Announcements, 7.27.11

West End Presbyterian Church Preschool -- Job Opportunity!West End Presbyterian Church's preschool is in need of a few additional staff members for this upcoming school year. Open positions include a teacher for the 4 year old class; assistant teacher for the 2 year old class; and assistant teacher for the 4 year old, one day enrichment class. For more information, job descriptions, and applications, visit or contact Casey Zollinhofer at casey [at] For those looking for preschool options for their children, they also have a few enrollment spots available. Feel free to contact Casey about those as well.

Session Meeting City Church's elders will be meeting on Sunday, July 31st. If you have items to discuss or requests for prayer, please contact Erik (erik [at]

Mercy Fund on Sunday As this week's service falls on the last Sunday of the month, we will be taking contributions to our Mercy Fund. The Mercy Fund is kept separate from our regular budget and is used to provide financial support to members of our congregation and community who are in need. Please prayerfully consider what you might be willing to contribute.

Gilpin Games -- Volunteers needed! City Church will be helping STEP (Strategies to Elevate People) with the Gilpin Games this year on Saturday, August 20th from 9am to 12pm, and we're looking for volunteers. For those of you not familiar with the Gilpin Games, this one day, back-to-school event provides us with an opportunity to get to know residents of Gilpin Court (a 750-unit housing project north east of the VCU/City Church area) and provide the kids with much-needed school supplies. Volunteers are needed to help run the game stations, distribute backpacks, lead groups of kids, and more. If you're unable to attend the event, you can also help out by donating school supplies. For more info, contact Nate Mathews at nathan.t.mathews [at]

Counseling Groups Alec Kean, a counselor at the Center for Christian Counseling will be starting two new groups this fall for those interested and in need of some support. The first is a co-ed group for adult children of divorce, scheduled to meet on Tuesday nights from 6pm to 8pm. The second is a men's sexual addictions group, scheduled to meet on Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm. All groups will have a minimum of five members and no more than seven members; slots will be given on a first come, first served basis. Each session costs $10 and they ask participants to pay the 10-week fee ($100) at the first session. Payment plans are available as needed and some scholarships are available. For more information, contact Alec at 804-356-8013 or kean [at]