Announcements, 9.26.12

This week’s sermon text: Erik will preach on Acts 19:21-41 on Sunday. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. *COMING UP THIS WEEK*

Prayer tomorrow: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church tomorrow, September 27th from 7am-8am at the church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 105).

Sign up for Women’s Seminar featuring Paige Brown: Come join City Church women as we get to hear from renowned Bible teacher Paige Brown, as she reminds us of our encouragement in Jesus Christ and our need to serve him only, from I Kings 18 and 19. You do not want to miss this! Join us on Saturday, September 29th from 9am to noon, at All Saints Presbyterian (3000 Grove Avenue). Let us know you are coming by signing up at: Contact Meg Haden ( with questions.

Build Tucker a Nursery: Tommy and Ellie Sibiga are in the process of finishing up Baby Tucker’s nursery as he continues his stay in the NICU. If you’re interested in helping them with some final projects, they are holding a work day at their home on Saturday, September 29th at 11am. For more information, stop by the Facebook event page. And as always, you can follow Tucker’s progress (and to find out how you can be praying for them), visit Tommy and Ellie’s blog:

No Children’s Worship on 9/30: As September 30th is the fifth Sunday of the month, Children’s Worship will not take place during that service. We encourage parents to worship with their children and to see it as an opportunity to teach them about the service. (Nursery care will still be available for ages 0 through 3.)

Worship service on 9/30: Due to the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Beth Ahabah will be unavailable for our Sunday service on September 30th. City Church will meet at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (1627 Monument Avenue) for that service. Childcare will still be available. (As previously scheduled/mentioned, there will be no Children’s Worship during this service)

Meeting location for Christian Formation Class on Sunday: City Church’s Fall Christian Formation class (Habits: Liturgies for Life) continues this Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30. As our service is taking place at Grace Covenant, we will meet in their palor, located on the main level of the building, right across from the infant nursery. If you have questions or would like to know more about this class, please contact John Bourgeois at

Mercy Fund on 9/30: As this is 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.


Fall Cookout for VCU International Students: We will host a cookout for VCU's International Students on Saturday, October 6th from 4-7pm at the home of Huey and Alice Lee. Volunteers are needed to come to the cookout and spend time with the international students; provide side dishes; and provide rides for the students from Beth Ahabah out to the Lees' home. If you're interested in helping out, please contact Huey at


Fall women’s Bible studies: City Church’s fall women’s Bible studies are underway, but you are still welcome to join us! We meet on Monday evenings at 7:30pm and Wednesday mornings at 9:30am (childcare provided at the AM study for a small fee). Both groups will meet at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church (1627 Monument Avenue). Please use this link to sign up–particularly if you’re planning to attend the Wednesday study and are in need of childcare. Please contact Meg Haden ( with any questions.

Save the date: City Church Harvest Party! City Church’s annual Harvest Party is currently scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, starting at around 4pm, out at the Rumrills’ country house in St. Stephens Church, VA. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. ALL are welcome!

Parking at Beth Ahabah: Now that St. James Episcopal Church is holding an evening service, they have asked that we only use the top level of the parking deck. There should be plenty of street parking available as well, but please plan ahead for that.


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