Announcements, 3.9.11

*NEW* Ash Wednesday Today marks the beginning of the church season of Lent, a time of repentance and reflection leading up to Easter. Please click here for a PDF (from West End Presbyterian Church) outlining devotional resources and readings that you can use over the coming weeks.

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


My Concrete Mattress, 3/13 City Church will host a screening of My Concrete Mattress (a documentary raising awareness about the issue of homelessness) on Sunday evening, March 13th, at 7pm. The movie will be screened in the basement auditorium of Beth Ahabah and the film-makers will be present to answer questions and help lead a discussion on the topic. Please plan on coming and invite others who are interested in the issue of homelessness. You can read more about the film here:

Loaves & Fishes, 3/20 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]