Announcements, 11.28.12

(Don't forget to register for the Early Childhood Seminar on December 8th so we know how many families will need childcare! See the link below!)

This week’s sermon text: This Sunday (the first Sunday of Advent) Erik will preach on Acts 22:22-23:22. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.


Parking on Sunday: We will not have access to the parking deck on December 2nd (this Sunday), 16th, and 24th. There should be plent of on-street parking available, but please plan accordingly.

Local Government and the Christian Life (Dinner and Discussion): Local/city government can have the most significant impact on your everyday life and community, yet we often have a limited understanding of the local structure, policies, and conduits which allow us to engage and change our communities. Barrett Clark will be hosting a review and discussion of Richmond City’s local government - how it affects our schools, urban planning, taxes, and communities –and how we are to engage it as Christians. Bring your own dinner and join us at the Joel House at 6:30 on Sunday, December 2nd.  Please email Barrett Clark at to if your interested in attending or have questions.


Welcome to the World, Baby Hershey! Gwyneth Estelle Hershey was born on Tuesday, November 27th at 4:22am (7 pounds, 1 ounce; 20 inches). Mom and baby are doing well and will head home from the hospital tomorrow. We are coordinating meals for Kari and Jon as the adjust to life at home with their baby girl. If you're interested in serving them in this way, visit and password are 'Hershey'. Contact Jennifer Walker ( with questions.

A Note About End-of-Year Gifts: We know that many of you are praying about and planning for additional financial contributions to City Church before the end of 2012. As you do so, please note that contributions must be in our possession no later than December 31st in order for them to be eligible for deduction on your 2012 taxes -- regardless of postmark or credit card processing date. Feel free to contact Valerie Catrow (City Church's administrator) 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

Nursery Volunteers Needed: As City Church continues to grow, so does our need for volunteers to serve in the church nursery and help care for the youngest members of our church family. We are still in need of about 12 additional volunteers to achieve our goal of opening a third childcare room (one for infants, one for sitters/crawlers, and one for toddlers) starting in January. If you’re interested in serving City Church in this way, or have questions about what working in the nursery involves, please contact Valerie Catrow at


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