Announcements, 3.30.16

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

Our facilities team has cleaned out our basement storage area and will be putting all of the dishes/serving items currently living in Lost & Found in the parlor on Sunday. Items not claimed on Sunday will be donated, so please stop by and see if any of the items belong to you!

This Week's Sermon: Joshua will preach on 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 on Sunday. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for this week'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

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).

Toast 2 Life: The East End Pregnancy Test & Help Center (eastendpreg.org) is hosting its fifth annual Toast to Life on Saturday, April 16th at Veritas School (3400 Brook Road, RVA 23227) from 6pm-10pm. The Center, which serves families in Richmond’s East End, offers life-promoting services including free pregnancy tests, optional counseling, and pre- and post-natal spiritual and material support. The Toast to Life will feature drinks, live music, tasty treats and delicious eats. Tickets and sponsorships are available at Toast2Life.org. If you have questions, please contact George or Julie Davis (davis.g@law.wlu.edu or juliedavis1013@gmail.com).

Elijah House Academy (EHA) Banquet: EHA is a Christ-centered K through 12 urban school community that cultivates the hearts, minds, and bodies of our city’s children for God’s glory and Richmond’s flourishing. City Church partners with EHA and is hosting a table at their annual outdoor banquet on Thursday, May 19th from 6pm to 8pm. Please email Barrett Clark (bclark@ivyventures.com) or Joshua Earman (joshua@citychurchrva.com) if you would like to attend.

SERVE

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.