Announcements, 11.12.14


This Week’s Sermon: We will continue our series on the book of John as Erik preaches on John 17. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday’s service.

Art for Advent: To accompany City Church’s 2014 Advent Theme, we’re issuing a call for artwork across various media to further our worship of God in the time of waiting for the coming of Jesus. This year’s theme is O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and it will be built around four verses of the familiar hymn. Advent begins on November 30th, so we will need submissions by NEXT SUNDAY, November 23rd. For more information, please read this post from Erik on the City Church website.


City Church Christmas Pageant, Party, and Sing-Along! Our Christmas celebration will take place on Saturday, December 6th here at Grace Covenant. We’ll kick things off with the pageant at 5:30, followed by dinner, and a fantastic Christmas carol sing-along. Please bring a dish to share! If you’re interested in helping with any (or all!) parts of this event, please email Val Catrow at

Next Common Good RVA Event: Join us on Thursday, November 13th at 7:30 for Common Good RVA: Business. Don Flow (Chairman and CEO of Flow Companies) will join us at McGuire Woods to share how he integrates his faith into his business practices. We will then hear from local panelists who will share their experiences doing business here in Richmond. Visit this link for more info!

Bless Richmond: At 6pm on Sunday, November 23rd, members of church congregations throughout the region will get together at U-Turn (2101 Maywill Street) to give thanks, pray for Richmond, and collect food donations for the hungry. For more information, visit


City Group Leaders Needed! City Church is not a church with small groups, but a church of small groups; we call these groups City Groups. As City Church continues to grow, we need to train new leaders for new groups. If you are interested learning more about City Group leadership, email

Pageant Workday THIS SATURDAY: There will be one final Christmas pageant workday this Saturday, November 15th. We would love to have your help with finishing costumes and putting together sets! Because of the marathon, the workday will start at 2pm, but feel free to drop by anytime as you are able. No experience is necessary, we would love to have anyone willing to help! We will meet at 108 S. Addison Street. Please contact Jessica Mayes with questions (

Meals for City Church Families: We are currently providing meals for the Beckendorfs, the Bleckleys, and the Rumrills, as they’ve each welcomed new babies in the last couple weeks. If you’re interested in serving them in the way, please visit to sign up. The passwords are...Beckendorf: woflie; Bleckley: bleckley; and Rumrill: rumrill.

Pregnancy Resource Center Training: The Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond is looking for men and women who hold a biblical worldview of life and have a desire to compassionately serve people who may be unprepared for pregnancy. Please consider attending the following events if this describes you:

  • Pre-Training Orientation Night–Thursday, December 4th from 7pm – 8:30 pm. Come meet the staff, take a tour of the center, and hear an overview of the PRC’s ministry and how you can be involved.
  • Winter Volunteer Training Course–Saturday, February 7th (2015) from 9am to 4pm and continues for the following five Thursdays (morning or evening classes available).

Please contact Cynthia Yount at or at 804-673-2020 for more information or to obtain a volunteer packet. Deadline to register is January 12th, 2015!