Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

More Jesus, More Love Revival

Ticketing and Press Kit UPdate!

Diocesan staff is excited about the opportunity to bring Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry to Washington DC the weekend of January 24-26, 2020. We’re hard at work refining the logistics involved in hosting a joyful and Spirit-filled weekend, especially the More Jesus, More Love Revival at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26 at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Southwest DC. 

As a parish leader, you need to know and share two important logistics items in order to prepare your congregation for the revival. 

  1.  The “More Jesus, More Love Revival Press Kit” 

  2.  Parish Ticketing Information 

1. More Jesus, More Love Revival Press Kit

We will be sending each parish a press kit shortly to help get the word out about the Revival to the members of their congregation. Each press kit will contain:

  • 100 color flyers for your Narthex and distribution with information about the More Jesus, More Love Revival to share with parishioners and community neighbors

  • 5 11”x17” color posters to hang in key areas of your church

  • 5 color decals for sharing

  • A hard-copy of this letter with your parish-specific code for the pre-registration ticketing 

There is also some digital press kit content available here on the webpage in the right column below the schedule, PDF files for printing and beautiful square images for sharing on social media sites, social media images for Sunday's Revival and the Friday evening Young Adults event!   

2. Advance Parish Ticketing Information (with parish-specific access codes)

We have taken great care to establish an easy-to-follow advance ticketing protocol so that as many of our parishioners can attend the More Jesus, More Love Revival as possible. Please pay close attention to the details below so that your parish doesn’t miss out. 

  • All tickets to the Revival are free but must be reserved

  • Registration for all Revival tickets will be handled online and tickets will be mailed to attendees in early January

  • Parishes will be allotted 10 tickets for every 1 convention delegate (e.g. 3 delegates = 30 tickets)

  • Each parish will receive an advance ticket registration code (see below for your code)

  • The window to reserve advance parish tickets is November 12 - December 6. After that, any tickets unspoken for will revert into the general admission pool.

  • Parish leadership is responsible for deciding how to distribute the advance ticket code to the congregation.

  • All canonically resident clergy of the diocese will receive their own ticket code so you do not need to count those who are on your staff toward your allotment.

  • General registration will open on December 7. At that time, anyone can reserve tickets for the Revival. 

Please be in touch with Daryl Lobban with any questions about ticketing or the Revival. 

We’ll continue to share important information throughout the fall to keep you updated about the Revival and to alert you about any actions you may need to take. 

Blessings, Paula
The Rev. Canon Paula E. Clark
Canon to the Ordinary


Volunteer Sign Up

In preparation for the More Jesus, More Love Revival on Sunday, January 26, 2020, we seek volunteers to serve in a variety of critical roles. From greeters and ushers to floor managers and brand ambassadors, we’re looking for folks at all levels of experience who are excited, motivated team players willing to serve in the months leading up to and on the day of the event. 

Below you’ll see brief position descriptions for the volunteer roles. Your help will be vital to the success of revival. We invite you to review the positions, sign up to serve, and share this opportunity with members of your worshipping community.  

Volunteer Role Descriptions

Acolytes – lead procession, assist with communion station setup and cleanup, assist with offering collection

Altar Guild – prepares all elements and vessels for communion, set up of altar and credence tables, and cleanup of all elements and vessels for communion

Area Captains – manage ushers in assigned areas at Arena 

“Brand” ambassadors – work with parishes to ensure event flyer is posted and information about the Revival is shared widely with congregations; work with us on rolling out our social media campaign; liaise with diocesan staff on tracking parish RSVPs for tickets

Eucharistic Ministers – set up and break down ministry stations; distribute communion

Greeters – welcome and direct guests to seating, restrooms, and concession area; at the conclusion of the service, thank guests for attending and direct them to exits. 

Ushers – direct the flow of people as they take their seats, receive communion, offer collection, and depart 

Sign up to volunteer 


Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can attend the revival? Our venue will accommodate approximately 4,200 people. Tickets will be available on a first come and lottery basis. Do you want to be sure that you will be there for the revival? Then, sign up as a volunteer! This is a wonderful opportunity to serve.

Will the venue be ADA compliant and accessible for all levels of mobility? Yes. The venue has ramped entry and we are arranging seats to provide ample space on the floor level for all ranges of mobility needs. There will be a designated family room on site for upset children needing a break and nursing mothers. 

Can I Metro to the venue? Yes, and we encourage you to use the Metro! The Congress Heights Station on the Green Line is right across the street from the venue.

Will I be able to park at the venue? There will be limited parking available, approximately a thousand spaces for everyone. We recommend that you plan to arrive via Metro, carpool from your home parish, ride in a taxi or use ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

Will there be concessions available at the venue? Concessions will not be in operation during the revival, but water stations will be available.

What can I expect security to be like at the venue? The venue will have standard event security including bag checks and pass through metal detectors. We encourage everyone to carry as little as possible.

Will there be a coat check? There will not be a coat check at the venue. Please select a jacket understanding you will have it with you at your seat.

Will the revival be simulcast? Yes, the revival will be simulcast for those not able to attend at the venue.

Is the revival a Eucharistic service? Yes, we will celebrate the Eucharist.

Do we want guests who are not Episcopalians? Yes! Yes! Yes! We are gathering as an Episcopal family and want as many people who are not Episcopalians or Christians to join us. We encourage everyone attending to bring a friend who needs to hear the Gospel message and experience Christ's love in the church.