Churchwide Announcements

Pack a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is underway! All shoeboxes must be returned by November 19 to the table in the narthex.

Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee News

We have Pumpkin Spice coffee and other new types of coffee for sale in the Fellowship Hall after the two services on Sundays. There are some excellent single source coffees including coffee from the new Land of a Thousand Hills wash station located at Lake Kivu. The chocolate bark will be arriving next week! Stop by the coffee booth to check out the coffees and how your purchases support Rwandan coffee farmers and their families.

Contact Jonna McGraw at 309-3560 or if you have questions about the items for sale in the booth.

Thank you for your support of this mission that has improved the lives of more than 10,000 Rwandan coffee farmers, their families and their communities!

Rwandan Baskets for Sell

We have some beautiful Rwandan baskets for sell in the Fellowship Hall. Come by the table near the coffee booth on Sunday to check them out. All proceeds will go toward the Nkombo Island School Project.

Happy Birthday!

Alan Perry, our Sexton, will be celebrating his birthday on Tuesday, November 21st. Please join us in giving thanks for Alan and his contribution to our ministry here at CHS!

Rescue Mission Needs & Drumstick Dash

The Rescue Mission needs for the month of November are ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, and mayonnaise.

We no longer accept donated items in the church’s main office. You will need to take your items to the Rescue Mission.

To contact the Rescue Mission, visit, email or call 540.343.7227.


Sign up for the Drumstick Dash held on Thursday, Nov. 23! Click here to register.

Read Our Diocesan Newsletter

Our diocesan newsletter is quite good and is free! We ask that you not only sign up, but also participate by submitting Stories of Hope, prayer requests, etc. Click here to subscribe.

Click here to check out what’s happening in our diocese.

Maximizing Your Giving

Are you using our CHS online giving option? We love providing high tech and convenient giving solutions, although you may be interested to know that CHS must pay a 3-4% fee for online gifts charged to your credit or debit card. For example, if you give $1,000 to CHS this way, the church must pay a $30-40 fee. If you would like to see your online gifts to CHS maximized, you might want to consider giving through the online banking feature of your bank. Many parishioners use BILL PAY. It is FREE and keeps your giving regular and hassle free. Online gifts to CHS through your bank do not create fees for you or for the church. A win-win!!


You can give to CHS via text!

  1. Send a text to 540-605-9966.
  2. Click on the link to take you to a website to create a new account. (If it says you have an account, ignore it and make a new one.)
  3. Use the secure site to enter your contact information and choose a password.
  4. Enter your credit card information at the secure site.
  5. Submit.
  6. Respond to the text asking you to confirm your gift by replying, “Y.”
  7. That’s it! You’ve given your first gift via text.
  8. For all future gifts, you simply need to text a dollar amount to 540-605-9966 and confirm with Y when it texts you back.