Announcements, 8.13.14

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week’s Sermon: Erik will continue our series on life in exile with a sermon on John 1:1-5, 14 and John 14:1-6. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare yourself for this week’s sermon.

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will be on Friday, August 22nd (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, August 23rd (9am-noon) at Grace Covenant. Church Basics explains who we are as a church and what it means to be a member. It is a necessary step towards formally joining the church, although membership is not required. If you’re interested in taking part in this next session, please RSVP to Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com). Contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

City Groups: City Church is not a church with small groups, but a church of small groups. At City Church, we call these groups City Groups. City Groups are a place where we are known and loved, and also a place from which we are sent out into the world. To learn more or get connected, email john@citychurchrva.com. City Groups will start back up in September.

GATHER

City Church Fall Kick-Off! All are welcome to join us after the August 24th service for our Fall Kick-Off. We’ll meet out on the portico for dinner (weather permitting). Following dinner we’ll have a brief time where you can learn more about ways to get involved in City Church ministries this Fall. BBQ (chicken and pork) will be provided. If your last name begins with A-M, please bring a side dish to share. If your last name begins with N-Z, please bring a dessert to share.

SERVE

Fall Pregnancy Resource Center Training: PRC's fall training begins with a full Saturday session (9:00am-3:15pm) on September 13th, followed by four consecutive Thursday morning (9am-12:30pm) or evening (6pm-8:30pm) sessions . This Volunteer Training is required for all new volunteers at the PRC. You will learn about the foundational principles and purpose of the organization, essential communication skills, the crisis cycle and how it impacts what we do, and much more to equip you to minister to people facing an unplanned pregnancy. To register for training please call Laura by September 1st at 804-673-2020 or email her at lhuitt@prcrichmond.org.

Tutors / Mentors Needed at the Randolph Community Center: The Randolph Community Center is currently recruiting volunteers who can serve as mentors and tutors in their after school program this upcoming fall! (Think of CHAT, but just a few blocks away from City Church!) Being able to participate in something like this has been a long-time prayer request at City Church, and we’re so excited to give people the opportunity to build relationships with these kids, encourage them as they do their homework, and teach them something new and exciting (i.e. art, sports, music, etc.)! Blake Stack is currently looking for volunteers who can commit to serving one day a week from 4pm to 6pm. For more information, please email him at blakestack@icloud.com.

ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Lost & Found: We have a few items (dishes, children's hair accessories, etc.) in the City Church Lost & Found. If you've recently misplaced something during one of our services or events, feel free to come up to the office (room 304) after Sunday's service.

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