Announcements, 3.13.13

This week’s sermon text: This Sunday Peter will preach on Psalm 13. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon. **THIS WEEK**

Prayer Tomorrow: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church tomorrow, March 14th, from 7am-8am at the church office (1520 W. Main Street, Suite 105).

Details for Parents on City Church Banquet: The 2nd Annual City Church Banquet will take place immediately after Sunday's service. Parents, please note that you will not need to pick your kids up from nursery or children's worship if you are planning to stay for the banquet; our childcare workers for the evening will report directly to their respective rooms and supervise the kids during dinner. However, feel free to check in if you like!

Loaves & Fishes: Our next opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for those who need it will be on Sunday, March 17th. We’ll meet at the Conrad Center (1400 Oliver Hill Way) from 11am to 2pm. If you’re interested in helping out, please use this link to sign up: Contact Ingrid deRoo at with questions.

Celebrating Leah and Baby Eldridge (location change!): The women of City Church are invited to join us at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 16th to eat, chat, and spend time with Leah before the newest addition to the Eldridge family arrives in May. The location of the shower has changed; instead we will meet at Sarah Bonkovsky's house. Leah has not registered since they already have most of what they’ll need, barring a few larger items. If you are still interested in giving a gift, feel free to contribute toward a group gift or purchase a gift card (Target, Amazon, Cotton Babies). To RSVP and/or to let the hostesses know that you’d like to go in on a larger gift, please contact Jennifer Murphy at


Brunch & Egg Hunt: All are welcome to join us to celebrate Easter a week early on March 24th, Palm Sunday, from 10:00-12:30 at Hatch & Shannon Reppard's home.  We will be sharing a potluck brunch together, and there will be an egg hunt for the kids.  Please RSVP to Jennifer Murphy by March 20th:

City Church NCAA Bracket Challenge: Enter your NCAA Tourney bracket in the 5th Annual City Church Bracket Challenge. Should you win you will be honored forever on our office plaque. To sign up, visit this link. You will need to create a user ID and password if you haven't already done so. The group name is 'City Church of Richmond'; the password is 'franklin'. Picks begin Sunday, March 17th. Contact Val Catrow ( if you have trouble logging in.

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will take place the evening of Friday, April 26th (7-9:30), and the morning of April 27th (9-noon). Church Basics explains who we are as a church and what it means to be a member. It is a necessary step towards formally joining the church, although membership is not required. If you’re interested in taking part in this session, get in touch with Val at If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erik at


Good Friday Service: On Good Friday (March 29th), City Church is holding aservice together with our sister church, Northside Church of Richmond. The service will take place at 7pm at their location: Battery Park Christian Church at 4201 Brook Road.

Meals for New Parents: City Church is currently providing meals for three families who’ve welcomed new babies over the last few weeks — the Fishers (Clarabelle, born February 6th); the Keltonics (Kade, born February 9th); the Hadens (Chapin, born February 19th); and the Baxters (Elsie-Jane, born March 1st). If you’re interested in serving these families in this way, please visit to sign up. The log-in and password for each meal calendar is the family’s last name.


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