Announcements, 3.5.15

PREPARE

This Week's Sermon: Erik will continue our Lent series on the Seven Deadly Sins with a sermon on Proverbs 13:4. 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).

Save the Date: Backyard Bible Clubs! Our Backyard Bible Clubs will take place July 6th through 10th. Backyard Bible Clubs will be similar to the week-long Vacation Bible Schools your children might have attended in the past, but they will take place at (or close to) homes of two or three City Church members. We'll be sending out an email later this week to recruit attendees and volunteers--please 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, March 5th, 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.)

SERVE

Helping The Gray Haven Project: The Gray Haven Project, a local ministry dedicated to caring for victims of human trafficking. As we partner with Gray Haven to serve these individuals, we have the opportunity to fill practical needs as they start a new life free from slavery. Here's how we ccan help...

  • Create move-in bags (for those settling into a new housing situation): could include staple pantry items, cleaning supplies, regular-sized toiletry items, and dish towels
  • Provide requested items, such as: devotional books, bus passes, gift cards with smaller amounts (to be used as incentives for clients to attend group therapy sessions), vitamins
  • Collectt pantry items for clients: ramen noodles, water bottles, instant coffee, chicken stock, Ritz crackers, quinoa, couccous, rice, flaxseed, whole old fashioned oats, tea, breakfast/power bars, peanut butter, olive oil

If you (or your City Group) can provide any of the items--or if you have questions--please contact Ben Morehead (ben.h.morehead@gmail.com) or Addie at Gray Haven (ddie@thegrayhaven.org).

Good Friday Blood Drive: As we remember the reconciling, life giving grace of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, we are grateful for this opportunity to unite in offering the life giving gift of blood. On average, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion, and this is a precious gift that cannot be manufactured but only comes through the generosity of donors. We invite you to join us (along with Grace Covenant and St. James) in service to God and our neighbors and partnership with the American Red Cross as we seek to provide 100 successful blood donations. All support is welcome, and if you are unable to donate yourself, we encourage you to consider seeking a substitute donor or volunteering your time. The blood drive will take place in the Grace Covenant Fellowship Hall on Friday, April 3rd from 2pm to 7pm. For more information or to sign up as a donor, contact Mary Conkright at mary.conkright@gmail.com.