Announcements, 10.24.12

This week’s sermon text: On Sunday Erik will pick back up with our series on Acts this week by preaching from chapter 21, verses 1-17. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. *COMING UP THIS WEEK*

**Please note: There will be no Christian Formation class this Sunday**

Prayer tomorrow: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church tomorrow, October 25th from 7am-8am at the church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 105).

Details on the Harvest Party: The City Church Harvest Party is this Saturday, October 27th at 4pm! For more details (including directions), please read this post on the City Church website. If you have any questions (or are interested in helping out on the day of the party) send val@citychurchrva.com an email and let her know!

City Group Information Session on Sunday: Interested in learning more about City Groups? There will be a brief informational session on Sunday after our worship service.

Healing Service: The City Church elders will lead a healing service on Sunday, October 28th at 7:30pm in Beth Ahabah Chapel. We encourage anyone with chronic illnesses or conditions to join us to receive prayer and support. Contact Erik at erik@citychurchrva.com with questions.

Mercy Fund on 10/28: 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.

*NEW*

Welcome to the world, Baby Eli! Eli Mackay Murphy was born at 6:59pm on Friday, October 19th, weighing in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces. We will coordinate meals for Jennifer, James, and Jack as they adjust to life at home with Eli. If you're interested in serving them in this way, sign up at takethemameal.com; the last name and password are both 'Murphy'. Contact Leah Eldridge (leah.j.eldridge@gmail.com).

Spend Less. Give More. Raise Funds this Advent for the Living Hope School. This Advent, City Church will pause to consider what it mean's to celebrate Christ's birth by spending less on things that distract us and giving more of ourselves to others in need. To do so we've partnered with an RVA startup, inLieu, to raise funds for the Living Hope School in Amuria, Uganda. If you would like more information, you can contact Geoff Weathersby at geoff@inlieugiving.com or attend the information session after church on November 4th at 6:00 in the Joel House.
The Heresy of Orthodoxy: The Richmond Center for Christian Study will host The Heresy of Orthodoxy: How Contemporary Culture’s Fascination with Diversity has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianityon Friday, November 9th at 7pm at Sycamore Presbyterian Church (510 Coalfield Road in Midlothian). Dr. Michael J. Kruger (Academic Dean, Reformed Theological Seminary - Charlotte, NC) is the featured speaker. Refreshments and childcare provided. Register and get details at richmondstudycenter.org.
*REMINDERS*
Young Professionals Group: Needle’s Eye Ministry’s Fall session of their Young Professionals Group began on Tuesday and will continue to meet weekly through December 11th.This is an eight-week small group workshop for young professionals to explore issues like work-life balance, faith and work, goal setting and skills assessment. All sessions will take place from 6pm to 8pm at the Needle’s Eye office (104 Berrington Court, Richmond, VA 23221). Visit this link to sign up. Cost is $30.

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