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Worship and Fellowship with Bishop Susan Goff this Sunday, May 12.
Bishop Susan Goff is preaching and leading worship on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, as well as baptizing and confirming at 11 AM. We hope you’ll join us in the Milling Area after 11 AM worship for fellowship and light refreshments.

Bishop Susan always enjoys being at CCE and wants to meet you! If you are able, please bring a plate of finger food to share. Click Events in Realm to let us know what you'll be bringing and tell us what you plan to bring.
What do Christians believe? Adult Forum Series this Sunday
The Pilgrim Series, "Turning to Christ," explores the heart of Christian belief through the six questions asked at Baptism. “Pilgrim Series" is a curriculum out of the Church of England. All are welcome to join us in the Parlor Sundays at 10:15 AM.
Making the Kingdom of God real on earth:Update from the 10 Year Master Plan Learning Community  
During last night’s session, the group reflected on what Jesus said the kingdom of God looks like – in his presence and for his disciples to keep making real on earth. They lined those signs up with the potential good that could come out of whatever we choose to do next with the land gift. Click here for the presentation to learn more, and plan to join us on May 29 at 6:30 PM for our next session in the Library.

Last weekend to bring donations for Moms-to-Be
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry provides quality healthcare to people in need, including expectant moms. Our Missions & Outreach ministry is hosting a donation drive for moms-to-be so we can share tangible signs of God's love and grace.

If you can, please consider purchasing a few items to help new mommas and their babies . Pick up a shopping list from the milling area and bring your items by this Sunday, May 12.
All gardeners welcome! Horticulture Ministry invites you this Saturday, May 11
We'd love your help planting and tending existing plants and shrubs on campus. The Horticulture Ministry has already been hard at work, beautifying our grounds and there is still more work to do. In particular, we'd love to have everything looking spiffy for the Bishop's upcoming visit! Please bring your garden gloves, clippers, and trowels (if you have them) on Saturday, May 11, from 10 AM-12 PM . For more information, contact Lynne Still.
"Women Build" is a special opportunity to help a single mother
All women are invited to sign up to help with the R ichmond Habitat for Humanity Women Build house on Saturday, June 1, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM . This is a great opportunity to serve in the community alongside with other women. No experience is necessary! All tools and supervision are provided by Habitat. Registration proceeds to go the fundraising goal for the Women Build house.
Updates from Garage Student Ministries
Youth Groups & Worship this Sunday at the Garage
  • Mid-High (grades 6-8) 5:00-5:45 p.m.
  • Youth Worship (grades 6-12) 5:50-6:35 p.m.
  • Sr. High (grades 9-12) 6:45-7:30 p.m.
  • All youth and their friends are welcome!
 
Don't miss Youth Confirmation with the Bishop this Sunday, May 12, 11:00 AM. All are welcome to join the fellowship gathering after worship. If you are able, please bring a finger food to share.

Mission Trip registrations are open, spots are limited
  • Mid-High (6/23-6/28 in Richmond)
  • Sr. High (7/21-7/26 in Niagara Falls, NY)
Register a child for Vacation Bible School and sign up to Volunteer
VBS is Tuesday, July 9-Friday, July 11

To Mars and Beyond will help kids discover the wonders of God’s universe. They’ll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God’s power can take them.

Our VBS is open to children 3 years of age (and potty trained) through kids entering 5th grade in the fall. New this year: rising 4th and 5th graders will participate in local mission outreach off-site for two of the four days. Participants and volunteers, sign up now!
Ascension Day Eucharist on May 30
CCE is co-hosting, with our other 7 West Richmond Episcopal Churches, the Eucharist for the Episcopal Preaching Foundation at All Saints Episcopal Church at 6:00 PM on May 30. All CCE folk are invited to attend this uplifting and inspiring worship service.

Neil Alexander, Dean at Sewanee, will be preaching and Katharine Jefferts Schori is the celebrant.

In addition, we’re looking for volunteers to bring a dish of finger foods for the reception. Please sign up in Realm Events if you are willing to help out.
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