WEEKLY E-NEWS
from Christ Church Episcopal
This weekend, you can help families achieve the dream of safe, stable, affordable housing
The Franklin family, pictured above, moved into their brand new home last year, after putting in over 350 hours of "sweat equity" building their house. This weekend, you have the chance to help new families make their dreams come true!
Register now for this Saturday's "One Build"
This Saturday, October 26, our church will join forces to support Richmond Metro Habitat for Humanity. Choose from:
  • a landscaping project (youth 12+)
  • two building sites (adult and youth 16 +)
  • and a hands-on building activity on our campus (all ages)
WORSHIP TIME CHANGE
On Sunday, November 3, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints with one Sunday worship service at 10:00 AM
Join us in worship as we celebrate the Feast of All Saints on Sunday, November 3, honoring those who preceded us to glory. On that day we also celebrate the sacrament of Holy Baptism. Remember to set your clocks back one hour the night before for daylight savings time. This will be a special day of worship you won't to miss!
Pledge your financial support of CCE ministries
God is always doing "a new thing," as the prophet Isaiah tells us. Together, as God's people, we are a part of this new thing again and again through the life-giving ministries of Christ Church

Making a financial commitment to Christ Church helps us provide ministries that change lives. To make your pledge, please submit a pledge card or pledge online. Pledge cards can be found in the milling area of our worship building.
To Pledge Online:
Called to Serve? Vestry 2020
The Vestry (our governing board) is currently taking nominations to serve a three-year term, starting January 2020. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, first secure the person’s permission, then email Rev. Shirley before November 20, 2019. Click below for more about skills needed for this ministry.
Several Critical CARITAS roles are still needed
On November 2-9, Christ Church will open our doors to homeless women through Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter (CARITAS). Several key volunteers are still needed.

Overnight Hosts
  • Saturday, Nov. 2 (2 slots)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 (1 slot)
  • Thursday, Nov. 7 (1 slot)
Dinners
  • Saturday, Nov. 2
  • Friday, Nov. 8
After Dinner Clean Up
  • Friday, Nov. 8
Take Down
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 8:00 am
Youth Ministry Updates

All youth invited to Youth Groups & Worship this Sunday as we continue the “Way of Love” series.
  • Mid-Highs (grades 6-8) meet from 5:00-5:45 PM
  • All ages youth Worship is from 5:50-6:35 PM
  • Sr. Highs (grades 9-12) meet from 6:45-7:30 PM

Interested in getting your student into a small group ? Contact Adam for group information!
 
Sr. High Retreat to Shrine Mont, Nov 1-3
  • Just a few spots remain! Click here to register your student.
  • Don't miss this fun weekend with High-Schoolers from around the diocese at beautiful Shrine Mont!

Register for the "One Build"
Parents, sign yourself and your students up to help Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, October 26. Choose from a landscaping project (youth 12+), a building site (16 + youth and adults), and a hands-on building activity on our campus (all ages). Register in Realm by clicking Events and finding the 3 service opportunities on October 26.
Volunteers gathered this past weekend, under the leadership of our Horticulture Ministry, to plant trees, shrubs, and flowers on our new berm that provides a lovely barrier between our campus and Gayton Road. Special thanks go to Ruth D’Alessandro, Tom Balgie, David Ellis, Jimmy Hanks, Mark Hansell, Jeff Kapinos, Robert Nicol, Linda Ogilvie, Lynne Still and the support of our Buildings and Grounds Team and Vestry.
Men's Fall Retreat
The Christ Church Men’s Fall Retreat will be held at the beautiful Shrine Mont campus located in the Blue Ridge mountains. The purpose of this retreat is to have a weekend away to relax, enjoy nature, be in fellowship, and recharge for the upcoming holiday season. Whether you are an avid hiker or just like relaxing in the beautiful outdoors, this is the retreat for you. We will have plenty of options. We will be staying in furnished houses so, you don’t need to bring any camping gear. The cost for both nights will be $80. Click here to register in Realm. If you wish to pay by offline, please register through church office.
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 at 10 AM (note -- one worship service that day.) 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 this 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.

Next week, November 2, we will enjoy Part 2 of our forum series on Worship.
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