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City Church news and York City events in which we participate.

Join Us at Our New Location! Starting January 7, 2018

Join Us at Our New Location! Starting January 7, 2018

Starting January 7, 2018, we will be meeting at our new location!

415 west st york pa

Join us at 415 N. West St. York Pa, 17401
(corner of Linden and West).

Meeting times are as follows:

  • 8:45 am ~ Worship Service
  • 10:20 am ~ Sunday School

There is parking across from the building and on Linden and West streets. Here are directions to the church.

We’re excited about the move as it provides us with a space more suitable to our size.

For a preview of the space, be sure to join us for Christmas Eve Service.

Join us Christmas Eve as we conduct a joint-worship service with Trinity Lutheran, who also meets in this building. For ongoing updates or if you have any questions, be sure to Like our page and connect with us on Facebook as well!




Local Events – Late October into Early November, 2016

Local Events – Late October into Early November, 2016

Installation Service for Pastor Jim Tyson

Jim Tyson

October 22

Please join us in celebrating the installation of Senior Pastor Jim Tyson. Worship and ceremony at 6:30 PM followed by a dessert reception. The service will be at Logos Academy, 250 West King St, York, Pennsylvania 17401.

Conversations on Marriage


New Class, Starts October 23

Join in on a multi-generational conversation about the meaning of marriage in today’s world! Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage” will inform our discussion, but no pre-reading is necessary. This class is appropriate for married and single individuals alike. Childcare will be available. Get details.

Providence Presbyterian Church – Women’s Seminar

Oct. 28 & 29

Marsha Barth Keynote Speaker
In her recent book “The Shattering” Marsha tells her life story of overcoming child sexual abuse. More than another story of victimization, it is a story of “the power of love, the promise of hope and the inspiration of knowing that what has happened to us does not define who we are.”

  • Friday night is open to the public to learn about the impact of family abuse.
  • Saturday is for women who have suffered from abuse or for those who wish to support them. Testimonies from a number of people will be heard.

For more on the seminar, and to register to attend: see the event registration page.

Goings On Around Town

YorKitchen, York’s Shared Kitchen Incubator
October 7 – October 16
Oct 7 at 11 AM to Oct 16 at 8 PM
37 W Clarke Ave, York, Pennsylvania 17401

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit
10/07/2016 – 10/23/2016
Presented by DreamWrights Center for Community Arts at DreamWrights Center for Community Arts12 Performances!
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 – 6:30 pm
October 8, 9, 15*, 16**, 22 & 23 – 2:30 pm*Touch Tour and Audio-Described Performance
(reservations required)

10/18/2016 = October Story Slam
Presented by York Story Slam at Holy Hound Taproom. Monthly Story Slam event. The theme for October is Unmasked. A Story Slam is an event where anyone can take the stage and tell a story. The story should reflect the theme of the night, be true to the best of your recollection, and be approximately five minutes long. Three judges are chosen from the audience and each storyteller is given scores based on content and presentation. We don’t take the competition part too seriously – it’s all about sharing diverse stories.

Bells for Bell 50th Anniversary Fundraising Party
Presented by Bell Socialization Services, Inc.. at Holy Hound Taproom
10/24/2016 Come to Bell Socialization Services 50th Anniversary Fundraising Party for hors d’oeuvres, anniversary cake, door prizes, and more! Help us celebrate the first 50 successful years of Bell and welcome the next 50!All profits from the purchase of every draft of a Bells Brewery beer will benefit Bell Socialization Services. Special thanks to Members 1st Federal Credit Union for being the exclusive sponsor of the event.Fifty years ago to the day, “The Bell Club” held the very first meeting of what would be known as the Monday Night Program, a social gathering for people who had been discharged from local psychiatric hospitals. That night’s travelogue was the start of something no one there could’ve ever imagined would evolve into what Bell Socialization Services, Inc. is today.This is a FREE event.

Re-Imagining Our Community: Cultural Alliance Annual Meeting
Presented by Cultural Alliance of York County at Agricultural and Industrial Museum
10/25/2016 On Tuesday, October 25th at 5:30pm at the Agricultural and Industrial Museum, The Cultural Alliance invites you to re-imagine York with us.What if the conversation around arts in our community was not about what the arts need (money), but about what the arts provide?What if the key to a sustainable, stable York is not something we need to create, but is something we’ve always had-artists?What if the arts are not an add-on or addition to our redevelopment, what if they were the starting point?

Join us for our annual meeting featuring Keynote Speaker, Executive Director Jamie Bennett of Artplace America, as we discuss the impact of redevelopment programs that engage the arts in an effort to shape the social, physical, and economic future of given communities – known as creative place making.

In practice, this means having arts and culture represented alongside sectors like housing and transportation – with each sector recognized as part of any healthy community; as requiring planning and investment from its community; and as having a responsibility to contribute to its community’s overall future. To date, Artplace America has invested $56.8 million through 189 creative place-making grants in communities of all sizes across the United States.

Come and re-imagine what creative place making can do here in York! The event is free, but space is limited.

Creative York Awards

Presented by Creative York at The Yorktowne Hotel

The Creative York Awards, presented by CGA Law Firm, celebrate the vibrant creative and innovative community of Greater York County.

Awards are presented to individuals, organizations, events and/or businesses demonstrating creativity, outstanding achievements or exceptional contributions made to the community. There is a special Guy Alosa President’s Award and a Big Idea! Award presented as part of the ceremony.

Monsters & Mayhem Dance with the Rock-A-Sonics
Presented by York Social Dance Studio at York Social Dance Studio
10/28/2016 This is our Halloween bash! We’re very excited to be welcoming Rockville, MD’s the Rock-A-Sonics into our area. They are a classic rockabilly band with a fresh new sound that keeps you on the floor wanting more!
Our theme this year will be along the lines of traditional B-Horror movie, cult classics. Think Swamp Thing, Dracula, Wolf Man, Frankenstein, Brain Eaters, Jekyll & Hyde, Body Snatchers etc.COSTUME CONTEST WITH PRIZES. SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY THE LADYBIRDS BLUES/JAZZ DANCE TROUPE. YUMMY FOOD.
7:45 Balboa Dance Lesson
8:30 Drop-In Beginner Lindy Dance Lesson
9:15 Rock-A-Sonics!
Late night blues.
$15 for it all
Come ready to dance!!!

Flavors of York
Presented by Temple Beth Israel at The Yorktowne Hotel
Get ready for an evening of great food and music, raffle auctions and more! This annual charity gala features some of York’s best restaurants, caterers, beverage-makers and confectioners. Benefits TBI of York and The Doing for Goode™ Project.



City Church York Local Happenings – Late Sept. into Early October 2016

City Church York Local Happenings – Late Sept. into Early October 2016

Here’s a view of the latest church news, local events, and other points of interest. Enjoy!

Pastor Jim Tyson Approved by Presbytery

Pastor Jim Tyson was approved by the Presbytery, and will become the official full-time Pastor at City Church York. An instillation service is being planned for October 22, 2016. Details for the event are still taking shape, but save the date! Jim is in. 🙂

Providence Presbyterian Church

Voices: Moving from Victim to Survivor

Ongoing York City Church Events

  • The First Wednesday of each month – Community Dinner
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays – Covenant Groups
  • Each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Worship Service
  • The Third Sunday of each month – Sunday Lunch

Get details about these and other events by signing up for our weekly newsletter.


Goings On Around Town

09/29/2016 = La Luz de la Gente Opening Reception
Presented by Creative York at Creative York. Join us for the Opening Reception of La Luz de la Gente! This exhibit features the work of Hispanic artists in our area.
La Luz de la Gente is in collaboration with the York County Hispanic Coalition.

10/07/2016 = Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Presented by YWCA York at LSC DESIGN. Help YWCA York end violence against women and girls. Over 400 men and boys will put on high heel shoes and walk a mile through Downtown York to raise $125,000 to benefit ACCESS York, the Victim Assistance Center and Still Waters shelter.

10/07/2016 = First Friday October: Harvest Fest
Presented by Downtown Inc at Downtown York. EVERYONE is invited to attend First Friday in downtown York! First Friday is a celebration of downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and nightlife hotspots. From 5:00pm – 9:00pm, downtown shops and restaurants host special events, offer refreshments & promotions, and sponsor live entertainment. First Fridays are presented by WellSpan Health.

10/08/2016 = Second Saturday Lecture Series: York’s Revolutionary Story
Presented by York County Heritage Trust at York County Historical Society Museum. Join York College of Pennsylvania Professor Dr. Paul Doutrich as he highlights the important role York played during a pivotal nine months in 1777-1778. York contributed in many ways to America’s War of Independence from hosting the Second Continental Congress for nine months, to providing military leaders, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Discover the impact such events as the adoption of the Articles of Confederation or the signing of an alliance with France, an “almost” political coup known as the Conway Cabal, had on the history of the Nation.

10/08/2016 = Outgrowing Adulthood: A Community Discussion
Presented by York County Libraries at Martin Library. Join us for a community discussion on the book Second Wind by Dr. Bill Thomas. Sponsored by YCCF’s Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging, this all ages event will be librarian-led and will include light refreshments.

10/08/2016 = “We Can Build This City” Cardboard Challenge
Presented by Cultural Alliance of York County at Agricultural and Industrial Museum. Join us for a commemorative hands-on project to celebrate the
275th Anniversary of the City of York where you can build the city of your dreams! The community is invited to participate in this free, fun day of creativity. It’s open to individuals, teams, and groups of all sizes/ages. There will be snacks, drinks, fun games, and a large supply of cardboard along with some additional supplies to create your corrugated masterpiece.

“We Can Build this City” will be led by York artist David Lynch, and will reconstruct the York Cityscape in a six-foot tall version using corrugated cardboard, recycled supplies, and imagination with children and adults of all ages.

10/18/2016 = October Story Slam
Presented by York Story Slam at Holy Hound Taproom. Monthly Story Slam event. The theme for October is Unmasked. A Story Slam is an event where anyone can take the stage and tell a story. The story should reflect the theme of the night, be true to the best of your recollection, and be approximately five minutes long. Three judges are chosen from the audience and each storyteller is given scores based on content and presentation. We don’t take the competition part too seriously – it’s all about sharing diverse stories.


Special Announcement from Rev. Aaron Anderson

Special Announcement from Rev. Aaron Anderson

June 5, 2014


Dear friends and congregants,

For the last 18 months I have been working through a stirring in my heart regarding my sense of calling to City Church. I have analyzed and prayed about how my gifts and weaknesses have shaped, served and hindered City Church in the last five and a half years and how I might best serve Christ’s Kingdom in the future.

In this process of prayer and discernment, I have sought the counsel of numerous spiritual counselors and questioned my own heart and motives to discern if this was the moving of the Spirit or something else.

In late March I stepped into the role of Interim Transition Team Leader at Logos Academy on a part-time basis with the intention of concluding that role on June 30th. As the Logos Board of Directors planned for its future, I was asked to consider a long-term leadership role with the organization.

After much discernment, prayer and consultation, Gail and I have come to the conclusion we believe the Lord is leading me to this full-time role at Logos Academy to begin July 1st.

This will mean a transition of leadership for City Church. As the founding planter of City Church, this has been a difficult process for me. We deeply love the people at City Church and understand there is much more work to be done.

City Church’s borrowed session and Presbytery have engaged in discussion and have defined a search process for a new pastor for City Church. A search team is being assembled and will be made up of members of our borrowed session, members of City Church, and members of the Church Planting & Outreach committee of Presbytery. This team will refine the search process and lead City Church through it.

It has been a true joy and fulfilling experience to be a part of planting City Church and of being its pastor. I am so grateful that the Lord in his wisdom planted our family here in York in 2004 and is keeping us here in 2014 and beyond.

May Christ be glorified in His Church,

Rev. Aaron Anderson


Sunday Morning Discipleship Class Canceled

Sunday Morning Discipleship Class Canceled

Please know that today’s session of the regular Sunday Morning Discipleship Class has been canceled.

  • There will be no discipleship class today.


We will share more details concerning the schedule here. So please check back for more information on future class meetings.


2013 Christmas Eve Service at City Church York

2013 Christmas Eve Service at City Church York


Join us for a special Christmas Eve Service

City Church York will host a special Christmas Eve Service Tuesday, December 24 from 6 to 7 pm. The special service will be held at Logos Academy and feature Christmas songs, sermon by Aaron Anderson and celebration of the truest Christmas gift.

  • When: December 24, from 6 to 7 pm
  • Where: Logos Academy, 250 W. King St. York Pa
  • What: Special Christmas Eve Service