3 Ways to Worship! Worship at 9 AM & 11 AM this Sunday, in person and online

Sunday at 9 AM
In-person, interactive Family Worship for children, youth, adults

Sunday at 11 AM
Classic CCE Worship, in-person or livestreamed to YouTube

Both services give an opportunity to join with others in sacred ways, offer prayer and praise, and prepare ourselves to meet the week ahead. In between the two worship services, we will gather outside to enjoy a cupcake and celebrate 28 years of ministry!
This Sunday, a fresh expression begins. The new Family Worship service has something for ALL ages.
Come check it out! The Family Worship service will take place Sundays at 9 AM and will invite active participation from all ages, engaging children, youth, and adults at age-appropriate levels. Bring your whole selves, move around, and worship God. The liturgy is meaningful and accessible, relevant to people of all ages and in all stages of life. Give it a try!
This Sunday, we celebrate! Join us for our our annual "birthday" party
Happy Birthday to us! Christ Church is celebrating our 28th "birthday" on Sunday, September 12 and you are invited to a sweet time together. The celebration includes special worship at 9 AM and 11 AM with an informal time of festive fellowship on the lawn between the two services. Cupcakes will be served! You can eat your cupcake while visiting with others, or take it home to be enjoyed later.
Life is better together! Join a small group for study and fellowship

Small groups provide a meaningful way to learn and grow in community with others. Christ Church offers a variety of Bible and other book studies throughout the year. Some groups meet in person and some meet online. Here are some of the groups that are meeting soon.

Monday Morning Men’s Bible Study
Monday, 7:30-8:30 AM | Online
Deep Dive Bible Study
Mondays, 6:30-8:00 PM | In person in the CCE Library and Online
Tuesday Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesdays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | In person in the CCE Parlor
Wednesday Morning Eucharist
Wednesdays, 8:00 AM | In person in the CCE Sanctuary some weeks and Online every week
Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM | In person location TBD

Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study                                               
Thursday, 9:30-11:30 AM | In person in the CCE Garage Building
Thursday Evening Men’s Drop-In Fellowship       
Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 PM | In person and Online
Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study                                                             
Fridays, 7:00-8:15 AM | In person in the CCE Parlor

Men's Breakfast
3rd Saturdays, 8:00 AM | varies, In-person/outdoors or Zoom
Singing Groups for All ages! Gather for Music, Faith Formation, and Fellowship

Kid’s Praise!
For 5 year-olds- 5th graders | 1st Wednesday every month | 6:00-6:50 PM
Kiddos are invited to gather in the Sanctuary, in-person and masked, to praise God through singing and movement. Children will have fun and grow as they practice basic musical concepts such as pitch and rhythm matching, as well as learn about the meaning of the songs, bible stories, and about God. Children will be invited to share at the 9 AM Family Worship service.

Youth Choir
For 6th-12th graders | Sundays at 4 PM
This group has so much fun singing, laughing, and praising the Lord! Weekly rehearsals, in-person and masked, resume this Sunday, September 12, 4pm – 5pm, in the Sanctuary. Students will perform on occasional Sunday services, learn more about music theory and performance, and build friendships.

Adult Choir
Thursdays at 7:15-8:30 PM
Sing and enjoy fellowship with this special small group ministry. All adults are invited to practice Thursdays, in-person and masked, in the sanctuary, from 7:15pm – 8:30pm to sing at the 11 AM Worship Service.

Contact Laura McNally for more information.
Special Diocese Day of Commitment on Saturday, September 18
As we emerge from the pandemic, many youth and adults are ready to be Confirmed or Received into The Episcopal Church, or to Reaffirm their baptismal vows. On Saturday, September 18, the Diocese of Virginia's Day of Commitment will offer an opportunity for such candidates and others to gather to make their vows and to celebrate their adult commitment. This special ceremony will take place at two local churches, including Christ Church. With grateful hearts for God’s call to us all to be disciples of Jesus, and fellow journeyers of the Way of Love, we ask your prayers for the all persons preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation or be received by the bishop into The Episcopal Church on September 18.
Help the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

As Christians we are called to help those in need. We know your hearts are breaking for the people of Afghanistan and that you want to support our brothers and sisters in this ongoing humanitarian crisis.

The greatest need continues to be assistance with housing and your donations make a difference. Episcopal Migration Ministries, the refugee resettlement and migration ministry of The Episcopal Church, is currently working in partnership with the U.S. government to assist our Afghan allies with resettlement and direct services through a network of 12 affiliates across the U.S. Please donate to EMM if you can.
Prayer Station for Haiti
As soon as the news of Haiti's August earthquake made it's way to Glen Allen, Christ Church began praying and mobilizing. How could we help a country with which we have such a long and beautiful relationship? A new prayer station is available in the Sanctuary. Stop by as you are able to offer your prayers and make space in your heart for Haiti. You are also invited to use the video below as a guided time of prayer.
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.
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.
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