Announcements, 5.20.15


New City Church Pastor! With great excitement we want to introduce Joshua Earman as City Church's new pastor, effective July 5th. Joshua is married to Katie and they have four children: Anna (9), Beth (8), Eva (6), and Isaac (4). Both Joshua and his wife Katie are natives of Virginia and graduates of James Madison University. After working with Cru for 8 years (in Harrisonburg and in China), the Earmans went to St. Louis where Joshua attended Covenant Seminary. For the last two years they have lived and ministered at a church outside of Philadelphia. We look forward to their move to Richmond and ask you to pray for them during this time of transition. If you are interested in seeing Joshua's resume or the description for his role at City Church, please contact Val ( For general questions about Joshua joining the City Church staff, feel free to contact Erik (

This Week’s Sermon: Erik will preach on Ephesians 1:3-14 this week. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday’s service.

Volunteer Schedule: The June-September volunteer schedule is now posted on the City Church website. Please take a moment to review it!


Women's Summer Social: Come and join women from City Church for an evening of drinks, snacks, and desserts! We'll meet at Liz Thomson's house (3314 Hanover Avenue) on June 2nd from 7pm to 9pm. This will be a great evening to kick off the summer and spend time with new and old friends. Bring a drink or a snack to share! To RSVP, please visit the Evite or email Meg Haden (

Backyard Bible Club Registration: Our first-ever Backyard Bible Club (BBC) is coming in July! Kids ages 4 through 5th grade graduates are invited to join us July 6th through 10th at Scuffletown Park from 6pm to 7:30pm to sing songs, play games, and learn more about Jesus and His love for them! The registration form can be found right here on the City Church website. And please encourage your kids to invite their friends! If you have questions about BBC, please contact Jennifer Murphy at


Volunteer with Backyard Bible Club! We are in need of several volunteers to make BBC possible, so we hope you’ll consider offering your time. Some volunteer positions require daily attendance, while others allow you to be more selective about which days you can serve. We are so grateful for any time you can give! To sign up, please visit this link. If you have questions volunteering with BBC (or BBC-related questions in general), please contact Jennifer Murpy at

Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed: We are still in need of more Children’s Ministry volunteers, particularly in nursery as we are adding an additional room. If you are interested in serving with Children’s Ministry, please contact Jennifer Murphy at If we are unable to recruit additional volunteers, we will need to cut back to three nursery rooms. We hope you’ll consider volunteering!

Meal for City Church Families: We are currently providing meals for two City Church families who have recently welcomed new babies: the Kronenthals (Fred, born on April 16th) and the Rawlses (Mac, born on May 2nd). If you’re interested in serving them in this way, visit to sign up. Please use the family’s last name as the log-in and password.