Movie Night and Healing Service

The Freemans' Sunday night small group will be having a movie night on Sunday, September 24th, 5:30 pm at Lynne Carter's home (7909 Chowning Road, Richmond, VA 23294). We will be showing the movie, Priceless, which is about a man who has a truck driver and finds out that he is transporting two girls that are going to be used for sex trafficking. It's a Christian movie by the group For King and Country, and it's very well done. It has no bad language and it's not graphic, but would not be appropriate for younger children. Everyone from the church is welcome, and bring friends if you'd like.

We also will be having a healing service on Sunday, October 15 at 5:30 at Lynne Carter's home. Anyone from the church is welcome and if you have friends or family that need prayer, feel free to bring them. Hope to see you at both of these events!

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Saturday, August 19
Baptism - We're baptizing Bremner Lancaster this Saturday, August 19, at 9:30 a.m. Please plan to join us if you can! We'll be at the Lakeside Swim & Racquet Club (2434 Swartwout Ave, Richmond, VA 23228).

Saturday, August 26
Water Fun Day - At Christ Pres, Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. We’ll have lots of outdoor water activities. Please bring a picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on. Feel free to invite families and friends (ask them to pack a lunch, too!) 

Sunday, August 27
Baptism - We’re baptizing Charlotte Davis at the James River, 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, 8/27. We’ll meet across from Tredegar Iron Works. Please come if you can. We’ll be done in plenty of the time for the Sunday service at 10:45 a.m.

Sundays, September 10 and 17
CPC101 - Are you interested in learning more about Christ Pres and what membership involves? If so, join us for CPC101, led by Kevin at 9:30AM both weeks in the Fellowship Hall. 

Sunday, September 17
Children’s Ministry Volunteers - If you volunteer with our children’s ministry, thank you! Please plan to join us for a meeting on September 17, immediately following the Sunday service. Lunch will be provided. 

Friday- Sunday, October 13-15
Men’s Retreat - Mark your calendars now for October 13-15. You can find more details on our website

Saturday, October 28
Harvest Party - Our Harvest Party will be Saturday, October 28, from 4 p.m. until the fire dies. Get it on your calendar! 

 

Will you join our Welcome Team?

Sharing the hospitality and gracious welcome of Jesus is one of our most important ministries. We have opportunity to do this each week when we gather together for worship. Our Welcome Team is a group of people who are eager to make our time together on Sundays as welcoming and hospitable as possible. Would you consider joining?

In particular, responsibilities include serving as a greeter from 10:30-11:00 on the mornings you’re scheduled to serve, and also attending occasional Welcome Team meetings. You can review our current greeter schedule here

Notice that that there are still many opportunities to serve as a greeter this year! If you’re willing to do so, please reply to this email and indicate which morning(s). We’ll get you on the schedule and send some additional instructions. Thank you!

Welcome Team Meeting, Sunday 8/13

We're forming a team of people who are willing to serve as greeters and interested in making our time together on Sunday morning even more hospitable for visitors and newcomers. If that’s you, please plan to attend a brief meeting, immediately after the service this coming Sunday, 8/13. Lunch will be provided. 

 

School Supply Drive for STEP and EHA

We're collecting school supplies for two of our mission partners, STEP and Elijah House Academy. There are separate, labeled tubs in the hallway by the welcome table for each. Here's what we need:

For EHA:
12 inch rulers (30)
Pink Erasers (50)
Wide Ruled Notebook Paper (5 packs)
Inflatable Globe (1)
Lysol Wipes (30 tubes)
Crayola Crayons (30 packs)
Pencils (30 boxes)
Colorful Construction Paper (30 packs)
Colored Sharpies (15 sets)
Command Strips (10 packs)
Masking Tape (20 rolls)
Wall Putty (30 packs)

For STEP:
backpacks
glue
glue sticks
crayons
pens
pencils
erasers
colored pencils
markers
scissors
rulers
spiral notebooks
composition books
filler paper
pocket folders
binders

Bremner's Baptism

We'll be baptizing Bremner Lancaster on Saturday, August 19, at 9:30 a.m. Please plan to join us if you can! We'll be at the Lakeside Swim & Racquet Club (2434 Swartwout Ave, Richmond, VA 23228).

You're invited!

Doug & Carla McMurry's 50th Anniversary Party

When: Saturday, August 26, 2:30-4:30 PM

Where: St. Giles, 5200 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226

Please rsvp to alisabowen@gmail.com

In lieu of gifts, we will put out a basket for people to contribute towards their anniversary trip.

If you are unable to attend the party, feel free to send cards to 19921 The Glebe Ln., Charles City, VA 23030.

Hope to see you there!

Baby Shower this Saturday

You're invited to a baby shower for Allen and Chalene this Saturday, in anticipation of the birth of their daughter, due in August. See the invitation below for details. Additionally, there will be a raffle. Bring one package of diapers to get one ticket; multiple packs get multiple tickets. The winning raffle will be drawn at the end of the shower. Also, note that they are registered at Walmart and Amazon.com.

School Supply Drive for STEP

August 12th is STEP's annual Back-to-school event. A big part of that is distributing backpacks/bags filled with school supplies to the kids. Please take advantage of all the school supply sales, as well as the school supply tax holiday (August 4-6), and pick up a few extra things over the next two weeks. Most needed supplies include:  backpacks, glue, glue sticks, crayons, pens, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, markers, scissors, rulers, spiral notebooks, composition books, filler paper, pocket folders, and binders. There will be a container in the hallway at church from this Sunday through noon on Thursday August 10th.

*Please note: we are now collecting supplies for two of our mission partners: STEP and Elijah House Academy (see the announcement about the EHA drive, with a list of what they need, here). There will be separate, labeled containers for each.* 

School Supplies for EHA

We're collecting school supplies for Elijah House Academy! Please review the list below and contribute what you can. We'll have a collection area in the hallway by the welcome table. 

Item (number needed)

  • 12 inch rulers (30)
  • Pink Erasers (50)
  • Wide Ruled Notebook Paper (5 packs)
  • Inflatable Globe (1)
  • Lysol Wipes (30 tubes)
  • Crayola Crayons (30 packs)
  • Pencils (30 boxes)
  • Colorful Construction Paper (30 packs)
  • Colored Sharpies (15 sets)
  • Command Strips (10 packs)
  • Masking Tape (20 rolls)
  • Wall Putty (30 packs)