Announcements, 7.17.13


This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday Erik will preach on 2 Samuel 11. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Session Meeting: The City Church Session will hold its monthly session meeting this Friday, July 19th. If you have any questions, prayer requests, or items for discussion, please contact Erik at

Prayer Tomorrow: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church tomorrow, July 18th, from 7am-8am at the church's new office, 1627 Monument Avenue, Suite 304.

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 with any questions.


Interested in Volunteering at City Church? City Church's leaders are gearing up to prepare our volunteer schedule for this coming Fall and Winter. If you're new to City Church and/or just looking for a way to get more involved, we've got some great volunteer opportunities--particularly in the nursery, with children's worship, and on the welcome team. If you're interested in learning more, email Valerie Catrow at and she'll get you connected with a team leader who can tell you more.

Sharing Photos on the City Church Website: Last week we launched a refreshed version of the City Church website. One of the new features is a slideshow of images that will hopefully give people a glimpse into life at City Church. We're hoping you'll be willing to help us keep those images up to date by sharing your City Church photos with us. See this post for details on how to do so--and thank you!

RISC Informational Meeting: City Church is gathering a group to participate in RISC, an interfaith organization that seeks to build a community of diverse congregations to address the root causes of injustice in the Greater Richmond region and remove barriers preventing access to basic needs and resources. If you're interested in learning more or in joining City Church's team, we will be gathering in the parlor at Grace Covenant at 6pm on August 4th. For those interested, we will go out to dinner following the meeting. Please contact Barrett Clark at or 804-241-4734 with questions.

CARITAS: August 17th through 23rd, City Church will partner with Grace Covenant to serve homeless women of Richmond through the CARITAS ministry. Our hope is to provide more than simply food and shelter; we aim to provide a welcome that demonstrates the richness of Christ's love and grace. Please consider volunteering as an individual, with friends, or as a City Group. Please speak with James Eggleston ( or Zach Radcliff ( for more info.


Welcome, Baby Lowe! Birdie Belle Lowe was born on July 4th at 4:39am–6 pounds, 9 ounces and 20 inches long. City Church will provide Megan and Brandon meals over the next several weeks as they adjust to life at home with their new baby girl. If you’re interested in serving them in this way, visit Login is ‘Lowe’; password is ‘Birdie.’ Contact Jenny Fisher at with questions.

Mission Trip to Chattanooga: City Church will be sending a team of 8 people to Chattanooga at the end of July. If you are interested in supporting the team financially or through prayer, please email

Men’s Bible Studies: This summer there are two Men’s Bible studies happening on Wednesday nights. If you’re interested in getting involved, contact Jamie Mock, (Church Hill) or David Boyce, (The Fan).

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