Announcements, 12.26.13

COMING UP THIS WEEK

This Week’s Sermon Text:This Sunday Erik will preach on John 3:22-36.  We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

No Children's Worship on Sunday: As this is the fifth Sunday of the month, Children’s Worship will not take place during this week's service. We encourage parents to worship with their children and to see it as an opportunity to teach them about the service. (Nursery care will still be available for ages 0 through 3.)

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.

NEW

Volunteer Scheduling in Process: We are in the process of putting together the February-May 2014 volunteer schedule. There are volunteer opportunities with nursery and Children's Worship (see more info below), facilities, welcome team, and more. If you're interested in getting more involved with City Church, please email Valerie Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com) and she'll put you in touch with the appropriate team leader.

REMINDERS

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will take place the evening of Friday, January 17th (7-9:30), and the morning of Saturday, January 18th (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.

End-of-Year Contributions to City Church: Please note that all end-of-year contribution checks need to be in-hand or postmarked by December 31st to go towards 2013 deductions. Checks with a postmark of December 31st (or before) will be counted as 2013 giving if they are received no later than January 10th, 2014. Online gifts will still need to be made by December 31st (some credit cards take 3-5 business to process, so please take that into consideration).

Welcome, Baby Rowan! Kathryn Lillian "Lillie" Rowan was born on Sunday, December 15th at 5:36am, weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 20.25 inches long. We will provide meals for Peter and Melise for several weeks as they adjust to life at home with Lillie. If you're interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com to sign up. The log-in and password are both Rowan. Contact Lauren Cave (laurenmcraecave@gmail.com) with questions.

Nursery and Children's Worship Volunteers Needed: We are in need of people to serve in the City Church nursery and in our Children’s Worship class for this next volunteer rotation (February-May). No experience is necessary--just an interest in helping to care for the children at City Church! We will provide training to new volunteers as needed. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Jennifer Murphy, our Director of Children’s Ministry, at jennifer@citychurchrva.com.

Sexual Sanity Groups: Are you a man struggling with sexual brokenness? You are not alone and we want to help. Interested? Email john@citychurchrva.com.

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