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Thank you so much for prioritizing Restoration Church in your generous giving. Your consistency provides stability, strength and support to Restoration Church’s ministry, Lives are being changed because of you!

What’s New to Online Giving?

We recently switched to a new system to make your online giving easier, faster and more secure than ever. Many of us don’t carry cash or a checkbook anymore, but we do carry our smartphones. Now you can give online in just seconds. The first time you give you can set up your secure account and from then on you’ll be all set. Have questions? Read our FAQs.

Christmas Eve Giving Total: $277,054

The Season of Advent invites us to reimagine and rediscover the joy of the coming gift of our Savior Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus reminds us that this season is not just about the gifts we receive, but what we give to others so that they, too, can rediscover joy, peace, hope and love in this season. Every cent of your generosity enables our church and organizations in our community and world to do the life transforming work of the Holy Spirit.

Since 2006, our church has had the tradition of donating the entire offering taken at Christmas eve totaling $3,000,000. Last year’s was one of the largest we have ever collected, over $276,000. This year’s recipients are Cornerstones, Helping Children Worldwide, Community and World Impact Fund and A Place to Be. Every cent of your generosity will be sent to our ministry partners to help further the work that God is doing to transform lives and build better futures for families, individuals and communities across the globe.

Helping Children Worldwide

Helping Children Worldwide has launched a new initiative called “Sponsor a Village.” This program creates ways for people to directly support families by providing communities with three years of funding for family empowerment programs, micro-finance training, clean water sources, school development and sanitation infrastructure. The “Sponsor a Village” program encourages local control and ownership of issues faced by families.

Cornerstones

Cornerstones will be celebrating 50 years of serving the Herndon Reston community offering support and advocacy for those in need. Cornerstones has been a beacon of hope for people by providing food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare and other human services. As they look to the future, their hope is to expand their case worker staff and double the amount of affordable housing they offer so that more lives can be transformed through their work.

A Place to Be

A Place to Be is a therapeutic arts non-profit organization that serves people of all ages with disabilities and medical and mental health struggles through music therapy in both Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Their unique Performance-Based Music Therapy programs help their clients achieve therapeutic goals and discover unrealized potential in a supportive, engaging and fun environment. Their vision of inclusivity, respect, love, acceptance and hope sees everyone as equal, valuable and able with their own unique gifts and talents.

The Community and World Impact Fund

The Community and World Impact Fund enables our church and pastoral staff to respond to the immediate challenges of those in need. The CWI allows our church to serve members and families in crisis and partner organizations that meet vital needs in our world and community. Through this fund, the pastoral staff are able to minister to our community not just through prayers and presence, but with financial resources that make an impact.

Your general fund estimates of giving are a critical part of how we make a difference in our church, our community and our world. Please know that you may change your commitment at any time by notifying the finance office.

Restoration’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Since Restoration started more than three years ago, we have seen radical transformation in the lives of people in our community. Many of our leaders have been asking, what’s next for Restoration? At our three year birthday celebration, Tim Ward asked “what are your dreams for Restoration?”

We believe that now is the time to take bold steps to reach new people in our community. After reading lots of your dreams and having conversations about the future, there are a few initiatives we have come up with on which we want to hear from you. To bring these initiatives to life, we are launching a 2018 Dream Capital Campaign.

Begin your journey to dream what God will do through us. Complete a Commitment Card to contribute to the campaign.

FOREST EDGE CLASSROOM LIBRARIES ($30,000): In conversations with the principal of Forest Edge we have learned that there is a large need for classroom libraries. Reading is one of those abilities that transforms a child’s life. The principal has requested that in addition to our mentoring, we provide as many sets of classroom libraries as possible.

RESTON AFTER SCHOOL PROJECT ($20,000): In conjunction with Fairfax County Schools, Cornerstones has launched a project called RestOn. ON (Opportunity Neighborhood) has a goal of transforming child and family poverty in Reston. We have been asked to consider launching an after school program for the kids of Cedar Ridge Community in kindergarten and first grade. The program would provide volunteer opportunities and connections as well.

EVANGELISM AND OUTREACH ($30,000): We believe that we are called to reach out deeply into our community. While we are connected in many areas in North Reston, we have been asked “what about South Reston” and more specifically, South Lakes High School. Dream Campaign funds will help us connect inthe South Reston community as well as with South Lakes High School.

LOUDOUN COUNTY CAMPUS ($30,000): Restoration was launched through the generous gifts of the people of our Herndon campus – Floris United Methodist Church. Floris has an opportunity to partner with the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to plant a third Floris campus in Loudoun County, a fast-growing community where many Floris members currently live. The new campus which will be located along the Rt. 50 corridor would be called Restoration Loudoun.

COMMUNICATIONS/MARKETING CAMPAIGN ($20,000): We want everyone in the community to know about Restoration. After three years we think it is time to do a major marketing campaign to include advertisements in magazines, on the metro, direct marketing, etc. We want more people to know about this community.

FOREST EDGE CLASSROOM LIBRARIES ($30,000): In conversations with the principal of Forest Edge we have learned that there is a large need for classroom libraries. Reading is one of those abilities that transforms a child’s life. The principal has requested that in addition to our mentoring, we provide as many sets of classroom libraries as possible.

FOREST EDGE CLASSROOM LIBRARIES ($30,000): In conversations with the principal of Forest Edge we have learned that there is a large need for classroom libraries. Reading is one of those abilities that transforms a child’s life. The principal has requested that in addition to our mentoring, we provide as many sets of classroom libraries as possible.

A NEW TRUCK ($30,000): Each week everything that we use at Restoration is brought to Forest Edge Elementary. We had a very generous donation of a vehicle when we started and did not invest any capital into the truck. At this point our truck is at the end of its life. We can no longer continue to invest funds into repairing it. We need to purchase a new solution.

PROJECTION SYSTEM ($12,000): You may have noticed videos are very difficult to see on our projector. In addition to this the reliability of our projector is getting less and less. We are using a donated projector that’s more than 12 years old. A new projector would help us to continue to provide worship that is more relevant and diverse.

ENVIRONMENTAL UPGRADES ($8,000): We are so grateful to worship at Forest Edge Elementary each week. We have done many things to try and beautify the space where we worship. It is time for new signage and more creative designs for the space. These are the first things our guests experience when they come to worship, KidsLife and KidsCare. We want to make our KidsCare area more kid-friendly and our worship area and welcome areas more beautiful as you walk in.

FOREST EDGE CLASSROOM LIBRARIES ($30,000): In conversations with the principal of Forest Edge we have learned that there is a large need for classroom libraries. Reading is one of those abilities that transforms a child’s life. The principal has requested that in addition to our mentoring, we provide as many sets of classroom libraries as possible.

Restoration Church Update

Restoration Church: Reston will not have an in-person worship service on Sunday. Please join us for Live Stream at 10 a.m. instead.