Announcements, 8.1.12

This week's sermon text: Erik will preach on Acts 16:16-40 on Sunday. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. *TONIGHT*

City Church Forum on the History of Beth Ahabah: Join us tonight from 7:30pm to 9pm in the Beth Ahabah Chapel for a discussion on the history of Beth Ahabah, lead by the synagogue's excutive director, Russ Finer.


Prayer on Thursday: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church tomorrow, August 2nd from 7am-8am at the church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 105).

Gift Cards for the Sibigas & Updates on Tucker: We are collecting gas card and gift cards for Ellie and Tommy Sibiga as a way to help support them as they spend much of their time in the NICU at Henrico Doctors Hospital with their baby boy, Tucker. If you're interested in contributing to this, gas stations nearby include Kroger, Wawa, and Sheetz. Nearby restaurants include Panera, Chick-Fil-A, Arby's, Westbury Pharmacy, Moe's, Melito's, and Superstars. Gift cards can be passed along to Caley Crawford during Sunday services or dropped off at the City Church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 105). If you'd like to learn more about additional ways we are working to care for Ellie, Tommy, and Tucker, please email Caley at For updates on how Tucker is doing and how you can be praying for the Sibiga family, be sure to check out Tommy and Ellie's blog:

Prayer for the Uganda Team: The Uganda Team (Mack and Rebecca Hendrix; Liz McEntee; Jenna Murphy; Jamie Mock; Matt Rawls; Grant Russell; and Katie Spinks) leave TOMORROW! They appreciate your prayers as they make those last few preparations for the trip and while they're over in Uganda working with the children and staff at Living Hope. Please pray for safe travels, for their spiritual and physical well-being, and that they will be shining examples of the Gospel. (They will be sending us updates every few days, so be sure to keep an eye on the City Church website for those!)

Friday Night Dinner on August 17th: We are doing another Friday night potluck in various homes throughout Richmond on August 17th, and want you to join us! This is a casual dinner open to all people – members, visitors, skeptics, neighbors, etc. – and will provide a chance for us to get to know new people within our community. The host of each home will provide the main dish and each attendee (up to 12 per house) can bring a side of their choosing to share with the group. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP no later than Wednesday, August 15th, to Melise Rowan at and she will be in touch with details.

Interested in Joining a Small Group? City Groups are co-ed small groups that gather to experience Christ, share life & truth, pray for one another, and serve RVA. Groups will be starting up after Labor Day. Interested? Email John Bourgeois at


Summer Supper Series: Our next Summer Supper will be on Wednesday, August 8th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Humphrey Caulder Park (414 N. Thompson Street). We will provide the main dish; you just need to bring a side or a dessert. There's a large playground and areas to play baksetball and volleyball, so bring sporting equipment of you've got it! Also a heads up regarding parking: the parking lot will be unavailable until 6pm due to another event, but there will be plenty of parking on the street. Please contact Caley Crawford ( with questions.

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