Announcements, 7.30.14

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week’s Sermon: John will continue our series on life in exile with a sermon on Deuteronomy 5:12-15. 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

Sunday's Meet & Greet: All are welcome to join us for coffee and snacks on the patio following Sunday’s service. Nothing formal–just a chance to enjoy some refreshments, catch up with friends, and meet new people.

International Student Outreach: VCU has a growing number of international students, but few of them connect with people outside the VCU international student community. As a church, we seek to care for these students by modeling Christ’s love through friendship and community. Contact Barrett Clark at Barretteclark@gmail.com if you’re interested in being a conversation partner, hosting visitors in cultural exchanges, or joining social events for students.

Summer Parenting Conversations: We will hold one more parenting conversation this summer on Wednesday, August 13th from 5:30-7:30pm 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.

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 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.

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