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Christian Media Critic Ted Baehr to Speak in Ashburn
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Convoy of Hope Arrives in Leesburg September 13th
|Ted Baehr is Founder and Publisher of Movieguide® as well as a noted critic, educator, lecturer, and media pundit. He has been a featured guest on Oprah, Hannity and Colmes, CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight. His opinions have been featured in major newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, L.A. Times, Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter, and U.S. News and World Report.|
Monday, October 6, 2014
7:30 to 9:00 PM
Loudoun County School Administration Building,
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
“He who controls the media controls the culture”
Pastors and ministries leaders raved about Dr. Ted Baehr’s address to the Shepherds Table luncheon in Leesburg this past May. Baehr, author of “How to Succeed in Hollywood Without Losing Your Soul," spoke about society’s “divorce from moral standards,” which he attributed to a lack of moral content in cinema and television. He returns to address the public at a “Back to School Briefing” produced by the Ronald Reagan Lecture Series in Ashburn.
Hollywood influences the culture – but we can influence Hollywood! Christian Media Critic Ted Baehr will encourage and challenge us about how we can influence Hollywood and how Hollywood can be a force for good rather than ill at a free briefing Monday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm at the Loudoun County School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA.
“He who controls the media controls the culture” summarizes Ted Baehr. Our challenge is how to reform the influence of the mass media of entertainment on our children and society. The media, for good and for ill, is the primary teacher of our youth. There is hope though – we can learn to be media-wise, and the entertainment industry can be turned toward the good, the true, and the beautiful. This lecture enables you to teach children to be media-wise, to understand the wide influence of the mass media, and to show you how to rescue the industry.
Ted Baehr is Founder and Publisher of Movieguide® as well as a noted critic, educator, lecturer, and media pundit. His publication Movieguide offers in-depth analyses of current movies from a biblical perspective via TV, radio, print, Internet and mobile applications. Not only are issues of violence, sex and profanity directly addressed, Movieguide digs deeply into the moral statements and worldviews of the movies, videos and television programs it reviews.
Ted was president of the organization that produced The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe for CBS-TV in 1980, boasting 37 million viewers and winning an Emmy Award. Ted is also Chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC), a non-profit organization dedicated to redeeming the values of the mass media of entertainment by influencing the entertainment industry and by informing and equipping the general public of the impact that the mass media has on its audiences. The CFTVC is the only active liaison between studio executives and the general public for issues of family entertainment and faith.
Note: The Ronald Reagan Lecture Series is a nonpartisan, 501(c) (3) nonprofit educational organization, subject to the same rules and regulations as churches.
From South or West, take Belmont Ridge Road, turn east on Broadlands Blvd and left on Education Court. From East or North, take Claiborne Parkway, turn west on Broadlands Blvd, right on Education Court. The red brick building is visible and accessible from the Greenway Toll Road going south on either Belmont Ridge or Claiborne Parkway.
|Hope Starts Here in your city, your community, your neighborhood. The Convoy of Hope event is just the beginning of a long-lasting movement that has the power to transform people’s lives, inspire compassion and service, and bring people and organizations together like never before. This is a collaborative effort to bring hope to a city through free groceries, health screenings, job services, family portraits, haircuts, prayer, activities for children and more. |Thousands Expected to Attend Saturday’s Celebration
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Local Credit Union Supports Neighborhood Food Pantry
I have often envisioned all 150 churches in Loudoun working in unison for the greater glory of God and operating through His will. Everyone would have a powerful desire to serve God, model Jesus’ teaching and provide an example to others so that they can serve God too! Through hard work and commitment each individual would supply an added measure of determination, skill and teamwork for glorifying God.
Convoy of Hope will stop in Leesburg on Saturday, September 13, at Shenandoah Building to provide a day of free food, goods and services. The community celebration is one of dozens Convoy of Hope will host in 2014 throughout the United States. In 2013, more than 118,000 guests attended the $50-million tour at stops around the country.
A free Leesburg community event offering $1 million in free goods and services including more than 35,000 pounds of groceries, dental check-ups, family portraits, brown bag lunch, haircuts, health services, job and career services, a “Kids Zone” with carnival games, inflatables and live entertainment and more. Prayer & spiritual care from local churches will be available. While supplies last—all are welcome. No I.D. required.
Provides an opportunity for more than 1,000 local community volunteers to share hope and tangible help with thousands of their neighbors in a spirit of honor and dignity.
The community of Leesburg, including numerous local businesses, organizations, churches and Convoy of Hope. Convoy of Hope, a faith based organization is also working with the Plum Organics at the outreach. Plum Organics will distribute organic food specifically created for babies, toddlers and school-aged children. All goods and services are free.
The Convoy is a collaborative effort among community churches, business, civic organizations, and local families to bring hope and emergency support to this community. This All-Volunteer event mobilizes residents to serve and make a difference in their community. Strong participation and collaboration by local organizations are crucial to the success of this event. Through this collaborative effort we do together what no one organization could do alone.
Saturday, September 13 - Gates open at 10 a.m. (rain or shine) until supplies are exhausted.
102 Heritage Way NE
Leesburg, VA 20176
Learn more about the outreach by visiting http://www.convoyofhope.org/leesburg
or contact Bill Peterson at 703-424-4046.
About Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope, a faith based organization founded in 1994, has a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. In the last 20 years, Convoy of Hope has served more than 65 million people. For more information please visit http://www.convoyofhope.org
Anyone wishing to volunteer can attend a Volunteer Rally at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Cornerstone Chapel, 742 Miller Drive SE, Leesburg, VA. No preregistration is required.
Areas for Volunteers:
• Shoes for Children- At this station families with children will receive free shoes.
• Kid Zone - This will be station for children to be dropped off at while their parents will go to the other tents and areas of the site.
• The Connections tent will be a place for our church to get connected with people in the community by having face to face conversations
• Family Portraits - Families can have their pictures taken for albums here.
• Grocery Handout - Our goal is for every family to leave with at least 2 bags of groceries.
• Hair Cuts - We are in need of hairstylists/barber for this tent. There is more to help out here than just cutting hair, so if you would like to bless a family with a free haircut, you can volunteer in this tent.
• Health Services - We are in need of doctors for this area. You can also help by assisting clinicians in this area.
• Intercessory Prayer - We are in need of people to pray for this event as it goes forward. If you would like to assist in this area, you will be praying for the event in the times leading up to it, as well as praying for this event as it goes on.
The Worship Center
Chapel Springs AG
Christian Fellowship Church
Downtown Baptist Church
Faithway Baptist Church
Free Life Church
Heritage Baptist Church
Jubilee Christian Center
Leesburg Community Church
Leesburg Church of the Nazarene
McLean Bible Church - Loudoun
Oak Grove Baptist Church
Western Loudoun Community Church
Word of Life – Ashburn
Business & Engineering Systems Corporation
Whisper to Roar Promotions
Fort America, Inc.
Fort America Business Solutions
Capital Party Rentals
Anita's Mexican Restaurant
Leesburg Fire Department
Red Box Dumpster Rentals
Carlyle & Anderson
Area Agency on Aging
Citizens Support Team / D.A.R.E.
Good Shepherd Alliance
Loudoun Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers of America
Loudoun County MH/SA/DS
Care Connection for Children
Partnership for Healthier Kids
Anthem Health Keeper’s Plus
1st Choice Women's Health Center
Loudoun Literacy Council
Loudoun Interfaith Relief
Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing
Loudoun County Health Department
Town of Leesburg - Parks and Rec
Loudoun Free Clinic
|Northwest Federal Credit Union employees and LINK Board Members team up to provide groceries to needy families in western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun communities. "Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Photo courtesy Northwest Federal Credit Union.|Six-ton Challenge is Ten-ton Success: Northwest Federal’s first Summertime Food Drive far exceeds expectations.
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Knowing that the need for food donations is critical during summer months, Northwest Federal Credit Union and its Foundation raised the bar for their first Summertime Food Drive: 12,000 pounds – or six tons – of non-perishable food items. The Credit Union announced it had exceeded its goal by 62 percent: 19,388 pounds in food and donations were collected … nearly 10 tons!
“That’s a lot of spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, canned juice and cereal,” said Chris McDonald, President/CEO of Northwest Federal. “We knew 12,000 pounds was a substantial goal – much larger than any we’ve set before. But our staff, members and friends in the community really stepped up to the challenge. What a difference their efforts will make in helping to feed those in need.”
The recipient of the food and money donations is LINK
, Inc., an organization providing emergency food to people living throughout many Northern Virginia communities. During the summer, LINK’s donations run low and shelves thin out as the need for assistance spikes without school resources to help local families feed their children.
“With these donations, hundreds of families will be grateful recipients of your efforts in our community,” said Lisa Lombardozzi, LINK President. “LINK is certainly grateful and feeling pretty downright special right now. Thank you!”
McDonald announced the food drive results and presented the donations to LINK at a special event on Aug. 25, where he credited Northwest Federal staff for its tireless enthusiasm and key role in the food drive’s success. “This was a real team effort – and no doubt one of the largest, most successful food drives in Northern Virginia,” he said.
The challenge concluded with a presentation of awards to the employee teams who collected the most donations, then the employee volunteers loading a truck with food items and delivering them to LINK.
Bob Ashdown, LINK Food Pantry Manager said, ”The NWFCU crew unloaded about half of the box truck at our pantry in Herndon. They formed a line, passing boxes into the pantry. Several others unloaded the boxes and shelved the food. The rest of us drove to Christ the Redeemer Church where LINK has long term storage. Receiving over 19,000 pounds of food and presenting LINK with a check for $7,500 was fantastic. We will look forward to next year’s food drive!”
“Thousands and thousands of pounds of food on top of the $7,500 donation – it is simply A-MAZ-ING,” said Lombardozzi.
About Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation
Northwest Federal Credit Union, established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 50 credit unions in the nation.
The Foundation was established in 2004 to promote and manage Northwest Federal Credit Union’s philanthropic activities. The mission of Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation is to strengthen our community through our scholarship, mentoring and youth outreach programs. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent permissible by law for those who itemize deductions. For more information, visit http://www.nwfcufoundation.org
Established in 1972, LINK is one of the legacy “all volunteer” emergency support organizations in Northern Virginia. LINK provides emergency food assistance by request on a daily basis and hosts holiday grocery distribution programs during Thanksgiving and Christmas. The organization is comprised of 18 member churches (consisting of Baptist, Brethren, and Catholic, Episcopal, Fellowship, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian and non-denominational churches) in Herndon, Chantilly, Sterling, and Potomac Falls united in a common cause to provide support to needy families 52 weeks a year.