Announcements, 1.18.12

This week's sermon text: Our series on Acts continues this week with Acts 1:12-26. If you’d like to read ahead, you can read the ESV version here. Sunday's service: Due to a previously scheduled event at Beth Ahabah, we will hold this Sunday's service at our regular time (4pm) at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Grace Covenant is located just a few blocks up from Beth Ahabah at 1627 Monument Avenue. There is a parking lot with limited spaces located directly behind Grace Covenant, but street parking is also available. We will still hold Children’s Worship and provide nursery care during this service.

*NEW*

Welcome to the world, Baby Hall! Olivia and Andrew Hall welcomed Ephraim Louis Hall at 1:05pm on January 13th. Ephraim weighed in at 7 lb 11.5 oz. and was 21 inches long. We are coordinating meals for Olivia and Andrew over the next several weeks as they adjust to life at home with their new baby boy. If you're interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com to sign up. The last name is "Hall" and the password is "Hall" -- then just click on their name on the list that pops up. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Bryant at emilykaybryant@gmail.com.

City Church Prayer -- TOMORROW: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church on Thursday, January 19th from 7-8am at the church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 105).

Congratulations, Deacons! Last Sunday the members of City Church elected Andrew Bleckley, David Boyce, Patrick Shay, and Blake Stack as deacons. Their ordination will take place at our service on January 29th. A reception will immediately follow the service (this will be much like our monthly Vespers dinner; stay tuned for more details).

*REMINDERS*

Downtown Lunch -- TOMORROW: Our next Downtown Lunch will be on Thursday, January 19th from noon to 1pm. We will do a ‘bring your own’ lunch at a new location: Macaulay & Burtch, P.C., 1015 E. Main Street. John Bourgeois will share for 5 to 10 minutes after which we’ll share a meal and a conversation around the table. (We will be back at the Riverfront Investment Group on February 16th.)

Friday Night Supper – January 20th: Are you looking for ways to meet or get to know different people at City Church? Join us for a casual potluck dinner at various homes around Richmond on Friday, January 20th. The host of each home will provide the main dish and each attendee (up to 12 at each house) can bring a side of their choosing. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, January 18th, to Rebecca Hendrix at rebeccabhendrix@gmail.com and she will be in touch with details.

Baby Shower for Eniko Rumrill - January 21st: Save the date for a baby shower to welcome the Rumrill baby on Saturday, January 21st at 10am. The shower will be held at Kristen McGee’s home. Please RSVP to Lindsey Stack at lindseystack@yahoo.com for details.

seeJesus RUTH Seminar – January 21st & 22nd: West End Presbyterian Church (9008 Quioccasin Road) is hosting a RUTH Seminar on Friday, January 20th (6:15-9pm) and Saturday, January 21st (beginning at 8:30am). Paul Miller will lead this seminar focused on how Ruth’s story teaches us about the covenantal, binding love of God. The cost is $34 and includes materials and continental breakfast. Visit www.seejesus.net for more info and to register.

CARITAS: We have a unique opportunity to serve the homeless of Richmond coming up starting on January 28th. As part of the CARITAS ministry, Bethlehem Lutheran — located one block from Beth Ahabah — will be sheltering homeless men from around Richmond through February 3rd.  Volunteers (especially men) would be needed to stay overnight and extend hospitality to those coming to the shelter. We may also have an opportunity to help provide a meal during this week. For more information, contact James Eggleston at eggleston.james@gmail.com or sign up to help at http://tinyurl.com/CityChurchCARITAS.

*COMING UP*

Spring Christian Formation Classes: We will offer two Christian formation classes this Spring. All classes will be held on Sunday evenings in the Joel House from 5:45-6:45pm. See below for details and contact John Bourgeois (john@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

Christ in Genesis: 6 Weeks on Reading Genesis as a Christian: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 Who Needs Theology? Answers to our Current Questions: 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20

Uganda Missions Trip: City Church is planning a missions trip to Uganda for August 2012. The team will be visiting and supporting the work at Living Hope Uganda (livinghopeug.org), a private Christian primary school with which City Church member, Jake Lyell, has been working closely. We are particularly looking for women who are interested in being a part of the trip. If you have questions or want more information, please contact James Murphy (jamesmurphyp@gmail.com).

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