"Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you." -- Matthew 11:28
Thank you for visiting Christ Church! While no website can fully convey the true spirit of a church, we hope that by exploring this site you can gain a better view into our Christian community. Please consider this to be an invitation to you to come worship with us and share our fellowship joyfully praising Christ in a caring and compassionate family of Christians.
Dear Christ Church,
Lynn, Raul, I and the rest of the worship team is taking off July 19th.
Even though we will not have any morning programming on Zoom, we encourage you to worship with the National Cathedral at 11:15. You can watch their service live on their website or their facebook page. You can find a link to their website with instruction on how to watch below.
Hank Long has graciously offered to lead Evening Prayer, so we will still be able to offer that service in person on Sunday Evening at 5:00 in the Gathering Space behind the Church.
Thank you all for your continued support and dedication in these trying times.
This Sunday we are offering Evening Prayer in the Gathering Space behind the Church building at 5:00. This will be an in-person service and there will be a few responsible steps that we are going to take to ensure that everyone is safe. There will be no singing, and we will not hand out prayer books or bulletins. If You like, you may print a bulletin from the website. We are also requiring everyone to wear masks, and to maintain social distance with others of at least six feet. We are also going to record everyone that is present, so if anyone comes down with symptoms later we can let the rest of the group know. I know this sounds like a lot, but this is how we respect each other’s health and make sure our Church does not become an epicenter for the disease. Even with all of these caveats I am still thrilled to worship with you in person on Sunday!
Even though we will not be literally passing the plate on Sunday, I encourage you to continue to keep in the Church in mind with your generosity. We are working harder than ever to continue to be the Church in this strange time, and we need your support. We have a PayPal link on the giving page of our website, where you can easily give online. A link to the page is below. If you prefer to give to the Church with a check or cash you are able to mail those gifts into the Church, or to simply put them through the mail slot of the Church office. Once again thank you for your support during this time when we are called to be physically distant.
2020 High School Graduates
Ava Neaves Gardner graduated from St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, VA. She will be attending the University of Colorado in Boulder this fall. Ava is the daughter of Graham and Jennifer Gardner and the granddaughter of Marty and the late Ben Gardner.
Brooks Kahn graduated from Discovery High School in Hickory, NC. He will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall. Brooks is the son of Jeff and Carie Holland Kahn and the grandson of Morgan and Barbara Holland.
Alaina Ann Scouras graduated from Franklin County High School. She will be attending Patrick Henry Community College in the fall. Alaina is the daughter of Ludy and Pete Scouras and is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. George P. Scouras and Jim and Joanne Nichols.
Ann Mason Smith graduated from Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC. She will be attending Auburn University in the fall. Ann Mason is the daughter of Will and Susan Smith.
Landon Wagoner graduated from Carlisle School. He will be attending Randolph College in Lynchburg to play basketball and major in Sports Medicine. Landon is the son of Ginger S. and the late Ronnie L. Wagoner and the grandson of Sue W. Rosser.
Alayna Gayle Williams graduated from Magna Vista High School and Patrick Henry Community College with her Associate of Science Degree. She will be attending Virginia Tech in the fall, double majoring in Physics and French. Alayna is the daughter of Andy and Tara Williams.
Aurora Wolchko graduated from Bassett High School as a Graduate of Distinction, and she has earned an Associate's degree in Applied Science from Patrick Henry Community College. She was a member of the varsity swim team and the varsity soccer team for 4 years. She has served CEC as an acolyte, nursery attendant, and helped with Loaves and Fishes meals. She will be attending Old Dominion University to study Marine Biology. Aurora is the daughter of John and Liz Wolchko.
2020 College Graduates
Lester Coleman graduated from UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy with a Masters of Public Policy. Lester is the son of Nubby and Beverley Coleman.
Michael Gray graduated from UNCG as a DNP (Doctor Nurse Practitioner). His parents are Tee and Mitzi Gray and Michael is the grandson of Susan Critz.
Kate Holland graduated from UVA with a major in Politics with a concentration in Conflicts. She will be going to grad school at UVA to study Masters in Politics, Religion & Conflict. Kate is the daughter of Mark and Carole Holland and the granddaughter of Morgan and Barbara Holland.
Grace Isley, Raleigh, NC, graduated with a post-graduate degree In Global Luxury Management and Brand Marketing from the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. She is currently working on her second post-graduate degree from Skema School in Paris, France, and hopes to complete this program in December, 2020. Grace is the daughter of Laura and Philip Isley and the granddaughter of Linda and Ran Isley.
Sophia Leigh Mazurek graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She has earned an undergraduate degree with a BS in Sustainable Technology. Sophia is currently working on her MBA at Appalachian State University. She plans on having a corporate voice in the area of solar power and the environment. Age 21. Sophia is the daughter of Bruce and Pam Mazurek.
Violet Delanney Mazurek graduated from The University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. She has earned an undergraduate degree with a BS in Nutrition. Violet plans to go on to attend PA School and become a Physician’s Assistant. Age 22. Violet is the daughter of Bruce and Pam Mazurek.
Jacob Benjamin Ottinger graduated from Randolph – Macon College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Pychology. He began employment as a representative with Centrex Technical Sales upon graduation. Jake is the grandson of John Swezey.
Yesid Mosquera-Perea graduated from the University of Virginia at Wise with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. Yesid has lived with the Hamlet Family for 7 years. He is from Quibdo, Choco Province in Colombia.
Peter Scott Ullstein graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee in Sewanee, Tennessee with a BS in Forestry. While at Sewanee he played 4 years of Varsity Football, was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the University Prescribed Burn Team and co-hosted a weekly radio show on WUTS, the University radio station. His planned Internship with a Professor at the University of Georgia's School of Forestry, to further his education in prescribed burning, was cancelled due to Covid-19 so he is on the hunt for a Plan B! Scott is the son of Pete and Ashley Ullstein.
Gray Van Dyke graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is the son of Josh & Barbara Van Dyke of Charlotte NC and the grandson of Darlene Van Dyke.