Burger Brothers: August Edition. Restoration guys: Come enjoy a casual meal and the chance to get to know other Restoration guys. This Fri., Aug. 1, at 7 pm at the Bonds’ house: 225 Noland St., Falls Church, VA 22046. RSVP to Drew: email@example.com. No need to bring anything, but contributions of drinks, sides, or desserts are welcome.
Fall Retreat: Registration begins next week! Hot and humid weather getting old? Imagine crisp fall days in the Shenandoah mountains! Restoration’s annual all-church fall retreat will be Oct. 18–19 (with an optional Friday night arrival on Oct. 17) in Harrisonburg, VA. Registration coming to the website next Sun., Aug. 3.
Think evangelism isn’t for you? Think again. We’ve formed a team to think strategically about evangelism in our communities and about ways to make it accessible to everyone. Want to join, listen in, or share ideas? Contact Chris Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to our next meeting: Sun., Aug. 10 at 3:30 pm in the LFPC Library. And look for Christianity Explored small group in the fall.
We need you to help Bridge the Gap. We’re continuing our efforts to serve Washington-Lee High School by partnering with Young Life to build relationships with students at W-L and working towards forming a YL club. Interested? Come find out more on Wed., Aug. 20, at 7:30 pm at 4636 3rd St. S., Arlington, VA 22204. For more details, go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “Youth Ministry.”
Interested in leading a small group in the fall? New leaders are always welcome. Don’t worry if you don’t have a co-leader or a venue—we can help. Contact Liz: go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “Small Groups.”
Join the Hospitality Team: Do you enjoy talking to people? Do you have a heart for making people feel welcome? Or are you just into snacks? If any of these things rings a bell, then the Hospitality Team is the place for you. For more info, email Kellie at email@example.com.
We’ll let you in on a secret: Serving as a Kids’ Small Group Leader is the most fun way to get involved at Restoration on a Sunday, and it’s a great way to grow in your own faith. We’re looking for leaders for all three services (9 & 11 am and 5 pm) starting in September. Interested? Want more info? Contact Louise: go to restorationarlington.org/contact and choose “Children’s Ministry.”
Now there are two ways to serve at AFAC. 1) Summer farmers market runs: We collect surplus produce from a local market on Sunday afternoons and prepare it for distribution to AFAC clients. 2) Fourth Tuesdays: Each month, we distribute food at AFAC from 6:30–9 pm. For both opportunities, everyone 14 and up is welcome. Sign up at restorationarlington.org/ministries/outreach/local.
Eager to move to the new building? We are, too. We’re in the final stages of construction and plan to have our first services back on Quincy St. sometime later this summer or early fall. Watch this space for details.