Announcements, 6.26.13

**COMING UP THIS WEEK** This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday John will preach on 2 Samuel 8. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Women's Event TONIGHT: Breakfast for dinner at 7pm at Peyton Mawyer and Lane Burgess's house. A-M bring champagne, N-Z bring orange juice for mimosas!

No Children's Worship on Sunday: As this is the fifth Sunday of the month, Children’s Worship will not take place during that service. We encourage parents toworship with their children and to see it as an opportunity to teach them about the service. (Nursery care will still be available for ages 0 through 3.)

Mercy Fund on Sunday: We will take up a special mercy fund offering at Sunday’s service, as we always do on the last Sunday of the month. Whatever is given will be kept separate from our general budget and will be used to aid those in our congregation, and in our community, who have emergency needs. Please prayerfully consider what you might give.

Baby Shower for Kristin Nuckols: The ladies of City Church are invited to get together at Amanda Vaughan’s house on Sunday, June 30th from 10am to noon to celebrate the impending arrival of the Nuckols’ baby girl. Please RSVP to Amanda (amandaroseb06@yahoo.com) if you plan on attending!

**NEW**

No Women's Bible Studies Next Week: Instead, please join other women from City Church for a prayer meeting on Monday, July 1st at 7:30pm at Grace Covenant (1627 Monument Avenue). Please use the back doors off of the parking lot.

Day of Service on Saturday, July 20th: City Church and Grace Covenant are excited to host a day of service and reflection in an effort to deepen our understanding of the Christian call to "love mercy and seek justice."  The day will begin with a potluck breakfast and a time of worship followed by an opportunity to serve with local nonprofit organizations such as the Richmond Justice Initiative and the Randolph Community Center. For full details (including an opportunity to register), visit this webpage. Contact Blake Stack at blakestack@icloud.com with any questions.

**REMINDERS**

Joint Shower for Emily Bryant and Valerie Warshaw: The ladies of City Church are also invited to get together at Janet Wilhelm’s house on Saturday July 20th at 10:30am to celebrate Baby Bryant–a little boy–and Baby Warshaw–a little…baby! (they’ve chosen to be suprised). An Evite was sent out last week, but if you didn't receive it, feel free to RSVP to Jennifer Murphy at jennifer@citychurchrva.com.

End-of-Fiscal Year/2013-2014 Budget: City Church’s fiscal year ends on June 30th. The Finance Team presented the church’s 2013-2014 budget on June 16th, but if you missed it or have additional questions, please contact Glen Nunziata (glenn.nunziata@ey.com) or Andrew Bleckley (ableckley@gmail.com).

Meals for City Church Families: City Church is currently providing meals for five families: the Eldridges, the Sibigas, the Marshalls, and the Crawfords. If you’re interested in serving these families in this way, please visit takethemameal.com to sign up. All meal schedules can be found by searching for the family’s last name. Passwords are as follows: Eldridge: Eldridge; Sibiga: Tucker; Marshall: Jane; Crawford: Crawford; Shebaylo: Morella.

Pasta Dinner and Cornhole Tournament: Richmond Urban Young Life is raising money to bring high schoolers from John Marshall to Young Life camp to hear the gospel and have the best week of their lives. Join us for a pasta dinner and cornhole tournament at 3508 Seminary Avenue on Thursday, June 27th beginning at6:30pm. The cost will be $10 per plate (kids eat free) and $10 per cornhole team (with prizes!). Contact Ben Morehead for more information at ben.h.morehead@gmail.com. (Rain date is July 1st.)