Ash Wednesday Service: We will hold a service in observance of Ash Wednesday (the start of Lent) on March 1st at 7pm at Beth Ahabah (1117 W. Franklin Street). Please note: nursery care will not be provided at this service.
Meet & Greet and Sabbatical Q&A: All are welcome to join us in the parlor immediately after Sunday's service for our monthly Meet & Greet. Nothing formal–just a chance to enjoy some snacks and meet new people. The Sabbatical Planning team will also be available (in the chapel, just off of the parlor) to answer any questions you may have about Erik's sabbatical coming up this summer.
Session Meeting: City Church's session will meet on Sunday evening. If you have any questions, concerns, or prayer requests you'd like address, please contact Erik (email@example.com).
Coming Up Soon
Summer Internships: We are pleased to announce the return of our Summer Ministry Intern Program for 2017! As the church continues to grow, we have need for ministry help in several areas of church life: Women’s Ministry, Children’s Ministry, and Men's Discipleship Ministry. These internships also reflect our commitment to the continued development of leaders within the Church and for God’s Kingdom. Head over to the City Church website to learn more–and feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
Conversation for the Common Good: On Thursday, March 16th, at 7pm, Common Good RVA will host Conversation for Common Good, a panel discussion during which we'll work to unpack the following questions: “How can dialogue in Richmond be shaped for the common good of all who live here?” and “What kind of conversations does it take to help Richmond become a city on a hill?” This panel event will include John Inazu, author of Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference. We'll meet at The Fourhundred (400 W. 32nd Street). Admission is free!
Traditional Sexuality, Radical Community: The debates about sexuality are endless, even in the church. As a Christian who is gay and celibate, author and assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School of of Ministry, Wesley Hill has been on the front lines of many of these debates. In this half-day forum, Wesley will explain why the historic Christian sexual ethic still holds even in our current context, but will also explain how this ethic can actually be lived through the power of Christian community and spiritual friendship. This free event will take place on Saturday, April 1st, 9am to noon, at Third Church (600 Forest Avenue). For more details, please visit Third's website.
Serving Our Community
Welcome, Baby Sibiga! Noah Sibigia was born on Tuesday, February 28th weighing in at 5 pounds, 11 ounces. We'll provide meals for the Sibiga family for several weeks once they're home from the hospital. If you're interested in caring them in this way, please visit takethemameal.com to sign up; the log-in and password are Sibiga.
Meals for the Radcliffs: We're also providing meals for Katie and Zach for several weeks at they adjust to life at home with their new baby boy Max (born on February 10th). If you're interested in caring for them in this way, please visit takethemameal.com to sign up; the log-in and password are Radcliff.
Jobs for Life: This spring, City Church will partner with Grace Covenant and STEP to host Jobs for Life, a 12-week, Christ-centered class dedicated to helping those in need of work. Weekly champions (peer mentors), prayer leaders (off-site), childcare providers, business professionals, and meal prep volunteers are all needed starting on Thursday, March 2nd. To learn more, contact Eric Morgan (email@example.com) and Blake Stack (firstname.lastname@example.org). To sign up as a group to provide a one-time meal or to provide childcare for an evening, use this link.
Benefit for Freedom: Richmond Justice Initiative will be celebrating anti-human trafficking accomplishments with a Benefit for Freedom dinner on Tuesday, March 21st, at Stony Point Presbyterian Church. During this event we will honor the work and progress of local heroes, Senator Obenshain, Delegate Hugo, and the Henrico County Law Enforcement Vice Team! All proceeds from the benefit will allow our Prevention Project® program to reach more at-risk teens with the tools needed to prevent, identify, report, and intervene in human trafficking situations. To attend or sponsor the event, visit freedom2017.rvaji.com. To volunteer or ask questions, contact Marjorie Blanton at email@example.com or Megan Lowe at MeganRLowe@gmail.com.