Week of Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Discipleship Hour this Weekend

With Memorial Day this weekend, the “Growing Compassionate Kids” class will not be meeting, but the other two classes will.  See below for more information.

“Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry” – meeting this weekend, ends June 9th. 

“Growing Compassionate Kids” – NOT meeting this weekend, ends June 2nd.

“Study of Philippians”- meeting this weekend, ends June 2nd. 

*Please note that only the Nursery will be offered during Discipleship Hour this weekend. *

Children’s Ministry Update for the Summer:

Check out the Children’s Ministry page to read an update from Jennifer, and make sure you and your kids know about all the upcoming Summer events and changes!

Mark Your Calendars

Saturday, June 8th – Talent Show and Ministry Fair.  From 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Everyone is welcome to participate, and talents can be something legit, or funny! Along with a covered dish dinner, we will be adding a Ministry Fair component to this year’s event. Hope to see you there!

Trinity Sunday, June 16th – Baptisms. If you or your child(ren) are interested in being baptized, please contact Father Brian at revbriancampbell@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 30th – Ordination and Confirmation. We have the privilege of celebrating Deacon David Watts’ ordination, as well as seven candidates for confirmation. If you are interested in being confirmed, please contact Father Brian (if you haven’t already done so).

*To see all our events in one place, check out our website Calendar

The Basics and Alpha

Thank you for your prayer, donations, and service given toward The Basics and Alpha classes over the past two months! The Basics five-week program unfortunately ended this past Tuesday, however, there was such a positive response from participants that we hope to have a second round in September. To read more about how this pilot program went, click here

Please continue praying for the Alpha classes. There have been several individuals considering the claims of Christ through these sessions. Pray that the word of God is being planted in good soil, and that it will bear fruit in the hearts of those attending! They are meeting every Thursday evening, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the home of Dn. David until June 15th. 

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, and hope to see you on Sunday!

Week of Sunday, May 19th, 2019


*Items Needed*

One of our own is getting back on his feet and is in need a bed, dresser, AC unit, dishes, towels, blanket, couch, love seat, table, and other household goods. Please contact Dn. David at david@christtheredeemer.org if you have any of these items you’d be willing to bless someone with. Thank you!

Celebrations Ahead!

Graduations. A few folks in our congregation will be graduating from high school and college. If you know of anyone within our community that has graduated or is graduating this spring, please let us know!

Baptisms. On Trinity Sunday, June 16th, we will have another opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism!  If you or your child(ren) are interested in being baptized, please contact Father Brian at revbriancampbell@gmail.com.

Ordination and Confirmation. Deacon David Watts will be ordained by the Bishop on June 30th! We will be celebrating Confirmations on the 30th as well. If you are interested in being a candidate for confirmations, please email Father Brian at revbriancampbell@gmail.com .

CtR Talent Show

Christ the Redeemer’s Annual Talent Show is coming up on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Save the date for this fun, inter-generational event. Along with a covered dish dinner, we will be adding a Ministry Fair component to this year’s event. Ministry leaders please be on the lookout for an email with more information.

Alpha and The Basics

THANK YOU again to all of you who have been supporting these programs through your prayers, donations, and time. Please continue to pray for the following:

    • The individuals and families who are attending both Alpha and The Basics
    • The leaders, that God would use them to share and model His love
    • Wisdom for next steps for The Basics and Alpha; this week is the last session for The Basics!

Discipleship Hour – Sunday, 9:00am

Here are the classes being offered:

    1. “Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry”, led by Joshua Matlack and Justin Seligman.
    2. “Growing Compassionate Kids”, led by Casey Reed and Temple Richardson. The book Growing Compassionate Kids by Jan Johnson is used as a guide throughout the class.
    3. “Study of Philippians”, led by Father Brian Campbell.

The Youth track for Discipleship Hour is focusing on the Catechism as preparation  for Confirmation (which will take place either in June or in November this year).

The Children’s Ministry will continue discovering God through the Jesus Storybook Bible.

*Please note that only the Nursery will be offered for parents on Memorial Day weekend (May 26th) during Discipleship Hour.*

2020 Women’s Retreat

Save the date for the next Women’s Retreat: February 21-23 at Chanco on the James. More details to come.

Looking forward to worshiping the Risen King with you all on Sunday!




Week of Sunday, May 12, 2019


Welcome, Graham Dickens!

Baby Graham Dickens was born yesterday, May 8th, 8:47am at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. We rejoice with Lea Hanna and Steven, as this precious baby boy is added to their beautiful family! Praying God’s blessing on them; for rest and recovery, and for a smooth transition to a family of four.  If you want to help them out by providing a meal, please sign up through Meal Train at the following link: https://mealtrain.com/n55vvq.

Mother’s Day on Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms, Grandmothers, Great-Grandmothers, and Godmothers/Spiritual Moms out there! To celebrate, we’re asking all the men to provide the food for Hospitality Hour, and help with clean up. Thanks in advance!

Celebrating Baptisms on Pentecost

On the Day of Pentecost, Sunday June 9th, we will have another opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism!  If you or your child(ren) are interested in being baptized, please contact Father Brian at revbriancampbell@gmail.com.

CtR Talent Show

Christ the Redeemer’s Annual Talent Show is coming up on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. Save the date for this fun, inter-generational event. Along with a covered dish dinner, we will be adding a Ministry Fair component to this year’s event. Ministry leaders please be on the lookout for an email with more information.

Alpha and The Basics

THANK YOU again to all of you who have been supporting these programs through your prayers, donations, and time. We appreciate your prayers for the following:

    • For the individuals and families who are attending both Alpha and The Basics
    • For the leaders, that God would use them to share and model His love
    • Wisdom for next steps for The Basics specifically; the last session will be on May 21st, but parents have requested that we continue meeting weekly or monthly! 🙂

Please continue to invite people to Alpha, and any parents and caregivers you know to The Basics!

Discipleship Hour – Sunday, 9:00am

Even if you missed Discipleship Hour last week, it’s not too late to jump in! As a reminder, here are the Adult tracks being offered:

    1. “Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry”, led by Joshua Matlack and Justin Seligman.
    2. “Growing Compassionate Kids”, led by Casey Reed and Temple Richardson. The book Growing Compassionate Kids by Jan Johnson is used as a guide throughout the class.
    3. “Study of Philippians”, led by Father Brian Campbell.

The Youth track for Discipleship Hour is focusing on the Catechism as preparation  for Confirmation (which will take place either in June or in November this year).

The Children’s Ministry will continue discovering God through the Jesus Storybook Bible.

*Please note that only the Nursery will be offered for parents on Memorial Day weekend (May 26th) during Discipleship Hour.*

2020 Women’s Retreat

Save the date for the next Women’s Retreat: February 21-23 at Chanco on the James. More details to come.

Looking forward to worshiping the Risen King with you all on Sunday!




Week of Sunday, May 5, 2019

Here’s what’s happening at Christ the Redeemer this coming weekend, and over the next two months:

Discipleship Hour this Sunday, 9:00am

Even if you missed Discipleship Hour last week, it’s not too late to jump in on one of the three wonderful classes that are being offered! In fact, this will be the FIRST meeting for Joshua’s class on “Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry” – you don’t want to miss it!

As a reminder, here are the Adult tracks being offered:

“Personality and Service: Finding Your Place in Ministry”, led by Joshua Matlack. This course will examine various personality and individual features which can be clues to finding God’s calling for you at Christ the Redeemer.  It will also explore how personality, environmental factors, and gifting can help inform how and where you would both thrive the most and help others to live into their own callings. Note: This course is designed to be practical and personal.  While we will be guided by Scripture, it is not a Bible course; attenders should be prepared to engage personally with the material.

“Growing Compassionate Kids”, led by Casey Reed and Temple Richardson. If you are a parent or caregiver, and have already attended Joshua’s class (mentioned above), this class is for you! The book Growing Compassionate Kids by Jan Johnson is used as a guide throughout the class.

“Study of Philippians”, led by Father Brian Campbell. This class is for anyone who has already attended Joshua’s class. It does not require consistent attendance so drop in anytime!

The Youth track for Discipleship Hour is focusing on the Catechism as  preparation  for Confirmation (which will take place either in June or in November this year). It’s not too late to join!

The Children’s Ministry will continue discovering God through the Jesus Storybook Bible.

Note to Parents

Should you need to step out of the service with your children, the Fellowship Hall is available for you to continue to listen to the worship service. The service is piped into the Hall in hopes that this will be helpful for parents and grandparents.

Alpha and The Basics

THANK YOU to all of you who have been supporting these programs through your prayers, donations, and time. Both Alpha  and The Basics are up and running, and off to a great start thanks to you! Please stay tuned for more specific updates, but in the meantime we would appreciate prayer for the following:

  • For the nine individuals (and their children) who are coming
  • For the leaders, that God would use them to share and model His love
  • That the seed of truth planted in individuals (specifically through Alpha) would take root

Please continue to invite people to Alpha, and any parents and caregivers you know to The Basics!

Youth Cook Out

Don’t forget that the Youth Cookout is this Sunday! All youth in 6th-12th grade, and their family and friends, are invited to come hang out on Sunday, May 5th, 4:00pm – 7:30pm. There will be lawn games, grilling out, and a fire pit with s’mores as we celebrate our graduates! Please RSVP through the Evite, and bring a side to share (meat and s’mores will be provided).

CtR Talent Show

CtR’s Annual Talent Show is coming up on Saturday, June 8 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm! Save the date for this fun, inter-generational event which reminds us of all the gifts that God has given us! 🙂 There will be a covered dish dinner, as well as a ministry fair. More details to come.

May God bless and keep you always!