Churchwide Announcements

Need Yard Work Help?

You name the price!

  • Mowing, weeding, edging/trimming, mulching, planting, raking, etc.
  • Clean out garage, help with Yard Sale, painting, dog sitting, dog walking, etc.

Contact Will at to find out how you can help students raise money for their camp trip.

Money Raised for Bugumira School

The total amount raised thus far for the Bugumira School on Nkombo island is $25,622 out of the total of $80,000 needed. Thank you so much! Let’s reach that goal!

Rescue Mission Needs & Opportunities

The Rescue Mission needs for the month of June are salt, pepper, spices, sugar, and Splenda.

We accept donated items in the church’s main office. Please do not leave items at any other location in the church building.

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

Are you or your Life Group looking for a place to serve? Serve the children at the Mission! Please consider one or more of the following opportunities.

Here is a “snapshot” of what the weekly nightly ministry looks like for the kids.

5:45-6–Meet at the women and children’s building, 510 4th Street SE.

6pm–The children are brought over by shelter staff and their parents.

Then volunteers (you) assist in walking the children upstairs to the children’s chapel area. There are two areas in which they need folks to serve: Tiny Tots, ages 0-4, and Kids Chapel, Kindergarten-5th grades.

Typically, extra hands are always needed with the tiny tots area. Tiny Tots is basic childcare for the little ones, playing blocks, holding them, rocking them, changing diapers, etc.

Kids Chapel can be anything based around a Bible lesson, playing games with them, doing a craft, singing songs, dancing, building with legos, etc. They have basic craft supplies like construction paper, glue, scissors, and crayons, but if you want to do something with other supplies you will need to bring those with you.

Also, if you would like to provide a snack, they ask that it be something with no sugar or very low sugar like goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, or animal crackers and low sugar juice pouches/boxes or water. Snacks are NOT necessary, but if you want to do that as part of your time with the kids,that is wonderful!

Sometimes they don’t have a church group that comes to lead kids chapel so they will do a lesson/activity with them. They can always use an extra set of hands and extra adult presence in the room.

Both of these groups last until about 7:15-7:30 when the parents pick up the children.

They require that anyone who has not lead children’s chapel at the mission before come observe one night when they have an experienced group there leading. This does not have to be your entire group but can be just you or you and one of your group members.

Below is a list of available dates to lead one or more upcoming evenings.

June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

July 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

August 7, 9, 14, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 30, 31

For more information, contact Rev. Natalie Kline, the Children’s Minister at 540.343.7227.

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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.