Announcements, 6.22.16

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: Our summer series on 1 Timothy (The Household of God) continues this week with a sermon on 1 Timothy 2:8-15. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday's service.

Congregational Meeting on June 26th: We will hold a congregation meeting after our service on Sunday, June 26th (a week from this Sunday) to vote on our candidates for elder and deacon. Elder candidates are Andrew Bleckley and Hatch Reppard; Deacon candidates are Frank Allen, Brandon Lowe, and Doug McBride. All communig members of City Church are eligible to vote. During this meeting, the finance team will also give a presentation on the 2016-2017 budget. To learn more about our edler and deacon candidates, please review this post on the City Church website.

Change of Address? If you've moved or changed your contact information recently, please let us know by filling out this form. Thank you! All contact information provided to City Church of Richmond is kept private. You will only be contacted about church updates, events, etc.

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, June 23rd, 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).

Summer City Kids: Race to Rio! On Saturday, July 9th, City Church will host Summer City Kids: Race to Rio, a free, one-day, outreach-focused Vacation Bible School event for kids ages 4 (by the Fall of 2016) through 5th grade. Race to Rio will take place at Grace Covenant from 2pm to 5pm (kids can be dropped off) and will finish up with a dinner for all volunteers and participating families. Register here–and be sure to invite friends! Interested in volunteering? You can sign up over here.

Summer Bible Studies: Our summer Bible studies are underway! Our women’s group will meet on Monday evenings (7:30 at Grace Covenant); our co-ed group will meet on Tuesday evenings (7pm at the Hadens’ home); and our men’s group will meet on Wednesday evenings (7:30 at Grace Covenant). All groups will be completing a study on the Fruit of the Spirit. Use this link to register. Email Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

Race and the Church: The next installment of Race and the Church will take place on Saturday, July 17th at 9am at Veritas School (3400 Brook Road). This session's topic is "Understanding the Heart Cry of #blacklivesmatter." Serving as keynote speaker is Jemar Tisby (B.A. Notre Dame; MDIV RTS Jackson), the President and Co-Founder of the Reformed African American Network (RAAN). For more information visit raceandthechurch.com

SERVE

Hosting International Students for Dinner: This summer VCU’s Global Education Office (VCU GEO) will host 42 Chinese students for a 4-week English and cultural exchange program. In an effort to give these students a chance to spend time with American families and share cultures, VCU GEO is looking for volunteers to have one or two students over for dinner once during this 4-week session. If you’re interested in opening up your home in this way, please contact Annie Gao at gaoy23@vcu.edu.

Mercy Fund: We will take up a special mercy fund offering at Sunday’s service, as we always do on the last Sunday of the month. Whatever is given will be kept separate from our general budget and will be used to aid those in our congregation, and in our community, who have emergency needs. Please prayerfully consider what you might give.