Weekly Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE...

  • Video message from Shirley.
  • Last outdoor worship gathering of the season.
  • Men's Breakfast this Saturday.
  • Volunteers needed for special Christmas experience!
  • Food Drive continues through Nov. 30.
  • Save the dates for Advent & Christmas.
Gather with others in person or online to deepen your faith
Worship with Holy Communion
In-person on 11/22, then online 11/29
Sunday, 10 AM
Weather permitting, gather outside to join in worship with others. This Sunday, 11/22, will be our last outdoor gathering as we move online for the winter season. If possible, please RSVP ahead of time. Click here for more details and what to expect.

Online Worship
Online
Sunday, 10 AM or Anytime
God is here, there, everywhere! Gather on YouTube to watch our livestream at 10 AM or watch anytime after.
Men's Breakfast this Saturday
In-person & Online
Saturday, 8 AM
Gather outdoors in small groups for fellowship and discussion. Bring your own masks, chairs, and breakfast! You can also choose to gather via Zoom if you prefer. Contact Dave Wasik for all the details.

Sr. High Youth Outdoor Worship
In-Person
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
Online
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
Online
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.
Christmas is a-coming... But before that... Christ the King Sunday and Advent! Watch Shirley's video message below.
Save the Dates

Saturday, November 28: Advent wreath-making for families. Click here for details and to register.

Sunday, November 29: Advent begins! Join us in worship online at 10 AM or anytime after.

Sunday, November 29: Youth and their parents are invited to help create a Global Advent Calendar with the always-amazing daily Advent Word challenge. Sign up here.

Sunday, December 13: Two opportunities for folks of all ages to gather in Zoom to share your favorite Nativity set. Stay tuned for more details and watch a teaser here.

Sunday, December 20 and Thursday, December 24, 1-4 PM: "The Light of the World: A Christmas Drive-Through Experience." Don't miss this special experience of music, scenery, and costumes depicting the Christmas Story at Short Pump Middle School. *Participants needed!* If you'd like to costume-up and be a character in one of the tableau, please contact Marc Halbritter.*

Thursday, December 24, 5:30 PM
A Service of Candlelight & Communion. Details to come!
Worship on Thanksgiving Day with Washington National Cathedral
Online
Thursday, November 26, 10:00 AM
Gather with others across the nation on Thanksgiving Day as we give thanks through word and song for the blessings bestowed upon us in midst of challenging and uncertain times. The Right Reverend Steven Charleston, Native American elder, citizen of the Choctaw Nation and Episcopal bishop preaches. The link will be made available here on November 26.

Opportunities to give of your time, talent, and treasure
Food Drive for local food pantry
Drop off at CCE Library
The month of November
Jesus tells us in Matthew 25 that when we feed those in need, we feed him. Please help support our family in Christ at Welbourne UMC.
 
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!
Giving Thanks for a sweet community partner
Join us in thanking Tom Leonard's Farmer's Market for donating wreaths and greenery to use on campus for Advent and Christmas. The Hanging of the Greens is a time-honored tradition and Tommy Leonard is a long-time friend of CCE!
Your generosity will keep the men of CARITAS' Healing Place warm this winter. Thank you! CARITAS now has all the coats they need. If you were saving a coat for our drive, please donate it to another cause or save it for a future drive.
Pledge Update
We currently have 121 pledges totaling $534,368. Thank you to all who have committed their support!

The mission of Jesus and the Church is as important as ever. Your support enables vital ministries at home and around the world!
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