Announcements, 7.23.14

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week’s Sermon: John will continue our series on life in exile with a sermon on Jeremiah 29:1-14. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will be on Friday, August 22nd (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, August 23rd (9am-noon) at Grace Covenant. 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 next session, please RSVP to Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com). Contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

GATHER

Summer Parenting Conversations: We will hold two more parenting conversations on Wednesday evenings this summer: July 23rd (that's tonight!) and August 13th from 5:30-7:30pm. All of the meetings will take place at Grace Covenant in Room 303. Childcare will be provided ($10/child; $20 family maximum). Dinner for your children will also be provided for those who desire. If you’re planning to come, Please use this link to register–and feel free to contact Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

Prayer Tomorrow: At City Church we strive to be a community of prayer: dependent on God for His purpose, protection, and provision. Please join us tomorrow, July 24th, at 7am to pray for individual needs, City Church, and for the city of Richmond. We’ll be meeting this week at the Church office, 3rd floor at Grace Covenant. Enter in the back entrance of building. Hope to see you there. (City Church prayer takes place every other

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement Class: This 15-week is a great opportunity for people who are interested in knowing more about how God is at work in the nations, either because they want to serve in missions or because they want their churches to be better informed and engaged. Material is presented from four perspectives: Biblical, Historical, Strategic, and Cultural, and the class will feature both local and national speakers from missions and church groups around the world. The class will meet every Tuesday night from 6-9pm at Eternity Church (1900 Chamberlayne Avenue) beginning September 2nd and ending December 9th. Cost is between $250 and $575, depending on whether you are seeking college credit. Visit this link for more details.

Sacred Marriage (with Gary Thomas): Strengthen your current or future marriage and uncover how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. This First Things First event will take place at West End Assembly of God (401 N. Parham Road) on Saturday, August 23rd, 8:30am to 12:30pm. Tickets are $25 until July 31st; the ticket price will then increase to $30. For more information, vist www.firstthingsrichmond.org/topic/sacred-marriage or call 804-288-3431 or talk to Lane Burgess or Brittany Clyburn. Childcare available by reservation.

Sacred Search -- An Evening for Singles: Gary Thomas will also be speaking at West End Assembly of God on Friday, August 22nd at 7pm. He will discuss his book Sacred Search and faciliate a conversation on anticipating marriage. Food trucks will arive at 5:30pm, and there will also be a live band. Tickets are $15 and can be acquired at http://www.firstthingsrichmond.org/SacredSearch. For more informaion, call 804-288-3431 or talk to Lane Burgess or Brittany Clyburn.

SERVE

Welcome, Baby Davis! Julie and George Davis welcomed a baby girl, Savannah Joy Davis, on Tuesday, July 22nd. We will provide meals for Julie and George for several weeks as they adjust to life at home with Savannah. If you're interested in serving them in this way, please sign up  at takethemameal.com. The log-in and password are 'Davis'. Contact Brittany Clyburn (brittany.clyburn@gmail.com) with questions.

Volunteering at Pregnancy Resource Center of Richmond: Join the staff and volunteers at PRC for an Orientation Gathering, Thursday, August 7th from 7-8:30pm where you can learn more about the PRC by touring the center, meeting the staff and learning about the volunteer opportunities. Please contract Laura Huitt at lhuitt@prcrichmond.org or at 804-673-2020 to RSVP.

Mercy Fund on Sunday: 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.

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