.

Thanksgiving Eve Service, Wednesday, November 25, 7:00 p.m.

St. Nick's Fair, Saturday, December 5.

Holly Ball, Saturday, December 12.

St. Nick's Fair

We will be decoration the parish hall for the St. Nick's Fair on Friday, November 27 from 10 AM until about 1 PM. Please let Alleida Mitchell know if you're available to help.

Donations of new or used items are needed for raffle baskets for the St. Nick's Fair.

Claim Your Coats!

Any coats that are on the rack in the front hall and are not claimed by Monday, November 23 willl be donated to the Turkish Center for their Syrian Refugee Blanket & Coat Drive. If you coats or blankets that you would like the donate, please leave them by the coat rack.

Christ Church Prayer List

The following individuals have requested our prayers: Kelsey Allen, Vivian Ancona, Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Gregory Brown, Mary Lou Caggiano, Jessie Cinelli, Major Clement, Sandra Cocks, Inez Colborne, Barbara Corrigan, Gytha Darconte, Alfred Davies, Tanisha Edmonds,  Anne Lynne Eisenfelder,Marlene Elia, Mary Ferguson, Nancy Forgang, Billy Fowler, Cretta Freeman-Funbai, Alice Garner, Laura Glen, Tina Grosick, Michele Jaeger, Ryan Johnson, Marilyn Keshecki, Alice LeClair, Nancy LeClair Mortimer, Vivian Lewis, Angela Lillo, Jane Logan, Jesse Luke, Karen Luke, Joyce Mandel, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Hugo McIntosh Sr., Sydney McIntosh, The Mackey Family, Isaac Mennoh, Nicole Miller, Lynne Morishita, Solomon Morris, Philip Nipson, John Ogdon, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Barbara Rowan Allen, Sean Rowan Hanly, Reed Stewart, Dorothy Thompson, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, and Robert Wandlaincourt.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Varney Freeman, Sr. (22), John Szczepanik (26), Dorothy Thompson (26), Kim Davis Sorge (28).  We give thanks go God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversary this week: Paul & Janet Schneider (24).

The Altar Flowers are given in honor of the marriage of Daniel Lettiere to Amanda Eaton.

We pray for the repose of the souls of Daniel & Emma Lettiere, Marie Pirozzolo, David Eaton, Sr., John Eaton, Frank Weir and Shuang Songin in whose loving memory the Altar Flowers are presented to the glory of God.  

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we are asked to pray for the Episcopal Church of Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia, The Rt. Rev. John parkes.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Michael our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and St. John's Parish, South Salem.

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