Announcements, 7.31.13

COMING UP THIS WEEK

This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday Erik will preach on Psalm 51. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Women's Event Tonight (RSVPs needed by 5pm): Some ladies from City Church will be hanging out this evening starting at 7:30pm at the Malvern Manor clubhouse (41 1/2 Malvern Avenue)--please join us! Pizza will be served (please bring a few dollars to contribute), and feel free to bring a snack or dessert to share. Please RSVP to Brittany Clyburn (brittany.clyburn@gmail.com) by 5pm TODAY so they know how much food to order.

Prayer Tomorrow: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church tomorrow, August 1st, from 7am-8am at the church's new office, 1627 Monument Avenue, Suite 304.

Chattanooga Trip Leaves Today! A small team from City Church is heading to Chattanooga tonight to serve alongside Hope for the Inner City and Widow's Harvest for the next few days. Please see this attached PDF for specific ways you can pray for the team while they're gone.

Loving Our Muslim Neighbors: Nathan Elmore, Baptist Collegiate Minister at VCU, will host a seminar entitled “New Samaritans: Loving Our Muslim Neighbors” on Wednesday, July 31st at 9pm at Northminster Church (3121 Moss Side Avenue). If you’re interested in attending or have questions, please contact Nathan at nathanfelmore@gmail.com.

RISC Informational Meeting: City Church is gathering a group to participate in RISC, an interfaith organization that seeks to build a community of diverse congregations to address the root causes of injustice in the Greater Richmond region and remove barriers preventing access to basic needs and resources. If you’re interested in learning more or in joining City Church’s team, we will be gathering in the parlor at Grace Covenant at 6pm on August 4th. For those interested, we will go out to dinner following the meeting. Please contact Barrett Clark at barretteclark@gmail.com or 804-241-4734 with questions.

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Prayers for Bundibugyo: Please take a moment to read this post concerning current conditions for the World Harvest Team (the same team Jenna Murphy will join next month) as they work to care for more than 66,000 Congolese refugees currently flooding into Bundibugyo, Uganda.

REMINDERS

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will take place the evening of Friday, August 23rd (7-9:30), and the morning of August 24th (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 val@citychurchrva.com. If you have any questions, please contact Erik at erik@citychurchrva.com.

CARITAS: August 17th through 23rd, City Church will partner with Grace Covenant to serve homeless women of Richmond through the CARITAS ministry. Our hope is to provide more than simply food and shelter; we aim to provide a welcome that demonstrates the richness of Christ’s love and grace. Please consider volunteering as an individual, with friends, or as a City Group. Please speak with James Eggleston (eggleston.james@gmail.com) or Zach Radcliff (zrradcliff@gmail.com) for more info.

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