Announcements, 5.1.13

**COMING UP THIS WEEK** This week’s sermon text: This Sunday Erik will continue our study on David with a sermon on 1 Samuel 25. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Prayer for graduates: We are planning to spend time during Sunday's service praying for those getting ready to graduate. If you'd like to be included in this, please let us know by emailing as soon as you can. We'd like to include everyone's name in the bulletin, if possible.


Caring for the Sibigas: Tucker Sibiga left Boston and arrive at MCV yesterday to begin the process of getting him ready to go home. Meredith Carter will be heading up City Church's efforts to provide support to Tommy, Ellie, and Tucker as they adjust to life back in Richmond. If you're interested in helping out, please contact her at Also, please know that due to the need for a smooth transition and to limit Tucker's exposure to germs and allergens, right now it is best to get in touch with Tommy or Ellie before visiting them at the hospital. Thank you for your continued prayers for the Sibiga family since Tucker's birth last July and throughout their journey to get him well and ready for this next phase of his care.

Nursery volunteers needed: We are still in need of people to serve in the City Church nursery for this next volunteer rotation (May-August). As it currently stands, each nursery team serves once every six weeks (give or take), so it's not a huge time commitment--but it IS a huge help to City Church. And no experience is necessary! Each team includes a coordinator as well as other experienced volunteers. We also provide training to new volunteers as needed. If you're interested in helping out, please contact Jennifer Murphy, our Director of Children's Ministry, at


More info on summer mission projects: City Church will send out three teams on short-term mission projects this summer: one to Chatanooga, one to The Gambia, and one to S. Sudan. For more information on these projects (and for details on how to apply), please read this recent post from John Bourgeois, our pastoral intern. And please feel free to contact John ( with any questions you may have.

Needle’s Eye Young Professionals Group (YPG) Spring Workshop: Is there more to life than being “successful” in the business and professional world? What is my purpose? Whose Kingdom am I serving? Join an eight-week small group workshop for young professionals (20s/30s) to discuss these questions, as well as exploring issues like work-life balance, vocation and calling and cultural Christianity verses authentic living. The YPG workshop will meet every Tuesday from May 7th through June 25th from 6-8pm at the Needle’s Eye Office at 104 Berrington Court, Richmond, VA  23221. YPG is co-facilitated by J.C. Cancellari and Lisa Rattner – credentialed coaches and trainers, and utilizes nationally-tested resources for skills assessment and professional development. Cost is $30. Register here.

Moving to Grace Covenant: City Church will begin meeting at Grace Covenant (1627 Monument Avenue) beginning June 2nd (our services will still take place at 4pm). Please feel free to contact Erik ( if you have questions or concerns regarding this move.