Weekly Newsletter
Gather with others in person or online to deepen your faith
Time change this weekend! We "fall back" 1 hour this Saturday night so plan for weekend worship accordingly.
Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, 10 AM
Weather permitting, gather on the lawn to join in worship with others. If possible, please RSVP ahead of time. Click here for more details and what to expect.

Online Worship
Sunday, 10 AM or Anytime
God is here, there, everywhere! Gather on YouTube to watch our livestream at 10 AM or watch anytime after.

Continuing the Conversation with our Preacher continues this Sunday
Sunday, 12 PM, Zoom
Join the preacher of the day each Sunday at noon to continue our ongoing conversation with each other and with God’s Word. This is a time to discuss the Scriptures read in worship that morning, the message preached, or other things that arise in our journey as disciples. Find the Zoom meeting link in Realm or contact us.
Sr. High Youth Outdoor Worship
*New Time* Sunday, 5:30 PM
All rising 9th-12th graders are invited to a time of outdoor worship at the Garage (weather permitting). 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.

Brown Bag Lunch
Tuesdays at 11:30 AM
Bring your own lunch and gather with others at church for simple time of fellowship. Contact lay leader Helen Smith for more details.
Special Worship Service
Sunday at 4 PM
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will lead a live-streamed prayer service from Washington National CathedralHolding on to Hope: A National Service for Healing and Wholeness, on All Saints Sunday, November 1, at 4:00-5:30 PM. In the midst of a pandemic, racial reckoning, and a historic election, the live-streamed service will gather Americans for prayer, song, lament, hope, and a call to love God and neighbor.
*Update* The Living Community
On June 14, the Christ Church congregation voted its overwhelming support (92.7% in favor) of the Living Community. With this necessary approval secured, our development partner—the Better Housing Coalition—submitted the rezoning application. During the rezoning process, some residents of neighboring communities raised concerns about the proposed development. Based on these concerns and feedback from local government officials, we are talking with both the Better Housing Coalition and Eagle (the purchaser of the acreage for single family homes) about potential paths forward.  We remain fully committed to our two-fold missional purpose for the land—to provide a Living Community for seniors and Neuro-Diverse adults and to secure funding for the ongoing good works of Christ Church. We hope to have more to share with everyone, when we gather for our annual meeting in December.
Opportunities to give of your time, talent, and treasure
*New* Food Drive for local food pantry
Drop off at CCE Library
The month of November
Thank you to those who have volunteered to serve at the food pantry at Welborne United Methodist Church. Each week 53-92 families, representing 240-600 people, are fed. Jesus tells us in Matthew 25 that when we feed those in need, we feed him. Thank you for being the Body of Christ through service in the community!
The food pantry is asking for a collection of food items for kids:
  • applesauce
  • granola bars
  • mac n cheese
  • spaghetti
  • PB & jelly
  • cereal
A collection box will be present at Sunday worship services in the month of November and also inside the CCE Library all month long. Please bring your donations as you are able!
Pack Backpacks of Food for Kids
In-person at FeedMore
November 16, 1-4 PM
Ten people are needed to stuff backpacks with food to be distributed to families in need. Tasks are of a physical nature and include assembling food bags with 8 items that will then be delivered to children in various schools during each week. Volunteers will unpack items from crates and cartons, assemble them into food bags, recycle, and clean up after their shift. Click here to register in Realm and you will be sent all the details (what to wear, where to park, etc.) Contact Rev. Richard with any questions.
*New* Donate Men's Coats, Gloves, or Hats
Drop off at CCE Library
The month of November
Please help keep men in the CARITAS Healing Place program warm this season by donating heavy coats, gloves, or hats in new or used-but-good condition. You can leave items in the CCE Library anytime. Thank you for being generous if you are able! And if you're not able to give, please pray for the safety and success of persons in need.
Serve at Shalom Farms
In-person at Shalom Farms
November 10 & November 14
Help harvest food for those in need. This is a great way to get some fresh air, use your hands, and make a difference in the lives of others. Contact lay leader Linda Nelson to sign up.
Pledge Update
We currently have 101 pledges totaling $433,873. Thank you to all who have committed their support!
Opportunities to lift up your heart to the Lord
A Season of Prayer for an Election
Gather for prayer online in Realm each days as Rev. Richard offers "A Season of Prayer for an Election." We invite you to pray these daily prayers as we hold close to us Maya Angelou's immortal words 'We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.'
Rev. Shirley's "Together, We Pray" series will return soon and we need your help! Please submit a favorite prayer to share with others. I can be something you have written or a favorite prayer penned by someone else.
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