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PHOTOS: Perry Hall Church Holds Ravens Rally After Service

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At least one local Ravens rally got religion Sunday morning. 

Perry Hall United Methodist Church at 9515 Belair Rd. showed its support for the Baltimore Ravens in their Super Bowl battle against the 49ers. 

Immediately after the 9:30 a.m. service, around 10:30 a.m., a crowd of purple-clad churchgoers gathered on the church's front steps.

Load your photos from the rally and other local Ravens celebrations to the above gallery. How are you celebrating the Super Bowl? Tell us in the comments. 

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Gregg Roberts February 03, 2013 at 11:58 AM
I'm not super religious but this has got to be sacrilege in pure form. I remember when Baltimore got a Canadian Football League team that played at Memorial Stadium. Baltimore fans said they didn't care it wasn't NFL and they would support the team with all their heart and soul. That team one the Canadian equivalent of the Super Bowl. The same year Baltimore got an NFL team and told the Canadians they had a month to vacate. I could see gathering at a church to repent for our collective lies and disloyalty to that team. I'll be rooting for the Ravens but a part of me hopes they don't win just to prove that Heaven isn't concerned with who wins a football game and would rather people pray about social injustices not trivial games where everyone makes millions regardless of who wins.
Tony Schramm February 03, 2013 at 05:31 PM
We are so blessed to have the support of Perry Hall Patch! I was standing in the back of church speaking to Pastor Vic as service wound down, and a young man with a video camera and tripod walks in the back door, shakes my hand, and tells me he is from Fox 45 News, and found out about our rally on Perry Hall Patch. He came outside and videoed our crowd cheering and waving to the many cars that honked as they went by on Belair Road. Then he came indoors and chatted with several of our members on-camera. The reporters presence, and knowing that he found us as a result of your wonderful local news site, just added to our enthusiasm! Thank you again for being there and keeping our community informed.
BmoreBobRob February 03, 2013 at 08:11 PM
I think it is awesome and gives everyone a sense of cummunity and something to rally around. I go to St. Joe's and I guess the priest was a big Raven fan since around Advent he wore a special purple robe.
Daniel Kalendek February 03, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Being part of the praise band of this church, I find your lack of faith disturbing (with apologies to Darth Vader). First off, only a minority of fans didn't care if it wasn't the NFL in Baltimore, me being part of them. I was still peeved over the non-support we had shown the Colts in their last few years in town. Secondly, I do remember not only seeing, but handling the Grey Cup, which the Baltimore Stallions had won as champs of the CFL. Thirdly, we are getting into younger generations who no only have no knowledge of the Colts in Baltimore, but none of the Stallions here also, yet they show youthful enthusiasm in support of the NFL team. This is from someone who remembers when the Jets kicked the Colts rears in Super Bowl III, which I believe was the first official numbered Super Bowl.
Gregg Roberts February 05, 2013 at 12:11 PM
Don't get me wrong. It's your right to worship as you choose. This is America. I respect your guys opinions on the matter. I respectfully disagree. I simply don't believe it is very tasteful. It isn't my ''lack of faith'' as it is referred to above because I have plenty of faith that makes me not respond well to this whole idea. I pointed out that I am not a fundamentalist , i.e. do not object because of some strict religious interpretation. Just on a very simple level it seems that a church should bring people together not on their terms but on God's terms. Now I'll confess, I support our team but consider their paycheck sufficient show of support. You won't find me attending any rallies. That's just me. But when we rearrange religion to suit our interests perhaps it is better we just leave religion out of it all together. I would image a church would pray that the hearts of the players might turn towards God. That they might give of their riches to the poor , that fans may not confuse team loyalty with idol worship. I have a strong conviction that God, who I dare not speak for, is concerned with so many things in this world but that list does not include football. Would there be such an enthusiastic rally at Perry Hall Methodist for a more noble cause? I often drive past and see signs about folk music concerts, etc. It just seems so far off the mark in such a hurting world I didn't want to dampen your fun
Gregg Roberts February 05, 2013 at 12:12 PM
In other words, religion should help us taken an interest in what God is interest in, not force God to be interested in trivial things that interest us.

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