Announcements, 1.25.11

*NEW* Mercy Fund, 1/30 As this week's service falls on 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*

Move to Beth Ahabah (updated info!) City Church will be moving its Sunday afternoon worship service to Beth Ahabah Synagogue (1117 W. Franklin St.) beginning in February 6th.  While the current building has served us well for the last 4 1/2 years, the bigger space at Beth Ahabah will allow us to welcome more people to worship and to serve our children and our community better. If you have questions about this transitions, please feel free to contact Andrew Bleckley (ableckley[at] gmail.com) or Erik (erik [at] citychurchrva.com).

Please check out these FAQs about the Beth Ahabah transition: http://www.citychurchrva.com/site/2011/01/city-church-services-moving-to-beth-ahabah/

Mercy and Justice Roundtables, 1/30 Have you been wanting to learn more about the mercy and justice efforts of City Church? Are you interested in serving others and building relationships with the vulnerable and often marginalized in our City? Come to our upcoming Mercy and Justice Roundtables on Sunday, January 30th from 5:45 to 7:00 after church. We'll eat a meal together while discussing some of the relief efforts, development work, and broader justice initiatives we're participating in. (Need more information? Contact Blake Stack at blakestack [at] yahoo.com).

City Church Basics, 2/11 & 2/12 The next session of City Church Basics is scheduled for February 11th and 12th. Church Basics explains who we are as a church and what it means to be a member. It is a necessary step towards formally joining the church, although membership is not required. Contact Erik (erik [at] citychurchrva.com) with questions and for more info.