​Johnson Elementary Partnership Update

As part of our partnership with Johnson Elementary, we will be providing breakfast for the teachers on Friday, October 26th. Please contact Cherilyn Christie if you are interested in buying or baking a breakfast item, or if you are available to help with delivering the breakfast items to the school at 7am on the 26th.

Also, we have several other practical opportunities to partner with the school, to include volunteering time working with students, working in the school garden, encouraging teachers, and partnering with their PTA.  We will have an interest meeting after church on Sunday, November 4th, in the fellowship hall, for anyone who is interested in volunteering or getting more information. The school has given us volunteer forms to fill out and a short video that volunteers need to watch before they start volunteering. We will plan to complete paperwork and watch the video at the meeting, and have sign up sheets available for the various volunteer opportunities. Please contact Cherilyn Christie for more information. Thanks!

Amy Julia Becker, 11/13

This evening will dovetail wonderfully with our Love Deep Dive. Get it on your calendar and plan to attend if you can!

What?: Amy Julia Becker: Privilege, Power and the Common GoodTuesday

When?: November 13th, 7pm to 8:30pm
Where?: Third Church (600 Forest Avenue)
How much?: Free!

Common Good RVA is thrilled to host Amy Julia Becker, author of A Good and Perfect Gift, Small Talk, and the newly-released White Picket Fences: Turning Toward Love in a World Divided by Privilege. Amy Julia will join us to share her thoughts on "Privilege, Power, and the Common Good."

After Amy Julia shares, we'll finish with a Q&A.

This event is free, but if you're planning to join us, let us know!

Slate of Nominees

At our Congregational Meeting on Sunday, October 28, immediately following the service, we will elect officers to begin terms in January 2019. The Nominating Committee has been praying and working, and here is their slate of nominees:

For elder: John Lindner and Karen Carr. John would begin serving his second 3-year term, and Karen her first.  

For deacon: Scott Gwynn and Charlotte Davis, both of whom would begin serving first terms.  

We’re thankful for these folks, their willingness to be nominated, and their willingness to serve! If you have any questions about the Nominating Committee’s process, please be in touch with Kathy Wibberly or Roger Hershberger, committee chairs. 


STEP Banquet

There will be a Christ Pres/St. Giles table at the STEP Banquet this year, and all are welcome! The banquet is Thursday, October 18th at 6:30pm at West End Pres. If you would like to attend, please let Bekah know at bekahgwynn@steprichmond.org or register online.


The Latino congregation that uses our building, Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal MI, is having a celebration this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. They will have decorations up in the Fellowship Hall, and some in the Sanctuary. If you happen to be at the church this weekend, please do not move the decor. They’ll have things back to normal after the weekend. Also, we can thank them for cleaning the carpets and floors! 


Apple Picking


The Wibberlys plan on making their annual trek to Carter Mountain Orchard for some apple picking on Saturday, October 27th  (weather permitting).  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 Wibberly’s some time around 3:30 PM (give or take 30 minutes).

If you are interested in joining us, please let Kathy know via email (katwibb@yahoo.com) or text/phone (434-906-4960).

Date Change!


Due to the expected rain on Sunday, we’re pushing our Youth Group kick-off event back one week, to 9/23, same time and place.

Coming Up at Christ Pres

Sunday Morning Community Groups

When Jesus calls us to himself, he calls us into community. Consider getting connected with a Community Group this fall. Several groups meet on Sunday mornings. You can find a full listing of groups, here.

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Session and Deacons Meetings

The Session will be meeting on Tuesday evening, September 18. If you have something for the elders to discuss and/or pray about, please let Kevin know. The Deacons will be meeting on Thursday, September 20. Contact Lynne Carter if you have something for them to consider.

Knit Night is back!

Join us at the church on Friday, September 21, from 7-10pm in the fellowship hall, for a time of crafting and conversation. Also, we may spend some time brainstorming a group art project to be worked on as part of our *Deep Dive into Love* this fall. 

Mission Trip to Albania

There will be a meeting for all interested in participating in the mission trip to Albania (June 18-July 2, 2019) on Sunday, September 30, 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A commitment and non-refundable deposit of $100.00 will be due at this meeting for all who are planning to participate. If you have questions about the meeting or the trip itself, please be in contact with Judy Seymour: jkseymour66@gmail.com; 804-514-5779. 

Workshop: Loving Listening and Relationship Killers

As part of our Deep Dive into Love this fall, Karen Carr and Darlene Jerome will facilitate an interactive workshop around practical skills for loving well at Christ Pres on Saturday, October 13, 8:30-12:30. And registration is now open! Cost is $5 to help cover expenses. To register, email darlene.jerome@barnabas.org, or text/call (804) 245-1952 before October 1. Childcare is available.

Christ Pres Harvest Party

October 20, 4 p.m.

Good food, good friends, good fire. Come!

Knit Night is Back!


Knit Night is back! Please join us at the church on Friday, September 21st, from 7-10pm in the fellowship hall, for a time of crafting and conversation. All are welcome! Please bring a knitting project (or other art/craft project, or just bring yourself!). Some snacks will be provided. If you are interested in learning to knit, supplies and hands on instruction will be available.

Also, we may spend some time brainstorming a group art project to be worked on as part of our *Deep Dive into Love* this fall.