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REVIVE 2009 'We spread the word of God' - Herald-Mail
SLOW DOWN! WE HAVE RULES HERE!Slow down! We have rules here! - Herald-Mail
HERALD-MAIL ARTICLEOur thanks to Marlo Barnhart for the recent article printed in the Herald-Mail. Also thanks to Erick Gibson, the photographer that visted us as well and took the photo. The article is below:
Right Choice appeals to teens - Herald-Mail
RCM'S ULTIMATE SPORT'S CHALLENGE!!!
Come join us at the farm for a day of volleyball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, and tug of war. We'll end the day's activities with a camp fire and smores. All we ask is that you bring a snack to share and dress warm for the weather. Even if you're not a sport's nut, come and cheer your team on!
Come and have fun, good food and fellowship.
Any questions call Sue or Winston Herbst
301-797-8157 (rsvp please!!!!)
UPCOMING EVENTS AT RCMWe are releasing our project to the media in a press conference on the farm to be held on Thursday, June 22nd at 10:00AM. We are inviting all of our youth and their parents to attend and be a part of the conference as well as all local churches and media. More information on this event is provided in the link above.
Also, be prepared for an all-out Water Wars battle to be held during our regular RCM hours on Saturday, June 17th. This is your warning, you WILL get wet. Please dress for this RCM session accordingly.
And finally, we once again remind you of our Six Flags America trip on Wednesday, June 21st. Anyone who has signed up for this event needs to have their money in BEFORE we leave. We also have extra tickets and the availability to provide more tickets. Once again, it's 25 dollars per person. Please contact Ryan at 301.797.8157 for more information.
RCM WORKDAYIn need of service hours? Want to extend a helping hand back to RCM?
You are invited to attend a small workday on Saturday, June 3rd to help put things back in order starting at 2:00PM and running until 6:00PM in time for our normal RCM sessions.
Unfortunately, due to the absence of using the Shed, and also due to a broken window, which allowed the birds less than friendly access to the shed, we need to put things back together.
This day will entail going through everything in the shed to see what stays and what goes. As well as moving it all out for a thorough power spraying and deep cleaning to get rid of unwanted bird remains.
We may also need to make a short return trip to the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren to retrieve our Ping Pong Table and Air Hockey Table, as well as the remaining board games and smaller activities.
We encourage you to come and be a part of this day to help us put things back together and be able to enjoy the center in a better condition for the summer.
If you would like service hours as well for this activity please bring in your paperwork along with you on the day of the event and we will be happy to add to your community service.
RCM HAS RETURNEDProblems that were keeping us from using the facilities of the RCM Farm have been straightened out and we are back as of today.
Please be advised that this first RCM on Saturday, May 20th will be a partial workday to help reorganize things and get them situated to be used in the upcoming weeks. We will also need to move some of our equipment back from the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren and get it situated into the Shed.
We thank you for your continued attendance and hope that you will join us for this event to help situate things and enjoy the first day back on the grounds of the farm.
Thanks in advance for your assistance in this event.
We would also like to extend a large thank you to the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren for housing us for the past couple months to continue our effort as a center. We would not be where we are today without the continued support of local churches and organizations. Thank you.
WINSTON AND SUSAN RETURNThat's right. They've finally returned, after a long 2-month trip to Boston to allow Winston to receive a new liver, Winston and Susan have returned home to Hagerstown.
They came home and were able to surprise youth attending this past RCM with an unexpected entry partway through the evening.
Winston is doing quite well, now that he has returned home. The recovery effort after surgery has been coming along smoothly and he continues to take it easy now in his own home.
This couldn't have been done without the help and prayers of everyone out there with RCM and local churches and families. Our family here extends a very large thank you to all of you that were able to take some time to pray for his recovery, as well as the cards and letters that came pouring in.
Please feel free to call and/or visit Winston as he is doing well.
RCM SIX FLAGS TRIP SCHEDULEDThat's right, we're planning a Six Flags trip for RCM on Wednesday, June 21 at Six Flags Baltimore/DC. Please join us for this awesome all-day Adventure.
Please sign up for this event soon! There is a deadline of May 10 because Six Flags is offering a nice group discount for groups of 15 or more as long as we submit the request for tickets by Mid-May. This discount is more than 60% off of a regular ticket price!
We at RCM are asking for only 25 dollars per person to cover the ticket cost at the gate, as well as fuel and food expenses. Any additional money for in-park food, games, or merchandise for the child should be given and held in the child's care at the parent's discretion.
Meeting times and arrival times on the day of the event are still to be annouced.
Please contact Ryan at RCM at 301.797.8157 for further details of this trip and to sign up your child for the event. Any parents wishing to participate in the trip and to help chaperone or provide additional resources for the event are welcome and are also asked to call to make arrangements.
RCM Event Staff
WINSTON GETS A NEW LIVEROne week after making the trip to Boston to begin the wait for a new liver, we get the call that one has become available. The call came late on Wednesday, March 29th and Winston was sent into surgery on Thursday, March 30th.
During this surgery, Winston did suffer some complications. An unknown internal bleeding problem, made it hard for the doctors to finish the operation. Stopping mid-way after connecting only parts of the liver, because the bleeding made it impossible to finish the job. They put packing into apply pressure and iced him down for a day to stop the bleeding.
The bleeding finally stopped on Friday morning, March 31st. But they still wanted to give him the day to rest and try to make sure it's fully clotted. Luckily the liver is connected enough to where it seems to be taking okay.
Saturday, April 1 he needs to go back into surgery to complete the operation. This operation went smoothly. No complications like the first and everything got completed that needed to be done.
One week later, Winston seems to be doing just fine. The fluid that builds up in your body after a surgery like this is subsiding as normal and the liver is showing no signs of rejection. Most excellent news.
The staff and participants of RCM wish Winston a speedy recovery back to the normal life and hope his return comes soon.
SITE GOES LIVE!Welcome to the new RCM website. Today the new site has gone live and ready for you to be a part of the new and exciting things going on at Right Choice Ministries.
Our administrators hope you enjoy the new look of the site and hope to see you attend our scheduled events.
A huge thanks goes out to Jeremy Bohner, a good friend and owner of GoCreativ, who designed the look of the banner and upper-left design of the website, as well as our logo and T-shirt designs. Thanks again, Jeremy, for all of your hard work and effort!