Week of October 2

Dear Friends,
Here are a few things coming up here at Christ the Redeemer:
Next weekend, October 7-9, we will be blessed by a visit from the Bishop of our new diocese, Diocese of Christ our Hope, Steve Breedlove, and his wife Sally.  On Sunday we will have baptisms and confirmations during the service, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.  This will be a potluck, so please bring your favorite covered dish. Please try your best to be here in support of those who have chosen to further their walk with Christ in the Anglican Tradition.
The Altar Team Needs YOU!  Due to changes in the lives of those faithfully serving on the Altar Team, there is a critical need for more of the CtR family to serve in this quiet, essential ministry.  Please see Anne Reed Harper (or call her at 757-289-5181) if you are willing to serve.
Upcoming Church Family Events
  • November 5th:  2nd Annual CtR Chili Bowl.  Join us at Lafayette Park (in front of the Virginia Zoo) for our 2nd Annual Chili Bowl.  We will start off with a friendly game of flag football for all ages, then we’ll head to the church for our chili cook-off and contest.  The game begins at 4:00.
  • November 19th:  Annual Advent Inter-Generational Night.   This is our annual event to celebrate the beginning of Advent.  Folks, young and old, can participate in our “Ugly Sweater Building Contest” and make Advent themed crafts, including an Advent wreath and a Jesse Tree.  Then we will have a potluck style dinner.  It’s always a great time!
Here are the dates for the upcoming New Member Classes:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016  7:30-9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2016  7:30-9:00 PM
Saturday, October 29, 2016  9 AM-Noon
Saturday, November 12, 2016  9 AM-Noon
*There will be two supplemental sessions on two Sundays, October 30th and November 6th from 9-9:45 AM before church.
If you are interested in deepening your relationship with Christ the Redeemer by joining in for these classes, please contact Fr. Brian at Brian@ChristtheRedeemer.org for more information.
GAM Thanksgiving Food Bags
Ghent Area Ministries has a long-standing tradition of providing Thanksgiving food baskets/bags to its many clients.  In order to serve as many families as possible, they have asked their faith communities to make a commitment to assemble as many bags as possible.  They have given us a list of items to include non-perishable food items as well as grocery gift cards for the purchase of turkeys and fresh vegetables.  Please pick up a flyer from the table located under the “Mission” bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.  The collection will go until Sunday, November 6th.  For more info, contact Anne Reed Harper at 757-289-5181.
I look forward to worshiping with you all on Sunday.