The Loop / April 16, 2019
Catch Up with the Last Series:
BELONG // EASTER IS HERE!
Easter is a time to celebrate the peace and wholeness a relationship with God brings, not just to our individual lives, but also to our world. This Easter, we will be holding services at our regularly scheduled times and location: Germantown Elementary, at 9:30 and 11:00. Extra seating will be set up, and we hope that you will join us in inviting friends, family, and neighbors to visit with us that Sunday to hear from God’s story and hopefully catch a glimpse of who God’s people are intended to be for one another. If you are looking for additional events to attend this Easter season, our friends at Downtown Hope will be holding a Good Friday service at their location (255 West St) at 5:30 pm, as well as a 24-hour prayer vigil beginning Saturday at 10 am.
BECOME // MEDICAL DEBT STORY
As you might have seen, the story about our church’s efforts to forgive medical debt in our community have made international news in the past week! We hope this story encourages other churches and organizations across our country to follow our lead in purchasing and forgiving debt in their own communities; there is no limit to the size and scope of what God can do with this dream! If you would like to read or share the story, the most comprehensive article was from last Tuesday in the Christian Post. You can find it HERE.
BELONG // FAMILY RETREAT 2019
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.
BELONG // REVMIDDLE AND REVHIGH
If you are a middle schooler or high schooler, Revolution’s new youth group will be meeting during second service on Sunday! Make sure to be there…and if you have any questions, please get in touch with our team leader, Shawn Livingston, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BECOME // 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.