More Jesus, More Love
September 26, 2019
Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘'Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’'
Dear Friends of the Diocese of Washington,
I am thrilled to call our diocese together for a weekend of spiritual rededication and renewal January 24-26, 2020, culminating in a public revival with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Sunday, January 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC.
The theme for the weekend and for the revival itself is More Jesus: More Love, a reminder that only as we draw closer to Jesus can we grow in our capacity to love as Jesus loves. Plans are underway now for a series of events to help us individually and as communities of faith to take our next steps toward Christ and follow in his way of love. They include a Friday evening event for young adults to meet with Presiding Bishop Curry on January 24; our annual Diocesan Convention at Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, January 25 with Presiding Bishop Curry preaching; an overnight that evening for diocesan youth; a pilgrimage through Southeast Washington the morning of January 26; and Sunday afternoon’s revival service.
The revival is not for ourselves alone, but for those we will invite to join us for a service of uplifting music, personal testimony, the Presiding Bishop’s word to us, and Holy Eucharist. The Entertainment and Sports Arena seats over 4,000 people, and we will live stream the event around the diocese and throughout the world. It will be fully bi-lingual, multicultural, and focused on reaching rising generations.
The revival weekend will also mark the official launch of our strategic vision for the next five years. Mark your calendars now. Please pray for us all as we prepare ourselves for all the weekend represents. Pray, too, for those you might invite to join you for the revival, so they may experience more of Jesus and the power of his love.
We’re gathering names of those who already know that they’d like to help provide hospitality for the 4,000 gathered on Sunday afternoon. If you are among them, click here.