Announcments, 5.26.10

*NEW* Welcome to the world, Ailey McGee! Kristen, Jay, and Sam McGee welcomed Ailey Anne at 1pm on Sunday, May 23. She weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces. Congratulations to the McGee Family!

If you're interested in providing the McGee family with a meal now that they are home from the hospital, stop by takethemameal.com to sign up. They are listed under the name "McGee" and the password is "CCR."

Mercy Fund, 5/30 This Sunday we will take up a special mercy fund offering. Whatever is given will be kept separate from our general budget and will be used to aid those in our congregation and community, who have emergency needs. Please prayerfully consider what you might give.

*REMINDERS* East End Design Charrette, Opening Session, 6/2 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).

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, 6/5 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).