Announcements, 4.20.11

*NEW* Easter Sunday Traffic Richmond's "Easter on Parade" will take place this Sunday from 1pm to 5pm just a few blocks from Beth Ahabah on Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis. Those four blocks of Monument Avenue will be closed for the duration of the parade, and we should expect more traffic (motor vehicle and pedestrian) in the area. Please plan accordingly! Young Professionals Workshop Join Needle’s Eye for a 7-week, small group workshop for young professionals looking to grapple with topics around spiritual and professional growth. YPG is co-facilitated by credentialed coaches to aid in skill assessment and professional development. Most of all, you’ll find an open space to think through some of life’s most important topics- like faith, work, and family. Tuesdays, April 26th through June 7th from 6pm to 8pm For more information contact Ruthie Byrne at rmbyrne [at] or visit this link:


Good Friday Service Please join us for a Good Friday service on Friday, April 22nd, 7pm at the Blanchards' house (1703 Hanover Avenue) as we recount the night of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Communion will be served. No childcare will be provided although children are welcome to attend.

Celebrating Easter See this PDF outlining some rationale, ideas, and methods for celebrating Easter for what it is: the greatest day of the Christian year.

Binford Community Garden Workday -- THIS SATURDAY On Saturday, April 23rd from 8am to noon, we will help Binford Middle put together a community garden. Bring garden tools (spades, wheelbarrows, rakes, etc.) and meet on the East-side of Binford Middle (Vine at Floyd). If you have any questions, contact Erik at erik [at] All participants will need to fill out on an online form here:

Pregnancy Resource Center’s Walk for Life The Pregnancy Resource Center’s Walk for Life is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th from 10am to 1pm. They are looking for volunteers to participate in this 2-mile walk and to find sponsors as the Center’s primary community fundraisers. For more information contact Valerie Warshaw (valeriewarshaw [at] or visit this link:

Save the Date! City Church's Men's Weekend is scheduled for Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th. We will be going to Deltaville on the River for a casual time of hanging out. More details to follow.