Announcements, 5.19.10

*REMINDERS* (With updated information!) Vespers, May 23 All are invited to join us for our monthly Vespers service immediately following this Sunday's service. This is a time for us to share a meal and discussion about various events and opportunities within the church. Please bring a dish to share. After our meal the finance team will present the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year and the missions team will give a brief update on upcoming City Church Missions Trips.

Women's retreat, 6/12-6/13 Women's Weekend is set for June 12-13th.  It will be held at Ann Douglas Enghauser's parents' cabin in Cumberland County (about 50 minutes from Richmond). Please RSVP to Lindsey Stack  (lindseystack [at] yahoo.com) by June 4 if you plan on attending. The cost will be $15 per person.

Progressive Dinner, June 5 The Pryors, the Walkers, and the Catrows will be hosting a progressive dinner in their Northside neighborhood on Saturday, June 5 at 7pm. All are welcome! If you would like to participate or have questions, please contact Jennifer Walker (jennifer.p.walker [at] gmail.com or 804-516-8278).

Nashville Flood Relief As many of you are aware, the Nashville, TN, area recently sustained devastating floods. In order to help with the relief and recovery efforts there, you are invited to make a special designated gift to City Church to help out. We will collect these gifts the next two Sundays and then send them to relief efforts through our denomination. If you feel called to contribute, please write "Nashville flood relief" in the memo line. Also, a couple of people are planning a trip to Nashville at end of the May with hopes to help. If you are interested, let Erik know (erik@citychurchrva).

*NEW*

East End Design Charrette, Opening Session June 2 At 5pm on June 2, the City of Richmond, Bon Secours, and DPZ (a renowned planning firm) are holding a design charrette for the the Richmond's East End at Robinson Theatre (2903 Q Street).  A charrette is a term used to describe a public participatory design workshop (http://www.charretteinstitute.org/charrette.html).  This event is the opening session that will kick off a week long workshop to create plans for growth and development for the 25th Street/Nine Mile Road corridor. All are invited to participate, share ideas, and voice concerns with the design team (especially those of you that just completed the Sidewalks in the Kingdom book study). This will be a great opportunity to expand our understanding of current needs and future plans for the East End in a week-long event full of analysis, problem solving, and design.  For further details, contact Andrew Bleckley (ableckley [at] gmail.com).

Have a wonderful week!