Shine through the week with warmth-giving worship! Gather Sundays at 10 AM or online anytime
Throughout the summer, we will gather in worship Sundays at 10 AM and all are welcome. This service is also streamed live to YouTube where you can gather with others online.

WE HAVE UPDATED OUR MASK GUIDANCE
Mask-wearing is now required indoors when Henrico County is "orange" or "red" on the CDC scale. Please bring a mask with you to worship or check the scale before you leave home. Read Shirley's pastoral note and find more helpful information here.

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Children are always welcome in worship Sundays at 10 AM and they can also gather with their parents for Church on the Playground each Sunday at 9 AM. See below for more information.
Help our partner school start the school year strong with some much-needed supplies
For many years, we’ve supported the students and teachers at Henry Marsh Elementary School (formerly George Mason) and we always hold them close in our prayers.

This year, Richmond Public Schools is supplying each student with a backpack and some basic items -- but a few special supplies are still needed. If you are able, please consider donating supplies so our little friends feel God’s love and have all they need to succeed!

THESE ARE THE ONLY ITEMS NEEDED and we will take as many as you can graciously donate:

  • Glue Sticks
  • Supply Pouches/Boxes
  • Crayola Broad Line Markers
  • 2-Pocket Folders
  • Colored Pencils

Bring items to the CCE worship building by August 22 and our dedicated lay leader Donna Crawford will coordinate delivery.

You may also donate funds to HMES so they can purchase items needed throughout the year.
  • Click here to donate securely online
  • Text "CCE school" to 73256"
  • Place a check marked "HMES" in the offering boxes at worship or the wall-mounted mailbox in the worship building.
Special days of music for kids and teens
  • Teen Singers' Summer Praise, August 12, 9a-4p
  • Kids' Summer Praise, August 12, 3-4p
  • All ages sing in worship August 15

Teen singers are invited to a full day event of singing, laughing, learning about music, and playing games on Thursday, August 12, 9 AM - 4 PM. These youth will also help guide K-5th students kids in singing and dancing. This event is open to all -- your youth are encouraged to invite friends who enjoy singing, music, and dance! Then, all are invited to return on Sunday August 15 to sing with the music team at the 10:00 AM Worship Service. Contact Keith Tan (k.tan@ccerva.org) to sign up.

All elementary aged kiddos are invited to a special time of music and praise on Thursday, August 12, 3-4 PM. Led by music minister Keith Tan with special help from our youth choir members, your child will learn special worship songs and have fun. They are also invited to share these songs in worship on Sunday, August 15, if your family is available. If you would like your K-5th grade kiddo to participate, please contact Laura McNally at (l.mcnally@ccerva.org). There is no requirement to sing on Sunday to participate on Thursday. Please register by August 8.    
Above: A vibrant team of youth missioners served around Richmond as part of CCE's Mission Week picture here being God's Hands at the All Soul's Community Garden.
All are welcome to Wednesday morning in-person Eucharist
A simple, holy service of Holy Eucharist is offered at Christ Church each Wednesday at 8 AM. Sometimes we meet via Zoom, sometimes we meet in the Sanctuary. The next two weeks, we will gather in person and all are welcome.
  • Wednesday, August 4 with Rev. Shirley Smith Graham
  • Wednesday, August 11 with Rev. Doug Wigner
Above: students learn and grow in the CCE Garage Building as part of Autism Society Central Virginia's Summer Camp
Your Gifts Helps us BE the Church... Between Sundays
Throughout the week, our campus is a busy, happy landing place for community members and guests. We're in the midst of another week of summer camp with Autism Society of Central Virginia... we welcome dozens each week for recovery support groups... preschool families are taking tours and dreaming big ... ministry teams are meeting ... service projects and being organized... and so much more. We are blessed by a vibrant campus and we are so grateful for your gifts, which enable us to BE the church.
Use your hands for good! We volunteer at Shalom Farms 2 days each every month.
The mission of Shalom Farms is to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to live healthy lives. Through sustainable food production and hands-on experiences at the farm and in the city, Shalom Farms provides thousands in Richmond with access to healthy food…and healthy lives.

Christ Church is committed to serving one Tuesday and one Saturday each month. On Saturdays, we join our friends from West End Islamic Center, so it's an opportunity to provide food for those in need, and extend a hand of hospitality to our Muslim neighbors.

Sign up to serve in Realm events or contact Laura McNally.
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry needs pediatric dentists
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry provides vital health and wellness services to our uninsured and underinsured neighbors. They need committed volunteers who would be willing to serve pediatric dentist patients on-site at CrossOver at least once a month OR any dentists/practices who would be interested in establishing a relationship with us for pro-bono or low-cost referrals. If you or someone you know may be interested, please click here for more.
Weekly opportunities to worship, connect, and grow

Online Worship | Worship at your convenience throughout the week by streaming our Sunday service through YouTube

Monday Compline Service | Online | Monday | 9 PM | Join in via Zoom for a beautiful way to end the day every Monday. Get the link in Realm Events.

Wednesday Morning Prayer | In-person and Online, depending on the week | Wednesday | 8 AM | Join others for a morning prayer service. Check Realm Events each week for how to gather in-person or online.

Small Group Bible Studies | In-person & Online | There is a group for you! Study and fellowship groups for men and women meet weekly. Contact staff for details.
Financial Update from the Christ Church Treasurer 
As of the end of June, the Church's unrestricted cash was a healthy $424,063. For the first six months of 2021, the church incurred a deficit of ($62,698) which is close to the budget of ($61,071) and $11,567 less than last year’s deficit at this point of ($74,266). Relative to the prior year, year-to-date revenues have declined 18.2% while expenses have declined by a similar amount of 17.9%.  

The Church has filed for Employee Retention Credits, part of the CARES and Consolidated Appropriations Act, and expects to receive approximately $125,000 which is expected to result in a surplus for 2021. If you have any questions, contact Jim Sowers either through Realm or by email at jimzsowers@gmail.com. 
Visit the "Files" section in the Christ Church group in Realm for more financial details.
Sundays at 9 AM: Stories, Music, and Fun for families with "Church on the Playground"
Sundays at 9 AM | CCE Playground
Families with young children can gather on the playground at 9 AM on Sunday mornings. Bible stories, music, and activities will keep little bodies engaged and growing with God. Grownups can chat, kiddos can play, and everyone can gather in the spirit of holiness. Families are welcome to come and go as needed from the sanctuary to the playground. The worship service will be streamed to an outdoor speaker so you can listen to the indoor service, too, and Holy Communion will be served on the playground. Additionally, the Family Room (on the left side as you enter the sanctuary) will be open for diaper changes, nursing, rocking, etc.

In the event of rain or high temps, the group may move into the Garage Building. Contact Adam Williams to be added to our text updates list!
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