*New* Fall Worship Schedule and *New* Adult Formation on Sunday Mornings

Fall Worship Schedule
beginning September 16
Sunday 9 AM and 11 AM
Wednesday 7:45 AM
Saturday 5 PM
 
Starting September 16, we will gather for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. This shift makes it possible to provide a long-sought adult education time between the services. While we enjoy the one-service Sunday approach during the summer, we need to multiply into two in the fall to make room for everyone (including the new people God continues to bring us) and to accommodate children’s needs for Sunday School. A multi-generational family requires a lot of listening to one another and adjusting to meet one another’s needs. We’re proud to be this kind of church family together.

"When we care for the whole person, we often transform not just a single patient’s life, but the lives of entire families and communities."


Join us for the next in our summer Forum Series
Forum on Crossover Healthcare Ministry
Sunday, August 12
11:15 AM, Parlor

The mission of CrossOver Healthcare Ministry is to to provide high quality healthcare, promote wellness, and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ. Kristen Lafayette will share more about this vital ministry in our region and answer any questions you may have. Please join us!

We want to hear from you! Share your stories and we'll include them in our 25th Anniversary Celebration
Share your favorite memory, funny story, or wish for the future of CCE
Whether your favorite memory happened in the 90s or happened last week, we hope you'll make time to share it with your church family. We'll be collecting these stories to share as part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration on September 9. We are also gathering wishes for the future -- what hopes do you have for our beloved Christ Church? Let us know!
 
On September 9, help us celebrate 25 years of inviting, growing, and living in Christ
On Sunday, September 9 , we will honor our past, celebrate our present, and look to the future. Our celebration begins in worship at 10:00 AM, followed by a catered picnic lunch and party on the lawn. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for this special day!

MENU
Southern Fried Chicken
Salad
Fresh Fruit
Southern Potato Salad
Baked Beans
String Beans
Buttermilk Biscuits

Plus--music, games for the kids, a walk down memory-lane, and a blessing for the future!
 
Singers welcome at upcoming workshops
Youth Choir Camp
Calling all rising 6th-12th graders who like to sing! All are invited to join us for Youth Choir Camp on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 14, 9:00-4:00 PM each day in the music room. We will sing, play games and have fun getting to know each other. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Friends are always welcome. RSVP to Laura McNally.

Adult Choir Workshop
Do you like to sing? Ever thought about joining the choir? The adult choir workshop is a great way to “try out” choir and spend a fun day meeting new friends, singing and enjoying a pot luck lunch! The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 1 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM in the music room. Please RSVP to Laura McNally . Newbies always welcome!


Two fun events for youth with Garage Student Ministries
“Neon Night" at Youth Groups/Worship this Sunday! Join us at the Garage for a fun-filled night of games, fellowship, and worship, all while wearing your best neon getup. ALL are welcome.
  • Mid-High 5:00-5:45
  • Youth Worship (combined) 5:50-6:35
  • Sr. High 6:45-7:30
 
End-of-Summer Pool Party: Sunday, August 19 at Canterbury Pool (6-8 PM). Grab a friend and get ready for a fun evening at the pool to close out our summer. We'll have pizza, drinks, pool games, and more! Please register in Realm Events to help give us a headcount for food.

CARITAS is doing "a new thing"
CCE'ers -- of all ages! -- packed lunches this week to be delivered to CARITAS guests residing downtown.
CARITAS is doing a new thing and you are part of it!
Christ Church has been a CARITAS partner for more than 20 years. We have served by sheltering 45 guests for up to 3 weeks a year. As CARITAS transitioned to the new CARITAS Center, we were invited to serve on the CARITAS Planning Committee. Over the past 18 months, we met along with other CARITAS host church members, to develop a plan for congregations to remain involved. There is a part for YOU in this plan! Please click below for an important update. 
New School Supplies for GMES students means a good start to their school year

A favorite mission here at CCE is our annual schools supplies drive for our dear little friends at George Mason Elementary School.  Click here for a shopping list or pick one up at worship this weekend.

Back to School Blessing on August 26
Please bring your donated school supplies to worship by August 26 and make plans to join us that day as we offer a special blessing over these supplies, as well as your own backpacks, laptops, workbags, etc. We invite all students, teachers, professors, administrators, and those heading off to college to bring their own items as we offer a blessing for the start of a new school year.
 
New expanded Handicap Parking: Drive up for some radical hospitality!

Parking may not seem like radical hospitality, but … if you’re a person whose mobility is limited and one of the highlights of your week is coming to church, having accessible handicapped parking feels like God is preparing a place for you. And that’s what we want people at CCE to feel like. We’re in the process of expanding our 6 current disability spots to 10 spots to respond to current and growing needs. Join us in giving thanks to God for this enhancement as we continue to make a way for all to be welcome.
OFFICE HOURS
Church Office Reception Hours
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Monday-Friday
 
Lobby accessible
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
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