Announcements, 2.11.15

**A great service opportunity is coming up this week--please see below!**

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: We will begin a series on the seven deadly sins this week with a sermon from Erik on Proverbs 16:18. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for this week's service.

Summer Internships: We are now accepting applications for three summer internships: a women’s ministry intern, a children’s ministry intern, and a discipleship intern. For more information on these internships (and for an application), visit this link. Applications are due March 15th.

Summer Missions Trips: We have three missions trips scheduled for this summer. In mid-June, Erik will lead a trip to Prague, and in July we will send teams to Granada and Chattanooga. Please visit this link for more information on these trips. To request an application, please email Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com).

GATHER

Ash Wednesday Service: We will hold a service in observance of Ash Wednesday on February 18th at 7pm at All Saints Presbyterian Church (3000 Grove Avenue). All are welcome! (FYI: Childcare will not be provided during this service.)

Farewell to the Bourgeois Family: All are invited to join us immediately after our March 1st service for a dinner in the Fellowship Hall to celebrate (and say goodbye) to John, Mary Clarke, Leo, and Mary Landon Bourgeois before they make the move to Winston-Salem. The main course will be catered by Kuba Kuba, but we will need people to bring dishes to supplement the menu. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Lauren Cave (laurenmcraecave@gmail.com) or Leigh Anne Jenvey (piercyla@gmail.com).

The Makers Series|Imagine: The Christian life is one that is rooted in our physical presence in the world, not just in aesthetic or spiritual ideas. So how does art invite us to live more concretely in this world, and invite others to do the same? How do we manage the tension between discipline (spiritual and physical) and expression in creating art? Join MakeRVA on Friday, February 27th from 7pm to 9pm at Third Church (600 Forest Avenue) to hear from Dr. James K.A. Smith and the Taylor Barnett Quartet. There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP. Then on Saturday, February 28th from 7pm to 9pm in Room 1107 in the VCU Academic Learning Commons (1000 Floyd Avenue), Dr. Smith will speak on Re-Imagining the Secular as part of a lecture series entitled Philosophy and Public Affairs, sponsored by the VCU Philosophy Department. This event will serve as the kick-off for Dr. Smith’s Makers|Imagine residency. For more details on what that will entail, keep an eye on MakeRVA’s Facebook page.

SERVE

Richmond Public Schools-Emergency Service Opportunity: Elkhart Middle School needs to be evacuated due to air-quality issues and teachers will need to pack and unpack the entire school on Friday, February 13th and Monday, February 16th/Tuesday, February 17, respectively. They’ll be moving into Clark Springs Elementary, a school located in the Randolph neighborhood. City Church has been given the opportunity to partner another local congregation, Area 10, to assist with the move. To plug-in, grab a few friends and sign up using this form: http://www.123contactform.com/form-1291941/Elkhardt-Emergency-Move

Welcome, Baby Fike! Elliott James Fike was born on Sunday, February 1st at 10:06am. Elliott weighed in at 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20.25 inches long. We will provide meals for Adrienne, Jeremy, and (very excited!) big sisters Laurel and Juliana they adjust to life at home as a family of five. If you would like to serve them in this way, please visit takethemameal.com–the log-in and password are Fike. Contact Kate Allen at katelynnallen@gmail.com with questions.