Christ Church New Brighton

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Staten Island, New York 10301
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Welcome to Christ Church
Sad News
Long-time parishioner John Lehman died last week at his home in Florida.  His funeral will be held on Saturday, April 26, 9:30 a.m. at Christ Church with interment to follow at St. Peter's Cemetery.

Visitation is on Friday at Harmon Funeral Home.

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

Twelve Paintings of Christ
Twelve Paintings of Christ in the Metropolitan Museum of Art; a Seminar and Guided Tour led by Barnett Shepherd.

The Seminar
Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church

The Guided Tour
Saturday, May 10, 8:30 a.m. departure from Christ Church to Metropolitan Museum

This program will show how eleven fine artists conveyed their understanding of Christ and the church's message.  We will so explore the meaning of Christ's life for us.  Can these images of Christ enrich our understanding and devotional life today?  By looking at these pictures, do we feel closer to the historical Christ?  Are personal religion and an emotional response to Christ's life needed for effective ministry in the world?

Participants may choose one or both sessions.  The first session is free.  Arrangements for the second session to visit the Metropolitan Museum ill be discussed further at the close of the first session.

Reservations: Telephone Christ Church at 718.727.6100.

A Multi-Faith Journey to Auschwitz
The Building Bridges Coalition is sponsoring a multi-faith journey to Auschwitz and other sacred sites.  The trip will be AuschwitzJuly 6 - 13 and cost $2350 plus airfare.  The cost includes night accommodations, 6 breakfasts, 6 packed lunches and dinners, guides, and admissions.

For more information, see the poster in the parish hall or speak to the rector.

Senior Recital
Katherine Liu
Katherine Liu will be giving her Senior Violin Recital on Monday, May 5 at a 6:30 p.m. at Campus Hall, Performance Center at Wagner College

Katherine, who grew up at Christ Church, is a dual major in Childhood Education and Music at Wagner College.  She has been accepted at Julliard School of Music for 2014 where she will be pursing her Master of Music degree.

This week students from Delaware Technical Community College are staying in the Christ Church auditorium while they are on Staten Island doing Hurricane Sandy relief work.
Summer Internship with the Episcopal Recovery Team of Staten Island.

Seeking responsible young adults, ages 18-24, for a paid internship as Summer Volunteer Coordinators for 12 weeks (June-August). We are looking for applicants with strong interpersonal skills who are self-motivating, work well in large and small groups, and can adapt to both busy and slow-paced environments while maintaining a good sense of humor. Applicants must have a drivers license and access to a personal vehicle. The scope of the work includes preparing for and leading volunteer groups, as well as active rebuild work. Rebuild work includes framing, insulating, sheet-rocking, taping and mudding, flooring, painting, hanging doors, molding and other finish work. Training will be provided, experience is helpful but not necessary, just a willingness to work hard.

Five day work week with varying days off (Some Saturday work needed).

18-24 years old
Excellent organization and communication skills
Willingness to learn new skills
Outgoing and sensitive to needs of homeowners and
*Drivers license is a MUST!

All interested applicants please send resume to:
Darrell Hayes
Staten Island Disaster Response Coordinator
Episcopal Diocese of New York

ECW Spring Meeting
The Episcopal Church Women's Spring Meeting and Luncheon will be held this year at St. Paul's Memorial Church, 225 St. Paul's Avenue, Staten Island, New York on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  It will begin with Holy Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.  The guest speaker will be Dianne Roberts, President Episcopal Church Women Diocese of New York.  She has much to tell us about the work of the Diocesan Board as well as the work of individual Episcopal Church Women throughout the diocese.
Acolyte Vestments
Thank you to Rita McGough and Beth McLean for measuring and ordering new cassocks and cottas for our acolytes.  The new vestments replace badly warn vestments and were paid for from donations made to the Christ Church Memorial Fund.

If you are an acolyte and have not yet been measured for new vestments, please speak to Rita or Beth.

Spring Cleaning
We're doing some spring cleaning around Christ Church.  Some coats and other items of clothing have been abandoned on the coat rack in the parish house.

Please check the coat rack and remove anything that belongs to you.  Clothing left on the rack after May 18 will be put in the clothes recycling bin.

Stained Glass Windows
In case you missed it, here is a nice article from the Staten Island Advance  about stained glass windows in Staten Island churches, including some from Christ Church, St. John's, and All Saints'.
Million Trees NYC Spring Planting Events
Join in planting new forest trees this spring at these sites on Staten Island

Jones Woods Park
Saturday, May 17
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wolfe's Pond Park
May 31
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tree Pruner Course
Trees New YorkA healthy urban forest is invaluable to the health of our city.  Trees improve air and water quality, lover air temperatures, reduce energy demand, and beautify streets.

In New York City, where there is limited funding for tree maintenance but significant need, Citizen Pruners provide a tremendous benefit to our urban environment.

Upon successful completion of the final exam, students receive a license from the TreesNY and NYCParks to legally prune NYC street trees.

Staten Island classes will be held at SI Borough Hall, 10 Richmond Terrace #120 on:

Thursday, May 15     6-8 pm
Thursday, May 22     6-8 pm
Thursday, May 29     6-8 pm
Saturday, June 14     10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Thursday, June 19     6-8 p.m.

The Trees New York program is offering a Citizen Pruner Tree Care Course.  There is a $100 non-refundable course fee.

For more information or to register go to

Save the Date
The Inter Parish Council (the association of the ten Episcopal Churches on Staten Island) will have its annual spring picnic on Sunday, June 1 at All Saints' Church, 2329 Victory Blvd.
Parish Prayer List
The following individuals have requested our prayers: Crystal Barnett, Robin Beveridge, Shirley Black, Willie Black, Jr., Charles W. Blake, Gregory Brown, Patricia Brown-Prestia, Fr. Steve Challman, Gilbert Cocks, Inez Colborne, Laura Craig, Dolly Denaro, Anne Devlin, Michael Devlin, Ruth DiToro, Marlene Elia, Amanda Freeman Taylor, Barbara Finnerty, Carmella Gallucci, Christina Gialombardo, Tina Grosick, Joseph Gumbs, William Johnson, Michelle Lane, Stan Larsen, Lucia Luciano, Gina Luna, William Marcus, Donna Marlak, Janet Massa, Andrea McIntosh, Hugo McIntosh, Sr., Michelle McQuillen, Linda Messermer, Anthony Mobilia, Lynne Morishita, Juan Negron, Cecily Nordstrom, Tim Olsen, Linda Oppenheimer, Janice Pattison, Ryan Perrotta, Catherine Pupello, Hal Reiersen, Jayme Robertson, Joyce Rowan, Meg Rowan, Ann Sohm, David Spitz, Bishop Don Taylor, Evelyn Tuthill, Sophia Vazquez Pazos, Fr. John Walsted, and Eileen Elliott Yates

We give thanks to God for the following individuals who are celebrating their Birthdays Sharon Gardner (29), Eva Gross (29), Nancy Sherman (30), Deacon Geri Swanson (30), Lindsay Kennedy (1).  We give thanks to God for those celebrating their Wedding Anniversaries Gene & Rite McGough (30), Daniel Mackta & Adrienne Abbate (2).

We pray for the repose of the souls of Lillian and Edward Atwell and Tony Atwell in whose loving member the Altar Flowers have been given. We pray for the repose of the soul of John Lehman.

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer we pray for the Episcopal Church of Jerusalem & The Middle East, The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Hanna Anis President Bishop, Jerusalem & the Middle East & Bishop in Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa

In the Diocese of New York, we pray for Katharine our Presiding Bishop, Andrew, and Chilton, our bishops, Allen, our suffragan bishop-elect. and Trinity School, Manhattan

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

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