Announcements, 10.16.13


This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday Erik will preach on John 1:19-34. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Working Lunch Downtown. Do you work in or near downtown? Join us for a conversation over lunch about the Christian Faith and your work on Thursday, October 17th (tomorrow) from 12-1pm. Bring your own lunch and meet in the conference room of Riverfront Investment Group located at 1214 E. Cary Street.

Loaves & Fishes Interest Meeting: We will hold a brief meeting after our service in room 311 (the Children's Worship room--this is a change!) on Sunday, October 20th for those interested in learning more about helping with Loaves & Fishes, our monthly outreach in which we prepare and serve a meal for those in need. Please contact Elizabeth Robertson ( with questions.

Makers Series: At 7pm on Friday, October 18th, Third Presbyterian Church (600 Forest Avenue) will host an evening of creativity, conversation, and community as we hear from poet Aaron Belz, illustrator Duncan Robertson, and musician Bethany Taulbee. Join them in a discussion about what it means to be a maker in the image of God. This event is free and open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit


Ordination Reception: Following worship on Sunday, October 27th, we will have an Ordination Reception in the Fellowship Hall to celebrate our new Associate Pastor, elders, and deacons. All are welcome! If you are interested in bringing an appetizer or dessert to share, we would love your help! Please contact Annie MacKimmie ( to let her know what you'd like to bring.

Creativity, Power, and Our Christian Calling (with Andy Crouch): The Richmond Center for Christian Study presents “Restoring the Image: Creativity, Power and Our Christian Calling,” with Andy Crouch (Executive Editor of Christianity Today and author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power  and the award-winning Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling).This event will take place on at 7pm on Wednesday, November 6th at Reveille United Methodist Church (4200 Cary Street Road). There will also be an optional dinner with Andy at 6pm (pre-registration required). Refreshments and childcare provided. Register and get details at or call 804-852-5151.


City Church Harvest Party (new details!): City Church’s Annual Harvest Party is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th at 4pm. We’ll meet out at Richard and Eniko Rumrill’s home in St. Stephens Church (directions to follow soon) to share a meal, play some games, and enjoy each other’s company. Please bring a side or desser to share, as well as chairs and blankets. That evening we will also hold City Church’s 2nd Annual Pie Contest, complete with a panel of judges and prizes for the top pies. Email Liz Morton ( with questions. And keep an eye on your email for directions to the party and additional details!

City Church Christmas Pageant: As a way to kick-off this year’s Christmas party, the kids of City Church will put our first-ever Christmas Pageant! The pageant will take place on Saturday, December 7th at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at Grace Covenant; the party will begin right after the pageant ends at around 6. We will also hold a brief rehearsal after our regular service on Sunday, November 24th. Kids of all ages (steady walkers and up) are invited to take part. More information on this will be coming soon, but feel free to email our co-directors Liz Morton ( and Lauren Mathews ( with questions.

Meals for City Church Families: City Church has been blessed with several new babies over the last few weeks! If you’re interested in providing a meal for these families, please visit and sign up. Please see info for individual families below:

  • Warshaws (Madeline, born September 3rd): log-in and password are “Warshaw”, coordinator is Valerie Catrow (
  • Whipples (Gus, born September 4th): log-in and password are “Whipple”, coordinator is Shannon Reppard (
  • Bryants (Hank, born September 15th): log-in and password are “Bryant”, coordinator is Sarah Eckhart (
  • Clarkes (Beatrice, born September 20th): log-in and password are “Clarke”, coordinator is Caley Crawford (
  • Pitchers (Evelyn, born October 8th): log-in and password are "Pitcher", coordinator is Jenny Fisher (

(Want to be added to the City Church mailing list? Email Valerie Catrow to sign up.)