Announcements, 10.3.12

This week’s sermon text: Erik will preach on Acts 20:1-16 on Sunday. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. *COMING UP THIS WEEK*

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 or RSVP to the Facebook event here:

Walking tour of the Fan! Join us on Sunday at 2:30pm on the front steps of Beth Ahabah to go for a walk and discuss the habits that our built environment encourages. This tour will serve as this week's meeting of our Fall Christian Formation Class, but all are welcome to attend!

Session Meeting: The City Church elders will hold their monthly session meeting this Sunday evening. If you have any questions, concerns, or prayer requests you'd like for them to address at this meeting, please contact Erik at


Overcoming Richmond's Racial Divide: Standing Together to End Poverty: On Tuesday, October 9, at 7pm the Richmond Peace Education Center (RPEC) will sponsor a public forum featuring presentations from civic leaders including David Hicks, Duron Chavis, Sookyung Oh, and Thad Williamson who will examine a variety of strategies for tackling poverty and building a more economically and racially just community and region. The forum is timed to coincide with the anticipated fall release of the report from the Mayor’s Anti-Poverty Commission. It is free and open to the public and it will be held at First Unitarian Universalist Church on 1000 Blanton Avenue. For more information contact Blake Stack at or visit the Facebook page here:

Downtown lunch: Our next Downtown Lunch will take place on Thursday, October 18th from 12pm to 1pm. We will do a ‘bring your own’ lunch and meet in the conference room of Riverfront Investment Group located at 1214 E. Cary Street. Erik will speak for 5 to 10 minutes after which we’ll share a meal and a conversation around the table.

Goochland Young Life 5k: Help support Goochland Young Life by taking part in the Goochland Young Life 5k on Saturday, October 20th at 9am at Goochland High School (3250 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063). The cost is $25 and all proceeds will go to Goochland Young Life. Visit to register. Contact Ian McIntosh with questions at

Loaves & Fishes: Our next opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for those who need it will be on Sunday, October 21st. We’ll meet at the Conrad Center (1400 Oliver Hill Way) from 11am to 2pm. If you’re interested in helping out, please contact Ingrid deRoo at

Healing Service: The City Church elders will lead a healing service on Sunday, October 28th at 7:30pm in Beth Ahabah Chapel. We encourage anyone with chronic illnesses or conditions to join us to receive prayer and support. Contact Erik at with questions.


Harvest Party (with additional info)! City Church’s annual Harvest Party is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th, starting at around 4pm, out at the Rumrills’ country house in St. Stephens Church, VA. ALL are welcome! To learn more, visit the Facebook page here:


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