Announcements, 3.16.11

*NEW* Christian Formation Class on Missions, 4/3 Beginning on Sunday, April 3rd, City Church member Jay McGee will teach a Christian Formation class on the topic of global missions. The class will meet from 2:45-3:45pm every Sunday in the education wing of Beth Ahabah. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Jay ( [at]

Richmond Center for Christian Study seminar, 4/8 On Friday, April 8th at 7pm, The Richmond Center for Christian Study will present "Christianity and Its Cultural Competitors: how a Biblical Worldview Remains Solid While Other Worldviews Fail to Hold Together" with Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. of Ligonier Ministries. Q&A will follow. The event is hosted by Staples Mill Road Baptist Church at 10101 Staples Mill Road. Childcare and refreshments provided.  $10 in advance or $15 at door ($5 more for each additional family member / free for college students with student ID).  Go to or call 852-5151 for details and registration. City Church NCAA Bracket Challenge Enter your bracket for your chance to win the City Church NCAA Bracket Challenge (and join last year’s winner Jennifer Murphy on our celebratory plaque). To join the group go to The password is ‘franklin’. You have until Thursday at noon to enter your picks!


Loaves & Fishes -- THIS SUNDAY Our next opportunity to serve at Loaves & Fishes will be Sunday, March 20th. We will meet at the Conrad Center (1400 Oliver Hill Way) from 11am to around 2pm to prepare and serve the meal. If you have any questions or would like to help out, please contact Kira Disse at kmdisse [at]

New Sudan, 3/19 West End Presbyterian Church is hosting a screening of “The New Sudan”, a film detailing the civil war and the road to sustainable peace as South Sudan prepares for independence in July 2011. The story follows the lives of four South Sudanese and four significant areas of need and development: water, medical, education and church development. The screening will take place on Saturday, March 19th at 7pm in the West End Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (9008 Quioccasin Road). Learn more at

Lent Readings As the season of Lent (a time of repentance and reflection leading up to Easter) continues, please keep referring back to this PDF (from West End Presbyterian Church). In it you'll find devotional resources and readings you can use over the coming weeks.