Announcements, 2.6.13

This week’s sermon text: This Sunday Erik will continue our series on the life of David with a sermon on 1 Samuel 8:1-9 and 15:1-37-14. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. **COMING UP THIS WEEK**

New Saturday City Group: A new City Group will begin on this Saturday, February 9th from 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.

Parking on Sunday: We will not have access to the parking deck this Sunday. There should be plent of on-street parking available, but please plan ahead.

Session Meeting: The City Church elders will meet on Sunday, February 10th for their monthly session meeting. If you have any questions, concerns, or prayer requests you'd like to have addressed, please contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com).

2012 Giving Receipts: Statements outlining each household's financial contributions for the 2012 calendar year were emailed out on Friday, February 1st. If you did not receive a copy of your statement (or have questions) please contact Valerie Catrow at val@citychurchrva.com.

**NEW**

Welcome to the world, Baby Fisher! Clarabelle Lois Fisher was born at 5:28 this morning -- 7 pounds, 8 ounces and 20 inches long. City Church will help provide meals for Jenny, Matt, and big brother Cash as they adjust to life with Clarabelle. 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.

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 Febryary 13th at Beth Ahabah (in the chapel) at 7pm. No childcare will be provided, but kids are welcome to attend.

City Church Newcomers Reception: We will host a informational session for City Church newcomers on Sunday, Friday 17th from 5:30-6pm in the basement/fellowship hall. This brief meeting will give those who are new to City Church a chance to meet some of the staff and learn more about the church as a whole. Feel free to pass this info along to those who might be interested in attending.

**REMINDERS**

Stewards of Children Training: The rate of child sexual abuse is staggering: 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by the time they are 18 (source). If you are interested in learning how to prevent, recognize, and react to child sexual abuse, please join us for Stewards of Children training. This course will be held specifically for City Church of Richmond by the organization SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). The information presented would be helpful for those who work or volunteer with children, and for parents, but it is designed for any individuals concerned for the safety of children.The class will take place Saturday, February 16th, from 9am-12pm at the Joel House. There is a fee of $10 that goes toward the workbook used during the class that is yours to keep. If you have any questions or would like to attend, please contact Jennifer Murphy at jennifer@citychurchrva.com.

Women’s Spring Bible Studies: City Church’s weekly women’s Bible studies are underway, but please still feel free to join us. You can choose between two study times: Mondays from 7:30-9pm (starting January 28th) or Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30am. Childcare is available for the Wednesday morning study at a cost of $10 per child ($20 maximum per family). Both studies will take place at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (1627 Monument Avenue). Visit this link to register. Contact Meg Haden at meg@citychurchrva.com with questions.

Supplies for Jenn Disse: We will be collecting items to send to Jenn Disse, a City Church member and missionary currently serving in South Sudan. Items needed/requested include: The Jesus Storybook Bible; children’s books set in Africa (new or gently used); markers; pens/pencils; teaching posters; maps; folders; anything teaching about Jesus, the Holy Spirt, and the fruits of the Spirit. Items can be brought to church through Sunday, February 24th. Contact Liz Morton (mcentee.liz@gmail.com) with questions.

Meals for the Marshalls: We are coordinating meals on Saturdays to support Jane and Mabel Marshall.  If you’re interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com.  The log-in is “Marshall” and the password is “Jane.”  Please contact Patrick Shay (patrickdavisshay@gmail.com) with questions.