Announcements, 2.20.13

This week’s sermon text: This Sunday John Bourgeois will continue our series on the life of David with a sermon on 1 Samuel 16:14-23. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. **COMING UP THIS WEEK**

Mercy Fund: As this is the last Sunday of the month, we will take up a special mercyfund offering. Whatever is given will be kept separate from our general budget and will be used to aid those in our congregation, and in our community, who have emergency needs. Please prayerfully consider what you might give.

**NEW**

Welcome, Baby Haden! William "Chapin" Haden arrived at 3:38pm on Tuesday, February 19th, weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. City Church will coordinate meals for Meg and Jon-Marc over the next several weeks as they adjust to life at home with Chapin. If you're interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com. The log-in and password are both 'Haden'. Please contact Melise Rowan at melise930@gmail.com with questions.

Faith & Finances: Financial stewardship is an important, but easily overlooked topic for the church and for individual believers.On Saturday, March 2nd (9:30-11am), City Church will host an interactive workshop designed to help you explore financial-related questions like: Why is money important to God? How does God want us to use our money? The discussion will explore what Scripture has to say about money and how our faith impacts our financial decisions. We will meet in The Edgeworth Building, 2100 East Cary Street, Suite 201, Richmond, VA 23223. Please contact Glenn Nunziata (glenn.nunziata@ey.com) or Andrew Bleckley (ableckley@gmail.com) if you're interested in coming or have questions.

Interesting in continuing to work for the Common Good? Back in January, City Church helped with CommonGoodRVA, a two-day conference focused on helping Christians exercise vocational stewardship for the common good of Richmond. If you're interested in helping to organize and take part in other events like CommonGoodRVA, please contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com) for details.

**REMINDERS**

Meals for the Keltonics:  City Church will help provide meals for Johnny and Reilly for the next few weeks as they continue to adjust to life at home with their new baby boy, Kade (born February 9th). If you’re interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com. The log-in and password are ‘Keltonic’.

Meals for the Fishers: City Church will help provide meals for Jenny, Matt, and big brother Cash as they adjust to life with their newest family member, Clarabelle (born February 6th). If you’re interested in serving them in this way, please email Ashley Biskey at ashley.biskey@gmail.com and she’ll get you added to the list.

New Saturday City Group: Our newest City Group will hold its second meeting this Saturday, February 23rd at 4pm-6pm at Glenn & Laura Nunziata’s home. All are welcome to attend. We will be meeting every other week, and enjoying a meal together once a month. If you have children, bring them! We will hire childcare and share the costs among the parents. While this City Group is family-friendly, we would love to have a diverse group of people attend, so please come whether you are single, married, a parent, or not. Please contact Laura Nunziata for more information: ljnunziata@gmail.com.

Lent Readings and Activities: Last Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) marked the beginning of Lent, the six weeks leading to Easter–the Church’s greatest holiday (holy day). For more on how you can use these coming weeks to prepare for and reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus, please read this post from Erik on the City Church website. There you’ll find a helpful explanation of what the season of Lent represents, information on how City Church will observe this time in the Church calendar, and links to additional resources.