Announcements, 12.30.15

PREPARE

This Week's Sermon: Erik will preach on Genesis 1:1-2. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday's service.

GATHER

Meet & Greet on Sunday: All are welcome to join us for coffee and snacks in the parlor following Sunday’s service. Nothing formal–just a chance to enjoy some refreshments, catch up with friends, and meet new people.

Men’s Dinner at Tanglewood Ordinary: Gentlemen, please join us on Thursday, January 7th for dinner at Tanglewood Ordinary out in Maidens, Virginia. Meet in the Grace Covenant parking lot at 6:30pm; we’ll carpool out to the restaurant and plan to be back by 9:30. The cost is $25 per person and includes as much food and drink as you want, dessert, tax, and tip. Please RSVP to Frank Allen frank.allen@richmond.edu by January 4th.

Common Good RVA 2016 Conference: Common Good RVA’s 2016 Conference is scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd from 9am to 1pm at Veritas School (3400 Brook Road). Common Good RVA is a post-partisan vision for Richmond’s flourishing that finds concrete expression in everyday decisions for the common good. This year’s conference will focus on helping us answer the question “What is my place?”–both in the world and as a member of God’s kingdom. David Kim, Executive Director of Redeemer’s Center for Faith and Work in New York City will serve as our keynote speaker. We’ll also hear from Richmonders as they share their experiences with discerning the connect between vocation and location. Early bird tickets are $10 (price goes up to $12 on January 9th) and can be purchased via commongoodrva.com.

SERVE

Household Items Needed: One of our regular attendees is in need of some household items as he settles into his new (and long-awaited) apartment. Needed items include: dishes, cookware, kitchen utensils, lamps, curtains, and linens. We’ll be collecting items over the next several weeks, so if you have anything you’d like to donate, please drop them off in the parlor during our Sunday services. You can also contact David Perks (the deacon leading this effort) directly at dperks12345@gmail.com to arrange item drop-off or pick-up.

Meals for City Church Families: We are currently providing meals for several City Church families: Matt and Meagan Cinder; Stefan and Lara Kling; Grant, Tracye, and Ethan Wood n; Jane and Mabel Marshall; and Blake, Lindsey, and Calum Stack If you’re interested in caring for them in this way, please visit takethemameal.com and use the family’s last name as the log-in and password.