In case you need some motivation to register or to get through that last push, we are excited to announce that for every mile logged on our mileage tracker by the end of the month, Outreach for Hope will receive a $1 donation.
Additionally, we will be holding four drawings based on participation for all registrants (even those who register for free, as a 'Friend of Outreach for Hope"):
DRAWING #1: Two $50 gift certificates from biking or running stores ($100 total value). Open to all registrants who have logged at least one ride, run or walk on the mileage tracker, AND raised $25 or more (not including registration fee, self-donations or donations made directly to your team).
DRAWING #2: Two $50 gift certificates from biking or running stores ($100 total value). Open to all first-time registrants.
DRAWING #3: One pair of Apple Airpods ($160 value). Open to all registrants who successfully solicit donations from five or more different donors (not including registration fee, self-donations or donations made directly to your team).
DRAWING #4: One official OFH bike jersey in Medium or XL ($100 value). Open to all registrants who submit a photo of themselves in a 2020 RRW T-shirt to email@example.com to be included in a slideshow or collage documenting this year's event. Submit as many photos as you like, but there will be only one entry per participant or family.
We will select and announce the names of our four winners via Zoom at our official 2020 Ride/Run/Walk celebration on October 14 at 7 pm (please note that you don't need to be present to win). Join us for a night of virtual fellowship as we look back on this year's event, reveal our fundraising totals, and hear from ministry partners!
A testimonial from long-time Outreach For Hope supporter and Bike Ride participant, Randy Sikkema:
“And what does God require of me? To do justice, to love kindness and to walk [ride and run] humbly with my God.” (Micah 6:8)
Feeling tired lately? Feeling down because of everything going on in 2020? You may think, “I’m tired, I’m low… and you want me to exercise?!”
Yes, I do! Research shows exercise improves fatigue and clears the mind. And by registering for the Outreach for Hope Ride/Run/Walk, you can make a difference at the same time.
All funds collected through the event are distributed via a grant process to ministry partners including food pantries, programs for youth, medical clinics, job training and educational programs, and much more. These programs are centers of Hope in communities challenged by poverty in Southeastern Wisconsin. Our caring has allowed us to support many different ministries last year, and our hope is to expand to even more in the future.
Being focused on helping others gives us direction and purpose. It keeps us on the path that we will ride, walk or run to a better life for so many. We are all in this together, and we must be united to support vibrant, life-changing opportunities in communities struggling from economic inequalities.
So please, pray and take time with your congregation to join us in riding, running and walking... with friends old and new, to improve your own health and fitness, at the same time supporting for Outreach for Hope to provide for those in need!
OUTREACH FOR HOPE SUNDAY
Sunday, September 27, 2020 has been designated as the first-ever Outreach for Hope Sunday in the Greater Milwaukee Synod! Outreach for Hope is a partner of the Greater Milwaukee Synod that provides financial support to ministries serving with low-income urban neighborhoods across Southeast Wisconsin.
Congregations are invited to mark this Sunday in their worship and communications using materials that will be available on the Outreach for Hope Sunday event webpage starting next week, including:
A written prayer
A temple talk video from our executive director, Rev. Chris Manke
A link to our Ministry Spotlight videos(congregations are encouraged to share one or more with their members in their worship, e-newsletter or social media)
Digital slides for use in presentations and online worships
Graphics and copy for advertising Outreach for Hope Sunday in your congregation's newsletter and social media
Outreach for Hope’s Executive Director, Rev. Chris Manke, recorded the Gospel reading and sermon for the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s digital worship for Sunday, September 13. In case you missed it, you can watch the full worship video now on YouTube or Facebook!