Announcements, 9.21.11

*NEW* Vespers -- THIS SUNDAY All are invited to join us for Vespers immediately following this week's service. This is a time for us to share a meal and talk more about the vision of City Church. This Sunday Jennifer Murphy will be sharing briefly about her new position as Children's Ministry Director and the church's goals for nursery and Children's Worship. Please bring a dish to share! Remember: no pork or shellfish products are allowed in Beth Ahabah.

Mercy Fund — THIS SUNDAY 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. Christian Formation Class -- Life Together: How the Gospel Bears on Our Friendships John Bourgeois and Jon-Marc Haden will be leading this 6-week class that will meet on Sundays from 6-7:30pm at the Joel House at Beth Ahabah (1123 W. Franklin Street). Class dates are: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, and 11/6, 11/13, and 11/20. Please bring $5 to each session to help offset the cost of dinner. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, contact John at john [at] citychurchrva.com.

City Church Forum -- begins October 6th This Fall City Church will be hosting "City Church Forum", a speaker series exploring the intersection of faith and life. Each of these forums will meet from 7:30-9pm in the Joel House at Beth Ahabah (1123 W. Franklin Street). We will start things off on Thursday, October 6th with a presentation/talk by Fritz Kling entitled "Global Mission, Local Commitment".

*REMINDERS*

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 experience Christ, share life, pray together and serve Richmond. City Groups serve City Church by creating a context for us to live out our community outside of Sunday afternoons. For more information contact John Bourgeois at john [at] citychurchrva.com or visit the link below:

http://www.citychurchrva.com/site/contact/city-groups/

Romania Reborn Concert — October 1st Join us on Saturday, October 1st at 7:30pm at the Domeneches’ home for a house concert in honor of the work of Romania Reborn (romania-reborn.org), an organization serving the needs of abandoned children in Romania since 1998. Dessert, wine, and cheese will be served and music will be provided by the Richmanian Ramblers. Contact Jeanne Domenech (jeanne.domenech [at] gmail.com) with questions.

*UPCOMING EVENTS* Apple Picking at Carter Mountain -- October 22nd All are invited to join us for a trip up to Carter Mountain in Charlottesville for a morning/afternoon of picking apples (and picking out pumpkins). We will be meeting in the parking lot of Martin's in Carytown at 9am on Saturday, October 22nd to caravan/car pool. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Murphy at jennifer [at] cityhchurchrva.com. To learn more about Carter Mountain, stop by their website: http://www.cartermountainorchard.com/

Indelible Grace -- October 22nd Stony Point Church (2330 Burford Road) will be hosting a concert by Indelible Grace on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10, $5 for students and children. Email Michael Bryant (michaelthomasbryant [at] gmail.com) for details.

Loves Your Kids Seminar — November 5th West End Presbyterian Church (9008 Quioccasin Road) will be hosting a one-day seminar for parents of young children (0-12 years). “Love Your Kids” is designed to grow in you the heart of God toward your children. Tickets are $25/couple for WEPC attendees; $65/couple outside of WEPC. Visit www.wepc.org to learn more and to register. Transformational Truth with Dr. Douglas Stuart — November 5th Needle’s Eye Ministries and Crestwood Presbyterian Church will be hosting an interactive seminar with Dr. Douglas Stuart, author of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth and How to Read the Bible Book by Book. The seminar will take place from 8:30am to 3pm at West End Assembly of God (401 N. Parham Road). Tickets are $25 (includes continental breakfast and lunch). Register by October 1st and receive the discounted rate of $20. For more information, visit the link below:

http://needleseyeministries.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/transformational-truth-with-dr-douglas-stuart/

Save the Date: City Church Harvest Party — November 19th (This is a change!) City Church will have our annual Harvest Party on Saturday, November 19th (rescheduled from November 5th) at 4pm at Richard and Eniko Rumrill's home in St. Stephens Church (directions to follow).

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