Weekly Newsletter
IN THIS ISSUE...

  • Ways to engage this Advent
  • Online Worship is good for the soul
  • Food Drive continues through Nov. 30.
ADVENT

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

Advent Worship | Sunday, Nov. 29 | Our journey begins! Join us in worship online at 10 AM or anytime after.

Curbside Communion | On Campus | Sundays , Nov. 29 - Dec. 20 | 11:15-11:45 AM  | All those who are able are invited to drive-up to the curb outside the worship building to receive Holy Communion. Gluten-free wafers will be available. Please contact clergy if you would like a Lay Eucharistic Visitor to bring communion to you.

Digital Advent Calendar | launches Nov. 29 | Click a new tile every day in Advent to embark on a Jesse Tree journey to Advent.

Advent Word for Youth & Families | launches Nov. 29 | Youth and their parents are invited to help create a Global Advent Calendar through social media | Sign up here.

The Giving Tree | launches Nov. 29 | Our annual tradition continues, with a beautiful new twist! Support our mission partners at the Hope & Resurrection Secondary School in South Sudan. Make a gift, reach a child, and watch the tree become illuminated in worship each week! For every gift made, we will add a votive candle to our Giving Tree.

Shop & Support our Haitian Friends | online | Purchase unique gifts this holiday season and make a real difference in the lives of others! The Tap Tap Collective was founded by CCE'er Penny Sellers. This new online shop is committed to connecting artisans with patrons who will love and appreciate meaningful crafts handmade in Haiti. Proceeds go directly to support families in Haiti with healthcare and nutrition services. Click here for more.

Nativity Share | Sunday, Dec. 13 | 9:15 AM for children & families | 1 PM for adults & teens | Two opportunities for folks of all ages to gather on Zoom to share your favorite Nativity set. Stay tuned for more details and watch a teaser here.

Christmas Drive-Through Experience | Sunday, Dec. 20 and Thursday, Dec. 24, 1-4 PM | You don't want to miss "The Light of the World: A Christmas Drive-Through Experience." The greatest story every told will be depicted in glorious detail through music, scenery, costumes and more at Short Pump Middle School. Click here for more. *Participants needed!* If you'd like to costume-up and be a character in one of the tableau, please contact Marc Halbritter.

A Service of Candlelight & Communion | Thursday, December 24, 5:30 PM | Save the date: details to come!
Gather with others in person or online to deepen your faith
Worship
Online |Sunday | 10 AM
God is here, there, everywhere! Gather on YouTube to watch our livestream at 10 AM or watch anytime after.

*New* Curbside Communion
On Campus |Sunday | 11:15-11:45 AM
All those who are able are invited to drive-up for Holy Communion each Sunday between 11:15 AM and 11:45 AM. Gluten-free wafers will be available. Please contact clergy if you would like a Lay Eucharistic Visitor to bring communion to you.
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.


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
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
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!
Pledge Update
We currently have 124 pledges totaling $540,868. 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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