Announcements, 11.13.13


This Week’s Sermon Text: This Sunday Erik will preach on John 2:13-25. We invite you to read ahead to help prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

Christmas Pageant Sets: A group will be getting together on Saturday to paint the sets for the Christmas Pageant. Details are still being worked out, but if you're interested in helping, email Jennifer Murphy (


Food for the Christmas Party: We are in need of volunteers to bring food and undecorate sugar cookies to our Christmas Party on December 7th. If you're able to help out, please email Kate Allen at

Copies of Playing God Available for Purchase: We have several copies of Andy Crouch's Playing God available for $15 a piece. If you're interested in buying one, you can come by the church office or pick one up from the resource table on Sunday.


Host an International Student for Thanksgiving: VCU Global Education Office is in search of families and individuals interested in showing friendship and hospitality by inviting international students and scholars into their homes to share Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for international students to be in a home, to share a meal and their culture with Americans and to gain a better understanding of American culture. If you’re interested, download a volunteer form here or contact Pamela Haney, Student Engagement Coordinator, at

CommonGoodRVA — Educators’ Perspectives: CommonGoodRVA is hosting a panel discussion on education in Richmond, offering educators’ perspectives on their vocation and work for the common good of Richmond. Thursday, November 21st, 7:30 to 9:00PM at Veritas School (3400 Brook Road Richmond, VA). For more information email or go to

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.

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