Week of August 26, 2018

Here are a few upcoming events to be aware of:
Rogers O’Byrne Wedding
A reminder: Everyone from Christ the Redeemer is invited to the ceremony for Jordan and Olivia, but the reception following is private. The ceremony begins at 6:00pm at the Fred Heutte Center, 1000 Botetourt Gardens, Norfolk. Please park at First Presbyterian Church (820 Colonial Avenue) and enter the ceremony on the Norfolk mermaid side (south side) of the Fred Heutte Center.
International Student Ministry
Please consider having lunch after Worship this Sunday with the Chinese students to nurture our international student ministry.  Everyone has to eat lunch somewhere, after all.  The food may not come right away, but the event is timed to start perfectly for us, at noon – right after worship, and close by – on the ODU campus.
What:  ODU Chinese Students and Scholars Association Kickoff Picnic.  Food, games, kayaking and more.
When:  This Sunday, August 26th, from noon – right after worship – until 4 pm.
Where:  Whitehurst Beach Park on the ODU campus, at the waterfront end of 48th Street, 1799 W 48th St, on the left as you face the water.  There is virtually no parking on 48th Street, but parking is plentiful in a nearby lot that you reach from Powhatan Avenue, two driveways to the South of 48th Street, turning West.
 In order to have enough food, please let David Snouffer know if you plan to come. However, even if you cannot RSVP, come anyway!
Discipleship Hour Returns
Beginning September 9, 2018, there will be two adult discipleship classes:
“Managing Your Finances God’s Way,” a Crown Financial Ministries video-based study led by Bob Atwood.
“Understanding the Old Testament,” led by David Watts. A book and timeline will be available for purchase for this class.
A children’s class will also be offered at 9:00 a.m. each Sunday.
There will be a special insert in the bulletin until September 9th with a tear off sign-up sheet to place in the offering plate, so please let us know if you plan to attend one of the adult classes and if you will have children in the children’s class and/or the nursery during Discipleship Hour. Email the church office  (or call 226-8700) if you would like to sign-up, but do not have access to the bulletin insert.
Children’s Sunday School (during worship) begins September 9th, with a breakfast (Please note the change of date for the breakfast).
Women’s Group Studies Return
The Wednesday Evening Women’s Group resumes September 12th at 7pm  at Temple Richardson’s with a pot luck supper and to discuss our study for the fall.  We will be studying the attributes of God using two books, one by Tozer and the other by A.W. Pink.  We may have to change nights due to Angela Copeland’s schedule, but this will be decided at the potluck. Contact Temple Richardson.
The Thursday Morning Women’s Group resumes September 13th at 9:15am in the fellowship hall.  For the Thursday morning group, Childcare is provided, and the book, “Practicing the King’s Economy, Honoring Jesus in how we Work, Earn, Spend and Save” will be discussed. All women are welcome. For questions, contact Janis Campbell.
Quarterly Congregational Meeting
Plan to stay after Worship September 16, 2018 for our quarterly congregational meeting. Among the topics being presented will be our newly updated child safety policy and the Discipleship Hour offerings and framework.
Look forward to worshiping with you Sunday!