Announcements, 4.6.16

PREPARE & CONNECT

This week's sermon: Erik will preach on 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 this week. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday's service.

Session meeting: The City Church session will meet on Sunday evening. If you have any questions, concerns, or prayer requests you'd like addressed, please contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com).

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will take place on Friday, June 17th (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, June 18th (9:30am to noon) at Grace Covenant. City Church Basics explains who we are as a church and what it means to be a member. It is a necessary step towards formally joining the church, although membership is not required. If you’re interested in taking part in this next session, please RSVP to Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com). Contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

GATHER

Finances & Faith: Our newest Christian Formation class is underway, but we still have two more sessions scheduled: April 10th and 17th. Please join us! Taught by church members with experience in finance, this class will look at financial planning, debt reduction, and achieving long term goals. All sessions meet in room 303 from 5:45-6:45. Dinner is provided. RSVP to val@citychurchrva.com. Questions? Contact joshua@citychurchrva.com. For more details on this course, check out the City Church website.

Women's hike: Ladies of City Church, please join us for a hike along the James River on Saturday, April 16th at 9am! We'll meet at the Texas Beach parking lot (1907 Texas Avenue). Ladies of all ages are welcome! Contact Leah Eldridge (leah.j.eldridge@gmail.com) with questions.

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

Welcome, Baby Lawler! Ava Grace Lawler was born on Saturday, April 2nd. We'll provide meals for Haley and David for several weeks as they adjust to life at home with Ava. If you're interested in serving them in this way, please visit takethemameal.com. The login and password are Lawler.

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!