Diversity Sunday

The Rev. Charles H. Howell, Rector of Christ Chruch New Brighton

Worship Schedule

7:30 AM Morning Prayer
8 AM Holy Eucharist
10 AM Choral Eucharist 

Second Sundays

11:15 AM Service for Healing & Anointing

11 AM Holy Eucharist

Monday through Friday
7:45 AM Morning Prayer

Weekly Update

The latest news and information, updated weekly (sometimes daily) from Christ Church New Brighton.

  • Secpmd Sunday after Epiphany
    This Sunday: The Third Sunday
    after the Epiphany


    Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    This Sunday, January 25, is the Third Sunday after the Epiphany. The liturgical color is green.

    We are using Eucharistic Prayer A.

    As service music during Epiphany season, we will use a Gloria paraphrase (Glory be to God on High), to the tune Es flog win Kleins WaldvogeleinSanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy), S125; Agnus Dei (O Lamb of God), Psalmodia hoc est Cantica sacra (1561).

    The repeating child-friendly hymn is 325, Let Us Break Bread Together.

    The Christ Church Community Youth Choir will sing at the 10:00 Eucharist.

    Godly Play  classes (age 3 - 5th grade) should received 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.

    Adult Education will meet at 11:30 am. in the vestry room.  We will be discussing the readings and meditations for Day 18-24.

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

  • Server Schedule
    Server Schedule
    Altar Guild:
    Jane Sharif, Elizabeth Gattullo, Bonnie Franz
    Server @ 8 a.m.:
    Hal Reiersen
    Laura Craig
    Lester Blair, Ned Rogers, Charlotte Hewitt
    Hueldine Webb
    Liz Howell
    Roxanne Ingoe
    Chalice Bearer:
    Victor Stanwick
    Bill Sherman
    Angela Lindsay, Eleanor Larimer
    Paul Smith
    Lester Blair, Hal Reiersen
    Coffee Hour Host:
    Annual Meeting
  • Avatar Team
    Meetings & Events
    This Week

    Christ Church Community Youth Choir, Thursday, January 22, 6:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Christ Church Community Drummers, Friday, January 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Carter Center.

    Cub Scouts, Friday, January 23, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 25, 11:30 a.m. at Christ Church.

    Girl Scouts, Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Prayer Group, Wednesday, January 28, 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

    Christ Church Community Youth Choir, Thursday, January 29, 6:00 p.m. at Christ Church.

  • Parish Prayer List
    Parish Prayer List

    The following individuals have requested our prayers: Kelsey Allen, Roger Barrow, Gale Bellafiore, Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Gregory Brown, Patricia Brown-Prestia, Robert Burak, Fr. Steve Challman, Jessie Cinelli, Gilbert Cocks, Inez Colborne, Barbara Corrigan, Sophie Diaz, Tanisha Edmonds, Marlene Elia, Billy Fowler, Barbara Finnerty, Laura Glen, Tina Grosick, Michele Jaeger, Theodora Juliano, Michelle Lane, Alice LeClair, Robert Leverock, Jesse Luke, Karen Luke, Joyce Mandel, William Marcus, Janet Massa, Sunitha Massey, Peter Mazes, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh, Sr., Anthony Mobilia, Lynne Morishita, Linda Oppenheimer, Annaliese Parrish,Jayme Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Barbara Rowan Allen, Sean Rowan Hanly, Kiattisak Rungrerngvanich, Ann Sohm, David Spitz, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, and Robert Wandlaincourt,. For the people of Liberia and West Africa and all who are suffering from the Ebola vius that they may be relieved and protected. For the safety of the men working on our tower. For the victims of the Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria.

    We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Nellie Johnson (26), Christy Ann Nerline (27), Georgia Howell (28), Ronald Mazzucco (28), Janet Schneider (28), Sonja Parrish (31).

    We pray for the repose of the soul of Phyllis Fichtenholtz 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 Long Island, The Rt. Rev. Lawrence Provenzano.

    In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and on The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle we pray that may we too may be open to the power of the Holy Spirit.

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

  • Diversity Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Christ Church New Brighton's Annual celebration of diversity will be conducted on Sunday, February 1, 2015.  This year's theme is, CELEBRATING DIVERSITY - With Love. It is also the Feast of the Presentation Of Our Lord In The Temple.

    We are all proud of our ethnic backgrounds, the history and culture our ancestors gave us. This is an opportunity for us to express it. We request that each member of the congregation wear apparel that is common in their country of origin, and bring an item that can be a conversation piece. We will have ethnic food tasting, fellowship, and a display of talent. Expect the unexpected, since each year it gets better.

    Immediately after the 10:00 AM special Holy Eucharist, we will gather in the Auditorium of the Parish House. We will first be entreated to Ethnic Food Tasting, with food prepared by members of the congregation. Request each member bring a food dish that represents the best of their native land. Since this is not a planned "meal", you can bring whatever you want. No dish will be refused. Please provide a small label that explains what it is and the country of its origination.

    Afterwards, we will enjoy the display of talent by members of the Parish and friends.

    So, if you can sing, dance, play an instrument, have oratory skills, or some other special talent, and desire to participate, please contact a member of the committee. NO REASONABLE ACT WILL BE TURNED DOWN! Also, please contact a committee member to let them know what food dish you will prepare.


    Committee members: Connie, Eva Marie, Shirley, Willie Black, Jr., and Willie Black, III.

  • Save the Date

    Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, February 17, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Wine Tasting, April 17, 6:00 p.m. at the Christ Church Rectory.

  • The Staten Island Care Center Literature Discussion Group.Thank You

    On behalf of the Staten Island Care Center literature discussion group, I want to thank our thoughtful parishioners who have donated an eclectic array of current magazines. I deliver the donated magazines to the center on a weekly basis. During our monthly meetings at the center, members share a favorite article prior to our theme-centered discussion agenda. The magazines continue to circulate among all the residents and promote social and intellectual camaraderie.

    Parishioners are invited to participate in our discussions which are usually scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month from 2:15 through 4:15. The next session will be held on Wednesday, February 11th.

    Please leave your magazine donations in the box outside the church office.

    If you have any questions, or would like to participate in a discussion, please contact me at 718 981-6082. I'm grateful for your ongoing support.

    Anne Devlin

  • Daily Bible Readings

    Using the NRSV Daily Study Bible, this week, January 25 - 31, we will read Day 25 - Day 31.

  • Intercessory Prayer Group

    Christ Church Intercessory Prayer Group
    Led by Deacon Novella Lawrence & Mr. Edward (Ned) Rogers
    Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm
    (Vestry Room)
    All are welcome. Please join us for a time of inspiration and fellowship.

  • Annual Meeting

    The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 25 at Christ Church following the 10:00 service.

    The following churchwarden and vestry members' terms will end at the Annual Meeting.
    Elizabeth McLean churchwarden
    Tony Colucci, vestry member
    Nick Dowen, vestry member
    Linda Reiersen, vestry member
    Richard Zayzay, vestry member

    The Nominating Committee will present the following slate for churchwarden and vestry members.
    John Gerney, churchwarden
    Kathleen Galvez, vestry member, three-year term
    Stephen Gross, vestry member, three-year term
    Paige Gunther, vestry member, three-year term
    Richard Zayzay, vestry member, three-year term
    Utopia Mennoh, completing one year of Deborah Lindsay's term

    If you are responsible for writing a report for the annual meeting, please turn it into Cathy in the parish office by January 20.

  • Thank You

    Thank you to Alleida Mitchell for making new children's activity bags and donating some new crafts for the bags. Thank you to Paige Gunther for donating new crayons.

  • Staten Island Council of Churches Award Dinner

    Paul Smith, Christ Church VergerThe Staten Island Council of Churches will be presenting its 21st Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 5, 6:00 p.m. at the Old Bermuda Inn, 2512 Arthur Kill Road. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

    This year Christ Church's honoree is Paul Smith.

    If you would like to sit at the Christ Church table, please make a reservation please email Fr. Chuck, or call the office at 718-727-6100, before January 22. Admission is $50 per person.

  • Churchwarden Beth McLean presents Tom Sarff with a plaque commemorating his sixteen years at Christ Church.Congratulations

    Congratulations to Tom Sarff, Director of Music, on his sixteen years at Christ Church.