The Easter Season at Christ Church Episcopal
Weekly eNews
In this issue...
  • Special Guest Rev. Jo Belser: Wednesday night
  • New Summer Women's Bible Study
  • Holy Eucharist on Ascension Day
  • Sunday Adult Forum Series Continues
  • Garage Student Ministry Updates
  • Support a Habitat for Humanity Single Mother
  • VBS Volunteers Needed
Rev. Jo Belser answered a bold call to solve one of her cities biggest problems.
Come meet one of the most inspiring, fearless priests Rev. Shirley knows. Rev. Jo Belser helped her congregation update its focus to help solve one of Alexandria’s biggest problems. In response to the loss of over 90% of affordable housing units in their city, Rev. Belser's congreg ation is building 113 units for working families and a new 5,000 square foot church on their property.While this isn’t our proposal, it’s a great example of how a church builds muscles to think about doing ministry differently.

This is part 3 of our Learning Community for the 10 Year Master Plan. You do not need to have been at the first two sessions to join us for this inspiring story! All are welcome on Wednesday, 6:30 PM, in the Library.

Learn the secret of living with contentment, peace, and security. "Life Without Lack" Summer Women's Bible Study starts June 6
Pause for a moment and ask yourself what your life would be like if it were completely without fear? If you did not fear death. If you did not fear life and what it might bring. If you did not fear any man, or woman, or any living creature. Would you live differently?

In this unique work of never-before-published teaching, Dallas Willard revolutionizes our understanding of Psalm 23 by taking this comfortably familiar passage and revealing its extraordinary promises: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.... I will fear no evil.” The psalmist claims to live without any need and without any fear. How is that possible? Join other women and explore this together!

Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
June 6- Aug 15 (no study on July 4)
Garage Youth Building
Questions? Contact Jane West
All are welcome at the Ascension Day Eucharist on May 30 & refreshments are needed
CCE is co-hosting, with our other 7 West Richmond Episcopal Churches, the Eucharist for the Episcopal Preaching Foundation at All Saints Episcopal Church at 6:00 PM on May 30. All are invited to attend this uplifting and inspiring worship service.

Neil Alexander, Dean at Sewanee, will be preaching and the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff is the celebrant.

In addition, we’re looking for volunteers to bring a dish of finger foods for the reception. Please sign up in Realm Events if you are willing to help out.
Did you know?
After our youth are confirmed, each one receives a $200 voucher from The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia to use toward a youth mission trip. Since the Mission Confirmation Voucher program was initiated, over 200 young members of our Diocese have gone out to spread the love of Christ to communities far and wide. We are grateful for the love and support our Diocese provides CCE and beyond. Please continue to pray for our youth leaders and mission trip participants as they get ready to serve the people of Niagara Falls and the metro Richmond area.
What do Christians believe? Adult Forum Series this Sunday
The Pilgrim Series, "Turning to Christ," explores the heart of Christian belief through the six questions asked at Baptism. “Pilgrim Series" is a curriculum out of the Church of England. All are welcome to join us in the Parlor Sundays at 10:15 AM.
Updates from Garage Student Ministries
No youth programming this Sunday. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Graduating Senior Sunday is June 9. All high school seniors are welcome to a special breakfast at 9:30 AM followed by a celebration of their accomplishments during the 11:00 AM worship service. Please RSVP with Adam Williams. If your student cannot attend, we still want to include his/her name for the bulletin and pictures for the slideshow!

Mission Trip registrations are open and a few spots remain!
  • Mid-High (6/23-6/28 in Richmond)
  • Sr. High (7/21-7/26 in Niagara Falls, NY)
VBS is for everyone! Children, teens, and adults are encouraged to participate in this fun week.
VBS is Tuesday, July 9-Friday, July 11

To Mars and Beyond will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe. They’ll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them.

Our VBS is open to children 3 years of age (and potty trained) through kids entering 5th grade in the fall. New this year: rising 4th and 5th graders will participate in local mission outreach off-site for two of the four days.

Volunteers are needed to help participants experience the love of Jesus. There many types of roles and one of them is just right for you! Please consider helping.
Swing a hammer, encourage a woman in your life, or make a donation. The "Women Build" is a way for EVERYONE to help a single mother

All women are invited to sign up to help with the Richmond Habitat for Humanity Women Build house on Saturday, June 1, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM . This is a great opportunity to serve in the community with other women. No experience is necessary! All tools and supervision are provided by Habitat.

If you can't serve, consider inviting and encouraging a woman in your life to participate . You can also make a donation . All donations and registration proceeds go toward the fundraising goal for Shaniqua's house.
The 10 Year Master Plan Learning Community  
Click here for the last presentation to learn more and plan to join us on May 29 at 6:30 PM for our next session in the Library.
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