Announcements, 4.6.10

*NEW* City Church NCAA Bracket Champion Congratulations to Jennifer Murphy on her victory in the 2nd Annual NCAA Bracket Challenge. She edged out her husband James for the victory and will be forever honored on our office plaque.

Loaves & Fishes, April 18 Our monthly opportunity to provide a meal for the hungry will take place on Sunday, April 18. We will meet at the Conrad Center (1400 Oliver Hill way) from 11am to 2pm to prepare and serve the meal. Please RSVP to Kira Disse (kmdisse [at] gmail.com) if you plan on attending.

*IMPORTANT REMINDERS*

Worship in Highland Park, THIS SUNDAY We will join with Lloyd Price's church (Grace Community Outreach) for worship at the Parks and Rec building in Hardy Park on April 11 (that's this Sunday). This is a great opportunity for us to live out our desire to partner with other churches in Richmond. Sunday School will begin at 10am and the service will start around 11am. Please bring a dish to share for our potluck supper with Grace Community Outreach after the service.

Islam, Literacy, and the Gospel, April 17 Many of us have the sense that Islam is growing in power and influence throughout the world as well as America.  How should Christians respond to Muslims amidst growing fear and violence in our world?  Why are some of the most impoverished countries primarily Muslim?  Jay McGee (Wycliffe Bible Translators) will be discussing these questions and exploring how we can share the gospel and promote peace by supporting literacy and education in Muslim communities around the world. This discussion will be taking place on Saturday, April 17 at 7:30 PM at Rev It Up (1211 W. Main St.).

Mini-course with Richmond Center for Christian Study The Richmond Center for Christian Study presents... "Suffering and the Resurrection: How to Understand the Pain in Our Lives and God's Overcoming Response", a weekend mini-course with Dr. Robert Peterson, professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.  Friday-Sunday, April 23-25.  Hosted by Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.  Advance registration is $15 ($20 for couples/families), $20 at the door ($25 for couples/families).  Saturday lunch, refreshments and childcare will be provided.  No registration fee for Sunday.  For registration and further scheduling info, go to http://richmondstudycenter.org.

L&F Food Donations Loaves and Fishes is looking for someone to help secure local food partnerships. Connecting with local farmers and stores who are willing donate food will cut our food costs for L&F and involve our whole community in feeding the hungry. This person will work directly with Kira Disse, our Loaves and Fishes coordinator. If interested, please contact blakestack [at] yahoo.com.