Celebrating a Call

Dear Church Family, You’re invited! We will soon be celebrating a special event in the life of our church and Tim Henderson’s family. Tim will be ordained as an Anglican priest, and you can be a part of blessing, supporting and confirming his call for continued ministry among us here at CHS. Please join us for the ordination service and reception afterwards on Sunday, December 9th at 5pm. There will...
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You Were Purchased at a Price and Set Free

What words describe you best? Tall, short? Athletic, non-athletic? UVA fan or VA Tech fan? Extroverted, introverted? Quiet, loud? Clean, messy? How about your life in Jesus Christ? What words describe your spiritual journey with God in Christ? Growing, struggling? Excited, questioning? Mature, young? Self-empowered, Holy Spirit empowered? This fall, as our church is traveling in the letter of 1 Peter, Peter uses many important words that describe followers of...
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What Does an Alien or Stranger Look Like?

9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10 After moving here to the Roanoke Valley almost two years ago, I think my...
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An Unexpected Gift

DEC 14th at CHS 7PM Hands down, the best Advent/Christmas music event in our country is Andrew Peterson’s Behold The Lamb Of God Tour. In its 19th year, BTLOG sells out popular venues in major cities. They have 15 of the top artists from Nashville playing and singing. It is Broadway quality but way more moving and full of hope. Annette and I have driven to Nashville to the Ryman and also to...
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What Is Ahead For CHS Missions?

What Is Ahead For CHS Missions? CHS is certainly known throughout the world as a missions church.  If you were to check my email, Whats App, and our church budget, I think you would be shocked at the breadth and depth of our involvement. Missions is not a nice side gig but a daily focus for us.  We believe one reason God spared our church from losing our building...
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Everyone is a Winner!

We had a great time at the first ever Nkombo Island .5k run. I was actually surprised how hard some folks ran. I think Sam Dean had the fastest overall time and Patrick Murdock was second fastest and won his age group. Our anchor man was Camp Imhof who really cranked out the last 75 yards! What an incredible time of fun and fellowship. Many of you told me how meaningful and sweet...
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