Announcements, 7.10.13

**COMING UP THIS WEEK** This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday John will preach on 2 Samuel 10. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Women's Social Event: Several women from City Church will be getting together at Lewis Ginter (1800 Lakeside Avenue) for Flowers After 5--we hope other ladies will join us! The theme for Flowers After 5 this week is all things German, including food, wine, and music. The event starts at 5pm and runs until 8pm. Admission is $10 and free for members; food and drink cost extra. For more information, feel free to contact Anne Taylor Robertson at annetaylor.robertson@gmail.com. Hope to see you there (kids are welcome)!

**NEW**

Welcome, Baby Lowe! Birdie Belle Lowe was born on July 4th at 4:39am--6 pounds, 9 ounces and 20 inches long. City Church will provide Megan and Brandon meals over the next several weeks as they adjust to life at home with their new baby girl. If you're interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com. Login is 'Lowe'; password is 'Birdie.' Contact Jenny Fisher at jennymomentrva@gmail.com with questions.

Mission Trip to Chattanooga! City Church will be sending a team of 8 people to Chattanooga at the end of July. If you are interested in supporting the team financially or through prayer, please email john@citychurchrva.com.

Men's Bible Studies: This summer there are two Men's Bible studies happening on Wednesday nights. If you're interested in getting involved, contact Jamie Mock, jamesmock5@gmail.com (Church Hill) or David Boyce, davidboyce11@gmail.com (The Fan).

Join the Welcome Team! Are you looking for a way to get more involved at City Church? The Welcome Team is looking for more volunteers to help with Sunday greeting and other social events (Friday Night Dinners, Harvest Party, etc). This is an easy way to get involved and serve without a huge time commitment. Ladies and Gentleman of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate - no previous experience necessary! Please contact Rebecca Hendrix if you are interested at rebeccabhendrix@gmail.com and she will provide more information.

**REMINDERS**

Day of Service on Saturday, July 20th: City Church and Grace Covenant are excited to host a day of service and reflection in an effort to deepen our understanding of the Christian call to “love mercy and seek justice.”  The day will begin with a potluck breakfast and a time of worship followed by an opportunity to serve with local nonprofit organizations such as the Richmond Justice Initiative and the Randolph Community Center. For full details (including an opportunity to register), visit this webpage. Contact Blake Stack at blakestack@icloud.com with any questions.

First Things First Marriage Conference: First Things First will help host a two-day marriage conference on August 16th and 17th at the Mechanicsville Christian Center (8061 Shady Grove Road). The conference will feature a presentation from Michael and Amy Smalley entitled “The Suprising Way to a Stronger Marriage.” Tickets are $30 per person ($35 per person after August 2nd). Visit firstthingsrichmond.org to learn more and to register.