Announcements, 2.4.15

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: John will finish our series on John's gospel with a sermon on chapter 19, verses 31 through 42.

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 informtation on these trips. To request an application, please email Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com).

Volunteer Schedule: The February-May volunteer schedule is now posted on the City Church website. Please take a moment to review it, note what dates you are scheduled to serve, and arrange substitutes if necessary.

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, February 4th, 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.)

Prayer for Foreign and Domestic Peace: Several City Church leaders and members will gather immediately after worship for 30 minutes in the room at the front of the sanctuary on Sunday, February 8th, to pray specifically for peace with regard to ISIS, Boko Haram, and other groups conducting random acts of violence and terror across the globe. We believe that our God is in control of these events and that He intercedes for us as we approach Him in prayer with urgency and expectation, “in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you… and His immeasurably great power for us who believe” (Ephesians 1:18-19). Contact John Bourgeois (john@citychurchrva.com) for more info.

Save the Date: Farewell to the Bourgeois Family! All are invited to join us immediately after our March 1st 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

Welcome, Baby Fike! Elliot James Fike was born on Sunday, February 1st at 10:06am. Elliot 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.

Night to Shine RVA 2015 (Updated Info): 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 to serve as “buddies” for the night. Buddies will be paired one-on-one with a prom attendee; WEPC will host Buddy training on February 10th from 7pm-8pm to help you prepare. Contact Erin Sheets at jerinsheets@gmail.com or 804-380-2432 for more information. Register to volunteer here.

Knitting Ministry for World Vision: A few people from City Church will be getting together the third Friday of each month at 7:30pm (rotating locations) to create items in support of Knit for Kids, a World Vision ministry that provides baby blankets, hats, and sweaters. If you’re interested in taking part, please email Erin Nogueira erinenogueira@gmail.com. New knitters are welcome, as are donations of yarn and knitting needles!