OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT & SERVE
November 27, 2022
BEAUTIFUL HOPE FUND
Sponsor a student for a year at $10/month!
Our annual Beautiful Hope Fund sponsorship drive ensures our students have what it takes to be successful: scholarships, a well-maintained and well-supplied school, access to medical/dental care and more. Select a student from the tree in the gathering area today, or register online and a student will be selected for you.
Donate $10 monthly or $120 one-time per student.
Contact Kelly Wickliff for questions at kwickliff@christchurchva.org.
MEN'S PRAYER BREAKFAST
NEXT SATURDAY, December 3 from 8–10am
For men age 14 and older. Start your day with God and connect with other men in the Christ Church community. Enjoy some singing and worship in addition to the most important meal of the day. This is a free event.
Contact Todd Pardue with any questions at tpardue@christchurchva.org.
HYPOTHERMIA SHELTER
Weekly service opportunity from Dec 2022–March 2023
Help us support the unhoused community seeking shelter at Rising Hope Mission Church this winter. We need volunteers willing to either donate portions of a home-cooked dinner or breakfast bags, or serve them to guests at the shelter. Details about service roles are in the signup link.
Contact Cassandra Halyshyn at casshaly@gmail.com for questions, or to be added to this season's email list.
PIZZA WITH THE PASTOR
NEXT SUNDAY, December 4 from 12:30–1:30pm
New to Christ Church? Come share a relaxed lunch with Pastor Todd after worship and get acquainted with some of our staff members. This is a prime chance to learn about Christ Church, how your family can best connect and grow here, and whatever else you'd like to ask about.
Contact Bev Adams at badams@christchurchva.org for additional questions.
REMINDER: Angel Tree gifts due NEXT SUNDAY, Dec 4
Did you take an Angel Tree tag? Don't forget to return it with a wrapped gift to the bins in the gathering area! Otherwise, that child won't receive a gift for Christmas.

Tips: Gifts shouldn't cost more than $25. If you can't find the item requested, feel free to substitute a similar item you think the child would enjoy, as that is a suggestion. Gift cards are not recommended unless specifically requested.

Contact Margaret Fano with questions at mbfano@verizon.net.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 10 from 9–11am
Get your pictures with Santa here in your church home, and invite your friends and neighbors! Enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast, Christmas crafts, an entertainment room and a performance from our SHINE Choir.
COST: $3 per child, $5 per adult
Contact Angie Graybill at agraybill@christchurchva.org for questions.
MEMBERSHIP CLASS
Sun, Dec 11 from 12:30–2:30pm
All baptized believers are invited to explore who we are, where we came from and what we believe as a church, as well as what it means to join our family as a full member. Attending this class enables you to decide if becoming a Christ Church member is best for you and your family.
Class is held online and in person. If childcare needed for in-person class, register by December 7.
BAPTISM CLASS
Sun, Dec 18 from 12:30–2pm
Considering being baptized or having your children baptized? Whether you're making a first-time profession of faith or renewing previous baptismal vows, you're invited. This pre-requisite orientation gives you the info and preparation you need to participate in our baptism celebrations. Baptisms are during worship on Sun, Jan 8. If childcare is needed for class, register by December 14.
Sign up or learn more at CHRISTCHURCHVA.ORG/EVENTS
or contact Bev Adams at badams@christchurchva.org.
CHRISTMAS DELIVERY OUTREACH
Sunday, December 18 at 1pm
Feed the hungry for Christmas—without having to cook or shop! Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) could use help delivering food to those in need in the area. Meet up at LCAC to break into teams that will pick up the food items and then make deliveries.
Contact Steve Kenney at skenney554@aol.com for additional questions.
JOIN OUR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES...
...on your phone/tablet:
Download the FREE Christ Church VA app, available through the iTunes App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore.
bit.ly/get-app-ccva (case-sensitive)
...on your computer:
Watch any of our public worship services and connect with other longer-distanced church family through our website at LIVE.CHRISTCHURCHVA.ORG
...en español:
Únase a nosotros todos los domingos para el servicio de adoración a las 9:30 y 11am. Ver en CHRISTCHURCHVAESPANOL.ONLINE.CHURCH
...and in person: 7600 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
We have comfy seats, coffee and donuts to go, and a live experience that just doesn't entirely translate through the computer screen. We also have programs for kids, youth and people with disabilities to enjoy during main worship services.
Above all, we have family. Come join ours.
OTHER WAYS TO WORSHIP AND CONNECT
CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Mondays from 7–9pm
Any adult struggling with a hurt, habit or hang-up can benefit from this Christ-centered 12-step program. Our worship service from 7–8pm includes live music and either a lesson or a testimony each week, before we connect in small "open share" groups. Light refreshments served. Childcare available with a week's notice.
Contact Lauren at lblitz@christchurchva.org for additional questions.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER & DISCIPLESHIP
Wednesday evenings through December 14
Dinner at 5:30pm • Discipleship from 6:30–7:45pm
These dinners and group meetings have proven to be foundational in building a strong, Spirit-driven church community, so we hope you make this part of your regular routine. Start the evening off by breaking bread and unwinding with your church family. Buy food at the church or bring your own. This week's menu: tacos and rice.
After dinner, we have discipleship options throughout the building spanning all ages.
Kids and Youth programs that occur on Sundays (Little Sparks, Fuse, Charge 56, Ignite) have Wednesday extensions, with drop-off as early as 6:15pm so that adults can attend their faith groups starting at 6:30pm.
MIDDAY PRAYER
LIVE ONLINE
Every weekday at 12pm

Get a little extra spiritual boost on your lunch breaks, Mon–Fri at

Missed a prayer? Go to our website to revisit any previous day's prayer.
WAYS TO GIVE
• Offering bins at worship center doors. We do not currently pass offering plates.
• Give online through Pushpay: bit.ly/givechristchurchva
• Donate through the Venmo app: @ChristChurchVA
SMILE.AMAZON.COM: Support Christ United Methodist Church as you shop!

See other options at CHRISTCHURCHVA.ORG/GIVE
Contact Reby at rhopler@christchurchva.org for additional questions.
End of Year Financial Gifts
Your gifts are greatly appreciated. To qualify for a 2022 charitable income tax deduction, your gifts must be made by December 31, 2022. Checks must be dated on or before 12/31/2022, and either received by the church or postmarked no later than 12/31/2022. Mail your check to: 7600 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. Online transactions must be made by 12/31/2022 at 11:59pm EST. Gifts received after that date will not be reflected on your giving statement for 2022.

7600 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
703.425.3580