We hope you'll join us again this week for worship, faith formation, and opportunities to serve others.
Christ Church Episcopal
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One more information session tonight so you can learn important news on our Living Community
We've already hosted 2 sessions and received great questions and comments from you. We’re ready with details to share about how we can help seniors and neuro-diverse people secure future homes. Join us tonight, May 28, at 7 PM for an online information session.
Tune in this week for
Online Worship
Sunday, May 31
10:00 AM
Watch on YouTube

This weekend, we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, a special day when we recognize the church as the body of Christ, drawn together and given life by the Holy Spirit. Celebrate with us!

Morning Worship will premiere on YouTube at 10 AM and run straight through like a live broadcast. Once the livestream is over, anyone can watch from the beginning at anytime of day. We warmly invite you to tune in for a holy time in worship together with many familiar faces.
We have been blessed to experience joyful and centering worship on YouTube each week since the pandemic hit Virginia. We sing, pray, hear from the scriptures, and are moved by compelling messages from our clergy. We worship on our personal devices, and feel connected to God and others, prepared to face the week ahead.

Consider inviting others to join you for online worship. Share these graphics through social media, or text or email one to a friend. Right now, we need God's healing Graces and to be in a beloved community as much as we ever have. Bring the comfort and power of Jesus to others!
Opportunities to Connect with others and Be the Church from wherever you may be
BYOC(offee) and join Rev. Shirley on Zoom for Virtual Coffee Hour this Sunday at 11 AM. A Zoom link will be available in Realm Events. Come as you are! We’ll just be happy to see your “mug” and we raise our cups, united in God’s love.

Join Rev. Darren via Zoom for an evening compline service Mondays at 9 PM. The link can be found in Realm Events.

Join others online for a morning prayer service each Wednesday at 8 AM. No experience or materials are needed; we will read from the screen together, provided by the host. The link can be found in Realm Events.

Virginia Institute of Pastoral Care (VIPCARE) provides services for everyone. They are currently providing mental health services at their offices and through telehealth. Find out more here.
Ways to Serve
If you feel called to serve, consider the following options...

Join the Missions & Outreach Network Group in Realm for updates and more detailed information. This is a great way to connect serving opportunities and get real-time updates. Staff and lay members are posting new ways to serve every few days. Log in to Realm, click Find Groups under Groups, and search for Missions and Outreach Network. Or you can ask clergy to put you in the group. Right now there opportunities like...

  • NEW CARITAS Center Apartment Showers
  • NEW ReEstablish Richmond's Breaking Bread Dinner Series
  • Goochland Cares Supply Drive
  • Underground Kitchen volunteers needed
  • Pack lunches at Roslyn
  • Serve at Shalom Farms
  • Donate items and more

Join the "Makers Group" in Realm to stay up to date on mask-making, meal service, and more for folks who love to work with their hands. Log in to Realm, click Find Groups under Groups, and search for Missions and Outreach Network. Or you can ask clergy to put you in the group

Visit Together One Region , a website devoted to helping others in the greater Richmond region. Click here and bookmark this link so you can return to it.
Soil Study Upcoming
In order to better understand the Living Community opportunity before us, a soil test will be conducted on June 1 in the woods adjacent to the church. There will be a rig the size of a large truck drilling for samples. If you have any questions, please contact David Ellis, our facilities manager d.ellis@ccerva.org or any vestry member.
Your support makes a difference. Thank you for giving to support the ministries of Christ Church and helping people in need
If you are able, we invite you to continue giving online or mailing your check to our church office. And, if you’d like to make a special donation to our financial assistance fund, you can do so online and select the pull-down option for Rector’s Discretionary Fund, or you can write a check to CCE and put in the memo line “Rector’s Discretionary Fund.” Please contact one of the clergy if you need financial help.
Youth are connecting each week at the (Virtual) Garage. Encourage your student to tune in and make sure you're receiving the Garage Weekly Newsletter.
Youth and youth families, please follow youth ministry updates and online formation opportunities for students of all ages on Facebook , Zoom, and Instagram.

And make sure you're receiving and reading the Garage Weekly Newsletter . It's full of news and resources for youth families. Contact Adam to have your email address added to the mailing list.
Get news and updates from the Diocese of Virginia
Our Bishops and Diocesan staffers are sharing pastoral messages and newsy updates every week. Click here to view the archives and also consider signing up to receive them in your email inbox .
Get by with a little help from Realm
These days we are using Realm, our online community, more than ever. Click here for a few tips and please reach out to clergy and staff if you need help.
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