Blog Posts by Dale Peak

Call for Volunteers: Conversations

Conversations is an evening of music, humor, drama, and moving real-life stories. This year, nightly shows will begin the week of March 25-29. If you’re unfamiliar with Conversations,  you can get more info here.

Our first performance is less than two weeks away, and we are in critical need of at least 60 more  bakers and at least 40 more Children’s Ministry workers.  There is also a less-critical need for ushers, parking attendants, prayer warriors, and make up artists.  To volunteer for any of these positions, please click here.

We also need volunteers to provide food for the cast and crew prior to each performance (March 25-29).  Each night during our Conversations outreach we will be feeding more than 100 people involved with the production.  Please consider signing up to provide one or more items of food.  To help with these meals, please click here.

For more information on any of these needs, please contact Barb Ruffner or sign-up online.  And don’t forget to pick up invitation cards from the Welcome Desk and other tables throughout the RBC lobby the next time you’re here!  We hope you’ll prayerfully invite many friends, coworkers and neighbors to this great event.Thanks.

Dale Peak


Next Generation Project Town Hall Meetings

The Pastors and Elders would like to invite all adults who consider Reston Bible Church their church home to join us at one of two upcoming Town Hall meetings. The meetings will take place in the sanctuary tonight (Tuesday, October 9) and next Monday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m., and should conclude by 9:00 p.m. each night.

These meetings will give you an opportunity to hear some of the vision we believe God has for us as a church, why we think He’s giving us this vision now, and what the stakes are as we consider what the Next Generation Church is. This will also be an opportunity for you to share your ideas with us, and to ask our leadership questions.

Childcare (up through 5th grade) will be available at no cost at the October 15 meeting only.  Please click here to register your child(ren).

Your involvement in one of these Town Hall meetings really matters to us as we approach our next season as a church, and we hope you can join us.

Dale Peak

(703) 404-5013

Give Blood, Give Life

I want to thank you if you have ever given the precious gift of blood at one of our past blood drives.  If you have already signed up for next Sunday’s drive (September 23), let me also offer a big thank you!  If you haven’t yet signed up for the drive and are eligible, I would ask that you prayerfully consider donating the gift of life. If you’d like to sign up, you may do so at

There is an immediate need in our area for most blood types. Blood must be available when needed for patients whose lives depend on it. Over 200 blood and platelet donations are needed every day, year round by patients at the 15 hospitals served by Inova Blood Donor Services.

We’re doing something very special again for our next drive.  We are once again having  two bloodmobiles for this drive.  This should dramatically reduce waiting times and the over crowded conditions that we have been experiencing, especially right after services.  This will also mean an additional 22 slots will be available for us to fill.  Although walk-ins are always welcome, I encourage you to sign up early to get the exact time you prefer by clicking here.

If you are donating next weekend, be sure to eat a good breakfast Sunday morning, get an extra boost of iron Saturday night if needed (steak and broccoli work great), and bring a picture ID with you.  Our website has useful information that will help you prepare for Sunday’s drive, including a list of iron-rich foods.

Thanks, again, for helping our community with its blood needs.  As you probably know, each unit donated helps up to three people.  Therefore, when we collect over 50 units a drive, over 150 people reap the benefits of your generous gift.  The last time we had two bloodmobiles, we collected 73 units!

Have a very blessed week and I hope to see you Sunday.

Dale Peak
(703) 404-5013

A Message from the Goodnight Family

Thank you for the many who attended Leigh Goodnight’s memorial service last week.

If you would like to express condolences, Leigh requested donations be made to the following ministries:

Clarity Ministries International, Inc.
PO Box 10
LaGrange, WY 82221


Open Arms Brazil
c/o Kim Reynolds
1562 Woodcrest Drive
Reston Va 20194

Meals have also been set up for the family at:
Password: LEIGH

Please feel free to e-mail her dear friend Terry Schulman with any questions.

Thank you for your continued prayers for Paul and his family.

Dale Peak
(703) 404-5013

Friday Update: February 18, 2011

Sorry Folks – the Thursday Update is a day late this week as I was at a conference in Dallas yesterday and didn’t have access to a good Internet connection. Here’s what’s coming up in the days ahead:

You may begin returning your Sanctity of Life Ministries baby bottles this weekend. Look for a table in the lobby. You can also bring them in the following weekend if you need more time to collect change.

MARRIAGE BOOSTER: Friday, February 25

Our next Marriage Booster will feature Pastor Paul Goodnight teaching on the topic of children and parenting in a message entitled “KIDS: THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON TAKING!” Registration is free and where needed, childcare reimbursement is provided. Please click here to register.

BLOOD DRIVE: Sunday, February 27
We only have one week of sign-ups for this drive, so be sure to drop by the table in the lobby this Sunday to choose a donation time or click here for more information or to reserve a time online.

It’s the last week to register for the Women’s Retreat. Get your registration in by February 23 and take advantage of this special weekend away to connect with other women and strengthen your walk with God. Click here for information and registration.

Also, if you’d like to donate to our scholarship fund you can bless a lady who needs financial help to attend the retreat. Just follow the retreat registration link above to find the donation box.

DADS AND DONUTS: Saturday, March 5
The RBC Men’s Ministry is bringing back this very successful “partner” event on the Saturday of the retreat. Dads are encouraged to take advantage of this event that includes breakfast, a short family devotional/skit, activities similar to AWANA games, board games, and crafts. Childcare will be provided for infants/toddlers in the nursery if Dads have multiple children. Please click here to register or for more information.

Everyone got off around 11:30 this morning. Four buses of kids, staff and volunteers are on their way to Pennsylvania for the weekend. Please pray for safety as they travel and while at the Bible Camp, for speaker Zane Black, and for changed/renewed hearts for our precious young people.

Please exercise caution as you walk around the church property as we are once again a construction site. Consider carpooling, parking in the RBC Overflow Lot, or attending the 8:15am or 11:45am services during this time to alleviate some of the parking congestion.

In addition, we ask that you park ONLY in the RBC Parking Lot or in the designated RBC Overflow Lot. A number of cars parked illegally on Oakbrook Court were towed last Sunday by businesses who have lost their parking spots.

Click here to hear Pastor Mike answer various questions often asked in life via a two-minute video … you’ll love it.

That’s it. Please worship with us this Sunday as we continue our series on addiction.