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500Forward


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500Forward


It's Still All About Jesus

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

It's not often we get the chance to experience the 500th anniversary of something--so let's celebrate!

500Forward has potential to proclaim the Gospel in a powerful way while gathering the abundance of gifts and abilities from Houston area churches to bring glory to God.

We hope you'll come celebrate this special occasion at the 500Forward Festival and Concert!

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Location


Location


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500Forward Festival

October 28, 2017 // 10 am - 3 pm

St. Mark Lutheran Church

1515 Hillendahl

Houston, Texas 77055

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500Forward Concert

October 29, 2017 // 2:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church

800 Houston Avenue

Houston, Texas 77007

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Festival


Festival


PRESENTATIONS

Enjoy music from the Lutheran area Mass Choir, band and handbell performances along with a special performance by the Houston Lutheran Chorale.

WORSHIP

Brief worship services, to be held in the St. Mark sanctuary, will allow festival goers to observe a wide range of worship styles. For example, one church may demonstrate how it chants the traditional liturgy, while another may present its guitar led worship offerings. The goal of this effort is to allow Lutherans to learn about other approaches to proclaiming the Gospel through worship arts.

ACtivities

Reformation-themed children’s activities will include interactive stations with science experiments, fun gadgets, and hands-on learning.

Booths

We are pleased to have representatives from Camp Lone Star, LCMS Ministry to the Armed forces, LWML, Lutheran Hour Ministries, Lutheran Church Charities - Comfort Dog Ministries, Lutheran Education Association of Houston and Hospital Chaplaincy services.

FOOD

Local food vendors will offer refreshments for those attending the 500Forward event. Congregations are also welcome to sell food and consider donating proceeds toward the 500Forward Challenge.

Contests

Check out the 500Forward contests and see submission deadlines here! Contest winners will be displayed or asked to perform at the 500Forward Festival.

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Concert


Concert


500Forward CONCERT

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Houston will host a concert to highlight the musical heritage of the Lutheran church over the centuries and close out the 500Forward celebration. During this concert, the results of the 500Forward Challenge will be presented to the Lord as part of the offering.

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Challenge


Challenge


500Forward Challenge

There is a great need for mission efforts in the Houston area. In order to help these mission efforts form, each congregation in the Houston area is being invited to donate at least $500 toward the 500Forward Challenge with an ultimate goal of raising $50,000 by October 31, 2017.

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Support


Support


Support

Help us put together an amazing festival! Every donation made will assist in covering all the expenses of this fun-filled event.
Questions? Contact Jeri Barthel: 713 417 9520 or jbarthel@ozrcpas.com

Please send donations to:
500Forward Festival
c/o Jeri Barthel
9614 Lark Meadow Dr.
Houston, Texas 77040

Promote - Click here to download

Download the 500Forward Media Kit to promote this event in your congregation! Kit includes a poster, bulletin inserts, screen graphics, web graphics and more.