Announcements, 1.14.15

PREPARE & CONNECT

This Week’s Sermon: Erik will preach on John 18:28-40 this Sunday. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for this week’s service.

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will take place on Friday, January 16th (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, January 17th (9:30-noon) at Grace Covenant. City 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 contact Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com) to register. Contact Erik (erik@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

GATHER

Women's Bible Studies: This semester we will be studying the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew chapters 5-7. The Women’s Bible studies will meet at Grace Covenant on Monday evenings, 7:30-9pm,  beginning January 26th  -OR- Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30am, beginning January 28th. Bible Study Booklets are $5. Childcare provided on Wednesday mornings will be $5 per child per week. Please use this formto register so that we know you plan to attend. Contact Meg Haden (meg@citychurchrva.com) with questions.

The Makers Series | Embodied: The Christian life is one that is rooted in our physical presence in the world, not just in aesthetic or spiritual ideas. So how does art invite us to live more concretely in this world, and invite others to do the same? How do we manage the tension between discipline (spiritual and physical) and expression in creating art? Join us for the next Makers Series evening on Friday, January 16th at 7pm.at Third Church (600 Forest Avenue) as Jill Carattini (essayist and editor), Karen Watkins-Rios (dancer and teacher), and Sarah Kate Watson (singer and actress) share their work and explore how we embody the arts and live out an incarnational faith. For more information (and to RSVP) please visit the Facebook event page.

Life of Ministry: This semester City Church will offer a 6 session exploration of how to make ministry a regular part of your life. This practical, discussion-based group will meet on Sunday mornings (from 9:30-11am) at Joe Smith Brand Consulting (1700 Summit Avenue) every other week beginning, January 25th. (The other dates are 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/22, and 3/29.) Life of Ministry is open to all and will be particularly useful to those trying to live faithfully for God in Richmond. Topics will include: God’s grace, suffering, calling, and the Church. For more information or to register, please contact Val Catrow (val@citychurchrva.com).

College Students: Come Eat Pizza! All of our college students are invited to meet for pizza in the Fellowship Hall immediately after our service on January 25th. This will be a chance to meet other college students who attend City Church and to hear about fellowship and service opportunities available to you. Please join us!

SERVE

Night to Shine RVA 2015: Several area churches in RVA are coming together to throw one spectacular prom for high school students with disabilities on February 13th at 6pm at West End Presbyterian Church. They’ll enjoy a red carpet entrance complete with paparazzi, hair and make up, food, dancing, games and more. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks (decorations, parking, photography, helping students navigate) to make this evening a success. Contact Erin Sheets at jerinsheets@gmail.com or 804-380-2432 for more information. Register to volunteer here.

Adopt-a-Ram: As City Church continues to grow, we continue to see more and more VCU students attending. Some of these students are connected to RUF or Young Life, but it’s important that we welcome them as the church as well. We are looking for families/households to take 1-3 students on and feed them once a month, at your house, with your family and friends. If you’re interested in taking part (or know of a student who might be in need of some hospitality), please contact Jacob at jacob.lee@ruf.org.

Nursery and Children’s Worship Volunteers Needed! We are in need of at least 15 new nursery volunteers and at least 5 new Children’s Worship volunteers for the February-May rotation. If you’re interested in serving City Church in this way, please email Jennifer Murphy at jennifer@citychurchrva.com.