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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

Shaniqua Oliver is proud single-mother to her 2 year old daughter Averi. Since the age of 16, Shaniqua has been supporting herself. She is determined to be self-sufficient and make a better life for herself and her daughter.

Now Shaniqua is diligently working to complete her 350 hours of “sweat equity” and 10 financial and homeownership education classes before closing on her home. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and your support, when her house is completed next year, Shaniqua will purchase her home and pay an affordable, zero percent interest mortgage, making her dream of homeownership a reality. You can help Shaniqua and Averi's dream come true.

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.
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
At Youth Groups/Worship this Sunday at the Garage , we’ll be joined by guest speaker Alison Jones-Nassar of our Mid-High Mission Trip Partner SOAR365 . Students will learn more about this organization and the work they do with individuals with disabilities.
  • Mid-High (grades 6-8) 5:00-5:45 p.m.
  • Youth Worship (grades 6-12) 5:50-6:35 p.m.
  • Sr. High (grades 9-12) 6:45-7:30 p.m.
  • All youth and their friends are welcome!

Senior Sunday and Moving UP are just around the corner—June 9. If you have a senior and wish for him/her to be included in this year’s festivities, please email Adam . All rising 6th through 12th graders are invited to a special time of fun and games, meeting new Youth Group friends, and pizza

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.
Giving Jesus a Hug
As little Abbie's grandmother was bringing her to enjoy an afternoon on our playground, Abbie asked if she could "give Jesus a hug." Abbie refers to all crosses as "Jesus," and just couldn't pass up an opportunity to show her love!
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.
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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