**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT** We are in the process of making final edits to the summer volunteer schedule. We plan to send out the final schedule no later than the end of this week. Please keep an eye on your email for a copy of the schedule. Once it's sent out, please review it carefully and notify your team leader and/or arrange a swap/substitute should you have any conflicts.
**COMING UP THIS WEEK**
This week’s sermon text: This Sunday Erik will continue our study on David with a sermon on 1 Samuel 24. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.
Prayer tomorrow: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to prayfor City Church tomorrow, April 25th, from 7am-8am at the church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 105).
City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will take place this weekend on the evening of Friday, April 26th (7-9:30), and the morning of April 27th (9:30-noon). Church Basics explains who we are as a church and what it means to be a member. It is a necessary step towards formally joining the church, although membership is not required. If you’re interested in taking part in this session, get in touch with Val at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik at email@example.com.
Mercy fund: We will take up a special mercy fund offering at Sunday’s service, as we always do on the last Sunday of the month. 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.
Healing prayer service: This Sunday evening the leadership of the church will gather with anyone else interested to pray for healing. If you or someone you know needs physical/spiritual healing please join us at 7:30pm in the Beth Ahabah chapel. If you cannot attend but want us to pray, please email your prayer requests to Erik (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Men's weekend RSVPs needed by April 30th: This year's City Church Men's Weekend is quickly approaching! It will be held from 3pm Friday, May 10th through 4pm Saturday, May 11th at Chanco on the James (located about forty-five minutes south of Richmond). Please register through this link no later than Tuesday, April 30th. We need to be able to provide an accurate headcount by that day to make sure everyone has accommodations. Please contact Erik (email@example.com) with questions.
More info on summer mission projects: City Church will send out three teams on short-term mission projects this summer: one to Chatanooga, one to The Gambia, and one to S. Sudan. For more information on these projects (and for details on how to apply), please read this recent post from John Bourgeois, our pastoral intern. And please feel free to contact John (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you may have.
Needle's Eye Young Professionals Group (YPG) Spring Workshop: Is there more to life than being “successful” in the business and professional world? What is my purpose? Whose Kingdom am I serving? Join an eight-week small group workshop for young professionals (20s/30s) to discuss these questions, as well as exploring issues like work-life balance, vocation and calling and cultural Christianity verses authentic living. The YPG workshop will meet every Tuesday from May 7th through June 25th from 6-8pm at the Needle's Eye Office at 104 Berrington Court, Richmond, VA 23221. YPG is co-facilitated by J.C. Cancellari and Lisa Rattner – credentialed coaches and trainers, and utilizes nationally-tested resources for skills assessment and professional development. Cost is $30. Register here.
Moving to Grace Covenant: City Church will begin meeting at Grace Covenant (1627 Monument Avenue) beginning June 2nd (our services will still take place at 4pm). Please feel free to contact Erik (email@example.com) if you have questions or concerns regarding this move.
Money and the Heart Seminar: Whether you have more than enough or not enough money, handling it can feel like an extreme sport. In order to examine both the dangers of wealth and what your heart’s attitude as a believer could be towards wealth, please join Paul Miller, author of A Praying Life and Executive Director of seeJesus.net, who will be leading this seminar the evening of Friday, May 10th (6:30-9:15pm) and the morning of Saturday, May 11th (8:30am-12:30pm) at Stony Point Church (2330 Buford Road). Registration is available online at www.seejesus.net/events/
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