WEEKLY E-NEWS
from Christ Church Episcopal
“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world. Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, yours are the eyes, you are his body. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” ― Teresa of Avila
SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Provide Shelter
On November 2-9, Christ Church will open our doors to homeless women through Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter (CARITAS). Many hands are needed to offer this radical hospitality. Sign up in the Milling Area this Sunday.
Make a House a Home
One day, four sites, all ages! On October 26 our church will join forces to support Richmond Metro Habitat for Humanity. Choose from a landscaping project (youth 12+), two building sites (16 + youth and adults), and a hands-on building activity on our campus (all ages). Register in Realm by clicking Events and finding the 4 service opportunities on October 26.
Feed the Hungry
Register to join fellow CCE members in helping to feed the hungry through the ministry of Shalom Farms. We will meet at Shalom Farms on Monday, October 14 at 9:00 AM. Reconnect with the earth and help feed our Richmond neighbors!
Plant Joy
Grab your planting tools and gloves and come to church on Saturday, October 19 at 9:30 AM to plant over 300 daffodil bulbs across campus. We'll be guided by our Horticulture Team and you're sure to be enriched by good company, working together. Planting now means an array of happy flowers appearing on campus throughout the spring. All ages welcome!
Submit names to be recited at All Saint's worship
Our faith teaches us that we are all in God’s communion of saints. We celebrate this gift on Sunday, November 3. If you would like a loved one remembered in our reciting of the names of those we honor and love but see no longer, please email Penny by Sunday, October 27, 2019 at p.shealy@ccerva.org .
Adult Forum this Sunday: Learn
Sunday, 10:15 AM, Parlor
The weekly Adult Forum is a time to hear from our clergy and staff in a small-group setting and discuss a new topic each week. This season, our forums will focus on The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered life and Sunday's session will focus on Learning.
Family Care Support Group
Sunday, 12:30, Education Building
The Family Care support group is for anyone who is caring for a family member -- aging parent, adult children, young children, grandchildren, and more. Join us for a casual time of listening to and supporting one another. Led by licensed practitioner Terri Becker-Fritz, this group is open to all--just drop in as you're able. A snack lunch is provided, supplied by group members on a rotating basis. Contact the Rev. Darren Steadman for more information.

UPCOMING MEETINGS
  • October 13, 12:30-1:45 PM
  • November 10, 12:30-1:45
  • December 8, 12:30-1:45 PM
Learning Community Series has one more session and you don't want to miss it
Over the past year, we have been in prayerful discernment regarding the future use of our facilities and the gift of land given to the church in 2009. The Learning Series is a way to gain greater insights into how new communities are developed, the ways in which we heed the call to “love our neighbors” through community engagement, and how we can grow our faith and spiritual resilience as we travel this path.

Final Session: “God’s Good Work—Engaging Our Neighbors & Growing Together
Wednesday, October 16, 6:30–8:00 PM, Library
  • Content: The wise use of the land enables us to grow and build our community to look more like God’s kingdom, the beloved community. As we do this work, we will build relationship with our neighbors by honoring their voices and we will strengthen our bonds with one another within CCE. Engaging our neighbors and relying on one another are spiritual exercises that enable spiritual growth.
  • Presenters: Laura Lafayette & Rev. Shirley Smith Graham
Youth Ministry Updates
Youth Groups & Worship this Sunday at the Garage
All youth in Mid-High (6 th -8 th grade) and Sr. High (9 th -12 th ) are welcome to join together with other CCE youth for an evening of fun, fellowship, and worship!
  • Mid-High meets from 5:00-5:45
  • Youth Worship (both Mid-High and Sr. High) is from 5:50-6:35
  • Sr. High meets from 6:45-7:30


Register for the "One Build"
Parents, sign yourself and your students up to with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, October 26. Choose from a landscaping project (youth 12+), two building sites (16 + youth and adults), and a hands-on building activity on our campus (all ages). Register in Realm by clicking Events and finding the 4 service opportunities on October 26.


Senior High Retreat to Shrine Mont
Registration is now open! Click here to register your student.
Save the Dates!


All Saint's Worship
Join us for one Sunday worship service on Sunday, November 3, at 10 AM.

Men's Fall Retreat
All men are invited to attend the Men's Fall Retreat on November 8-10. Save the date in your calendar and stay tuned for more details from retreat organizer Dave Wasik.
Submit your sighting of CCE doing "God's New Thing Together"
God is always doing a new thing, as the prophet Isaiah pointed out. At Christ Church, there are verdant examples of us answering the call to ministry again and again as we do God's thing together.

Where have you witnessed God's work at Christ Church? We invite you to share these sightings -- small and large -- as part of our stewardship ministry. We'll be displaying your stories this fall. You can submit a card in the milling area of our worship building or simply email your brief thoughts to our clergy.
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