Announcements, 2.17.16

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: Our study of Genesis continues this week with a sermon from Erik on chapter 3, verses 1 through 7. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday's service.

Leave it Better: Faith, Vocation, and the Mission of God: Our final session of our Sunday afternoon class will meet on Sunday, February 21st 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

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!

Easter Event: On Saturday, March 26th, at 4pm, we'll meet at Forest Hill Park to share a meal. The event will include kid-friendly activities and an Easter Egg Hunt. It’s a great opportunity for inviting friends and neighbors to learn more about why Christians celebrate Easter. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Good Friday Service: Join us on March 25th, at 7pm, at Grace Covenant for a Good Friday Service. The Good Friday service is a somber service of Lessons and Songs to help us mark the Passion of Jesus Christ our Lord. This service will be held in partnership with Grace Community Presbyterian Church and the Northside Church of Richmond.

SERVE

Good Friday Blood Drive: City Church will partner with Grace Covenant and other churches in Stuart Circle to host a blood drive on Good Friday (March 25th) from 9:30am to 3:30pm. The blood drive will take place in the Fellowship Hall of Grace Covenant. To sign up to donate, please visit redcrossblood.org and search for "goodfriday". If you're interested in volunteering at the blood drive (checking people in, assisting with snacks, etc.), contact Val Catrow at val@citychurchrva.com.

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!