Do you think your chili is worthy? Bring your favorite chili in a crockpot to our chili cookoff this Sunday and find out! Not a chili cooker? We need tasters, too, so come join in the fun.
For Cooks and Tasters, if your last name is:
- A-L: Bring a side or topping to go with chili
- M-Z: Bring a dessert
Chili Cooks - let April know (either by email or Facebook) you are bringing us your goodness. April.Sumner.email@example.com
This Sunday, right after the service, join us for a family-friendly potluck. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend, so be thinking of who you can invite. All are welcome!
This will work best if everyone brings a main dish that will feed their household +1 other. In addition, if your last name begins with the letters A-L, please bring a veggie, side, or salad to share. It your last name begins with M-Z, please bring a dessert.
Lastly, be praying for this luncheon, that God would see our preparations and bring us people we can bless.
Where: Cedar Mountain Youth Range (aka Cedar Mountain 4-H Gun Club)
The range is officially called Cedar Mountain Youths, Inc. and they have a website but unexplainably it doesn’t list an address or provide a map to the place, although they heartily invite the public to come and use the range.
The entrance is off Rte. 15 south of the town of Culpeper, and according to Google Earth it is 4.4 miles from the interchange of Rte. 29 & 15 to the entrance on the left (east) side of Rte. 15. It is directly across Rte 15 from the entrance of General Winder Road = Rte 657, which has a sign marking the corner of the Cedar Mountain Civil War battlefield. The entrance road to the range is marked with that message board that talks about 4-H activities, deer processing, rifle sight-in days and such.
- Start time is 9:00 am, (not 8 am as in a previous e-mail) Saturday June 20th, and the optimal time to be there is 8:50, since we need everyone to sign a waiver form and huddle up for safety instructions.
- There is a $10/person range donation-fee
- You can bring your own handgun or rifle, and ammo, if you like, OR use one that Derek McFarlane or Bill Sadler are bringing.
- Derek and Bill, both from Christ Covenant, are certified NRA instructors and will be there to assist, train, and instruct, and will probably be assisted by additional instructors from Cedar Mtn
- Derek (and perhaps Bill) will have reloaded ammunition for use, at cost, ranging from $13/50-round box of 9 mm handgun to $2/ 6-rnds of 38 Special handgun, with $8/ 20-rnds of .223 rifle (AR-15) in between.
- Previously I had said we would also have shotgunning/skeet, but we have decided that would be better as a separate trip.
- We will have .22 rifles, ammo, and instruction specifically for the younger shooters; and .223 rifles for adults.
- You might want to bring one of those folding soccer chairs with you. The cars will be parked close to the facilities, so you can leave it in the car to start.
- I think the whole thing will run from 9 am to noonish.
I look forward to seeing you there!
- John Orr
You don't want to miss this!
We have all along had our eyes on the day when we would move from being a mission church with a temporary session to a particular church with local, ordained leadership. On Sunday, March 29th, we will move towards that very thing.
Immediately following the worship service we will have a church potluck. After the potluck we will hold a congregational meeting where we will take important steps to becoming a particular church.
This will be a traditional potluck. Each family should bring an entree big enough to feed more than just their own household as well as a veggie or dessert to share.
What is the process?
Christ Covenant is a member and under the oversight of the Blue Ridge Presbytery. The elders of the BRP have been praying for and supporting this work in Culpeper for a very long time. We now have an opportunity to thank them for their investment by meeting to sign a petition requesting that the BRP organize us as a particular church. Becoming a particular churchmeans that we will have our own ordained, local leadership and no longer need to borrow elders from other existing PCA churches. At the upcoming congregational meeting we’ll accomplish two tasks as a congregation.
1. Call TE Joe Holland to be the pastor of Christ Covenant.
Joe is an ordained teaching elder in the Blue Ridge Presbytery and has served Christ Covenant as a mission church for 5 years. Calling him will formalize his role as pastor of Christ Covenant as a particular church. This call does not change any aspect of Joe’s current job description or compensation.
2. Vote to send the petition to particularize to the Blue Ridge Presbytery
All communing members of Christ Covenant are encouraged to sign the petition to particularize. There will also be space for visitors and prospective new members to sign as well. This signed petition will be presented to presbytery at it’s next stated meeting on April 25th.
This is a time to rejoice in what God has done and is doing at Christ Covenant. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of our elders or elder candidates—Joe Holland, John Orr, Ted Smith, Don Ward, Carlton Dixon, Joe Magri, or Mark King.