Announcements, 2.10.16

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: We'll continue our look at Genesis with a sermon from Erik on chapter 2, verses 18 through 25. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare to prepare for Sunday's service.

Pre-marital Counseling: Are you engaged to be married this year? We are offering a course for engaged couples entitled “Prepared to Love” which will meet Saturday, March 12th from 9am-12pm at GCPC. This will cover the first half of counseling offered by the pastors of City Church and for the second half of sessions, a pastor will meet with each couple separately. Registration is required. Contact val@citychurchrva.com to register.

Leave it Better: Faith, Vocation, and the Mission of God: Our Sunday afternoon class this winter will explore how our work fits in with God’s purposes. This class will meet weekly for four weeks beginning on January 31st at 3pm in room 303 at Grace Covenant. Childcare is provided; please RSVP for childcare using this form by noon on the Friday before each session.

GATHER

Ash Wednesday Service: We'll host an Ash Wednesday tonight at 7pm at All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church (3000 Grove Avenue). All are welcome. Because Ash Wednesday is a day of confession and repentance, the service will include an optional imposition of ashes as a tangible sign of our sinfulness and mortality, as well as celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

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, February 11th , 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 the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

Meet & Greet: Our February Meet & Greet has been reschedule for this Sunday, February 14th. 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.

Common Good RVA 2016 Conference–RESCHEDULED: Common Good RVA’s 2016 Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th from 8:30am to 12:30pm 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. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased via commongoodrva.com. Don’t wait–tickets are going quickly!

Be Known! Join a City Group! Your life is designed for relationships. The living room has stood alongside the sanctuary as a life-giving location for church life and the formation of friendships and community. At City Church we encourage everyone to embrace this by intentionally joining others in groups, learning how to live in God’s world faithfully. City Groups are groups of adults attending City Church and their friends who meet weekly for this purpose. All groups are open and City Group leaders can be contacted via the church websitefor more info. Questions? Email Joshua Earman at joshua@citychurchrva.com.

SERVE

Meals for City Church Families: We are currently providing meals for a few other City Church families as well: Grant, Tracye, and Ethan Woodfin; Jane and Mabel Marshall; Blake, Lindsey, and Calum Stack; and Annet and Jake Lyell. If you’re interested in providing meals for these families, please visit takethemameal.com and use the family’s last name as the log-in and password.

Caring for the Vaughans: For continued updates on how Rosalie Vaughan is doing with her treatment–and for ways we can all help care for her and her family–make sure to visit her CaringBridge site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/rosalievaughan. You will need to register with the site to see updates. Thank you for your continued prayer and support for the Vaughans!

Jobs for Life: This spring, City Church will partner with Grace Covenant and STEP to host Jobs for Life, a 15-week, Christ-centered, class dedicated to helping those in need find dignity and purpose through meaningful work. We'll meet on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 8:30pm, starting February 16th at Grace Covenant (1627 Monument Ave). Weekly champions (peer support), prayer leaders (on or offsite), van drivers, childcare providers, small business professionals, and meal prep volunteers are all needed. To get involved, contact Eric Morgan (ericrichardsmorgan@gmail.com) or Blake Stack (blakestack@icloud.com) for more details. You can also sign up to volunteer via this form.