Announcements, 10.14.15

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: Our "Word of Life" series continues this Sunday with sermon from Erik on 2 Timothy 3:1-9. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday's service.

Missions Updates: We've been fortunate to hear from two of our ministry partners currently serving overseas. When you get a moment, please read this update from Josh and this update from the McNerneys.

GATHER

Prayer Tomorrow: At City Church we strive to be a community of prayer dependent on God for His purpose, protection, and provision.  join us tomorrow, October 15th, 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.)

Harvest Party: The Harvest Party will take place on Saturday, October 24th. We’ll meet out at Smithfield Farm (1464 Newtown Road, St. Stephens Church, VA 23148) starting at 4pm on the 24th to share a meal, play some games, and enjoy each other’s company. More details here!

Women’s Retreat: Our 2015 Fall Women’s Retreat will take place Saturday, November 7th through Sunday, November 8th at Wintergreen Resort. Courtney Thompson of RUF at UVA will be our speaker. Register for the retreat here. And please do NOT let cost prohibit your from attending; please contact Meg Haden (meg@citychurchrva.com) to discuss financial assistance if needed.

Friday Night Dinners -- Date Change! The Friday Night Dinner Series is returning on November 13th--please note, this is a change. These evenings are casual dinners open to all – members, visitors, neighbors – that provide a chance for us to get to know one another and welcome new people within our community. Hosts will provide the main dish, and each attendee (up to 10 per house) can bring a side of their choosing to share with the group. If you are interested in attending, or want to know more, please contact Erin Sheets (jerinsheets@gmail.com) with questions.

Save the Date: City Church Christmas Pageant & Dinner! Our annual Christmas pageant and dinner (and sing-a-long) are scheduled to take place the evening of Saturday, December 5th. Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for more details!

SERVE

Caring for the Marshalls: We have been given the opportunity to offer on-going care for two beloved City Church members: Jane Marshall and her mother, Mabel. Our current efforts are focused on providing meals for both Jane and Mabel and arranging for Mabel to have visitors when Jane needs to be out of the house. If you’re interested in taking part in meals and/or visitation, please contact Caitlin Wise at caitlincwise@gmail.com and she’ll get you connected.

CARITAS: Our next CARITAS commitments are November 15th, 17th, and 19th. Please consider being a part of this great opportunity as we partner with nearby Bethlehem Lutheran Church to show the compassion of Jesus to the homeless community by volunteering to make meals or staying overnight at the church. Check out our online sign up sheet. This is a great activity for City Groups or for individuals. Please contact Caroline Garrett at cgarrett17@gmail.com or 703-201-0508 with questions.

Randolph Volunteers Needed! Out of Christ’s love, we are partnering with the Randolph Community Center to serve as mentors and tutors in their after school program, any day of the week from 4pm to 6pm! (Think of CHAT, but just a few blocks away from City Church!) This is an exciting opportunity to love on kids in our local neighborhood by helping them with their homework and teaching them something new and exciting (i.e. art, sports, music, etc.) To participate, please visit this sign up link and/or email Thomas McConnell at tmcconnell@moseleyarchitects.com.