Blessings from the Staff, Elders and Deacons of Reston Bible Church. Here’s a look at some opportunities coming up in the life of our church as we look to the busy Spring weeks ahead.
PRAISE ITEM: ESL Graduation and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
On Tuesday, May 9, International Connection held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to honor those who serve in the English as a second language program. From teachers to homework helpers to childcare workers and the hospitality team – all were there to recount the blessings and best memories from the last 8 months of ministry. Forty-two people attended, enjoyed a meal and spent time thanking God for how He is making an impact in our international community. Over 100 students received certificates for completing the program this year!
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Summer Quest Volunteers
Wondering how to minister to our year-long QUEST volunteers? Encourage them to take a summer break! Sign up to serve this summer with QUEST Children’s Ministry! QUEST has many awesome opportunities. Flexible leaders, assistants,and floaters needed for BABYQUEST, preschool/grade school QUEST and Courage QUEST. Welcoming greeters for visitors are also needed. Please email Joan Lastova.
OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE: Host Team
We would love to have you join us in being the hands and faces that greet and serve the many attendees and guests on Sunday mornings. We have openings for people on the Greeting, Coffee, and Parking Teams. Please email Hannah Yearick or go to www.restonbible.org/volunteer for more information.
WOMEN’S SUMMER BOOK CLUB: Messy Beautiful Friendship by Christine Hoover
Messy Beautiful Friendship explores the complexities and joys of adult friendship between Christian women. Women long for deep and lasting friendships but often find them challenging to make. The private angst they feel regarding friendship often translates into their own insecurity and isolation. We need a fresh, biblical vision for friendship that allows for the messiness of our lives and the realities of our schedules. With stories of real, everyday friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture, Messy Beautiful Friendship encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us. There will be two groups, one meeting in a home in the Herndon/Reston area June 12-July 31 on Monday evenings and one at Ridgetop Coffee in Sterling on Thursday mornings June 15-August 3. To register for the Monday night group click here. Questions? Email Marsha Mathews. To register for the Thursday morning group click here. Questions? Email Victoria Ro.
MEN’S SUMMIT: Monday, May 22 (6:30-9:00 pm)
It is time to act together! Learn about a threat in your neighborhood – sex and labor human trafficking …and what you can do about it! Become aware of the risk to our teen aged daughters (and sons) and the specific actions we can all take. As protectors of our homes, we men need to be aware of the signs and drivers, to inform others, to assure victims receive care and to work on eradication. The panel of speakers at this Summit includes, Detective Bill Woolf, NOVA Human Trafficking Task Force, Howie Levin, Director, NoVA Human Trafficking Initiative and Pastor Brent Breining, Men’s Ministry Pastor, The Lighthouse Fellowship Church, Alexandria, VA. It is important that each of us invite other men to join us at this significant event. Use this video link, https://vimeo.com/217526553 in your invitation. Please register HERE
DAD & KIDS CAMPOUT: June 2-4 (Pohick Bay Regional Park)
Load up your kids and camping gear, and join us for an unforgettable weekend in the woods. It will be a weekend of bonfires, sleeping under the stars, and just plain fun! The adventures are great and small with all the group games, campfire-songs, hot dog and marshmallow roast, and Sunday morning worship. It’s a special opportunity to disconnect from daily distractions, create life-long memories with your kids, and get to know other dads at RBC. The cost is $25 per camper. To register or for more information, click here.
8TH GRADE RISE UP SUNDAY: June 4
Current 8th graders – the Class of 2021 – will move up to join the Sr. High youth group on June 4. There is a gathering of all 8th grade students and their parents at 10:15 am that morning at the youth building. Meet in the parking lot for coffee and snacks. At 10:45, students are invited to join the regular Sunday AM GAP service while parents will meet with Bob Shull and the Sr. High staff for an introduction to the Sr. High ministry. Parents are welcome to stay afterwards for AmGAP.
WOMEN’S PRAYER GROUP: Beginning Tuesday, June 6
The women’s prayer group will begin meeting two times every Tuesday: From 6:30 to 7:30 am in the Jr High room and from 1:00 to 2:00 pm in Room 236. All women of the RBC community are invited to join together to seek God in prayer for our church, nation, neighborhoods and families. Even if you can only come for a part of the time we encourage you to join us! If you have any questions, please contact Marsha Mathews.
SENIOR HONORS BANQUET: Friday, June 9 (6:30-9:30 pm) Deadline to notify us is May 21.
If you have a graduating senior, you are invited to join us for a Senior Honors Banquet held here at RBC. The dress is semi-formal and the cost is $12.00 per person ($6.00 for children under 12). Your graduate’s meal is free as our honored guest. This is a special evening to honor our graduating seniors as they mark this important milestone in their lives. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please email Donna Pedroni,
KIDS CAMP: June 26-30 (9:30 am – 12:15 pm)
Are your kids ready for an adventure? Kids entering 1st grade through 6th grade are invited to join us for a week of games, art, music and superhero action while we explore the identity of our one true Superhero and how we can be a part of the Righteous League. For more information and to register, please click here.
YOUTH SUMMER CAMP: An Investment into your son/daughter’s spiritual health! July 23-29
The annual RBC Youth Summer Camp takes our teens into the Word of God to help them “own their faith” and prepare them to live and take a stand in the world. The theme for this summer is “THE MYSTERY.” Our speaker, Frank Cirone, is the Director of the Ravenscrest Chalet Bible School in CO. To register or to get more details about the camp, click here. Please note that registration will be closed when we reach our maximum capacity (as we did last year). If you have questions, e-mail Donna Pedroni or call 703-404-5039. Early registration deadline is June 1. The deadline for Financial Aid requests is June 23.
ISRAEL 2017: An Invitation from Joel Rosenberg
Please consider joining Pastor Mike and many others from the RBC family on a very special tour of the Holy Land. Only a few spots remain! Here’s a video invite from Joel Rosenberg, just outside the walls of Jerusalem. You can get more information about booking at www.restonbible.org/israel.
RESOURCES: Marriage Booster with Paul Goodnight
If you missed the last Marriage Booster event or want to listen again, the audio and video from Paul’s message are now available online.
CALLING ALL SCIENCE JUNK: Kids Camp 2017
Yes, we still need your junk! Can you provide us with precious set materials like electrical parts, street signage, test tube-ish items, science poster or anything science lab-like? It doesn’t need to be working or complete – broken is practically required. To donate, bring your items to the Quest Desk on Sundays. Email Jill with any questions.
SAVE THE DATE
Blood Drive: June 25
Men’s Retreat: September 29 – October 1
SUNDAY REWIND: Psalms: Getting to Know the Ways of God — Part 1
Meditation is the mother of insight. Meditating on the Psalms can help us discern between the “way of the righteous” and the “way of the wicked.” Click here to get Shepherd Group discussion questions and review last Sunday’s sermon.
PREPARING FOR SUNDAY
Prepare your heart for Sunday worship by mediating on this week’s Scripture passage and listening through the songs we will be singing. Preparing for Sunday post.