Looking for a little quiet this Advent? On Wednesday nights during Advent, we’re gathering at Erica Chapman’s home for some fireside conversation, reflection, and wintery treats. We are talking about learning to rejoice in the tiny part of God’s story that he’s written for us. Dec. 11 and 18, from 7:30–-9 pm, at 3526 N. Ohio St. Questions? Go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “Connect.”
Register today for the Women’s Retreat! We’d love for all the women at Restoration to join us Feb. 21–23, 2014, at the Capital Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA. Our own Connally Gilliam will be leading us. Register online: go to restorationarlington.org/ministries/retreats. Questions? Contact Liz: Go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “Women’s Retreat.”
Philippines typhoon relief: Thanks to your generosity, Restoration is donating a total of $5000 to relief efforts for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan: $4000 to ARDF and $1000 to Convoy of Hope. You can also help by giving your time: A team from Restoration will pack meals to send to the Philippines through Convoy of Hope on Sat., Dec. 14, from 9 am–12 pm at Cherrydale Baptist Church. Contact Clay for details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroling at Sunrise Senior Living: Join with APEX to bring a little Christmas cheer to our neighbors at Sunrise. Next Sun., Dec. 15, at 6:45 pm at 2000 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington VA 22207. All ages—and vocal abilities—welcome! Questions? Contact Clay: go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “APEX.”
3 AM Girls: Many of you have asked if we could offer another screening of 3 AM Girls, the documentary about children being trafficked right here in the DC area. All are welcome on Mon., Dec. 9, at 7:30 pm at the Brooks’ home: 3600 25th St. N., Arlington VA 22207. Please note that the film is not appropriate for children.
Andrew Peterson in concert: The Falls Church Anglican is hosting Andrew Peterson in a performance of his “Behold the Lamb” album on Fri., Dec. 20, at 7 pm at Bishop O’Connell High School. For tickets or more info, go to tfcanglican.eventbrite.com.
Christmas Eve at Restoration: Join us for a Eucharist service of lessons and carols at 4 pm and 8 pm at Rivendell School, 5700 Lee Hwy., Arlington VA 22207. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite nativity character. Nursery available at 4 pm. All of our offerings at the Christmas Eve services will go to Courtney’s House, a local organization that rescues and cares for children who have been trafficked.
Transform your view of God’s heart for the world. Perspectives is an exceptional 15-week course on world missions that we hope everyone involved in outreach at Restoration will take at some point. The next session begins on Jan. 9 at Cherrydale Baptist Church. For more info, go to www.cherrydale.org/perspectives.