This week’s sermon text: On Sunday Rev. Corey Widmer (Third Presbyterian Church and East End Fellowship) will join us to preach on Daniel 1:8-21. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. *COMING UP THIS WEEK*
Friday Night Dinner: We are organizing another Friday night potluck in various homes throughout Richmond on November 16th. This is a casual dinner open to all people – members, visitors, 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 TODAY to Rebecca Hendrix at email@example.com
Bless Richmond: On Sunday, November 18th at 6pm, Christians from dozens of congregations in Richmond will gather to give thanks to Jesus, pray for Richmond, and feed the hungry. This event will take place at U-Turn Sports Performance Academy (2101 Maywill Street Richmond); please bring canned food donations to benefit the Central Virginia Foodbank. For more on this event, visit blessrichmond.com.
Welcome to the world, Baby Stack! Calum Blake Stack was born on Thursday, November 8th at 7:02pm, weighing in at 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 20 inches. We are coordinating meals for Lindsey and Blake as they adjust to life at home with Calum. If you're interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com. The log-in and password are both "Stack". Contact Sarah Bonkovsky at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Register for Early Childhood Seminar: Registration is now open for "Early Childhood: The Apprenticeship of Being Human". Graham Scharf will join us to lead two 45-minute talks. The first presentation will focus on love, language, and literature as keys to producing character in children. The second will focus on the topic of story and its role in shaping virtue. He will cover both theory and practice, talking about the importance of early childhood, while also emphasizing grace. The seminar will take place on Saturday, December 8th from 8:45 to noon at All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church (3000 Grove Avenue). Childcare is available at $10 per chid (maximum of $20 per family). To register for the seminar: please click here (and feel free to pass the link along to anyone you think might be interested!)
CommonGoodRVA: CommonGoodRVA is a two-day conference focused on helping Christians exercise vocational stewardship for the common good of Richmond. During this conference we'll explore what it means to see our everyday work as a meaningful part of our Christian calling. The conference will take place on Friday, January 18th (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, January 19th (9am to 3pm) at The Early Center at Union Presbyterian Seminary. The registration fee is $40 for the month of November; it will increase to $55 on December 1st. There are 200 spots available and it is expected to sell out, so please register as soon as you can! To learn more about CommonGoodRVA and to register, visit commongoodrva.com.
Update on Tucker Sibiga: On Monday, November 26th, Baby Tucker will be transferred from the NICU at Henrico Doctors Hospital up to Boston Children’s Hospital to continue his care. It’s expected that Ellie and Tommy will be up there with him for a couple months. City Church is collecting gift cards for food, gas, and groceries to lighten their financial load during this time. If you have a gift card you’d like to contribute, please pass them along to Caley Crawford or leave them in the offering basket. If you’d like to make a financial contribution to Tommy and Ellie directly, you can do so via PayPal on their blog: tommyandellie.com.
Host an International Student for Thanksgiving: We’re hoping to connect some international students with families wiling to include them in their Thanksgiving celebrations this year. If you’re interested in hosting, please contact Huey Lee at email@example.com.
Interested in volunteering with City Church? We’re getting ready to set up the first part of our volunteer rotation for 2013, and we’re always looking for volunteers to help out with various aspects of the Sunday service: welcome team, baking communion bread, working in the nursery, etc. If you’re interested in serving the church in this way, please contact Val (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are particularly in need of nursery volunteers for this term.
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