Announcements, 1.21.15

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: Peter will preach on John 19:1-16. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for this week’s service.

Life of Ministry (begins on Saturday): This semester City Church will offer a 6 session exploration of how to make ministry a regular part of your life. This practical, discussion-based group will meet on Sunday mornings (from 9:30-11am) at Joe Smith Brand Consulting (1700 Summit Avenue) every other week beginning, January 25th. (The other dates are 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, and 3/29.) Life of Ministry is open to all and will be particularly useful to those trying to live faithfully for God in Richmond. Topics will include: God’s grace, suffering, calling, and the Church. For more information or to register, please contact Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com).

Session Meeting: The City Church session will meet on February 1st. If you have any issues, questions, or prayer requests you'd like addressed, please contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com).

February-May Volunteer Schedule: The next volunteer rotation is currently being reviewed and will be sent out at the end of this week. Keep an eye out for it!

GATHER

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, January 22nd, 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 Thursday.)

Women’s Bible Studies: This semester we will be studying the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew chapters 5-7. The Women’s Bible studies will meet at Grace Covenant on Monday evenings, 7:30-9pm,  beginning January 26th  -OR- Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30am, beginning January 28th. Bible Study Booklets are $5. Childcare provided on Wednesday mornings will be $5 per child per week. Please use this formto register so that we know you plan to attend. Contact Meg Haden (meg@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

College Students: Come Eat Pizza! All of our college students are invited to meet for pizza in the Fellowship Hall immediately after our service on January 25th. This will be a chance to meet other college students who attend City Church and to hear about fellowship and service opportunities available to you. Please join us!

SERVE

Mercy Fund on Sunday: We will take up a special mercy fund offering at Sunday’s service, as we always do on the last Sundayof 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.

Night to Shine RVA 2015: Several area churches in RVA are coming together to throw one spectacular prom for high school students with disabilities on February 13th at 6pm at West End Presbyterian Church. They’ll enjoy a red carpet entrance complete with paparazzi, hair and make up, food, dancing, games and more. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks (decorations, parking, photography, helping students navigate) to make this evening a success. Contact Erin Sheets at jerinsheets@gmail.com or 804-380-2432 for more information. Register to volunteer here.

Adopt-a-Ram: As City Church continues to grow, we continue to see more and more VCU students attending. Some of these students are connected to RUF or Young Life, but it’s important that we welcome them as the church as well. We are looking for families/households to take 1-3 students on and feed them once a month, at your house, with your family and friends. If you’re interested in taking part (or know of a student who might be in need of some hospitality), please contact Jacob at jacob.lee@ruf.org.

Nursery and Children’s Worship Volunteers Needed! We are in need of at least 15 new nursery volunteers and at least 5 new Children’s Worship volunteers for the February-May rotation. If you’re interested in serving City Church in this way, please email Jennifer Murphy at jennifer@citychurchrva.com.