PREPARE & CONNECT
This week's sermon: Our series on The Abounding Church continues this week with a sermon on Matthew 6:19-24 by Marshall Brown, pastor of Grace Presbyterian North Shore (PCA) in Chicago (and brother of City Church member Rebecca Hendrix). 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 on Friday, June 17th (7-9:30pm) and Saturday, June 18th (9:30am to 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Contact Erik (email@example.com) with questions.
ASK Fun Walk & 5K–Team Princess Rosalie: On Saturday, April 30th, ASK will host a Fun Walk & 5K at the Diamond. Several City Church members and attendees will be taking part in the event in honor of our own Rosalie Vaughan, and we hope you’ll consider joining us! If you’re unable to participate, you can also donate in Rosalie’s honor. All funds raised will help ASK in their work to support and care for families experiencing childhood cancer. For more information–including event registration and making online donations–please visit the Team Princess Rosalie page. For updates on how Rosalie is doing with her treatment, check out her CaringBridge site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/rosalievaughan. You will need to register with the site to see updates. Thank you for your continued prayer and support for the Vaughans!
Men’s overnight: The 2016 Men’s Overnight will take place from noon on Saturday, April 23rd, to noon on Sunday, April 24th, at Chanco on the James (about an hour from Richmond). Registration is $40 for tents or bunkhouse beds and $60 for interior double occupancy rooms. Dinner and breakfast are included. Use this link to register. Questions? Contact Frank Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Psalms. On Monday, April 25th, at 7pm, makeRVA will screen a short video called The Psalms, featuring Eugene Peterson and Bono. The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker, Nate Clarke. The event will take place in the sanctuary of Third Church (600 Forest Ave) and is free. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/560642350784590/.
Race in the Church: On Saturday, May 14th, City Church will host the next installment of Race and the Church, featuring Pastor Leonce Crump. Leonce will talk on Justice: The Church’s Commission, explaining the call for justice inside and outside of the church. The event will take place at the Community Church of God in Christ (1801 Park Ave) from 9am-11am. The event is free and open to the public. More information can be found here: www.raceandthechurch.com.
Child CPR and First Aid Informational Course: On Sunday, May 15th, 1:45pm-3:45pm, City Church will host an informational session to provide education on how to perform CPR and First Aid on children and adolescents. This session will cover the basics of CPR, rescue breathing, and choking for infants, children, and adolescents. It will also include basic first aid skills and responding in an emergency. This course will not offer a certification in either skill but will cover the skills necessary to respond in most emergency situations. This course is suitable for all to attend from teenage babysitters to children's ministry volunteers to parents and anything in between. Childcare will be provided (please register by My 9th if you will need childcare). To register for this course, please fill out this form. Email Jennifer Murphy at email@example.com if you have questions.
Elijah House Academy (EHA) Banquet: EHA is a Christ-centered K through 12 urban school community that cultivates the hearts, minds, and bodies of our city’s children for God’s glory and Richmond’s flourishing. City Church partners with EHA and is hosting a table at their annual outdoor banquet on Thursday, May 19th from 6pm to 8pm. Please email Barrett Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Joshua Earman (email@example.com) if you would like to attend.
Volunteering with City Church: We are in the process of putting together the June-September volunteer rotation. If you're interested in getting more involved with City Church by volunteering your time and talents, please email Val Catrow (firstname.lastname@example.org). Volunteer opportunities include: nursery, Children's Worship, facilities, prayer, welcome team, communion bread baking, and more.
Meals for City Church families: We’re providing meals for two City Church families who’ve recently welcomed new babies: the Emblers and the Lawlers. If you’re interested in caring for them in this way, visit takethemameal.com; use the family’s last name as the log-in and password.