Announcements, 4.29.15

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: Erik will preach on John 21:1-14 this week. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday'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.

Men's Overnight Update: Gentlemen, you were all sent an email earlier today with some additional information about the men's overnight. Please read it and respond to Frank Allen (frank.allen@richmond.edu) accordingly.

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, April 30th, at 7am to pray. This week we will focus on praying for the recent events in Baltimore and Nepal. Meet in the Church office, 3rd floor at Grace Covenant. Enter in the back entrance of building. We hope to see you there. (City Church prayer takes place every other Thursday.)

Common Good RVA Panel–Fostering Healthy Communities: Danny Avula, Deputy Director of the Richmond City Health Department, and a panel of other Richmonders will offer their personal experiences and perspectives on what’s needed to foster healthy communities for the flourishing of Richmond. We’ll meet at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital Education Center at 5801 Bremo Road on Thursday, April 30th. Doors open at 7pm, and the event begins at 7:30pm. Admission is free. For more information go to commongoodrva.com or email barretteclark@gmail.com

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 one more meeting of our songwriting workshop, “The Lyric, The Melody and The Hook”, with Jonathan Vassar--May 10th 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 has volunteered with children’s ministry (nursery, Children’s Worship, grades 3-5 class, and youth) within the last year is invited to come by the parlor after our service on Sunday to enjoy some refreshements as a thank you for all you do in serving City Church’s youngest members!

SERVE

Chattanooga Trip! We are excited to travel to Chattanooga to work with Hope for the Inner City from Wednesday night, July 15th through Sunday, July 19th! It will be a great trip to build relationships, think critically about loving our neighbors from low-income backgrounds, and reflect on our collective need for Christ’s mercy. The early application deadline is Sunday, May 10th. For more information, email Liz Crim at liz.crim@gmail.com or Blake Stack blakestack@icloud.com.

Meals for the Kronenthals: 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.