Announcements, 8.22.12

This week's sermon text: Erik will preach on Acts 17:1-15 on Sunday. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. *PLEASE NOTE*

Fall Volunteer Schedule: I will send out the volunteer schedule for September-December later this week. Please keep an eye out for it. Once it's sent out, if you do volunteer at City Church during our regular services, please make sure you are able to serve on the days for which you are scheduled and notify your team leader should you see any conflicts.

*THIS WEEK*

Summer Supper Series: Our next Summer Supper is scheduled for Saturday, August 25th at Fox Elementary School (2300 Hanover Avenue) at 5pm. We will provide the main dish; you just need to bring a side or a dessert. Contact Erik with questions (erik@citychurchrva.com).

Mercy Fund: As this is 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.

City Capernaum (Youth with Disabilities) Interest Meeting: City Capernaum is a ministry that seeks to share the love and grace of Jesus with kids with disabilities in our city. This fall, we’re excited to be hosting club twice a month and we would love for you to consider serving with us, both in small and big ways. Come out to an interest meeting on Sunday, August 26th at 6pm after church in the Joel House to learn more (pizza to be served). Contact Blake Stack at blakestack@yahoo.com for additional information.

*NEW*

Local Health Ministry Tour of CrossOver Clinic: CrossOver Health Ministry seeks to provide compassionate health care to more than 6300 low-income patients yearly, making it Virginia's largest free health care clinic. On Tuesday, August 28th at 6pm, several folks from City Church will be taking a tour of the downtown office (108 Cowardin Avenue) to learn more about partnership opportunities. If you would like to join us, please contact Blake Stack at blakestack@yahoo.com for details.

*IMPORTANT REMINDERS*

Save the Date for Fall Women's Studies: This Fall, City Church will continue to gather for Women's Bible studies. There will be two different meeting times--Monday evenings at 7:30pm and Wednesday mornings at 9:30am (childcare provided for a small fee); these studies will begin in mid-September. More details to come.  Please contact Meg Haden, meg@citychurchrva.com, with any questions.

Pregnancy Resource Center Volunteer Training: The Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond will begin its volunteer training on Saturday, September 15th and will continue on Thursdays, either in the morning or the evening, until October 11th. The PRC is looking for  men and women who hold a biblical worldview of life and have a desire to compassionately serve people who may be unprepared for pregnancy. To register: please contact Laura Huitt at lhuitt@prcrichmond.org or 804-673-2020 by August 31st.  For more info about the PRC and the volunteer opportunities please visit friendsofprcrichmond.org. Contact Caley Crawford at caleywcrawford@gmail.com with questions.

Open Teaching Positions at Peter Paul Development Center: The Peter Paul Development Center (located in Richmond’s East End) is in search of part-time teachers for their after school academic program for grades 2-6 and High School. If you’re interested in learning more about the postion (and about PPDC), please contact the Director of Instructional Enrichment (and City Church member) Ingrid deRoo at ingrid.a.deroo@gmail.com.

Gift Cards for the Sibigas & Updates on Tucker: We are collecting gas card and gift cards for Ellie and Tommy Sibiga as a way to help support them as they spend much of their time in the NICU at Henrico Doctors Hospital with their baby boy, Tucker. If you’re interested in contributing to this, gas stations nearby include Kroger, Wawa, and Sheetz. Nearby restaurants include Panera, Chick-Fil-A, Arby’s, Westbury Pharmacy, Moe’s, Melito’s, and Superstars. Gift cards can be passed along to Caley Crawford during Sunday services or dropped off at the City Church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 105).

If you’d like to learn more about additional ways we are working to care for Ellie, Tommy, and Tucker (walking their dog, helping out around the house, etc.), please email Caley at caleywcrawford@gmail.com.

For updates on how Tucker is doing and how you can be praying for the Sibiga family, be sure to check out Tommy and Ellie’s blog: tommyandellie.com.

Interested in Joining a Small Group? City Groups are co-ed small groups that gather to experience Christ, share life & truth, pray for one another, and serve RVA. Groups will be starting up after Labor Day. Interested? Email John Bourgeois at john@citychurchrva.com

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