Announcements, 10.9.13


This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday John will preach on John 1:6-18. 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, October 10th from 7am-8am at the church's office, 1627 Monument Avenue, Suite 304.

October 12th Seminars--RSVPs for Child Care Needed: City Church will host two seminars on Saturday, October 12th here at Grace Covenant from 9:30 to noon.

Courageous Conversations with Lisa Ould (Women's Seminar, room 212): Lisa’s seminar will equip us to become better friends, as we listen and enter-in to the lives of those around us. She will help us to see how each of our stories are a part of God’s larger story of redemption and will offer practical application to love and support one another throughout life’s seasons and circumstances. Child care is available for $10 per child/$20 maximum per family. Please complete this form to register for the seminar (we ask that ALL attendees register–not just those in need of childcare–so we can plan accordingly).

Redeeming Frienship (Men's Seminar, room 303): Counselor Alec Kean will lead a seminar for men about being a man and friendship. We will be answering questions like, “How do I avoid becoming a lonely jerk?” Please email John Bourgeois ( for more information and to register.

Congregational Meeting: We will hold a congregational meeting immediately following the service on Sunday, October 13th to elect deacons and elders. All communing members of City Church are eligible to vote. An email was sent out to all members with specific information on this meeting. If you haven’t already done so, please review that email and contact Erik ( if you have any questions.


Welcome, Baby Pitcher! Evelyn Lorraine Pitcher was born on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:03pm, weighing in at 9 pounds, 9 ounces. We will be coordinating meals for Katie, Joe, and Myles (the new big brother) over the next several weeks as they adjust to life at home with Baby Evie. Stay tuned for details!

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 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 the parlor 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.

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!

Run for Mukhanyo: Children ages 4-14 are invited to take part in Run for Mukhanyo, a local youth run created by Veritas student Morgan Lewis to benefit Mukhanyo Christian Academy, a school for some of South Africa's most vulnerable children. MCA provides its students with schooling, meals, and other basic needs. The run will take place on Monday, October 14th, starting at 10am at 3401 Brook Road. Registration is $5 per runner, and runners are also able to acquire sponsors to pledge a certain dollar mount for each lap completed. For more information, visit


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 (

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