Announcements, 10.21.15

PREPARE & CONNNECT

This week's sermon: Our "Word of Life" series continues on Sunday with a sermon from Joshua on 2 Timothy 3: 10-15. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for this week's service.

New adult formation class: Our next Adult Formation Class is entitled "Discipleship: Helping one another follow Jesus." A disciple is a student who follows and learns from another. The last command that Jesus gave to his followers was the command to go and make disciples. This six-week course will train you how to help others follow Jesus through an intentional one on one relationship. All are welcome! Sundays 3:00-3:45pm in Room 303 starting November 1st. Questions? Contact joshua@citychurchrva.com. If you need childcare for any (or all) of these sessions, please RSVP using this form.

GATHER

Harvest Party: The Harvest Party is THIS 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.

SERVE

Meals for the Hunefelds and the Davises: The City Church community welcomed two babies last Wednesday, October 14th: Eleanor Jane (Nora) Hunefelt and Lydia Marie Davis. We will provide meals for these families for several weeks as they adjust to life at home with their new little ones. If you're interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com to sign up. The log-in information is...

  • Hunefelds: log-in is hunefeld; password is hunefeld
  • Davises: log-in is davis; password is julie

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 with questions.