The Corridor: February 2007

The Corridor

We are a church community committed to having an incarnational presence in the Washington/Baltimore Corridor.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


What is ONE?
ONE is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans - ONE by ONE - to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. The ONE Campaign is engaging Americans through a diverse coalition of faith-based and anti-poverty organizers to show the steps people can take, ONE by ONE, to fight global AIDS and poverty

What is the goal of the ONE campaign?
The ONE Campaign seeks to give Americans a voice, to ring church bells and cell phones, on campuses and in coffee shops, for an historic pact to fight the global AIDS emergency and end extreme poverty. We believe that allocating an additional ONE percent of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food, would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation of the poorest countries.

Why should the Corridor get involved?
ONE of the desires we have in the Corridor is to partner with others in an incarnational way on issues that should concern us as disciples of Jesus Christ. Issues of extreme poverty and AIDS world wide should compel us to want to take action like the Good Samaritan did when he saw his neighbor wounded along the road. Counting yourself as ONE is only one small way of helping and I hope that we will do much more; but this is a step and our combined voice as ONE on this issue can make a difference.

If you want to count yourself as ONE and add your voice to those who desire to make extreme poverty history in the world then go to and add your name to the list.

Thank you,

Monday, February 05, 2007

Fist Bump is Out !?!?

One thing I learned from the Super Bowl is that the “fist bump” is out. This saddened me deeply to hear because this is my primary way of greeting my brothers and sisters (with a holy fist bump) and saying hello.

Of course the new alternative to the fist bump looks fun, a hard slap to the face; done in love of course. I have tried this out some (I tried it on Gordon when we said goodbye after the Super Bowl party), but this new greeting has not been received well.

One of our goals of our church plant is to be culturally relative so perhaps it would be best to keep up with the times and go with the face slap greeting. At the same time, maybe we should stick with the old school fist bump like the ancients used and like the Apostles of the early church.

What do you think?

Superbowl Night

Hi everyone!

We sure enjoyed sharing the superbowl with those of you who made it! We missed all of you who didn't and hope you are feeling well today. We have some fun photos of the time together - hope you have time to check them out. There is a folder for them at snapfish. I will send you all an invite to view them! Let me know if you don't get an invite so I can try again.

Thanks for the tasty food, great fellowship and fun. We love you all.