City Church Announcements, 10.21.09

*NEW* Vespers, 10/25 Everyone is invited to take part in our monthly Vespers service this Sunday right after church (5:30 to about 7:00). This is a time for us to share a meal and discussion about various events and opportunities within the church. Please bring a dish to share.

Mercy Fund, 10/25 On the final Sunday of each month we take up a special mercy fund offering. 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.


Baby shower for Jennifer Murphy, 10/25 at 2pm The ladies of City Church are invited to a baby shower celebrating Baby Boy Murphy who is expected to join us mid-November. The shower will take place at 2pm Sunday, October 25th at Stony Point Church (2330 Buford Road). If you're interested in coming, please RSVP to Leah Eldridge at Jennifer and James are registered at Target, Babies 'R' Us, and on Amazon.

RISC 2009 Annual Assembly, Monday 10/26 at 6:30pm City Church will be participating for the second year with RISC in their efforts to bring about positive changes in the greater Richmond community.  RISC serves as a catalyst for congregations of varying faith and denomination to work together, having impacted the areas of education, justice, and health care, etc.  The RISC Annual Assembly offers each person in attendance from member congregations (of which City Church is one) to vote as to what issues will be addressed in the 2009/2010 cycle (proposed new issues are housing, transportation, and education).  Each person in attendance will count as one vote, so the more we bring out, the stronger our voice will be.  The meeting will be held at Crusade for Christ (1700 W. Moore St. near Maggie Walker Governor's School) at 6:30pm on Monday, October 26th.  For further information, please contact Sean Patrick Rhorer (  If you will be able to attend, please sign-up via this online form:

Fall Festival at Gilpin Court, 10/31 STEP is in need of volunteers and donations to help out at their annual Fall Festival celebration put on for the kids of Gilpin Court on October 31st. Volunteers are needed for games, but they are also in need of donated candy. If you're interested in helping out, or have ideas for making this a fun evening for the kids, contact Nate ( The time of the event has yet to be determined, so stay tuned for details.

Also, don't forget to email Val ( if you need to make updates to your information on the church directory!