upcoming events

Current sermon series- the generosity challenge!

Join us this Sunday as we start a brand-new series, The Generosity Challenge! Many of us just took "The Sabbath Challenge" to begin incorporating the important practice of Sabbath in our lives! Generosity is another area that the Bible talks a lot about, but we can so easily ignore!

Did you know that finances are one of the top areas of conflict in marriages, contributing factors in anxiety and depression, and something by-and-large the next generation is totally consumed with? But also, that money and possessions are the second-most referenced topic in the entire Bible? Join us this Sunday as we explore God's heart of generosity toward us and how we can take The Generosity Challenge!

If you missed a week, or if you (or someone you know) would like to listen in on our Sunday Morning sermons, they are available each week at clife.church! Sermons are usually available each week by Tuesday. Check it out!

Link: clife.church/messages

When: Available each Tuesday

new around here?


If you are new around here and looking to take a ‘next step’ either in your faith or to get connected to CLife, we’d love to help you! A ‘next step’ might be getting baptized, learning how to grow spiritually, finding out how to volunteer, getting to know a few others at CLife with similar interests, or a plethora of other things! We know a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach doesn’t fit who we are as a church… so please CLICK HERE to submit a survey to help find out what might be a good ‘next step’ for you!
Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/mThfAXfNuonHHltT2

Guest speaker Erin Whitmer on 11/25

We are excited to have Erin Whitmer as our special Guest Speaker the weekend after Thanksgiving! Erin is a blogger and speaker from outside Richmond, Virginia. She’s wife to Mike and mom to two dirty but hysterical boys, Noah and Avry. Her road to faith was long and messy and it was God’s grace after a family tragedy that transformed and redeemed her. His mission now is to help women find faith in the fray of everyday chaos at erinwhitmer.com. Erin is obsessed with things that sparkle and shoe sales, and when she’s not speaking or writing, you can find her make-up free wearing a baseball cap and catching up on laundry.

Erin will be sharing part of her testimony and a powerful message with our church family on November 25th. So, after you have eaten a great Thanksgiving meal, shopped ‘til you dropped, and watched football for hours... JOIN US Sunday morning, November 25!

Newcomers lunch

Are you new around CLife in the past few months? Are you looking to connect more or find out more about our church? Do you want a free lunch? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘YES!’… then join us! We’d love a chance to get to know you and well, we all have to eat, right? Please RSVP if you are able to come!


When: Sunday, December 9, 12:30—2:30pm

Location: Scott & Becky Mann’s home, 511 Walker Street, Radford

RSVP: Pastor Renee Hidalgo, 540-818-6267 or renee@clife.church

Youth wintercamp is coming soon!

WINTERCAMP 2019 is coming! We are looking forward to a retreat weekend filled with worship, teaching and fun! The theme of the weekend is "Stand Firm (1 Corinthians 16:13)." Our students will be challenged in their everyday realities of teenage life to live a life that is set apart in their convictions, relationships, and daily decisions for Christ. Besides dynamic camp sessions including Worship and a message from God's Word, there will also be a chance to enjoy the water park at Great Wolf Lodge!

The cost for the camp is $145 per camper, with a $75 deposit due by December 15. (If finances are a hindrance, PLEASE contact Pastors Rod or Renee to see availability of scholarships.)

When: Friday, February 1 (leave in the morning) thru Sunday, February 3 (return around 5pm)

Who: All Youth 6th thru 12th grade

Cost: $145 per camper ($75 deposit due by December 15)

Location: Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg, VA

To register, please contact: Cat Mansdoerfer, catchrist@vt.edu or 703.999.4989

youth going to ignite service

All Youth (6th—12th Grade) are invited to join us for Ignite service "Youth" Edition for worship & teaching the fourth Wednesday of each month! We will meet at the CLife Hub (331 W. Main Street, Radford) at 6:30pm. Service is from 7—8:30pm and we will return to the Hub around 9pm. 

Please let us know if you plan to come and if you will need a ride so we can have enough cars and drivers! You can also meet us there! The address is Ignite Life Pacific College in Christiansburg 100 W. Main Street, Christiansburg. Please contact Cat Mansdoerfer to let us know if you are coming!  

When: Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30—9pm

Contact: Cat Mansdoerfer, catchris@vt.edu or 703-999-4989 

community group leaders gathering


Around CLife, our Community Group Leaders are our HEROES! All Community Group Leaders, please plan to join us for a special gathering on Sunday, December 2nd from 5—7:30pm! Also (very important!)… if you are not currently a Community Group Leader, but might be interested in finding out more, WE NEED YOU! Please contact Pastor Rod or Renee today if this might be an area that you would be interested in exploring!

When: Sunday, December 2nd, 5—7:30pm

Location: CLife Hub, 331 W. Main Street, Radford

RSVP: Pastor Renee Hidalgo, 540-818-6267 or renee@clife.church

bobcat backpack program

There are kids right in our own community who have food insecurities, and our friends at The Bobcat Backpack Program step in to meet those needs by sending food home with the kids for the weekend. And, CLife has committed to providing help with the packing on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5pm at the Presbyterian Church of Radford (201 4th Street, Radford).

Do you have about 45 minutes to join us and make a difference in our community? Please contact Matt Moore with any questions or if you can plan to come out! Thanks for being a church that CARES and SHOWS UP!

Date: November 15th, 5pm

Location: 201 4th Street, Radford

Contact: Matt Moore, 
mmoore.nrv@gmail or 540.818.2573 

youth thanksgiving dinner

All Jr. High & High School Youth (6th - 12th grade) are invited to our annual YOUTH THANKSGIVING DINNER! Dress in your fancy clothes (yet comfy!), invite a friend or two to join you, and come hang out for a delicious meal and a time of celebrating Thanksgiving together!

When: Monday, November 19, 7—8:30pm

Where: Brick House Pizza (311 W Main Street, Radford)

What to Bring: Girls bring a side dish, Guys bring a dessert, Everyone bring a friend!

Attire: Fancy (yet comfy!) clothes!

Contact: Catherine Mansdoerfer, 703-999-4989 or catchris@vt.edu

Kids Christmas Song

Our children are helping lead our church family into worship on Sunday, December 16th with a Christmas song! This is going to be a great experience for kids to learn more about worship through an organized song. It will definitely be a blessing for the parents and guests as well! If your child is in Kindergarten—5thgrade and would like to participate, please sign up with Hannah Burnette no later than November 18th.

When & Where: Rehearsals will take place after church at Riverlawn Elementary from 12:15—1:15pm beginning November 4th. Rehearsal dates will be November 4th, 18th & 25th and December 2nd & 6th. The final rehearsal will be from 9:30- 10:30am before our service on December 16th. Snack will be provided each week during our after church rehearsal.

Contact our Children’s Administration, Hannah Burnette, hanburnette@gmail.com or 540-831-8811 to sign-up  or with any questions!