Announcements, 11.30.10

*NEW* Advent Readings Click here for a document prepared by West End Presbyterian Church to provide readings and reflections during Advent. Please use it as a devotional resource this Advent. City Church Volunteer Opportunities If you're looking for a way to get more plugged into the life of City Church, we're always looking to add volunteers to our various ministry teams. Music, Facilities Set-up, and Nursery are eager to involve more people from church. Contact Val (val [at] citychurchrva.com) if you're interested and she'll direct you to the appropriate ministry team leader.

*REMINDERS*

Sharing about City Church Uganda Trip -- This Wednesday Please join us Wednesday December 1 for a time of sharing from Pastor Erik Bonkovsky, Nate Mathews, and Sean Rhorer about their recent trip to Uganda. They will be offering stories and pictures from the trip at Rev It Up (1211 W. Main Street) starting at 7pm.  We hope to see you there!  For more information, feel free to email Sean (seanrhorer [at] gmail.com)

STEP Christmas Store -- This Saturday STEP (Strategies to Elevate People) will hold a Christmas Store for parents from the Gilpin Court neighborhood on Saturday, December 4, 10am-2pm at Eternity Church (1900 Chamberlayne Avenue).  The Christmas Store offers parents from low income urban communities the dignity of providing gifts for their families without breaking the bank. We would love to bring several volunteers from City Church to the event to help set up before, play with children as their parents shop, and interact with the families over lunch.  STEP also needs gift donations! All gifts should be new with the purchase price still on them.  Please contact Lauren Massey lbmassey [at] gmail.com if you are interested in participating or making a toy donation.

When Helping Hurts Discussion -- This Sunday Our discussion on the book "When Helping Hurts" will continue on Sunday, December 5 at 2:30pm at the Harvest Renewal Building. We will be discussing chapters 7-9. If you have questions about this study, please contact Blake Stack at blakestack [at] yahoo.com.

City Church Christmas Open House, 12/11 City Church will have a Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 11 at 7pm at Daniel and Jennifer Walker's house. All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!