Announcements, 11.5.14


This Week’s Sermon: We will continue our series on the book of John as Erik preaches on John 16:25-33. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday's service.

Thinking About...Empathy: Please take a moment to read Erik's most recent "Thinking About" post in which he explores the meaning of empathy, its role in our human-ness, and how Jesus exemplifies it.


Missions Team Meeting on Sunday: The quarterly Missions Team meeting will be this Sunday at 8pm in room 303 at Grace Covenant Please join us if you are interested! Contact for more information.

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 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. For more information, please contact Barrett Clark at


Support for the Bleckleys: Tatum Greer Bleckley was born on Wednesday, October 29th, arriving a bit earlier than expected. While Tatum is doing very well, she will be spending several weeks in the NICU. We will provide meals for Hillary and Andrew as they adjust to their new schedule of traveling between their home and visiting Tatum at the hospital. If you're interested in providing a meal, visit; the log-in and password are 'Bleckley.' If the meal calendar is full when you go to sign up, please check back regularly, as we'll be adding dates to reflect Hillary and Andrew's needs as they change over the coming weeks. If you're interested in helping to fulfill other needs (prayer, transportation, etc.) please email Rebecca Hendrix ( and she will keep you in the loop.

Meals for the Rumrills: Anna Sophia Rumrill was born on Thursday, October 30th at 11:35am weighing in at 8 pounds and 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. We will provide meals for Eniko, Richard, and big sister Kati for several weeks as they adjust to life at home with Anna. If you're interested in serving them in this way, please visit to sign up.The log-in and password are 'Rumrill'. Please contact Liz Morton ( with questions.

Meals for the Beckendorfs: Wolfgang Hatchet Beckendorf was born on Sunday, October 19th at 7:58pm. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured in at 21 inches long. We will be providing meals to Avery, Ben, and big brother Django for several weeks as they adjust to life as a family of four. If you’re interested in serving them in this way, please visit to sign up; the last name is ‘Beckendorf’ and the password is ‘wolfie.’ Please contact Leah Eldridge at with questions.

Volunteers needed for City Capernaum! City Capernaum is a Young Life ministry supported by City Church that seeks to share the heart of Jesus with Richmond City high school students with disabilities. We are looking for several volunteers to attend Capernaum “club” meetings to assist with activities and love on the students who attend. The remaining dates for the fall are Tuesday, November 11th; Tuesday, December 2nd; and Thursday, December 18th from 5:30 to 7:30. Please contact Erin Sheets at if you are interested in serving.

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!