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MY Day?

MY Day?

As the lead shepherd at CHS, let me kindly pose a question to clarify what you actually believe. I hope you will take a few minutes and read this entire Enews.   What is the Lord’s purpose for Sunday? Many believe that Sunday is the “Christian Sabbath.” Even our fine...
Encourage One Another Daily

Encourage One Another Daily

Hey friends, Yesterday I spoke to a Fellow from a previous class who told me he no longer identifies as a Christian. Ugh. Without getting into the particulars, he fits the deconstruction narrative that is in vogue these days. I say “these days,” but it’s really...
You Are On Mission

You Are On Mission

The Lord reminded me recently that I am on mission. I have been praying for several families who have a military member currently deployed. I began thinking about communication between those spouses and how challenging that must be during these times apart, and also,...
Update on “The Table”

Update on “The Table”

Just a quick Enews update today. I wanted to share with you the happy news that CHS Downtown is growing and with the change in format to “The Table,” folks are living into the life and ministry of the early church as witnessed in Acts 2:42-46: They devoted themselves...
Fair Winds and Following Seas

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Tomorrow we say goodbye to Archbishop Ben and Mama Gloria Kwashi. They arrived here in October expecting to have his cancerous colon tumor removed and then heal up for a few weeks and fly home to Nigeria.  During surgery, Dr. Madge Ellis found the cancer had spread to...
CarePortal – Helping Those in Need Right Here in Roanoke

CarePortal – Helping Those in Need Right Here in Roanoke

Delivering a bed for a 13 year old boy Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for Me.  Matthew 25:40 Many of you may not be aware that CHS is a part of a network of churches that come alongside vulnerable children and...
CHS Downtown: The Table

CHS Downtown: The Table

Hey friends, I am writing to let you know that we are very excited to begin a new format at CHS Downtown. In fact, we will be creating a new (yet ancient) experience of Christian community beginning this Sunday evening at 7pm in our downtown property. I hope you will...
VBS is Back!

VBS is Back!

We are so excited to tell you that VBS is back this year and better than ever because … drumroll please … VBS will be Friends and Family Style!! This means parents, kids and friends get to attend VBS together!    Friends and Family VBS will be in...
Hear From a Sponsored Compassion Child

Hear From a Sponsored Compassion Child

Seriously friends, YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SUNDAY! Compassion International is sending us a very special speaker – – Norah Birungi. Norah is not just knowledgeable about the ministry of Compassion International through whom hundreds of CHS members and...