Announcements, 10.5.11

*NEW* City Church Forum – begins Thursday! 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”. Learn more about City Church Forum here: http://www.citychurchrva.com/site/2011/09/city-church-forum/

Elders Meeting City Church Elders will be meeting this Sunday. If you any questions, concerns, or prayer requests you would like them to address, please email Erik at erik [at] citychurchrva.com.

Baby Shower for Caley Crawford Save the date for a baby shower honoring Caley Crawford on Saturday, October 15th at 2pm, 4510 Park Avenue, 23221. Please RSVP to Mary Katherine Peters by Saturday, October 8th at mktpeters [at] gmail.com.

Serve a shift, bring a friend! –  Loaves & Fishes – Sunday, October 16 If you’d like to help out at the next session of Loaves and Fishes scheduled for Sunday, October 16th, please put your name down for a shift on our electronic sign-up sheet found at http://signupgenius.com/go/october910. (Spots may be limited depending on the shift). Loaves and Fishes is a practical way for us as a church community to demonstrate Christ’s love to those in need of a meal in our city. If you have any questions, please contact Blake at blakestack [at] yahoo.com.

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.

*REMINDERS*

Meals for the Bourgeois Family We will be coordinating meals for Mary Clarke and John (and their visiting family) for a few weeks as they adjust to life at home with Baby Leo. To sign up, visit takethemameal.com. The last name is ‘Bourgeois’ and the password is ‘babyleo’. Favorite take-out options have also been listed, so feel free to sign up even if you don’t consider yourself a cook. If you have questions, please contact Meg Haden at megchapin@gmail.com.

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). Remaining class dates are: 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.

Transformational Truth with Dr. Douglas Stuart 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/

*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’re planning on coming, please email Jennifer Murphy at jennifer [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 – October 22nd 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.

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. 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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