Announcements, 2.3.16


This Week's Sermon: Erik will give the annual "State of City Church" sermon this Sunday, focusing specifically on Genesis 2:1-17. We invite you to read ahead as a way to prepare for this week's service.

Be Known! Join a City Group! Your life is designed for relationships. The living room has stood alongside the sanctuary as a life-giving location for church life and the formation of friendships and community. At City Church we encourage everyone to embrace this by intentionally joining others in groups, learning how to live in God’s world faithfully. City Groups are groups of adults attending City Church and their friends who meet weekly for this purpose. All groups are open and City Group leaders can be contacted via the church website for more info. Questions? Email Joshua Earman at

Leave it Better: Faith, Vocation, and the Mission of God: Our Sunday afternoon class this winter will explore how our work fits in with God’s purposes. This class will meet weekly for four weeks beginning on January 31st at 3pm in room 303 at Grace Covenant. Childcare is provided; please RSVP for childcare using this form by noon on the Friday before each session.

Caring for the Vaughans: For continued updates on how Rosalie Vaughan is doing with her treatment–and for ways we can all help care for her and her family–make sure to visit her CaringBridge site: You will need to register with the site to see updates. Thank you for your continued prayer and support for the Vaughans!


Common Good RVA 2016 Conference--RESCHEDULED: Common Good RVA’s 2016 Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 27th from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Veritas School (3400 Brook Road). Common Good RVA is a post-partisan vision for Richmond’s flourishing that finds concrete expression in everyday decisions for the common good. This year’s conference will focus on helping us answer the question “What is my place?”–both in the world and as a member of God’s kingdom. David Kim, Executive Director of Redeemer’s Center for Faith and Work in New York City will serve as our keynote speaker. We’ll also hear from Richmonders as they share their experiences with discerning the connect between vocation and location.Tickets are $12 and can be purchased via Don’t wait–tickets are going quickly!


Welcome, Baby Lyell! Sophia Amiret Lyell was born on Thursday, January 28th, weighing in at 6 pounds and 14 ounces. We'll be providing meals for Annet and Jake for several as they adjust to life at home with their new baby girl. If you're interested in serving them in this way, please visit to sign up. The log-in and password are Lyell.

Meals for City Church Families: We are currently providing meals for a few other City Church families as well: Grant, Tracye, and Ethan Woodfin; Jane and Mabel Marshall; and Blake, Lindsey, and Calum Stack. If you’re interested in providing meals for these families, please visit and use the family’s last name as the log-in and password.

Nursery Volunteers Needed: We are in need of 4 additional nursery volunteers to complete our February-May volunteer schedule. If you’re interested in help to care for and teach some of City Church’s youngest (and cutest!) members, please contact Jennifer Murphy ( to sign up.