Announcements, 9.3.14

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week's Sermon: This week Peter will preach on Acts 2:1-21, 36-47. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare yourself for Sunday's service.

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.

Wrong Reasons...and Good News: Please take a moment to read this blog post from Kyle LaFerriere on his experience as part of the team that went to Chattanooga back in July. And thank you, Kyle, for the honesty and encouragement you shared.

GATHER

Prayer Tomorrow: At City Church we strive to be a community of prayer: dependent on God for His purpose, protection, and provision. Please join us tomorrow, September 4th, at 7am to pray for individual needs, City Church, and for the city of Richmond. We’ll be meeting this week at the Church office, 3rd floor at Grace Covenant. Enter in the back entrance of building. Hope to see you there. (City Church prayer takes place every other Thursday.)

Sunday's Meet & Greet: All are welcome to join us for coffee and snacks on the patio following Sunday’s service. Nothing formal–just a chance to enjoy some refreshments, catch up with friends, and meet new people.

Men’s Dinner at Tanglewood Ordinary: All men are invited to take part in the annual trip out to Tanglewood Ordinary on Thursday, September 4th. Tanglewood Ordinary is located about 30 minutes west of town, so people will meet at Grace Covenant at 6:30pm to carpool; expected return is 9:30 or 10. As the restaurant’s website explains: “We bring out our wonderful food in bowls and on platters, you pass ‘em ’round, and we bring more.” Cost is $25 per person and includes all-you-can-eat food, drink, tips, and tax. Email Stefan Kling (stefanmkling@gmail.com) with questions.

Women's Bible Studies Start Next Week! This fall, we are excited to study the book of Hebrews together. This book connects the Old and New Testaments together and helps us to see Christ as better and more important than everything. This letter is full of teaching and encouragement—teaching us about Christ and his work and encouraging us to persevere in the life of faith. We have two women’s Bible study options: Mondays at 7:30pm and Wednesdays at 9:30am. Childcare is available for the Wednesday morning study at a cost of $5 per child. Bible study booklets are $5 each. (Payments can be made via cash, check, or all major credit cards.) Please use THIS LINK to sign up! Email Meg Haden (meg@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

Common Good RVA Tickets on Sale: Tickets for the 2014 Common Good RVA conference are now on sale at commongoodrva.com. Common Good RVA is a two-part conference exploring how we can work for the common good of Richmond in our everyday lives. Part 1, a public exploration of the common good, will take place on Friday, October 3rd at 5pm at the Virginia Historical Society. Part 2, a deeper dive into faith, neighborhood, and vocation, will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 8:30am to 3pm at the Early Center at Union Seminary. Both events will feature local speakers as well as Skye Jethani, Executive Editor of Leadership Journal and author of Futureville. Tickets are $20 for Friday only, $30 for Saturday only, and $40 for Friday and Saturday until September 15th (price increases to $45 on September 16th).

SERVE

Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed who are willing to serve and love our City Church children in Nursery and Children’s Worship. If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to hear more about, and if you’re interested in serving on this next volunteer rotation (October-January), please email Jennifer Murphy at jennifer@citychurchrva.com.

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