Announcements, 8.27.14

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week’s Sermon: Steven Garber, Executive Director of the Washington Institute of Faith, Vocation, and Culture will be joining us on Sunday for a sermon on Genesis 4:1 (specifically the first six words of that verse), focusing on the topic of vocation and the common good.

City Groups: City Church is not a church with small groups, but a church of small groups. At City Church, we call these groups City Groups. City Groups are a place where we are known and loved, and also a place from which we are sent out into the world. To learn more or get connected, email john@citychurchrva.com. City Groups will start back up in September.

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.

GATHER

Women's Fall Social: Join women from City Church for an evening of drinks, snacks, and desserts! This will be a great evening to kick off the fall and spend time with new and old friends. Bring a bottle of wine or a snack to share. Tuesday, September 2nd, 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Sarah Eckhart’s Home, 1004 Baywood Court. Contact Meg Haden with any questions (meg@citychurchrva.com).

Men's Dinner at Tanglewood Ordinary: All men are invited to take part in the annual trip out to Tanglewood Ordinary on Thursday, September 4th. Tanglewood Ordinary is located about 30 minutes west of town, so people will meet at Grace Covenant at 6:30pm to carpool; expected return is 9:30 or 10. As the restaurant's website explains: "We bring out our wonderful food in bowls and on platters, you pass 'em 'round, and we bring more." Cost is $25 per person and includes all-you-can-eat food, drink, tips, and tax. Email Stefan Kling (stefanmkling@gmail.com) with questions.

Common Good RVA Tickets on Sale: Tickets for the 2014 Common Good RVA conference are now on sale at commongoodrva.com. Common Good RVA is a two-part conference exploring how we can work for the common good of Richmond in our everyday lives. Part 1, a public exploration of the common good, will take place on Friday, October 3rd at 5pm at the Virginia Historical Society. Part 2, a deeper dive into faith, neighborhood, and vocation, will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 8:30am to 3pm at the Early Center at Union Seminary. Both events will feature local speakers as well as Skye Jethani, Executive Editor of Leadership Journal and author of Futureville. Tickets are $20 for Friday only, $30 for Saturday only, and $40 for Friday and Saturday until August 31st (price increases to $45 on September 1st).<

SERVE

Children's Ministry Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed who are willing to serve and love our City Church children in Nursery and Children's Worship. If this sounds like an opportunity you'd like to hear more about, and if you're interested in serving on this next volunteer rotation (October-January), please email Jennifer Murphy at jennifer@citychurchrva.com.

CARITAS: We are partnering with the congregation at Grace Covenant to host CARITAS in the church building for the week of August 30th through September 6th. Up to 32 women in need of shelter, will be congregating at Grace Covenant for one week, in which we will be providing three meals, activities (haircuts, resume help, worship music night, prayer, etc.) shelter, and community each day. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Eric Morgan at ericrichardsmorgan@gmail.com.

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.

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