Announcements, 10.7.15


This Week’s Sermon: Erik will continue our “Word of Life” series this Sunday with a sermon on 2 Timothy 2:14-26. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for Sunday’s service.

Harvest Party RESCHEDULED: The Harvest Party has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 24th. But the location and start times still stand! We’ll meet out at Smithfield Farm (1464 Newtown Road, St. Stephens Church, VA 23148) starting at 4pm on the 24th to share a meal, play some games, and enjoy each other’s company. More details here!

Session Meeting on Sunday: The City Church elders will meet this Sunday evening for their monthly session meeting. If you have any questions, concerns, or prayer requests you'd like addressed, please contact Erik (


Friday Night Dinners: The Friday Night Dinner Series is returning on October 23rd. Please join us! 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, please RSVP using this form no later than Tuesday, October 20th, and we'll be in touch with more details. Please contact Erin Sheets ( with questions.

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 ( to discuss financial assistance if needed.

Hope for People-Pleasers: Fearing Less, Loving More: One of the deepest, most common roots of our relational problems is the act of replacing God with people. Whether it is labeled peer pressure, people-pleasing, or need for attention and approval it is seen in how we overachieve, feel easily embarrassed, or get angry when are faults are exposed. This is a universal problem. This course examines those roots and outlines God’s antidote. We’ll meet on six Sundays (beginning September 13th) in room 303 at Grace Covenant from 2:45-3:45pm. Childcare available by request (please RSVP for childcare here). Email for info.


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 and she'll get you connected.

Help us serve at John B. Cary Elementary! John B. Cary is a local elementary school eager to have faith communities actively caring for their kids. If you get excited about helping people at City Church serve at this local school by coordinating supply drives, praying for their teachers, or helping volunteers tutor in their lunch buddies program, please contact Barrett Clark or Blake Stack at to learn more about being a Mercy and Justice team liaison for this school.

Randolph Volunteers Needed! Out of Christ’s love, we are partnering with the Randolph Community Center to serve as mentors and tutors in their after school program, any day of the week from 4pm to 6pm! (Think of CHAT, but just a few blocks away from City Church!) This is an exciting opportunity to love on kids in our local neighborhood by helping them with their homework and teaching them something new and exciting (i.e. art, sports, music, etc.) To participate, please visit this sign up link and/or email Thomas McConnell at

Children’s Ministry Volunteers Needed! We are still in need of Children’s Ministry volunteers for the fall/winter rotation: 5 nursery workers and 3 Children’s Worship teachers. If you’re interested in learning more about this wonderful way to serve City Church’s youngest members, please contact Jennifer Murphy at

Meals for City Church Families: We are providing meals for several City Church families as they adjust to life at home with new babies. If you’re interested in serving these families in this way, visit to sign up. Log-in info is below…

  • Hadens — log-in is Haden; password is Marnie
  • Bryants — log-in is Bryant; password is Esther
  • Hendrixes — log-in is Hendrix; password is Hendrix