The Season of Epiphany at
Christ Church
Episcopal
Saturday 5 PM: Make your worship plan now
As we anticipate snowy weather on Sunday, remember you are welcome to our 5 PM Saturday service. As with all worship on Saturdays and Sundays, we watch conditions carefully and will post on Realm newsfeed when we are cancelling a service due to weather (we try not to!). Regarding Sunday evening’s mental health event with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, we will do our best to have the program, but if conditions are not safe, we will postpone and post the notice on Realm.
New Adult Forum Series begins this Sunday
"Civility is simply demonstrating respect for the dignity of our fellow humans—
even those humans with whom we have sharp disagreement. Civility is allowing others to speak, and having the humility to admit that we may have something to learn. Civility favors truth over cheap gain, and patience over knee- jerk judgment." - Rabbi Steve Gutow

All are welcome to gather in the Parlor at 10:15 AM on Sunday mornings as we learn more from our clergy about Civil Discourse . This 3-part series begins this weekend and seeks to help us all with some of those tough conversations. Join Rev. Richard as we seek to move from political divide into Holy Conversation .
Time to clean off your bookshelves for a good cause!
Please help us support the children of George Mason by donating your gently used books for our annual book fair and ice cream social.
 
We are specifically looking for picture books for early readers, grades Kindergarten through 3rd grades. Our goal is to collect 400 books so each child can take home books this year.
 
Bring your donations to the milling area through January 27.
 
We also need help sorting and moving the books, if you can assist, please contact Kimberly Kimball at kimberly.kimball@me.com.
RSVP Now for Special Seminars on Teen Mental Health
This Sunday, January 13, the Youth Ministry Team is once again hosting the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation for a night of parent and student seminars about Teen Mental Health , followed by dinner for all. 

The parent seminar will be in the library from 5:00-6:00 pm, and the student seminar will be in the Garage from 5:00-6:00 pm. Please invite your neighbors and friends to come for this important conversation!

The adult seminar will focus on identifying signs/symptoms of depression & anxiety in teens and the youth seminar will help teens develop positive and healthy coping strategies.

Dinner in the Garage will follow the seminars from 6:00-7:00 PM. Please RSVP in Realm to let us know that you and your family and friends are coming!
Annual Meeting Part II: Manna from Heaven, Investment in Mission
Please join us Sunday, February 3 at 12:15 PM in the Library to find out how richly God blessed us in 2018, through your faithful gifts, and how we are investing in mission for 2019. The presentation will be led by our Treasurer, Steve Rogers, and Rev. Shirley. After the presentation, we hope you will share your thoughts and questions.

Take your Episcoplian-ness to the next level in Episcopal 301
Our popular a ll-things-Episcopalian series continues! This year, we offer a brand new course, Episcopal-301. Rev. Richard will lead participants in an insightful look at the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist.  The 4-week class begins February 5. No prerequisite required! Learn more and sign up in Realm Events.
Youth Ministry at the Garage
Teen Mental Health Seminars, January 13
Due to such a great response from last year’s seminar, we are hosting the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation once again on Sunday, January 13. We will have concurrent seminars/discussions/activities for all CCE parents and youth from 5:00-6:00 PM with dinner to follow from 6:00-7:00 PM.

Register Soon
Be sure to look out for upcoming registrations: Lock-In/Lock-Out and summer Mission Trips!

Youth Groups & More, January 20
Regular Youth Groups, Youth Worship, and Youth Small Groups return Sunday, January 20 at the Garage! Youth in grades 6th-12th are welcome to Sunday Night Youth Group -- a time of fun and fellowship, worship, creativity, a reading and message from scripture, and a time to respond through prayer and discussion. All are welcome at the Garage, so tell your student to invited a friend and join us.
Save the Date!
Register a child for Preschool
Our Preschool is an active ministry of CCE and our mission is to provide a nurturing, developmentally appropriate Christian environment for children as they begin their journey to become independent lifelong learners. We serve children ages 2-PreK and are a half-day preschool program. Hours of operation are 9:00-12:00. For more information, please contact Cheri Erk, Executive Director at 804-364-5905 or cheri@christchurchprseschool.com   or by visiting their website: christchurchpreschool.com.
Attend a Recall & Reconnect Listening Session with the Diocese
The Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority for our Diocese of Virginia, invites us all to renew our mission together in Christ's Name. See a list of Listening Sessions below and click on a location to register.
Thursday, January 17, 6-8 p.m. Christ Church, Spotsylvania
Saturday, February 9, 1-3 p.m. St. Barnabas, Annandale
Wednesday, February 13, 5-7 p.m. Emmanuel, Woodstock
Saturday, February 16, 5-7 p.m. Roslyn Retreat Center, Richmond
Monday, March 4, 3-5 p.m. St. Margaret’s School, Tappahannock *
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