Announcements, 8.14.13

COMING UP THIS WEEK

Prayer Tomorrow: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church tomorrow, August 14th from 7am-8am at the church's new office, 1627 Monument Avenue, Suite 304.

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. Visit firstthingsrichmond.org to learn more and to register.

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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City Groups: City Groups are groups that meet in people's homes each week to read the Bible, share life together, pray for one another, and out of these groups serve their neighbors. For more information and to get connected to a group, email john@citychurchrva.com

City Church Fall Kick-Off: All are welcome to join us after the August 25th service for our Fall Kick-Off. We'll meet in the fellowship hall (in the basement at Grace Covenant) for dinner; following dinner we'll have a brief time where you can learn more about ways to get involved in City Church ministries this fall. BBQ (chicken and pork) will be provided. If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a side dish to share.  If your last name begins with N-Z, please bring a dessert to share.

Gilpin Games: Saturday, August 24th at 9:30am, STEP (Strategies to Elevate People) will host its annual Gilpin Games, a back-to-school event to promote school readiness for families in the Gilpin Court housing project.  You can participate by bringing elementary school supplies to City Church on Sunday, Aug. 18th and adding them to the school supply bin.  We are also looking for several volunteers to join us for the morning on August 24th, when we will be offering several carnival-style games for the children.  If interested, contact Lauren Mathews at lbmmathews@gmail.com.

Sexual Sanity Groups: Sexual Sanity groups exist to serve men at City Church by helping us re-create our minds in our sexually insane culture. If you are male and need help, contact sexualsanity@gmail.com to get connected with a group.

REMINDERS

Welcome, Baby Vaughan! Marshall Lowery Vaughan was born at 11:27am on Monday, August 5th. He was 8 pounds, 8 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. We will coordinate meals for Amanda, Bo, and big sister Rosalie as they adjust to life at home with Marshall. To sign up, visit takethemameal.com. Log-in and password are 'Vaughan'.

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.

Truth Project Discussion Group: Two City Church members–Jimmy Balta and George Davis–invite you to join them this Fall for a Truth Project Discussion Group. Designed to equip Christians with a comprehensive biblical worldview, the Truth Project utilizes a DVD-based small group discussion format. Each lesson examines a specific area of culture (e.g. Work & Labor, Philosophy & Ethics, History, Science, Theology, Government) through the lens of Scripture. The study will meet on Tuesday evenings, September 10th- December 10th. For more information contact George (davis.g@law.wlu.edu) or Jimmy (jimmybalta@hotmail.com).

(Want to be added to the City Church mailing list? Email Valerie Catrow to sign up.)