Announcements, 2.15.12

This week's sermon text: Our series on Acts continues this week by looking at Acts 2:42-47 and Acts 4:32-37. If you’d like to read ahead, you can look over the ESV version here and here. (Be sure to check out the reminders--lots going on over the next few weeks!)

*NEW*

Video update from Living Hope: Please take a moment to check out the latest update from Jake Lyell on Living Hope's chicken project posted on our website. You won't want to miss this! (If that link didn't work, copy and paste this into your browser: http://www.citychurchrva.com/site/2012/02/living-hope-chicken-project-a-success/).

Drinks with Friends: Ladies, please join us on Wednesday, February 29th at 7pm at Amanda Murray's house (2200 Floyd Avenue), for wine and food with women from City Church. This will be a laid-back time to meet and visit with new and old friends. Please bring a bottle of wine and/or some food to share!  We will have everything from heavy appetizers to desserts. Email Meg Haden (meg@citychurchrva.com) will questions.

Vespers on February 26th: All are welcome to take part in our monthly Vespers meeting on Sunday, February 26th 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. Please bring a dish to share. Remember: no pork or shellfish products are allowed in Beth Ahabah.

Helping Without Hurting: Brian Fikkert will be discussing his book, When Helping Hurts, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville on Saturday, March 10th during a one-day seminar. The seminar is intended to support the Church in loving people in their local neighborhoods who are materially poor. For more information about the event, check out http://charlottesville2012-eorgf.eventbrite.com/. If you're interested in attending, contact Blake Stack at blakestack@yahoo.com.

*REMINDERS*

Uganda Missions Trip Meeting: There will be a meeting for all interested in hearing more about the Uganda missions trip (scheduled for August of this year) TONIGHT at 7:30pm at the church office (1520 W. Main Street, suite 105). Contact James Murphy at jamesmurphyp@gmail.com with questions.

Downtown Lunch: Our next Downtown Lunch will take place on Thursday, February 16th from 12-1pm. We will do a ‘bring your own’ lunch and meet in the conference room of Riverfront Investment Group located at 1214 E. Cary Street. Erik will share for 5 to 10 minutes after which we’ll share a meal and a conversation around the table.

Loaves & Fishes: Our next opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for Loaves & Fishes will be THIS SUNDAY, February 19th. We will meet at the Conrad Center (1400 Oliver Hill Way) from 11am until 2pm. To RSVP, contact Kira Rhorer at kmdisse@gmail.com.

Ash Wednesday service: An Ash Wednesday service marking the beginning of Lent (a period that the Church has used to prepare for Easter through repentance) will be held on February 22nd at Beth Ahabah (in the chapel) at 7pm. No childcare will be provided.

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: God and Man, How it All Began: (remaining dates) 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

"The Movies and America: The Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture and What They Tell Us About Ourselves": The Richmond Center for Christian Study will host “The Movies and America: The Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture and What They Tell Us About Ourselves” with Dr. Drew Trotter, Executive Director of the Consortium of Christian Study Centers, on Friday, February 24th from 7:00-8:30pm aty St. Giles Presbyterian Church (5200 Grove Avenue). Refreshments and childcare will beprovided. Register and get details at http://richmondstudycenter.org or call 804-852-5151.

Online giving: City Church is now accepting online contributions and payments (through VISA, MasterCard, and Discover cards only). To learn more, visit the “Giving” page on our website. If you have any questions, please contact Val Catrow at val@citychurchrva.com.

*COMING UP*

City Church Basics: The next session of City Church Basics is scheduled for Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st. 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. If you’re planning on taking part in this next session, please RSVP to Val Catrow at val@citychurchrva.com. If you have additional questions, contact Erik at erik@citychurchrva.com.

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