Christ Church Episcopal
Special Events this Weekend!
  • In-Person Worship **with Holy Communion**
  • Shalom Farms Service Day
  • Online Worship
  • Community Conversation to hear updates on the exciting next steps toward our Living Community

See below for all the details!
Feed your Soul: Gather & Grow with Others
In-Person Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, 10 AM
Gather on the lawn at Christ Church to worship with others. This Sunday, for the first time in many months, participants may receive Holy Communion in one kind. “Communion in one kind” means receiving either the bread or the wine, but not both. Usually this is done for health reasons or during times of illness. For us, in the midst of the pandemic, it is for reason of health; to limit touchpoints where the coronavirus might be spread during worship. The good news is that our theology says that when we receive communion in one kind, bread or wine, we receive the spiritual benefits of the whole sacrament. Jesus is truly and fully present when we receive either the bread or the wine. Click here for more details and what to expect.

Online Worship
Sunday, 10 AM or Anytime
Gather on YouTube as we livestream worship at 10 AM or watch anytime after that.

Sr. High Youth Outdoor Worship
Sunday, 7 PM
All rising 9th-12th graders are invited to a time of outdoor worship at the Garage. Get all the details.

Monday Compline Service
Monday, 9 PM
Join in via Zoom for a beautiful way to end the day every Monday. The link can be found in Realm Events.

Wednesday Morning Prayer
Wednesday, 8 AM
Join others online for a morning prayer service each Wednesday. No experience or materials are needed. The link can be found in Realm Events.

*New*Adult Choir
Thursdays, 7:15 PM
Gather with others to sing, experience scripture and prayers in song, learn vocal exercises and music theory, and enjoy the gift of a singers’ community during this challenging time. We will also be engaging in virtual choir and other recording projects. All are welcome! Invite friends. Contact Keith Tan for more information and the Zoom meeting link.

*New* Women's Bible Study
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
Beginning September 16, join other women for “Ruth: Loss, Love & Legacy” by Kelly Minter. Join the Group in Realm for all the details or contact lay leader Becky Hansell with any questions you may have.

*New* Men's Bible Study
Mondays, 7:30-8:30am (online)
Gather for prayer, for fellowship, and for studying God's Word. For the first 8 weeks, we will read and discuss the Gospel According to Mark. No preparation necessary - this is "come as you are"! Contact lay leader Dave Wasik to receive the Zoom meeting links each week.
PLEASE JOIN US ONLINE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13!
Congregation-wide Conversation on Living Community
We’ve been busy since our congregational vote on June 14, when this initiative was approved with overwhelming support.

Please make plans to join us for a congregation-wide conversation about this new ministry on September 13 at 1:00 PM.

Tune in for:

  1. Brief update from the Project Oversight Team
  2. Brief update from the Neurodiverse Task Team
  3. Learn more from Better Housing Coalition and its principals for update on development plans
  4. Participate in discussion

Log in to Realm and click Events for the Zoom link. Questions? Contact Rev. Shirley.
Calling all parents! Join in for support and check-in
All parents of kiddos in PreK-High School have had to make adjustments to learning this year, most of us switching to online and/or from home. It's a new experience to say the least! Join others for a Zoom meeting to check in with one another, share frustrations, and share successes. Click on the Zoom link in Realm Events on Monday, September 14, 7:00 PM.
Thank you for being a faithful part of Christ Church. Your gifts and pledged contributions are so appreciated.
Giving to Christ Church and making sure your pledge is up-to-date allows us to preach the gospel, make disciples, and support others in our community who need help.

We earnestly appreciate your ongoing support and want to let you know we’re here for you. If there’s ever anything we can do for you and your family, don’t hesitate to reach out. You are a valued part of our church family and you’re financial support is making a difference.
Gardeners: Perennials Wanted!
Uncle Sam may need you, but Rev. Shirley needs your perennials! Seriously, Eagle Scout Candidate Charl Miller and his troop built us a fantastic raised bed garden (between Garage and Library) so that we can grow flowers for the altar on the upper bed and preschool can use the lower bed for teaching science. To get us started, would you consider giving some of your perennials for transplanting? If so, please email Lynne Still at wjpstill@aol.com. Thank you!
This Saturday! Reconnect with the earth and help feed our neighbors

A recent Food Study Survey revealed that almost 23% of Richmond residents are food insecure -- meaning they do not have access to fresh food options.

You can do something about it! Shalom Farms works with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to live healthy lives. Register now in Realm to join fellow CCE members in helping to feed the hungry through this vital ministry.
Looking for more ways to serve others? Join the Missions & Outreach Network in Realm, our online gathering place. Serving opportunities are posted in this group. Use the search bar in Realm or contact staff to be added to the group.
Join the Racial Reconciliation Interest Group in Realm for more inspiration
You are encouraged to join this group so you can share resources and also learn from others. Log in to Realm, Click "Find Groups" and look for "Racial Reconciliation Interest Group." It may be listed under "Service." You can also contact staff to be added to the group.
Outdoor Worship for Sr. High Youth this Sunday
The Youth Ministry Team is offering outdoor worship for senior high youth on Sundays at 7 PM. We're excited to see you! Important: please read this information so you will be prepared to meet the safety requirements.

Stay Connected with the Garage
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
Realm is our online community. Click here for a few tips and please reach out to clergy and staff if you need help.
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