Christ Church New Brighton

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Staten Island, New York 10301
718-727-6100 vox
718-727-6101 fax
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Welcome to Christ Church
From the Rector
For the last few months the Construction Oversight Committee --  Beth McLean, Churchwarden; Rich Whaley, Plant & Equipment Chairperson; Barnett Shepherd, Capital Campaign Chairperson; Mark Gherzo, Project Treasurer; Marshall Green, Project Manager; and the Rector -- have been  working with our architect, Barry Donaldson, to finalize a bid for our  tower renovation project.  Barry received bids from three general contractors -- Burda, G. P. J . O'Donoghue Corp., and Seaboard -- which were reviewed by the Construction Oversight Committee.  After going back and forth with the contractors to clarify and refine the bids, Barry recommended either Burda or Seaboard.  The construction oversight committee recommended Seaboard to the vestry.  You will recall that Seaboard was our contractor two years ago for the parish hall re-pointing project, and we have been satisfied with their work.  Seaboard submitted a contract, which was reviewed by our parish  attorney, Ron Mazzucco, and is being reviewed by our insurance agent.

At a special meeting, held on Sunday, July 27, the vestry voted to approve the Seaboard contract.  We can expect that work will begin shortly on the exterior of the tower.  This will be an exciting time as we begin the see the results of our hardwork and your generosity begin to pay off.

Fr. Chuck

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

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

Rest In Peace
Former parishioner Kenneth Ward Nelson died in New Hampshire, where he had retired.  His funeral will be at Christ Church on Saturday, August 2, 10:00 a.m.

May his soul, and the soul of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

All are invited to a special picnic to honor and thank the Episcopal Service Corps volunteers who have lived and worked on Staten Island this past year, leading the diocese's Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

The picnic ail be held this Saturday, August 2, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at St. John's Church, 1333 Bay Street.  Please bring a dish -- salad, fruit, dessert -- to share.

Over the last year the interns have worked on 57 homes, and hosted and put to work 2,167 volunteers, who have contributed 15, 286 hours of labor.  All to help our community recover from the worst disaster in many people's memory.  The interns who have been with us over the last year will be leaving next month,  all that is except for Dane Miller, who is staying on for another year but will be working at Episcopal Relief and Development in Manhattan.

Vacation Bible School
Save the Date for Vacation Bible School, Aug. 18-22. More info to follow. Speak with Alleida if you would like to volunteer.

The theme of this year's VBS is Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus.

Call the parish office at 718-727-6100 to register your child(ten).

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, Michael Edwards, Marlene Elia, Gary Ellengold, Billy Fowler, Amanda Freeman Taylor, Barbara Finnerty, Christina Gialombardo, Tina Grosick, William Johnson, Michelle Lane, Nancy LeClair-Mortimer, Robert Leverock, 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, Ann Sohm, David Spitz, Edna Swanson, Evelyn Tuthill, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, Roberta Wagner, Robert Wandlaincourt, Laura Wyss, and Eileen Elliott Yates.

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays this week: Joseph Ambroggi (3), Dennis Douris (4), Theresa Gilman (4), Edwin John (4), Anthony Williams (4), Jane Sharif (5), Victoria Noel (5), Kevin Larimer (8).  We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversary this week: Edward & Laura Craig (9).

We pray for the repose of the souls of Anne & John Stenglein. Barbara Stenglein Anderson 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 Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. David Chillingworth.

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew and Allen, our bishops, and The Church of the Intercession, Manhattan.

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

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