Announcements, 3.23.16

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week’s Sermon: Erik will preach on 1 Corinthians 15:42-49 this week. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday’s service.

Childcare Workers Needed: We are in need of one childcare worker for our women's Wednesday morning Bible study (9:30-11:30 each week through the end of April) and two childcare workers for our upcoming Christian Formation class (5:45-6:45 on April 3rd, 10th, and 17th). All childcare takes place at Grace Covenant. These are paid positions. If you're interested, please contact Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com).

Summer Internships: City Church is pleased to announce the return of its Summer Ministry Intern Program for 2016. As the church continues to grow, we have need for ministry help in several areas of church life: Women’s Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and Men’s Discipleship Ministry. These internships also reflect our commitment to the continued development of leaders within the Church and for God’s Kingdom. For more information, head over to the City Church website. Applications are due on Sunday, April 3rd.

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, March 24th, 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 Thursday of each month).

Finances & Faith: Our next Christian Formation class is a 3 week look at how to practically manage our money. Taught by church members with experience in finance, come to learn skills in planning, debt reduction, and achieving long term goals. April 3rd, 10th, and 17th in Room 303 AFTER church from 5:45-6:45. Dinner provided. RSVP to val@citychurchrva.com. Questions? Contact joshua@citychurchrva.com. For more details on this course, check out the City Church website.

Men’s Overnight: The 2016 Men’s Overnight will take place from noon on Saturday, April 23rd, to noon on Sunday, April 24th, at Chanco on the James (about an hour from Richmond). Registration is $40 for tents or bunkhouse beds and $60 for interior double occupancy rooms. Dinner and breakfast are included. Use this link to register. Questions? Contact Frank Allen (frank.allen@richmond.edu).

Common Good RVA Pursuing Justice Panel: Tonight at 7:30pm Justice Mims of the Virginia Supreme Court along with a panel of Richmonders will offer their insights and experiences on what it means to pursue justice – in our lives, in our vocations, and in our city. It is a free event. RVSPs are not necessary, but appreciated. We’ll meet on the 18th floor at the McGuire Woods offices. More info here.

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 (here’s a PDF invitation we encourage you to share). ALL ARE WELCOME! If you are able to sign up to bring a dish to share, please use this link to do so. Thank you!

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”. We are also in need of volunteers to manage the registration table; volunteers will serve in two-hour windows: 9:30-11:30, 11:30-1:30, and 1:30-3:30. If you are interested in/able to volunteer, please contact Mary Conkright at mary.conkright@gmail.com.

Stewards of Children Training: City Church will host Stewards of Children Training, a nationally recognized sexual abuse prevention training that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Typically, our mentality toward the idea of sexual abuse is, “it won’t happen to my child, or anyone I know.” We hope and pray that this is true, but, based on the statistic that 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before they are 18, the reality is you will most likely know someone who was sexually abused at some point in their life, if you don’t already. This course will take place on Sunday, April 17th from 1pm-3:30pm in room 311 at Grace Covenant. Representatives from Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) will conduct the course. All are welcome to attend–feel free to invite others outside of City Church. As April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Greater Richmond SCAN is offering this training free of charge.If you’re planning to attend, please RSVP to Jennifer Murphy (jennifer@citychurchrva.com) by April 13th. Childcare will be provided if needed.

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!

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; Annet and Jake Lyell; Katie and Jeff Palmore; Genevieve and Brew Embler; and Caley, Andy, Harry, and Annie Crawford. 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.