Announcements, 8.28.13


This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday Erik will preach on 2 Samuel 22:1-25. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Prayer Tomorrow: Please join members of City Church’s leadership and staff to pray for City Church tomorrow, August 29th, from 7am-8am in the church office, 1627 Monument Avenue, Suite 304.

Labor Day BBQ with International Students: Grace Covenant will host a Labor Day BBQ for VCU’s international students on Monday, September 2nd from 4pm to 7pm here at the church. City Church is welcome to attend! If you’re interested in bringing a dish or side to share, you can sign up here. Contact Huey Lee ( with questions.


Fall/Winter Volunteer Schedule: If you volunteer at City Church, please click here to review our September-January volunteer rotation. Thank you!

Women's Fall Bible Studies: Ladies, we are excited for you to join us this fall as we study the Psalms together. We have two studies available, both taking place at Grace Covenant: Monday evenings (beginning September 9th) from 7:30pm to 9pm and Wednesday mornings (beginning September 11th) from 9:30am to 11:30am. Childcare is available during the Wednesday study for $10 per child/maximum $20 per family. Please contact Meg Haden ( with questions. Register for your study of choice (and childcare, if needed) here.

Cultivating Communities of Mercy Seminar (additional childcare info): Extending our friendship to those in difficult circumstances can feel challenging when we try to do it alone, apart from Christian community. On Saturday, September 21st from 9:30 to noon, we’ll explore how to build networks of support to strengthen our ability to care for our friends both within and outside of City Church.Refreshments will be provided. Childcare is available for $10 per child/maximum $20 per family. Register for childcare here. Contact Patrick Shay ( or Blake Stack ( for more information.


City Groups: City Groups are groups that meet in people’s homes each week to read the Bible, share life together, pray for one another, and out of these groups serve their neighbors. For more information and to get connected to a group, email

CASA Volunteers Needed: Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is in the process of putting together its Fall training class. Richmond CASA advocates for safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children in the city.The Richmond CASA program follows the National CASA curriculum for training which includes 30 hours of classroom interaction and 5 hours of courtroom observation during the training period. Fall training is scheduled to begin October 8th. Classes are held in the evenings during a period of 5 weeks in the Oliver Hill Courts Building Sheppard Conference Room. For more information about CASA, please watch this video. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Peg Ruggiero at or 804-646-0518.

Truth Project Discussion Group: Two City Church members–Jimmy Balta and George Davis–invite you to join them this Fall for a Truth Project Discussion Group. Designed to equip Christians with a comprehensive biblical worldview, the Truth Project utilizes a DVD-based small group discussion format. Each lesson examines a specific area of culture (e.g. Work & Labor, Philosophy & Ethics, History, Science, Theology, Government) through the lens of Scripture. The study will meet on Tuesday evenings, September 10th through December 10th. For more information contact George ( or Jimmy (

Sexual Sanity Groups: Sexual Sanity groups exist to serve men at City Church by helping us re-create our minds in our sexually insane culture. If you are male and need help, contact to get connected with a group.

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