Worship, Eagle Construction Update, Men's Breakfast, Confirmation, and more, this weekend alone!
Fall Into Church
3 Wonderful Ways to Worship!

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

Sunday at 11 AM, In-Person
Classic CCE Worship

Sunday at 11 AM, Online
Livestreamed to YouTube

A variety of services give you an opportunity to join with others in sacred ways, offer prayer and praise, and center yourself for the week ahead.
The new Family Worship service is creative and meaningful.
Celebrate with us that the inaugural family worship service was a thing of beauty. Families will gather again this Sunday at 9 AM for a time of active participation from children, youth, and adults. 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. If this fits you, please give it a try -- and please share with others who might enjoy this service!
Gather this Sunday, September 19, for an update from Eagle Construction
Please make time for an update from Eagle Construction about the proposed building plans for the new Sweetspire subdivision. We will gather on September 19 from 10-10:45 AM in the Sanctuary. Eagle will share its concepts, provide more information, and listen to what feedback you may have. This meeting is for Christ Church members and those who've been worshiping with us only. A separate meeting is scheduled on September 20, at 6:30 p.m. for the neighboring communities at large. We hope you can be here on the 19th to imagine with us our new neighbors!
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
What does Jesus teach us about Unity? Gather at the Men's Breakfast to discuss
All men are invited to gather for a time of fellowship and faith formation this Saturday, September 18, at 8:00 AM. The group will gather outside and you are asked to bring your own breakfast and beverage. The discussion topic will be "Unity." During a time when our country seems highly divided, what does Jesus teach us about being united in the face of difficult circumstances? If it rains, the group will move to Zoom. Please join the Men's Community Info Group in Realm or contact Dave Wasik to be notified of changes and updates.
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.
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.
Spend some time at the farm and your spirit will be renewed! Your work = fresh food for folks with food insecurity
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.

UPCOMING SERVE DATES: OCTOBER 9 & 12
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. To sign up, please contact lay leader Kevin Van Natta. Kevin's contact information is listed in our online database, Realm. If you need help with Realm, or with obtaining contact info, please contact staff. We're happy to help!
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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