Announcements, 11.7.12

This week’s sermon text: On Sunday Erik will preach on Acts 21:37-22:22. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. *COMING UP THIS WEEK*

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

Baby Shower for Kari Hershey: All the ladies of City Church are invited to a Baby Shower celebrating the pending arrival of Kari and Jon Hershey’s baby. It will be held at Rebecca Hendrix’ house on Saturday, November 10th, at 3pm. Please RSVP to Rebecca if you plan to attend: rebeccabhendrix@gmail.com.

Parking on Sunday: We will not have access to the parking deck on Sunday, November 11th. There should be plenty of on-street parking available, but please take that into consideration as you leave for Sunday's service.

*NEW*

Loaves & Fishes: Our next opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for those who need it will be on Sunday, November 18th. We’ll meet at the Conrad Center (1400 Oliver Hill Way) from 11am to 2pm. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Blake Stack at blakestack@yahoo.com.

Friday Night Dinner: We are organizing another Friday night potluck in various homes throughout Richmond on November 16th. This is a casual dinner open to all people – members, visitors, neighbors, etc. – and will provide a chance for us to get to know new people within our community. The host of each home will provide the main dish and each attendee (up to 12 per house) can bring a side of their choosing to share with the group. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP no later than Tuesday, November 13th, to Rebecca Hendrix at rebeccabhendrix@gmail.com and she will be in touch with details.

Update on Tucker Sibiga: On Monday, November 26th, Baby Tucker will be transferred from the NICU at Henrico Doctors Hospital up to Boston Children’s Hospital to continue his care. It’s expected that Ellie and Tommy will be up there with him for a couple months. City Church is collecting gift cards for food, gas, and groceries to lighten their financial load during this time. If you have a gift card you’d like to contribute, please pass them along to Caley Crawford or leave them in the offering basket. If you’d like to make a financial contribution to Tommy and Ellie directly, you can do so via PayPal on their blog: tommyandellie.com.

Bless Richmond: On Sunday, November 18th at 6pm, Christians from dozens of congregations in Richmond will gather to give thanks to Jesus, pray for Richmond, and feed the hungry. This event will take place at U-Turn Sports Performance Academy (2101 Maywill Street Richmond); please bring canned food donations to benefit the Central Virginia Foodbank. For more on this event, visit blessrichmond.com.

Save the Date: Seminar on Early Childhood! On Saturday, December 8th from 9am to noon, we will host Graham Scharf as he leads a seminar entitled "Early Childhood: The Apprenticeship of Being Human." Location TBD. Childcare will be provided for a small fee. Stay tuned for more details!

*REMINDERS*

Host an International Student for Thanksgiving: We’re hoping to connect some international students with families wiling to include them in their Thanksgiving celebrations this year. If you’re interested in hosting, please contact Huey Lee at hueyhlee@gmail.com.

Interested in volunteering with City Church? We’re getting ready to set up the first part of our volunteer rotation for 2013, and we’re always looking for volunteers to help out with various aspects of the Sunday service: welcome team, baking communion bread, working in the nursery, etc. If you’re interested in serving the church in this way, please contact Val (val@citychurchrva.com).

 

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