Announcements, 5.6.15


This Week’s Sermon: Erik will preach on John 21:15-19 this week. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday’s service.

City Church Basics: Our next session of City Church Basics will take place THIS WEEKEND on Friday, May 8th (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, May 9th (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 RSVP to Val Catrow ( Contact Erik ( with questions.

Women's Ministry Survey: City Church’s Women’s Ministry offers a place where women can first find fellowship with Jesus Christ, and through Him cultivate community with one another. City Church desires for women to be encouraged and equipped to lead and love because of the grace found in Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection. As we continue to grow and develop our ministry for and to one another, we want to hear from you! To help us better serve and care for our community, please complete this brief survey. Thank you!


Adult Christian Formation Series: For the next several Sundays we will explore the Ethics of Resurrection Life (topics will include: love, forgiveness, empathy, steadfastness, and gratitude. This discussion will take place from 3-3:45 PM in Room 303 at Grace Covenant and will be facilitated by Erik, Meg, and other leaders at City Church. Childcare will be available in the Children’s Worship room for those who need it. For more information, contact Erik ( If you are in need of childcare, please use this form to register; childcare RSVPs are needed by 4pm on Saturday so we can plan accordingly.

Arts Workshops: The weeks between Easter and Pentecost afford us time to consider rebirth and re-creation within us and the world. The City Church Arts Team would love for you to join us in the next few weeks as we make time to enjoy creating. Workshop options include…

  • Songwriting Workshop: We have one more meeting of our songwriting workshop, “The Lyric, The Melody and The Hook”, with Jonathan Vassar–May 10th at 6:30pm at the Mathews’ home (606 W. 26th Street). Email Nate Mathews ( for more information.
  • Photography Workship: We hold a photography outing on May 10th (rescheduled) at 10am, with an optional tutorial starting at 9am. For more information, contact Lauren Mathews at

Then after our service on Sunday, May 17th, we’ll gather to reflect on and celebrate our work!

One Justice Conference: Richmond Justice Initiative, a City Church ministry partner, will host the One Justice Conference on May 15th and 16th. Focused on RJI’s mission to put an end to global slavery, One Justice will feature worship time, speakers, and breakout sessions--all geared towards equipping and empowering attendees to do God’s work of justice. The event will take place in two parts: Friday afternoon/evening and all day Saturday. Both will meet at Second Baptist Church, located at 9614 River Road. The cost is $65, but student and group discounts are available. For more information on the One Justice Conference--including more details on what to expect during the breakout sessions--visit


Welcome, Baby Rawls! Frank Macklin Rawls II ("Mac") was born on Saturday, May 2nd. Mac weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. We will provide meals for Kristin and Mike for several weeks as they adjust to life at home with Mac. If you're interested in serving them in this way, visit The log-in and password are rawls. Please contact Emily Sanfratella at with questions.

Meals for the Kronenthals: Frederick King Kronenthal was born on Thursday, April 16th at 11:03pm. Fred weighed in at 8 pounds, 8 ounces. For the next several weeks we will provide meals for Jeannie, Mark, big sister Louise, and big brother George as they adjust to life at home as a family of five. If you’re interested in serving them in this way, please visit The log-in and password are “kronenthal” — and please contact Hillary Bleckely ( with questions.

Chattanooga Trip! We are excited to travel to Chattanooga to work with Hope for the Inner City from Wednesday night, July 15th through Sunday, July 19th! It will be a great trip to build relationships, think critically about loving our neighbors from low-income backgrounds, and reflect on our collective need for Christ’s mercy. The early application deadline is Sunday, May 10th. For more information, email Liz Crim at or Blake Stack

Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed! We are in the process of putting together our next volunteer rotation and are in need of more Children’s Ministry, 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 We currently need 9 additional Chidlren's Worship volunteers and 25 additional nursery volunteers. We hope you'll consider serving City Church in this way!