The clergy will never reach out via email to ask you to purchase gift cards. A periodic scam goes out, usually disguised as an email from the Rector, asking for help and for the recipient to be in touch. These emails do not come from our domain (@christchurchnewbern.com), and there is usually something abnormal about how the sender’s name is spelled. If you receive such an email, feel free to call to verify. This scam has targeted clergy across denominations and across the country. But know that such a request will never come from one of us.