Announcements, 10.19.11

*NEW* Vespers -- THIS SUNDAY All are welcome to take part in our monthly Vespers meeting on Sunday, October 23rd in the fellowship hall of Beth Ahabah (just downstairs from the sanctuary) immediately following our regular service. This is a time for us to share a meal and talk more about the vision of City Church. This Sunday, James Murphy will speak about some of City Church missionary partners. Please bring a dish to share. Remember: no pork or shellfish products are allowed in Beth Ahabah.

Downtown Lunch -- begins Thursday, October 27th Starting Thursday, October 27th, City Church will hold monthly lunches downtown. Erik will speak for 10 to 15 minutes and then we will share a meal and a conversation around the table. This month we will meet from 12pm to 1pm at Peking (1302 E. Cary Street). All are welcome!

Mercy Fund -- October 30th On October 30th (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*

Apple Picking at Carter Mountain -- THIS SATURDAY Everyone is 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’re planning to meet in the parking lot of Martin’s in Carytown at 9am on Saturday, October 22nd to caravan/car pool. If you’re planning on coming, please email Valerie Catrow at val [at] citychurchrva.com to RSVP so we know to wait for you. To learn more about Carter Mountain, stop by their website: http://www.cartermountainorchard.com/.

Indelible Grace -- THIS SATURDAY Stony Point Church (2330 Buford 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.

City Church Forum 2 -- October 27th Our next installment of our City Church Forum will take place on Thursday, October 27th from 7:30 to 9pm at the Joel House at Beth Ahabah (1123 W. Franklin Street). Amy Julia Becker will be speaking about her book, A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny, a ‘momoir’ reflecting on Amy Julia’s life as the mother of a daughter born with Down Syndrome and grace she has received from the experience.

Church-Based Community Development Training (CCDA): October 29th, 9am-4pm Noel Castellanos, CEO of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) will be facilitating a training on how to love our under-resourced neighbors and neighborhoods through church-based community development ministry. The cost is $35 (includes lunch). Please contact Blake Stack at blakestack [at] yahoo.com for more information.

*UPCOMING EVENTS*

Love 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). 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 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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