PREPARE & CONNECT
This Week’s Sermon: Our “Word of Life” series continues on Sunday with a sermon from Erik on 2 Timothy 3:14-17. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for this week’s service.
Adult Formation Class (Childcare RSVPs Needed): Our next Adult Formation Class is entitled “Discipleship: Helping one another follow Jesus.” A disciple is a student who follows and learns from another. The last command that Jesus gave to his followers was the command to go and make disciples. This six-week course will train you how to help others follow Jesus through an intentional one on one relationship. All are welcome! Sundays 3:00-3:45pm in Room 303 starting November 1st. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need childcare for any (or all) of these sessions, please RSVP using this form. RSVPs for childcare are needed by noon on the Friday before each class so we can plan accordingly.
Christmas Pageant: This year's Christmas Pageant will take place on Saturday, December 5th at 5:30pm at Grace Covenant. If you are a parent, please complete this Christmas Pageant Survey by Friday, November 13th to indicate your family's participation in the pageant this year. All children ages 2 years old and up are invited to participate! Also, anyone interested in volunteering in pageant festivities, or anyone with questions is welcome to email Leigh Anne Jenvey (email@example.com). We've also attached a PDF of the pageant invitation that we hope you'll share with friends!
Prayer Tomorrow: At City Church we strive to be a community of prayer dependent on God for His purpose, protection, and provision. join us tomorrow, October 29th, at 7am to pray. Meet in the Church office, 3rd floor at Grace Covenant. Enter in the back entrance of building. We hope to see you there. (City Church prayer takes place every other Thursday.)
Women’s Retreat: Our 2015 Fall Women’s Retreat will take place Saturday, November 7th through Sunday, November 8th at Wintergreen Resort. Courtney Thompson of RUF at UVA will be our speaker. Register for the retreat here. And please do NOT let cost prohibit your from attending; please contact Meg Haden (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss financial assistance if needed.
Friday Night Dinners: The Friday Night Dinner Series is returning on November 13th–please note, this is a change. These evenings are casual dinners open to all – members, visitors, neighbors – that provide a chance for us to get to know one another and welcome new people within our community. Hosts will provide the main dish, and each attendee (up to 10 per house) can bring a side of their choosing to share with the group. If you are interested in attending, or want to know more, please contact Erin Sheets (email@example.com) with questions.
Engage Conference: Spring Run Presbyterian Church in Midlothian is hosting the Engage Conference on November 14th. This conference seeks to listen and learn about current cultural issues such as personal identity, truth and relativism and gender issues. To register go to: springrunpc.org/engage.
Thanksgiving Hospitality for International Students: VCU Global Education Office is in search of families and individuals interested in showing friendship and hospitality by inviting international students and scholars into their homes to share Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for international students to be in a home, to share a meal and their culture with Americans and to gain a better understanding of American culture. If you’re interested, download a volunteer form here (PDF), or contact Pamela Haney, Student Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
CrossOver Clinic Volunteers Needed: City Church will be serving at CrossOver Clinic on Saturday, December 5th. We are in need of physicians, nurses, Spanish interpreters, and administrative help. Please contact Leah Eldrige (email@example.com) and/or visit our sign-up form to volunteer.
CARITAS: Our next CARITAS commitments are November 15th, 17th, and 19th. Please consider being a part of this great opportunity as we partner with nearby Bethlehem Lutheran Church to show the compassion of Jesus to the homeless community by volunteering to make meals or staying overnight at the church. Check out our online sign up sheet. This is a great activity for City Groups or for individuals. Please contact Caroline Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-201-0508 with questions.
Meals for the Hunefelds and the Davises: The City Church community welcomed two babies last Wednesday, October 14th: Eleanor Jane (Nora) Hunefelt and Lydia Marie Davis. We will provide meals for these families for several weeks as they adjust to life at home with their new little ones. If you’re interested in serving them in this way, visit takethemameal.com to sign up. The log-in information is…
- Hunefelds: log-in is hunefeld; password is hunefeld
- Davises: log-in is davis; password is julie
Caring for the Marshalls: We have been given the opportunity to offer on-going care for two beloved City Church members: Jane Marshall and her mother, Mabel. Our current efforts are focused on providing meals for both Jane and Mabel and arranging for Mabel to have visitors when Jane needs to be out of the house. If you’re interested in taking part in meals and/or visitation, please contact Caitlin Wise at email@example.com and she’ll get you connected.