YOU’RE INVITED: The Collegios and Moores will be among the Redeemerites attending Trinity Forum’s “Evening Conversation with David Brooks,” the N.Y. Times columnist, on Mon., April 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW (Metro Center stop). It’s the biggest Trinity Forum event ever; 300 people registered the first day. David is out this week with a new book, “The Road to Character.” Register here. http://bit.ly/1aEIJ8W
With Jonathan’s help, Politico interviewed David on Friday. This passage will appear in Mike’s Playbook this week; here’s a sneak peek.. Brooks thanks Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, in the acknowledgments of “The Road to Character.” Mike asked David what he learned from Keller:
“Sin. I learned about sin from Tim. … [T]here’s a lot of personal counseling … I’ve met with him several times and he just helped me through things. … I’m trying to communicate some old concepts to a modern audience, and so that’s what he does. He has a church in New York, and his congregation — they’re investment bankers. I’ve been there a few times. They’re modern New Yorkers, and some of the concepts are pretty harsh to them.
NEXT Sunday, April 19: Visitors are invited to have a lunch following service at an area member’s home. Whether it’s your first time, seventh time, or you have been coming for months, we invite you to come talk with our pastors and meet other church members. Please RSVP to Jen (firstname.lastname@example.org).
REGISTRATION CLOSES TUESDAY for Redeemer Spring Retreat: On April 24-26, we’ll be at Capon Springs, W.Va. for our annual retreat. We are looking forward to this time together. Retreat details and registration info on Redeemer website.
–Assist Pregnancy Center’s Walk/Run/Ride: On April 18, the Icardis and Adams will be participating the Assist Pregnancy Center’s fundraiser! To learn more about supporting the Icardis and the Adams, see Mike’s post on the City.
SERVANT SHOUTOUT, by Jackie Black: Church is more than a Sunday morning, when the community invests and grows together. Greg recognizes the value of community as well as Sunday service. Greg leads a community group in the Courthouse area. Greg organizes and provides opportunities for his community to grow, serve, or eat together!
However his serving does not stop there: Greg also assists with opening and closing the church building on Sunday mornings, or serves on the worship team. Greg also plays acoustic or electric guitar as needed on Sundays. He arrives early and stays late to help for Sunday service or other church events such as the church lunches or our Good Friday service. Thank you, Greg for serving in multiple ways!
–Serving in silence? Do you see someone faithfully serving, silently? Please let me know at email@example.com so we can shout it out!