City Church Announcements, 2.16.10

*NEW* Lent Tomorrow marks the beginning of the church season of Lent, a time of repentance and reflection leading up to Easter. Please read this pdf about Lent to learn about ways that you can use the next 40 days to grow nearer to Jesus.

Roommate needed! Ladies, Kira Disse is in need of a roommate to share her apartment located in The Fan. Rent is $450 per month (plus utilities). If you are interested in hearing more about this, contact Kira at kmdisse [at] gmail.com.

*REMINDERS*

City Church Basics THIS WEEKEND The next session of City Church Basics has been moved to next weekend, February 19 & 20. It will take place from 7pm to 9:30pm that Friday and 9am to noon that Saturday in the church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 102). Church Basics explains who we are as a church and what it means to be a member. It is a necessary step towards formally joining the church, although membership is not required. Please confirm with Erik (erik [at] citychurchrva.com) if you plan on attending. Loaves & Fishes, THIS SUNDAY Our monthly opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for the hungry will take place on Sunday, December 20. We will be meeting at the Conrad Center (1400 Oliver Hill Way) from 11am to around 2pm. If you're interested in helping, please email Kira Disse at kmdisse [at] gmail.com.

Helping SynerGeo SynerGeo, a neighborhood art center that gives kids in Oregon Hill an opportunity to be creative in a safe, nurturing environment, has had a challenging financial year. There are two ways to help this great place (just a few blocks away from City Church!) keep serving the community: Buy some homemade brunswick stew for $7 a quart (to be picked up or delivered on February 27), or buy some plants to get ready for spring gardening season.  Contact Tess Shebaylo (shebaylo.tess [at] gmail.com) to order brunswick stew, and go here to order plants: http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?campaign_id=1265.