Announcements, 10.30.13


This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday Erik will preach on John 1: 43-51. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Christmas Pageant Sign-Up: City Church will have our first Christmas Pageant on Saturday, December 7th during our annual Christmas Party (more info below). If you'd like your child to take part, please make sure to sign up during Sunday's service; we will have sign up sheets in the Crawlers-2 and 2-3 years nursery rooms, as well as near the front doors of the church. Please feel free to email Valerie Catrow ( with questions!


Christmas Pageant Workday: On the morning of Saturday, November 9th, the Pageant Planning Committee will be getting together at Lauren Mathews's home to begin constructing costumes and painting sets for the Christmas Pageant. All are welcome to join us and help out, no matter your skill set or level; there are plenty of jobs to go around! Email Lauren Mathews ( or Liz Morton ( if you're interested in helping and they'll be in touch with details.

How to Talk to Your Friends About God: As Christians, we are called to show and tell the world about the good news of Jesus Christ…but often we don’t because we’re not sure how to do it without ruining a friendship or alienating a friend. On Saturday, November 9th from 9:15 to noon at Grace Covenant, City Church will host a workshop called “Authentic Outreach”, led by Stuart Holt. If you need help figuring out how to share the Gospel with your friends, this seminar is for you. If you’re planning to attend, please fill out this form to register. Child care is available for $10 per child (maximum of $20 per family). Feel free to contact John Bourgeois ( with questions about the seminar. If you have questions about registration or child care, email Valerie Catrow ( If you are need of child care, please make sure to RSVP no later than Wednesday, November 6th so we can make sure we’ve got an accurate count.

International Student Outreach: City Church is working with the VCU Global Education Office to help connect international students with conversation partners and friends. If you are interested in being a conversation partner or participating in social events with international students, please contact Ellen Kelly at ellenheart at gmail dot com for more information.


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 Christmas Pageant: As a way to kick-off this year’s Christmas party, the kids of City Church will put on 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. Email our co-directors Liz Morton ( and Lauren Mathews ( with questions.

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