Announcements, 8.5.15

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: Our series “Songs of Summer” continues this week as Steve Shelby from West End Presbyterian Church preaches on Psalm 37. 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, September 12th (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, September 13th (9:30am to 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.

Q&A with Joshua: We've put together a little Q&A with Joshua on the City Church website, just as a way for your all to get to know him better. Take a look!

GATHER

City Group Leaders: Join our pastor overseeing City Groups, Joshua Earman, on Saturday, August 29th from 10-11:45 am for our Fall launch meeting. Current and new leaders will attend to hear this year’s specific emphasis for City Groups and how leaders will receive training and oversight from Joshua and the session of City Church. Childcare is provided for those who RSVP to val@citychurchrva.com We will meet at Grace Covenant in Room 303. Questions contact joshua@citychurchrva.com

Prayer Tomorrow: At City Church we strive to be a community of prayer dependent on God for His purpose, protection, and provision. This summer we will pray through selected Psalms together, learning how to use these Biblical songs to shape how we talk with God and how we live into the Christian story. Please join us tomorrow, August 6th, at 7am to pray. 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.)

Ladies' Trip to Buckroe Beach: Ladies, please join us for a trip to Buckroe Beach on Saturday. We'll meet in the Grace Covenant parking lot at 8am to car pool. Pack a lunch and snacks! Contact Jenna Murphy (murphy.jennaruth@gmail.com) with questions and/or to let her know you're coming!

Welcome Back Sunday! All are welcome to join us for dinner immediately after our service on August 23rd to celebrate Welcome Back Sunday (previously known as “Fall Kick-Off”). This is a time when will share a meal, reconnect with students coming back for the new semester, and learn about what we’ve got coming up in the fall. View the Evite here–and if you’re interested in helping out with this event, please contact Val Catrow at val@citychurchrva.com.

Save the Date! Cornell West to speak in Richmond: Public intellectual and Princeton University professor Cornell West will kick off the VCU speaker series titled, “Race, Citizenship, and Memory in the South.” The series aims to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery and to recognize the nation’s ongoing journey toward racial justice. This particular event will be held at the Stuart C. Siegel Center (1200 W. Broad Street) at 6pm on September 3rd and is free and open to the public.

SERVE

Looking for new City Group Leaders: City Groups are small groups of people who meet at least twice a month for Bible study, meals, service, and prayer. All groups are led by trained lay-leaders from the congregation who receive continued oversight and support from our pastoral staff. If you are interested in leading a City Group for the first time contact joshua@citychurchrva.com for more information.