City Church Announcments, 8.26.09

*NEW* Mercy Fund, 8/30 We will take up a special mercy fund offering on the last Sunday of every 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. But don’t feel that you have to give --- it really is an opportunity for regular attenders to invest tangibly in what God is doing here.

Sunday Conversation
, 9/13 Beginning Sunday, September 13th City Church will offer Sunday Conversation from 2:45-3:30 PM, downstairs at the church. Sunday Conversation will be a discussion on how our faith makes a difference in real, everyday life. This fall the Sunday Conversation will focus on Eric Jacobsen’s book, Sidewalks in the Kingdom, which describes why and how Christians should live in the city. It will be facilitated by Philip Worthington (pmw6n [at], Mary Clarke Bourgeois (Bourgeois.MC [at], and Jeremy Pryor (pryor16 [at] If you have any questions, please contact one of the facilitators or Erik (erik [at]

Volunteer Schedule The volunteer schedule for September through December has been posted on the City Church website. Please take a moment to check the schedule to verify your availability. If you don’t currently volunteer during City Church’s services but would like to serve the church in this way, please email our administrator, Valerie Catrow, at val [at] Volunteer opportunities include nursery, greeting, snacks, music, and facilities.


Back to School Supply Drive: Maymont Elementary City Church will be partnering with Maymont Elementary to provide “Back to School Supplies” to serve kids attending there.  Our goal is to donate 60 backpacks filled with school supplies for students from Pre-K to the 6th grade. If you’d like to be involved in purchasing supplies for a student, contact Blake Stack (blakestack [at] or fill out the form below. We need 10 more people to volunteer so we can meet our goal. Help us by signing up today!

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Small Groups City Church currently has four small groups (for Bible study, prayer, and service) that will soon resume meeting during the week. If you would like more information or are interested in participating in a small group please contact Erik Bonkovsky (erik [at]

Have a great week! Valerie Catrow Administrator City Church of Richmond