Announcements, 4.22.15

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week’s Sermon: Erik will preach on John 20:24-31 this Sunday. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for this week’s service.

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will take place on Friday, May 8th (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, May 9th (9:30-noon)at Grace Covenant. City Church Basics explains who we are as a church and what it means to be a member. It is a necessary step towards formally joining the church, although membership is not required. If you’re interested in taking part in this next session, please RSVP to Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com). Contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

GATHER

NEW Adult Christian Formation Series: For the next several Sundays we will explore the Ethics of Resurrection Life (topics will include: love, forgiveness, empathy, steadfastness, and gratitude. This discussion will take place from 3-3:45 PM in Room 303 at Grace Covenant and will be facilitated by Erik, Meg, and other leaders at City Church. Childcare will be available in the Children’s Worship room for those who need it. For more information, contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com). If you are in need of childcare, please use this form to register; childcare RSVPs are needed by 4pm on Saturday so we can plan accordingly.

Arts Workshops: The weeks between Easter and Pentecost afford us time to consider rebirth and re-creation within us and the world. The City Church Arts Team would love for you to join us in the next few weeks as we make time to enjoy creating. Workshop options include...

  • Songwriting Workshop: We have two more meetings of our songwriting workshop, "The Lyric, The Melody and The Hook", with Jonathan Vassar--April 26th and May 10th, both at 6:30pm at the Mathews' home (606 W. 26th Street). Email Nate Mathews (nathan.t.mathews@gmail.com) for more information.
  • Photography Workship: We hold a photography outing on May 3rd at 10am, with an optional tutorial starting at 9am. For more information, contact Lauren Mathews at lbmmathews@gmail.com.

Then after our service on Sunday, May 17th, we'll gather to reflect on and celebrate our work!

Children's Ministry Volunteers Thank You Reception: Everyone who volunteers with children's ministry (nursery, Children's Worship, grades 3-5 class, and youth) are invited to come by the parlor after our service on May 3rd to enjoy some refreshements as a thank you for all you do in serving City Church's youngest members!

SERVE

Welcome, Baby Kronenthal! Frederick King Kronenthal was born on Thursday, April 16th at 11:03pm. Fred weighed in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces. For the next several weeks we will provide meals for Jeannie, Mark, big sister Louise, and big brother George as they adjust to life at home as a family of five. If you're interested in serving them in this way, please visit takethemameal.com. The log-in and password are "kronenthal" -- and please contact Hillary Bleckely (hillary.bleckley@gmail.com) with questions.

Music Team Recruitment: If you're interested in being part of a music team at City Church, please join us in the sanctuary at 6pm on Sunday, May 3rd. This will be a time for you to share your talents with music team leadership so they can try to get you plugged in. We ask that all those interested to contact Mike Rawls (rawlsma@gmail.com) so he knows you're coming and so he can give you a song to prepare to perform.

Children's Ministry Volunteers Needed! We are in the process of putting together our next volunteer rotation and are in need of more Children's Ministry, particularly in nursery as we are adding an additional room. If you are interested in serving with Children's Ministry, please contact Jennifer Murphy at jennifer@citychurchrva.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.