ANNOUNCEMENTS

October 16, 2011

Ravensworth Baptist Church

is an inclusive and welcoming Christian community where expressing the love of God to all people is central to our worship, study, and service. We welcome you to our church, and hope you experience the warmth of God’s love and ours while you are here.

WELCOME TO RBC!

“Love one another as I have loved you.”
John 15:12

WELCOME TO RBC!

TODAY
Today, October 16, 2011, is the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. During this, the longest season of the church year, we celebrate life in the Spirit and investigate what it means to “be church” and live out Jesus’ Great Commission to make disciples of all nations. We are very pleased to have you with us as we worship God together.

TODAY
๏ World Food Day
๏ The UN has designated October

16, 2011, as World Food Day ๏ Our worship today will address the issue of hunger and our response to it

TODAY
๏ Fall Mission Offering (FMO) ๏ Collection of Ravensworth’s FMO begins today and will continue through Sunday, October 30 ๏ The offering will go to Baptist World Aid to assist their relief work on the famine-stricken Horn of Africa

TODAY
๏ Communion ๏ We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper during worship today ๏ At the Lord’s Table, Jesus is the Host, and all are welcome ๏ We invite all baptized Christians to join us in sharing Communion with Christ and with one another

TODAY
๏ Benevolence offering

๏ At the end of the worship service, our children will collect offerings to help needy persons in our community ๏ Please give generously—thank you!

THIS WEEK
๏ College/Young Adult

Bible study
๏ Monday, October 17 ๏ 7:00 p.m. ๏ Bob and Sarah Turner’s house ๏ We will continue our discussion of the book of Revelation

THIS WEEK
๏ Tuesday Mornings ๏ Tuesday, October 18 ๏ 10:00 a.m. ๏ Topic: Genesis 1-11 ๏ Teacher: Steve Hyde ๏ The discussion will be followed by exercise and a brown-bag lunch

THIS WEEK
๏ Lunch ‘n’ Life
๏ Tuesday, October 18 ๏ 11:30 a.m. ๏ Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church ๏ Speaker: Rep. Gerry Connolly ๏ Cost: $9 ๏ Sponsored by the Shepherd’s Center of AnnandaleSpringfield

THIS WEEK
๏ Choir Rehearsal ๏ Tuesday, October 18 ๏ 7:00 p.m. ๏ Administrative

Commission
๏ Wednesday, October 19 ๏ 7:00 p.m. ๏ Ravensworth Library

THIS WEEK
๏ Renovation Working

Group
๏ Wednesday, October 19 ๏ 7:00 p.m. ๏ Don Moore’s house

๏ Interfaith Steering

Committee
๏ Wednesday, October 19 ๏ 7:00 p.m. ๏ Ravensworth Fellowship Room

THIS WEEK
๏ ACCA Pastors and Partners Luncheon
๏ Thursday, October 19 ๏ 11:30 p.m.

๏ Leadership Council
๏ Thursday, October 20 ๏ 7:00 p.m.

NEXT WEEK
๏ Quarterly Business Meeting
๏ Sunday, October 23 ๏ Immediately following worship

๏ DCBC Annual Meeting
๏ Monday-Tuesday, October 24-25 ๏ Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church,

Silver Spring, MD ๏ Theme: Moving Forward with a Whole Heart

NEXT WEEK
๏ Sabeel Symposium ๏ Saturday, October 29 ๏ 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ๏ Jesus, Justice, and IsraelPalestine: Challenging the Politics of Empire ๏ Featured speakers:
๏ Richard Horsley, author and

historical Jesus scholar ๏ Naim Ateek, Founder of Sabeel

๏ Cost: $30

LOOKING AHEAD
๏ Fall Ethics Sunday
๏ Sunday, October 30 ๏ 9:30 a.m. -- Joint Sunday

School session ๏ “Investing for Good” ๏ Presenter: Andy Loving, Just Money Advisors, Louisville, KY ๏ Learn how to invest your money in ways that benefit the world and our local community

LOOKING AHEAD
๏ Youth Ski Retreat

Deposits Due
๏ Sunday, October 30 ๏ Deposit: $25 ๏ Please either pay Bob Turner

directly or mail your deposit to the church office ๏ Balance after deposit: $85 ๏ Retreat dates: January 27-29

LOOKING AHEAD
๏ Café Ravensworth
๏ Saturday, November 5 ๏ 6:00 p.m. ๏ Join us for our open-mic

talent show and coffee house ๏ Come prepared to perform or just to watch

CHURCH BETWEEN SUNDAYS
๏ Stay Connected with

Ravensworth all week!
๏ Visit the church web site
๏ Listen to sermons, read the

newsletter, see what’s coming up ๏ Check out the special content in the Members section

๏ www.rbc-va.org

CHURCH BETWEEN SUNDAYS
๏ Stay Connected with

Ravensworth all week!
๏ Like us on Facebook
๏ Keep up with your Ravensworth

friends ๏ Join in the conversation about some important topics

๏ www.facebook.com/RbcVA

CHURCH BETWEEN SUNDAYS
๏ Stay Connected with

Ravensworth all week!
๏ Follow us on Twitter
๏ We’re tweeting regularly ๏ Get the very latest updates and

news items

๏ www.twitter.com/RbcVA

OUTREACH FOCUS AREAS
๏ Make the church more inviting and receptive to families with children. ๏ Enhance our identity messages, materials, and methods to communicate better to those outside our congregation what is special about Ravensworth and how through us God can make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. ๏ Reach out “inside” to connect better with and retain existing members and long-term visitors.

SMALL GROUPS

๏ Coming in January...
๏ The Education Commission

invites you to be a part of a small group for growth in discipleship

SMALL GROUPS
๏ Possible groups include:
๏ Issue-oriented groups
๏ Learn more about and become

more engaged with a particular issue ๏ Join others who share a similar passion ๏ Take practical action to advance justice and the reign of God in relation to your issue

SMALL GROUPS
๏ Possible groups include:
๏ Bible study groups
๏ Increase your knowledge of the

Bible through in-depth study ๏ Focus on individual books or biblical topics
๏ Book discussion groups
๏ Read and share your thoughts on

contemporary or classic literature

๏ More to come...!

RBC 411
5100 Ravensworth Road Annandale, VA 22003 703-941-4113 www.rbc-va.org

Our Staff:

STEVE HYDE, Senior Pastor BOB TURNER, Associate Pastor YOUNG MI SON, Choirmaster/Organist GAIL FEWELL, Ministry Assistant

RBC 411
RBC is affiliated with the following Baptist groups:
๏ Alliance of Baptists

๏ American Baptist Churches

USA
๏ District of Columbia Baptist

Convention

RBC 411
RBC is affiliated with the following Baptist groups:
๏ Baptist General Association of

Virginia

๏ NorthStar Church Network

๏ Association of Welcoming and

Affirming Baptists