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October 14, 2011 1 comment

“This day will inspire someone in the crowd, who, for the first time in their life, will believe they can make a difference.”

Several weeks after the rally, Monica Seitz came across the event program, and those words jumped off the page.

She was that someone. Or one of many. She set out to plan a rally that would continue locally what Glenn Beck started in Israel–Restoring Courage.

On Saturday, October 15, as progressives on Wall Street and across the country “occupy” space to whine about what they themselves could work for, other Americans will be standing for what is good–Advancing Courage.

Glenn Beck has said, “America is great, because America is good.”

The event, organized by Monica Seitz, is 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Summit Grove Camp and Conference Center 140 South Front Street, New Freedom, PA, 17349.

11:00 AM Visit the Village of Tents and learn God’s secrets given to the Jews for a more successful life. Try Israeli dancing. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy the vendor’s food.

12:00 PM Hear The Chapelmen perform.

1:00 PM Pep rally with Ron Cohen. Hear Ken Gibson speak about the blessing of York. Hear the York County Gospel Choir perform.

2:40 PM Hear Andrew Tome speak, lead in small group prayer. Hear more from the York County Gospel Choir.

4:00 PM Hear Michael Wickham share an overview of the Arab-Israeli history. Take part in small group and corporate prayer around a Middle Eastern ground map.



April 29, 2011 1 comment


April 29, 2011 1 comment


April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

ONE MONTH FROM NOW, we will come together under the stadium lights at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, Pennsylvania, to enjoy a Memorial Day Weekend Friday evening of entertainment, patriotism, music by American Idol Phil Stacey, and a finale to remember at the Advancing Honor Rally on 5-27-11.

Let me give you a challenge. Find at least one more family to invite to sit with you that night.

We want to make a statement for what is good in this world.

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Free event open to the public.


April 21, 2011 Leave a comment



WHAT: Press Conference for the Advancing Honor Rally

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 2011, 9:00 AM

WHERE: Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, 245 Saint Charles Way, York, PA 17402


Rep. Eugene Depasquale, Democrat-95th

Ryan Sanders, Democrat-2010 candidate for US Congress, Small business owner

Andrew Tome, Tea party leader, Primary organizer of the event

Sandra Thompson, President of NAACP-York PA branch

Andrew Tome will share the vision of the event in May, what it means for our community, and will release new information to the public, including details about a Family Fest preceding the rally and special activities happening inside the stadium after the gates open to the time the rally begins.

Each of the above mentioned participants will share why they are standing on 5-27-11 at the Advancing Honor Rally.

At a time when our country is as divided as it is, there are still some individuals from different walks of life and political persuasions, who are willing to look for the best in people and stand together for what really matters in life. That is the epitome of the Advancing Honor Rally on 5-27-11.

Here are the details of the event in May…

Advancing Honor Rally

Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27, 2011

7:30 PM-9:00 PM, Gates Open at 6:30 PM

Free Event at Sovereign Bank Stadium, 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA 17401

Phil Stacey will be performing. Phil Stacey is an American Idol Finalist, toured with Michael W. Smith.

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April 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Yes, the tea party and NAACP, democrats and republicans are all participating in the same rally, the Advancing Honor Rally on 5-27-11, along with the entire community that might not belong to any of those interests, but simply wants to enjoy a special Memorial Day Weekend event featuring American Idol Finalist Phil Stacey at Sovereign Bank Stadium in York, Pennsylvania.

How will this work? What does this mean?

First–what it does NOT mean–it does not mean the tea party, NAACP, democrats, and republicans are going to find some way to water down their belief system just enough to compromise what they stand for politically.

I am not one who feels we have to kiss the feet of opposition to get them to like us; that is not the goal here. By the way, want a simple approach to life? Love everyone, speak the truth to everyone, don’t try to convince everyone, get along with almost everyone (Eph. 4:15-16).

As we bring together people from different walks of life, we all have been quick to point out that we fundamentally disagree on the issues to solve our political problems, but that this event has a specific purpose that we are capable of showing respect and looking at other people as human beings. It is more about a reflection of us as human beings.

This rally is obviously different than a traditional rally, because we are including family entertainment. The goal is that as we point out our different labels now, along with the message that we are coming together as moms and dads, families, and Americans for one night, that we have a program lined up (i.e. the message and music) that appeals to a general audience.

It is not so hard to believe how the tea party and NAACP could participate in the same rally when you understand that people are more important than politics and those people are willing to leave their labels at home and bring their families to an inspirational event that benefits everyone.

We advance honor, not through a particular political agenda, but in how we live our lives.

Two more servants of civility

Tea party, NAACP seek common ground


March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Sitting at dinner, a friend told me something I have not forgotten and use as inspiration for what I have stepped out to do. They asked, “When you lie down for bed that evening, when the rally is over, what will be going through your mind?”

Every time I think of that, I think about what I want to feel and know to be true at the end of the day…

that I did my best

that I had fun

that throughout the entire process, I took time from the stress of the planning to focus on the spirit of the purpose

that I allowed God to use something of mine to accomplish something for Him

that I said everything I was meant to say for the sake of that one person in the crowd who was meant to hear it

that I made the most of the opportunity to advance what I experienced on 8-28

I want everyone involved with the planning to feel the spirit of the Advancing Honor Rally.

Always remember why you are doing something, and you will do it right. It may require that you pledge to your cause your life, your fortune and your sacred honor, the epitome of 5-27.

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