Introducing Planning Center


Did you know that we have over sixty people in regular rotation as volunteers on Sunday mornings? That’s a lot of people! To help us stay organized and schedule efficiently, we are trying an online application called Planning Center Services. If you help out in any way on Sunday mornings (greeters, music team, offertory, liturgists, tellers, and children’s ministry), please take a moment to create your own password (your username should be your email) address. This will allow you to login, see when you’re scheduled, and review plans for a Sunday. One thing you can do right away is blockout dates you know you won’t be available to serve.

If you like apps on your phone, there is a Planning Center Services app that you can download. If you just want to stick with email, that’s fine, too. You’ll still get emails notifying you that you’ve been scheduled and asking you to either confirm or decline for each date. Please respond to these emails! It will help our team leaders and schedulers know where the gaps are and how to plan accordingly.

There’s a learning curve with trying something new, and so expect some bumps along the way. But I think in short time this will be a really useful tool. If you have feedback about your experience with it or suggestions for improvements to make, please let me know!

Thankful for you,


Updating our Records


We are updating all of our contact information. If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to complete and submit this form. You’ll notice that the form asks about race/ethnicity. This gives us information that we are asked to provide our denomination, ECO, each year as part of our statistical report. The form also asks for your birthday. Providing the correct year allows us to keep accurate records about age groups within our congregation.

Here’s the form again. Thanks!

Breakfast for Johnson Elementary

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We will be providing breakfast for Johnson Elementary teachers and staff on Monday, 9/16.  The church will provide bagels and coffee.  If you would like to contribute additional items (juice, fruit, muffins, etc), please bring items to the church this Sunday the 15th, or bring them to the school on Monday the 16th by 7:15am.  Also, please continue praying for safety and health for the students and staff, and for them to know and experience God's love for them. Thanks!

Apple Picking, October 19

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The Wibberlys plan on making their annual trek to Carter Mountain Orchard for some apple picking on Saturday, October 19th (weather permitting). The rain date would be Saturday, October 26. We would love to bring a CPC caravan with us once again. The plan right now is to meet at the Wibberlys' home (1804 Idlebrook Court) at 10:30 AM and to carpool from there. Wear comfy walking shoes and depending on the weather, bringing a light jacket or sweatshirt might be a good idea. Bring a picnic lunch (or some money to buy a lunch). We will try to take as few vehicles as possible, so if you have a roomier vehicle, it would be great if you could plan on driving! We hope to return back to the Wibberlys’ some time around 3:30 PM (give or take 30 minutes). If you are interested in joining us, please let Kathy know via email ( or text/phone (434-906-4960) so we can keep you updated.

Ignite Weekend with Chris Walker

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Chris Walker will be with us, October 4-6, to lead an Ignite Weekend as part of the Dunamis Project. You can learn more and register for that time together, here.

Also, if you’re willing to be a part of our hospitality team that weekend, please let us know by email:

Work Day, October 12

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We’ve got a work day coming up! We’ll plan to start at 9 a.m., and we’ll share lunch together around noon. Come help out for as long as you can. We’ve got lots to do, both indoors and outdoors.

Ladies' Night

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The ladies of Christ Pres are invited to a bonfire at Heather Wood's house on October 11, starting at 7, but come whenever you can! We'll have hot tea, cocoa and smores; feel free to bring another snack if you want. Come relax, unwind, and connect. The rain date will be Oct. 18. Address is 9408 Coleson Rd., Glen Allen. 🔥

Ignite Weekend with Chris Walker

Chris Walker will be with us, October 4-6, to lead an Ignite Weekend as part of the Dunamis Project. You can learn more and register for that time together, here.

Also, if you’re willing to be a part of our hospitality team that weekend, please let us know by email:

Fall Schedule for our Middle and High School Students

We’ve got a lot on the calendar for our student ministries this fall! Parents, you can review and download a pdf version of the fall calendar, here. And scroll down on this announcement to get some important event dates on your calendar.

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Youth Group Kick-off on Sunday, September 15.


Haunted Trail on October 26

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Christmas Party on December 13

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Can you help?

Timmy, Hannah, and family are moving this Saturday. They could use help loading the truck at their current house (2710 Terry Dr., 23228) and unloading at their new home (909 Wilaka Ln., 23227). They’ll start at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Please feel free to come by then or later.