Opportunities to serve with STEP

STEP began our spring semester of Jobs for Life this week, with 12 new and 2 returning students!  This is our second semester holding the class in Gilpin Court’s community center, and both semesters we have experience a higher than normal student interest.  To support these students, we are still in need of 5 more mentors.
 
We also need a few more volunteers to help with childcare for the children of the students. This can be a one-time or ongoing commitment. 
 
Meal providers are also needed – please see this link for more information and to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094fa8ad2aa3fb6-step
 
Those who are interested can email Bekah at bekahyowell@steprichmond.org or call the STEP office at 804.648.7552.

Announcements

There will be a family movie night this Friday, 2/23, in the CPC sanctuary. Snacks will be served at 6:45pm, and the movie will start promptly at 7pm. Showing: North Avenue Irregulars, an old, goofy Disney comedy, clean and family friendly. Hope to see you there! Any questions, contact the Freemans. 

The Sunday evening Community Group will be hosting some guests from Radical Love on 2/25 at 5:30pm in the Manse. (Doug and Carla McMurry's daughter, Lisa, and her husband, Scott, are on the leadership team.) Everyone is welcome to come for worship, to hear testimonies of powerful encounters with the Holy Spirit, and to receive prayer for healing and impartation.

Common Good RVA’s 2018 conference with Andy Crouch, Saturday, March 3rd, 8:30am to 1:30pm at Union Presbyterian Seminary (3401 Brook Road). To register, please visit commongoodrva.com.

The Soul of Shame, with Curt Thompson, M.D. Saturday, 3/17, 9-12 at West End Presbyterian Church. Free and open to the public. 

It's still flu season, and we have many among us with weakened immune systems. It's not too late to get a flu shot. And grace abounds if you need to stay home and miss a Sunday with us. Let's keep each other in prayer for health, and take wise precautions to avoid sharing germs. 

It's never too late to begin a plan for daily Bible reading. If this isn't part of your routine, what are you waiting for? You can read about what Kevin and several others in the church are doing this year, here

Our next Potluck Lunch will be Sunday, March 18, immediately after the morning service. 

 

2018 Lenten Readings

Today is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Once again, Kevin Greene, at West End Presbyterian Church, has put together a wonderful lenten devotional. You can learn more about Lent, read posts, and sign up to receive daily posts via email, here

Sunday Morning Women's Group!

The women’s Sunday School class that meets from 9:30-10:35 in the Library on Sunday mornings is starting a new study on March 4th entitled “Finding I AM”.  We will be using the bible study series by Lysa Terkeurst which focuses on the I AM statements of Jesus from the Gospel of John.  If you are not currently in the women’s class, but would like to join us for this series, please let Marilyn Metzler know at 804-683-5990 or mjmetzler1@verizon.net so a book can be ordered for you. We’d love to have you join us!
 

Two Events You Won't Want to Miss!

1. Common Good RVA Conference

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Registration is underway for the 2018 Common Good RVA conference: A Common Good for the Vulnerable.

Andy Crouch, author of Strong and Weak, Playing God, Culture Making, and The Tech-Wise Family, will serve as our keynote speaker during a morning spent exploring this idea:

A common good that does no good for the vulnerable is neither common, nor good.

We’ll also hear from:

  • Carrie Rose Pace, Director of Communications, Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC)
  • Don Coleman, lead pastor of East End Fellowship and former Richmond Public School Board member

Our morning will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Rachel Burgess, Vice President and Director of Research Operations at SIR.

We'll meet on Saturday, March 3rd, 8:30am-1:30pm, at Union Presbyterian Seminary (3401 Brook Road)

Tickets are $15 through February 5th; the price goes up to $20 beginning February 6th.

Childcare is available for ages 2 and up for $10 per child, but you must register by February 5th to secure a spot. Childcare concludes at 12pm.

Your conference registration fee includes a $5 voucher to be used for lunch at a local restaurant (Urban Farmhouse in Scott's Addition or Triple Crossing in Fulton) where we’ll have the chance to continue our conversations inspired by the morning’s discussion.

2. The Soul of Shame, with Curt Thompson, M.D.

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Movie Night

There will be a family movie night, Friday, February 23, in the CPC sanctuary. Snacks will be served at 6:45 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 7 p.m. Showing: North Avenue Irregulars, and old, goofy Disney comedy, clean and family friendly. Hope to see you there! Any questions, contact the Freemans. 

Do you have 2017 picture calendars?

Kirby Worthington is collecting picture calendars. If you still have some from 2017 that you no longer need, please pass them along to her rather than throw them away.

Sunday Evening Community Group

The Freeman's Sunday night small group is starting a new study. We will be using the book "When heaven invades earth".

We will be challenging each other to pray for the sick, get words for others, and go on an outreach.

If this sounds like something you would like to learn more about please join us on Sunday evenings at 5:30 in the manse.

 

Also, the group will be hosting some guests from Radical Love on February 25th at 5:30 pm in the Manse.

(Doug and carla McMurry's daughter Lisa and her husband Scott are on the leadership team)

Everyone is welcome to come for worship, to hear testimonies of powerful encounters with the Holy Spirit, and to receive prayer for healing and impartation.