The Loop / February 19, 2019
Catch Up With the Current Series:
BELIEVE // LEARN MORE ABOUT BAPTISM
On March 17, we are planning to offer an opportunity for anyone who is interested to become baptized. Baptism is a huge part of making the decision to follow Jesus…but it’s a pretty unusual and mysterious ritual, too! If you are interested in learning more about baptism, please let Kenny know at email@example.com or talk to him on Sunday morning. There is no pressure, and he would love to answer any questions you might have. If you are the parent of a child considering baptism, you can also talk with Shawn Livingston, who leads our RevKIDS team, and who will also be participating in the service that day. You can reach Shawn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BELONG // 2019 FAMILY RETREAT
We’re trying something new this year with Revolution’s 1st Family Retreat in Berkeley Springs, WV! Our hope is that Family Retreat will be a time of rest, fun, and connection for the members of our Revolution family. Whether you’re new to camping or an old pro, Family Retreat is for you, and we hope you’ll join us! Save the date for May 16-19, 2019 (but feel free to come late or leave early). For more information, go to revolutionannapolis.com/familyretreat.
BECOME // MEDICAL DEBT UPDATE
Thanks to your generosity and God’s awesome provision, we raised more money than we needed to buy $1,000,000 of local medical debt…so we’re going to look for more! We have taken the next step with RIP Medical (the organization we are partnering with for this project), and updates should be coming soon about how this process will unfold in the weeks ahead. What we can share is that we are going to be buying and forgiving 1.5 million dollars of debt in an area stretching from Frederick to Baltimore and Silver Spring to Annapolis! God is awesome…and we are so excited about what He is going to do next!
BELIEVE // SHARING YOUR STORY
Over the last several weeks, we have been talking a lot about sharing our stories with one another…even when those stories are messy or unfinished! We believe that sharing stories is one of the most important ways that we connect with one another, encourage one another, and support one another in our journeys. It’s through our stories that we truly understand we are not alone, and that our beliefs about God and faith grow when we talk about them! If you would be interested in sharing a story about your life, faith, or questions at Revolution—even anonymously—you can learn more about how to do that by talking with Fred Miller, who will be serving as our Storytelling Coordinator this year. He would love to hear from you! You can reach Fred by email at email@example.com.
BECOME // SUPPLYING A LOCAL FOOD PANTRY
A local food pantry has opened in the Harbor House community, and they have a need for paper grocery bags! Bags are often available for donation at local grocery stores, which is where you come in: the next time you go to the store, please take a moment to ask Customer Service if they have bags they would be willing to donate. You can drop off the bags on Sunday mornings at the Welcome + Info table, or you can give them directly to Edward Giard, who will be acting as our point person with this project. Lastly, this is an ongoing need, so even if you can’t help this week, there will be more opportunities to give as we move forward with this exciting and important initiative!
BELIEVE // LEARN MORE ABOUT FLOURISH
The "Flourish" project aspires to connect people here and around the country with serving opportunities in their local communities. If you are interested in this project and would like to learn more, or even help out, please let Josh know by sending him a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOME // ONLINE GIVING
If you would like to give to this and other ministries in Annapolis, please consider setting up re-occurring giving through our safe, secure web portal here.