from Christ Church Episcopal
Mark Your Calendars for February 9

One Worship Service
at 10 AM

Annual Meeting, Pt. 2
at 11:15 AM

Scout Sunday

Come hear how YOU are resourcing our mission & ministry
Your financial support provides mission and ministry here at Christ Church and far beyond! Your vestry is making time for us all to gather to celebrate our many blessings, talk about the 2019 financial report, discuss the 2020 budget, and engage in community conversation.

We'll gather for one worship service on Sunday, February 9 at 10 AM with the financial meeting to immediately follow . All are welcome! Come hear how we are resourcing our mission and ministry.
Chat and chew at our new "Connection Sunday" on January 26
Join us for a casual time to connect with others and enjoy good food. We'll gather in the Milling Area between worship services, around 10:15 AM, this Sunday, January 26 . If you are able, please select a refreshment from the list in Realm Events or just grab a treat to share on your way to church! Stay for as little or long as you like, enjoying the company of new and old friends. And look forward to more connection gatherings coming soon....
Support our annual Book Drive for George Mason Elementary School & make a real impact on children's lives
For many years, Christ Church has enjoyed a special relationship with George Mason Elementary School in Richmond's East End. Members of our church volunteer at this school as tutors, classroom assistants, and more. We also host a school supplies drive each fall so that we can provide GMES students with these necessities at the beginning of each school year. Finally, our most joyful endeavor -- we host an ice cream party and book fair at the end of the school-year so the students can celebrate the year’s accomplishments and receive a bag of books to take home for summer reading!

Any donations of books for readers K-5 are most appreciated. Especially needed are books for young readers in grades K-3.
Adult Forum this Sunday
Join others in the parlor this Sunday at 10:15 AM as we continue our three week series on the "Way of Love" practice to Bless.
Save the Dates

One Worship Service at 10 AM: Feb. 9
Scout Sunday: Feb. 9
Annual Meeting, Part 2: Feb. 9
Shrove Tues. Pancake Supper: Feb. 25
Ash Wednesday: Feb. 26
Benefit Concert: Mar. 7
Learn a new skill this year! Flower Arranging Workshop on January 25
Have you been interested in floral design or maybe joining the flower ministry, but have been too intimidated? If so, please attend the Christ Church flower arranging workshop on January 25 at 10:00 AM. All ages welcome! We suggest a donation of $15 for the cost of the flowers provided, but is not necessary to attend. You can bring your own container or borrow one at the church.   Please RSVP by January 23 to lay leader Lynne Still Questions? Email Lynne or call her at 804-360-9842.
There is still time to register for the renowned "Financial Peace University"
Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, become a generous giver, and leave money stress behind! With the class, you will also get a member workbook and one year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. The class begins on February 3, 2020, and is limited to 20 people . Contact Rev. Richard or check out class details at www.fpu.com/1105891.
Youth Updates
The Garage has been hopping lately and this weekend is no exception! Due to the Youth Lock-Out/Lock-In this Friday and Saturday, there will be no youth group or youth worship this Sunday night.
New "Episcopal 301" course is for you. Yes, YOU!
Have you been through Episcopal 101 and want to learn more? Or maybe you have been through Episcopal 201? Maybe you have not been through either, and yet, you want to learn more about the Episcopal Church’s teachings on the sacraments. Any way you slice it, Episcopal 301 is for you!

The sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist are the primary means of grace we experience in our weekly worship. In Episcopal 301, Rev. Richard Pelkey will lead a four-week series exploring the liturgy, history, teachings and theology of the two great sacraments. We will learn about the scriptural warrants for these practices, how they developed over the centuries, how they are given to us in the Book of Common Prayer, and deepen their meaning for our lives in Christ.
Class begins Tuesday, January 28.
Take a hike! Outdoor Fellowship Opportunities through our Men's Ministry
Come one, come all for fun outdoor fellowship gatherings for men of all ages. (And women, too, for the co-ed Biking trip in the fall.) The first excursion is Saturday, January 25 to North Anna Battlefield Hike (3 to 5 miles - low to moderate level). We will meet at CCE parking lot at 9:00 AM to carpool, do the hike, then have lunch, and head back. The group should be back to CCE by 2:00 PM. Please contact lay leader Jeff Kapinos or Rev. Richard Pelkey for details.
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