Announcements, 9.21.10

*NEW* Mercy fund -- THIS SUNDAY As this week's service is the last Sunday of the month, we will be taking contributions to our Mercy Fund. The Mercy Fund is kept separate from our regular budget and is used to provide financial support to members of our congregation and community who are in need. Please prayerfully consider what you might be willing to contribute.

*REMINDERS*

Uganda Missions Trip Uganda Trip. Pastor Erik, Sean Rhorer, and Nate Mathews are going to Uganda on a missions trip to visit City Church member, Jake Lyell, in Amuria (eastern, central Uganda). Please check out the City Church website (citychurchrva.com) and Jake's website (jakelyell.com) for more information about Jake's work there. If you are interested in supporting the trip financially, please make checks payable to City Church with Uganda Trip in the memo line. You can also read Jake's latest update here.

Congregation Meeting -- THIS SUNDAY City Church will hold a brief (15 minute) congregational meeting directly following worship on Sunday, September 26th. At this meeting, Erik will explain the time-line for particularization (i.e. the process through which we become a 'real church') and members will vote on a couple of items.

Vespers -- THIS SUNDAY All are invited to join us for our monthly Vespers service immediately the congregational meeting on Sunday, September 26th. 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! Save the Date: Hymn Sing, 10/16 On Saturday, October 16th, Alex Mejias of High Street Hymns will be leading a Hymn Sing co-sponsored by City Church and West End Presbyterian. The Hymn Sing will be at 7:30 PM at will take place at Beth Ahabah Synagogue (1117 W. Franklin St.)

City Groups City Church isn't just a worship service. City Groups are smaller groups that meet at various times in people's homes each week to share life, experience Christ, and reach the city. If you're interested in joining a City Group, but haven't yet gotten connected to one, mail John Bourgeois john [at] citychurchrva.com.